1. Milano Bakery & Cafe5268 Buford Hwy NE, #C, Doraville
2. Taco Pete2957 Main St, East Point
3. Ssam Burger2072 Defoors Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta
4. The Elder Tree Public House469 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta
5. The Vortex438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta
6. Burger Joy371 Boulevard SE, Atlanta
7. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q1238 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta
This Buford Highway bakery and cafe serves up delectable breakfast/lunch items like smoothies, egg sammies, and their famous Bibimbap Burger, which comes with chili sauce and a fried egg.
This little East Point stand slings meat in tortilla form all day, but the pro-move is their beef & bun option that boasts a spicy sauce, a sprinkling of cheddar, and assorted greenery. Don't miss their classic Mex go-tos like tacos, nachos, and even... hot wings? Yes.
This Asian-fusion joint blends together Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, and even American cuisines to bring you mega-meals like their Kimcheese Burger, which comes loaded with Sriracha and potato wedges.
This Irish public house offers up traditional pub fare utilizing items like house-cured bacon, fresh salmon, and more. Their crowning achievement is perhaps their Spur burger, which comes with blue cheese, portobella mushrooms, and onion.
This sibling-owned bar and restaurant in Little Five Points is a self-proclaimed "Official Idiot-Free Zone," and they're notorious for kicking out rude or high-maintenance customers to create a laid-back and fun crowd (they're usually pretty young, too). It's hard to imagine why anyone here would be picky with their food when they've got such a massive selection of whopping, diverse signature burgers like the Hawaiian-themed Freaky Tiki and the Holy Guacamole (self-explanatory), along with a hefty selection of local draft beers (and beer cocktails), cocktails and shooters.
Little known fact: ask nicely, or if that's impossible, just tell them you've got money, and the BJ team will stack any meat/side from the Chinese half of their menu (fried crab sticks, homemade chicken nuggets...) on top of that giant, 1/2lb-pattied, American-covered burger of theirs, which's exactly why it just earned a spot in our Favorite Five.
An Atlanta institution serving up solid BBQ fare like pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches, Frito pie, and burnt ends. We think that Fox Bros Bar-B-Q serves up some of the best BBQ in town, but you'll have to stop by and see for yourself.