Atkins Park - Smyrna

4.6
171 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Atkins Park enjoys a colorful history as Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern. We are proud of this community and grateful for the acceptance and loyalty of our neighbors. Through greater local involvement and service, we have made a commitment to the growth of this community, all the while striving to participate in strengthening and preserving its warm neighborhood feel.

There is no better place to enjoy brunch on the patio or dinner with the family. Plus, you can always count on a late night drink! Atkins Park in Smyrna has something to offer everyone, and is located in the beautiful Market Village.

Kitchen open until 1AM.
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vipMiMi
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Atkins Park because of the outdoor seating. As I am from New Orleans, I was happy to learn it is a New Orleans-style tavern. With that said, everything was very good. Although the Southern Fried Chicken could have used a bit more seasoning and the Drunken Pork Tenderloin was a little overcooked, the flavor of the pork was phenomenal. I would definitely order both dishes again. The Char-grilled Oysters are a must have! Another must have are the beignets! They are truly authentic! Do not deny yourself!

I look forward to visiting this establishment real soon for the crawfish boil and other delicious menu items!

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RichardL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Food was great. The dozen oysters were enjoyed by my wife but I felt $28 was too much.
Waiter, John was great.

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vipBonemaster
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere are excellent! Portions are plentiful and the food is flavorful. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable but neither absent nor hovering. Prices are reasonable. This place is a wonderful reflection of the founder, Warren Bruno. Too bad Broccoli isn't around to greet guests...

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PJBH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with excellent food. Highly recommend.

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ZacharyW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atkins is the best restaurant in Smyrna, they always have the best service and best food. I would eat here everyday if I could.

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CFAChris
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gem in the heart of Smyrna! Great food and even better service!

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Doug
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Valentine's dinner during COVID at 6 pm. First time at this restaurant and it was not crowded at all - a bit surprising for Valentine's. Ample parking available. Regular menu items available but not a lot of options. Special Valentines menu was extremely limited with only one choice for two but we went for it. Ribeye steak and crab cake - singular. Means sharing one plate between you and your valentine....came with a blob of rice and 5 asparagus spears. It was OK but wife did not care for the spicy crab cake. Steak was cooked medium rare as ordered and delicious.
The Apple Pecan Pie Cobbler dessert was the low point of the entire meal - apples were crunchy (not cooked to my liking) and it was supposed to be salted caramel which I seemed to miss. Other options for the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Biscuit Pudding (now that's really Southern) or the New Orleans Style Beignets would have definitely been a better choice.
The dining area was comfortable with overhead propane style heaters in the covered outdoor patio area with the clear vinyl window coverings. Other guests were seated per COVID protocols - over 6 feet away and the room never did full during our 2 hour meal. Other dining sections were similar.
Lastly, the music playing in the area designated for the Valentine's customers was really loud, genre not entirely appropriate for the event and we requested it be turned down so we could hear ourselves talk with normal tone. The server accommodated for a brief period then it was turned up not too long after.
All in all and based on what I saw on the menu - I'd make a return visit to try some of the other food choices.

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Ajadore
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atkins Park was amazing, such a hidden gem, the food was delicious, the waiter was warm and friendly, we thoroughly enjoyed this dining. We will be back.

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LilianM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food delicious, service very good!

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RRossidad
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nice place and would be happy to eat there again. Maybe a bit too much like a fern bar (remember when TGIFs were all the rage - same vib).

Was there with another couple and one of us was on a temporary bland diet. Went with the Lemon Pepper Chicken...got what they asked for...really bland. The rest was very good.

While they do have a full bar, no specialty cocktails. That was a little disappointing. We like to see what kind of creative concoctions each bartender comes up with and these guys weren't very creative...more of the beer, wine and "straight up" crowd.

I guess, overall, we were satisfied and the service was friendly. The menu was just a little boring.

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SeanM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome. Second time going. Brought 5 others with me. Every Wednesday we try a new Smyrna restaurant for the group. This week was Atkins Park.

Everyone’s food was great. Safe outside patio. Manager and server checked twice to make sure we weren’t too hot or cold.

I would suggest going here for everyday dining. Price point is great also. Definitely worth eating at in my opinion.

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vipBarbaraS
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service was good. I ordered the special which was fried shrimp on a bed of a Brandy Gravy. It wasn’t bad it was just odd, not a good pairing. The noise level was very high due to a table of six people next to us all trying to talk louder than each other!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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EdwinB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My attendant Don was excellent , just right of attention without being annoying.

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AngelaC
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, fabulous service and we loved the warm ambiance!

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Yvonne
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My elderly mother looks forward to celebrating her birthday at Atkins Park every year. This has been a difficult year for everyone because of the pandemic, so it was especially important to us to help Mom have the birthday she deserved. We made the reservation for 5 pm to minimize her contact with others and we felt the staff all did a great job to help us safely enjoy the celebration. As always, food was great and service was excellent! Thanks to everyone at Atkins Park for making my Mother's birthday special!

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likestodine
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Two of us had the pecan crusted trout. I would definitely order it again. Another had the daily special - the oversized scallops and she said it was wonderful. We sat on the covered patio and it was raining very hard so it was a little loud, but not the fault of the restaurant. We were also cold sitting out there and the waiter was helpful and turn off the overhead ceiling (which turned them all off!) . Will definitely eat there again.

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TimothyM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very good beer selection and everyone was happy with the burgers. I was disappointed with the steak and eggs as a little over cooked and dry. No one was very happy with the margaritas, lowest ranking of any place we have been in regards to the margaritas

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OlgaR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous food, friendly service. Overall a very good experience, will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s first time at Atkins Park. She enjoyed the chicken and waffles and the Benoits.

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MediationMommy
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dine out night with the hubby and daughter! Everything was excellent except the onion rings with daughters burger. But the great burger made up for the rings! Both the trout and snapper were excellent!

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TreyCrawdadChef
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to Atkins Park several times. We love it! But we always forget it's there until we look at OpenTable. We've been there for lunch, and dinner, and they never seem too busy. Last year we went there for St. Valentine's Day, this year we came for Mardi Gras. We've even brought our parents here for lunch a few times. My parents are from New Orleans, and they enjoyed the food very much!

The food is excellent, great New Orleans style flavors. For Mardi Gras this year, my wife and I ordered their special, one pound of Cajun-style boiled crawfish, and all the fixin's. I took a chance and got two pounds of boiled crawfish. They did not disappoint! We even got a dozen raw Gulf oysters, and they were excellent as well! The King Cake slice my wife and I shared at the end of our meal was perfect, just how I like it (filled with custard or Bavarian cream). All in all a great value, and a great atmosphere.

When we got to Atkins Park on Tuesday, they did not appear too busy. We had the option of dining on their outdoor veranda, or inside. Because it was a bit chilly in Smyrna that night, we elected to eat inside. Our table was nestled near the back of the house, and wasn't too close to any other table. The lighting was soft, but not too dim. I accidentally with my menu put out the tiny oil lamp they had on the the table, but we didn't suffer too much from it being too dark. Our waiter was friendly, and described the menu quite well.

If you enjoy New Orleans creole or Cajun food, Atkins Park has quite a few items to satisfy your palate. It's not overly expensive, but is quite a nice dining experience for lunch or dinner. Check OpenTable to see if they have any openings tonight, and check it out for yourself!

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SamuelW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentines dinner last minute decision-
Service (Grace) and food were really good! Chef came to check on us and shared some history of the dishes (Rusty). The Trout dish was excellent and those Fried Green Tomatoes were scrumptious!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Valentines Day and it was great! Food and service were excellent!!

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JuneR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have rather sat in a different location but it was ok. Sara our server was wonderful. Did not like the grits but was given the chance to have mashed potatoes and I chose to try the grits. Other wise food was good. Oh did I tell you Sara was wonderful.

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Lisa
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Super friendly staff and delicious food. Since it was our first time at the restaurant, we even got a free sample of their yummy fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and black eyed pea salsa! We will definitely be back.

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JimmyR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff and service were excellent. The food was good but not quite great. I had the shrimp and grits. To be fair I judge all shrimp and grits by a local New Orleans style restaurant and that may be asking too much.

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vipImmverryfull
Charlotte
55 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and on par with what we’ve come to expect from Atkins Park. It was a quiet night but the service was still good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tasty food at good prices. Friendly wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation on the 30th for New Years Eve. I was surprised to get a table at 7:00. (They were getting more crowded as we were leaving.). Our whole experience was fantastic! From the greeting by the hostess, our delightful server, the wonderful food, and the atmosphere— all great! The price is reasonable. I had one of the specials that our server recommended— so yummy! We had a lovely meal close to home in a great restaurant with a great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Went on Christmas and there was a prefixed dinner menu that was horrible!!! I don’t believe this was advertised on the website or open table. Food was over cooked and over priced. They gave us plastic cups to drink out of on Christmas Day!!!???

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hungrynowsick
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We waited 25 minutes before we finally asked if we were sitting at a table with service. A waitress finally came to our table. It took 10 minutes to get our drink and another 30 minutes to get our food. After eating our dinner we chose our dessert options. We waited another 20 minutes for that to arrive. When it arrived, i took a bite only to find meat grizzle in the cobbler. We brought this to the waitress's attention and she apologized and took the cobbler. She offered to take it away. The manager came over and offered us a pumpkin cake. She said she thought the turkey and the cobbler must have been close together. It made no sense. I was sick to my stomach the next three days after eating the meal. I drove up to have dinner with my son I wish i had chosen a different restaurant. The service and the food was not good at all.

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HeatherR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to try while we were in the area. Dinner and atmosphere were great. Service was exceptional, John was a wonderful server! Will definitely go back!

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vipCheryl
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great twists on "common" foods. The fried green tomatoes were awesome!
Porch area very nice.

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RichardL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and it was great in very phase. Our waitress, Lauren was super . Very personable and in top of things.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Wish I could say that the food at Atkins Park has improved but we were very disappointed.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Atkins Park for many years and have always had a very pleasurable experience.

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ARose03
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was great and quick. Our server made it known from the beginning that she had tables on the opposite side of the restaurant but still made an effort to take our order and get our drinks as quickly as possible. We were seated so quickly that I forgot to tell the hostess that I had a reservation through OpenTable. The food was very tasty and the pineapple mimosas were great. The only downfall was the distinct smell of smoke when entering the restaurant.

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vipJessD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In looking for a Sunday brunch location, we were surprised that Atkins had reservations available. We were even more surprised when we saw the place nearly empty - we must have gotten really lucky, timing wise!

The service and food were excellent. I can't say enough good things about how tasty, filling, etc the food was. Our waitress, Lauren, was fantastic, regularly checking on us but not enough to be annoying. She made sure everything was prompt and kept our coffee and juice full.

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DiningDan
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A simple menu with complex tastes. Fresh food, prepared perfectly. A great meal.

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Atkins Park - Smyrna is rated 4.6 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.