The Best Cheap Eats in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

Atlanta is a city that still believes in good ol' fashioned Southern hospitality and the food scene matches. Restaurants deliver everything from big helpings of shrimp and grits like to New Age plates with imported ingredients. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From farm-to-table Southern cooking to thick cuts of dry-aged prime steaks, Atlanta dishes it all up with inimitable charm and hospitality. Find some of the city's hidden gems and local favorites when you follow along with our foodie insiders—delicious is available at any budget.

Restaurants:RED SKY Tapas & Bar, Old Lady Gang, Tin Lizzy's - Midtown
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Tapas / Small Plates, Southern, Tex-Mex
Neighborhoods:Marietta, Downtown, Midtown

RED SKY Tapas & Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Marietta
1,436 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Tapas
RED SKY Tapas & Bar, located on Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta, is the perfect place to enjoy delicious food and get a little space from the city hustle. Just a short distance fromRead more
98% recommended
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

Old Lady Gang

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
4,540 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Old Lady Gang is a go-to spot for awesome Southern and Soul Food in the heart of Downtown Atlanta. Kandi Burruss-Tucker, the Real Housewives of Atlanta entrepreneur, opened this plRead more
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Tin Lizzy's - Midtown

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Midtown
98 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fun
Opened in the mid-2000s by four college friends, Tin Lizzy’s is where many locals go to find the best cheap eats Atlanta has to offer. There are now several locations around AtlantRead more
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New Realm Brewing

$$$$·American·
Old Fourth Ward
216 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Beer
  • Hot Spot
New Realm Brewing is a casual American beer garden and Atlanta’s first Beltline brewery restaurant. It’s a craft beer destination from former Stone Brewing brewmaster and IPA experRead more
95% recommended
Kid Friendly in Atlanta / Georgia

Coalition Food and Beverage - Alpharetta

$$$$·American·
Alpharetta
542 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Coalition Food and Beverage, a sophisticated American eatery located in Alpharetta, is a perfect spot for families and neighbors to gather for some of the best cheap eats Atlanta oRead more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Alpharetta / Roswell
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vero pizzeria

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Brookhaven
169 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Vero Pizzeria brings casual dining from the Word of Mouth Restaurant Group. Situated in the heart of Brookhaven, it’s a Neapolitan-influenced pizzeria with a market-driven menu thaRead more
94% recommended
Best Value in Atlanta / Georgia

Tannery Row Ale House

$$$$·Barbecue·
Buford
102 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Interested in some amazing Barbecue along with a boisterous crowd and great live music? Head to Tannery Row on Main Street in Buford! They claim to serve the best barbecue, pizza, Read more
91% recommended
Hot Spot in Northeast Atlanta
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Bar.bacoa

$$$$·Spanish·
Virginia Highland
469 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
Bar.bacoa serves up tapas, tacos and, of course, authentically prepared barbacoa in a cool Spanish setting with warm copper accents and rich textiles. Located in the heart of the VRead more
100% recommended

Eclipse di Luna - Dunwoody

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Dunwoody
1,708 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Eclipse di Luna is a warm and lively place to go for tapas and all kinds of Spanish and Latin American flavors. Located on Ashford-Dunwoody Road, it features an upbeat and invitingRead more
96% recommended

Hook Line & Schooner

$$$$·Seafood·
Vinings
453 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
Hook Line & Schooner features fresh seafood that leaves you satisfied every time. The kitchen prepares it a variety of ways so you never have to have the same dish twice! They alsoRead more
100% recommended
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Bar Margot

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
305 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion
You might not think that the Bar at the Four Seasons would serve much in the way of cheap eats. But while their focus is on high-end cocktails and upscale fare, you can also find aRead more

MadLife Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Woodstock
413 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
MadLife Grill is a must-try for folks who want to see what kind of cheap eats Atlanta can whip up. Located in Woodstock, it’s a great place to get out of the congestion of downtownRead more
90% recommended
Southern in Atlanta / Georgia

Tupelo Honey - Sandy Springs

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Sandy Springs
1,449 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
Tupelo Honey is an elegantly casual restaurant located on Roswell Road in Atlanta. The menu here offers a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina MouRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Atlanta / Georgia

Camps Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·American·
Marietta
263 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Hungry for delicious inexpensive Italian food in Atlanta? Head to Camps Kitchen and Bar. It’s a neighborhood gathering place with a passion for great food, drink, and fun. The rustRead more
98% recommended
Kid Friendly in Atlanta / Georgia

Cultivate Food and Coffee

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
West Midtown
52 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Afternoon Coffee
Cultivate Food and Coffee is an excellent choice for cheap eats in Atlanta. The menus here reflect simplicity, true Farm-to-Table dishes, and grass-fed and pasteurized meats. They Read more
82% recommended
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Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
128 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
Jimmy’s Tequila and Carnes is a family-owned and operated business that values their small community. The aim here was to create a neighborhood spot where everyone could enjoy greaRead more
88% recommended

Kona Grill - Alpharetta

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alpharetta
1,170 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Happy Hour
  • Great for Lunch
For great sushi at a great price, head to Kona Grill at Avalon! Steps away from the plaza in their heart of Alpharetta, Kona serves up fresh, wild-caught fish in their award-winninRead more
86% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Atlanta / Georgia

Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
77 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • People Watching
Biltong Bar is one of the more unique foodie spots in Atlanta. It’s a South African gastropub with a modern craft cocktail bar located at The Shops Buckhead. Pop in for some cheap Read more
100% recommended
Late Night Find in Atlanta / Georgia
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Tavernpointe

$$$$·American·
Midtown
388 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Fun
Tavernpointe is Atlanta’s answer to SoCal cuisine in a tavern setting - plus a little bit of pub grub to spice things up! Where else can you find basic pub staples served alongsideRead more
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