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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 the Tastemaker 20. 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
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RED SKY Tapas & Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Marietta
1,319 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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
97% recommended
Best Overall in Northwest Atlanta
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Old Lady Gang

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
4,301 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
87 reviews
  • Fun
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
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
Late Night Find in Atlanta / Georgia

Tavernpointe

$$$$·American·
Midtown
362 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Lunch
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
100% recommended

New Realm Brewing

$$$$·American·
Old Fourth Ward
168 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
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
94% recommended
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

Coalition Food and Beverage - Alpharetta

$$$$·American·
Alpharetta
381 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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
84% recommended
Great for Brunch in Alpharetta / Roswell

vero pizzeria

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Brookhaven
134 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for a Date
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
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in Atlanta / Georgia

Tannery Row Ale House

$$$$·Barbecue·
Buford
47 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
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
Good for Groups in Northeast Atlanta

Bar.bacoa

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Virginia Highland
385 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fun
  • Casual
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
97% recommended

Eclipse di Luna - Dunwoody

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Dunwoody
1,500 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Live Music
  • Fun
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
95% recommended

Hook Line & Schooner

$$$$·Seafood·
Vinings
403 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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
82% recommended

Bar Margot

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
229 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
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
86% recommended

MadLife Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Woodstock
352 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Live Music
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
93% recommended
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

Tupelo Honey - Sandy Springs

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Sandy Springs
1,051 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
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
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Atlanta / Georgia

Camps Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·American·
Marietta
176 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly
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
92% recommended
Kid Friendly in Atlanta / Georgia

Cultivate Food and Coffee

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
West Midtown
50 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Great for Brunch
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
Great for Brunch in Atlanta / Georgia
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Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
97 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Bar Seating
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
86% recommended

Kona Grill - Alpharetta

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alpharetta
768 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Pre/post Theatre
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
83% recommended
Hot Spot in Alpharetta / Roswell

Front Page News - Little 5 Points

$$$$·American·
Inman Park
126 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
Front Page News is the spot to go for outdoor and classic tavern dining on a budget. It’s a little bit sports bar and a little bit local hangout and features new and classic AmericRead more
100% recommended

Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
27 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
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
Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta / Georgia