The Most Fun Restaurants in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

For culture, cuisine, and history, few American cities can match Atlanta. This charming hot spot lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern Georgia. The most fun restaurants in Atlanta serve up food with a side of Southern hospitality along with craft cocktails and a spate of good times. But where are the in-the-know revelers headed out to when looking for the most fun restaurants in Atlanta? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners across the city to put together a list of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. From local honky-tonks and saloons to upscale downtown locations, the most fun restaurants in Atlanta have good times and great spirits for everyone. Grab a table at one of these Atlanta spots and enjoy a night out!

Restaurants:Henry's Louisiana Grill, Antebellum, Aziza
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Cajun, Southern, Israeli
Neighborhoods:Acworth, Flowery Branch, West Midtown

Henry's Louisiana Grill

$$$$·Cajun·
Acworth
1,954 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Henry's Louisiana Grill is one of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. This lively Acworth spot brings some of the best Southern-style Cajun food to the heart of the city. Start thRead more
99% recommended
Best Value in Atlanta / Georgia

Antebellum

$$$$·Southern·
Flowery Branch
1,717 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Head out to Flowery Branch for one of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. Antebellum is a trip back in time. Located in a turn-of-the-century home, Antebellum features a traditionRead more
99% recommended
Best Service in Atlanta / Georgia

Aziza

$$$$·Israeli·
West Midtown
263 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Aziza is a modern Israeli restaurant in the heart of Atlanta's popular Westside Provisions District. It deems itself “a crossroad of flavors and cultures.” A Jerusalem bagel with SRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta

Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
119 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
Right off of Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Jimmy's Tequila and Carnes is one of the finest Mexican spots in the Atlanta area. It's a great place to gather with friends and family to enjoRead more
93% recommended

Ms. Icey's Kitchen

$$$$·Caribbean·
Decatur
716 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fun
A lively spot in Decatur, Ms. Icey's features a unique menu of Southern and Caribbean cuisine. It's a flavorful, creative spot for dinner out. Start with the roasted sweet potato sRead more
97% recommended
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RED SKY Tapas & Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Marietta
1,425 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Tapas
This local favorite in the middle of the Market Plaza Shopping Center is an excellent choice for a good time with some great meals. Head out to RED SKY to listen to some of the tunRead more
97% recommended
Best Value in Northwest Atlanta

Poor Calvin's

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Midtown
4,600 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Poor Calvin's is a Midtown hot spot that is also one of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. This intimate and welcoming restaurant has a full menu of Asian fusion favorites. Head Read more
97% recommended

Old Lady Gang

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
4,539 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
One of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta, the Old Lady Gang is also one of its most prominent. Developed and created by Atlanta reality television superstars, the Old Lady Gang iRead more
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VAS Kouzina

$$$$·Greek·
Roswell
537 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
This Greek favorite in Roswell brings Mediterranean tastes to the heart of the Atlanta metro area. VAS Kouzina is a stylish, modern spot with plenty of color and flavor. Try one ofRead more
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia
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MadLife Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Woodstock
407 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
MadLife Grill is the dining arm to the MadLife Stage and Studios. Before or after one of the MadLife shows, stop in to enjoy some great food at one of the most fun restaurants in ARead more
92% recommended
Southern in Atlanta / Georgia

Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
686 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
In the heart of Atlanta's Roswell road, Casi Cielo features some of the city's most creative Mexican dishes. Inspiration for Casi Cielo's favorites comes from the Oaxaca region of Read more
97% recommended

Negril Village

$$$$·Caribbean·
Midtown
1,790 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
With intriguing Caribbean cuisine in a renovated firehouse, Negril Village is one of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. Stop in on the weekends for the acclaimed Negril Village bRead more
82% recommended

La Belle Vie Kitchen

$$$$·French American·
Suwanee
377 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The Suwannee Jubilee is the location for La Belle Vie, one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. This stylish spot features a menu full of American modern French-inspired cuisine. ThRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Northeast Atlanta

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
1,469 reviews
  • Fun
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
This throwback spot is one of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. Head out to the Peachtree Plaza to go back in time with Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. Stop in for some of the JointRead more
100% recommended
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Goin' Coastal - Canton

$$$$·Seafood·
Canton
1,993 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
This Canton seafood hot spot is one of the best and most fun restaurants in Atlanta. With an eye towards sustainability, Goin' Coastal features a full menu of Southern-favorite seaRead more
99% recommended
Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia

The Consulate

$$$$·Global, International·
Midtown
834 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Right in the heart of Midtown, The Consulate is one of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. This local favorite is a sleek and colorful location that's perfect for a night out. TheRead more
99% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia

Trader Vic's

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Downtown
1,212 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
The Hilton in Atlanta is the spot for this location of the national, Polynesian-flavored chain. This tropical retreat is one of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. Grab a seat in Read more
81% recommended
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The Melting Pot - Kennesaw

$$$$·Fondue·
Kennesaw
2,300 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fondue is the menu highlight at the Atlanta location of this nationally-renowned chain. It's one of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. Stop in with friends and family for a fun tRead more
100% recommended
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Uncle Jack's Meat House - Duluth

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Duluth
951 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
This classic American bar and grill offers traditional dishes in a stylish, industrial-accented space. Uncle Jack's features some of the best burgers in the Atlanta area. The “steaRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Northeast Atlanta

Gyu-Kaku - Atlanta, GA

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
255 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
Head out to Atlantic station for one of the most fun restaurants in Atlanta. The local outpost of this national-favorite Japanese barbecue chain is an excellent option for a night Read more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia