The Most Fun Restaurants in Atlanta

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!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Henry's Louisiana Grill, Antebellum, Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Cajun, Southern, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Acworth, Flowery Branch, Chamblee
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Henry's Louisiana Grill

$$$$·Cajun·
Acworth
2,798 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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 the meal with Louisian...

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Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia

Antebellum

$$$$·Southern·
Flowery Branch
1,990 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 traditional menu full of clas...

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Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia
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Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
161 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 enjoy a ballgame and the...

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RED SKY Tapas & Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Marietta
1,456 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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 tunes played at the “du...

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Tapas / Small Plates in Atlanta / Georgia
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Poor Calvin's

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Midtown
5,481 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 towards “The Sea” me...

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Best Service in Atlanta
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Vas Kouzina - Roswell

$$$$·Greek·
Roswell
762 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

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 of the customized dinn...

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Best Overall in Alpharetta / Roswell
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MadLife Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Woodstock
487 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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 Atlanta. Try somethin...

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Southern in Atlanta / Georgia
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Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
1,098 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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 Mexico and the local...

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La Belle Vie Kitchen

$$$$·French American·
Suwanee
634 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch

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. The French cheese boar...

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Best Overall in Northeast Atlanta
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Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
1,407 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

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 Joint's jazz performances...

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Goin' Coastal - Canton

$$$$·Seafood·
Canton
2,351 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 seafood classics. Get t...

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Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia

The Consulate

$$$$·Global, International·
Midtown
1,133 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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. The menu has a creative...

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Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia
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Trader Vic's

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Downtown
1,363 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 the Pacific-flavored...

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Uncle Jack's Meat House - Duluth

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Duluth
1,269 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 “steakburgers” menu inclu...

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Hot Spot in Northeast Atlanta

Gyu-Kaku - Atlanta, GA

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
314 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Healthy
  • Great for Lunch

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 out on the town. Sto...

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Japanese in Atlanta / Georgia
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