Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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Southern
It is with great pride that we share our name with the origional community developed in 1910. In fact, one of the first homes erected that year is presently the second story of Atkins Park. It was in 1922 that the origional home was elevated and Atkins Park Deli built underneath. Atkins Park enjoys a colorful history as an integral part of the neighborhood and is presently the oldest continually licensed tavern in Atlanta. Atkins Park is committed to the growth of the Virginia Highland neighborhood while still striving to preserve and strengthen its warm neighborhood feel.

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vip718Foodcritic
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood food. Not too fancy, just great to pop in and have something good to eat in a casual setting. Prices are affordable, service is friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Portions are huge! Good balance of flavors created with unique combinations of ordinary ingredients. Southern food with an English pub flare.

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StevenN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and service but noise level too high to really enjoy a relaxed dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Went there on a holiday and...server clearly did not want to be there. OK, that happens. Food comes out and fries are lukewarm and hard - probably reheated from an old frier basket. So we ask for more. While we wait we move to the entree, which we split. It was grossly, and visibly, undercooked. And since the entree was split, the sandwich was cut in half in the kitchen so not really sure how that error was not caught before service. My wife took an unsuspecting bite and had to spit out her food, it was that bad.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Went here for Christmas dinner with my husband, the food was meh, definitely not worth $30 a plate. But seeing as it was Christmas, I understand the upcharge. Wine selection was terrible.

I've always enjoyed Atkins brunches, so I learned my lesson and will just stick with that.

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YavonneR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations for Christmas Eve since our family had changed our usual annual Christmas plans.
The staff was so courteous and nice and very attentive to us. The food was excellent as it always is , and we love the vintage atmosphere of the restaurant. I highly recommend the Fried Chicken as well as the excellent wings and calamari appetizers. We also treated ourselves to the Apple Cobbler and Chocolate Brownie desserts. Both were delicious. I have never been disappointed at Atkins Park on Highland! If you haven't been there, put it on your list of restaurants to try.

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JordanT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, casual but classy environment, amazing food that can accommodate a blowout budget or a frugal night out. My date and I shared a fantastic meal for two and it only ran $25, and there was more food than we could finish. Really versatile and delicious menu, and honestly their basic house burger is among the best I've ever had.

Only thing to keep in mind before visiting is that parking can be tough to find at times, but that is just a notice, not a demerit.

Absolutely returning for more soon.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The service was great, the food not so much. Then we moved into the bar area to meet up w/some friends. They allow smoking in the bar, it was so disgusting & gross we were horrified & smelled like an ashtray when we left.

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edwinC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient and traditional fixed Thanksgiving dinner - felt like home - friendly attentive service - nice selection of craft beers

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool local spot we stumbled on. We had their thanksgiving dinner special. Loved the charm and overall experience.

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Johnny5
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, experience was absolutely on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet setting in my favorite window table. Server Blake was friendly and attentive. And as usual, the food was delicious and inexpensive. Great place.

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Rickie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

food usually good here but one entree chorizo potatoes and eggs just fried, overcooked and greasy - couldn't even distinguish different foods,

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vipKathleenP
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for Brunch. Food was delicious, atmosphere relaxed and fun.

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vipFiFi
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Atkins. Used to hang out there in my 20’s and 30’s...now for the occasional brunch or what not . Still has that great vibe! Friendly staff as always. Righteous Bloody Mary!

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DanaM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. We had a gluten-free diner in our party and the staff was very helpful in presenting options. They also went out of their way to make sure she was comfortable. I had delicious fried chicken strips on my salad of field greens. The dressing was slightly sweet and the chicken had a bit of spice that set off the sweetness nicely. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the food and the beer options and was very friendly. We are visitors to Atlanta and enjoyed the restaurant and the ambience.

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vipBorisMN
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Don't eat dinner here. Food quality was very poor. Salad greens served were clearly too old and dressing was tasteless. Trout tasted like it'd been in the freezer too long. Veggie plate was way overpriced and poor quality. Tomatoes seemed right out of a can and succatash was just some beans with herbs thrown on top. Okra was good however- and the grilled asparagus too...but only a few skinny spears. Salmon on sandwich was way undercooked though was requested well done.
Good aspect: Server was very pleasant.

JD
vipJeanD
Baltimore
115 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sweet server. Enjoyed our time.

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vipmargiB
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The restaurant side was deserted and the service was just so so. My burger was overcooked and the sweet potato fries limp and soggy. There is an unappealing smell of stale beer and food.

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vipLindaG
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Father’s Day dinner experience. Food was great and we had our 3 year old granddaughter with us. The kids menu was inside the cover of a Where’s Waldo book. Our server was attentive and helpful. All good!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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DuaneS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with great service. Will definitely go back.

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Djb1406
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Mother’s Day. We waited an hour and twenty minutes for our food. Once it arrived one of the meals was incorrect so, our wait to eat was even longer.

The server did his best to appease us but he was in the weeds so, his attentiveness was poor. Slow greet, slow to get drinks, and really slow to let us know our meals were going to be an issue.

The manager barely stopped long enough “apologize” and tell us there was a buyout and the kitchen was backed up. I would advise not taking reservations when you have a buyout!

I can forgive the server as he has no control over the kitchen. The manager handled things poorly and the experience was not good.

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tarheels63
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful Mother's Day Lunch. Very reasonably priced. OutSTANDING service by Annie. Food is incredible but the attentive service makes it even better.

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JimL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent brunch or dinner, the menu is always rotating, fresh and in-season. The service is friendly, the feel is "all about the neighborhood". Highly recommend whether it's your first or fiftieth visit.

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WendyH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Mother’s Day brunch and super busy but our server was excellent and the food was delicious.

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kjcatl
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this neighborhood place that we can walk too! They always change the menu by the season. Great variety on the dinner menu and always the old standby’s on the bar side. 3 out of 6 us us were doing Keto and loved the great options for us to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Sunday

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AriS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just excellent! My kid's enjoyed brunch and loved the old timey feel of the building. We got our food pretty fast and it looked and tasted Amazing.

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vipMike
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was among the worst I have ever encountered. The attitude of the staff was somewhere between unconcern and rudeness.

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Macrobial
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went here based on reviews of great food and in our experiencethe food was really good, especially for the price point. Would absolutely recommend for a casual meal.

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vipShannonM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I used to live in the VA-Highlands area and had good memories of Atkins Park and wanted to return for a meal. First off, the food was very good, it was just the matter of getting the food that was an issue. When 25 minute passed after ordering and everyone who arrived after us was eating, we had to flag down a waiter to check on our meal. They seemed to be very limited on waitstaff. Later, when ordering dessert to go, it took another 30 minutes to get that as well. A very gracious manager comped us some coupons for the inconvenience. But the real insult was later that evening when we went to eat dessert and found raw apple pie in the go-box. Yes, uncooked dough and apples. Really?! Won’t be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with wonderful combination of ingredients. Good beer list too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu! Everything we ordered was incredible! The smoked wings were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good and creative brunch options. Coffee was decent as well. Service was alright. Definitely want to try more items on the brunch menu and would go back for dinner. I recommend the chicken and pancake sandwich

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vipCmitch
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Got seated right away. Waitress waited on us quickly at first, then had to hunt her down for everything. Took food 45 minutes to come out. Brisket was gristly and gross. Never came to refill water. Long wait for check. Would never go again.

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vipDennisBTR
Mississippi
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was good, but the noise level (and groups of drunk patrons) are a bit too much to handle. I will probably never go back here.

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SharE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal and the ambiance at Atkins Park on a recent rainy Saturday night in Georgia. It was our first time to dine there and our server was very helpful in offering meal suggestions. Our burger, sweet potato fries and nachos were delicious and the portions were gracious. Parking was tough to find since the restaurant is in Virginia Highland.

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SherryL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made our reservations through Open Table. When we arrived at Atkins Park we were told that “they didn’t have us on the list.” I showed the hostess my confirmation email and she still responded “you’re not on the list.” We were seated but not pleasantly. Not sure where the communication breakdown happened.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Tradition! Exactly what we wanted!

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Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 876-7249.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

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