Biltong Bar - Avalon

4.6
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern African
Biltong Bar, the first restaurant and bar of its kind, is re-calibrating South African street food. With “Beef Jerky and Booze” as our motto, we’re best known for the traditional snack, biltong (aka South African beef jerky), and also have a robust menu of gourmet handpies, sandwiches, and salads. In addition to a rotating food menu focusing on both large and small plates, Biltong Bar provides an extensive in-house cocktail program with a focus on sharing an in-depth look into the cocktail creation process with bar patrons.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 41 people are saying
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vipJessicaP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks!!

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MauriceS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. But the star of the night was the Un Your Day Cocktail. Flipping Amazing.

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vipMollyM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The service, food, and ambiance were all subpar. We decided to go here because we have been to 10 Degrees South many times and love it. They are not one in the same - not even on the same playing field. Biltong Bar is able to get away with high prices, small portions ( two tacos and three spoonfuls of rice for $24) and lame waiters because the Avalon will always be busy. They don’t have to impress anyone because the people will come regardless. We asked our waiter for suggestions and he literally didn’t have any! He knew it was my birthday and didn’t say anything. When I ordered a drink off the menu he said it was no longer available, so I asked if the bartender could make something similar. He was weird about it and acted like that was a burden. It was highly disappointing for $125. If you’re at the Avalon do yourself a favor and skip it.

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PraiseforService
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time attending the restaurant. Food had wonderful and original spices and flavor. Drinks were high quality, and the service was spot on! Might be a little pricey for what one gets, but still would recommend and look forward to going back

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JenniferW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s was awesome! Amazing server. Have some wonderful suggestions to us to try. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The service was fine, but the food was disappointing considering I enjoyed my prior visit. Steak was tough & fries weren’t hot & too greasy.

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latoyaw
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious, timely and service was great

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AngelikaO
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live that place. It has an urban feel to it (rather than the suburban flair of so much in Avalon and surrounding) and their menu stands out. Very good selection of wines and in addition excellent quality drinks. As for the food, they have a small menu, some of it for the adventurous taste as it has South African components such as peri peri, ostrich, or bobotie. We really like to go for drinks/wine and shared appetizers or dishes and it is a great place to meet up with friends, spend and evening out and just chill. Their staff is consistent and always super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The burger and Brussels sprouts were very salty. The cocktails were overpriced. And the serving sizes were small for the appetizers and biltong sampler.

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SamanthaC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We started our meal with the Meat & Cheese Board, then I had the Sesame Grain Bowl with Seared Ahi Tuna, and my boyfriend had the burger. We both enjoyed a glass of wine and cocktail, and the evening was very nice. Was a great Friday night spot.

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NicolaK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our kids bought us this gift card last Christmas. I grew up in Zimbabwe and South Africa, so was really looking forward to going to the restaurant. We loved it all. I had the JoBurger and I can honestly say it was the best burger patty I have had in the last 5 years. I had it with the curried cauliflower, which was outstanding. For apps we had the Biltong sample plate and the mini meat pies. Everything was excellent. Great service, cool atmosphere. We will be back.

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KeriP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, location and ambience are all outstanding! The red bean hummus and biltong are among my favorite items there!

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JordanC
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome and our waiter was great, but the only unfortunate thing was that I noted it was my wife’s birthday and there happened to be no mention of it or celebratory dessert. It’s not expected, of course, but always appreciated. We will definitely be back though as all our food and cocktails were superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent drinks

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AndreaF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

If you are looking for some place to enjoy a craft cocktail then this is the place. However if you want food or really good service I would recommend looking somewhere else. We had to request someone to come over and explain what was on our meat and cheese board. Our waiter checked on us once during our meal. I was incredibly disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went to celebrate a birthday. I had been there before and sat outside in the day and had drinks and apps. For dinner it was a different experience. My friend ordered the rib eye and first time came out medium well instead of medium. Second time it came out well; really? If you go there stick with the biltong, appetizers and drinks. Don’t order the rib eye or dinner.

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MsSue
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first dining experience at Biltong Bar. The food was delicious, but the portions are small. The service was great - we had no issues. Definitely check it out, just don't go in super hungry.

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JenniferB
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Be sure to get a reservation and all the food is absolutely delicious

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LiaK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Biltong is my absolute favorite place to go for cocktails. Our lunch salads were perfect and our service was top notch.

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DebFL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and it was really cold, too bad heaters weren’t on but we had a good time

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great and we loved the atmosphere! Such a cool place.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed with food ,not a real South African taste and flavor

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vipKathieG
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my husband Birthday at Biltong. The drinks were outstanding! I am picky👸🏼
We really enjoyed the food. It is different from anything else around Alphatetta. The service was wonderful too. This is my new Favorite place!!! I’ll be back soon💋

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AngelikaO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We have been there twice and love it. First visit had great service, second visit had several hiccups with drinks taking forever and one main course coming out after everyone had eaten. They took care of it on the bill but they need to get some consistency on a full night. I had my drink 20 minutes before the other three people at the table and then my wine came way after I had eaten my main course. The food is excellent, the atmosphere great, so once they get the coordination fixed, it will be a well rounded place for a great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was amazing, and we will be back soon.

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Jess
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the billeting popcorn is the absolute best!!

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vipMsNG
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great, we will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Biltong Bar! We tried almost every appetizer on the menu and a Biltong sampler, they were all unique and fantastic! (our favorites were the crepe, ostrich sliders and calamari (kids also loved the popcorn). We went for New Year’s Eve lunch as a party of 5 with 2 kids. They had something for everyone. Great service and it was quiet. It has a unique atmosphere and great cocktail list. We tried the cider and G&T royale, both excellent. Can’t wait to explore more of the menu on our next visit.

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vipKarl
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First visit to this new restaurant. Food and service was good. Other than finding leftover food on the starter plates, which server quickly replaced, there were no problems.

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vipNeimans
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ; great cocktails & barware , fun food & atmosphere.

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vipKRTK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Slow service - cocktails arrived after appetizers.

Food was average, shaved biltong was a disappointment.
cocktails were well made, when they finally arrived.

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vipTheDeeg
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Great food undermined by an ear damaging and completely conversation drowning music volume and odd ability to fail at basics. Extremely overpriced for portion size quantity even with great quality . Strong and polite servers and service have to work to overcome failure on basics like no bread or dipping condiments with all Biltong platters, no crackers with soup, no tea or coffee available at all. O couldn’t even get hot water with lemon while sitting outside. Terribly slow kitchen but someone was perhaps out... food was great but won’t be headed back and cannot recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just a great place to grab a casual dinner with a South African menu and decor

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vipJaazJ
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn't really live up to the hype for me. The sesame bowl didn't contain all that was listed so I made side requests. It was just ok for me

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Space cowboy and chicken spring rolls, might write an in depth later!

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casey
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff & the entire crew were fantastic. Great food, drinks (the painkiller :) ) and atmosphere were great. I think this will be a new regular for us.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! A little pricey but overall worth it for the experience. My wife and I celebrated our 16th Annivesary here. She is originally from South Africa, and very much enjoyed the wine and cuisine!

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vipfknoxw
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a great time. The food was great, the drinks were on point, and the staff was kind and helpful. Definitely plan on going back.

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ElizabethE
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This review should be taken in context that we ate here during their first week of being open - so I feel like maybe things will perk up as time passes. We ate outside on the lower patio (yes, we're still in a pandemic) and that was nice - plus there were heaters available for each table! The servers were all friendly. The cocktails were incredible - we were accidentally delivered a cocktail for another table in addition to our own (a happy oops on our part) and we loved BOTH of them! So while the food was just "meh" in my opinion, we all agreed we'd come back to sit on the patio, have good drinks and share friends or an appetizer. The biltong sampler--while fun, all tasted the same to us? Again, not the most memorable experience ever, but I'm chalking much of it up to the fact that it's the first week since opening.

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TimR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Drinks are incredible. Food a little pricey for the servings. $8 for small serving of popcorn is a great example. Atmosphere is great, fun place.

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Biltong Bar - Avalon is rated 4.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.