The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17
O4W Pizza is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

1. O4W Pizza

7.6
3117 Main St, Duluth, GA
Pizza Place · 3 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The location has changed, but Anthony Spina is still serving up his famous Grandma Pie. The pizzeria is no longer in its namesake neighborhood, residing in the former Steverino's space in Duluth. Read more.

Masterpiece Szechuan is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

2. Masterpiece Szechuan

7.3
3940 Buford Hwy (N Berkley Lake Rd), Duluth, GA
Szechuan Restaurant · 9 tips and reviews

EaterEater: In Gu's Bistro place is Masterpeice, which has received rave reviews from critics. Jennifer Zyman awarded four stars and called it "the best Chinese food in the Atlanta area." Read more.

Sushi Hayakawa is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

3. Sushi Hayakawa

8.9
5979 Buford Hwy NE Ste A10, Atlanta, GA
Sushi Restaurant · 38 tips and reviews

EaterEater: After going on a lengthy hiatus, chef Art Hayakawa opened his renovated Buford Highway restaurant in March. Hayakawa's skills may be the best in Atlanta, so reservations should be made in advance. Read more.

Yet Tuh is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

4. Yet Tuh

6.5
3042 Oakcliff Rd, Atlanta, GA
Korean Restaurant · 11 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Head up Buford Highway toward Doraville & Duluth, and several great Korean restaurants can be found. Yet Tuh may be the best at executing traditional dishes such as banchan, bibimbap, and kimchi stew. Read more.

Heirloom Market BBQ is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

5. Heirloom Market BBQ

9.3
2243 Akers Mill Rd SE, Atlanta, GA
BBQ Joint · East Cobb · 154 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Heirloom Market BBQ serves up a fusion of Southern- and Seoul-inspired smoked meats, including spicy Korean pork sandwiches, racks of ribs, and sauces, such as the Korean sweet heat. Read more.

Porch Light Latin Kitchen is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

6. Porch Light Latin Kitchen

9.0
300 Village Green Cir SE Ste 110, Smyrna, GA
Latin American Restaurant · Downtown Smyrna · 17 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Andre Gomez serves big cuts of meat with Puerto Rican flavors, such as cumin-spiced St Louis ribs and a "roasted little piggy" that must be ordered two days in advance. Read more.

Pho Dai Loi 2 is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

7. Pho Dai Loi 2

9.4
4186 Buford Hwy NW, Ste G (Oak Shadow Ct NE), Atlanta, GA
Vietnamese Restaurant · 95 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Pho Dai Loi, with three locations in the area, continues to serve Atlanta's best pho. The #2 outpost, tucked into the Buford Highway international enclave, is a fan favorite. Read more.

Umi Sushi is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

8. Umi Sushi

9.2
3050 Peachtree Dr NE Ste 1, Atlanta, GA
Sushi Restaurant · Buckhead · 36 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Fuyuhiko Ito continues to serve one of Atlanta's best omakase experiences, and this glitzy Buckhead dining room might be the best place to spot a film-industry celebrity. Read more.

Atlas Buckhead is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

9. Atlas Buckhead

8.3
88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW (Peachtree Street), Atlanta, GA
Restaurant · Buckhead · 7 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Located in Buckhead's St. Regis Hotel, Atlas is a critical darling. Christopher Grossman is reviving American fine dining cuisine. Grossman was chosen as Eater Atlanta's Chef of the Year for 2015. Read more.

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

10. Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

9.3
3086 Briarcliff Rd NE (at Clairmont Rd NE), Atlanta, GA
Ethiopian Restaurant · 107 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Desta is Atlanta's best bet for authentic Ethiopian fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The expansive menu allows diners to build their own meals or order complete dishes created by the kitchen. Read more.

Restaurant Eugene is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

11. Restaurant Eugene

8.3
2277 Peachtree Rd NE (Peachtree Memorial), Atlanta, GA
New American Restaurant · Peachtree Hills · 40 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This restaurant puts a definite emphasis on good food and an even bigger one on making sure everything is sourced locally. Order the tasting menu to make sure you don't miss a thing. Read more.

B's Cracklin BBQ is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

12. B's Cracklin BBQ

8.0
2061 Main St NW (b/w Bolton Rd NW & Church St NW), Atlanta, GA
BBQ Joint · Riverside · 4 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Located in the former Hottie Hawgs space in Riverside, the Furmans serve whole-hog 'cue, South Carolina-style hash and rice, and more. Read more.

The General Muir is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

13. The General Muir

9.4
1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230 (at Clifton Rd NE), Atlanta, GA
Deli / Bodega · 122 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The burger is one of the best in town, but other star dishes include the poutine fries, cheesecake, and piled-high sandwiches. Read more.

Miller Union is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

14. Miller Union

9.1
999 Brady Ave NW (10th Street), Atlanta, GA
American Restaurant · 127 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The farm egg baked in celery cream with grilled bread is a top-10 Atlanta dish. The restaurant has one of the best vegetable plates in town. Read more.

Le Fat is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

15. Le Fat

9.0
935 Marietta St NW Ste A, Atlanta, GA
Vietnamese Restaurant · Marietta Street Artery · 20 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The menu features soup and noodle dishes, plus entrees such as spicy chile prawns and shaking beef. Local fans admire the upscale take on Vietnamese cuisine and its intown location. Read more.

8 Arm is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

16. 8 Arm

8.9
710 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE (@ Ponce De Leon Pl), Atlanta, GA
Breakfast Spot · Virginia Highland · 12 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Breakfast offers one of Atlanta's best biscuits, and the dinner menu is vegetable forward. Oh, and there's an outdoor, glowing bar made out of a shipping container. Read more.

El Super Pan is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

17. El Super Pan

7.9
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE (at Glenn Iris Dr.), Atlanta, GA
Sandwich Place · Old Fourth Ward · 14 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Hector Santiago's El Super Pan should be your first stop in Ponce City Market. Santiago is serving sandwiches and snacks with Latin American flavors, and you can't go wrong with a Cuban mixto. Read more.

Cakes & Ale Restaurant is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

18. Cakes & Ale Restaurant

8.8
155 Sycamore St (at Church St), Decatur, GA
New American Restaurant · Downtown Decatur · 57 tips and reviews

EaterEater: After overlooking Billy Allin's Decatur staple for a few months, the 38 corrects course and welcomes Cakes & Ale back into the fold. Sommelier Jordan Smelt's wine list is the best in Atlanta. Read more.

Chai Pani is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

19. Chai Pani

9.1
406 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA
Indian Restaurant · Downtown Decatur · 121 tips and reviews

EaterEater: From the Decatur spot's signature street food dishes to the North Indian thalis and the chef specials, the menu has something for everyone. Read more.

Brush Sushi Izakaya is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

20. Brush Sushi Izakaya

8.6
316 Church St (bw E. Trinity Pl & Sycamore Dr), Decatur, GA
Sushi Restaurant · Downtown Decatur · 17 tips and reviews

EaterEater: For the best experience in the modern dining room, grab a seat at the sushi bar and partake in Liang's omakase offerings. Read more.

Revival is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

21. Revival

9.1
129 Church St, Decatur, GA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Decatur · 19 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Gillespie and executive chef Andreas Müller are turning out fried chicken, cornbread, pole beans, and more, all with the intention of reminding diners of meals from their grandmothers. Read more.

Kimball House is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

22. Kimball House

9.2
303 E Howard Ave (at N Candler St), Decatur, GA
Gastropub · Downtown Decatur · 62 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Kimball House's devotion to the way dining (and drinking) used to be shines through in its craft cocktail menu, oyster offerings, and three-course steak dinner. Read more.

Sotto Sotto is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

23. Sotto Sotto

8.9
313 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Italian Restaurant · Inman Park · 60 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A long list of pastas made with care is the menu’s centerpiece and will ensure a successful night on any special occasion. Read more.

Bread  & Butterfly is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

24. Bread & Butterfly

8.5
290 Elizabeth St, Atlanta, GA
Restaurant · Inman Park · 14 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This sunny Inman Quarter cafe shines with French bistro fare, a simple but excellent wine list, and a decadent burger with Swiss, caramelized onions, grain mustard, and house mayonnaise. Read more.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

25. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

9.5
1238 Dekalb Ave NE (at Elmira Pl NE), Atlanta, GA
BBQ Joint · Candler Park · 386 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Tater tots covered in chili and cheese, massive short ribs, and Frito pie are staples that make this the only spot you should go for the morning — OK, afternoon — after. Read more.

Ticonderoga Club is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

26. Ticonderoga Club

8.3
99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA
Restaurant · Inman Park · 16 tips and reviews

EaterEater: But the food, from chef David Bies, stands up to the drink. The spiedie lunch is gone, but Bies's dinner menu continues to receive rave reviews. Read more.

One Eared Stag is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

27. One Eared Stag

8.3
1029 Edgewood Ave NE (Hurt St), Atlanta, GA
New American Restaurant · Inman Park · 88 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This Inman Park restaurant is known for its bold menu, thanks to Phalen's inventiveness in the kitchen. You can't go wrong with lunch or dinner — or the chef's breakfast, served with a Schlitz. Read more.

BoccaLupo is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

28. BoccaLupo

9.2
753 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Italian Restaurant · Inman Park · 44 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Head in for the pasta (the black spaghetti and the 20-yolk tagliatelle are popular choices), stay for the patio — and you can't go wrong with either wine or the craft cocktails. Read more.

Staplehouse is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

29. Staplehouse

9.1
541 Edgewood Ave SE (Howell St.), Atlanta, GA
American Restaurant · Old Fourth Ward · 18 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Ryan Smith's tasting menus have garnered nothing but critical praise, including four out of four stars from Atlanta Magazine Read more.

Busy Bee Cafe is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

30. Busy Bee Cafe

8.9
810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Atlanta University Center · 89 tips and reviews

EaterEater: In business since the '40s, this Vine City staple serves some of Atlanta's best fried chicken alongside an assortment of other meat-and-three staples. Read more.

Poor Hendrix is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

31. Poor Hendrix

8.3
2371 Hosea L Williams Dr SE, Atlanta, GA
Restaurant · East Lake · 6 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Poor Hendrix offers what Russell calls "small plates of salty, spicy, and savory comfort food engineered to go best with drinking in a pub atmosphere," and his menu has been received as a hit. Read more.

Home Grown is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

32. Home Grown

9.2
968 Memorial Dr SE (at Gibson St SE), Atlanta, GA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Reynoldstown · 161 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Home Grown is a breakfast favorite among Atlanta's eaters and chefs alike. And if it hosts Senate campaign events that feature former presidents, it must be important. Read more.

We Suki Suki is one of The 33 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer '17.

33. We Suki Suki

8.8
479 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA
Vietnamese Restaurant · East Atlanta Village · 32 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The restaurant — really, a tiny kitchen and a few communal tables — also serves boba tea, bun in the warmer months, and pho through winter and fall. Read more.