Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start to summer this weekend. With many people opting to forego the big backyard bash or neighborhood pool party this year in favor of an intimate family feast or a social distancing picnic, Atlanta restaurants have put together family-sized holiday meals and takeout specials to help celebrate the long weekend at home.
In search of barbecue or local beer for Memorial Day? Check out these barbecue restaurants and breweries around Atlanta offering takeout and delivery.
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The forthcoming Summerhill sandwich shop is popping with its crispy chicken sandwiches every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at neighboring Halfway Crooks Brewing on Georgia Avenue. Call 678-705-5530 to place an order or walk up and stand in line outside the brewery and order on site. Chicken orders arrive in a bucket which descends from the rooftop bar above. Sundays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Mondays and Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Make sure to grab beer for curbside pickup from Halfway Crooks, too.
The Virginia-Highland barbecue joint offers several family meal options on Memorial Day, including a fried chicken basket with three sides and dessert, a barbecue combo meal with pulled pork, ribs, and chicken, and even a hot dog and hamburger meal deal that feeds up to four people. Call 404-249-5000 to order.
The Virginia-Highland restaurant is featuring brunch, grilled burgers, and steak boxes for takeout over the Memorial Day weekend. Order a bloody mary or mimosa kit, too. Order online by May 21 for pickup Saturday.
The restaurant group behind The Iberian Pig, Bar Mercado, and Cooks & Soldiers is offering special backyard grilling kits, family meals, and cocktails kits for takeout over the long holiday weekend from each of its restaurants. Check out the menus and order online for pickup or delivery.
The Brady Avenue restaurant owned by chef Steven Satterfield just reopened for takeout last week and is offering a Memorial Day barbecue meal for the holiday weekend. Choose from pulled pork, smoked turkey sausage, or smoked chicken. The meal comes with sides, bread, and peach cake for $55. Call 678-733-8550 to order.
Chef Joey Ward’s Poncey-Highland restaurant continues to slay the takeout game with a weekend cookout meal deal for Memorial Day. The menu includes smoked chicken wings, baby back ribs, grilled vegetables, and sides like mac and cheese and potato salad. Meals are $58 for two people or $105 for four people. Order online through Friday for weekend pickup at the restaurant on Ponce de Leon Avenue.
The catering company on Chattahoochee Avenue offers three Memorial Day grilled meat meals for takeout this weekend, including shrimp, steak, and chicken. Each meal comes with sides and dessert. Call 404-892-2359 or order online for contactless pickup this weekend.
The popular Candler Park barbecue restaurant is now taking party-sized orders for Memorial Day weekend for pickup at its Ottley Drive catering facility. Call 404-414-0826 or email email@example.com to order.
The nightclub institution in Buckhead may be open for dine-in service right now, but its legendary dance floor is closed due the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Johnny’s plans to host a virtual dance party via Twitch on Saturday and Sunday night starting at 8 p.m. for those who wish to strut their stuff in the living room, backyard, or even the front porch over the Memorial Day weekend.
The Alpharetta steakhouse at Avalon features a barbecue, steak, or burger box for Memorial Day this weekend. The burger and barbecue meals come with sides and fixings. Call 678-722-8333 to order for pickup through Saturday. Check out the menu here.
Stay home if sick. Check the Georgia Department of Public Health website for guidance and updates on the latest number of reported COVID-19 cases. Numbers are now updated three times a day.