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Keep track of the forthcoming restaurants and bars opening around Atlanta in 2023

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Last year saw a record number of restaurants open all over Atlanta and the metropolitan area. That trend doesn’t appear to shows signs of slowing down in 2023. Eater is tracking the restaurants, bars, food halls, and coffee shops set to open this year around Atlanta below, broken down by neighborhood and city. Continue to check back for updates.

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Delbar Middle Eastern is opening a third location in the former Traditions Indian Cuisine space.

Yumbii plans to open at the Atwater shopping center across from Avalon on Old Milton Parkway.


Sunshine Alchemy, a vegetarian and vegan food truck turned cafe, is opening on Presidential Parkway as part of the growing collection of Prep Atlanta incubator restaurants.

Atlanta University Center

Rosie’s Coffee Cafe opens its fourth Atlanta location on Student Movement Boulevard this spring, according to What Now Atlanta.


Painted Pickle, a bar and restaurant focused on the game of pickleball, will open later this year. A second location could also open near the Perimeter.

Victory Brands, the group behind Victory Sandwich Bar, LLoyd’s, and Little Trouble, plans to open a new restaurant concept at the recently opened Indie Studios complex on Ottley Drive.

Avondale Estates

Common Roots Farmers Market, a 12,000-square-foot neighborhood grocery with a deli offering to-go food, an expansive outdoor seating area, and selling outdoor seasonal decor, opens this year.

Leftie Lee’s, a sandwich shop and bakery from Foodcation Forever chef and baker Vivian Lee, brings Korean-inspired baked goods and sandwiches soon to Olive and Pine.

Battery Atlanta

Battle and Brew, gaming bar and restaurant, is opening at the Battery Atlanta in Cobb County in 2023.

Cultivate Food and Coffee is opening below OrthoAtlanta at the Battery.


Nourish + Bloom Market, a grocery store using artificial intelligence and delivery robots owned by Jamie and Jilea Hemmings, could open along the Beltline.


Yet-named restaurant from chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips takes over the former Juniper Cafe space this year at Westside Village.


Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q opens a third location in the former Hudson FC International Sports Pub space at Brookhaven Station in 2023.

Lobster Banh Mi is opening a second location on Clairmont Road in the same complex as Greek Gyros and Pizza and seafood market and cafe Kathleen’s Catch,


Brush Sushi reopens this summer, taking over the former American Cut space at Buckhead Village.

Carmel, a coastal cuisine-inspired restaurant and bar from Tal Baum, opens at Buckhead Village this year.

Delbar Middle Eastern restaurant is planning to open in the Gentry apartment tower at Buckhead Village.

Little Rey, owned by Ford Fry, opens in a new portion of the Northcreek Office Park complex on Northside Parkway.

Lucy’s Market is opening a second, smaller location at Corso Atlanta on Howell Mill Road near West Paces and Northside Drive.

Yet-named Korean steakhouse from Justin Lim takes over the former Restaurant Eugene space on Peachtree.

Planta Queen vegan restaurant is opening this summer at Buckhead Village.

The Salty Donut is opening on West Paces Ferry Road in 2023.

Sinbad Mediterranean Grill is opening in the former Bún Mì Vietnamese Grill space on Peachtree.

Snap Thai Fish House, a Thai restaurant backed by the owners of Bangkok Thai focused on sustainable seafood dishes, opens this winter on Lenox Road.

The Daily, the Charleston-based coffee shop and cafe owned by Michael and Melody Shemtov, opens in a new portion of the Northcreek Office Park complex on Northside Parkway in 2023.

Yeppa and Co., from the owners of Storico Fresco and Forza Storico, opens in January 2023 in the former Biltong Bar space at Buckhead Village.

Capitol View

A Mano opens in 2023 on Sylvan Road. First reported. Opened in 2017 at the corner of Ralph McGill Boulevard and Glen Iris Drive, owner George DeMeglio hopes to begin construction on the restaurant this summer.

Cascade Heights

Aiskrimu Ice Cream shop is opening at the Point near Orethea’s and Serenidad on Cascade Road.


Chamblee Tap and Market opens in historic downtown Chamblee, featuring a taproom with 20 taps serving beer and wine, four food stalls, and a coffee shop.


The Breakfast Boys is opening a second location in the former Tin Plate space on Commercial Street this year.


KPot Korean BBQ and Hot Pot is opening in the Cumberland Mall district.


Rock ‘N’ Taco opens this fall at the Cumming City Center mixed-use development.


Hell Yeah Gluten Free bakery is opening beside Inner Voice Brewing in 2023 in a former Christian Science Reading Room.

Muchacho taco and coffee bar opens a second location in 2023 behind Leon’s Full Service.


Java Saga Taiwanese hot chicken restaurant and coffee shop relocates this spring to the former Master Bakery space on Buford Highway.


Atlanta Brewing Company reopens in Underground Atlanta soon.

Betty Sue’s breakfast and brunch restaurant and takeout restaurant Binky’s, both owned by chef Bryant Williams, is opening on Marietta Street at the Five Points Plaza.

Dolo’s Pizza is opening in a permanent space on Lower Alabama at Underground Atlanta.

Mochinut mochi doughnut shop is opening at the Reflection apartment tower on John Wesley Dobbs in 2023.

Slice Pizza is opening on Edgewood near Georgia State University.

Yet-named restaurants from the team behind Red Phone Booth cocktail bar will open in 2023 at the Department Building.


Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ expands to Duluth this year.


Cuddlefish and South Florida Mexican restaurant Agave Bandido open in 2024 at the High Street development near Perimeter Center.

Grana, from chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella, opens this year next door to Taco Mac in Perimeter Center.

NFA Burger opens in a new space in 2023 beside its current location at the Chevron market on Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

Puttshack opens its second Atlanta-area location by 2023, this time at the forthcoming High Street development.

The Hampton Social, a sprawling two-story restaurant dedicated to rose, opens at the emerging High Street development in 2024.

Slice Pizza is opening on Edgewood Avenue later this year.

Superica opens this spring at Ashford Lane.

The Halal Guys is opening at the State Farm at Park Center building some time this year.

The Hall at Ashford Lane, a nine-stall food hall, is opening inside the former Henredon Furniture store at Perimeter Place (soon to be renamed Ashford Lane) on Olde Perimeter Way.

Valor Coffee is opening a second OTP location in Dunwoody Village.

East Lake

La Fonda takes over the former Lake & Oak BBQ space across from Hosea & 2nd this spring.

East Point

Cultured South Fermentation Company is opening a farm-brewery serving kombucha, cocktails, beer, food and wine on R.N. Martin Street.

Eat My Biscuits, a breakfast and brunch restaurant owned by restaurateur Vanetta Roy, opens this year on Main Street.


Bonafide Deluxe opens this winter on LaFrance Street, expect cocktails and draft beer paired with sandwiches from chef Nolan Wynn.

Exurbs — outer metro Atlanta

Mochibees doughnut shop is opening in the northern Atlanta city of Suwanee.

Georgia Tech

Slutty Vegan is opening in March on the Georgia Tech campus at the John Lewis Student Center on Ferst Drive.


Fairway Social is headed to Town at Trilith (formerly Pinewood Forest) near Trilith Studios.

Hero Doughnuts & Buns is opening a second Metro Atlanta location at Town at Trilith near Trilith Studios.

Forest Park

Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks is opening on on Jonesboro Road this spring.

Grant Park

Birdcage, a Latin food restaurant from the owner of Firepit Pizza Tavern, opens at the Larkin on Memorial complex by the end of 2023.

Grant Park Coffeehouse relocated to downtown Atlanta and is opening a second location back in Grant Park in the Chosewood building at the corner of Grant Street and Georgia Avenue.

Kupcakerie bakery and cafe is opening behind the relocated Supremo Taco this fall along Chastain Street.

Supremo Taco relocates to a building behind its current restaurant on Memorial Drive this year and will offer indoor dining, a full bar, and serve new dishes.

Grove Park

Bankhead Seafood, backed by Atlanta rappers Killer Mike and T.I., opens as a 130-seat, two-story restaurant in 2023 on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.


Junior’s Pizza, owned by Alex and Jennifer Aton, is opening this summer in a new development on North Central Avenue.

Inman Park

Painted Park is taking over the Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish space on North Highland Avenue and will serve food and drinks with expanded outdoor seating and lawn games along the Beltline.

The Daily, the Charleston-based coffee shop and cafe owned by Michael and Melody Shemtov, opens in the former Proof Bakeshop space later this year.


Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks owner Derrick Hayes plans to open a third location in Jonesboro.


Nourish Botanica cafe and pop-up incubator, owned by Quianah Upton, opens in March as part of the planned greenhouse, sustainable garden, and cafe planned for the Pryor Road property

Knights Park/Howell Station

Elsewhere Brewing is opening at the Westside Paper development along West Marietta Street.

Glide Pizza, all-day breakfast restaurant Pancake Social, seafood restaurant Girl Diver, and the first Georgia location of Boxcar Betty’s open at Westside Paper in 2023.

King of Pops walk-up bar and taqueria El Santo Gallo are both opening at Westside Paper in 2023. Ancestral Bottle Shop and Market is also opening at Westside Paper.

Krog Street Market

Planta vegan restaurant is opening this spring in the former Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits space.


El Gordo, from the owners behind Birria El Gordo, opens in 2023 at Uptown Atlanta across the street from 26 Thai Kitchen and Bar and the Lindbergh MARTA station.

Bene Korean Steakhouse from chef Vincent Jung and the owners of Korean barbecue restaurant Miss Gogi opens at Uptown Atlanta this year.

Windmill Bakery and Cafe and J’ouvert Caribbean Kitchen open in 2023 at Uptown Atlanta, a 47-acre development anchored by the Lindbergh MARTA Station

Little Five Points

Pizza Verdura Sincera, a vegan pizzeria, is taking over the Little Five Points location of Zesto.

Marietta Street Artery

Culinary Dropout, an Arizona-based restaurant chain featuring live music and games, is opening at the Brickworks in 2023.


Alta Toro takes over the former Babalu space this spring at the corner of Peachtree Place and West Peachtree.

Angry Crab Shack replaces the Pig and the Pearl at Atlantic Station this year.

Atlanta Breakfast Club is opening at Atlantic Station.

Casa Almenara: Tulum Cuisine and Craft Bar is opening this spring in the 10th and Piedmont and G’s Midtown spaces.

Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles is taking over the former the Federal space.

Krispy Kreme reopens after two years and two fires this summer at its original location on Ponce De Leon Avenue.

New restaurant from Das BBQ and coffee shop PMA Coffee open on Piedmont as part of a collaborative space called 12th and Everything.

Taste Bar and Kitchen, a popular Houston all-day brunch hot spot, now includes a ghost kitchen at Forrest Eatery in Atlanta’s Berkeley Park neighborhood and opens a full-service location in 2023 nearby at the Atlantic building.

The Waiting Room cocktail bar is opening winter 2023, taking over the former Top Flr space above Bon Ton.

Yumbii, the Queso Shop, and all-day brunch restaurant Snooze, an A.M. Eatery are all opening at Midtown Promenade.


Community Burger will open in the Crabapple district in 2023.


Vicina Pizza and Salad, from the owner of Pho Ga Tony Tony, opens in 2023 at the Carter Oak Crossing shopping complex.


Dugan’s, a popular Poncey-Highland sports bar known for its wings, is relocating from its present location on Ponce to what was formerly Northlake Mall.

Old Fourth Ward

Burle’s Bar, a cocktail bar from the Victorian plant shop, opens this year on North Angier Avenue.

Boon Development opens a restaurant and market on Decatur Street near Fetch dog park and bar.

Emerald City Bagels opens this summer as part of a new phase of development at the Studioplex complex currently under construction along Edgewood Avenue.

The Salty Donut is opening at 124 Krog Street in 2023.

Seabird Oyster Bar opens in 2023 along the Eastside Beltline trail with a menu centered around raw bar selections and other seafood dishes paired with cocktails and sparkling wine.

Socu Prime, owned by chef Erica Barrett, may still be opening next door to brewpub Biggerstaff Brewing Company and Staplehouse Market.


Colette Bread, from baker Sarah Dodge, is opening in the small retail strip next door to the former Highland Inn.

Illy Caffe is slated to open in 2023 at the Ford Factory Lofts on Ponce.

Sea Legs, a wine bar serving a cafe menu in the evenings, opens later this year alongside East Pole Coffee at the Plaza on Ponce complex.


Breaker Breaker from the team behind Grindhouse Killer Burgers is opening at the redeveloped Stein Steel and Supply Co. plant along the Eastside Beltline trail this spring.

El Malo (“The Bad Guy”), a rum bar backed by one of the restaurateurs behind Supremo Taco is opening at the Atlanta Dairies complex on Memorial Drive this fall.

Pretty Little Tacos opens at 45 Moreland this year, home to Neighborhood Wraps and Smoothies and forthcoming Caribbean restaurant and rum bar Wylie and Rum.

Spina Pizza, from Anthony Spina Jr., and Small Fry, from 8ARM and Fishmonger owners Skip Engelbrecht and chef Nhan Le, are opening at Atlanta Dairies on Memorial in 2023.


Bryan Furman BBQ, a new restaurant owned by pitmaster Bryan Furman opening in 2023, will be a celebration of Black barbecue traditions. The existing house on the Bolton Road property will be torn down to make way for a new building and smokehouse. Read the full story here.


Bask Steakhouse opens in 2023 beside From the Earth Brewing on Holcomb Bridge Road.

Sandy Springs

Baraonda closed after 21 years at the corner of Peachtree and 3rd streets in Midtown, but is relocating to the Adley City Springs apartment complex on Roswell Road this year.

Rreal Tacos is opening a new location in Sandy Springs this year.

Fresh One Kitchen is opening a second location in the Parkside Shops on Roswell Road.

South Downtown

Common Grounds Coffee Collective, from the owner of Black Coffee ATL, is opening on Upper Alabama at Underground Atlanta in 2023.

Pizza Clementine and Thirteenth Floor cocktail bar are opening are opening at the historic Hotel Row redevelopment on Mitchell Street. How Crispy was slated to open here, but is currently no longer part of the project. However, a representative tells Eater How Crispy could come back in at a later redevelopment phase.

Pins Mechanical Company, Ohio-based arcade and game bar, will open at the historic 222 Mitchell building across from Hotel Row.

Spiller Park is opening a location in Historic Hotel Row this fall.

TydeTate Kitchen Thai restaurant is opening in 2023 on Mitchell Street at Hotel Row. The restaurant will feature an expanded food menu from that of its Chattahoochee Food Works stall and serve cocktails.

A yet-named 21-stall food hall will serve as the anchor tenant when it opens this year at Underground Atlanta.

A yet-named rooftop diner and cocktail bar from Slater Hospitality (Nine Mile Station, Skyline Park) opens in 2023 at 222 Mitchell.


Dope Coffee, a Black-owned coffee shop, roastery, and events facility, opens to the public in February on Snapfinger Woods Drive.


Redacted Basement Drink Parlor, the Summerhill conspiracy theory-themed bar, finally plans to open along Georgia Avenue in 2023 after multiple delays.

Southern National from chef Duane Nutter (formerly of One Flew South) and restaurateur Reggie Washington opens this year on Georgia Avenue.

Toco Hills

Mobay Spice brings Jamaican fare to Toco Hills in March.

Underwood Hills

Chattahoochee Food Works sees the first restaurant stalls now open at the 31-stall food hall. The food hall includes a location of popular Cuban sandwich shop Cubanos ATL. Several more stalls are expected to open over the coming year.

Chicheria MX Kitchen opens in 2023 at the Works complex along Chattahoochee Avenue.

Foundation, a cocktail bar serving charcuterie boards, is opening near Fox Bros Bar-B-Q and Dr. Scofflaw’s Laboratory and Beer Garden at the Works, also home to food hall Chattahoochee Food Works.

LOL Burger Bar is taking over Ssam Burger, which is closing on Defoors Ferry, What Now Atlanta reports.

Waffle Experience, a California-based breakfast and brunch restaurant, is still planning to open at the Works development along Chattahoochee Avenue in northwest Atlanta.

A yet-named, tapas restaurant backed by the Select and Paces and Vine owner Dave Green is opening at the Works.


Ash Coffee Shop, from the owners of the Junkman’s Daughter, is opening on Virginia Avenue in 2023 and include dessert and drinks like Vietnamese egg coffee, What Now Atlanta reports.

Motorboat, from the owners of Bantam Pub, will apparently take over the former 8ARM space on Ponce until the property is redeveloped, What Now Atlanta reports.

West End

Hell Yeah Gluten Free bakery is opening just down the street from the Window and La Bodega at the Met on Murphy Avenue.

Lake and Oak Neighborhood Barbecue, owned by chefs Todd Richards and Josh Lee, opens later this year at the Lee and White complex.

Portrait Coffee, an Atlanta-based roastery, opens this year at the Lottie Watkins Building on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, one block north of the historic Wrens Nest House Museum.

Yet-named food hall joins restaurants, breweries, offices, and retail shops open at the Lee and White complex along the Westside Beltline.

Westside-Howell Mill Road/Brady Avenue

Culinary Dropout, a restaurant offering live music and games, is opening at the Brickworks along Marietta Street.

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, along Five Guys burgers and Starbucks, opens in 2024 as part of phase two of the Interlock on Howell Mill.

Pinky Promise champagne bar is opening in 2024 as part of phase two of the Interlock on Howell Mill offering live entertainment and a menu of dishes like smoked salmon tarts, avocado BLT croissants, and caviar.

The Salty Donut is opening at the Sentral West Midtown complex at Star Metals on Howell Mill Road in 2023.

The X Pot hot pot and Japanese restaurant opens in 2024 as part of phase two of the Interlock on Howell Mill. The restaurant includes locations in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Yalda, a Persian-Mediterranean restaurant, opens this year at the Osprey complex on the corner of Howell Mill Road and 10th Street.

Knuckies Hoagies is opening at the Interlock.

Little Sparrow, a neighborhood restaurant serving classic bistro fare, and upstairs bar Bar Blanc, both from Ford Fry, open in 2023 in the former JCT Kitchen and Bar space at Westside Provisions District.

Patina, a rooftop bar and lounge from the team behind the Painted Duck, opens atop Star Metals in 2023.

Superica is opening next door to seafood restaurant and oyster bar the Optimist on Howell Mill Road.

SMR Tap bar is opening at Star Metals complex on Howell Mill Road.


Jekyll Brewing is opening a second location on Main Street in downtown Woodstock.

Atlanta Location TBD

Amar Bien was to open at the Westside Village complex on Marietta Boulevard. Those plans were scraped while owners Howard and Anita Hsu scout new locations for the restaurant.

Bocado closed on Howell Mill Road, but owner Brian Lewis could reopen the restaurant in the city. Lewis rebranded Bocado Burger at Avalon to Bocado.

Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, a 24-hour automat, will open five Atlanta-area locations.

Dear Friend Bagels, owned by Dale Donchey of Spiller Park Coffee, will open as a bagel shop and delicatessen in Atlanta. Donchey tells Eater he’s eyeing space in downtown Atlanta.

Flip Burger closed on Howell Mill, but owner Joseph Hsiao is currently seeking a new location for the restaurant in Midtown.

Graffiti Breakfast closed at Chattahoochee Food Works and plans to reopen in a new Atlanta location.

Long Snake, a wine bar owned by former 8ARM bartender Joshua Fryer, is expected to open in city of Atlanta by the end of 2023.

Omakase by Yun, owned by chef Jonathan Yun, is relocating from Chirori Japanese restaurant on 14th Street in Midtown to a new, undisclosed location this year.

Zilch Market, a non-alcoholic bottle shop and cocktail bar, is opening in city of Atlanta.

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