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A line of people standing socially distanced and in masks ready to order from Supremo Taco’s to-go window. The shot is taken from the parking lot looking toward the white painted brick building with the bright neon green Supremo logo lit up as the evening sun sets, A white Jeep is parked to the left

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The Eater Atlanta Guide to All Things Outdoor Dining

Perfect patios, takeout windows, food trucks, and picnic spreads

Supremo Taco in Grant Park
| Ryan Fleisher

North Georgia’s temperate climate means Atlantans can enjoy living life outdoors for most of the year. It also means Atlanta and its sprawling metropolitan area offer a robust outdoor dining scene with a lengthy patio season which often lasts from March until early December.

Eater compiled a handy guide to outdoor dining that includes everything from relaxing patios and where to grab picnic supplies to takeout windows and food trucks for meals on the go.


Perfect patio dining

People sitting outside at picnic tables scattered about the parking lot, some under a long yellow tent, at Victory Sandwich Bar in Inman Park, Atlanta. Sunlight pops through the trees as evening sets in
The patio outside Victory Sandwich Bar in Inman Park
Ryan Fleisher

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Takeout windows and food trucks

A woman wearing a black mask, glasses, and a black checked shirt holds a red drink in a plastic to-go cut up through a glass takeout window at the Met in West End, Atlanta. A handwritten Order Here sign hang above her and a tip jar sits beside the window
The Window at the Met in Adair Park
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Picnic supplies

The newly opened Staplehouse market on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta with two people ordering meats and cheese at the counter from a masked employee during the pandemic of 2020
Staplehouse Market in Old Fourth Ward
Ryan Fleisher for Eater Atlanta

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Dining on the go

Zesto’s in Atlanta with burgers, fries, hot dogs, tacos, wings on a table Zesto’s

Atlanta Restaurants Featuring the Convenience of a Drive-Thru Window

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Ice cream and frozen treats

A row of 4 glass cups each containing a scoop of ice cream Queen of Cream

Where to Treat Yourself to Soft Serve Ice Cream

Atlanta Shops for Ice Cream and Gelato

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Road trip

A observation deck at overlooking the Black Rock mountains beyond in the North Georgia mountains
The observation deck overlooking the Black Rock mountains in North Georgia
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Disclaimer: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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