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The Eater Atlanta Guide to Outdoor Dining

Perfect patios, takeout windows, food trucks, and where to buy wine and supplies to create picnic spreads in Atlanta

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 this handy guide to outdoor dining that includes everything from relaxing patios and al fresco dining destinations with the dog to takeout windows, food trucks, and where to grab picnic supplies and bottles of wine for picnicking around Atlanta.

Check back for updates throughout the spring and summer.


Perfect patio dining

The outdoor patio at Wood’s Chapel BBQ in Summerhill
Wood’s Chapel BBQ
Ryan Fleisher

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Atlanta Restaurants for Outdoor Fireside Dining

Dog-Friendly Patios in Atlanta

Takeout windows and food trucks

A man in a green shirt and khaki shorts picking up to-go food at Little Bird takeout window at Whiskey Bird in Morningside
Whiskey Bird includes a takeout window side business called Little Bird in Morningside.
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Food Trucks and Food Truck Parks to Seek Out Around Atlanta

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

Atlanta Restaurants and Markets for Picnic Provisions

Neighborhood and Locally Owned Markets Around Atlanta

Wonderful Atlanta Wine Shops

Atlanta Restaurants Featuring a Drive-Thru Window

Ice cream and gelato

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

Atlanta Shops for Ice Cream and Gelato

Where to Treat Yourself to Soft Serve Ice Cream

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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Apple Picking in the North Georgia Mountains

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