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13 Cheese Dips to Try in Atlanta Right Now

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What isn't better with cheese dip? From beer-based cheese bowls to meat lovers' queso with all the spicy fixings to straight on melted cheese, we've sourced the city's best dips and updated our guide just in time for May 5. Not that you should enjoy these quesos only once a year. Think something's missing? Do leave it in the comments.


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1. Bone Garden Cantina

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1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 418-9072
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Come for the pork tamales, potent margaritas, and no-nonsense approach to service. Stay for the signature cheese dip with tomatoes and jalapeños, which will make you want to lick the bowl. For carnivores, the dip also comes with the option of chorizo.

2. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 221-2600
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Cheese dip is even better with beer. Try Wrecking Bar's kale ale fondue, made with aged gouda & sharp cheddar and served with a Bernhard’s Bavarian pretzel and a side of local, seasonal vegetables.

3. Taqueria del Sol

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1200 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-5811
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Those lines that snake around the patio aren't just for the popular margaritas. This spicy white dip is so good, you won't mind scarfing it down in five minutes before you're shooed out the door.

4. La Urbana Tequila and Mezcal Bar

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Huff Road
Atlanta, GA
The newest entry into the cheese dip wars is La Urbana, which serves up melted oaxaca cheese with hot tortillas and your choice of chorizo or rajas. [Photo]

5. Across the Street

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668 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 781-0931
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Across the Street's roasted poblano and corn queso includes tons of Mexican goodness, including fire roasted poblanos, green chiles, corn with jalapeños, queso blanco, AND American cheese.

6. The Original El Taco

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1186 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-4656
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If you like your cheese dip with some heat, look no further than El Taco's queso royale, with chorizo, peppers, AND onions.

7. Yumbii

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Moving Target!
Atlanta, GA
Three words: Sriracha. Cheese. Dip. The Yumbii truck is a moving target, but it's cheese dip always hits the spot. Especially paired with sesame fries.

8. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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You can find another beer/cheese dip combo at this Midtown hangout. The H&F Bread pretzel comes with IPA cheese fondue and spicy mustard.

9. Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

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2337 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-9244
There's a reason this place has been an Atlanta staple for more than thirty years. The cheese dip is so good it will make you forget you can't get a margarita to wash it down. [Photo]

10. Red Pepper Taqueria

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2149 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 325-8151
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Why choose between chopped jalapeños, chorizo, or shiitake mushrooms when you can get all three at Red Pepper Taqueria.

11. The Big Tex

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308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Ste I
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-3939
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Big Tex serves up chihuahua cheese in a cast iron skillet and tops it with pico de gallo and cojita cheese. [Photo: Green Olive Media]

12. Zocalo Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

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187 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-7576
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In addition to a prime people-watching patio perfect for the warmer months, Zocalo offers a heaping bowl of queso fundido made with Mexican cheeses and the option of chorizo or mushrooms.

13. Tin Lizzy's Cantina

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415 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 554-8220
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What goes best with three kinds of cheese dip (blancho, fundido, and black bean queso)? A pitcher of margaritas and a view of Oakland Cemetery.

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1. Bone Garden Cantina

1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Come for the pork tamales, potent margaritas, and no-nonsense approach to service. Stay for the signature cheese dip with tomatoes and jalapeños, which will make you want to lick the bowl. For carnivores, the dip also comes with the option of chorizo.
1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

2. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Cheese dip is even better with beer. Try Wrecking Bar's kale ale fondue, made with aged gouda & sharp cheddar and served with a Bernhard’s Bavarian pretzel and a side of local, seasonal vegetables.
292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

3. Taqueria del Sol

1200 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Those lines that snake around the patio aren't just for the popular margaritas. This spicy white dip is so good, you won't mind scarfing it down in five minutes before you're shooed out the door.
1200 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. La Urbana Tequila and Mezcal Bar

Huff Road, Atlanta, GA
The newest entry into the cheese dip wars is La Urbana, which serves up melted oaxaca cheese with hot tortillas and your choice of chorizo or rajas. [Photo]
Huff Road
Atlanta, GA

5. Across the Street

668 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Across the Street's roasted poblano and corn queso includes tons of Mexican goodness, including fire roasted poblanos, green chiles, corn with jalapeños, queso blanco, AND American cheese.
668 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

6. The Original El Taco

1186 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
If you like your cheese dip with some heat, look no further than El Taco's queso royale, with chorizo, peppers, AND onions.
1186 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

7. Yumbii

Moving Target!, Atlanta, GA
Three words: Sriracha. Cheese. Dip. The Yumbii truck is a moving target, but it's cheese dip always hits the spot. Especially paired with sesame fries.
Moving Target!
Atlanta, GA

8. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
You can find another beer/cheese dip combo at this Midtown hangout. The H&F Bread pretzel comes with IPA cheese fondue and spicy mustard.
817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

9. Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

2337 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
There's a reason this place has been an Atlanta staple for more than thirty years. The cheese dip is so good it will make you forget you can't get a margarita to wash it down. [Photo]
2337 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

10. Red Pepper Taqueria

2149 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Why choose between chopped jalapeños, chorizo, or shiitake mushrooms when you can get all three at Red Pepper Taqueria.
2149 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

11. The Big Tex

308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Ste I, Decatur, GA 30030
Big Tex serves up chihuahua cheese in a cast iron skillet and tops it with pico de gallo and cojita cheese. [Photo: Green Olive Media]
308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Ste I
Decatur, GA 30030

12. Zocalo Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

187 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
In addition to a prime people-watching patio perfect for the warmer months, Zocalo offers a heaping bowl of queso fundido made with Mexican cheeses and the option of chorizo or mushrooms.
187 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

13. Tin Lizzy's Cantina

415 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
What goes best with three kinds of cheese dip (blancho, fundido, and black bean queso)? A pitcher of margaritas and a view of Oakland Cemetery.
415 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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