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Open on Mondays, Aziza offers a selection of mezze, entrees, and Turkish coffee service at Westside Provisions District.
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Seek Out These 20 Atlanta Restaurants Open on Mondays

From coursed-out dinners and Korean barbecue to hearty pasta dishes, Southern comfort foods, and crab leg specials on a Monday

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Open on Mondays, Aziza offers a selection of mezze, entrees, and Turkish coffee service at Westside Provisions District.
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Monday isn’t usually a busy dining day for the restaurant industry. Those days typically fall on Fridays and weekends. In fact, many restaurants are closed on slower service days, like Monday and Tuesday, in order to give employees a break and to restock pantry shelves and freezers for the upcoming week. But, for people seeking to avoid weekend crowds, snag a last minute reservation at a popular restaurant, or enjoy a quiet, comforting meal on a Monday, there are more than a few dining options to consider around Atlanta.

Below, Eater breaks down a variety of restaurants open on Mondays throughout Atlanta serving everything from coursed-out dinners and Korean barbecue to hearty pasta dishes, Southern comfort foods, and crab leg specials.

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1. Muss & Turner's

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1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE Suite 309
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 434-1114
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Muss and Turners is now considered a staple on the Smyrna-Vinings dining scene, and a restaurant typically crowded on weekends with casual date nights and families enjoying a meal together after a long week. But head here on Mondays for a quiet bite to eat, before slipping behind the cooler door for a drink after dinner at Eleanor’s, the restaurant’s intimate cocktail bar. Order online for takeout.

2. Bole Ethiopian Restaurant

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1583 Virginia Ave
College Park, GA 30337
(404) 549-9111
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Open daily in College Park for lunch and dinner, this area favorite is a great option for vegetarians seeking a hearty, meatless meal on a Monday. However, Bole is still accommodating for meat lovers. Order lamb and beef to scoop into injera and a glass of honey wine here.

3. Hot Cafe

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5286 Riverdale Rd
Atlanta, GA 30349
(770) 996-6544
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Located just south of town, Hot Cafe serves up a comforting mix of Laotian, Thai, and Chinese dishes in its modest dining room. But, the Laotian fare here really shines. Make sure to order any of the larb — a meat salad tossed with scallions, cilantro, red onions, and toasted rice — along with the fiery papaya salad paired with sticky rice. Regulars also swear by the wings, pad Thai, and tom yum soup. Call to order takeout.

4. Busy Bee Cafe

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810 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 525-9212
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Lines for fried chicken and other soul food classics tend to get long at this Vine City restaurant institution, especially on the weekends. The move is to head here on a Monday for some of the city’s best fried chicken, alongside an assortment of other Southern meat-and-three staples. The fried chicken at Busy Bee is marinated for 12 hours, hand-breaded, and fried. If that isn’t enticing enough, get the smothered version, which is topped with pan gravy. Order online for takeout and delivery.

5. Miller Union

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999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 733-8550
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Getting a reservation at chef Steven Satterfield’s award-winning west side restaurant can be challenging on busy dining days. Head in on a Monday for a quieter meal filled with fresh Southern cooking using locally grown vegetables and sustainable meats. The farm egg baked in celery cream with grilled bread is a must-try Atlanta dish. Miller Union also has one of the best vegetable plates in town and offers a killer wine list, too. Reservations encouraged. Order online for takeout. Patio available.

6. Aziza

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Suite P10b, 1170 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 968-9437
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Located at bustling Westside Provisions District, Tal Baum’s modern Israeli restaurant Aziza tends to be a hot spot for dining on Fridays and weekends. Grab a seat at the bar on a Monday or make a reservation in the dining room or on the new covered patio and kick off a meal with kubaneh and schug or hummus and braised duck. Then indulge in wood-fired shrimp or octopus with couscous and an entree of grilled lamb shoulder with fava beans and herb rice. Make sure to order wine and cocktails here, too. There’s also Turkish coffee service. Reservations encouraged. Patio available. Order online for takeout.

7. Atlas

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88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 600-6471
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Looking for a tasting menu experience or a fancy dinner on a Monday evening? Atlas, located inside the swanky St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead, offers a tasting menu with wine pairings alongside the restaurant’s a la carte dishes and decadent desserts. Reservations highly encouraged.

8. Chops & Lobster Bar

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70 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 262-2675
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Seeking fine dining surf and turf paired with martinis on Monday? Chop’s Lobster Bar offers everything from generous porterhouses to pricy filets of Kobe wagyu beef. Garnish the steak with accompaniments like foie gras, truffle butter, or Bearnaise sauce, too. Reservations highly encouraged.

9. Rumi's Kitchen Sandy Springs

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6112 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 477-2100
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Busy weekends give way to quieter Mondays and Tuesdays at this popular Persian restaurant. Start the meal off with a variety of fresh salads, along with falafel, dolmeh, and kashke bademjan (fried eggplant), before feasting on kebabs or a tender lamb shank platter served with fava beans and saffron rice. There’s also a location in Alpharetta. Order online for takeout or delivery.

10. Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

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3167 Peachtree Rd NE Suite S
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 500-2181
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Storico Fresco in Buckhead is likely one of the best places in Atlanta to buy and consume fresh-made pastas. But getting a seat at this restaurant and Italian market can be difficult without a reservation, especially on the weekends. Head in on a Monday for lunch or dinner and pasta dishes like Storico’s popular cacio e pepe, squid ink ravioli with salmon belly, or lasagna alla bolognese. Order online for takeout or delivery. Patio seating.

11. Ticonderoga Club

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99 Krog St NE W
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 458-4534
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Mondays are likely the best day of the week to grab a seat at the bar or meet up with friends for dinner at this popular Krog Street Market restaurant. Weekends here tend to be packed with patrons and with folks waiting for seats to become available in the small dining room or at the eight-seat bar. The New England-style tavern is where to head for an Ipswich clam roll, vegan noodle bowl, veal sweetbreads, or the crowd-pleasing (and feeding) chuckwagon steak platter paired with some of the city’s best cocktails or a top-notch glass of wine. Reservations encouraged.

12. LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

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900 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 228-7227
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Mondays at this DeKalb Avenue pizzeria include platters of giant crab legs on special served with butter and lemon and a side corn cobs and biscuits. Make sure to pair dinner with an ice cold martini, too. A dirty martini here often comes with extra cocktail in a shaker for topping off. Order online for takeout.

13. The Porter Beer Bar

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1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

It’s not easy to get into this highly popular beer pub in Little Five Points as the week wears on, especially when tourists flock to the neighborhood on weekends to shop, dine, and attend concerts and shows. So, pop by the Porter Beer Bar on Monday and eat and drink with other local Atlantans. Make sure to try the Belgian fries here, along with the salt and vinegar popcorn. Then order a plate of fish and chips or the potato pierogi to pair with a beer from the vast brew list here.

14. Gato

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1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 371-0889
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Every Sunday through Tuesday, the petite Candler Park restaurant transforms into Gigi’s Italian Kitchen. Expect “New York-style Italian food” on the menu here, including dishes like chicken marsala, marinated mussels, fritto misto, and buttermilk panna cotta with Georgia peaches. Gigi’s: Monday and Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Follow on Instagram for menu updates. Patio seating.

15. Poor Hendrix

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2371 Hosea L Williams Dr SE bldg 2
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 549-8756
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This congenial neighborhood restaurant and bar typically closes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and tends to get busy on weekends. But come in on a Monday evening for a quiet dinner of spicy peanut cold noodles, grilled cheese on sourdough with tomato jam, or marinated mussels served with a side of focaccia. If the sesame wings are on the menu here, order a basket of drums and flats immediately. Pair dinner with an ice cold tallboy, a cocktail, or a glass of wine. Patio available.

16. Plaza Fiesta

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4166 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 982-9138
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At a whopping 350,000-square-feet, Plaza Fiesta is filled with over 140 shops, a food court, and several restaurants open daily offering everything from tortas and tacos to spicy seafood dishes and Venezuelan fare. Plaza Fiesta also includes a large farmers market.

17. Atlanta China Town Food Court

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Just off of Buford Highway on New Peachtree Road, the food court at Atlanta Chinatown mall is filled with restaurant stalls offering everything from hand-pulled noodles and dumplings to hot pots, whole roast duck feasts, and spicy Sichuan dishes. The food court features indoor seating and seating outside in the garden courtyard. Make sure to pop by the many shops at the mall and then pick up a red bean paste or taro bun from Family Baking bakery and cafe. Takeout available via individual restaurant stall. Patio seating.

18. The Iberian Pig

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121 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 371-8800
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Another restaurant typically difficult to get into on the weekends, head to the Iberian Pig on quieter dining days, like Monday, for Spanish tapas and a glass of wine or two on a weekday evening. Order a tasting of Iberico meats and selection of cheeses to kick off the meal, before diving into tapas, including pan con tomate, patatas bravas, pork cheek tacos, and braised short rib empanadas. There’s also a location in Buckhead. Order online for takeout. Patio available.

19. Han Il Kwan

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5458 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 457-3217
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Just south of Buford Highway Farmer’s Market, this Korean restaurant serves up traditional meaty grilled delights in its sprawling dining room paired with plenty of banchan on the side. Make sure to keep an eye out for lunch specials here, too. The restaurant also offers a variety of other Korean fare on the menu, including kimchi-jjigae, japchae, seafood pancakes, and bibimbap. Order online for takeout.

20. Matthews Cafeteria

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2299 Main St
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 939-2357
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Matthew’s Cafeteria has been slinging Southern favorites since 1955. This family-owned restaurant in Tucker remains one of the best spots in metro Atlanta for meat-and-three platters and fried chicken that tastes like granny made it. Diners travel from around ATL to eat at this old school cafeteria, and it rarely disappoints with its array of Southern comfort foods. Drive-thru service available. Order online.

1. Muss & Turner's

1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE Suite 309, Smyrna, GA 30080

Muss and Turners is now considered a staple on the Smyrna-Vinings dining scene, and a restaurant typically crowded on weekends with casual date nights and families enjoying a meal together after a long week. But head here on Mondays for a quiet bite to eat, before slipping behind the cooler door for a drink after dinner at Eleanor’s, the restaurant’s intimate cocktail bar. Order online for takeout.

1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE Suite 309
Smyrna, GA 30080

2. Bole Ethiopian Restaurant

1583 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA 30337

Open daily in College Park for lunch and dinner, this area favorite is a great option for vegetarians seeking a hearty, meatless meal on a Monday. However, Bole is still accommodating for meat lovers. Order lamb and beef to scoop into injera and a glass of honey wine here.

1583 Virginia Ave
College Park, GA 30337

3. Hot Cafe

5286 Riverdale Rd, Atlanta, GA 30349

Located just south of town, Hot Cafe serves up a comforting mix of Laotian, Thai, and Chinese dishes in its modest dining room. But, the Laotian fare here really shines. Make sure to order any of the larb — a meat salad tossed with scallions, cilantro, red onions, and toasted rice — along with the fiery papaya salad paired with sticky rice. Regulars also swear by the wings, pad Thai, and tom yum soup. Call to order takeout.

5286 Riverdale Rd
Atlanta, GA 30349

4. Busy Bee Cafe

810 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Lines for fried chicken and other soul food classics tend to get long at this Vine City restaurant institution, especially on the weekends. The move is to head here on a Monday for some of the city’s best fried chicken, alongside an assortment of other Southern meat-and-three staples. The fried chicken at Busy Bee is marinated for 12 hours, hand-breaded, and fried. If that isn’t enticing enough, get the smothered version, which is topped with pan gravy. Order online for takeout and delivery.

810 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

5. Miller Union

999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Getting a reservation at chef Steven Satterfield’s award-winning west side restaurant can be challenging on busy dining days. Head in on a Monday for a quieter meal filled with fresh Southern cooking using locally grown vegetables and sustainable meats. The farm egg baked in celery cream with grilled bread is a must-try Atlanta dish. Miller Union also has one of the best vegetable plates in town and offers a killer wine list, too. Reservations encouraged. Order online for takeout. Patio available.

999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Aziza

Suite P10b, 1170 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Located at bustling Westside Provisions District, Tal Baum’s modern Israeli restaurant Aziza tends to be a hot spot for dining on Fridays and weekends. Grab a seat at the bar on a Monday or make a reservation in the dining room or on the new covered patio and kick off a meal with kubaneh and schug or hummus and braised duck. Then indulge in wood-fired shrimp or octopus with couscous and an entree of grilled lamb shoulder with fava beans and herb rice. Make sure to order wine and cocktails here, too. There’s also Turkish coffee service. Reservations encouraged. Patio available. Order online for takeout.

Suite P10b, 1170 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. Atlas

88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Looking for a tasting menu experience or a fancy dinner on a Monday evening? Atlas, located inside the swanky St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead, offers a tasting menu with wine pairings alongside the restaurant’s a la carte dishes and decadent desserts. Reservations highly encouraged.

88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

8. Chops & Lobster Bar

70 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Seeking fine dining surf and turf paired with martinis on Monday? Chop’s Lobster Bar offers everything from generous porterhouses to pricy filets of Kobe wagyu beef. Garnish the steak with accompaniments like foie gras, truffle butter, or Bearnaise sauce, too. Reservations highly encouraged.

70 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

9. Rumi's Kitchen Sandy Springs

6112 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328

Busy weekends give way to quieter Mondays and Tuesdays at this popular Persian restaurant. Start the meal off with a variety of fresh salads, along with falafel, dolmeh, and kashke bademjan (fried eggplant), before feasting on kebabs or a tender lamb shank platter served with fava beans and saffron rice. There’s also a location in Alpharetta. Order online for takeout or delivery.

6112 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328

10. Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

3167 Peachtree Rd NE Suite S, Atlanta, GA 30305

Storico Fresco in Buckhead is likely one of the best places in Atlanta to buy and consume fresh-made pastas. But getting a seat at this restaurant and Italian market can be difficult without a reservation, especially on the weekends. Head in on a Monday for lunch or dinner and pasta dishes like Storico’s popular cacio e pepe, squid ink ravioli with salmon belly, or lasagna alla bolognese. Order online for takeout or delivery. Patio seating.

3167 Peachtree Rd NE Suite S
Atlanta, GA 30305

11. Ticonderoga Club

99 Krog St NE W, Atlanta, GA 30307

Mondays are likely the best day of the week to grab a seat at the bar or meet up with friends for dinner at this popular Krog Street Market restaurant. Weekends here tend to be packed with patrons and with folks waiting for seats to become available in the small dining room or at the eight-seat bar. The New England-style tavern is where to head for an Ipswich clam roll, vegan noodle bowl, veal sweetbreads, or the crowd-pleasing (and feeding) chuckwagon steak platter paired with some of the city’s best cocktails or a top-notch glass of wine. Reservations encouraged.

99 Krog St NE W
Atlanta, GA 30307

12. LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

900 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Mondays at this DeKalb Avenue pizzeria include platters of giant crab legs on special served with butter and lemon and a side corn cobs and biscuits. Make sure to pair dinner with an ice cold martini, too. A dirty martini here often comes with extra cocktail in a shaker for topping off. Order online for takeout.

900 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

13. The Porter Beer Bar

1156 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

It’s not easy to get into this highly popular beer pub in Little Five Points as the week wears on, especially when tourists flock to the neighborhood on weekends to shop, dine, and attend concerts and shows. So, pop by the Porter Beer Bar on Monday and eat and drink with other local Atlantans. Make sure to try the Belgian fries here, along with the salt and vinegar popcorn. Then order a plate of fish and chips or the potato pierogi to pair with a beer from the vast brew list here.

1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

14. Gato

1660 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Every Sunday through Tuesday, the petite Candler Park restaurant transforms into Gigi’s Italian Kitchen. Expect “New York-style Italian food” on the menu here, including dishes like chicken marsala, marinated mussels, fritto misto, and buttermilk panna cotta with Georgia peaches. Gigi’s: Monday and Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Follow on Instagram for menu updates. Patio seating.

1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

15. Poor Hendrix

2371 Hosea L Williams Dr SE bldg 2, Atlanta, GA 30317

This congenial neighborhood restaurant and bar typically closes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and tends to get busy on weekends. But come in on a Monday evening for a quiet dinner of spicy peanut cold noodles, grilled cheese on sourdough with tomato jam, or marinated mussels served with a side of focaccia. If the sesame wings are on the menu here, order a basket of drums and flats immediately. Pair dinner with an ice cold tallboy, a cocktail, or a glass of wine. Patio available.

2371 Hosea L Williams Dr SE bldg 2
Atlanta, GA 30317

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16. Plaza Fiesta

4166 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

At a whopping 350,000-square-feet, Plaza Fiesta is filled with over 140 shops, a food court, and several restaurants open daily offering everything from tortas and tacos to spicy seafood dishes and Venezuelan fare. Plaza Fiesta also includes a large farmers market.

4166 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345

17. Atlanta China Town Food Court

Chamblee, GA 30341

Just off of Buford Highway on New Peachtree Road, the food court at Atlanta Chinatown mall is filled with restaurant stalls offering everything from hand-pulled noodles and dumplings to hot pots, whole roast duck feasts, and spicy Sichuan dishes. The food court features indoor seating and seating outside in the garden courtyard. Make sure to pop by the many shops at the mall and then pick up a red bean paste or taro bun from Family Baking bakery and cafe. Takeout available via individual restaurant stall. Patio seating.

18. The Iberian Pig

121 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030

Another restaurant typically difficult to get into on the weekends, head to the Iberian Pig on quieter dining days, like Monday, for Spanish tapas and a glass of wine or two on a weekday evening. Order a tasting of Iberico meats and selection of cheeses to kick off the meal, before diving into tapas, including pan con tomate, patatas bravas, pork cheek tacos, and braised short rib empanadas. There’s also a location in Buckhead. Order online for takeout. Patio available.

121 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030

19. Han Il Kwan

5458 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

Just south of Buford Highway Farmer’s Market, this Korean restaurant serves up traditional meaty grilled delights in its sprawling dining room paired with plenty of banchan on the side. Make sure to keep an eye out for lunch specials here, too. The restaurant also offers a variety of other Korean fare on the menu, including kimchi-jjigae, japchae, seafood pancakes, and bibimbap. Order online for takeout.

5458 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

20. Matthews Cafeteria

2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084

Matthew’s Cafeteria has been slinging Southern favorites since 1955. This family-owned restaurant in Tucker remains one of the best spots in metro Atlanta for meat-and-three platters and fried chicken that tastes like granny made it. Diners travel from around ATL to eat at this old school cafeteria, and it rarely disappoints with its array of Southern comfort foods. Drive-thru service available. Order online.

2299 Main St
Tucker, GA 30084

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