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Victory Sandwich Bar in Decatur.
Victory Sandwich Bar in Decatur.
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Atlanta's Top Cheap Eats and Restaurants

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Victory Sandwich Bar in Decatur.
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Cheap Eats Week is winding down, so it's time to call out some of Atlanta's best restaurants for dining on a budget. These 10 selections cover a variety of cuisines, but most importantly, they serve good food and don't break the bank.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Little's Food Store

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198 Carroll St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 963-7012
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A Cabbagetown classic, Little's has burgers and dogs that are tasty and cheap. Sliders range from $1.75 to $3.55 and hot dogs from $1.99 to $4.79. Really hungry? Get the half-pound classic, a huge cheeseburger with all the trimmings, for $5.25. [Photo: Little's/Facebook]

2. Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand

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489 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 474-9651
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Delia's operates two locations now, the original in East Atlanta and a new outpost in Westside. An expansive menu based on variations of — you guessed it — chicken sausage keeps prices below $10. [Photo: Delia's/Facebook]

3. Victory Sandwich Bar

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340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-9300
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In addition to the Decatur location, Victory is back in Inman Park, too. The sandwiches are delicious and super cheap — $4 or $5 — and a large Jack and Coke slushy is only $8. [Photo: Matthew Wong]

4. Nick's Food To Go

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240 MLK Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 521-2220
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Nick has retired, but his family still runs the take-out stand. A giant gyro sandwich with fries and a drink will set you back $10.

5. Eats

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600 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 888-9149
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Simple name, simple soul food on the menu. A meat-and-three plate runs at $8. [Photo: Eats/Official]

6. Taqueria del Sol

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2165 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 321-1118
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Del Sol has locations in Buckead, Decatur, and Westside, and they all have loyal followings. Chef Eddie Hernandez mixes Mexican and Southern with fried chicken, brisket, and smoked pork tacos. [Photo: Foursquare/Chase P.]

7. Lee's Bakery

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4005 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 728-1008
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There's a lot of good Vietnamese food in Atlanta, but not many places offer a lunch special like Lee's. A bowl of pho and half of a banh mi costs $7.25. [Photo: Lee's Bakery/Facebook]

8. Home Grown

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968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 222-0455
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Home Grown doesn't have the cheapest breakfast in town, but the prices are plenty reasonable. And the portions — plate-sized pancakes, for example — will fill you up with ease. [Photo: Home Grown/Facebook]

9. Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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1842 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 254-2273
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There's the original in Sweet Auburn Curb Market and standalone locations in Piedmont Hills and Athens. A double Grindhouse Style with fries and a drink checks in at $10. [Photo: Grindhouse/Facebook]

10. Ameer's Mediterranean Grill

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2168 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 982-0666
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Ameer's offers a wide variety Mediterranean fare. All sandwiches are under $8, and the entree plates, served with salad, basmati rice, and pita bread, mostly come in at around $12 or $13. [Photo: Ameer's/Facebook]

1. Little's Food Store

198 Carroll St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
A Cabbagetown classic, Little's has burgers and dogs that are tasty and cheap. Sliders range from $1.75 to $3.55 and hot dogs from $1.99 to $4.79. Really hungry? Get the half-pound classic, a huge cheeseburger with all the trimmings, for $5.25. [Photo: Little's/Facebook]
198 Carroll St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

2. Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand

489 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Delia's operates two locations now, the original in East Atlanta and a new outpost in Westside. An expansive menu based on variations of — you guessed it — chicken sausage keeps prices below $10. [Photo: Delia's/Facebook]
489 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

3. Victory Sandwich Bar

340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
In addition to the Decatur location, Victory is back in Inman Park, too. The sandwiches are delicious and super cheap — $4 or $5 — and a large Jack and Coke slushy is only $8. [Photo: Matthew Wong]
340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

4. Nick's Food To Go

240 MLK Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Nick has retired, but his family still runs the take-out stand. A giant gyro sandwich with fries and a drink will set you back $10.
240 MLK Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

5. Eats

600 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Simple name, simple soul food on the menu. A meat-and-three plate runs at $8. [Photo: Eats/Official]
600 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

6. Taqueria del Sol

2165 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Del Sol has locations in Buckead, Decatur, and Westside, and they all have loyal followings. Chef Eddie Hernandez mixes Mexican and Southern with fried chicken, brisket, and smoked pork tacos. [Photo: Foursquare/Chase P.]
2165 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

7. Lee's Bakery

4005 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
There's a lot of good Vietnamese food in Atlanta, but not many places offer a lunch special like Lee's. A bowl of pho and half of a banh mi costs $7.25. [Photo: Lee's Bakery/Facebook]
4005 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345

8. Home Grown

968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Home Grown doesn't have the cheapest breakfast in town, but the prices are plenty reasonable. And the portions — plate-sized pancakes, for example — will fill you up with ease. [Photo: Home Grown/Facebook]
968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

9. Grindhouse Killer Burgers

1842 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
There's the original in Sweet Auburn Curb Market and standalone locations in Piedmont Hills and Athens. A double Grindhouse Style with fries and a drink checks in at $10. [Photo: Grindhouse/Facebook]
1842 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

10. Ameer's Mediterranean Grill

2168 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Ameer's offers a wide variety Mediterranean fare. All sandwiches are under $8, and the entree plates, served with salad, basmati rice, and pita bread, mostly come in at around $12 or $13. [Photo: Ameer's/Facebook]
2168 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

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