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Where to Find the Best Cheap Eats in Atlanta

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Dining out tends to get expensive shockingly quickly, but going to a restaurant doesn't have to mean you have to lower your standards to fast food in order to save money. Plenty of Atlanta eateries provide thrifty dining options while maintaining unique flavors and pleasant experiences. Spanning from north to south, this map guarantees good meals and good prices.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bell Street Burritos

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1816 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 815-0011
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Come hungry for hefty burritos, quesadillas, and tacos without the big-chain feel. It’s easy to come in for a full meal with chips, salsa, and a drink for under $10. Look for the original stand in Sweet Auburn Curb Market, a standalone restaurant in Brookwood Hills, and a third location coming soon to Inman Park’s Stove Works development.

2. The General Muir

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1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 927-9131
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A good meal at a nicer restaurant doesn’t have to be too expensive. Known for pastrami, bagels, and lox, most options hang around $10 each with friendly service and attractive ambience. The portions won’t leave you wanting.

3. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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Great for those looking for cheap bites late at night (there’s a menu for that), the regular menu isn’t too pricey with most options running under $10. The burgers are solid and the house beer from SweetWater is $3 a pint.

4. Eats

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600 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 888-9149
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It’s hard to pass up this landmark when thinking of cheap meals. When the most expensive option is a $9 meat-and-three combo, it’s hard to leave hungry. Jerk chicken is the mainstay, but other spices, pasta, and vegetarian options offer something for everyone.

5. Doggy Dogg

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310 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
With a Bavarian dream, James Hammerl expanded his hot dog cart business and opened a brick and mortar in Decatur last year. The menu changes regularly with fresh ideas and ingredients. Each dog runs from $4 to $8, and sitting inside feels like sitting down with best friend for dinner.

6. Fellini's Pizza

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1634 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 687-9190
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At $2.75 a (massive) slice, one or two helpings here and a drink with friends makes for a solid pizza spot. With seven locations around town and late hours, the pizza at Fellini’s is affordable and good for long nights.

7. Aviva by Kameel

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225 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 698-3600
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This gem is deceptively hidden in the Mall at Peachtree Center. Understand that this is more of a food court than a mall, then beeline for authentic Mediterranean dishes and Chef Kameel’s delightful personality.

8. Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup

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53 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 589-8889
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Another downtown destination, Dua's massive bowls of pho run at roughly $8 each, and there’s a snazzy basement dining area to enjoy the soup. Make sure to come for lunch as this restaurant closes at the same time as most of Downtown.

9. Daddy D'z

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264 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 222-0206
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Located on Memorial Drive, this down-to-earth barbecue joint slathers up sandwiches, wings, pulled ‘cue, and then some, all on top of styrofoam plates. With some exceptions (looking at you, slab of ribs), it’s quite possible to get a full meal for under $10.

10. Home Grown

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968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 222-0455
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A solid choice for breakfast and lunch, this cozy establishment will fill you up with Southern food and a smile. Good food aside, this restaurant tends to stay in touch with its community regularly.

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1. Bell Street Burritos

1816 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Come hungry for hefty burritos, quesadillas, and tacos without the big-chain feel. It’s easy to come in for a full meal with chips, salsa, and a drink for under $10. Look for the original stand in Sweet Auburn Curb Market, a standalone restaurant in Brookwood Hills, and a third location coming soon to Inman Park’s Stove Works development.
1816 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

2. The General Muir

1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329
A good meal at a nicer restaurant doesn’t have to be too expensive. Known for pastrami, bagels, and lox, most options hang around $10 each with friendly service and attractive ambience. The portions won’t leave you wanting.
1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329

3. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Great for those looking for cheap bites late at night (there’s a menu for that), the regular menu isn’t too pricey with most options running under $10. The burgers are solid and the house beer from SweetWater is $3 a pint.
817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

4. Eats

600 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
It’s hard to pass up this landmark when thinking of cheap meals. When the most expensive option is a $9 meat-and-three combo, it’s hard to leave hungry. Jerk chicken is the mainstay, but other spices, pasta, and vegetarian options offer something for everyone.
600 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

5. Doggy Dogg

310 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
With a Bavarian dream, James Hammerl expanded his hot dog cart business and opened a brick and mortar in Decatur last year. The menu changes regularly with fresh ideas and ingredients. Each dog runs from $4 to $8, and sitting inside feels like sitting down with best friend for dinner.
310 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

6. Fellini's Pizza

1634 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
At $2.75 a (massive) slice, one or two helpings here and a drink with friends makes for a solid pizza spot. With seven locations around town and late hours, the pizza at Fellini’s is affordable and good for long nights.
1634 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

7. Aviva by Kameel

225 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
This gem is deceptively hidden in the Mall at Peachtree Center. Understand that this is more of a food court than a mall, then beeline for authentic Mediterranean dishes and Chef Kameel’s delightful personality.
225 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

8. Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup

53 Broad St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Another downtown destination, Dua's massive bowls of pho run at roughly $8 each, and there’s a snazzy basement dining area to enjoy the soup. Make sure to come for lunch as this restaurant closes at the same time as most of Downtown.
53 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

9. Daddy D'z

264 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Located on Memorial Drive, this down-to-earth barbecue joint slathers up sandwiches, wings, pulled ‘cue, and then some, all on top of styrofoam plates. With some exceptions (looking at you, slab of ribs), it’s quite possible to get a full meal for under $10.
264 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

10. Home Grown

968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
A solid choice for breakfast and lunch, this cozy establishment will fill you up with Southern food and a smile. Good food aside, this restaurant tends to stay in touch with its community regularly.
968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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