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15 Atlanta Restaurants Featuring the Convenience of a Drive-Thru Window

Grab tacos, gyros, doughnuts and coffee, Southern comfort food, and even Ethiopian fare from these restaurants with drive-thru service

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Looking to order a quick bite to eat without leaving the car? Some local restaurants around Atlanta offer the convenience of a drive-thru or drive-up service to make grabbing tacos, gyros, doughnuts and coffee, Southern comfort food, and even Ethiopian fare both quick and easy.

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1. Pita King

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3061 Jim Owens Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(678) 324-8078
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Located in Kennesaw, swing by the drive-thru window at Pita King for gyros, falafel wraps, and shawarma plates. Grab some baklava for dessert, too.

2. Martin's Restaurant - Mableton Location

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6240 Mableton Pkwy SW
Mableton, GA 30126
(770) 941-4992
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There several Martin’s locations throughout the Atlanta area, which is great for folks looking for an affordable biscuit. Order other comforting offerings here, too, including hot dogs with a variety of toppings and burgers.

3. TACO T

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1065 Windy Hill Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 438-6500
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For those in search of hard shell tacos, head over to Taco T in Smyrna. The crunchy tacos come in three styles: Mexican with onions, cilantro, and lime; American with lettuce cheese, and sour cream; and a combination of both with all the aforementioned accoutrements. Beyond its tacos, order tortas, burritos, or all-day breakfast here, too.

4. Atlanta Fish House & Grill

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1437 Campbellton Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
(770) 885-0960
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Order everything from wings by the dozen and fried fish or chicken sandwiches to burgers and family meal boxes loaded with fried whiting, jumbo shrimp, fries, coleslaw, and hushpuppies. The restaurant includes online ordering and a convenient drive-thru window.

5. Annie Laura's Kitchen

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6814 GA-85
Riverdale, GA 30274
(770) 907-1050

Order Southern comfort fare like fried chicken, oxtails, collards, fried catfish, and cornbread via the drive-thru window at this Riverdale soul food staple.

6. Mix'D Up Burgers

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313 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 963-2381
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Satisfy that craving for an over-the-top burger without leaving the car at the Grant Park location of Mix’d Up. The menu features burger combos like the Texan, with pulled pork and chipotle ranch sauce. Don’t skip the loaded shoestring fries here. There’s also a location in East Lake with a walk-up window and a location inside newly opened Pour Taproom in Midtown.

7. Mama's Cocina Latina

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1958 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 874-6152
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Mama’s is open 24 hours a day and includes a drive-thru, too. The restaurant serves a mix of comfort foods and familiar Mexican dishes like tortas, tacos, burritos, and tostadas. Grab late night hot wings, fajitas for one, two, or three people, or a grande dinner platter with two enchiladas, a taco, rice, and beans. For breakfast, try the huevos rancheros or Mama’s breakfast with scrambled eggs, pancakes, and bacon.

8. Zesto - East Atlanta

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1181 United Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 622-4254
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An Atlanta institution, the East Atlanta location of Zesto includes a drive-thru for when that nut brown crown craving hits. For those unaware, that’s vanilla soft serve ice cream dipped in chocolate and nuts. The restaurant also serves American fast food fare like milkshakes, burgers, hot dogs, wings, tacos, and tater tots and fries. The Forest Park location features a drive-thru window, too.

9. Happy Donuts

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380 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 893-0088
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This East Atlanta bakery just north of East Atlanta Village is open 24/7 with a drive-thru for doughnuts, bagels, sandwiches, and coffee any time of day. Happy Donuts even sells pizza and wings.

10. gusto! Chamblee

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4945 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
(678) 587-5386
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The fast-casual healthy-ish joint has a drive-thru location in Chamblee. It’s efficient and easy to access off of Peachtree Boulevard. Right now, the regular menu is available as well as pints of chicken (2 for $15). Make sure to order the sweet potato chips fresh from the fryer.

11. Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

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3086 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 929-0011
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This Ethiopian restaurant institution includes a drive-thru. Call ahead to order for pick up at the window. Make sure to try the goden tibs (short ribs), the sambusa stuffed with beef or lentils, or one of Desta’s meat, vegetarian, or vegan platters.

12. El Taco Veloz

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5084 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 936-9094
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The Buford Highway location of El Taco Veloz includes a drive-thru window. Tacos are served on corn tortillas with onions, cilantro, and green sauce and filling options like carne asada, beef tongue, and a cheese-stuffed pepper. The breakfast burrito is also super satisfying. Make sure to order horchata here, too.

13. Skips Chicago Dogs

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48 N Avondale Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 292-6703
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Order Chicago-style hot dogs or sausage, peppers, and onion sandwiches via the drive-thru window at this Avondale Estates staple. The burger is definitely worth ordering at Skips, too.

14. Drip-Thru Coffee®

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50 GA-138
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(404) 784-0188
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With locations in Stockbridge and in College Park, the double-side drive-thru service at Drip-Thru makes grabbing coffee in the morning a quick and easy experience. Order everything from espresso, lattes, and smoothies to frappes, teas, and pastries from this drive-thru coffee shop.

15. Arhiboo Shawarma

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4865 Memorial Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 732-0079
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Grab falafel, a variety of gyros, kebab plates, and shawarma sandwiches from the drive-thru at this longtime Stone Mountain restaurant. Order a side of salmon cakes and baklava here, too.

1. Pita King

3061 Jim Owens Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152

Located in Kennesaw, swing by the drive-thru window at Pita King for gyros, falafel wraps, and shawarma plates. Grab some baklava for dessert, too.

3061 Jim Owens Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152

2. Martin's Restaurant - Mableton Location

6240 Mableton Pkwy SW, Mableton, GA 30126

There several Martin’s locations throughout the Atlanta area, which is great for folks looking for an affordable biscuit. Order other comforting offerings here, too, including hot dogs with a variety of toppings and burgers.

6240 Mableton Pkwy SW
Mableton, GA 30126

3. TACO T

1065 Windy Hill Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

For those in search of hard shell tacos, head over to Taco T in Smyrna. The crunchy tacos come in three styles: Mexican with onions, cilantro, and lime; American with lettuce cheese, and sour cream; and a combination of both with all the aforementioned accoutrements. Beyond its tacos, order tortas, burritos, or all-day breakfast here, too.

1065 Windy Hill Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

4. Atlanta Fish House & Grill

1437 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Order everything from wings by the dozen and fried fish or chicken sandwiches to burgers and family meal boxes loaded with fried whiting, jumbo shrimp, fries, coleslaw, and hushpuppies. The restaurant includes online ordering and a convenient drive-thru window.

1437 Campbellton Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

5. Annie Laura's Kitchen

6814 GA-85, Riverdale, GA 30274

Order Southern comfort fare like fried chicken, oxtails, collards, fried catfish, and cornbread via the drive-thru window at this Riverdale soul food staple.

6814 GA-85
Riverdale, GA 30274

6. Mix'D Up Burgers

313 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Satisfy that craving for an over-the-top burger without leaving the car at the Grant Park location of Mix’d Up. The menu features burger combos like the Texan, with pulled pork and chipotle ranch sauce. Don’t skip the loaded shoestring fries here. There’s also a location in East Lake with a walk-up window and a location inside newly opened Pour Taproom in Midtown.

313 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

7. Mama's Cocina Latina

1958 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Mama’s is open 24 hours a day and includes a drive-thru, too. The restaurant serves a mix of comfort foods and familiar Mexican dishes like tortas, tacos, burritos, and tostadas. Grab late night hot wings, fajitas for one, two, or three people, or a grande dinner platter with two enchiladas, a taco, rice, and beans. For breakfast, try the huevos rancheros or Mama’s breakfast with scrambled eggs, pancakes, and bacon.

1958 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

8. Zesto - East Atlanta

1181 United Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

An Atlanta institution, the East Atlanta location of Zesto includes a drive-thru for when that nut brown crown craving hits. For those unaware, that’s vanilla soft serve ice cream dipped in chocolate and nuts. The restaurant also serves American fast food fare like milkshakes, burgers, hot dogs, wings, tacos, and tater tots and fries. The Forest Park location features a drive-thru window, too.

1181 United Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

9. Happy Donuts

380 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

This East Atlanta bakery just north of East Atlanta Village is open 24/7 with a drive-thru for doughnuts, bagels, sandwiches, and coffee any time of day. Happy Donuts even sells pizza and wings.

380 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

10. gusto! Chamblee

4945 Peachtree Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341

The fast-casual healthy-ish joint has a drive-thru location in Chamblee. It’s efficient and easy to access off of Peachtree Boulevard. Right now, the regular menu is available as well as pints of chicken (2 for $15). Make sure to order the sweet potato chips fresh from the fryer.

4945 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341

11. Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

This Ethiopian restaurant institution includes a drive-thru. Call ahead to order for pick up at the window. Make sure to try the goden tibs (short ribs), the sambusa stuffed with beef or lentils, or one of Desta’s meat, vegetarian, or vegan platters.

3086 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

12. El Taco Veloz

5084 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340

The Buford Highway location of El Taco Veloz includes a drive-thru window. Tacos are served on corn tortillas with onions, cilantro, and green sauce and filling options like carne asada, beef tongue, and a cheese-stuffed pepper. The breakfast burrito is also super satisfying. Make sure to order horchata here, too.

5084 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30340

13. Skips Chicago Dogs

48 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Order Chicago-style hot dogs or sausage, peppers, and onion sandwiches via the drive-thru window at this Avondale Estates staple. The burger is definitely worth ordering at Skips, too.

48 N Avondale Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

14. Drip-Thru Coffee®

50 GA-138, Stockbridge, GA 30281

With locations in Stockbridge and in College Park, the double-side drive-thru service at Drip-Thru makes grabbing coffee in the morning a quick and easy experience. Order everything from espresso, lattes, and smoothies to frappes, teas, and pastries from this drive-thru coffee shop.

50 GA-138
Stockbridge, GA 30281

15. Arhiboo Shawarma

4865 Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Grab falafel, a variety of gyros, kebab plates, and shawarma sandwiches from the drive-thru at this longtime Stone Mountain restaurant. Order a side of salmon cakes and baklava here, too.

4865 Memorial Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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