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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Pita King

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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.

Martin's Restaurant - Mableton Location

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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.

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.

Atlanta Fish House & Grill

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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.

Annie Laura's Kitchen

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

Mix'D Up Burgers

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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.

Mama's Cocina Latina

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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.

Zesto - East Atlanta

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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.

Happy Donuts

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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.

gusto! Chamblee

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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.

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

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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.

El Taco Veloz

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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.

Skips Chicago Dogs

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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.

Drip-Thru Coffee®

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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.

Arhiboo Shawarma

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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.

Pita King

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.

Martin's Restaurant - Mableton Location

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.

TACO T

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.

Atlanta Fish House & Grill

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.

Annie Laura's Kitchen

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

Mix'D Up Burgers

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.

Mama's Cocina Latina

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.

Zesto - East Atlanta

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.

Happy Donuts

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.

gusto! Chamblee

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.

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

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.

El Taco Veloz

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.

Skips Chicago Dogs

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.

Drip-Thru Coffee®

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.

Arhiboo Shawarma

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.

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