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Here’s Where to Order a Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Atlanta

From the classic sandwich paired with tomato soup to a decadent sandwich with pan-fried gruyère, jack, and fromage blanc cheeses topped with avocado and a fried egg on brioche

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Few sandwiches may be as comforting as the grilled cheese. Served with a bowl of creamy tomato soup or lobster bisque, and the gooey cheese melted between two pieces of grilled, buttered bread makes for a satisfying meal. Here are a few Atlanta restaurants paying proper respect to the humble grilled cheese sandwich — some accompanied with its tomato soup side kick, and others served with fries, onion rings, or a leafy green salad.

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Disclaimer: A number of restaurants on this map have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the Georgia Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Souper Jenny

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Souper Jenny keeps the grilled cheese sandwich simple, pairing it with freshly made tomato soup. It’s not always on the menu so, check before heading over to any of Jenny’s four locations in Westside, Buckhead, Brookhaven, and Roswell. Call to order or order at the counter. Masks required. Curbside service available.

Cooks & Soldiers

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The bikini at Cooks & Soldiers is part of the shared plates section on the menu. Although, most diners don’t end up sharing this pint-sized and extremely gooey grilled cheese consisting of jamón Ibérico ham on toasted white bread and slathered in black truffle oil. Dine-in service. Order takeout online. Delivery available. Masks required.

Joy Cafe

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The grilled cheese takes center stage on Joy Cafe’s lunch menu. The cafe includes three versions of the sandwich on its menu: the classic version with cheddar, the California with gruyere, tomato, and avocado, and the Southern made with pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, and bacon. All three are served on sourdough bread. Open for dine-in service. Masks required. Order online for takeout.

Augustine's

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Diners at Augustine’s on the edge of Grant Park can experience the grilled cheese two ways. The menu includes a three cheese version made with goat, muenster, and cheddar on Texas toast and one made with short rib and topped with muenster, pimento cheese, pickled shallots, tomato, and arugula. Call for takeout. Masks required.

Grant Park Market

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Gather, the in-store cafe at Grant Park Market on Memorial Drive, has kept the grilled cheese perfectly simple with American cheese grilled on either wheat or sourdough bread. Order it on sourdough and make it a combo with the soup of the day. It’s a quick and affordable lunch. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

Sean's Harvest Market

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The grilled cheese sandwich at Sean’s Harvest Market may be listed on the kids menu, but this sandwich is made for all ages. The grilled cheese here includes both cheddar and parmesan herb cream cheeses between grilled and toasted buttered bread. Order online for takeout or delivery. Masks required.

Lottafrutta

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The queso quartet sandwich is listed on the menu at Lottafrutta in Old Fourth Ward as the “ultimate grilled cheese.” This is likely true. It consists of four gooey cheeses grilled between sweet Latin panini bread. Order at the counter. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

Bennett's Market & Deli

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Pop into the market and deli on Boulevard and order the classic grilled cheese filled with melted cheddar and provolone or give it a Southern spin with pimento cheese and bacon. There’s also a second location at SPX Alley along the Eastside Beltline in Old Fourth Ward. Curbside service available. Order online for takeout or delivery. Masks required.

Highland Bakery

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The grilled cheese at Highland Bakery can be kept simple with three slices of white Vermont cheddar or turned into a delicious grilled delight, topped with bacon and avocado. The sandwich comes grilled between two freshly made slices of rosemary garlic bread. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

Field Day

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Located across from Highland Bakery, Field Day offers a kimchi grilled cheese sandwich on its menu made with gruyère and sharp white cheddar. Make sure to pair the grilled cheese sandwich here with either Field Day’s seasoned fries or the pulled pork fries topped with crème fraîche, cheddar, jalapeños, cilantro, and scallions. Dine-in service. Call to order takeout. Open Thursday - Sunday. Masks required.

Murphy's Restaurant

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Only available during lunch, the grilled cheese at Murphy’s in Virginia-Highland is kept classic and can be paired with soup or salad for a quick midday meal. Dine-in service. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

The Righteous Room

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The Fatty Grilled Cheese at the Righteous Room is no joke. The sandwich is made with white American cheese, topped with tomatoes and sunflowers sprouts, and grilled between two thick pieces of Texas toast. Open for patio dining. Call for takeout. Masks required.

Folk Art Restaurant

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This decadent grilled cheese consists of cheddar, provolone, gruyére, Swiss, and creme brie and is accompanied by a small bowl of tomato soup — perfect for dipping. There’s the option to also add mushrooms or tomatoes to the sandwich. There’s a second location in Decatur. Dine-in service. Order online for takeout in Inman Park and Decatur. Masks required.

The Midway Pub

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The Midway Pub in East Atlanta Village has gussied-up the grilled cheese with Swiss and cheddar, topped with tomatoes, basil, and a balsamic reduction between grilled sourdough. The right amount of cheesy goodness and tang to pair with a beer while watching soccer. If tomato soup is on the menu, be sure to order it. However, the Southwestern-style, green chicken chili is a solid alternative. Open for patio seating. Dog friendly patio. Order at the front entrance. Masks required. Order online for takeout.

King George Tavern

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This British-themed pub in Dunwoody serves not one, but two grilled cheese sandwiches on its menu. There’s the four-cheese blend consisting of Swiss, American, garlic goat, and aged double Gloucester onion chive cheddar on marbled rye bread or the over-the-top and super decadent lobster grilled cheese with brie and garlic goat cheese served on Texas toast. Dine-in service. Call to order takeout. Masks highly encouraged.

Poor Hendrix

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Poor Hendrix in East Lake is all about comfort food at its bar, and that includes offering the classic grilled cheese and tomato bisque combo on the menu. Swap out the soup for a salad on a warm Atlanta day. Open for limited hours and patio dining. Check website for dining updates. Order takeout at the window or call to order. Masks required.

The Comet Pub & Lanes

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Bowling, beer, and bar food is what to expect at Comet Lanes on the edge of Decatur. But, this isn’t run-of-the-mill pub fare. That includes the pimento cheese grilled cheese, topped with a grilled green tomato on brioche and served with a side of fries or onion rings. Open for limited bowling and dining. Masks required.

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Souper Jenny

Souper Jenny keeps the grilled cheese sandwich simple, pairing it with freshly made tomato soup. It’s not always on the menu so, check before heading over to any of Jenny’s four locations in Westside, Buckhead, Brookhaven, and Roswell. Call to order or order at the counter. Masks required. Curbside service available.

Cooks & Soldiers

The bikini at Cooks & Soldiers is part of the shared plates section on the menu. Although, most diners don’t end up sharing this pint-sized and extremely gooey grilled cheese consisting of jamón Ibérico ham on toasted white bread and slathered in black truffle oil. Dine-in service. Order takeout online. Delivery available. Masks required.

Joy Cafe

The grilled cheese takes center stage on Joy Cafe’s lunch menu. The cafe includes three versions of the sandwich on its menu: the classic version with cheddar, the California with gruyere, tomato, and avocado, and the Southern made with pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, and bacon. All three are served on sourdough bread. Open for dine-in service. Masks required. Order online for takeout.

Augustine's

Diners at Augustine’s on the edge of Grant Park can experience the grilled cheese two ways. The menu includes a three cheese version made with goat, muenster, and cheddar on Texas toast and one made with short rib and topped with muenster, pimento cheese, pickled shallots, tomato, and arugula. Call for takeout. Masks required.

Grant Park Market

Gather, the in-store cafe at Grant Park Market on Memorial Drive, has kept the grilled cheese perfectly simple with American cheese grilled on either wheat or sourdough bread. Order it on sourdough and make it a combo with the soup of the day. It’s a quick and affordable lunch. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

Sean's Harvest Market

The grilled cheese sandwich at Sean’s Harvest Market may be listed on the kids menu, but this sandwich is made for all ages. The grilled cheese here includes both cheddar and parmesan herb cream cheeses between grilled and toasted buttered bread. Order online for takeout or delivery. Masks required.

Lottafrutta

The queso quartet sandwich is listed on the menu at Lottafrutta in Old Fourth Ward as the “ultimate grilled cheese.” This is likely true. It consists of four gooey cheeses grilled between sweet Latin panini bread. Order at the counter. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

Bennett's Market & Deli

Pop into the market and deli on Boulevard and order the classic grilled cheese filled with melted cheddar and provolone or give it a Southern spin with pimento cheese and bacon. There’s also a second location at SPX Alley along the Eastside Beltline in Old Fourth Ward. Curbside service available. Order online for takeout or delivery. Masks required.

Highland Bakery

The grilled cheese at Highland Bakery can be kept simple with three slices of white Vermont cheddar or turned into a delicious grilled delight, topped with bacon and avocado. The sandwich comes grilled between two freshly made slices of rosemary garlic bread. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

Field Day

Located across from Highland Bakery, Field Day offers a kimchi grilled cheese sandwich on its menu made with gruyère and sharp white cheddar. Make sure to pair the grilled cheese sandwich here with either Field Day’s seasoned fries or the pulled pork fries topped with crème fraîche, cheddar, jalapeños, cilantro, and scallions. Dine-in service. Call to order takeout. Open Thursday - Sunday. Masks required.

Murphy's Restaurant

Only available during lunch, the grilled cheese at Murphy’s in Virginia-Highland is kept classic and can be paired with soup or salad for a quick midday meal. Dine-in service. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

The Righteous Room

The Fatty Grilled Cheese at the Righteous Room is no joke. The sandwich is made with white American cheese, topped with tomatoes and sunflowers sprouts, and grilled between two thick pieces of Texas toast. Open for patio dining. Call for takeout. Masks required.

Folk Art Restaurant

This decadent grilled cheese consists of cheddar, provolone, gruyére, Swiss, and creme brie and is accompanied by a small bowl of tomato soup — perfect for dipping. There’s the option to also add mushrooms or tomatoes to the sandwich. There’s a second location in Decatur. Dine-in service. Order online for takeout in Inman Park and Decatur. Masks required.

The Midway Pub

The Midway Pub in East Atlanta Village has gussied-up the grilled cheese with Swiss and cheddar, topped with tomatoes, basil, and a balsamic reduction between grilled sourdough. The right amount of cheesy goodness and tang to pair with a beer while watching soccer. If tomato soup is on the menu, be sure to order it. However, the Southwestern-style, green chicken chili is a solid alternative. Open for patio seating. Dog friendly patio. Order at the front entrance. Masks required. Order online for takeout.

King George Tavern

This British-themed pub in Dunwoody serves not one, but two grilled cheese sandwiches on its menu. There’s the four-cheese blend consisting of Swiss, American, garlic goat, and aged double Gloucester onion chive cheddar on marbled rye bread or the over-the-top and super decadent lobster grilled cheese with brie and garlic goat cheese served on Texas toast. Dine-in service. Call to order takeout. Masks highly encouraged.

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Poor Hendrix

Poor Hendrix in East Lake is all about comfort food at its bar, and that includes offering the classic grilled cheese and tomato bisque combo on the menu. Swap out the soup for a salad on a warm Atlanta day. Open for limited hours and patio dining. Check website for dining updates. Order takeout at the window or call to order. Masks required.

The Comet Pub & Lanes

Bowling, beer, and bar food is what to expect at Comet Lanes on the edge of Decatur. But, this isn’t run-of-the-mill pub fare. That includes the pimento cheese grilled cheese, topped with a grilled green tomato on brioche and served with a side of fries or onion rings. Open for limited bowling and dining. Masks required.

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