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Dining in Atlanta’s Historic Inman Park Neighborhood

The definitive dining and drinking guide to historic Inman Park

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The historic neighborhood of Inman Park on Atlanta’s east side has always been a popular place to live and visit. As the city’s in-town population continues to grow, and with the Eastside Beltline trail continuing its expansion into neighboring Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown, Inman Park has seen a dramatic increase in both residents and restaurants over the last five years.

Inman Park was founded in 1890 and is deemed the city’s first suburb. The neighborhood is full of charming bungalows, gingerbread designed Victorian mansions, and streets lined with century-old trees. The area’s restaurant scene is one of the hottest in Atlanta these days, and includes the bustling Krog Street Market, French cafe Bread & Butterfly, and Italian staple BoccaLupo among its dining options. Every April, the neighborhood throws one of the city’s most popular street festivals and parades, the aptly named Inman Park Festival.

Here are the essential restaurants, bars, and coffee shops to explore in the historic neighborhood of Inman Park.

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Wisteria

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This longtime Inman Park restaurant owned and operated by chef Jason Hill straddles the line between fine dining and casual. Head here for takes on Southern classics such as fried catfish, iron skillet fried chicken, and shrimp and grits. Valet is available and reservations are encouraged.

Folk Art Restaurant

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Just down from Wisteria is the comfort food-driven breakfast and lunch spot Folk Art. For breakfast, try the chicken biscuit and gravy or waffles like the chocolate s’mores or banana nut foster. Lunchtime requirements include the five cheese grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup combo or steak sandwich with horseradish, mushrooms, roasted pepper, and provolone.

Victory Sandwich Bar

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Tiny sandwiches, that addictive daily popcorn, and a Jack n’ Coke slushie at either of Victory’s two locations are always a win and easy on the wallet. Sandwiches here cost between $4 and $5 dollars. Add a cocktail for only $8 — a bargain these days. A full meal (with an adult beverage) at Victory rarely breaks the $15 threshold. The Inman Park restaurant is located just steps off the Freedom Park Trail, which connects to the Eastside Beltline.

Sotto Sotto Restaurant

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A longtime restaurant in Inman park, Sotto Sotto serves classic Italian dishes like cacio e pepe, bucatini, and ravioli nudi. The wood roasted fish of the day is always worth the order. Valet parking is available and reservations are encouraged.

Located next door to Sotto Sotto, this casual Neapolitan pizzeria is always full and has a great, all-weather patio in which to take in the Inman Quarter action beyond it.

BeetleCat

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Chef Ford Fry’s Inman Quarter seafood restaurant offers two spaces to dine depending on the mood of the diner. Upstairs, the decor is modern coastal, with dark woods, a blue-white color scheme, and plenty of large windows looking out to North Highland Avenue and Elizabeth Street. But downstairs, Fry takes diners back to the early 1970s with lower-level seating inspired by a cozy New England den. The menu carries everything from lobster rolls to mussels to oysters.

Inman Perk Coffee

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A generally quiet destination to study or work, this Inman Park coffeeshop is a family-owned and operated establishment committed to sustainable coffee and fair trade products.

Bread & Butterfly

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This all-day French restaurant, owned by chef Billy Allin, Bread & Butterfly does an excellent job serving guests from breakfast through dinner. Inspired by the cafes of Paris, this sunny Inman Quarter cafe shines with French bistro fare, a simple but excellent wine list, and a decadent burger with Swiss, caramelized onions, grain mustard, and house mayonnaise.

Little Spirit

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Little Spirit in Inman Quarter is adorned with pieces by local artist Erica Arndts depicting musicians like Tupac, the Notorious B.I.G., and David Bowie as Renaissance-era patron saints who watch over the bar. The cocktail menu rotates biannually, in spring and fall, to focus on seasonal and classic drinks. Food at Little Spirit skews tapas and small places. The bar offers a few snacks, including hot dogs from Pigman Goods. Head here for late night happy hour, too. Open Monday - Saturday until 2 a.m.

Char Korean Bar & Grill

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Chef Richard Tang’s Char located in the Inman Quarter development is the place in the neighborhood for Korean barbecue and small plates, with soju and Japanese whiskey cocktails in the evenings. Brunch here includes fried chicken and matcha waffles, a scallion pancake (pajeon) loaded with vegetables, and the pork belly hash with eggs, potatoes, and kimchi collards.

Hampton + Hudson

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Located in the courtyard area of the Inman Quarter development, Hampton + Hudson, owned by Billy and Jenn Streck (Cypress Street Pint & Plate), bills itself as a gastropub serving lunch, brunch, and dinner. There are over 20 beers on draft here, a cocktail menu filled with classics, and wines by the glass, bottle, or shareable carafe. With several TVs throughout the bar area and outside on the patio, Hampton + Hudson is often showing Atlanta United soccer matches, NFL and college football games, and golf tournaments like the Masters.

Highland Cigar Co.

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For many the most perfect of pairings is that of a whiskey (or scotch) and a good cigar. This cigar lounge on North Highland offers it all, including cocktails and over 200 bourbons, whiskeys, scotches, and single malts behind its bar.

The Albert

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This neighborhood bar in Inman Park serves up traditional pub far with a southern twist, including wings, fried pickles, several burgers, and a fried pork chop sandwich. There’s plenty of beer and whiskey to wash it all down.

The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at PARISH

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Another restaurant divided by mood, the upstairs portion includes a full-service brasserie with dishes like a New York strip, chicken and dumplings, or mafaldi pasta with mushrooms and basil pesto. Downstairs includes a coffee shop and cafe with salads and sandwiches just steps from the Eastside Beltline trail. Open for lunch, brunch, and dinner.

Kevin Rathbun Steak

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This pricey steakhouse from chef Kevin Rathbun with its Beltline-facing patio definitely requires reservations. It offers everything from dry-aged steaks to Maine lobster and includes an impressive wine list and cocktails, too.

Julianna's Coffee & Crepes

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Julianna’s is a petite restaurant tucked inside a circa-1901 house on Lake Avenue in Inman Park serving Hungarian-style savory and sweet crepes made from an old family recipe. The Breakfasty One with scrambled eggs, ham, Swiss, and sautéed mushrooms or the Pecan Pleasure with strawberry, cinnamon, and pecans topped with honey are both good choices in the morning. The Royale with Tasso ham, Gruyere, field greens, and peach chutney is a hearty choice for lunch. Order at the counter and grab a seat. Open for breakfast and lunch only.

One Eared Stag

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This Inman Park restaurant is known for its bold and ever-changing menu, thanks to chef Robert Phalen’s inventiveness in the kitchen. Oyster happy hours are great here on weeknights as is the fried chicken on Mondays. Make sure to try the meatstick (one of Atlanta’s must-try burgers) and the chef’s breakfast during weekend brunch. Pair both with a Schlitz.

Proof Bakeshop

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Proof Bakeshop, owned by Billy and Kristin Allin of Bread & Butterfly at the corner of Hurt Street and Dekalb Avenue, offers a wide selection of fresh baked goods and pastries, along with plenty of coffee. Must orders are the almond croissants and the gruyere-green onion scones.

Krog Street Market

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The food hall that started it all in Atlanta. Krog Street Market (KSM) is now a bustling one-stop-spot for all things eating and drinking in Inman Park. Besides great food stalls like Fred’s Meat & Bread, Richard’s Southern Fried, Recess, Gu’s Dumplings, Little Tart Bakeshop, and Urban Pl8, the market also includes a few full-service restaurants. Ticonderoga Club, Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits, Bar Mercado, and Superica all call KSM home. Hop City also has a store here with a bar and several beers on tap.

LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

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LLoyd’s Restaurant & Lounge, a Midwestern style bar on Dekalb Avenue in Inman Park, offers low-key, throwback vibes, blue plate specials, and seriously old school beers. The menu includes burgers, meatloaf, and a daily blue plate special, along with weekday night specials like Monday night snow crabs, Tuesday prime rib night, and a fried chicken dinner on Wednesday. Happy hour here sees martinis, vespers, and Manhattans for $5. And, the beer list is as old school as it gets.

Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

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The second location of the popular Decatur-based doughnut shop opened on Edgewood Avenue in January 2017. Doughnut are made fresh daily and include yeast, cake, vegan, and gluten free varieties. Look for flavors like salted caramel, cream pie, orange pistachio, or sugar cinnamon as well as seasonal selections such as carrot cake.

BoccaLupo

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When it opened, BoccaLupo quickly became both a neighborhood favorite and a destination restaurant. Head in for the pasta (the black spaghetti and the 20-yolk tagliatelle are popular choices), stay for the wine and the cocktails. Chef Bruce Logue also offers a pasta tasting menu for those who don’t want to choose or are feeling adventurous.

Wisteria

This longtime Inman Park restaurant owned and operated by chef Jason Hill straddles the line between fine dining and casual. Head here for takes on Southern classics such as fried catfish, iron skillet fried chicken, and shrimp and grits. Valet is available and reservations are encouraged.

Folk Art Restaurant

Just down from Wisteria is the comfort food-driven breakfast and lunch spot Folk Art. For breakfast, try the chicken biscuit and gravy or waffles like the chocolate s’mores or banana nut foster. Lunchtime requirements include the five cheese grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup combo or steak sandwich with horseradish, mushrooms, roasted pepper, and provolone.

Victory Sandwich Bar

Tiny sandwiches, that addictive daily popcorn, and a Jack n’ Coke slushie at either of Victory’s two locations are always a win and easy on the wallet. Sandwiches here cost between $4 and $5 dollars. Add a cocktail for only $8 — a bargain these days. A full meal (with an adult beverage) at Victory rarely breaks the $15 threshold. The Inman Park restaurant is located just steps off the Freedom Park Trail, which connects to the Eastside Beltline.

Sotto Sotto Restaurant

A longtime restaurant in Inman park, Sotto Sotto serves classic Italian dishes like cacio e pepe, bucatini, and ravioli nudi. The wood roasted fish of the day is always worth the order. Valet parking is available and reservations are encouraged.

Fritti

Located next door to Sotto Sotto, this casual Neapolitan pizzeria is always full and has a great, all-weather patio in which to take in the Inman Quarter action beyond it.

BeetleCat

Chef Ford Fry’s Inman Quarter seafood restaurant offers two spaces to dine depending on the mood of the diner. Upstairs, the decor is modern coastal, with dark woods, a blue-white color scheme, and plenty of large windows looking out to North Highland Avenue and Elizabeth Street. But downstairs, Fry takes diners back to the early 1970s with lower-level seating inspired by a cozy New England den. The menu carries everything from lobster rolls to mussels to oysters.

Inman Perk Coffee

A generally quiet destination to study or work, this Inman Park coffeeshop is a family-owned and operated establishment committed to sustainable coffee and fair trade products.

Bread & Butterfly

This all-day French restaurant, owned by chef Billy Allin, Bread & Butterfly does an excellent job serving guests from breakfast through dinner. Inspired by the cafes of Paris, this sunny Inman Quarter cafe shines with French bistro fare, a simple but excellent wine list, and a decadent burger with Swiss, caramelized onions, grain mustard, and house mayonnaise.

Little Spirit

Little Spirit in Inman Quarter is adorned with pieces by local artist Erica Arndts depicting musicians like Tupac, the Notorious B.I.G., and David Bowie as Renaissance-era patron saints who watch over the bar. The cocktail menu rotates biannually, in spring and fall, to focus on seasonal and classic drinks. Food at Little Spirit skews tapas and small places. The bar offers a few snacks, including hot dogs from Pigman Goods. Head here for late night happy hour, too. Open Monday - Saturday until 2 a.m.

Char Korean Bar & Grill

Chef Richard Tang’s Char located in the Inman Quarter development is the place in the neighborhood for Korean barbecue and small plates, with soju and Japanese whiskey cocktails in the evenings. Brunch here includes fried chicken and matcha waffles, a scallion pancake (pajeon) loaded with vegetables, and the pork belly hash with eggs, potatoes, and kimchi collards.

Hampton + Hudson

Located in the courtyard area of the Inman Quarter development, Hampton + Hudson, owned by Billy and Jenn Streck (Cypress Street Pint & Plate), bills itself as a gastropub serving lunch, brunch, and dinner. There are over 20 beers on draft here, a cocktail menu filled with classics, and wines by the glass, bottle, or shareable carafe. With several TVs throughout the bar area and outside on the patio, Hampton + Hudson is often showing Atlanta United soccer matches, NFL and college football games, and golf tournaments like the Masters.

Highland Cigar Co.

For many the most perfect of pairings is that of a whiskey (or scotch) and a good cigar. This cigar lounge on North Highland offers it all, including cocktails and over 200 bourbons, whiskeys, scotches, and single malts behind its bar.

The Albert

This neighborhood bar in Inman Park serves up traditional pub far with a southern twist, including wings, fried pickles, several burgers, and a fried pork chop sandwich. There’s plenty of beer and whiskey to wash it all down.

The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at PARISH

Another restaurant divided by mood, the upstairs portion includes a full-service brasserie with dishes like a New York strip, chicken and dumplings, or mafaldi pasta with mushrooms and basil pesto. Downstairs includes a coffee shop and cafe with salads and sandwiches just steps from the Eastside Beltline trail. Open for lunch, brunch, and dinner.

Kevin Rathbun Steak

This pricey steakhouse from chef Kevin Rathbun with its Beltline-facing patio definitely requires reservations. It offers everything from dry-aged steaks to Maine lobster and includes an impressive wine list and cocktails, too.

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Julianna's Coffee & Crepes

Julianna’s is a petite restaurant tucked inside a circa-1901 house on Lake Avenue in Inman Park serving Hungarian-style savory and sweet crepes made from an old family recipe. The Breakfasty One with scrambled eggs, ham, Swiss, and sautéed mushrooms or the Pecan Pleasure with strawberry, cinnamon, and pecans topped with honey are both good choices in the morning. The Royale with Tasso ham, Gruyere, field greens, and peach chutney is a hearty choice for lunch. Order at the counter and grab a seat. Open for breakfast and lunch only.

One Eared Stag

This Inman Park restaurant is known for its bold and ever-changing menu, thanks to chef Robert Phalen’s inventiveness in the kitchen. Oyster happy hours are great here on weeknights as is the fried chicken on Mondays. Make sure to try the meatstick (one of Atlanta’s must-try burgers) and the chef’s breakfast during weekend brunch. Pair both with a Schlitz.

Proof Bakeshop

Proof Bakeshop, owned by Billy and Kristin Allin of Bread & Butterfly at the corner of Hurt Street and Dekalb Avenue, offers a wide selection of fresh baked goods and pastries, along with plenty of coffee. Must orders are the almond croissants and the gruyere-green onion scones.

Krog Street Market

The food hall that started it all in Atlanta. Krog Street Market (KSM) is now a bustling one-stop-spot for all things eating and drinking in Inman Park. Besides great food stalls like Fred’s Meat & Bread, Richard’s Southern Fried, Recess, Gu’s Dumplings, Little Tart Bakeshop, and Urban Pl8, the market also includes a few full-service restaurants. Ticonderoga Club, Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits, Bar Mercado, and Superica all call KSM home. Hop City also has a store here with a bar and several beers on tap.

LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

LLoyd’s Restaurant & Lounge, a Midwestern style bar on Dekalb Avenue in Inman Park, offers low-key, throwback vibes, blue plate specials, and seriously old school beers. The menu includes burgers, meatloaf, and a daily blue plate special, along with weekday night specials like Monday night snow crabs, Tuesday prime rib night, and a fried chicken dinner on Wednesday. Happy hour here sees martinis, vespers, and Manhattans for $5. And, the beer list is as old school as it gets.

Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

The second location of the popular Decatur-based doughnut shop opened on Edgewood Avenue in January 2017. Doughnut are made fresh daily and include yeast, cake, vegan, and gluten free varieties. Look for flavors like salted caramel, cream pie, orange pistachio, or sugar cinnamon as well as seasonal selections such as carrot cake.

BoccaLupo

When it opened, BoccaLupo quickly became both a neighborhood favorite and a destination restaurant. Head in for the pasta (the black spaghetti and the 20-yolk tagliatelle are popular choices), stay for the wine and the cocktails. Chef Bruce Logue also offers a pasta tasting menu for those who don’t want to choose or are feeling adventurous.

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