Newcomers to Atlanta and those who travel to the city for work or pleasure may have heard of the towns of East Point, College Park, and Hapeville referred to as the “ATL Airport District” due to the area’s proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. But residents and old-school Atlanta natives still call it the Tri-Cities. Its namesake high school and assortment of landmarks were made famous on albums by former East Point residents André 3000 and Big Boi, the duo behind Outkast.
Like many Atlanta-area neighborhoods, business these days is booming in East Point, College Park, and Hapeville thanks to a renewed energy building here. In fact, people who haven’t visited recently might be surprised at just how many restaurants have opened in the last two years and become extremely popular with locals and folks looking for new dining options inside the perimeter.
Below, Eater rounded up the best bets to enjoy great food and drinks in East Point, College Park, and Hapeville.
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Disclaimer: A number of Atlanta 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 guidelinesRead More