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Sub Out Those French Fries for Tater Tots at These Atlanta Restaurants

From crispy and classic tater tots to platters of tots covered in Brunswick stew and melted cheese

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The Macho Totcho tater tot nachos
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Not all fried potatoes come in French fry form. There’s also the golden fried goodness of tater tots. Whether taking down a platter of loaded tots as a meal or pairing those potato nuggets with a burger in lieu of fries, these Atlanta restaurants and bars take tater tots very seriously.

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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Companion

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2316 Marietta Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 228-1632
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The Bolton neighborhood restaurant from Steinbeck’s chef Andy Gonzales serves up a seriously large burger called the Tower of Power that should absolutely be paired with the Companion’s smothered tater tots covered in smoked pork, shaved Brussel sprouts, melted cheese, and salsa verde. The tater tots here are basically a meal. Open for takeout and patio dining. Masks required. Menus are posted daily on restaurant’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

2. Skinny's

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897 Virginia Ave
Hapeville, GA 30354
(404) 767-2757
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Skinny’s is where to order hot dogs, wings and burgers, as well as teriyaki chicken, Korean-spiced tacos, and bibimbap. Make sure to order a pile of crispy tater tots, too. Open for takeout.

3. Pijiu Belly

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678 10th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 343-6828
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Head into this westside restaurant on the edge of Home Park for Thai-inspired tots made from sweet potatoes. The tots are fried in a wok with garlic, cilantro, and minced jalapeños, then topped with Sriracha mayo. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

4. The Vortex Bar & Grill

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878 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 875-1667
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The Vortex is known for its over-the-top burgers, like the Triple Bypass made with three patties, three fried eggs, 14 slices of American cheese, and ten slices of bacon served between two grilled cheese sandwiches. But the restaurant keeps the tater tots here classic and fried to a crispy golden brown. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

5. Battle and Brew

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5920 Roswell Rd a120
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(678) 560-1500
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This gaming restaurant and bar in Sandy Springs includes plenty of pub fare on its menu. The tater tots here come topped with fried chicken, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Order online for takeout or delivery via Doordash. Open for limited seating inside and outdoor seating on Friday and Saturday evenings.

6. The Nook on Piedmont Park

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1144 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 745-9222
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The Nook is located just off of Piedmont Park and has trademarked the restaurant’s tater tots called Totchos. Choose from eight tater tot varieties, including buffalo chicken with grilled chicken topped with spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, and blue cheese crumbles and loaded PoTotchos topped with cheese sauce, sour cream, bacon bits, shredded cheese, and scallions. Open for patio and dining room seating. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

7. Dakota Blue

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454 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 589-8002
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This longtime neighborhood spot in Grant Park serves a basket of fried potato nuggets dubbed Southern Death Tots. That’s tater tots topped with slow-roasted pork, cheese sauce, and chipotle slaw with a side of pickled jalapeños for extra heat. Open for patio seating. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

8. Red's Beer Garden

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1328 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
(770) 637-2299
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Located in Benteen Park, Red’s Beer Garden offers a handful of beers on tap, as well as over 300 bottles and cans of beer, wine, cider, mead, hard seltzer, and nonalcoholic beverages at the bar or in the self-serve refrigerators. Grab a sandwich or a Fripper’s sausage or vegan hot dog and pair it with tater tots that can come loaded with a combo of cheese, chili, bacon, or pulled pork. Open for patio seating. Order online for takeout or delivery via Doordash or UberEats. Retail shop. Masks required.

9. The Highlander

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931 Monroe Dr NE ste c-101
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 872-0060
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Arguably some of the best tater tots in Atlanta, the Highlander in Midtown has been serving up classic bar food on its menu for over 27 years now. This includes its pitchers full of deep-fried tots to pair alongside those Miller High Lifes and shots. Open for limited seating. Patio seating. Masks required. Call to order takeout.

10. The Local

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758 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-5002
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This gritty but beloved dive bar on Ponce is the overwhelming “people’s choice” for smoked wings paired with a side of good old fashioned tater tots. Open for takeout. Masks required.

11. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

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1238 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-4030
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Leave it to Atlanta barbecue kings the Fox brothers to take tater tots to the next level. The Tomminator is basically a platter of tots covered in Brunswick stew and topped with melted cheese. Open for dine-in service. Masks required. Call to order for pick-up. Delivery available via DoorDash.

12. The EARL

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488 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 522-3950
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Classic dive bar food in a classic East Atlanta Village dive bar, the Earl gives its tater tots a nacho makeover. The Irish Nachos are tater tots set atop nacho chips and then covered in chili, cheese, lettuce, salsa, jalapeños, and sour cream. Sub out the chili for Brunswick stew to give those tots some Georgia flare. Open for limited patio seating. Call to order takeout. Masks required.

13. The Midway Pub

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552 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 584-0335
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A favorite among both beer geeks and soccer nerds, this East Atlanta Village bar is just the spot to combine the two and enjoy great bar fare. The menu here offers everything from burgers and wings, to comforting Brunswick stew and homey green chicken chili. Be sure to order Midway’s super crispy and classic tater tots paired with the Alabama white sauce or the bar’s red hot sauce. Open for patio seating. Dog friendly patio. Order at the front entrance. Masks required. Order online for takeout.

14. Thinking Man Tavern

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537 W Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 370-1717
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Located on the outskirts of Decatur, Thinking Man Tavern offers classic pub food on its menu, including a variety of wings, burgers, and even bourbon fried chicken. Make sure to order the classic tater tots here as one of the sides. Open for limited seating. Order online for takeout and delivery via GrubHub, Doordash, and UberEats. Call to order takeout. Masks required.

1. The Companion

2316 Marietta Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The Bolton neighborhood restaurant from Steinbeck’s chef Andy Gonzales serves up a seriously large burger called the Tower of Power that should absolutely be paired with the Companion’s smothered tater tots covered in smoked pork, shaved Brussel sprouts, melted cheese, and salsa verde. The tater tots here are basically a meal. Open for takeout and patio dining. Masks required. Menus are posted daily on restaurant’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

2316 Marietta Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

2. Skinny's

897 Virginia Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354

Skinny’s is where to order hot dogs, wings and burgers, as well as teriyaki chicken, Korean-spiced tacos, and bibimbap. Make sure to order a pile of crispy tater tots, too. Open for takeout.

897 Virginia Ave
Hapeville, GA 30354

3. Pijiu Belly

678 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Head into this westside restaurant on the edge of Home Park for Thai-inspired tots made from sweet potatoes. The tots are fried in a wok with garlic, cilantro, and minced jalapeños, then topped with Sriracha mayo. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

678 10th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. The Vortex Bar & Grill

878 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

The Vortex is known for its over-the-top burgers, like the Triple Bypass made with three patties, three fried eggs, 14 slices of American cheese, and ten slices of bacon served between two grilled cheese sandwiches. But the restaurant keeps the tater tots here classic and fried to a crispy golden brown. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

878 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

5. Battle and Brew

5920 Roswell Rd a120, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

This gaming restaurant and bar in Sandy Springs includes plenty of pub fare on its menu. The tater tots here come topped with fried chicken, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Order online for takeout or delivery via Doordash. Open for limited seating inside and outdoor seating on Friday and Saturday evenings.

5920 Roswell Rd a120
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

6. The Nook on Piedmont Park

1144 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

The Nook is located just off of Piedmont Park and has trademarked the restaurant’s tater tots called Totchos. Choose from eight tater tot varieties, including buffalo chicken with grilled chicken topped with spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, and blue cheese crumbles and loaded PoTotchos topped with cheese sauce, sour cream, bacon bits, shredded cheese, and scallions. Open for patio and dining room seating. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

1144 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. Dakota Blue

454 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

This longtime neighborhood spot in Grant Park serves a basket of fried potato nuggets dubbed Southern Death Tots. That’s tater tots topped with slow-roasted pork, cheese sauce, and chipotle slaw with a side of pickled jalapeños for extra heat. Open for patio seating. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

454 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

8. Red's Beer Garden

1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Located in Benteen Park, Red’s Beer Garden offers a handful of beers on tap, as well as over 300 bottles and cans of beer, wine, cider, mead, hard seltzer, and nonalcoholic beverages at the bar or in the self-serve refrigerators. Grab a sandwich or a Fripper’s sausage or vegan hot dog and pair it with tater tots that can come loaded with a combo of cheese, chili, bacon, or pulled pork. Open for patio seating. Order online for takeout or delivery via Doordash or UberEats. Retail shop. Masks required.

1328 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

9. The Highlander

931 Monroe Dr NE ste c-101, Atlanta, GA 30308

Arguably some of the best tater tots in Atlanta, the Highlander in Midtown has been serving up classic bar food on its menu for over 27 years now. This includes its pitchers full of deep-fried tots to pair alongside those Miller High Lifes and shots. Open for limited seating. Patio seating. Masks required. Call to order takeout.

931 Monroe Dr NE ste c-101
Atlanta, GA 30308

10. The Local

758 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

This gritty but beloved dive bar on Ponce is the overwhelming “people’s choice” for smoked wings paired with a side of good old fashioned tater tots. Open for takeout. Masks required.

758 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

11. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Leave it to Atlanta barbecue kings the Fox brothers to take tater tots to the next level. The Tomminator is basically a platter of tots covered in Brunswick stew and topped with melted cheese. Open for dine-in service. Masks required. Call to order for pick-up. Delivery available via DoorDash.

1238 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

12. The EARL

488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Classic dive bar food in a classic East Atlanta Village dive bar, the Earl gives its tater tots a nacho makeover. The Irish Nachos are tater tots set atop nacho chips and then covered in chili, cheese, lettuce, salsa, jalapeños, and sour cream. Sub out the chili for Brunswick stew to give those tots some Georgia flare. Open for limited patio seating. Call to order takeout. Masks required.

488 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

13. The Midway Pub

552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

A favorite among both beer geeks and soccer nerds, this East Atlanta Village bar is just the spot to combine the two and enjoy great bar fare. The menu here offers everything from burgers and wings, to comforting Brunswick stew and homey green chicken chili. Be sure to order Midway’s super crispy and classic tater tots paired with the Alabama white sauce or the bar’s red hot sauce. Open for patio seating. Dog friendly patio. Order at the front entrance. Masks required. Order online for takeout.

552 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

14. Thinking Man Tavern

537 W Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Located on the outskirts of Decatur, Thinking Man Tavern offers classic pub food on its menu, including a variety of wings, burgers, and even bourbon fried chicken. Make sure to order the classic tater tots here as one of the sides. Open for limited seating. Order online for takeout and delivery via GrubHub, Doordash, and UberEats. Call to order takeout. Masks required.

537 W Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

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