The Best Cheap Eats in Atlanta

Atlanta is a city that still believes in good ol' fashioned Southern hospitality and the food scene matches. Restaurants deliver everything from big helpings of shrimp and grits like to New Age plates with imported ingredients. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From farm-to-table Southern cooking to thick cuts of dry-aged prime steaks, Atlanta dishes it all up with inimitable charm and hospitality. Find some of the city's hidden gems and local favorites when you follow along with our foodie insiders—delicious is available at any budget.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:RED SKY Tapas & Bar, Old Lady Gang, Tin Lizzy's - Midtown
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Tapas / Small Plates, Regional American (Southern), Tex-Mex
Neighborhoods:Marietta, Downtown, Midtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

RED SKY Tapas & Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Marietta
1,458 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasion

RED SKY Tapas & Bar, located on Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta, is the perfect place to enjoy delicious food and get a little space from the city hustle. Just a short distance from downtown, the resta...

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Group Bookings in Northwest Atlanta

Old Lady Gang

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Downtown
4,550 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

Old Lady Gang is a go-to spot for awesome Southern and Soul Food in the heart of Downtown Atlanta. Kandi Burruss-Tucker, the Real Housewives of Atlanta entrepreneur, opened this place in 2017 and it n...

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Tin Lizzy's - Midtown

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Midtown
98 reviews
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Fun

Opened in the mid-2000s by four college friends, Tin Lizzy’s is where many locals go to find the best cheap eats Atlanta has to offer. There are now several locations around Atlanta but the outpost in...

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New Realm Brewing

$$$$·American·
Old Fourth Ward
254 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date

New Realm Brewing is a casual American beer garden and Atlanta’s first Beltline brewery restaurant. It’s a craft beer destination from former Stone Brewing brewmaster and IPA expert Mitch Steele and h...

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Coalition Food and Beverage - Alpharetta

$$$$·American·
Alpharetta
697 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating

Coalition Food and Beverage, a sophisticated American eatery located in Alpharetta, is a perfect spot for families and neighbors to gather for some of the best cheap eats Atlanta offers. The historic ...

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vero pizzeria

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Brookhaven
173 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fun

Vero Pizzeria brings casual dining from the Word of Mouth Restaurant Group. Situated in the heart of Brookhaven, it’s a Neapolitan-influenced pizzeria with a market-driven menu that locals swear is th...

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Tannery Row Ale House

$$$$·Barbecue·
Buford
120 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings

Interested in some amazing Barbecue along with a boisterous crowd and great live music? Head to Tannery Row on Main Street in Buford! They claim to serve the best barbecue, pizza, sandwiches, and liba...

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Bar.bacoa

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Virginia Highland
592 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Tapas
  • Outdoor Eating

Bar.bacoa serves up tapas, tacos and, of course, authentically prepared barbacoa in a cool Spanish setting with warm copper accents and rich textiles. Located in the heart of the Virginia Highlands, i...

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Best Value in Atlanta / Georgia

Eclipse di Luna - Dunwoody

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Dunwoody
1,823 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Group Bookings
  • Outdoor Eating

Eclipse di Luna is a warm and lively place to go for tapas and all kinds of Spanish and Latin American flavors. Located on Ashford-Dunwoody Road, it features an upbeat and inviting atmosphere where di...

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Hot Spot in Atlanta

Hook Line & Schooner

$$$$·Seafood·
Vinings
454 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Lunch

Hook Line & Schooner features fresh seafood that leaves you satisfied every time. The kitchen prepares it a variety of ways so you never have to have the same dish twice! They also serve salads, sandw...

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Bar Margot

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
390 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Bar Seating
  • Cozy

You might not think that the Bar at the Four Seasons would serve much in the way of cheap eats. But while their focus is on high-end cocktails and upscale fare, you can also find a smattering of snack...

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Contemporary American in Atlanta
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MadLife Grill

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Woodstock
466 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual

MadLife Grill is a must-try for folks who want to see what kind of cheap eats Atlanta can whip up. Located in Woodstock, it’s a great place to get out of the congestion of downtown and kick back in st...

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Regional American (Southern) in Atlanta / Georgia

Tupelo Honey - Sandy Springs

$$$$·Regional American (Contemporary Southern)·
Sandy Springs
1,837 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Comfort Food

Tupelo Honey is an elegantly casual restaurant located on Roswell Road in Atlanta. The menu here offers a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains. Diners love ...

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Camps Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·American·
Marietta
353 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Hungry for delicious inexpensive Italian food in Atlanta? Head to Camps Kitchen and Bar. It’s a neighborhood gathering place with a passion for great food, drink, and fun. The rustic, laid-back atmosp...

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Outdoor Eating in Northwest Atlanta

Cultivate Food and Coffee

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Buckhead
52 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Afternoon Coffee

Cultivate Food and Coffee is an excellent choice for cheap eats in Atlanta. The menus here reflect simplicity, true Farm-to-Table dishes, and grass-fed and pasteurized meats. They also feature an abun...

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Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
151 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch

Jimmy’s Tequila and Carnes is a family-owned and operated business that values their small community. The aim here was to create a neighborhood spot where everyone could enjoy great food and great con...

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Group Bookings in Atlanta

Kona Grill - Alpharetta

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alpharetta
1,580 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual

For great sushi at a great price, head to Kona Grill at Avalon! Steps away from the plaza in their heart of Alpharetta, Kona serves up fresh, wild-caught fish in their award-winning sushi. They also h...

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Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
111 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Biltong Bar is one of the more unique foodie spots in Atlanta. It’s a South African gastropub with a modern craft cocktail bar located at The Shops Buckhead. Pop in for some cheap eats on a break from...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta / Georgia
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Tavernpointe

$$$$·American·
Midtown
388 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Fun

Tavernpointe is Atlanta’s answer to SoCal cuisine in a tavern setting - plus a little bit of pub grub to spice things up! Where else can you find basic pub staples served alongside classy Cali health-...

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