Unique Eats in Southwest Atlanta

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When living in Tell River in Southwest Atlanta, you have the convenience of both superior community living and incredible local eats. Whether it’s brunch, casual dining, or restaurants that are perfect for a night out, these unique restaurants in Southwest Atlanta will delight your friends and family and enrich your palate. Visit these one-of-a-kind recommendations for an unforgettable dining experience!

Blissful Brunches / Delectable Delicacies

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Gocha’s Breakfast Bar on Cascade

Head on over to Gocha’s Breakfast Bar for your next brunch! Their mouthwatering brunch is made to order from scratch, and includes Southern-style pescatarian and vegan-friendly dishes. Specialties like the Georgia Peach Stack Pancakes, Banana Foster, Meat Lovers Omelette, and Breakfast Pizza will be sure to leave you wanting seconds. They also serve delicious salads and sandwiches, such as the Crab Cake Sliders, Chicken BLT Salad, and Salmon, Egg, & Cheese Croissant. Kids are welcome and can choose between delicious options on the kid’s menu.

As an added bonus, Gocha’s Breakfast Bar features specials on certain days, including $5 mimosas! Check their hours and Specials schedule before you go to make the most of your visit.


Milk & Honey on Cascade

Savor a fabulous brunch at Milk & Honey. You’ll feel right at home with the perfect blend of Southern hospitality and brunch staples with a twist. Try their Banana French Toast, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Award-Winning Shrimp and Grits. They offer healthy and vegetarian-friendly options including the Spinach Salad and Beyond Burger & Fries, and also feature kid-friendly meals like the Kids Brunch.

Casual Atmosphere, Quality Food

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Monday Night Brewing in Historic West End

Monday Night Brewing is an eclectic brewery that offers homemade pizza and award-winning beers. The location closest to Tell River is named The Garage, complete with 3 separate barrel aging rooms, a taproom with small batch sours and barrel-aged beers, a coolship, and an onsite orchard and garden. This location also specializes in “artisanal handcrafted pizzas that are baked in an Italian-built oven at over 900 degrees” and their pizza crust even “uses a yeast culture that is a special sourdough blend containing wild yeast strains captured in the Garage’s coolship.” Talk about unique!

If you’re not a beer person, Monday Night Brewing has other beverage options like sodas and cocktails. To try their artisanal pizza, be sure to visit during their kitchen hours.

Check their events page to see when they’re hosting trivia, jazz nights, charity fundraisers, and more!


Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar in Historic College Park

When it comes to finding “casual dining near me,” residents near Tell River can’t go wrong with the soul food and signature cocktails at Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar. Get a taste of authentic Gullah Geechee food and experience the vibrant culture for yourself! Don’t miss the chance to try their Gullah Eggrolls, Skrimp N Grits Wit’ Crab, and Okra Gumbo. Most importantly, be sure to finish off with a tasty dessert like the Banana Puddin’ Cheesecake!

Check out Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar’s hours, and dine on their Wine Down Wednesdays to get a free glass of wine when you purchase an entree!


Che Butter Jonez on Cleveland Ave

Che Butter Jonez is an award-winning Atlanta gem, founded by a husband and wife team in 2018 as a food truck. Their lunch and dinner menu features unique hamburgers, pita wraps, and hotdogs, but their menu changes daily! Current featured items include the Chic-N-The-Garden Sandwich, The Barney Miller Pita, and Who Wants Beef Hamburger.
Be sure to check Che Butter Jonez’ website hours before you go, as they can change.


Estrellita in Grant Park

Get a taste of the Philippines at Estrellita! They center their restaurant on a welcoming and cozy atmosphere, and use a blend of traditional Filipino architectural design and Hollywood Regency Flare. Try their Traditional Vegetable Lumpia, Filipino Chicken BBQ, and Crispy Pata for delectable flavors. Choose one of their specialty drinks like a Pina Colada Slushy, and finish off with Ginataang Bilo-Bilo (warm coconut milk with mochi, tapioca pearls, and more) for dessert! Plan your visit to Estrellita and make your taste buds soar!

Fancier Fair for Perfect Pairs

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Spice House on Cascade

Looking for a perfect night out on the Southwest side of Atlanta? Head over to Spice House! This Caribbean specialty will give you an unparalleled dining experience with its lively atmosphere, fresh flavors, and convenient location. Spice House boasts humble beginnings as an old gas station before being revamped into the beautiful restaurant it is today. During your visit, try distinct Caribbean flavors like the Island Seafood Dip, Tropical Glazed Salmon, and Kingston Jerk Chicken. They also offer delicious vegetarian and gluten-free options to accommodate your loved ones’ needs.


Oreatha’s At The Point in Historic Cascade Heights

Love and soul food are plentiful at Oreatha’s At The Point. Their entire concept is based on comfort food from moms around the world, featuring food that nourishes both body and soul. Dishes and drinks draw inspiration from a variety of international flavors. Try their Poke Nachos, Sapporo Tempura Shrimp, and Cascade Surf N Turf. Don’t forget to end your meal with the Blood Orange Key Lime Pie or Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding for dessert!


La Panarda on Cascade

If you’re craving great Italian food, head on over to La Panarda. This restaurant highlights traditional Italian dishes with the chef’s own unique twists. First, begin your meal with a small plate or salad, made complete with a complimentary Stuzzichini (bruschetta of the day) and mini Aperol Spritz. Then, choose from tasty menu items like the Sweet Potato Ravioli, Berkshire Smoked Pork Cheek Carbonara, or Cod Piccata. Treat your tastebuds to at least one sweet dessert, including the Gelato of the Day, Cognac Tiramisu, and Georgia Peach Crostata.

Fun local insight: La Panarda and Oreatha’s At The Point were both founded by the same highly acclaimed chef, Chef Deborah VanTrece! Read more about her accolades, flavor inspirations, and dedication to helping her community.

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