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Most Important Meal of the Day
Buttermilk Kitchen– This divine southern restaurant could fit in a couple categories, but a handful of signature breakfast items make Buttermilk Kitchen the ultimate Buckhead breakfast spot. Chef Suzanne Vizethann makes each item from scratch or purchases from local purveyors. The dish Atlanta Eaters crave the most? Her fried chicken biscuit smothered with pepper jelly.
It’s a Breakfast, It’s a Lunch…It’s Super Brunch
OK Cafe– Thank goodness the fire is over and out. OK Café has been a Buckhead staple since 1987 and we’re not sure we could have lived without it. Brunch is our favorite meal at this classic southern diner because it includes both breakfast and lunch options. You can’t go wrong with their famous omelette with avocado, tomato, sprouts, sour cream and cheese or a heaping portion of French fries on the side.
I Never Bring My Lunch
Joy Cafe– Two words: Everything. Homemade. For incredibly tasty salads, sandwiches and great daily specials look no further than this unassuming Pharr Road favorite. Try the chicken salad on a bed of greens for a filling yet healthy meal, and if you’re hankering for something sweet do yourself a favor and order the Cookies and Milk Pie.
Where Can I Get a Caffeine Fix?
Cookie Studio– Tucked behind one of Buckhead’s busiest intersections (Peachtree and Pharr Rd); lies a café serving up much more than scrumptious cookies. Cookie Studio also serves breakfast and lunch, desserts, dessert platters and a outrageously addicting Intelligensia Coffee. Customers can’t get enough of Cookie Studio’s cups of Joe! Owner, Barbara claims she has to ship multiple orders of the Chicago coffee per week.
Take the Kids
Not Just Kid-Friendly, Kid-Enthusiastic.
Shake Shack– This New York native is not only kid tested, but it’s also approved! There are options for even the pickiest eaters (i.e. the new “Chicken Shack” for poultry purveyors and a “Shroom Burger” for the angsty teenage vegetarians). Cheese fries are a must for kids and adults alike.
Take a Date
When You Want to Look Sophisticated
Pricci– There is no shortage of remarkable, high-end places to dine in Buckhead. But if you want to impress, Pricci will do just that. Nosh on great Italian and Modern American fare; highlights include the Osso Bucco and Pork chop which are both great dishes to share with a date.
Take the Boss
When You Want to Look Professional
Hal’s– When it comes time to impress the boss and show him or her a great night you simply can never ever go wrong with a night at Hal’s on Old Ivy. With Hal cozied at the bar, this New Orleans themed steakhouse serves a filet better than any you’ve ever tasted. Mix in monster martinis and a piano player that rocks, and that promotion could be just around the corner.
After Work Cocktails
When You Want to Look Like Gatsby
Supply & Demand– Buckhead is known for a scene that is equal parts swanky and sophisticated, and Supply & Demand emulates that vibe. They’re exclusive and upscale, they don’t even have a website. Stop by Monday- Saturday from 8 p.m.- 3 a.m. and dress to impress!
Can’t Go Wrong Dinner
Saltyard– From small plates to signature drinks, Saltyard has gotten into the Buckhead groove after just over a year of business. Don’t confuse small plates with tapas- Saltyard’s selection includes more than just Spanish food! A couple must-orders: wild mushroom bruschetta, flash fried Brussels sprouts and their “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” signature cocktail.
Make It a Really Big Night Out
The Punchline– Their location may have changed, but The Punchline is still Atlanta’s premier comedy club since 1982. Make way to Landmark Diner for a night of laughs with some diner classics. What could be better entertainment than watching stand-up while eating plates of food? Buckhead really has it all.
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