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11 Delicious Atlanta Restaurants Serving Free Meals to Our Healthcare Heroes

Last updated May 2, 2020. Restaurant openings and closings information is constantly changing. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media for the most up-to-date information. 

Our healthcare heroes are on the frontline of this pandemic, serving our community everyday. And Atlanta restaurants recognize that and are stepping it up to deliver free, DELICIOUS meals to these heroes! If you and your family have the means to support local with a delivery or curbside pickup order and feel comfortable ordering delivery at this time, consider ordering a meal from one of these Atlanta restaurants.


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1. Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks

Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks is an absolute legend in Atlanta for its philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and owner Derrick Hayes has been delivering his tasty sandwiches to healthcare heroes all over Metro Atlanta. To help support his efforts, get a takeout order and try the philly cheesesteak eggrolls! Plus, watch our video feature on this Atlanta spot to learn more about Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks.


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2. Budi’s Sushi

This delicious sushi spot in downtown–that despite their name, also serves OUT OF THIS WORLD Indonesian food–is raising funds to provide lunches to front-line healthcare workers. Each $10 donation you give will help provide a healthy lunch and drink for Atlanta’s doctors, nurses, first responders, and essential workers! You can also support Budi’s Suhi with one of their affordably priced family style meals. At just $60 for 4 people, you’ll get a heaping order of items like mie goreng, fried rice, spicy Bailanese fried chicken, gyoza, and sushi rolls. Learn more via their Instagram! And be sure to tip EXTRA!


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3. Marietta Diner

To continue serving the Atlanta community with quality, delicious food, this Atlanta institution has recently opened a 24-hour drive-thru to feed all you hungry folks. But that doesn’t mean they haven’t stopped to give back. On the first day of their drive-thru opening, they gave hundreds of free meals away. And most recently, they delivered free, delicious food to WellStar Cobb Hospital. Support these restaurant legends with a drive-thru meal–at any time of day–if you can!


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4. Romeo’s Pizza

If a meatball parm, garlic cheese bread, and stromboli sound like they’re just the right amount of comfort carbs for you right now, then this John’s Creek spot is your best bet. And if you make a donation to Romeo’s Pizza, they will match each dollar given so that they can feed their tasty food to healthcare workers. More information on their Instagram!


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5. Miller Union / Forza Storica

In partnership with the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm, Miller Union and Forza Storico have been able to provide meals to healthcare heroes at various Emory Healthcare hospital locations.  Instagram user @elizwallace5 wrote, “I am an RN and recipient of one of these bags. I was handed one tonight on the way out of Saint Joseph’s lobby. God bless you for this. I had a really rough day and this meal, shared with my husband and kids with jazz and candles, makes me feel human again.” Miller Union has decided to cease takeout orders so this is one spot you’ll have to visit once this pandemic is over. However, it does look like Forza Storica is offering to go orders and 50% off their wine inventory if you’d like to go support.


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6. Big Oak Tavern

The Atlanta Eats team was able to recently visit and film a segment at this hot, new restaurant in Roswell, and we were SO looking forward to revisiting them and enjoying patio season, their brunch menu, plus live music! However, Big Oak Tavern’s owner Nate Armstrong hasn’t let current events stop him from feeding the frontlines; they recently delivered some meals to the the ICU Covid-19 team at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Support this new, local business with a family meal order with tasty fare like a steak dinner for 4 (with some FIRE brussel sprouts, let us tell you!), baby back ribs, and whole smoked or fried chicken plus a gallon of sweet tea. Um. Yum!


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7. Biltong Bar/Yebo Beach Haus/10 Degrees South

We’ve got to give a huge hand to Sara Blakely and the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation for this one. True Story Brand restaurants (10 Degrees South, Yebo Beach Haus, and Biltong Bar) are on track to deliver 2,500 meals PER WEEK to workers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This will be occurring for the next two weeks, but they hope to continue this initiative for longer. Our healthcare heroes can look forward to South African dishes like peri-peri chicken and savory and sweet curries. This initiative was born out of a personal mission. A relative of Justin Anthony’s, now on the road to recovery, had a severe case of COVID-19 and was cared for by the staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. We’re inspired by this initiative that helps keep restaurant workers employed while serving some nutritious (and honestly pretty luxe! What a treat!!) meals to our healthcare heroes.


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8. The Original Hot Dog Factory

The Original Hot Dog Factory is providing FREE takeout meals to medical workers and first responders including police, firefighters, and our military heroes. Simply present your badge/ID to get your meal to go! And order up a bacon wrapped beef dog, topped with chili, cheese, and onion, if you have the means to do so, to support this local joint today with a takeout order.


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9. Husker’s

BUY ONE, GIVE ONE! Husker’s Cafe on Edgewood Avenue is offering delivery with doordash and when you purchase a meal, you have the opportunity to also pay for one that will go towards healthcare professionals, seniors, emergency responders, and public safety personnel and places like Grady, Emory Healthcare, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We’ve never needed an excuse to indulge in cheesy grits and chicken and waffles, but hey, now we have a great one. If you have the means to do so and feel comfortable doing so, support local restaurants so that they can support our healthcare heroes with a meal from Husker’s today!


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10. 26 Thai Midtown

This happening Thai spot in Midtown has been working overtime to feed our hungry healthcare heroes. They delivered 300 meals on Thursday, April 8th alone to Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center. You can support this Midtown spot with a pickup or delivery order of delicious panang curry, pad Thai, and other classics! They also have wine and beer for sale! Visit their Instagram to learn more.


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300 BBQ Lunches for Healthcare workers in Douglas County Georgia! 🙌🙌

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11. Williamson Bros BBQ

Williamson Bros BBQ has just reopened for drive-thru BBQ! They also delivered 50 FREE lunches to healthcare workers in Georgia, of their tasty fare.

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