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13 Cheap (But Freakin’ Delicious) Eats in Atlanta

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Wallet feeling light these days? We feel ya. Here are some budget-friendly restaurants in Atlanta that don’t sacrifice on taste.

1. Jack’s Pizza & Wings
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout and Delivery

Affordable is rarely used to describe anything in the Old Fourth Ward these days, but this divey wings, pizza, and beer spot fits the ticket, at least. They offer great pitcher deals and well drinks. Order the strawberry lemon pepper wing combo for a fun twist, served wet.

2. American Deli
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout and Delivery

A no frills, classic ballin’ on a budget spot featuring classic lemon pepper wet wings, plus philly cheesesteaks, chicken fingers, burgers, and more. Locations throughout Atlanta.

 

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3. Pijiu Belly
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout

Fill up on generous portions of Asian street food fare like takoyaki and ramen at this West Midtown spot! You can also order up a tasty and filling bento box at lunch for $12 or less.

4. La Fonda
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout

Maduros, paella, and tacos, and more! La Fonda serves up Cuban fare that’ll fill you up for under 20 bucks. Order the sangrita, a mix between a sangria and margarita, for a fun drink option.

5. Taqueria Del Sol
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout

When you’re craving some cheesy goodness, there’s really no better option in ATL than Taqueria Del Sol. Lines are almost always out the door, but no need to fret as they move quickly. Order the corn chowder!

6. Philly Connection
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout

We love Philly Connection for their always philling and always delicious subs, wings, and sandwiches. Plus, CURLY FRIES! Locations all over GA, but their original location is still open in Vinings!

 

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7. Hankook Taqueria
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout

Big on flavor and light on your wallet! Hankook Taqueria has been serving up Korean/Mexican fare with that fusion twist long before it was trendy. For an umami bomb, order their nachos.

8. NFA Burger
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout

You’re not really a foodie until you’ve tried the NFA burger. This famous burger has been popping up all over town, and now they’ve got a brick and mortar location inside the Chevron in Dunwoody. Enjoy them with a side of tots.

9. Fellini’s
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout, Some Locations Open For Delivery

Open late, always affordable, and always tasty. Order by the slice or by the pie. Their best flavor? The white pie, topped with tons of different kinds of cheeses.

 

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10. PITA
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout

Whatever you do, order the loaded Greek fries! PITA is a fast-casual lunch option for the budget-conscious with locations all over town. Their tasty gyros and fresh salads will have you coming back again and again!

11. Corner Cafe
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Takeout, Curbside Pickup, DoorDash Delivery, and Dine-in Dinner

Corner Cafe is a great spot for a weekday lunch. One whiff of the freshly baked bread at their bakery and you’ll be hooked! They also serve up delectable weekend brunch offerings like banana pancakes and the always delicious fried chicken and waffles.

12. Rocky Mountain Pizza
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Delivery

This Georgia Tech haunt will fill you up for less. There’s plenty of pitcher specials most nights and great pizza and wings for when you’re on a budget. You’ll love the buffalo chicken pizza!

13. Northern China Eatery
May 29, 2020 Update: Open for Curbside Pickup and Delivery

Known for soup dumplings, this Buford Highway spot is well-worth the trip. We recommend making a few other stops along Buford Highway to make your trip even tastier. Tea House Formosa, Mango Mango, Dat Sweet Spot, and Matcha Cafe Maiko are all excellent for sweets, and Buford Highway Farmer’s Market is perfect for picking up cheap produce and cuisine from all over the world for the week.

Use our map below to find cheap eats near you!

Jack's Pizza & Wings
American Deli
Pijiu Belly
La Fonda
Taqueria Del Sol
Philly Connection
Hankook Taqueria
NFA Burger
Fellini's
PITA Street Mediterranean Food
Corner Cafe
Rocky Mountain Pizza
Northern China Eatery
Jack's Pizza & Wings

Affordable is rarely used to describe anything in the Old Fourth Ward these days, but this divey wings, pizza, and beer spot fit the ticket, at least. They offer great pitcher deals and well drinks. Order the strawberry lemon pepper wing combo for a fun twist, served wet.

American Deli

A no frills, classic ballin’ on a budget spot featuring classic lemon pepper wet wings, plus philly cheesesteaks, chicken fingers, burgers, and more. Locations throughout Atlanta.

Pijiu Belly

Fill up on generous portions of Asian street food fare like takoyaki and ramen at this West Midtown spot! You can also order up a tasty and filling bento box at lunch for $12 or less.

La Fonda

Maduros, paella, and tacos, and more! La Fonda serves up Cuban fare that’ll fill you up for under 20 bucks. Order the sangrita, a mix between a sangria and margarita, for a fun drink option.

Taqueria Del Sol

When you’re craving some cheesy goodness, there’s really no better option in ATL than Taqueria Del Sol. Lines are almost always out the door, but no need to fret as they move quickly. Order the corn chowder!

Philly Connection

We love Philly Connection for their always philling and always delicious subs, wings, and sandwiches. Plus, CURLY FRIES! Locations all over GA, but their original location is still open in Vinings!

Hankook Taqueria

Big on flavor and light on your wallet! Hankook Taqueria has been serving up Korean/Mexican fare with that fusion twist long before it was trendy. For an umami bomb, order their nachos.

NFA Burger

You’re not really a foodie until you’ve tried the NFA burger. This famous burger has been popping up all over town, and now they’ve got a brick and mortar location inside a Dunwoody Chevron. Enjoy them with a side of tots.

Fellini's

Open late, always affordable, and always tasty. Order by the slice or by the pie. Their best flavor? The white pie, topped with tons of different kinds of cheeses.

PITA Street Mediterranean Food

Whatever you do, order the loaded Greek fries! PITA is a fast-casual lunch option for the budget-conscioous with locations all over town. Their tasty gyros and fresh salads will have you coming back again and again!

Corner Cafe

Corner Cafe is a great spot for a weekday lunch. One whiff of the freshly baked bread at their bakery and you’ll be hooked! They also serve up delectable weekend brunch offerings like banana pancakes and the always delicious fried chicken and waffles.

Rocky Mountain Pizza

This Georgia Tech haunt will fill you up for less. There’s plenty of pitcher specials most nights and great pizza and wings for when you’re on a budget. You’ll love the buffalo chicken pizza!

Northern China Eatery

Known for soup dumplings, this Buford Highway spot is well-worth the trip. We recommend making a few other stops along Buford Highway to make your trip even tastier. Tea House Formosa, Mango Mango, Dat Sweet Spot, and Mactha Cafe Maiko are all excellent for sweets, and Buford Highway Farmer’s Market is perfect for picking up cheap produce and cuisine from all over the world for the week.

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