13 Restaurants for the Ultimate Cheat Meal in Atlanta

Written by Atlanta Eats intern, Chloe Guillaume  

We know eating healthy is hard, but when you get a cheat day, it’s time to treat YO SELF! Here are 13 restaurants where you can indulge in the ultimate cheat meal! Try not to make your cheat day turn into a cheat weekend…. Or do!!

1. Parma Tavern

Krispy Kreme Burger from Parma Tavern

Parma Tavern – Krispy Kreme Burger

A burger with two full Krispy Kreme Donuts as buns….Do we even need to explain further?! We will. Parma Tavern has a Krispy Kreme Burger made with fresh black angus, applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions, American cheese, bbq sauce, and Krispy Kreme donuts. Juicy n Sweet!!

2. Industry Tavern

Industry Tavern - Pork Totchos

Photo: Instagram/industrytavern | Industry Tavern – Pork Totchos

Nachos + Tater Tots = Totchos!! This insane mountain of Pork Totchos at Industry Tavern will make your cheat meal WORTH IT! Tater tots with BBQ pulled pork, pico de gallo, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, white queso, sour cream, and BBQ sauce.

3. Le Petit Marche

Le Petit Marche - French toast

Le Petit Marche – French toast

Craving breakfast food for your cheat meal? This breakfast sandwich will 100% satisfy your craving! Le Petit Marche has a delicious French Toast Sandwich made with vanilla-rum battered french toast, scrambled eggs, your choice of pork bacon, Delia’s chicken sausage or veggie sausage all drizzled with hot buttery syrup and powdered sugar.

4. Storico Fresco

Cacio e Pepe from Storico Fresco

Storico Fresco – Cacio e Pepe

For all you pasta lovers out there, we have a mouth watering cheat meal for you! Head on over to Storico Fresco for lunch and try their amazing Corzetti con Funghi. Hand-stamped pasta coins, porcini cream, and hedgehog mushrooms.

5. Antico Pizza

Antico Pizza - Diavola Pizza

Antico Pizza – Diavola Pizza

At Antico Pizza, they have a variety of delicious and unique pizzas! Indulge in their flavorful Diavola Pizza. Topped with spicy sopressata, pepperonata, and bufula! Since it’s cheat day, there’s no limit to how many pieces you should have!!

6. Lovies BBQ

Lovies BBQ - Fried Chicken Biscuit

Lovies BBQ – Fried Chicken Biscuit

You can’t go wrong with good ol’ Southern food for your cheat meal! Lovies BBQ has tasty plates that come with two sides! We recommend their smokin’ wings with a side of mac & cheese and fried okra, or their fried chicken biscuit!

7. Chick-a-Biddy

Chick-a-Biddy - Fried Chicken

Chick-a-Biddy – Fried Chicken

Start your cheat day off right with a sweet & savory brunch at Chick-a-Biddy! Head on over and order yourself one of their signature waffles! We recommend the Bourbon Pecan with warm toasted pecans and bourbon spiced syrup! Don’t forget to add fried chicken to make it extra cheat-worthy.

8. The Big Ketch

Big Ketch - Lobster Roll

Photo: Instagram/thebigketch_buckhead | Big Ketch – Lobster Roll

Juicy, Hot, and Buttery. Stuff your face with this Lobster Roll from The Big Ketch. Drizzle drawn butter on top of your roll and your tastebuds will be thanking us!

9. Marcel

Marcel - Burger

Marcel – Burger

Head on over to Marcel for lunch and order their cheeseburger and fries. Add bacon or a fried egg or both! Why not even order one of their delicious milkshakes? We recommend the Chocolate – Sea Salt shake and you can add rye whiskey to make it a Boozy Milkshake!! It is cheat day right?

10. Bell Street Burritos

Photo: Instagram/bellstreetburritos | Bell Street Burritos - Breakfast Burrito

Photo: Instagram/bellstreetburritos | Bell Street Burritos – Breakfast Burrito

After a long week of eating healthy, you NEED a burrito. Bell Street Burritos has got you covered. We recommend one of their speciality burritos, Pork and Green Chiles! A steamed tortilla wrapped up with melted monterey jack cheese, pinto beans, rice, slow cooked pork, salsa fresca, and grilled green chilies. You won’t regret it.

11. Shake Shack

Shake Shack - Hot Dog

Shake Shack – Hot Dog

Shack-cago Dog with a side of bacon cheese fries please!! Shake Shack has a delicious hot dog with Rick’s Picks Shack relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, sport pepper, celery salt, and mustard!! Get a side of their Crinkle Cut Fries topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon and cheese sauce. This cheat meal will have you daydreaming about it for the next week…

12. Gu’s Dumplings

Gu's Dumplings - Dumplings

Gu’s Dumplings – Dumplings

Head on over to Gu’s Dumplings and devour their award winning Zhong Style Dumplings. These dumplings are a cheat day MUST. Made with your choice of pork, chicken, or vegetable, their secret homemade sweet & spicy Zhong sauce with robust minced garlic; sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and fresh green onions. You won’t be able to stop at just a couple.

13. Hal’s “The Steakhouse”

Hal's Steakhouse - Filet Mignon

Hal’s Steakhouse – Filet Mignon

If you’re looking for some delicious meat, Hal’s “The Steakhouse” has the perfect cheat meal for you!! Don’t be afraid to indulge in a juicy, grilled Filet Mignon. Add that side of white truffle mac & cheese. We promise this meal will leave you satisfied!

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