Written by Atlanta Eats intern, Emily Rubin
We all know the American way: red, white, [hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, beer] and blue. Take a break from the grill this year and go to dinner instead. Independence Day is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some of the best American cuisine in Atlanta.
With multiple locations all over the metro Atlanta area, Bad Daddy’s is the perfect place to celebrate the 4th – no matter where you are. If you’re feeling extra patriotic this year, go for the Sam I Am Burger which comes with a fried egg, American cheese, rosemary ham, and fresh made pesto. If you’re confident in your burger building abilities, take a stab at creating your own masterpiece and by choosing from the 50+ burger ingredients. Either way, Bad Daddy’s has good stuff for this Independence Day.
For the hands down juiciest, best burger ever, there’s absolutely no discussion – it’s only at Holeman & Finch. Located in Ponce City Market (a great spot to celebrate the Fourth!), Holeman & Finch has tons of delicious small plates for sharing, charcuterie and cheese boards, and main dishes that will leave you proud to be an American (cuisine consumer).
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a cold beer and 70 HD televisions? Also known as Atlanta’s favorite sports bar, STATS specializes in beer with taps on the tables, all of your favorite bottled beers, and six different house-made brews. STATS also has an incredible American bar fare, including all kinds of burgers, wings, fries, and nachos galore. After all of the beer cheers and crispy pork ribs, someone may have to roll you out STATS this 4th of July.
Inspired by the great American saloons of the late 1800s, Ted’s Montana Grill will bring you back to simpler times. Treat yourself to the Delmonico Ribeye, a huge premium cut steak, or go for one of the many variations of burgers, with either a bison or beef patty. Dishes at Ted’s are garnished with little American flag toothpicks – a more than fitting touch to celebrate this Independence Day.
For a finer dining scene this 4th of July, look no further than Murphys – one of Atlanta’s favorites for 35 years and counting. Murphy’s combines three essentials ingredients, restaurant, bakery, and wine shop, into one amazing contemporary American establishment. The Tollhouse Pie is, quite literally, unbelievable. Made with dark and white chocolate cookie batter and an oreo crust, it’s the sweetest way to end the 4th of July.