Dim lighting, carb-heavy foods, and maybe even a Hair of the Dog at these Atlanta restaurants will cure even the most epic of hangovers.
Gastropub grub is both perfect while you’re drinking and after the fact, and Porter Beer Bar in Little Five Points has some of the best. The menu is ever-changing but always delicious. Current highlights include a teriyaki short rib, goat cheese fritters with cracked black pepper, and a double smash burger with pastrami pork belly. It’s all perfect for your greasiest, carbiest hangover cravings. Or you can always go for the eye of the dog and order up one beer to ease the headache–they’ve literally got hundreds to choose from. Dine-in and takeout available, and there are a handful of patio seats now, too!
We can’t talk hangover cures without talking about everyone’s favorite, Waffle House. Yes, there’s countless places around in Atlanta that are all so fabulous, but if your heart is set on the All Star Special, just pull on up to your local #WaffleHome. You know the service is going to be great, the hash browns are going to be perfect, and a waffle drenched in syrup will melt in your mouth.
Marietta Diner is there to serve you no matter what your hangover cravings are calling for. Breakfast for dinner? You’ve got it. A truly mouthwatering reuben panini? They’ve got that too. How about a monster cake the size of your head? Coming right up! Marietta Diner has also opened a drive-through so you don’t even have to get out of your car, and they’re also doing delivery.
You can enjoy perfectly craveworthy Irish and tavern food in a dark, moody environment to help with that headache at Olde Blind Dog. Try the “hangover sandwich” brunch, with fly-cut bangers, rashers, cheddar cheese, and fried egg on sourdough served with tater tots. Or go classic with some fish and chips, the perfect combo of fried and salty, to get some food in your belly. Locations in Town Brookhaven and Milton.
Everything at Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar in College Park is so, so good and the perfect cure for even the most monster of hangovers. The bussin’ corn muffins, doused in a honey butter, are the perfect sweet treat to start your meal. The red rice will soak up last night’s sins, and the “Afta Church Plate” is fried chicken perfection.
When you’re battling a hangover, the last thing you want to do is put on nice clothes and trek yourself to one of the busier sides of town, but thankfully Fred’s Meat & Bread is now on most delivery apps. But even if you fall outside the delivery radius, a trip to Krog St. Market might just be worth it if you’re ordering up a burger–or just about anything–from Fred’s Meat & Bread. Their cheesesteaks are some of the best in town–choose from plain, Korean style, or Shroom Shire–and their garlic and Old Bay fries are out of this world.
Got a hangover that feels like your head is going to split in two? Order the comfy chicken biscuit at Home Grown in Reynoldstown. Boom. Hangover cured.
We had to include one healthy option for the folks who DO actually follow most doctors’ and nutritionists’ advice when it comes to what you should *actually* do when you have a hangover, which is hydrate and get some vitamins in ya. Any of Kale Me Crazy’s smoothies should do the trick if helping your hangover, but the Power House smoothie with blueberries, avocado, strawberries, flax seeds, almond milk and more ingredients sounds particularly perfect.