Sure, you may have already bought your ticket for the big Falcons playoff game on Saturday vs. the Seahawks. But a big question still lingers…where are you going to chow down before and after the game? We’ve got 8 spots you have to check out. The game will be one to remember, and trust us…so will your food!
(60 Andrew Young International Blvd NE Suite A; 404-525-3399)
Just as the name indicates, this is an insane downtown spot for steaks. With five different cuts to choose from, five different sauces and 6 different add-ons available, you can literally design your steak just how you want it. If you’re feeling something different for game day, fear not…with a menu chock full of Southern inspired cuisine, there’s plenty of deliciousness to choose from. Other popular items include the french dip sammie, southern fried lobster tail & shrimp + grits. Oh yeah…they also have pimento mac & cheese…TOUCHDOWN!
Photo credit: Cuts Facebook
(1 CNN Center #269; 404-522-8873)
This may be the closest restaurant to the Dome, but it’s nothing even close to generic sports bar food. The upscale sports restaurant features dark wood, lots of flat screens for great game viewing and large private booths. We’re huge fans of the “Freuben” sandwich, delicious steaks & She Crab soup. The big special on Saturday to honor the home team is the The Dirty Bird Sandwich. All natural airline chicken breast is fried & tossed in buffalo sauce, then topped with honey & peppercorn bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, a pickle & blue cheese dressing. Don’t forget the fries!
Photo credit: Dantanna’s
(152 Walton Street; 678-515-8924)
For a quick, healthy option before or after watching the Dirty Birds, Flats is your go to. Serving tasty flatbreads, a variety of healthy salads & fresh squeezed juices to Centennial Park area visitors, there are many healthy and delicious options to choose from here. Breakfast flats are also available ALL DAY LONG in case you’ve got a hankering for some bacon! Music to our ears.
Photo credit: Flats
(267 Marietta St./Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park; 404-223-6500)
You can’t go wrong with mouth watering steaks, New Orleans style sides and a classic martini. Grab a seat on their insane patio to check out Centennial Olympic Park & kick back before or after the game.
Photo credit: Ruth’s Chris Twitter
(300 Marietta St. NW; 404-885-1472)
3 floors of action, a patio that overlooks downtown Atlanta & insane food — what else could you ask for? STATS is a great spot to hit before or after the game. Their Dirty Bird Sandwich is fitting to order on Saturday, and you can’t beat the messy burger, pictured below. Fun fact: this is the first restaurant in the US to have its own pouring tap tables…meaning you can pour your own beer whenever you feel like getting more. In honor of Saturday’s playoff game, beer can be purchased in Falcons commemorative cups.
(133 Luckie Street NW; 404-521-9796)
Start with the pickles, throw down an awesome bison burger, and close things out with the heated chocolate chip cookie — you can’t go wrong. Bar seating beats the wait. If you’re looking for plates to share with a group, try the bison nachos pictured below…the pepper jack cheese, bison chili and fresh toppings are a fun, different take on the popular app!
(300 Marietta St. NW; 404-698-4707)
This BBQ masterpiece is known for out-of-control brisket, mac n’ cheese, pulled pork & the Bourbon Vanilla Milkshake, aka the “double trouble.” With great grub all around, it’s an awesome spot to swing by before or after the big game. Catering is also available so fans can bring food to their tailgates. And don’t forget…Dos Equis tall boys go for $4!
Want more restaurant inspiration? Check out more spots around Atlanta here. Be sure to catch Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV this Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday morning at 10:30 am!