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12 Mouthwatering Restaurants In Marietta, Georgia

This charming, family-friendly suburb has a dining scene that’s quickly heating up. From affordable, delicious beloved diners to elegant, creative farm-to-table fare that’s on par with big city dining, you can have any kind of cuisine you want in Marietta. Here’s a list of our must-trys.

Birria El Gordo - Tacos And Consome | Photo: Facebook/birriaelgordoatl
Birria El Gordo – Tacos And Consome | Photo: Facebook/birriaelgordoatl

1. Birria El Gordo 

2595 Sandy Plains Rd Suite 101, Marietta, GA 30066

Have you tried birria yet? This meat stew, traditionally prepared with goat, originates from the Jalisco region of Mexico and has been a dish for centuries. However, it’s become recently popular all over the United States and is quickly becoming found on menus at every Mexican joint in town with tons of modern iterations, including ones with ramen noodles! For what we think is the BEST birria in town, you’ll have to head to Marietta / Smyrna and try Birria El Gordo’s quesabirria. The lines can get totally ridiculous and they do often sell out, but it’s all worth it! 


2. Catfish Hox

2595 Sandy Plains Rd Suite 101, Marietta, GA 30066

If you think you’re not a fish lover, let Catfish Hox change your mind. This veteran-owned business is serving up Southern and cajun goodness with an emphasis on catfish served every which way. Get yourself a fix of scratch made fried green tomatoes, catfish po boys, red beans and rice, and catfish tacos. 

Jerusalem Bakery - Spicy Chicken Kufta Plate | Photo: Yelp
Jerusalem Bakery – Spicy Chicken Kufta Plate | Photo: Yelp

3. Jerusalem Bakery & Market 

 1175 Franklin Rd, Marietta, GA 30067

This family-owned biz is a go-to for Marietta area folks for savory shawarma and flavorful baba ganoush. It’s affordable and fresh, with housemade pita bread and Middle Eastern treats like baklava and Turkish delight. Roll through the store cafeteria style and try a little bit of everything. The stellar service also sets this place apart from the rest! 

Hamp & Harry’s – Short Rib Grilled Cheese

4. Hamp & Harry’s

168 Roswell St NE, Marietta, GA 30060

This Marietta Square spot is really special. You can tell they really take pride in everything they do here from the presentation fo their dishes to the ingredients they lovingly source from local purveyors. The interiors are intimate and cozy yet casual, great for a date night or a weekday dinner made special. Start your meal with an order from their raw oyster bar, and be sure to order a beautifully crafted cocktail as well. They aren’t cutting corners here, and they also now have brunch and tiki tuesdays! 

5. Lucky’s Burger & Brew

68 North Marietta Pkwy NW #102, Marietta, GA 30060
Burgers and brews AND pups, what’s not to like? On Fridays, they also have $6 kids meals! 
Mac's Chophouse | Photo: Facebook/MacsChophouse
Mac’s Chophouse | Photo: Facebook/MacsChophouse

6. Mac’s Chophouse 

19 N Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060

Every town needs a really excellent steakhouse, and for Marietta, it’s Mac’s Chophouse. From impeccably cooked steaks to mouthwatering sides to excellent service, there’s so much to love. The crab cakes are also extra meaty here, and the pimento cheese fritters are a excellent Southern touch.  


7. Marietta Diner

306 Cobb Pkwy SE South, Marietta, GA 30060
This classic, much beloved spot in Marietta has been a go-to for families for years. You’ll love the positively ginormous portions and the affordable prices. You can tell Gus really takes pride in all of his operations, from Marietta Fish Market to Casa Grande to Yeero Village, but Marietta Diner is our favorite because it has a little mix of everything! Be sure to save room for their massive cakes, or take a slice to go! 

8. Marietta Square Market

68 North Marietta Pkwy NW, Marietta, GA 30060

Have we reached peak food hall yet?  We’re not sure, but you have to admit, it’s so fun to be able to bop around from stall to stall and they’re excellent when you’re dining with a group with diverse palettes. We love Lucky’s Burgers & Brews for their burgers (plus, on Fridays kid’s meals are 6 bucks!) as well D’Cuban Cafe for Cuban favorites like their ropa vieja and Cuban sandwiches. 

Paulee's Place- Jerk Chicken | Photo: Yelp
Paulee’s Place- Jerk Chicken | Photo: Yelp

9. Paulee’s Place

950 Cobb Pkwy S Marietta, GA 30060

Talk about hidden gems. This place is the truth! For affordable and generous portions of jerk chicken, oxtails, and goat curry, you need to check out Paulee’s. The ambiance is nothing fancy, but you will not leave hungry. 

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10. The Red Eyed Mule

430 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060

This unfussy, cozy diner-esque spot is perfect for a cheap eat. Have yourself an excellent and affordable back to the basics breakfast of biscuits, chicken and waffles, or hash browns. There is often a breakfast rush, but the line moves fast! 

Spring - Wagyu Beef Carpaccio | Photo: Facebook/springmarietta
Spring – Wagyu Beef Carpaccio | Photo: Facebook/springmarietta

11. Spring

36 Mill St, Marietta, GA 30060

Spring is a much heralded, elegant spot perfect for date night that gathers praise and accolades from food critics all over town and the country. The menu focuses on seasonal ingredients and sustainable foods, sourced from local farmers. 

Stockyard Burger & Brews - Fries |
Stockyard Burger & Brews – Fries |

12. Stockyard Burgers & Brews

 26 Mill St, Marietta, GA 30060

Stockyard Burgers & Brews is a meat lover’s paradise. With ribs, steak, burgers, and housemade sides, come hungry! They also have something called a “fry board” which is truly innovation at its finest, with homemade frites, sweet potato tos, parmesan truffle fries, and fried onion straws. 

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