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The Ultimate Dining Guide to College Park, East Point, and Hapeville

Atlanta is home to some incredible BBQ, breakfast, and wing spots, and tons of them are located in the tri-cities historic areas of College Park, East Point, and Hapeville. Being so close to the Atlanta airport, the restaurants here are great to stop at if you’re on your way out of town, if you just arrived to the A, or you’re driving through. We’ve put together a list of all different kinds of spots for you to check out no matter what you might be craving. From bar food to brunch, we got ya covered. 

College Park

 

Brake Pad- Burger | Photo: Brakepadatlanta.com
Brake Pad- Burger | Photo: Brakepadatlanta.com

Brake Pad

3403 E Main St, College Park, GA 30337

Looking for a super chill environment to enjoy some really good bar food? We know just the place. Brake Pad was an old garage transformed into another neighborhood favorite spot serving burgers, tacos, quesadillas, wraps and more. Start off with some wings or brisket nachos for the table, or the classic spicy chicken egg rolls with shredded chicken, cream cheese, grapes, jalapenos, and mango chutney. The goat cheese salad is also a fan favorite here, or you might just discover your new favorite burger in Atlanta. From tons of meat and topping options, you’ll be able to create the burger or your dreams. Order one of the many beers they’ve got on draft and you’re all set for the perfect afternoon. Just steps away from Hartsfield-Jackson! 

 

Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ & Cajun Kitchen 

3699 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

At Hattie Marie’s, they are smoking all of their meat daily in house for the most fresh and tender options. They’re serving Texas style BBQ so you know everything is going to be bigger and better! Choose from options like pork or beef ribs, smoked wings, pulled pork, brisket and more. You can’t forget about all of those classic BBQ sides, though, like mac ‘n cheese, collard greens, and chopped cabbage. For your classic BBQ craving, get your fix at Black and women-owned spot Hattie Marie’s. 

Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles- Chicken and waffles | Photo: Yelp.com
Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles- Chicken and waffles | Photo: Yelp.com

Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles 

3725 Main St, Atlanta, GA 30337

Another spot with super cool vibes, celebrity-owned Johnny’s World Famous Chicken and Waffles has a line up you will not be able to resist. Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and reality star Karlie Redd have created a lively spot where the mac ‘n cheese is heaven in a dish and the perfect starter to share. The starter sampler is also a great option because you get to taste the buffalo wings, chicken tenders, jumbo wings, and waffle fries. Now for the main event, the chicken and waffles. The way it works is you pick your protein, what kind of waffle you want, and then of course your sauce. There are so many ways to switch it up so get creative and put together a delicious breakfast! They have several different kinds of chicken to choose from like classic fried chicken or buffalo wings, for your waffle it is either going to be plain or red velvet, and of course they have all the best sauce options like honey mustard, ranch, lemon pepper, and more. Get creating! 

Noodle- Noodle soup | Photo: Yelp.com
Noodle- Noodle soup | Photo: Yelp.com

Noodle

3699 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

In the mood for a fresh, home cooked Chinese meal? You need to hit up Noodle, and make sure you’re hungry. You’ll definitely get the most bang for your buck here. The portion sizes are large and the prices are low. Try the sampler appetizer so you can get a taste of the pork or veggie dumplings, two different kinds of spring rolls, and the shrimp basil rolls. As for your entree, they have scrumptious soups like miso udon noodle soup and curry noodle soup. Or you could try one of their stir fry bowls like the Singapore noodle or eight veggie rice bowl and just pick what kind of protein you want in it!

Breakfast Boys - Assorted Dishes | Photo: Facebook/eatatbreakfastboys
Breakfast Boys – Assorted Dishes | Photo: Facebook/eatatbreakfastboys

The Breakfast Boys 

3387 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

Brunch is the most important meal of the day and The Breakfast Boys sure know how to do it right! The atmosphere is top notch with a vibrant color scheme and fun decorations throughout this Black-owned restaurant. The menu is also out of this world with items like chicken and pancakes, lobster mac & cheese, and “the sweet chick” which is a breakfast sandwich on a croissant loaded with swiss cheese, chicken sausage, a fried egg, and the house jam with your choice of watermelon, breakfast potatoes, grits, or a salad on the side. Everything on this menu is so filling and so flavorful! However it doesn’t stop there. No brunch is complete without a boozy drink so try the peach kiss or French connection with your meal. 

The Corner Grille- French toast | Photo: Yelp.com
The Corner Grille- French toast | Photo: Yelp.com

The Corner Grille 

3823 Main St, Atlanta, GA 30337

The Corner Grille is another neighborhood favorite in College Park serving a blend of Creole and American flavors. It is quaint, inviting, and they have some mouth watering items on the menu. On the weekends they serve brunch and offer meals like shrimp and grits, omelets, chicken and waffles, and beignets. For lunch and dinner you’ve got options from a shrimp po boy and the cajun chicken sandwich to a lovely lamb shank or cajun seafood pasta. Everything here is loaded with flavor and the plates are hearty portions! If you’ve been craving a filling meal that is seasoned to perfect, check out The Corner Grille. 

 

The Real Milk & Honey- Biscuit | Photo: Yelp.com
The Real Milk & Honey- Biscuit | Photo: Yelp.com

The Real Milk & Honey 

3719 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

Brunch all day, chill vibes, good music, The Real Milk & Honey has it all! All the decorations around the restaurant are inspired by musical influences like pictures of musicians on the walls and a mannequin DJ dressed in a classic 70’s get up. As for the menu, some of the classic choices include the Maryland style crab cakes, lobster egg and cheese biscuit, and the shrimp and grits. They also have several different kinds of waffles for you to choose from like key lime, red velvet, peach, and other flavors. Check out The Real Milk & Honey for a vibey start to your day. 

 

Tom, Dick and Hank

3807 Main St, Atlanta, GA 30337

Incredible southern food, a rooftop patio, and strong drinks, what more could you want? At TDH, they’re serving up all the classics from tender brisket and flavorful wings to BBQ crab legs. Now everyone knows how good some southern BBQ is, and you also know that the side dishes are equally as important as the mains. The cornbread and collard greens here are something else, along with their mac & cheese and grilled corn. The vibes at this Black-owned spot are great and you can see that beautiful Atlanta skyline from the upstairs patio. Bring some friends, grab a set, order yourself a Hennessy peach tea, and enjoy some classic home cooked BBQ. 

 

Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar

3721 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

This spot is the southern kitchen of your dreams. The ambiance is great thanks to the good tunes and vibes going on here. The menu is full of creole and southern classics like “bussin’ cornmiffins” and “shawk bites” for appetizers, to main dishes like the “afta church plate” which comes with wings, mac ‘n cheese, and greens and “fried poke chops.” They’ve also got brunch on Sunday’s with some more delicious choices like french toast sticks, shrimp and grits, and the Sunday mornin’ breakfast that comes with all the fixins. Two eggs, three slices of bacon or two chicken sausage patties, multigrain toast, and last but certainly not least, your choice of gullah hash, grits, or egg n’ rice. You can’t go wrong with any of these southern classics. 

East Point 

 

Chairs

2783 Main St, East Point, GA 30344

Chairs is a beloved ATL dive bar known for its arcade games, pool tables, karaoke nights, and next level bar food. Their brisket is to die for, and you can get it on nachos, a sandwich, in a taco, really any form you can think of. They’ve got tons of other sandwiches like smoked chicken salad, fried green tomato, burgers and more. The vibes here are rocking inside, and they also have a great outdoor patio. Chairs is the perfect late night spot for a fun night of hanging out with friends and eating and drinking good. 

East Point Fish & Wings- Fish and rice | Photo: Doordash.com
East Point Fish & Wings- Fish and rice | Photo: Doordash.com

East Point Fish & Wings

2941 Main St, Atlanta, GA 30344

This is a hole in the wall spot serving delicious, hot, and great priced chicken and fish meals. They have combos like a philly and six wings, 10 wings and fried rice, a burger and six wings, eight piece shrimp and a side, and plenty of other combinations all for around 10 bucks. Stop in, place your order at the counter, and enjoy a fresh meal. Between wings, tenders, burgers, shrimp, catfish, and more you’re sure to find something tasty at East Point Fish & Wings. 

 

El Rocio- Chicken fajitas | Photo: Yelp.com
El Rocio- Chicken fajitas | Photo: Yelp.com

El Rocio 

2873 Main St #3372, East Point, GA 30344

Authentic Mexican food can be hard to come by, but this spot in East Point is doing the trick! Their carne asada is on point and everything that comes out of the kitchen is fresh and hot. They have great lunch specials with options like chimichangas, quesadillas, burritos, and more at low prices, and a happy hour with a discount on margaritas during the week! If you want to take a break from tex-mex and try something a little more authentic, you need to put El Rocio on your list of Mexican spots in Atlanta.

 

Oz Pizza- East Point- Pizza | Photo: Yelp.com
Oz Pizza- East Point- Pizza | Photo: Yelp.com

Oz Pizza- East Point 

2805 Main St, East Point, GA 30344

Oz is a chill pizza joint serving calzones, hot subs, speciality pies and more. For the meat lovers out there, you have to try their hercules pizza that comes loaded with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, Canadian bacon, and of course topped with extra mozzarella. If that’s not your cup of tea, no worries. Oz has over 20 pizza toppings to choose from so you can build a pizza special to your liking. They’ve also got gluten free options! Order by the slice for yourself or order a couple of large pies for the whole gang.

 

Thumbs Up Diner- Skillet
Thumbs Up Diner- Skillet

Thumbs Up Diner 

1617 White Way, Atlanta, GA 30344

Thumbs Up Diner is an Atl breakfast classic. They have so many options to choose from, everything is full of flavor, and the portion sizes are hearty. They have the option to build your own breakfast plate with choices of eggs and meat cooked any way you like with sides of pancakes, waffles, you name it. If you’re craving it, they can put it on a plate. They also have delicious breakfast sandwiches as well as a wide selection of burgers, melts, and sandwiches. Oh, and we can’t forget their soup, salad, and taco options! Diners were created to satisfy the inner foodie in everyone and Thumbs Up Diner is doing just that. Whether you’re in the mood for a breakfast, lunch, or dinner item, this classic diner is here to serve. 

 

Hapeville 

 

Arches Brewing- Beer | Photo: Tripadvisor.com
Arches Brewing- Beer | Photo: Tripadvisor.com

Arches Brewing 

3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville, GA 30354

Breweries have such a laid back feel to them and Arches is no different. They have plenty of space inside and even more space outside. Out back they have tons of extra seating, firepits, hanging lights, it’s the perfect spot to hang out after dinner and grab a beer. They mainly serve classic lagers but also have American and Euro styled beers. From light to dark beers, they’ve got a whole selection to choose from so you’re sure to find something refreshing to sip on. 

 

Corner Tavern- Hapeville 

573 N Central Ave, Atlanta, GA 30354

This is the perfect bar to hang out at with a group of friends. There’s tons of seating and the outdoor patio has couches, tables that can hold your whole group, and a bar with plenty of extra seating. They’ve got a homemade fry platter which is their fresh french fries and it comes with two sauces of your choosing, and you can also add cheese dip and jalapeños on top if you’re feeling a little crazy. For the main course they’ve got great sandwich options like the tavern cuban and the California turkey sandwich. The vibes here are super laid back so grab a drink and some apps and hang for a while. 

 

Green Soma Vegan Cafe- Burger | Photo: Yelp.com
Green Soma Vegan Cafe- Burger | Photo: Yelp.com

Green Soma Vegan Cafe 

626 S Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354

You don’t even have to be vegan to enjoy the food that Green Soma Vegan Cafe is whipping up! Their ingredients are fresh and delicious. They have several different burgers, all with their GSV burger and different variations of vegan cheese or bacon and of course loaded with fresh veggies like tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and more. Everyday they have specials that range from cauliflower wings, tacos, fajitas, shrimp baskets, and more. This is a great local spot to check out if you want a filling and healthy meal. 

 

Pit Boss BBQ

800 Doug Davis Dr, Atlanta, GA 30354

When you can smell smoke driving in…when the line is out the door…when the sides are simmering all day – you know you’re at a good BBQ spot. Delta employees and Hapeville residents have been coming to Pit Boss BBQ for years for some of the best smoked wings, ribs and brisket anywhere! That, plus incredible rib tips, slowly cooked sides and friendly service, you’ve gotta head to Pit Boss BBQ today.

 

Restaurant 356

One Porsche Dr, Atlanta, GA 30354

Restaurant 356 is offering wonderful food and a unique experience as it overlooks the Porsche test track. You can watch drivers hop into their cars and take a spin around the track while enjoying your meal. You will enjoy an elegant yet relaxed feel when dining here. To start the table off, they have options like ahi tuna crudo, sweet corn fritters and a charcuterie board. For your main course, try the truffle burger or wiener schnitzel. The menu changes seasonally for the freshest flavors they can offer. Whether you’re a big Porsche fan or just in the mood for a good meal, Restaurant 356 will exceed your expectations.  

 

Thai Heaven- Fried rice | Photo: Yelp.com
Thai Heaven- Fried rice | Photo: Yelp.com

Thai Heaven 

623 N Central Ave, Atlanta, GA 30354

This spot has been serving delicious Thai food to Hapeville and the surrounding area for over 10 years. Their food is consistent and packed with flavor and spice. To get you started, some of their appetizers include Thai basil rolls, Bangkok dumplings with chicken or shrimp, and  traditional Thai sesame wings. As for entrees, Thai heaven has plenty of variations of noodles, curry, an extensive sushi menu, and more. For a traditional Thai dessert, you can try the mango sticky rice!

Use our map below to find a restaurant near you! 

Brake Pad
Hattie Marie’s
Johnny's Chicken & Waffles
Noodle
The Breakfast Boys
The Corner Grille
The Real Milk & Honey
Tom Dick and Hank
Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar
Chairs
East Point Fish & Wings
El Rocio
Oz Pizza- East Point
Thumbs Up Diner
Arches Brewing
Corner Tavern-Hapeville
Green Soma Vegan Cafe
Restaurant 365
Thai Heaven
Brake Pad

Looking for a super chill environment to enjoy some really good bar food? We know just the place. Brake Pad was an old garage transformed into another neighborhood favorite spot serving burgers, tacos, quesadillas, wraps and more. Start off with some wings or brisket nachos for the table, or the classic spicy chicken egg rolls with shredded chicken, cream cheese, grapes, jalapenos, and mango chutney. The goat cheese salad is also a fan favorite here, or you might just discover your new favorite burger in Atlanta. From tons of meat and topping options, you’ll be able to create the burger or your dreams. Order one of the many beers they’ve got on draft and you’re all set for the perfect afternoon.

Hattie Marie’s

At Hattie Marie’s, they are smoking all of their meat daily in house for the most fresh and tender options. They’re serving Texas style BBQ so you know everything is going to be bigger and better! Choose from options like pork or beef ribs, smoked wings, pulled pork, brisket and more. You can’t forget about all of those classic BBQ sides, though, like mac ‘n cheese, collard greens, and chopped cabbage. For your classic BBQ craving, get your fix at Hattie Marie’s.

Johnny's Chicken & Waffles

Another spot with super cool vibes, Johnny’s World Famous Chicken and Waffles has a line up you will not be able to resist. Their mac ‘n cheese looks like heaven in a dish and is the perfect starter to share. The starter sampler is also a great option because you get to taste the buffalo wings, chicken tenders, jumbo wings, and waffle fries. Now for the main event, the chicken and waffles. The way it works is you pick your protein, what kind of waffle you want, and then of course your sauce. There are so many ways to switch it up so get creative and put together a delicious breakfast! They have several different kinds of chicken to choose from like classic fried chicken or buffalo wings, for your waffle it is either going to be plain or red velvet, and of course they have all the best sauce options like honey mustard, ranch, lemon pepper, and more. Get creating!

Noodle

In the mood for a fresh, home cooked Chinese meal? You need to hit up Noodle, and make sure you’re hungry. You’ll definitely get the most bang for your buck here. The portion sizes are large and the prices are low. Try the sampler appetizer so you can get a taste of the pork or veggie dumplings, two different kinds of spring rolls, and the shrimp basil rolls. As for your entree, they have scrumptious soups like miso udon noodle soup and curry noodle soup. Or you could try one of their stir fry bowls like the Singapore noodle or eight veggie rice bowl and just pick what kind of protein you want in it!

The Breakfast Boys

Brunch is the most important meal of the day and The Breakfast Boys sure know how to do it right! The atmosphere is top notch with a vibrant color scheme and fun decorations throughout the restaurant. The menu is also out of this world with items like chicken and pancakes, lobster mac & cheese, and “the sweet chick” which is a breakfast sandwich on a croissant loaded with swiss cheese, chicken sausage, a fried egg, and the house jam with your choice of watermelon, breakfast potatoes, grits, or a salad on the side. Everything on this menu is so filling and so flavorful! However it doesn’t stop there. No brunch is complete without a boozy drink so try the peach kiss or french connection with your meal.

The Corner Grille

The Corner Grille is another neighborhood favorite in College Park serving a blend of Creole and American flavors. It is quaint, inviting, and they have some mouth watering items on the menu. On the weekends they serve brunch and offer meals like shrimp and grits, omelets, chicken and waffles, and beignets. For lunch and dinner you’ve got options from a shrimp po boy and the cajun chicken sandwich to a lovely lamb shank or cajun seafood pasta. Everything here is loaded with flavor and the plates are hearty portions! If you’ve been craving a filling meal that is seasoned to perfect, check out The Corner Grille.

The Real Milk & Honey

Brunch all day, chill vibes, good music, The Real Milk & Honey has it all! All the decorations around the restaurant are inspired by musical influences like pictures of musicians on the walls and a mannequin DJ dressed in a classic 70’s get up. As for the menu, some of the classic choices include the Maryland style crab cakes, lobster egg and cheese biscuit, and the shrimp and grits. They also have several different kinds of waffles for you to choose from like key lime, red velvet, peach, and other flavors. Check out The Real Milk & Honey for a vibey start to your day.

Tom Dick and Hank

Incredible southern food, a rooftop patio, and strong drinks, what more could you want? At TDH, they’re serving up all the classics from tender brisket and flavorful wings to BBQ crab legs. Now everyone knows how good some southern BBQ is, and you also know that the side dishes are equally as important as the mains. The cornbread and collard greens here are something else, along with their mac & cheese and grilled corn. The vibes are great and you can see that beautiful Atlanta skyline from the upstairs patio. Bring some friends, grab a set, order yourself a Hennessy peach tea, and enjoy some classic home cooked BBQ.

Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar

This spot is the southern kitchen of your dreams. The ambiance is great thanks to the good tunes and vibes going on here. The menu is full of southern classics like “bussin’ cornmiffins” and “shawk bites” for appetizers, to main dishes like the “afta church plate” which comes with wings, mac ‘n cheese, and greens and “fried poke chops.” They’ve also got brunch on Sunday’s with some more delicious choices like french toast sticks, shrimp and grits, and the Sunday mornin’ breakfast that comes with all the fixins. Two eggs, three slices of bacon or two chicken sausage patties, multigrain toast, and last but certainly not least, your choice of gullah hash, grits, or egg n’ rice. You can’t go wrong with any of these southern classics.

Chairs

Chairs is a beloved Atl bar known for its arcade games, pool tables, karaoke nights, and next level bar food. Their brisket is to die for, and you can get it on nachos, a sandwich, in a taco, really any form you can think of. They’ve got tons of other sandwiches like smoked chicken salad, fried green tomato, burgers and more. The vibes here are rocking inside and they also have a great outdoor patio. Chairs is the perfect late night spot for a fun night of hanging out with friends and eating and drinking good.

East Point Fish & Wings

This is a hole in the wall spot serving delicious, hot, and great priced chicken and fish meals. They have combos like a philly and six wings, 10 wings and fried rice, a burger and six wings, eight piece shrimp and a side, and plenty of other combinations all for around 10 bucks. Stop in, place your order at the counter, and enjoy a fresh meal. Between wings, tenders, burgers, shrimp, catfish, and more you’re sure to find something tasty at East Point Fish & Wings.

El Rocio

Authentic Mexican food can be hard to come by, but this spot in East Point is doing the trick! Their carne asada is on point and everything that comes out of the kitchen is fresh and hot. They have great lunch specials with options like chimichangas, quesadillas, burritos, and more at low prices, and a happy hour with a discount on margaritas during the week! If you want to take a break from tex-mex and try something a little more authentic, you need to put El Rocio on your list of Mexican spots in Atlanta.

Oz Pizza- East Point

Oz is a chill pizza joint serving calzones, hot subs, speciality pies and more. For the meat lovers out there, you have to try their hercules pizza that comes loaded with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, Canadian bacon, and of course topped with extra mozzarella. If that’s not your cup of tea, no worries. Oz has over 20 pizza toppings to choose from so you can build a pizza special to your liking. They’ve also got gluten free options! Order by the slice for yourself or order a couple of large pies for the whole gang.

Thumbs Up Diner

Thumbs Up Diner is an Atl breakfast classic. They have so many options to choose from, everything is full of flavor, and the portion sizes are hearty. They have the option to build your own breakfast plate with choices of eggs and meat cooked any way you like with sides of pancakes, waffles, you name it. If you’re craving it, they can put it on a plate. They also have delicious breakfast sandwiches as well as a wide selection of burgers, melts, and sandwiches. Oh, and we can’t forget their soup, salad, and taco options! Diners were created to satisfy the inner foodie in everyone and Thumbs Up Diner is doing just that. Whether you’re in the mood for a breakfast, lunch, or dinner item, this classic diner is here to serve.

Arches Brewing

Breweries have such a laid back feel to them and Arches is no different. They have plenty of space inside and even more space outside. Out back they have tons of extra seating, firepits, hanging lights, it’s the perfect spot to hang out after dinner and grab a beer. They mainly serve classic lagers but also have American and Euro styled beers. From light to dark beers, they’ve got a whole selection to choose from so you’re sure to find something refreshing to sip on.

Corner Tavern-Hapeville

This is the perfect bar to hang out at with a group of friends. There’s tons of seating and the outdoor patio has couches, tables that can hold your whole group, and a bar with plenty of extra seating. They’ve got a homemade fry platter which is their fresh french fries and it comes with two sauces of your choosing, and you can also add cheese dip and jalapeños on top if you’re feeling a little crazy. For the main course they’ve got great sandwich options like the tavern cuban and the California turkey sandwich. The vibes here are super laid back so grab a drink and some apps and hang for a while.

Green Soma Vegan Cafe

You don’t even have to be vegan to enjoy the food that Green Soma Vegan Cafe is whipping up! Their ingredients are fresh and delicious. They have several different burgers, all with their GSV burger and different variations of vegan cheese or bacon and of course loaded with fresh veggies like tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and more. Everyday they have specials that range from cauliflower wings, tacos, fajitas, shrimp baskets, and more. This is a great local spot to check out if you want a filling and healthy meal.

Restaurant 365

Restaurant 365 is offering wonderful food and a unique experience as it overlooks the Porsche test track. You can watch drivers hop into their cars and take a spin around the track while enjoying your meal. You will enjoy an elegant yet relaxed feel when dining here. To start the table off, they have options like ahi tuna crudo, sweet corn fritters and a charcuterie board. For your main course, try the truffle burger or wiener schnitzel. The menu changes seasonally for the freshest flavors they can offer. Whether you’re a big Porsche fan or just in the mood for a good meal, Restaurant 365 will exceed your expectations.

Thai Heaven

This spot has been serving delicious Thai food to Hapeville and the surrounding area for over 10 years. Their food is consistent and packed with flavor and spice. To get you started, some of their appetizers include Thai basil rolls, Bangkok dumplings with chicken or shrimp, and  traditional Thai sesame wings. As for entrees, Thai heaven has plenty of variations of noodles, curry, an extensive sushi menu, and more. For a traditional Thai dessert, you can try the mango sticky rice!

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