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The Ultimate Roswell Dining Guide

There’s so much to love about the city of Roswell–from hikes along the Mill to the happening downtown scene to the absolute plethora of top tier dining destinations along Canton Street. Let’s dig into some of the best restaurants that this Fulton county suburb has to offer!

1920 Tavern - Exterior | Photo: Facebook/1920tavern
1920 Tavern – Exterior | Photo: Facebook/1920tavern

1. 1920 Tavern

948 Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia, 30075

Get ready to be transported back to the 20’s at this downtown Canton Street favorite. The restaurant has a comfortable, speakeasy vibe with dimmed lights and old timey pictures on the walls. They’ve got just about anything you might be in the mood for on this menu from seafood dishes and burgers to delicious dips, salads, and sandwiches. Start off with the Hawaiian Lamb Sliders or the Bayou Fried Shrimp. For your main course, go for the boneless short ribs or the paella. This place is the bee’s knees, head over to 1920 Tavern and enjoy!

A-Pollo - Peruvian Chicken
A-Pollo – Peruvian Chicken | Photo: Yelo

2. A-Pollo

10479 Alpharetta Street
Roswell, Georgia, 30075

For Peruvian and Mexican fabulousness, check out A-Pollo in Roswell! They’ve got Peruvian rotisserie-roasted chicken, a total delicacy if you’ve never had it before, and great hand-made street tacos with all the carne asada and carnitas your heart desires. The interiors are a little rustic, but this hole-in-the-wall spot is more than worth the visit.

Bayou'Q - Shrimp Po Boy | Photo: Facebook/BayouQRoswell
Bayou’Q – Shrimp Po Boy | Photo: Facebook/BayouQRoswell

3. Bayou’Q

982 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

Bayou’Q is turning Canton Street into Bourbon Street with their cajun classics. Get your etouffee, your po boys, and your jambalaya here.  Their crawfish dip is something else, and the atmosphere is always fun and lively here. The outdoor patio area is also great in good weather! 

4. Big Oak Tavern

1090 Alpharetta St
Roswell, GA 30075

Nate is cooking up some serious magic at Big Oak Tavern, named for beautiful 100-year-old out front in historic downtown Roswell. It’s the perfect place to curl up, and have a hearty bite to eat. Their patio is lovely in the springtime, and the buffalo cauliflower and lobster mac & cheese is a showstopper! 

Fellow Cafe Exterior | Photo: Facebook/fellowscafe
Fellow Cafe Exterior | Photo: Facebook/fellowscafe

5. Fellows Cafe

1088 Green St
Roswell, GA 30075

Oh, how we (and all of Roswell) loves Fellows! Cafes just don’t get much cuter than Fellows Cafe. Their patio is the perfect place to relax after a hike at Roswell Mill. Their hot cakes are also super fluffy and dreamy and pair perfectly with your latte! 

Fickle Pickle | Photo: Facebook/FicklePickleCafe
Fickle Pickle | Photo: Facebook/FicklePickleCafe

6. The Fickle Pickle

1085 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

There aren’t a lot of things better than discovering a great little sandwich shop for lunch. This restaurant has such a comfortable, homey feel to it. Probably because it is *literally* a house! Every sandwich here is fully loaded with all of the toppings that you please, so you won’t leave here feeling hungry. Some fan favorites are the fried green tomato sandwich, smoked turkey, and the creole Cuban sandwich. They also serve a pickle plate that comes with several different pickle flavors, a great thing to snack on while you’re waiting on your food. Next time it’s a rainy day and you’re craving a homemade sandwich and soup, stop into The Fickle Pickle.

The Freakin' Incan - Ceviche | Photo: Facebook/thefreakinincan
The Freakin’ Incan – Ceviche | Photo: Facebook/thefreakinincan

7. The Freakin’ Incan

4651 Woodstock Rd Suite 305
Roswell, GA 30075

Take a culinary trip to South America with a trip to the Freakin’ Incan, a Roswell mainstay for Peruvian delights. Indulge in the lomo saltado, a national staple consisting of stir-fried sirloin, onions, fries and rice. The toasted corn kernels in the fresh ceviche are life-changing! 

 

8. Hugo’s Oyster Bar

10360 Alpharetta St
Roswell, GA 30075

Found in the heart of Roswell, Hugo’s Oyster Bar is the perfect destination for seafood and Cajun classics. It emanates the “coastal American south” with fresh seafood from the surrounding waters of Georgia, the Outer Banks and Mississippi Deltas. From the founders of Vinings establishment, C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar, Hugo’s also offers a incredible food and fabulous bar program in a more casual atmosphere. From gumbo to po’ boys, fish tacos to brioche bread pudding, this is your new spot for brunch, lunch and dinner every day of the week.

Little Alley Steak | Photo: Facebook/littlealleysteakatl
Little Alley Steak | Photo: Facebook/littlealleysteakatl

10. Little Alley Steak

955 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

Once you’ve had Little Alley Steak, it’s hard to step foot into any other steakhouse. This steakhouse is frequently named as one of Greater Metro Atlanta’s very best. Mouthwatering sides, perfectly seared steaks, and right in the heart of Roswell on Canton Street. Sit outside and people watch or inside under the plethora of Edison bulbs for all the ambiance. 

Lola's Burger & Tequila Bar | Photo: lolasburgerbar.com
Lola’s Burger & Tequila Bar | Photo: lolasburgerbar.com

11. Lola’s Burger and Tequila Bar

944 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

Lola’s is the perfect spot to catch up with friends, grab a drink, and enjoy some delicious bites! The atmosphere here is top notch and the service and quality of the food matches it perfectly. The portions are generous and everything tastes as good as it looks, if not better. There is something for everyone here whether that’s the canton street chips, doc’s hangover burger, the patty melt, latin beef tacos or any of the other delicious items they serve. Try the guava rita, sit back and relax and enjoy your evening at Lola’s!

12. Lucky’s Burger & Brew

1144 Alpharetta St
Roswell, GA 30075

Inspired by the owner’s Golden Retriever, Lucky, this Roswell hotspot has a pet-friendly patio with a person-friendly bar (which is always stocked to the max with ice-cold beer). Famous for their burgers, there’s no better place to have a drink, have some fun, and watch the game with your best friend. The menu is filled with crowd-pleasing classics that keep people coming back time and time again.

 

13. The Mill Kitchen & Bar

590 Mimosa Blvd
Roswell, GA 30075

The Mill Kitchen and Bar totally proves you don’t have to live inside the perimeter to find absolutely incredible cuisine. Nestled in Historic Roswell, this quintessential Southern spot serves comfort food that will satisfy anyone’s palette. Boasting a large patio complete with a fireplace & a bar program that rivals any in Buckhead, it’s time to treat yourself!

Osteria Mattone - Pasta | Photo: Facebook/osteriamattone
Osteria Mattone – Pasta | Photo: Facebook/osteriamattone

14. Osteria Mattone

1095 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

Pasta is always a great idea. And Osteria Mattone does it so, so well. From agnolotti to frutta di mare, they know what they’re doing. Start your meal with their complimentary focaccia, and get ready to dig into your “neighborhood Rome in Roswell.” Don’t overlook their branzino or their pizzas, either! 

Salt Factory Pub - Burger | Photo: Facebook/saltfactorypub
Salt Factory Pub – Burger | Photo: Facebook/saltfactorypub

15. Salt Factory Pub

952 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

The Salt Factory Pub is gastropub magic! There’s a little something for everyone here, from she crab soup to fried green tomatoes to Southern fried chicken. The covered patio is breezy and wonderful to sit on on warm weather days, and inside there’s cozy leather and industrial touches and booth seating throughout. 

 

16. Table & Main  

1028 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

Grandma better watch out! Nestled in a cozy, old home in Roswell, Table & Main puts their own spin on the old-school Southern specialties you grew up on. Now, we’re not saying that this place fries chicken better than your dear old Grams did. But we’re also not saying that they don’t… In fact, fried chicken is the signature Southern dish this spot is famous for. Pastured all-natural chicken, perfectly fried and served with collard greens, this simple, Southern plate is anything but plain. Their bourbon bar offers a selection of nearly 50 different bourbons, ryes, and American whiskeys; and their wines are independently sourced to perfectly complement their menu.

 

17. Uncle Jack’s on Canton Street

1105 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

Uncle Jack’s brings their premiere service and incredible dishes to Roswell’s Canton Street!  In fact, inspired by the area’s rich history, owner Willie Diegel is harkening back to classic dishes with Oysters Jackefeller, Lobster Thermidor, and Duck confit ravioli – along with what you know and love from their Duluth location, like their famous Bacon Racks.  Hang out on the patio outdoors, and head in for something delicious at Uncle Jack’s on Canton Street.

18. Yeero Village

942 Alpharetta St
Roswell, GA 30075

For unexpectedly authentic Greek flavors, look no further than Yeero Village in Roswell. The tzatziki sauce is unmatched, the lamb is tender and flavorful, and the saganaki is served flaming hot! On a time crunch? Grab a delicious gyro from their drive-through. This spot is perfect for a bang-for-your-buck meal with your friends and family, or just a quick grab and go!

Zest | Photo: Facebook/zestsushi
Zest | Photo: Facebook/zestsushi

19. Zest

957 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

If you are a sushi person, then you definitely have that one spot you always go to when you get that sushi craving. Well, you’re gonna want to step out of your comfort zone next time and try Zest. They have an extensive list of sushi rolls, all fresh and delicious, as well as several other options like large seafood plates, tacos, quesadillas and more. The Zest roll includes snow crab salad, tuna, cream cheese, tobiko, and avocado all in a citrus ponzu sauce with a cucumber wrap. They also have the classics like rock and roll, shrimp tempura roll, and the volcano roll. Get ready for Zest to be your new go-to sushi spot!

20. Gracious Plenty

1164 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075

There’s a gracious plenty to love about this spot! Get local, seasonal southern home cooking with ingredients sourced from Roswell-area farms.

21. From The Earth Brewing Company

1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

Fusing culinary experiences with a fondness for farm-to-table fare, From the Earth Brewing Company is more than a microbrewer. They have the delicious, well-balanced beers of course – but their food is worth a visit on its own. Whether it’s delicious starters like the pimento cheese fritters, Nashville hot chicken dip and crispy Brussels sprouts, or entrees like the 16oz Cowboy Cut Ribeye and the Double Stack Burger, there’s something for everyone’s satisfaction at From the Earth Brewing.

22. Wegman’s 

1169 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075

Authentic Cajun cuisine is on the menu at newcomer Wegman’s Bayou Louisiana Kitchen. Get all your cajun classics, from boiled crawfish and crabs to jambalaya. The chef, Marc Wegman, is Louisiana-born and has decades of experience cooking up all the Cajun and Creole hits.

23. Peach & The Pork Chop

12040 Etris Rd D100, Roswell, GA 30075

If you’re looking for delightful, farm-to-table meals with prime hospitality, look no further than Peach & the Porkchop. Nestled in Roswell and known for its family-friendly atmosphere, owners Debbie and Chuck Staley pride themselves on delicious, made-from-scratch cuisine. Most ingredients are locally sourced, and the menu boasts a large variety of different options, including 26 different types of sandwiches all starting at half a pound!

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