They’re bringing the star power, but will the food dazzle your tastebuds too? You decide! Here’s a list of Atlanta’s celebrity owned restaurants, listed below in alphabetical order.
Atlanta rappers Killer Mike and T.I. are teaming up to reopen the legendary Bankhead Seafood, an Atlanta staple for 50 years. Both T.I. and Killer Mike grew up frequenting the spot originally owned by Helen Harden and decided to purchase the venture in 2018 when Harden closed up shop permanently. Opening date for the brick-and-mortar spot is TBD, but the food truck is rocking and rolling around town with classic items like Southern-style fried shrimp and whole fish.
ATL’s very own Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker opened up this steak and seafood spot named after their daughter, Blaze, out of a desire to bring some great meat and seafood to more historically Black areas of ATL. The ambiance is wonderful and feels very upscale and sexy, and the menu is filled with not only steakhouse classics, but a touch of cajun flavor too with po boys and charred oysters.
We totally take Hartsfield Jackson for granted, but there really is no bigger or better airport in the States when it comes to food options. And it’s ATL legend Ludacris who owns this spot that you can check out for some Southern comfort the next time you’re flying out of town. Enjoy local brews on draft and Southern goodies like short rib mac & cheese and fried catfish sandwiches.
2 Chainz opened up this spot in 2002 during the pandemic, with two locations in Castleberry Hill as well as Morrow, Georgia. Escobar is a hybrid between a restaurant and a club, with a $20 cover charge to get in and a DJ most nights. Their brunch seems like a lot of fun, with bottomless mimosas available for purchase and a lively crowd. Yelp reviewers also note that there are no apparent social distancing protocols in place, so it could be a better spot to visit post vaccine.
Atlanta native NFL star Cam Newton has opened up a sexy cigar bar and lounge. It’s almost like a man cave, but for sophisticated men with taste–there’s leather seating, dim lighting, a full library, cigars, stiff drinks, and TVs to catch the game. It truly is a classy gem of a spot in the heart of Castleberry Hill!
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Rasheeda Frost and husband Kirk Frost own this Castleberry Hill eatery. Expect a mixture of classic American/Southern faves like wings, blackened salmon, fried okra, and steak. The restaurant stays open until 1am on many nights, with the kitchen closing at 11pm or midnight, so it’s a great spot for some late night eats!
Ne-Yo and Love n’ Hip Hop’s Karlie Redd are the celebs behind this breakfast joint in College Park. They’re open 7am to 11pm and have your breakfast and diner favorites like their signature chicken & waffles (and you can even get red velvet waffles with this instead of plain!), French toast logs, triple decker grilled cheese sandwiches, and hot skillet cobbler desserts.
Another hit from Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, Old Lady Gang is serving up all the good stuff. Collard greens, fried chicken, mac and cheese, and they’re all the family recipes she grew up cooking.