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Best Atlanta Outdoor Dining

Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Atlanta.

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Barcelona Wine Bar Spanish
13/20
Dining Room at Barcelona Wine Bar, Atlanta, GA North Highland Steel Apartments
240 N. Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Menu
The pairing of fine Spanish wines and tapas inspires the popular Barcelona Wine Bar in Atlanta. More...

Basil's Restaurant & Tapas Mediterranean
13/20
2985 Grandview Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Menu
Mediterranean cuisine executed with authenticity and credibility. More...

B's Cracklin' BBQ Barbecue
12/20
Dining Room at B 2061 Main St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Launched in Savannah, B's Cracklin’ BBQ brings a taste of South Carolina-style 'cue to Atlanta. More...

Cameli's Gourmet Pizza Joint Pizza
11/20
Dining Room at Cameli 337 Moreland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Little Five Points pizza joint with a fun vibe offering thin-crust pies, pastas and more. More...

Canoe Modern American
15/20
Dining Room at Canoe, Atlanta, GA 4199 Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30339
Menu
Canoe occupies a location that, besides being beautiful, also is historic. More...

Cape Dutch Global
14/20
1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

Some South African touches and a few Belgian flavors join forces in this globally inspired restaurant. More...

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Davio Phipps Plaza
3500 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Menu
Davio’s offers a menu inspired by the northern Italian approach to steak. More...

Der Biergarten German
11/20
300 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

A respectable attempt to reproduce traditional German cuisine draws crowds to downtown Atlanta. More...

The Downwind American
11/20
Dining Room at The Downwind, Chamblee, GA Peachtree-DeKalb Airport
2000 Airport Rd.
Chamblee, GA 30341
Menu
Activity at Peachtree-DeKalb Airport provides the scenery as you dine on burgers and good fish dishes. More...

Fado Irish Pub Irish
13/20
Metropolis
933 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Irish conviviality and pub fare in Midtown. More...

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q Barbecue
14/20
Dining Room at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Atlanta, GA 1238 DeKalb Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Topnotch ingredients and professional skills yield the best in several genres of barbecue. More...

Googie Burger Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Googie Burger, Atlanta, GA Centennial Olympic Park/Fountain of Rings
265 Park Ave. W. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Good burgers, adult milk shakes (with alcohol) and crispy fries make this Centennial Olympic Park eatery trip-worthy. More...

HAVEN American Regional
14/20
Village Parkplace Brookhaven
1441 Dresden Dr. NE, Ste. 100
Atlanta, GA 30319
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Hip, jazzy HAVEN launched Brookhaven as a dining destination. More...

Horseradish Grill Southern
13/20
Dining Room at Horseradish Grill, Atlanta, GA 4320 Powers Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Southern classics from the coast to the bayou stay true to type at this contemporary restaurant. More...

Java Monkey Coffeehouse
Quick Bite
205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

Coffeehouse-cum-wine bar, Java Monkey presents just enough shabby chic to make it appealing. More...

JCT. Kitchen & Bar Southern
14/20
Dining Room at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Atlanta, GA Westside Urban Market
1198 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Ste. 18
Atlanta, GA 30318
Menu
Southern fare gets the royal treatment without ever losing its authenticity at this dynamic establishment. More...

King + Duke American
13/20
Dining Room at King + Duke, Atlanta, GA One Buckhead Plaza
3060 Peachtree Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
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This popular Buckhead spot offers dishes that rely for their success on skillful grilling, quality ingredients and presentation. More...

Krog Bar Wine Bar
13/20
Dining Room at Krog Bar, Atlanta, GA Stove Works
112 Krog St. NE, Ste. 27
Atlanta, GA 30307
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This well-stocked Inman Park spot raises the bar on wine bars. More...

Kyma Greek
15/20
Dining Room at Kyma, Atlanta, GA 3085 Piedmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Menu
The simplicity of Greek cooking --- founded on olive oil, garlic, lemon and seafood --- stars at this restaurant. More...

La Grotta Italian
16/20
Dining Room at La Grotta, Atlanta, GA Peachtree House Condominium
2637 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Menu
Romance and business dining find a comfort zone in this classic Italian restaurant. More...

Leon's Full Service American
13/20
131 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
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Leon's Full Service offers a menu ranging from snacks to sandwiches and full meals, along with the brews to go with them. More...

Linger Longer Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Linger Longer Steakhouse, Greensboro, GA The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
One Lake Oconee Tr.
Greensboro, GA 30642

Linger Longer is the steak place for both resort guests and patrons from the nearby residential community. More...

Livingston Restaurant + Bar American
14/20
Dining Room at Livingston Restaurant + Bar, Atlanta, GA The Georgian Terrace
659 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Menu
Former Atlanta Mayor Livingston Mims, famous for his hospitality and love of food and wine, is honored in the name of this restaurant. More...

The Marlay House Irish
13/20
Dining Room at The Marlay House , Decatur, GA 426 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
Menu
Three siblings, former Dubliners, bring Irish comfort fare to Decatur. More...

The Mill Kitchen & Bar American
14/20
Dining Room at The Mill Kitchen & Bar, Roswell, GA 590 Mimosa Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30075
Menu
Brothers Scott and Randy McCray are the founding team behind The Mill in Roswell. More...

The Nest Barbecue
13/20
2921 Cherokee St. NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Joining two modest former residences via a large connecting deck, The Nest offers a dining room and separate tavern. More...

Noodle Pan-Asian
11/20
Dining Room at Noodle, Decatur, GA 205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

Adding sushi to noodles, this casual bistro taps into the whole of Asian cuisine. More...

No 246 Restaurant Italian
14/20
Dining Room at No 246 Restaurant, Decatur, GA 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
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Decatur's No 246 is a classy yet casual source for modern Italian cuisine. More...

The Optimist Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Optimist, Atlanta, GA 914 Howell Mill Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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Comprising a restaurant and an adjacent raw bar, The Optimist is all about seafood. More...

Parker's on Ponce Steakhouse
No Rating
Dining Room at Parker Watkins Building
116 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
Menu
Steaks are the focus at this Decatur restaurant, but there's much more on the menu. More...

Peach & the Porkchop American
12/20
Dining Room at Peach & the Porkchop, Roswell, GA Sweet Apple Village
12040 Etris Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

Family-friendly dining with good food, brews and wine draws throngs in Roswell. More...

Petite Violette French
12/20
Dining Room at Petite Violette, Atlanta, GA 2948 Clairmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Menu
Two iconic neighborhood restaurants --- Petite Auberge and Violette --- merged and continue a pair of traditions. More...

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant Sushi
11/20
Dining Room at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, Atlanta, GA 1010 Midtown
1080 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Artsy sushi in a nightclub atmosphere with a unique open-to-the-street bar. More...

Rathbun's Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Rathbun Stove Works
112 Krog St. NE, Ste. R
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Kevin Rathbun’s American-eclectic food draws diners to this cleverly redesigned space. More...

Ray's at Killer Creek American
12/20
Dining Room at Ray 1700 Mansell Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
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A slight Cajun/Creole touch enhances the menu at this Alpharetta restaurant. More...

Ray's on the River Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Ray 6700 Powers Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30339
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Offering one of the city’s most notable restaurant views, Ray's on the River rides the banks of the Chattahoochee River. More...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Ruth Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta
267 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
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Ruth's Chris brings a Creole touch to steak and other dishes. More...

The Shed at Glenwood American
No Rating
Dining Room at The Shed at Glenwood, Atlanta, GA Glenwood Park
457 Bill Kennedy Way
Atlanta, GA 30316
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Food crafted with local and farm-fresh ingredients and a neighborhood-friendly atmosphere define this lively establishment. More...

Six Feet Under Seafood
11/20
685 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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Six Feet Under offers pub grub and more along with rooftop views of the Midtown skyline. More...

Sotto Sotto Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Sotto Sotto, Atlanta, GA 313 N. Highland Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Chef/owner Riccardo Ullio rigorously adheres to the principles of authentic Italian cooking. More...

Staplehouse New American
15/20
Dining Room at Staplehouse, Atlanta, GA 541 Edgewood Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Focused on seasonally available ingredients, chef Ryan Smith offers some of the most inventive fare in the city. More...

Swan Coach House Southern
12/20
Atlanta History Center
3130 Slaton Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Swan Coach House epitomizes the gracious lifestyle of early twentieth-century Atlanta. More...

Taiyo Ramen
13/20
Dining Room at Taiyo, Decatur, GA Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
130 Clairemont Ave., Ste. 100
Decatur, GA 30030

Michael Lo and George Yu have changed their Makan Asian fusion restaurant into a ramen-centric spot. More...

Villa Christina Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Villa Christina, Atlanta, GA Perimeter Summit Office Park
Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
4000 Summit Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30319
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Villa Christina is an oasis in a bustling suburban office park. More...

Vino Venue Wine Bar
14/20
Dining Room at Vino Venue, Dunwoody, GA Georgetown Shopping Center
4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
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Multi-functional Vino Venue embraces a wine bar, a retail wine shop, a restaurant, a wine school and an event facility. More...

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