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The 14 Best American Restaurants In Atlanta

Updated: September 21, 2022

Looking for Atlanta’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Atlanta.

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South City Kitchen Midtown

American, $$, MidtownAmerican, $$Atlanta, Midtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

American, $$, Candler ParkAmerican, $$Atlanta, Candler Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Miller Union

American, $$$, Home ParkAmerican, $$$Atlanta, Home Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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The Busy Bee Cafe

American, $$, Atlanta University CenterAmerican, $$Atlanta, Atlanta University Center
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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Canoe

American, $$$, AtlantaAmerican, $$$Atlanta
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Wisteria

American, $$$, Inman ParkAmerican, $$$Atlanta, Inman Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

American, $$, BlandtownAmerican, $$Atlanta, Blandtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Empire State South

American, $$$, MidtownAmerican, $$$Atlanta, Midtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Hattie B's Hot Chicken - Atlanta

American, $$, Candler ParkAmerican, $$Atlanta, Candler Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Bacchanalia

American, $$$$, BlandtownAmerican, $$$$Atlanta, Blandtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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South City Kitchen Buckhead

American, $$$, North BuckheadAmerican, $$$Atlanta, North Buckhead
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

American, $$, Morningside - Lenox ParkAmerican, $$Atlanta, Morningside - Lenox Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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The Optimist

American, $$$, Home ParkAmerican, $$$Atlanta, Home Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Gunshow

American, $$$, Ormewood ParkAmerican, $$$Atlanta, Ormewood Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 15738 restaurants in Atlanta, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 863 lists and articles from experts at Eater and more. All with some boam magic. For example, we considered Eater - 19 Comforting Southern Restaurants Around Atlanta and Eater - These Are the Southern ‘Meat and Three’ Restaurants to Try in Atlanta as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

The Usual Kitchen and Bar, Canoe, and South City Kitchen Buckhead are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in Atlanta.

Canoe, South City Kitchen Buckhead, and The Optimist are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Atlanta.

South City Kitchen Buckhead, The Optimist, and Poor Hendrix are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Atlanta.

Canoe, Poor Hendrix, and Bacchanalia are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Atlanta.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Atlanta are South City Kitchen Buckhead, South City Kitchen Midtown, and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Margarita with grilled burger

    To elevate your grilled burger experience, we recommend some Margarita to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.

  • Kentucky 75 and fried chicken


    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Kentucky 75 complements the dish as it cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • A great drink pairing for shellfish

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for shellfish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, strong and acidic, white wine balances the creamy shellfish.

Fun facts

  • An iconic duo: lemonade & hot dog

    Did you know that lemonade pairs perfectly with hot dog? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

  • The best day for hot dog

    Love hot dog? So do people in The United States. The country celebrates National Hot Dog Day every year on July 23.

  • The traditional pecan pie

    A trip to The United States is incomplete without having tried the local pecan pie, a national classic!

Parking info

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Atlanta. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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