The Atlanta BeltLine restaurant scene just doesn't stop. And with at least 5 restaurants now open or coming in the next few months, it's going to get a lot more exciting. ICYMI, here are some of the more anticipated dining spots on the Atlanta BeltLine to bookmark.
1 The Baxter
The Baxter, on the BeltLine near Dekalb Ave., just opened with a groovy menu (Scooby snacks included) and a rooftop tiki bar. Sandwiches include the Marty McFly - a Buffalo chicken sandwich, Let the Good Times Shrimp Roll, "She's a Brick House" Salad and Wavy Gravy Tot Poutine. Yeah, they're having fun! Upstairs, under a straw umbrella, chill with a cocktail like "An Old Fashioned Love Song" or any of a dozen beers. Bonus: They're dog friendly.
2 Breaker Breaker
Breaker Breaker, by the owner of Killer Grindhouse Burgers, will assuredly bring BeltLiners farther down the Eastside Trail. Located in the former Stein Steel factory in Reynoldstown, this oddly-shaped restaurant is mostly for walkup traffic. (Yay for making ATL more walkable)! Regardless, their seafood menu looks over the top. They had me at Lobster Bisque Fries. Not to mention Smoked Gulf Fish Dip, Poutine with chicken and crab gravy, and Fried Shrimp Po Boy. Plus, frozen drinks to cool off after that long walk down the BeltLine. Opening: Some time in August (says Eater Atlanta).
3 The Salty Donut
Bacon maple. Tiramisu. Vegan ube pina colada. These decadent donuts, exported from Miami, cannot get here fast enough. Already established in Buckhead, they will soon open across from Krog Street Market in the new office/retail space. Besides donuts, they offer jalapeno and cheddar biscuits, a banana cream pie brioche, a brown sugar and cinnamon pop tart and more. Now you'll have another irresistible dessert to cap off your lunch or dinner at Krog.
Opening: Aug. 4.
4 Yeppa & Co.
If you like Italian food, luxury cars or racing - this might be your new spot. They will soon serve up pizzas, cacio e pepe, bolognese and other Italian-American favorites in a new BeltLine building going up at Irwin Street. With a Formula 1 theme, you can relax on the patio and pretend you're in Italy, admiring the Ferraris and indulging in fresh pasta.
Opening: March 2024
Another plant-based restaurant chain, this time in Krog Street Market. Before you roll your eyes, check out the menu. This isn't your sprouts and farro spot, pushing healthy on you. With dishes like vegetarian sushi, vodka pizza and street corn, you might not notice that you're missing meat.
Overwhelmed by all the restaurant choices? Let us take you to the best ones on a Food Tour of the Atlanta BeltLine! Get a sampling of Atlanta's exploding food scene, from Detroit-style pizza to New Orleans beignets and more. Relax over refreshing margaritas from one of the funnest restaurant/bars in the city, and discover favorite neighborhood restaurants you'll want to return to. And if you're a paw parent, treat your dog to their own restaurant crawl on Barks & Bites: Doggie Crawl on the BeltLine.
An Atlanta native, Nicole Gustin is the Founder and CEO of BiteLines Atlanta Food Tours, which offers walking food tours on the Atlanta BeltLine. She considers the BeltLine her backyard, and is excited to see how Atlanta is reinventing itself. To sample some of Atlanta's best restaurants and street art, join us on our unforgettable Food Tour of the Atlanta BeltLine. Or bring your fur baby on Barks & Bites: Doggie Crawl on the BeltLine. Follow on TikTok, Facebook and Instagram @bitelinesatl.