This Mediterranean-leaning coffee shop and bakehouse serves things like shakshuka and mini falafel burgers, alongside fried chicken biscuits and a lamb brisket sandwich. If you’re not in the mood for a full meal, grab a few pastries and a Turkish coffee instead, all while eavesdropping on the Georgia State students who come through.
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When you can't quite swing a Hawaii trip, head to Trader Vic's, a tiki bar downtown that's basically made for big groups and birthdays.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
There are few things we like more than showing up to Gus's downtown with a big group and ordering the 20 piece family meal with a bunch of sides.
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Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits
Watchman’s in Inman Park feels a little like a beach vacation, with a seafood-heavy menu and a long list of oysters.
Go to Beetlecat in Inman Park to sit on a patio and eat great seafood, or to drink in a basement bar that looks straight out of That ’70s Show.
Head to Poor Hendrix in Decatur for a drink and some light bites at the bar, or a full meal on the very private back patio.
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Head to Minero inside Ponce City Market for great cocktails, freshly made tortillas, and a big outdoor patio.
This Savannah-based chain made its way to West Midtown, and it’s a perfect spot for a unique sandwich for lunch or a casual dinner.
There’s only one Shake Shack in Atlanta and it happens to have one of the best patios in Buckhead.
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