11 restaurants and bars to eat and drink at in downtown Atlanta

Masa fried venison sweetbread tacos with sour orange pickled cucumbers, pickled shiitake mushrooms and chile Morita gastrique at Alma Cocina. Photo credit: Fifth Group Restaurants.

Masa fried venison sweetbread tacos with sour orange pickled cucumbers, pickled shiitake mushrooms and chile Morita gastrique at Alma Cocina. Photo credit: Fifth Group Restaurants.

Headed downtown to an event at Centennial Olympic Park or the Georgia World Congress Center? Here, some restaurants within walking distance where you’re sure to find dishes to get you in proper formation:

<<Cheap lunches in downtown Atlanta

Alma Cocina: The modern Mexican eatery serves up margaritas, ceviches, tamales and other Mexican staples.
191 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-968-9662, www.alma-atlanta.com

Der Biergarten: The German-style beer garden offers up a variety of German and domestic beers as well as brats, pretzels and other Deutschland favorites.
300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-521-2728, derbiergarten.com/

Dua Vietnamese: Keep warm with pho and other Vietnamese dishes.
53 & 61 Broad St., Atlanta. 404-589-8889, yougotpho.com

Fred’s Country Kitchen: A classic meat-and-three where you’ll find cornbread casserole, fried chicken and meatloaf. Pro tip: Order the in-house made yogurt, topped with ginger-infused honey, strawberries and walnuts.
132 Mitchell St., Atlanta. 404-524-5665, fredsatl.com.

Glenn’s Kitchen: If you’re looking for something a little on the swankier side, this eatery inside The Glenn Hotel serves up gourmet Southern comfort food including shrimp and grits, fried chicken and cheeseburgers.
110 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-469-0700, glennskitchenatl.com/ 

Kelz Crab House: A new take-out option featuring garlic crab and a variety of other seafood.
156 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta. facebook.com/Kelz-Crabhouse-1891391137743183/

Legal Sea Foods: The Georgia branch of the upscale national seafood chain serves one of the best bowls of clam chowder in the city.
275 Baker St., Atlanta. 678-500-3700, legalseafoods.com/

Max’s Coal Oven Pizza: Order New York-style pizza, pastas, salads and sandwiches.
300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-974-2941, maxsatl.com

Naanstop: Set up like an Indian version of Chipotle, Naanstop allows customers to choose a rice bowl, salad or wrap and a selection of toppings.
64 Broad St., Atlanta. 404-522-6226, naanstop.com

The Mall at Peachtree Center: The culinary options in the downtown office building include Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Panbury’s Hand Pies, Tin Lizzy’s Mexican, Aviva by Kameel Mediterranean and several other spots.
231 Peachtree St. NE, Altanta. 404-996-2837, peachtreecenter.com/dine-shop/

White Oak Kitchen: Located across from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails is the spot for the Falcons gourmand with dishes including lobster mac ‘n cheese, NY strip steak and duck confit.
270 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-524-7200, whiteoakkitchen.com/

One more for good measure:

Hudson Grill: If the game itself isn’t enough sportage for you, check out this sports bar across from Philips Arena that also boasts an extensive selection of bar food and beer.
120 Marietta St. Atlanta. 404-221-0102, hudsongrille.com

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