Go Out to Lunch at These Top Atlanta Restaurants

Repeat this to yourself: Eating at your cubicle is bad. Going out for lunch in Atlanta is good. Seriously, it's not just good for your growling stomach and sense of dignity, it's great for relationships, your mind and your work flow (so long as you're not taking a liquid lunch). Whether it's a once a week occurrence, or a bi-weekly affair, you likely already have your go-to, close-to-the-office spots (cue the closest fast food near you). But, you're better than that. Spice it up a bit. Go local, go to lunch.

Here, we've pulled together 10 great places that don't just serve lunch as an afterthought, or as a trial-run to dinner service. No, they give lunch her deserved spot in the sun and offer up all of their best tricks.

Hailing from neighborhoods all over town, these 10 share a few common traits–great service, great environments and great food. From the humble burrito to the double-stacked Reuben to the leafy salad, you'll find a heap of casual and high-end spots to catch a mid-day meal.

Venture out! Step your toe into new territories where grander lunches await. The city's full of phenomenal restaurants for dinner, why not share a similar appreciation for lunch?





Victory sandwich serves slider-sized sandwiches for one of the cheapest price tags in town (most are under $4). Try the Hambo with prosciutto, mozzarella, arugula, balsamic and apple or the Castro, the restaurant's take on a Cuban sandwich....  Read More



Kirkwood's local French-inspired cafe, "the little market," is a big favorite in this in-town neighborhood. Open for breakfast and lunch the family-owned restaurant serves sandwiches, paninis and salads with a side of Southern hospitality....  Read More



Modern white interiors and expansive windows lend to the breezy allure of pristine Bocado. Located on the Westside, it's home to one of the city's best burgers and an expansive menu to boot. Healthful, ingredient-driven dishes make this a...  Read More



Get the New York Jewish deli experience at Emory Point. Boasting gleaming white environs with subway tiles and big windows, the light-filled space is a friendly one. It attracts a wide clientele with Emory and the Centers for Disease Control and...  Read More



Star Provisions has been pleasing its patrons for years. This is the spot to visit if you are searching for hard to find meats, cheeses and breads. The prices are a bit on the high side, but expect quality goods. For lunch, order the...  Read More



The beloved local burrito stand got its start in Sweet Auburn Curb Market (where it still stands), but now has a brick-and-mortar location in the Midtown/South Buckhead area, too. It's a simple menu dedicated to quality ingredients and massive...  Read More



Although there are other locations at Emory, Georgia Tech and in Buckhead and Midtown, the original in Old Fourth Ward remains a popular hub for weekday (and weekend) lunchers. The curried chicken salad is a customer favorite, as are the vibrant...  Read More

Taqueria del Sol


Yes, there is always a line. That's because Taqueria del Sol is always good, regardless of date or time. Don't let the wait discourage you--management keeps the crowds moving. Tacos, margaritas, queso, enchiladas and some amazing shrimp corn...  Read More



Housed within a space with rustic, industrial-chic stylings (the restaurant has locations in Decatur, Dunwoody, Buckhead and Asheville, N.C.), the burger concept sets itself apart from other fast-to-order restaurants not just by its design but...  Read More


Meet Kelly Skinner

Kelly Skinner comes to Atlanta by way of sunny coastal city, Pensacola, FL. A lover of all things food, music and travel, Skinner found her perfect match in Atlanta in the food-centric hub of...  More About Kelly