10 Victorious Restaurants near the Georgia Dome

Following up an Atlanta Falcons win with an amazing meal is par for the course in Downtown Atlanta. The Georgia Dome's location, a short hop away from the Georgia World Congress Center and Philips Arena, puts it smack dab in Downtown Atlanta. If you're in town just for the game and don't have the time (or the interest) in traveling much further than the Georgia Dome and your hotel, you're in luck! Though Downtown doesn't have as many dining options as Midtown or Buckhead, there are still plenty to satiate your appetite.

The picturesque Sun Dial serves upscale American fare among breathtaking views. Newly renovated Polaris, rotating on top of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, offers small bites and cocktails in a handsome space.

Legendary spots like The Varsity won't disappoint those craving a burger, fries and a Frosted Orange. Likewise, the sports-loving crowd can find a polished pub in Dantanna's Downtown, located at CNN Center. Or, if comfort food with a twist is more up your alley, try the flavorful Mexican dishes at Alma Cocina.

For a pre-game afternoon option, scout out the numerous food stands at Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Located in the historic Sweet Auburn District, you can snag everything from barbecue and burritos to baked goods.

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This blue-domed rotating restaurant and bar sits perched atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The first rooftop restaurant in the city, it originally opened in 1967, then closed for a decade in the early 2000s. Recently reopened in summer 2014, the...  Read More

Dantanna's Downtown
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Dantanna's Downtown blends the upscale sports bar with impeccable food that's good every time. The CNN Center location is truly in the heart of it all just a short walk from Philips Arena, the Georgia Aquarium and neighboring downtown...  Read More

The Varsity
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This gluttonously greasy local fixture has been a national hotspot since 1928. Sidle into a booth inside or go authentic and place your order from you car. Order a chocolate shake and take your pick of traditional diner fare. You can't go wrong...  Read More



Yes, the place looks like a dump. But don't be dissuaded by it--the facade is part of its charm. Grab a seat and have your pick of gluttonous BBQ. For an appetizer, try the barbecue wraps, meat wrapped in crispy dough. Fried mushrooms, wings,...  Read More

No Mas Cantina


Mexican restaurant No Mas Cantina sits within the hottest up-and-coming Atlanta neighborhood of the moment, Castleberry Hill. A thriving arts community just a stone's throw away from downtown, this historic warehouse district is on the National...  Read More

Ray's in the City
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With multiple locations throughout Atlanta, Ray's Restaurants are known for their dedication to quality ingredients, sustainable seafood and thoughtfully prepared entrees. After re-invigorating the bar program this past year, diners can expect...  Read More



The Sun Dial makes its home in the Westin Peachtree Plaza downtown. With an elevation of almost 1,000 feet, this lounge truly takes nightlife and romantic dining in Atlanta to new heights. Patrons enjoy unparalleled views of downtown Atlanta as...  Read More

Sweet Auburn Curb Market
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The oldest public market in Atlanta is also, arguably, the tastiest. Located in the Martin Luther King Historic District, the market is jam-packed with vendors selling fresh produce and seafood, and at any given moment, is a popular feasting...  Read More



Since opening in late 2011, Alma Cocina has become a regular favorite for upscale Mexican food in downtown Atlanta. The restaurant interiors blend western stylings with contemporary furnishings for an ambiance that's both mod and welcoming, and...  Read More


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