Yes, Shake Shack. With a huge rooftop space overlooking the city, there’s no better spot in Buckhead to enjoy a cold beer and some classic crinkle cut fries. Since opening in 2014, Shake Shack has had a line out the door, which makes sense since their burgers, custard concretes, and beers are three things we always want.
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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
King + Duke
The entire menu at King + Duke is roasted on an open hearth, and includes lots of meat, some fish, and very few vegetables.
Yebo Beach Haus
This unique spot in Buckhead is a beach house for half the year and a ski house for the other, serving South African-inspired dishes.
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Bocado in West Midtown works for basically any situation, with its big patio, great cocktails, and one of the best burgers in Atlanta.
Fred’s Meat & Bread
Fred’s Meat & Bread in Krog Street Market predictably makes sandwiches, but with some cool combinations and an amazing burger.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers
In addition to the Grindhouse classic burgers, their new Memorial Drive location has shuffleboard, ping pong, and an outdoor space.
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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.
Rozina Bakehouse & Coffee
Rozina Bakehouse and Coffeeshop in Downtown serves a Mediterranean-leaning menu, and is a great place to post up with coffee and a pastry.
Nakato Japanese Restaurant
Nakato manages to do hibachi without seeming too corny, even during the onion volcano - though you could get sushi or small plates here too.
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