New Atlanta Restaurants That Opened During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic – Eater Atlanta

Posted: November 10, 2020 at 12:57 am

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Despite the ongoing health crisis, state and citywide shutdowns, construction issues, and delayed permitting due to government closures, dozens of restaurants have managed to open around Atlanta since April. While some restaurants listed here allow seating on the patio or are open for limited dine-in service, most establishments offer online ordering for takeout and delivery, and even to-go windows.

It should be noted that the number of COVID-19 cases in Georgia continues to surge, and while studies indicate there is a lower exposure risk when dining outdoors, the same precautions should be taken outside as inside a dining room. This includes social distancing, keeping prolonged, face-to-face interactions to a minimum, and wearing masks when not eating or drinking or when social distancing isnt possible.

Check back for updates as Eater continues to track restaurant openings.

The Companion

Located in the Bolton neighborhood, longtime Steinbecks Ale House chef Andy Gonzales opened the Companion days prior to the statewide shelter-in-place order in April. Gonzales and his team continue to slay the takeout game. Check out the Companions dinner specials posted to Instagram and Facebook. Orders are picked up from the garage door window on the patio. Call to order.

Talat Market

This Summerhill Thai restaurant from chefs Parnass Lim Savang and Rod Lassiter opened for takeout in mid-April. Situated inside a renovated neighborhood store, Talat Market offers an a la carte menu of 10 to 12 Thai and Thai-inspired dishes. Menus are posted online and Instagram daily. Orders can be placed starting at 12 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The pair are encouraging curbside pick-up, asking people to remain in their cars and call upon arrival. Open for takeout only. Order online.

Hot Dog Petes

Hot Dog Petes opened in June on the edge of Georgia Avenue in Summerhill. The hot dog joint is open for dine-in and patio service, but includes options to order online for takeout or delivery via DoorDash. The restaurant shares patio space for up to 50 people with neighboring sister restaurant Hero Doughnuts. Open for dine-in service and takeout and delivery.

Slim and Huskys Pizza Beeria

After putting its March opening on hold due to the COVID-19 health crisis, Nashville-based Slim and Huskys opened its second Atlanta location in Adair Park. In addition to its pizzas, the restaurant also offers pastas, salads, and cinnamon rolls and a selection of mostly local beers on tap. Open for dine-in and patio service. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Aviva by Kameel

Chef Kameel Srouji opened the second location of his popular downtown Atlanta Mediterranean food stall at the Collective food hall in Midtown. Like the downtown location, the stall includes Avivas most popular dishes like its falafel, chicken shawarma, baba ghanoush, Nazareth salad, and baklava. Theres also a family-sized fish dinner offered for takeout on Fridays and Saturdays. Order online for takeout and delivery via UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash. Limited dine-in service.

Cafe West

Described as a California-inspired restaurant, Cafe West at Westside Provisions District offers seating inside and a similar menu to its Buckhead counterpart. Think vegan burgers, vegan and non-vegan soups like lentil or spicy chicken, wraps, salads, brown rice bowls, fresh-pressed juices, and vitamin-packed smoothies. Open for limited dine-in service. Order online for takeout and delivery.

Lake and Oak Barbecue

The new Southern barbecue restaurant, owned by chefs Todd Richards and Josh Lee, opened for takeout at the Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake. The patio is available for seating, but there is no timeline set for when the restaurant will open for dine-in service. Order online or at the takeout window. Follow on Instagram and Facebook for updates and menus.

SriThai Kitchen and Sushi

This Thai and Japanese restaurant opened at Atlantic Station in Midtown after the planned March opening was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant is located above the Pig and the Pearl smokehouse on Atlantic Drive. Open for dine-in service. Order online for takeout and delivery via GrubHub, DoorDash, and UberEats.

Slutty Vegan

The second location of Westview-based vegan burger restaurant Slutty Vegan opened in the south metro Atlanta city of Jonesboro. The Jonesboro restaurant features an expanded menu with more choices and new items, like a sea moss banana pudding. Unlike the Westview restaurant, the Jonesboro location includes indoor seating. However, the dining room is currently closed. Masks are required. Open for takeout. Order at the counter.

Outrun Brewing

Metro Atlantas latest craft brewery, owned by Josh Miller and Ryan Silva, opened in Stone Mountain with a 1980s vibe. The brewerys moniker is an homage to the 1980s Sega arcade game of the same name. Outruns current beer lineup includes a sour, a Mexican lager, a stout, and an IPA called Members Only, a reference to the highly popular 1980s racer jacket. Seating available outdoors. Limited seating in the taproom. Follow on Instagram for updates.

Barleygarden Kitchen and Bar

The Alpharetta-based gastropub opened a second location at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville above Hop City Beer. Barleygarden features a large covered patio and bar with some indoor seating. Chef Brian Carsons expanded menu includes dishes from the Avalon location in Alpharetta, as well as the companys West End restaurant, Boxcar. Open for dine-in service.

There Midtown

A second location of Brookhaven-based There Gastropub opened on 5th Street in Midtown, taking over the former Barrelhouse space. Like the Brookhaven restaurant, the Midtown location features a similar menu, which includes everything from soups, salads, and burgers, to crawfish etouffee, tuna tartar flatbread, and pesto pasta. Open for limited dine-in service and takeout.


Owned by former Rumis Kitchen manager Fares Kargar, Delbar opened in the former Daily Tavern space on Inman Village Parkway. The menu focuses on Persian, Turkish, and Israeli entrees and shared plates. Open for limited dine-in and patio service. Order online for takeout.

Glide Pizza

Glide Pizza, owned by Rob Birdsong, opened inside Irwin Street Market along the Eastside Beltline. Glide Pizza serves slices and 20-inch Brooklyn-style pies for takeout or local delivery via electric bicycle. Order online or at the takeout window outside the market. No dine-in service at this time.

Hero Doughnuts

Hero Doughnuts opened on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill. The Homewood, Alabama-based doughnut and burger shop shares a large patio with newly opened Hot Dog Petes next door. Open for dine-in service. Order online for takeout and delivery via UberEats.

Breadwinner Cafe

The second location of Sandy Springs-based Breadwinner Cafe and Bakery opened in the former Wright Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe in Dunwoody Village for soup, salads, sandwiches, baked goods,and grab-and-go food. Open for limited dine-in service. Order online for takeout and delivery via UberEats and GrubHub.

Apt. 4B

Sim Walker, the restaurateur behind Southern brunch spot Ms. Iceys Kitchen and Bar, opened Apt. 4B in the former 1 Kept space on Peachtree in Buckhead. Chef Dayana Joseph blends Caribbean flavors and ingredients with French preparation methods on the menu. Think starters like duck wings a lorange and cracked conch with a Scotch Bonnet pepper emulsion, followed by entrees such as oxtail bucatini with meat slow braised in Haitian spices and roasted mackerel escovitch. Reservations only. Takeout menu forthcoming.

Perc Coffee

Perc Coffee Roasters opened at the Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake. The Savannah-based coffee shop features a walk-up window and serves sandwiches during breakfast and lunch. Check out the menu here. Open for takeout only. Patio seating available.

Daily Dose

Daily Dose, from the team behind Read Shop in Vinings and the Merchant at Krog Street Market, opened at Madison Yards along Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown. The shop serves coffee made with Stumptown Coffee beans and pastries from Atlanta-based Alons Bakery. In addition to coffee and baked goods, Daily Dose also sells books, cookbooks, magazines, and coffee accessories and bags of Stumptown beans. Counter service. Open daily.

Fowling Warehouse

The Atlanta location of Detroit-based gaming bar Fowling Warehouse is open on English Street in the Blandtown neighborhood. Fowling [FOH-ling] combines football and bowling. Food from chef Demetrius Brown includes a double stack burger topped with pimento cheese, hickory smoked wings, barbecue shrimp, a Philly cheesesteak, and herb fries tossed in truffle oil and topped with parmesan, garlic, rosemary, sage, and chives. Limited capacity. Masks required. Dine-in service. Reservations highly encouraged. Liquor license forthcoming.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers Brookhaven

The Brookhaven location of Grindhouse Killer Burgers opened at the Dresden Pointe development, behind the Brookhaven MARTA station. Like the Decatur location, the Brookhaven restaurant also includes a 21-and-up rooftop bar. For now, Grindhouse-Brookhaven is only open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash. To-go orders can be placed online or through the Grindhouse mobile app

Pho King Express

An outpost of Pho King Express is open at the Window at the Met on Murphy Avenue in West End. The menu features pho, banh mi, egg rolls, and rice and noodle dishes. Open Monday - Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., for takeout and delivery via UberEats. Call 770-371-4612 or order online for takeout.

Pizza Jeans

The owners of Root Baking Co. opened Pizza Jeans on the second floor of Ponce City Market. For now, Pizza Jeans will only be open for takeout and delivery on Fridays and Saturdays. Hours could expand soon. Dine-in service is delayed due to the pandemic. Order online for takeout or delivery. People are required to wear masks when picking up their orders.

Grub Fresh Bowls and Wraps

Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps opened in Hapeville on Virginia Avenue near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The quick-service restaurant with its menu from chef Kelley Hicks serves dishes like a jerk chicken bowl with sauted peppers and onions, pineapple salsa, and mango jerk sauce, a sweet and spicy salmon bowl comprising of edamame, shredded cabbage, green onions, sesame seeds, sweet chili, and hericot vert, and a Philly cheesesteak. A vegan menu is forthcoming. Order online for contactless pick-up and delivery via DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates. Limited outdoor seating.

Buena Gente

After years of running their Cuban bakery and sandwich operation Buena Gente from a mobile teardrop camper or ventanita (little window,) owners Manny Rodriguez and Stacie Antich now have a permanent shop in Decatur. Currently, Buena Gente is takeout only, with people ordering food at the counter. Masks are required, and no more than three people are allowed inside the small shop. Online ordering forthcoming. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Wheres the Scoop

Thai rolled ice cream shop Wheres the Scoop opened at Alpharetta City Center, behind Smokejack BBQ. This is the second location of the Thai-inspired rolled ice cream cafe, owned by Zak Khimji and Zein Rahemtulla. Open for takeout. Masks required.

Pho Ga Tony Tony

A second location of Philly import Pho Ga Tony Tony opened at the City Farmers Market complex on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. The restaurant serves chicken pho (or pho ga) as either a fully composed bowl consisting of chicken and noodles swimming in an herby broth or as a bowl of broth and noodles with a whole or half chicken served on the side. Open for takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery via DoorDash. Masks required.

Cubanos ATL

Cuban sandwich and coffee shop Cubanos ATL opened inside a custom-built tiny house on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. In addition to its sandwiches, Cubanos ATL also serves Cuban coffee and coffee drinks, like the colada and cafe con leche, and flan for dessert. Order online for pick-up or fill out a disposable menu in line to hand to the cashier at the window. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Breakfast at Barneys

Breakfast at Barneys part brunch spot and part daytime social club opened on Decatur Street just south of downtown for dine-in service and takeout. Owned by Morris Brown College alumni and friends Barney Lee Berry Jr. and Dr. Rashad Sanford, Breakfast at Barneys combines decadent Southern breakfast fare with stylish design and music. Open for dine-in service and takeout and delivery via UberEats.


Korean taco and burrito restaurant Yumbii opened its second Atlanta location at the Toco Hill shopping complex. Open for dine-in service and takeout and delivery. Masks required.

Holmes Slice

Pizza stall and slice joint Holmes Slice opened inside the food hall at the Halcyon development in south Forsyth County. The stall, owned by chef Taylor Neary of Restaurant Holmes in Alpharetta, serves New York-, West Coast-, and Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas. Masks required. Open for takeout.


Boones restaurant opened at the Bobby Jones Golf Course on Northside Drive in Buckhead. Located in the Murray Golf House overlooking the links, the restaurant serving upscale, new American cuisine. Open for dine-in service. Masks required.

ABC Chicken and Waffles

Osiris Ballard and chef Anthony Sanders, the pair behind downtowns Atlanta Breakfast Club, opened their second restaurant ABC Chicken and Waffles in the historic Sweet Auburn District. Open for dine-in service and takeout. Masks required.

Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop

Vegan taqueria Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop opened at the renovated 1 Moreland Avenue. The restaurant, owned by chef Chris Hodge, serves tacos, nachos, burritos, and rice bowls free of dairy, eggs, and, of course, meat. Order online. Masks required. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Table25 Fork + Wine

Siblings Tekeya Priester and chef Keon Garrett opened Table25 Fork + Wine in hopes of providing the residents of Douglasville with a Buckhead-inspired dining experience. Described as a chic establishment for fine casual dining, Table25 Fork + Wine serves a menu filled with dishes such as fried lobster and collard greens, salmon beurre blanc with grilled asparagus over rustic mashed potatoes and desserts, like an oat crumb apple pie or molten chocolate lava cake. Reservations are highly encouraged. Masks required. Takeout available.

BBQ Cafe

BBQ Cafe in Decatur serves traditional, slow-smoked barbecue rooted in recipes from Mississippi. Meats on the menu here include pulled pork, ribs, and brisket, and smoked chicken and pulled turkey on the weekends, with Southern sides like Brunswick stew, corn salad, bread and butter pickles, and baked beans. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

Woodward and Park

Woodward and Park opened across from Full Commission at the Larkin on Memorial. Chef Dan Browns menu at the neighborhood bistro features a mix of dishes ranging from tempura avocado, pierogis, and okonomiyaki, to entrees such as steak frites, smoked chicken, and a Korean pork Philly sandwich. The bar offers wine, beer, and cocktails. Open for dine-in and patio service. Masks highly encouraged. Call for curbside takeout.

Krungthep Tea Time

Florida-based Krungthep Tea Time is now open for takeout and delivery from a ghost kitchen on Forrest Street in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood of Berkeley Park. Beyond its popular Thai tea and coffee drinks, food offered at the Atlanta location includes a selection of brick toasts and sandwiches, like the tomyum goong made with marinated shrimp, or the satay satay stuffed with chunks of marinated grilled chicken dressed in a curry peanut sauce. Order at the counter or online. Order online for pick-up or delivery via ChowNow, UberEats, Postmates, GrubHub, or DoorDash. Masks required.

Be Banh Mi

A new banh mi shop is now open in the Koreatown Plaza complex on Buford Highway. For now, the temporary menu comprises of just six sandwiches, including teriyaki chicken, meatball, and a classic c bit. In addition to takeout, Be Banh Mi is only permitting 10 people to dine inside at one time during the pandemic. Masks required.

Good Morning Breakfast Bar

Dennis McKinley (the Original Hot Dog Factory) opened Good Morning Breakfast Bar in the former Puff and Petals lounge on Edgewood Avenue. The menu centers around fried biscuits, along with breakfast scrambles. Open 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily.

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar

A second location of C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar opened at the Modera complex on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The menu features C&S Seafood standards for lunch and dinner, like the chargrilled oysters, lobster roll, and prime New York strip steak. Open for dine-in service. Masks highly encouraged.

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

The third location of Atlanta-based Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern opened at the emerging Halcyon development in southern Forsyth County. The restaurant features two patios overlooking the greenspace at the development. The second floor patio, dubbed Hobnob High Up, is reserved for people 21 years and up. Open for dine-in service. Masks highly encouraged. Takeout with online ordering and delivery via Grubhub and UberEats.

Brown Bag Seafood Company

Chicago restaurateur Donna Lee opened a location of her popular restaurant Brown Bag Seafood Company this Thursday at Colony Square in Midtown. The counter-serve spot offers sustainable seafood on its menu served as salads, tacos, sandwiches, and grain bowls. Open for dine-in service. Masks required. Order online for takeout and delivery.

Cheba Hut

Stoner-themed sub shop Cheba Hut opened the first of three Atlanta locations. The Arizona-based sandwich chain resides on the ground floor of the newly constructed Signature West Midtown apartment complex on Marietta Street. Open for dine-in service, takeout, and delivery via DoorDash. Order online. Masks required.

Nicks Westside

After opening French Provenal restaurant Aix and adjoining wine bar Tin Tin nearly two years ago along Brady Avenue, chef Nick Leahy closed both and reopened the space as a neighborhood restaurant and bar called Nicks Westside. Open for dine-in service and takeout. Masks required.

Biltong Bar

A third location of South African restaurant Biltong Bar, known for its beef jerkies and boozy cocktails, opened with two patios and a rooftop bar at Avalon in Alpharetta. Part of the True Story Brands restaurant group, which also owns Yebo Beach Haus and 10 Degrees South, Biltong Bar takes its name from a type of South African dried, cured meat. Open for dine-in service, retail purchases, and takeout. Masks required.

Mukja Korean Fried Chicken

Mukja Korean Fried Chicken opened in Midtown and melds Korean flavors and ingredients into its wings and fried chicken dishes on the menu. Sides include kimchi mac and cheese and Korean coleslaw made with red cabbage and scallions tossed in gochugaru vinaigrette. Order at the counter or via Doordash. Masks required.

Elsewhere Brewing

Elsewhere Brewing opened at the Beacon complex in Grant Park. Owners Sam and Sara Kazmer took inspiration from the Belgian cafes, Bavarian beer gardens, and English pubs they visited while traveling in Europe to create a drinking hall with a cafe vibe. Elsewhere features 11 beers on tap and a food menu featuring a variety of empanadas, weekly pasta specials, sandwiches, milanese dishes, and grilled meats. Open for dine-in service. Masks required. Online ordering forthcoming.

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