Everyone loves to visit a good restaurant, especially one that gets rave reviews in the media. It’s always fun to try out the next best thing, and be a part of the experience in recognizing it. However, there are plenty of restaurants that are hidden gems of Georgia that you may need a bit of a nudging to find. Take a look at our list of some hidden Georgia restaurants, and where you can go to find them.
1. Planter's Tavern—29 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401
When many people visit Savannah, they go to The Olde Pink House for dinner. However, what most don't realize is that there is a hidden basement spot for dinner and cocktails only. There are only a limited amount of two-person tables and a few leather pieces to sit on, and then you're on your own.
2. Dish Dive—2233 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
The thing about Dish Dive is that it's a hidden spot in Decatur that's so small you'll miss it if you blink. With 16 seats inside, and 16 additional seats outside, they're serving up market fresh ingredients daily.
3. Cheshire Bridge: Ghion Cultural Hall—2080 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
The thing about this space is that you wouldn't realize it was a performance space, cultural hall, and restaurant all wrapped in one. But, alas it is. Ghion Cultural Hall is often shadowed by stand-alone restaurants, but the flavors are all there. They serve up delicious East African cuisine with a slew of vegetarian options.
4. Falls View Restaurant—42 Towaliga River Dr, Jackson, GA 30233
This beloved Middle Georgia restaurant was opened in 1969 and has had some substantial expansions since. It isn't your average restaurant because it's located in High Falls State Park, and it's only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. If you go, make sure you order the hush puppies and catfish.
5. Julianna's Coffee and Crepes—775 Lake Avenue NE, Atlanta GA, 30307
Specializing in Hungarian crepes called "palacsinta", Julianna's strives to bring the kind of European crepes that Atlanta deserves in a small and intimate setting. The small, ivy covered spot is conveniently located just minutes from the East Side Belt-Line entrance in the Inman Park suburb.
6. Anis Cafe & Bistro—2974 Grandview Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30305
This Buckhead Bistro is tucked away down a side street, away from the hustle and bustle of the area. The outdoor seating is charming and simple, and the French-inspired fare is tres delicious.
7. Elaina's Cafe—1234 Old Alpharetta Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Known for having the best tamales in town, Elaina's Cafe is run by a mother daughter duo. It's a small place in Roswell that you might pass by if you weren't looking for it, but is absolutely worth the stop.
8. Tassili's Raw Reality—1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
There aren't too many raw and vegan spots in Georgia, but Tassili's is a hidden gem that most people need to seek out rather than stumble upon. This West End eatery has delicious options such as the spicy kale wrap and the South of the Border Wrap with Moroccan couscous.
9. Neighborhood Eats—1819 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
This is a cafeteria-style restaurant that serves up delectable food on constant rotation. But here's the kicker: They only offer breakfast and lunch in an office building. You'll absolutely need to be on the lookout if you're hunting out some of the best sandwiches in the area.
Have you been to any of these hidden spots in Georgia before? Let us know about your experience!