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Atlanta Restaurants on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives


Atlanta has a lot to offer when it comes to food, and many Atlanta restaurants have been featured on the hit show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives hosted by The Next Food Network Star winner Guy Fieri. Find out the insider information on the Atlanta restaurants featured on Food Network.

Marietta Diner

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Marietta Diner has been a long standing Atlanta area favorite when it comes to great value and seriously tasty plates of food. Located on Cobb Parkway just a short drive from The Big Chicken, this diner gets packed at all hours of the day and night. This is one of the closest things Atlanta has to the classic diners found in the Northeast. Food is homestyle and includes greek specialties often found in true diners. The portion sizes are huge and the cake display will make you drool! Every meal starts with unforgetable, flakey spinach pie.

Matthew's Cafeteria

Located on Main Street (does it get any more classic?!) in Tucker, GA, Matthew's Cafeteria serves down home cooking with true Southern style. Meat and vegetable options vary daily and include stick to your bones items like fried chicken, pot roast and country fried steak (one of my favorite indulgences!). Matthew's also serves more than a dozen types of pie.

The Highlander

The Highlander is a local bar in the heart of Midtown, Atlanta. A popular biker haunt, the walls are covered in crazy art and memorabilia. Settle in a table in the front room, grab a spot on the small but welcoming patio, or hit up the large back room which is filled with pools tables, air hockey and other games. The Highlander serves up fried bar food goodness including their famed pasta-rella sticks - mozzarella sticks wrapped in pasta and deep fried. Once you've finished that fried frenzy of a starter, chow down on burgers, steaks and more.


Colonnade is located on the unique Cheshire Bridge stretch of Atlanta that's a mix of popular restaurants and seedy spots like adult film stores. A fixture on the diner scene for over 75 years, Colonnade is always filled with a variety of characters, young and old. Like many other restaurants on our Atlanta Diners, Drive-ins and Dives list, he family-run restaurant dishes out big paltes of Southern food including many fried features. They also have a huge selection of seafood - both fried and not.

The Silver Skillet

The Silver Skillet, located on Atlanta's Westside near Atlantic Station, is frequently cited by food shows as a must-stop spot in Atlanta. Around since the 1950s, The Silver Skillet isn't the prettiest of places but it is famous for it's breakfasts and Southern diner dishes. Stop in for the biscuits and some redeye gravy.

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