Fall Patio Guide
Places to Go when Dining Outdoors!
Athens Pizza House
1341 Clairmont Rd. Decatur
Since 1966 the Papadopoulos family has served up great Greek and Italian cuisine to the Emory / Decatur area. Athens Pizza is the recipient of various awards including Best Greek Cuisine in Atlanta. Don’t let the name fool you, there is much more than great pizza, as some of the favorite recipes on their Greek dishes go back generations! As the weather accommodates in fall, diners head out to their patio. Their patio can also be booked for private parties. Athens Pizza offers an extensive catering menu for events.
Tacos & Tequilas
650 Ponce de Leon Ave 678.705.5955
4279 Roswell Rd. 404.705.8225
Tacos & Tequilas is a family-owned traditional Mexican restaurant offering recipes passed down through generations. Here you’ll find all your Mexican favorites – tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, quesadillas and more. The quality in their food is on par with the finest Mexican restaurants in the city but at very reasonable prices. At Tacos & Tequila everything is authentic including their drinks as they offer 100 different brands of tequila. Both Atlanta locations have large patios that are great places to head to this fall.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
848 Peachtree Street
3242 Peachtree Road 404.264-0253
Gordon Biersch is an upscale brewery restaurant specializing in handcrafted German lagers brewed in-house. They feature a made-from-scratch American menu with bold international flavors. Gordon Biersch is now offering a limited time Oktoberfest menu, to pair with the new seasonal beer Festbier (a modern take on the traditional Oktoberfest lager). This fall check out their new Small Plates menu featuring individual and shareable appetizers. Both locations offer large patios; Buckhead comes with an outdoor fireplace.
242 Boulevard SE
Consistently voted the Best Southwestern restaurant in Atlanta, Agave uses only the freshest ingredients to create chef inspired dishes with an authentic southwestern flare. Agave’s menu is a unique blend of eclectic southwestern cuisine and extensive tequila bar that goes great with al fresco dining. Start with their two for one appetizers at the bar; available from 5pm - 7pm seven days a week. Then head to your table on their romantic southwestern designed patio with fireplace. With creative daily specials, award winning margaritas and great ambiance one can see why this is a Cabbagetown favorite.
Edgewood 404.577.2310 Little 5 (under renovation)
West Midtown 404.228.5164
East Point 404.768.0007
Corner Tavern has come to be synonymous with your favorite neighborhood tavern no matter what corner of town you live in. All four locations offer great patios and nightly themes. They very to some degree, but Edgewood offers Taco Mondays with tacos starting at just $2.50. Trivia Tuesdays, Wine Down Wednesdays, Team Trivia Thursdays and Friday is Crab Leg night. Saturdays nights offer live music and Sunday is Karaoke night. All locations offer a great brunch on the weekends from 11 am - 3 pm.
3109 Briarcliff Rd.
Mo’s has been serving up great pizza in Atlanta for over 30 years! But the menu isn’t limited to pizza: sandwiches, subs, wings, nachos and salads ensure that anybody who comes here can find something they like. Check for daily lunch and dinner specials. Everything is made using the freshest ingredients including the dough built from scratch every day. In fall, their front deck is the place to be. Families and friends flock here to catch some rays, enjoy the food and watch the Falcons and college football on one of their many screens.
500 10th Street NE 404.249.0001
The Southwest Porch at Park Tavern has one of the best views in the city overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown Skyline. This amazing backdrop provides for a great atmosphere and is dog friendly. The Southwest Porch at Park Tavern boasts a large patio area dotted with table seating, private cabanas, fire pits, and TV’s to catch your favorite teams in action. The patio can be transformed for weddings and in winter becomes an ice skating rink. The Southwest Rink at Park Tavern opens Thanksgiving Day and is open through Presidents Day. The Southwest Porch offers half-off Sushi nightly from 10pm - Midnight, 1/2 priced bottles of wine on Wednesday, and $1 Drafts when it rains Park Tavern pours. Saints & Sinners Ball Halloween night!
484 Moreland Ave. 404.523.0500115
Laredo Dr. 404.299.5799
This eclectic neighborhood restaurant is a favorite hangout among residents of Little 5 and Avondale Estates. Both locations offer patio seating. Savage prepares all their menu items using only the freshest vegetables and first quality meats, cheeses, breads and pastas. On their menu you’ll find innovative homemade sauces, fresh dough and thoughtfully prepared dishes, made from scratch every day. They offer is a wide variety of salads, subs, calzones and of course pizzas to choose from.
The Flying Biscuit Cafe’
1655 McLendon Ave. 404.687.8888
1001 Piedmont Ave. 404.874.8887
The Flying Biscuit serves great breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Their Candler Park location (shown) is the original Flying Biscuit cafe and boasts a newly renovated patio.. While the Midtown location off Piedmont Park allows for dining inside or on their corner patio which is surrounded by windows that come off when the weather cools, offering great views of the bustling Midtown scene. The Midtown and Candler Park locations are offering a new beer & wine menu this fall in addition to nightly dinner specials..
The Downwind Restaurant
Dekalb Peachtree Airport
2000 Airport Rd. #201 770.452.0973
How many restaurants can boast patio seating with views of airplanes taking off and landing? The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge, a family owned establishment off of Clairmont Road can. Not only is their view superb, the food is fabulous too. Downwind boasts outstanding offerings including award winning burgers and some of the best seafood in Atlanta. They offer a full bar and live music every Friday night from 7pm to close. Downwind is family friendly with an aviation themed playground for kids.
Twin Peaks Restaurant
3365 Piedmont Rd.
Twin Peaks, the mountain lodge-style sports restaurant in Buckhead and its beautiful Twin Peaks girls offer great views! All three patios: street level, second floor open air and lively rooftop are serviced by the outgoing Twin Peaks wait staff. Twin Peaks Restaurant offers high-quality comfort food with a wide array of sandwiches and salads to choose from. Choose from an extensive selection of 29-degree draft beers on 32 taps while the girls pour and serve into huge ice-cold, frosted mugs. Several rooms are available for private parties, corporate or holiday functions.
Johnny’s NY Style Pizza
Multiple Metro Area Locations
Johnny’s Pizza is synonymous with great pizza and subs in Atlanta. They specialize in NY Style pizza, which is thin in the middle and thick around the edges. Johnny’s is also known for their delicious calzones, subs, sandwiches and salads. The Cheshire Bridge location featured has daily lunch specials from just $6.85, $5 pitchers of beer on Tuesdays and $1 PBR Drafts all week long. Come for Trivia on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Johnny’s offers dine-in, take-out and delivery to the area after 6pm.