Fall Patio Guide
Places to go when Dining Outdoors this Autumn!
Athens Pizza House
1341 Clairmont Rd. Decatur
Since 1966 the Papadopoulos family has been serving up great Greek and Italian cuisine to the Emory / Decatur area. Athens Pizza is Zagat rated and 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! When the weather obliges, dinners head out to their patio. Their patio is also a popular destination for groups and small parties. Athens Pizza offers an extensive catering menu for parties of all sizes.
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. The Cheshire Bridge location featured, is offering $5 pitchers of beer and $1 PBR Drafts this fall. Johnny’s restaurants offer dine-in, take-out and delivery.
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant
2641 Buford Hwy. 404.325.2898
Pancho’s is one of Atlanta’s favorite Mexican restaurants. Here you will find winning combination of great value, quality and service. The #1 Combo Platter (taco, enchilada, rice & beans) is just $3.99 for lunch. Other lunch specials start at just $4.99 and may be accompanied by $3.50 cheese dips. Be sure to check out their $1 Taco Tuesdays and 50 cent Wings on Saturdays and Monday nights during football. For dinner Pancho’s offers a variety of combination platters for just $7.95. Pancho’s offers al fresco dining under the canopy of a giant oak tree. While on the patio, enjoy Trivia Thursday nights, live music Saturday nights and Karaoke Sunday nights.
242 Boulevard SE 404.588.0006
Consistently voted the Best Southwestern Restaurant in Atlanta, Agave uses only the freshest ingredients to create chef inspired dishes with a 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. Agave is celebrating their 11 year Anniversary with a Tequila Dinner on October 11. Contact the restaurant for details.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
848 Peachtree Street 404.870-0805
3242 Peachtree Road 404.264-0253
Gordon Biersch is an upscale brewery restaurant specializing in handcrafted German lagers brewed in-house. Gordon Biersch features a made-from-scratch American menu with bold international flavors that can be found in 19 states across the country. Gordon Biersch is welcoming fall by introducing their FestBier lager and complementing seasonal menu. The new menu, inspired by Germany's famous Oktoberfest Festival, includes delicious, traditional German fare with Gordon Biersch flair. Gordon Biersch guests and Passport members are invited to participate in the "It Pays to Play" sweepstakes for a chance to win a free entrée, appetizer, dessert or other prizes, including the Grand Prize trip to the 2012 Oktoberfest Festival in Munich, Germany. Visit either one of their two Atlanta locations. Both feature fabulous outdoor patios that overlook Peachtree Street.
Raging Burrito & Taco
141 Sycamore St. Decatur
Raging Burrito & Taco on Decatur Square offers one of the best patio scenes in the city. As the weather cools down, their garden patio heats up and comes alive in the fall. The menu features hearty burritos, tasty tacos, large salads, quesadillas and more. On weekdays they offer free chips & dip from 11am to 3pm. While relaxing on their patio, enjoy one of the 16 Craft Beers that they offer on tap. Raging Burrito is currently offering Frozen Margarita pints for just $4.95 Sunday through Wednesdays. Also get a Sweetwater 420 and IPA pint for just $3.75 or pitcher for $12.75 Monday through Wednesday. Raging Burrito & Taco offers free validated parking for patrons.
The Downwind Restaurant
Dekalb Peachtree Airport
200 Airport Rd. #201 770.452.0973
How many restaurants can boast patio seating with views of airplanes taking off and landing? The Downind Restaurant & Lounge, a family owned establishment off of Clairmont Road can. Not only is their view superb, the food is fabulous too! Serving award-winning burgers in Atlanta since 1989, Downwind boasts other outstanding offerings, including some of the best seafood in Atlanta. Pilots fly in from Florida bringing Flounder, Sea Bass and fresh Fish of the Day. They offer a full bar and live music every Friday night featuring their “Adult Only Date Night” from 7pm - close. Downwind is family friendly with an aviation themed playground for kids.
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 Midtown location (shown) near Piedmont Park allows for dining inside or on their corner patio. The patio is surrounded by windows which come off when the weather cools in fall, offering great views of the bustling Midtown scene.
Eclipse di Luna
764 Miami Circle 404.846.0449
4505 Ashford Dunwoody 678.205.5862
Eclipse di Luna set the trend in Tapas style restaurants in Atlanta. They offer an open air, high-energy dining experience with an artsy setting as a backdrop. Eclipse di Luna has live entertainment to go along with their award winning specialty tapas. With over two dozen Tapas to choose from, there is something to please any taste. The Tapas is priced affordably to encourage multiple sampling. Eclipse di Luna has named as on of "Atlanta's Top 100 Restaurants" and "Best Tapas".
484 Moreland Ave. 404.523.0500
115 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.
3109 Briarcliff Rd. 404.320.1258
at corner of Briarcliff & Clairmont Rd.
You may know about the burrito chain with the same name, but the original Mo’s resides on the corner of Briarcliff and Clairmont Road. They have been serving up great pizza for over 30 years! Mo’s menu isn’t limited to pizza either: sandwiches, subs, wings, nachos and salads ensure that anybody who comes here can find something they like. Come to Mo’s to watch the games or just enjoy the pleasant weather this fall. There is a great deck to hang out on with plenty of seating. Mo’s is one of the longest running pizza joints in Atlanta, come see why they are one of the best.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
A simple menu, fresh ingredients, and attention to detail has made Chipotle a success. Their company slogan is “Food with Integrity”. This means ingredients that are unprocessed, family farmed, added hormone free and organic. They offer meats including chicken, steak, naturally raised pork and shredded beef. All of Chipotle’s Atlanta locations have outdoor seating. The Buckhead location featured gets packed each spring. Don’t forget to order sides of salsa, chips and guacamole before heading to your table.