When hunger strikes in the middle of the night and you find nothing but a pitcher of water inside your fridge, your next best move is to check out the local eateries near your home. Although Atlanta, Georgia, isn’t exactly popular for its late-night dining (most establishments close at 10 p.m.), you’ll be happy to know that it has some pretty good 24-hour restaurants that would satiate your post-midnight cravings.
Here’s a quick rundown of the best late night dining options in Atlanta, Georgia.
Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand
489 Moreland Ave Se
Atlanta, GA 30316
M – Th 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. / 24 hrs from Fri 7 a.m. – Sun 10 p.m.
The Slinger is not your average chicken sausage. Famous all over East Atlanta, this is one of Delia’s bestsellers that both locals and tourists can’t get enough of. Whether you’re going spicy with the “Hot Mess Slinger,” Italian with the “Italian Stallion” or plain but still luscious “Naked Slinger,” expect to keep coming back for more. All the sausages from Delia’s are hormone-free and locally produced, made only from the freshest ingredients. But The Slinger is just one of the many menu items offered by this popular eatery owned by Delia Champion and Molly Gunn. Check out other items like the Mother Clucker, South of the Border, Early Bird Burrito and Lil’ Clucker. Other than the food, you’ll love the eatery’s laidback and homey atmosphere and the friendly staff, which make dining even more enjoyable.
R Thomas Deluxe Grill
1812 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Open 24 hrs
Late night dining used to be synonymous to fast food or unhealthy eating. But that was before R Thomas put up in 1985 what would later on become an institution in Atlanta. This funky 24-hour restaurant whips up healthy versions of popular comfort foods. It serves fresh juices and smoothies, free-range meats, and vegan or vegetarian dishes that are organic, gluten-free, and macrobiotic. Apart from healthy dishes, locals also love the place’s arty décor and tranquil ambiance. Surrounded with verdant gardens, many consider R Thomas an oasis in the middle of a busy city.
Holeman & Finch
2277 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Open until 1:30 a.m.
Another must-try late night food stop in Atlanta is Holeman & Finch, which deliciously combines Southern and English flavors in most of the gourmet dishes it serves. You must definitely get a taste of its burger, which is served only after past 10. Burger time is announced by the sound of a bullhorn. Other signature dishes include Sapelo Island clams, crunchy gentleman, hand-chopped steak tartare, and goose liver torchon. Frequented by yuppies, hipsters and the “it” crowd, the restaurant’s upscale feel may throw you off at first, but it gets homier and more familiar with each second you spend here.
357 Edgewood Ave
M – F 11:30-2:30 a.m. / Sat 5:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. / Sun 5:30 p.m. – midnight
Now if you prefer something low-key, Noni’s is the place to be. Aside from the unperturbed setting that makes relaxing a cinch, the place also wows patrons and newcomers with exquisite Italian fare that’s the best in Atlanta, Georgia. All night long you can enjoy risotto, seafood scampi, pasta, salads, sandwiches and many more. It’d be a crime not to taste its trademark sandwich, the Noni’s Club, a toasted brioche bun overloaded with turkey, bacon, tomato, provolone, house vinaigrette and more. This family-owned restaurant can be found in the kooky area of Edgewood Avenue.
Hunger pangs striking in the wee hours are no longer a problem. Just head out to any of these best late night dining spots in Atlanta, and you’re good to go.