The 10 Best Restaurants In Emory, Atlanta

Photo of Sierra Brown
9 February 2017

Emory is home to the Emory University campus. It also houses a variety of dining establishments frequented by residents, Emory students, and tourists. The restaurants tend to be busy, serving a variety of authentic Greek, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Indian meals. Here’s a look at 10 of the best restaurants in the area.

Lobster Tail Maki | © Glen MacLarty/Flickr

Thaicoon & Sushi Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Thai, Japanese, Sushi, $$$
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This is a great Thai and sushi restaurant which offers an extensive menu. Their Japanese and Thai menu features favorites like miso soup and spicy beef salad. There’s also a large selection of curry dishes, sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri. The restaurant’s interior is spacious, with a long sushi bar where guests can watch the professional chefs prepare sushi on the spot. If you can’t make it to the restaurant itself, Thaicoon & Sushi Bar delivers within a three mile radius. Whether you walk in or ask for delivery, you won’t regret trying their food.


Restaurant, Italian, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Tiramisu | © Alexis Fam/Flickr
At Saba you can enjoy handmade pastas, creative salads, and delectable sandwiches made with fresh-baked ciabatta bread. They serve fresh and affordable dishes for lunch and dinner. Meals like alfredo pizza, tomato fresca sandwich, and wild mushroom ravioli can’t be found anywhere else in the area. The restaurant’s cozy environment provides the perfect setting for a meal with family and friends.

Community Q BBQ

Restaurant, American, BBQ, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Ribs...Pork Ribs
Ribs...Pork Ribs | © fiftynightshades/Flickr
Community Q BBQ‘s mission is to serve its guests the best barbecue possible and to cook fresh every day. They serve a variety of meals including pulled pork, pulled chicken, mild smoked sausage, St. Louis style ribs, and redneck chicken salad or sandwich. They offer some of the same great meals on the kids menu, making this restaurant perfect for a family meal. Upon request they provide guests with gluten free and vegetarian meals. Community Q also provides catering services.

Flying Biscuit Café

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Coffee, Tea , $$$
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Very Berry Chicken Salad
Very Berry Chicken Salad | Courtesy of The Flying Biscuit Café
At Flying Biscuit Café, their mantra is ‘southern charm with a twist is fun.’ They refuse to serve any old meal and provide a run-of-the-mill experience. They pride themselves on great service, great food options, and a fun environment guests won’t forget. Flying Biscuit succeeds in providing healthier options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from turkey bacon to chicken sausage and whole wheat biscuits. The Flying Biscuit is also a restaurant that helps the community through volunteering, fundraising, and donations to local organizations. This restaurant is as great as it sounds, so stop by for a five-star meal.


Diner, Restaurant, American
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This Emory Village diner is open seven days a week serving American breakfast and lunch. Between Emory students and fans from nearby Druid Hills and Decatur, Rise-n-Dine is always busy. They serve a plethora of dishes, from Nutella pancakes and Emory omelets to strawberry pecan salad and pierogi bowls. This restaurant is cozy, providing meals customers of all ages will love. Don’t hesitate to stop by Rise-n-Dine next time you’re in Atlanta.

Falafel King

Restaurant, Middle Eastern
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Falafel | © momo/Flickr
This restaurant is a gem in the Emory area serving tasty Middle Eastern cuisine. Falafel King has an interesting and unique history. The owner was born in Jerusalem to a family of 13, who could no longer afford his education. He bought a frying pan and gasoline burner and set up a stand in front of a boarding school. Falafels were his specialty and he became known as the Falafel King. He then emigrated to America to open up his own restaurant. Whether you love Middle Eastern food or you’re looking for something new, Falafel King is a great place to dine.

The General Muir

Deli, Restaurant, American, Contemporary, $$$
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Maven Platter
Maven Platter | Courtesy of Andrew Thomas Lee
The General Muir is an American restaurant inspired by a classic New York Jewish deli. At this restaurant, traditional favorites are served, pastrami is cured and smoked in house, and bagels are hand rolled and kettle boiled. Many of their dishes go beyond tradition and focus on good ingredients and careful preparations. The restaurant is named after the refugee transport ship that brought the co-owner’s mother and grandparents to New York in 1949. The General Muir serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, so any day is a great day to stop by.


Bhojanic serves home-style North Indian cuisine in a relaxed and modern environment. Their recipes, procedures, and menus have been handed down for four generations. They use the freshest produce, meats, and spices to provide a glimpse into Punjabi cuisine. They also showcase the lighter side of this cuisine by excluding unnecessary cream and butter from their dishes. Food at Bhojanic is packed with flavor and has the perfect balance of spice, heat, salt, tart, and sweet. The North Indian menu is also full of vegan and gluten free options.
Address & telephone number: 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #201, Atlanta, GA, USA +1 404-841-8472

Floataway Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, French, Mediterranean, Italian, $$$
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Ravioli Pasta Bake
Ravioli Pasta Bake | © jamieanne/Flickr
Floataway Cafe opened in 1998 and is led by the charming chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. Located in a renovated warehouse, the restaurant adapted the industrial space for a contemporary dining experience. The courtyard area was transformed into a romantic outdoor cafe. The menu is full of fresh, seasonal meals created with French, Mediterranean, and Italian influences; it changes daily and reflects seasonal influences and the finest local ingredients.

Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean Grill serves authentic and freshly prepared meals to all its guests daily. This restaurant is a good place to eat because it delivers delicious, quick, and affordable Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. There’s something on their extensive menu that everyone will love from the shish kabob plate to the chicken kabob sandwich. The restaurant offers a casual and relaxing environment with friendly and knowledgeable staff to make your experience a memorable one.
Address & telephone number: 2126 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA, USA +1 404-320-0101

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