Norcross, Georgia is a historical city whose railroad centre is a major attraction. The area has undergone major changes recently, including to the restaurant and local eats scene too, and the city’s restaurants serve up delectable fare for visitors and locals alike. We explore the best dining spots in Norcross.
Keith and Jeanette Shewbert’s restaurant was established with the aim of bringing the perfect coffee drinking experience to its guests. Creating scrumptious cakes and a range of coffees, 45 South Café is welcoming, comfy, and has a menu of delicious food, with breakfast options such as French toast, as well as tasty sandwiches and succulent burgers on their lunch menu. Featuring local musicians every Friday and Saturday, 45 South Café is the perfect place to relax and eat with friends.
With a vibrant atmosphere and live entertainment, The Iron Horse Tavern is a great Norcross pub with a good bar menu. Try the Irish spring rolls or the delicious shepherd’s pie, served with slowly braised New Zealand lamb, carrots, onion, garlic and rosemary, and topped with golden brown mashed potatoes. With plenty of fun events such as free pool and team trivia, this tavern is a lively spot at the weekends particularly. Come for the food, stay for the darts and socialize with a friend in front of their cosy fireplace.
A quaint establishment, with a blue exterior (unsurprisingly) The Bleu House Café is a delightful spot that specializes in a delicious range of sandwiches and salads. Family owned, the café boasts a charming atmosphere and its menu is strong on filling Italian subs and roast beef wraps. The café is open Monday to Friday, 11am to 3pm, and is perfect for a tasty lunch.
The Market serves up high-quality comfort food with a twist; try the filling ‘naan-wich’, a sandwich made using tasty naan bread and served with a choice of fillings including pulled pork, smoked turkey, pimiento cheese or brisket. Alternatively, enjoy snacks such as pimiento deviled eggs or house-smoked spiced almonds, and enjoy the restaurant’s relaxing, comfortable atmosphere.
Specializing in Cuban cuisine, Mojitos is a family run restaurant that produces its meals ‘as if you were a guest in their house’. The interesting and varied menu includes must-trys such as freshly made ham croquettes, lightly fried stuffed plantains and deep-fried pork dishes. Their ‘ bay leaf challenge’ is a a fun quirk; find a bay leaf hidden in any dish and you’ll get a complimentary drink.
Dedicated to high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, Ten Bistro produces healthy, delicious eats and also serves up vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Boasting organic ingredients and fresh food, the restaurant’s new American cuisine-inspired menu features a full range of options including Venetian chicken and cheese melt sandwich as well as sweet treats such as traditional crème caramel flan. The restaurant is open from 11am on Monday to Sunday with closing hours varying from 9pm on Sundays and 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
A fine-dining establishment that produces high-quality food, refreshing beers and wines, The Crossing Steakhouse has a wide range of dishes that includes rib eye steak, tasty sandwiches served with fries, and appetizers such as chicken and waffles. Don’t miss the great seafood options, including scallops or lobster tails. The restaurant delivers on flavor and definitely on portion size.
Established in 1994 The Magnolia Bakery Café is a family run café that produces great meals and prides itself on great service. Baking fresh, light and fluffy muffins, delectable bagels, croissants, rolls and soft buns, this café is the perfect place to get your morning treat. Or try their fluffy omelets or French toast.
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Atlanta Bread provides diners with filling dishes, ranging from complete breakfasts and delicious sandwiches, soups and salads, to pizzas and pastas. Try the gourmet grilled cheese panini, served with sharp cheddar cheese, chive cream and special Atlanta bread, which uses a mix of special spices. Wash it down with a light red pinot noir or try one of their refreshing beers. Atlanta Bread also features wine tasting events on every second Tuesday of the month.
Producing authentic barbeque and using the finest fresh vegetables in their dishes J.R.’s Log House has a big menu that delivers big flavor. With classics such as country steaks, gourmet barbeque burgers and hot dogs, on the menu, this restaurant serves up wholesome food to locals. Catering for larger parties, their menus can also be tailored to the requests of the diner. Try their Brunswick stew, consisting of corn, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, barbeque pork, beef and chicken, with cornbread on the side.