Off-Campus Dining

Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
7,368
Tuition
$42,980
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I really like the variety that the city of Atlanta has to offer. Even right on campus at the emory village is an assortment of really good places to eat.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Enough so that you have somewhere to go, but after 3 years, it's good in a sense that turnover rates are high so you don't see same place for 4 years but still.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I think all the food is pretty good and edible. There is definitely some variety.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining adventures are only a bus ride away! Great variety and taste. Wonderful atmospheres.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I guess ther fine but I drive to the city and the suburbs where I live

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 81st
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 683rd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matt Kohn
Hometown
Rockville, MD
Major
undeclared
Grad Year
2014
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If you're willing to invest the time and money necessary, eating around Atlanta is truly a joy. The Village, just a 15-minute walk from any dorm on campus, has a couple of good places, including Everybody's Pizza, a tasty Italian restaurant, and Doc Chey's, a quality chain Chinese eatery. Out around Atlanta, there are tons of great places to eat, ranging from inexpensive to gourmet. There are some of the best steakhouses in the country here, tons of great sushi places, and great ethnic eateries as well. A group called Buckhead Life owns and operates several of Atlanta's best restaurants, all situated in and around Buckhead, an area with many good but expensive restaurants about 10 minutes from Emory by car. As a freshman, these places can be hard to get to since nearly every freshman is without a car.

For less money, there are many great restaurants scattered around town in places like the Virginia Highlands (Osteria, Murphy's), Little Five Points (Vortex, Savage Pizza), and Ponce de Leon Avenue. Closer to Emory, there are the usual fast food chains, a Steak 'n Shake, the popular frozen yogurt chain Yoforia, and a pretty good Mexican restaurant called Los Loros. Atlanta has established itself as one of the best cities in the country to get a bite to eat. Getting off campus to enjoy all of the great eateries that Atlanta has to offer will not disappoint.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Waffle House
Best Asian
Doc Chey's Noodle House
Best Breakfast
The Flying Biscuit Café
Best Coffee
Starbucks
Best Dessert
Yoforia
Best Healthy
Panera Bread
Best Late-Night
Wingnuts
Best Mexican
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Best Pizza
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint
Best Wings
Taco Mac
Best Place to Take a Date
The Real Chow Baby
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Doc Chey's Noodle House
  • Everybody's Pizza
Other Places to Check Out
  • Babette's Café
  • Bacchanalia
  • Bone's Restaurant
  • Burger Joe's
  • Café Intermezzo
  • Café Tu Tu Tango
  • Capozzi's
  • Checkers
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Eatzi's Easygoing Gourmet
  • Falafel King
  • Farm Burger
  • Fellini's Pizza
  • Gladys & Ron's Chicken & Waffles
  • Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant
  • Harry & Sons
  • La Fonda Latina
  • Mama Maria's Italian Grill
  • Mediterranean Grill
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Melton's App & Tap
  • Murphy's Restaurant
  • Nakato Japanese Restaurant
  • Noche
  • One Midtown Kitchen
  • Osteria 832
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Park Bench Pub
  • Queen of Sheba
  • Rise 'n Dine
  • Saigon Café
  • Seasons 52
  • Sprouts Green Café
  • Steak 'n Shake
  • SunO Dessert
  • Taco Bell
  • Taqueria del Sol
  • Top Spice Thai & Malaysian Cuisine
  • Two Urban Licks
  • Waikikie Hawaiian BBQ
  • Yogli Mogli Frozen Yogurt
  • Yogurberry
  • The Yogurt Tap
  • Zaxby's
  • Zyka

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Kroger
1799 Briarcliff Road NE
(404) 607-1189
www.kroger.com
Daily 24 hours
Publix
2155 N. Decatur Road
(404) 638-6015
www.publix.com
Daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Rainbow Natural Foods
2118 N. Decatur Road, Decatur
(404) 636-5553
rainbowgrocery.com
Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Whole Foods Market
2111 Briarcliff Road
(404) 634-0229
www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Atlanta Fish Market
Food: Seafood, sushi
265 Pharr Road NE
(404) 262-3165
www.buckheadrestaurants.com
Price: $25-$50
Cool Features: Giant copper fish built onto roof
Buckhead Diner
Food: Upscale American
3073 Piedmont Road NE
(404) 262-3336
www.buckheadrestaurants.com/buckhead-diner
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Super-classy diner atmosphere
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Food: Fast food, Mexican
1401 Oxford Road NE
(404) 855-4990
www.chipotle.com
Price: $5-$10
Chops Lobster Bar
Food: Lobster, steak
70 W. Paces Ferry Road NW
(404) 262-2675
www.buckheadrestaurants.com/chops-lobster-bar
Price: $50-$75
Doc Chey's Noodle House
Food: Asian
1556 N. Decatur Road
(404) 378-8188
www.doccheys.com
Price: $5-$10
Everybody's Pizza
Food: Pizza
1593 N. Decatur Road
(404) 377-7766
www.everybodyspizza.com
Price: $10-$20
The Flying Biscuit Café
Food: American
1655 McLendon Ave. NE
(404) 687-8888
www.flyingbiscuit.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Home to a famous biscuit recipe
Fogo de Chao Churrascaria
Food: Brazilian steakhouse
3101 Piedmont Road NE
(404) 995-9982
www.fogodechao.com
Price: $20-$40
Cool Features: Gauchos bring cuts of meat right to your table
Los Loros Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
1248 Clairmont Road
(404) 633-3103
Price: $8-$15
Nava
Food: Southwestern
3060 Peachtree Road NW
(404) 240-1984
www.buckheadrestaurants.com/nava
Price: $10-$20
Panera Bread
Food: Sandwiches
1545 N. Decatur Road NE
(404) 373-4240
www.panerabread.com
Price: $5-$10
The Real Chow Baby
Food: American, stir-fry
782 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
(404) 671-4202
www.therealchowbaby.com
Price: $8-$15
Saba
Food: Italian
1451 Oxford Road
(404) 377-7786
www.saba-restaurant.com
Price: $10-$25
Cool Features: Homemade pastas and desserts
Savage Pizza
Food: Pizza
428 Moreland Ave. NE
(404) 523-0500
savagepizza.com
Price: $10-$20
Starbucks
Food: Coffee/tea
1569 N. Decatur Road
(404) 371-0606
www.starbucks.com
Price: $3-$8
Taco Mac
Food: American
240 W. Ponce De Leon Ave.
(404) 378-4140
www.tacomac.com
Price: $8-$15
Twist Restaurant & Tapas Bar
Food: Tapas
3500 Peachtree Road NE
(404) 869-1191
www.h2sr.com/twist
Price: $25-$35
Cool Features: Hip bar and tapas menu
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint
Food: Pizza
3027 N. Druid Hills Road
(404) 929-6700
unclemaddios.com
Price: $10-$20
The Vortex Bar & Grill
Food: Burgers and bar food
438 Moreland Ave.
(404) 688-1828
www.thevortexbarandgrill.com
Price: $8-$15
Waffle House
Food: American, breakfast
2264 Cheshire Bridge Road NE
(404) 634-9414
www.wafflehouse.com
Price: $3-$8
Willy's Mexicana Grill
Food: Mexican
2074 N. Decatur Road
(404) 321-6060
www.willys.com
Price: $3-$8
Wingnuts
Food: American, wings
2088 Briarcliff Road NE
(404) 417-9990
www.atlantawingnuts.com
Price: $8-$15
Yoforia
Food: Frozen yogurt
1302 N. Highland Ave.
(404) 685-3747
www.yoforia.com
Price: $3-$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 75 responses

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Excellent
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 89 responses

  • 6% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 3% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 34% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 57% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.

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