OTP Dining: 3 of the best restaurants to eat lunch in downtown Alpharetta

There is no shortage of lunch options in Alpharetta, yet the historic downtown area offers interesting dining for a variety of palates. Here are three Alpharetta eateries that are quickly becoming neighborhood favorites.

Ceviche Taqueria & Margarita Bar

The recently opened second location of Ceviche Taqueria & Margarita Bar is a welcome addition to the downtown Alpharetta lunch scene. The restaurant’s interior offers ample space and a laid-back ambiance to grab some tacos, enchiladas, and, of course, ceviche, among other Mexican dishes. Its ample menu also features plenty of appetizers, from chorizo queso dip to fried plantains, as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and signature dishes like chicken tostadas. In the mood for a liquid lunch?  The Hott & Skinny or the Silver Fox are two margaritas to mull over. You know you want one. 42 Milton Ave., Alpharetta, 770-777-0230, cevichetaqueria.com.

Crust Pasta & Pizzeria

Nosh on modern Italian cuisine with a local twist at Alpharetta’s Crust Pasta & Pizzeria. The inviting restaurant exudes a warm Tuscan farmhouse feel and makes for a casual lunch with options ranging from antipasti like “arancini di roso” or fried risotto, salads, , pastas, “crustwiches” (sandwiches made out of pizza crust) and custom-made pizza-by-the-slice. Bonus: the restaurant offers a gluten-free pizza dough option, too. 131 S. Main St., Alpharetta, 770-777-6789, crust-pizzeria.com.

Salt Factory Pub

With multiple locations across metro-Atlanta, Salt Factory Pub’s Alpharetta outpost offers an expansive outdoor seating area, with a bocce ball court to boot, to take advantage of warm weather. The gastropub serves American comfort foods (think: chicken pot pie, burgers, fish and chips) with international influences. The fare is designed to complement Salt Factory Pub’s impressive roster of beer, boasting more than 50 different draft and bottled brews. 102 S. Main St., Alpharetta, 770-752-1888, saltfactoryalpharetta.fhfoodtradinggroup.com.

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Ligaya Figueras
Ligaya Figueras
Ligaya Figueras joined the AJC as its food and dining editor in 2015.
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