Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Where to eat at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Traveling -- especially around the holidays -- isn't for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. You'll need proper sustenance to fight the crowds and TSA -- good thing there are plenty of spots in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to grab a bite.

Let's break it down by concourse:

Concourse T (as in Tango)

Atlanta Stillhouse (T13): This Jim Beam-sponsored bar serves more than 30 kinds of Kentucky bourbon.

7 a.m.-10 p.m. 404-762-1577

Goldberg's Bagel Company & Deli (T12 and A16): Chow down on bagels with choice of cream cheese, deli sandwiches and more.

5 a.m.-9 p.m. 404-762-1577, goldbergbagel.com

Grindhouse Killer Burgers (T11 and D32): This Atlanta institution -- which also has locations in Decatur , Piedmont Avenue, Sweet Auburn Market and Athens -- serves up a variety of turkey and hamburgers, sweet potato fries and shakes.

Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. 404-762-1577, grindhouseburgers.com

Papi's Caribbean Cafe (T8): Enjoy Cuban favorites including roast pork, tostones, beans and rice and a variety of sandwiches.

Open 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 404-767-2759, papisgrill.com

Other options: Jamba Juice, Subway, TGI Fridays, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Argo Tea & Cafe, Bojangles, Corner Bakery Cafe

 

Concourse A (as in Alpha)

Atlanta Hawks Bar and Grill (A33): Wash down standard bar food with a variety of cocktails while cheering on your favorite sports teams.

6 a.m.-10 p.m. 404-382-2196

LowCountry New Southern Cuisine (A Centerpoint): With a menu designed by local celebrity chef G. Garvin, LowCountry offers up a rotating list of Southern staples including fried steak and gravy, catfish po'boy sandwiches, burgers and a variety of sides.

6 a.m.-11 p.m. 404-382-2592, lowcountry-restaurants.com/

Piece of Cake (A Centerpoint): Atlanta bakery Piece of Cake offers travelers something sweet by way of a variety of cakes and cupcakes.

7 a.m.-10 p.m. 678-265-8311, pieceofcakeinc.com/

TAP (A3): The Midtown restaurant's airport location features upscale pub food including fried chicken and burgers, as well as craft beers and cocktails.

7 a.m.-10 p.m. 678-265-8311, tapat1180.com/home.php

Varasano's Pizzeria (A Centerpoint): The Buckhead pizzeria's airport location offers up a variety of its thin-crust locations, salads and several beers at its bar.

7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 678-265-8311, varasanos.com/

Other options: Asian Chao, Atlanta Bread and Bar, Boar's Head Deli, Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries, Brioche Doree Cafe Bakery, Caribou Coffee, Cat Cora's Kitchen, Chick-Fil-A, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Freshens, Goldberg's Bagels, Gordon Biersch, Great Wraps, McDonald's, P.F. Chang's, Pinkberry, Qdoba Mexican Grill

 

Just Veggin' sandwich and a Dolce Vitta fruit cup from LottaFrutta. (Becky Stein/SPECIAL)

Concourse B (as in Bravo)

Cafe Intermezzo (B Centerpoint): Dig into coffee drinks, sandwiches, desserts and more.

6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Fresh to Order (B Centerpoint): The Atlanta-based chain serves up healthy options including salads and sandwiches.

7 a.m.-10 p.m. 404-767-9487, freshtoorder.com

Lotta Frutta (B23): Get a taste of the Caribbean with tropical fruit cups, sandwiches and salads from this spot that also has an Old Fourth Ward location.

6 a.m.-10 p.m. 404-761-4349, lottafrutta.com

Paschal's (B Centerpoint):

This Atlanta classic -- which also has a location in Castleberry Hill -- offers up Southern classics including fried and baked chicken and a variety of Southern sides.

6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 404-767-0632

Other options: Asian Chao, Cafe Tazza, Coffee Beanery, Dos Equis Explorers Lounge, Dunkin Donuts, Fly Burger, Freshens, Popeye's, Samuel Adams Bar, TGI Friday's, Willy's Mexican Grill

 

El Taco's nachos

Concourse C (as in Charlie)

Sweet Georgia Juke Joint (c42): Partake in a twist on Southern food with a variety of sandwiches, fried chicken, fish and other items.

6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., 404-763-9196

The Original El Taco (c14 and Concourse F Mezzanine):

Get in on some Tex-Mex with tacos, quesadillas, burritos and other Mexican specialties.

9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 404-768-0477

The Pecan Bar (C4):

The restaurant's College Park location might have closed, but The Pecan Bar at Hartsfield-Jackson is still serving up Southern classics including crab cakes and shrimp pecan salad.

6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

The Varsity (C21 and F): Atlanta is inextricably linked with The Varsity, which offers up burgers, hot dogs and the famous Frosted Orange.

5 a.m.-11 p.m.

Other options: Atlanta Bread Company, Baja Fresh, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Charley's Philly Steaks, Chick-fil-A, Famous Famiglia Pizzeria, Five Guys, Fresh Healthy Cafe, Jersey Mike's Subs, Links Grill, Longhorn Steakhouse, Pino Gelato, Starbucks, Umaizushi

 

Concourse D (as in Delta)

40/40 Bar (D Centerpoint): The sports bar and lounge -- which offers a variety of cocktails -- is owned by rapper Jay-Z.

7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 404-762-1577

Atlanta Braves All-Star Grill (D8): Cheer on the Braves -- and other teams -- with a beer and pub food including burgers, tacos and flatbreads.

6 a.m.-11 p.m. 404-305-8001

Chicken + Beer: Jay-Z isn't the only rapper in the airport restaurant and bar game -- Ludacris recently opened his Chicken + Beer concept , which serves up dishes including chicken and waffles, battered catfish, sandwiches and salads.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill (D Centerpoint): The Mediterranean concept features dishes including cold chicken laffa, Greek salad and a hummus snack tray.

5 a.m.-10:30 p.m., 404-762-1577

Mustard Seed BBQ (D23): The barbecue joint serves up barbecue sandwiches and sides.

9 a.m.-11 p.m. 404-254-0658

Terrapin Brewery (D Centerpoint):

This tap room offers pours from Athens-based Terrapin Brewery as well as food, and also functions as a smoking lounge.

6 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 404-762-1577

Other options: Auntie Annie's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Fab Yo, Famous Famiglia, Five Guys, Food Network Kitchen, Freshens, Harvest & Grounds, Phillip's Seafood, Popeye's.

 

Concourse E (as in Echo):

One Flew South: Recognized as a James Beard Award semifinalist for outstanding service in 2014 and 2015, this much-lauded spot serves upscale cuisine including sushi, sandwiches and entrees including miso BBQ ribeye and salmon hot pot.

11 a.m.-10 p.m. 404-816-3464, oneflewsouthatl.com

Sojourner's Cafe: A farm-t0-table concept serving new American cuisine including burgers and gumbo, as well as craft beer.

8 a.m.-10 p.m. 404-767-5456

Other options: Arby's, Blue Moon Brewhouse, Caribou Coffee, Freshens, McDonald's, Nathan's, Nature's Table, Panda Express, Qdoba Mexican Grill, TGI Friday's, Villa Pizza

 

Concourse F (as in Foxtrot):

Ecco (F Mezzanine): A European-style menu includes panini, pizzas, pastas and meat and cheese boards.

10:00 a.m.-10 p.m. 404-768-1999

Jekyll Island Seafood Company (F Centerpoint): Get a taste of the Georgia coast with a variety of seafood options.

9 a.m.-11 p.m. 404-209-9079

Other options: French Meadow Bakery, Lorena Garcia Tapas, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Starbucks, The Original El Taco, The Pecan Bistro, The Varsity

 

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