Time to submit your nominations for AJC’s Best of Atlanta 2018

Best of Atlanta is back in 2018! We’re in search of the top restaurants, entertainment options and charities.

You'll see some encores return for a second (or third) round, as well as some new faces. 

It's a new year and a new opportunity to shout from the rooftops what your favorite things to do, eat and enjoy are in Atlanta. If sharing is caring, then participating in the Best of Atlanta polls will give you good karma points for at least 365 days. 

Start daydreaming about your favorite bowls of mac 'n cheese, the most delicious pizza pies, decadent ice cream spots or your most chill zones for a great cup of coffee

Perhaps one of your 2018 resolutions was to adventure around our city in the most epic way possible. Here is a quick check-list of places to go: best tourist attractions,  lovely first date spotscoolest landmarks, top family destinations and hikes galore

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If you need a full refresher, check out all of the Best of Atlanta winners from 2017 here. Over 121,588 voters can't be wrong. 

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Next week we will kick off our voting for the year with a brand new category: Best Gym/Fitness Center. Good timing, we know. If you’d like to submit a write-in nominee, please email your pick to stephanie.toone@ajc.com.

Here’s how you can take part this year:

Nominate. We want you to let us know which businesses, landmarks and happenings should be named the best in Atlanta. Leave your nominations in the comments section and we’ll gather them up to create the final list of nominees for each category. 

Vote. Every Monday starting Jan. 15 (save for some major holidays), we’ll announce one new category and open up the polls for seven days. You can find the latest poll on accessatlanta.com or by liking AJCaccessATL on Facebook.

Share. Tell your best buds, co-workers, mom, dad and everyone in between to vote. When you share on social media, use the hashtag #AJCBestofATL.

Celebrate the winner. Winners are chosen 100 percent by reader votes. Each week’s winner will be revealed on Mondays, so make sure to check back every Monday in 2018 to vote for the newest category and see the latest winner.

•Here are the 2018 Best of Atlanta categories we want your input on:

Gym/fitness center

Mac and cheese

Dive bar

Sports talk radio personality 

First date spot

Atlanta dish under $10 

ZIP code

Best Chinese

Spring festival

Brunch dish

Tourist attraction


Dog Park


Movie Theater

Happy hour

Urban radio personality

Fried chicken


Music festival

Farmers market


Family attraction

Ice Cream



Late-night spot


Atlanta chain

Best sports fans 


Food truck


View of the city


Coffee shop


Fall festival

News talk radio personality



Local charity

Town square


Holiday activity

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