Time to submit your nominations for AJC’s Best of Atlanta 2019

For the fourth year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is giving Atlantans the opportunity to do one of their favorite things−  give their two cents about the best Atlanta has to offer.

In previous years, our Best of Atlanta polls have run the gamut from the top radio hosts in the city to the best place for Mexican food. Each year proved, Atlantans care most about where they grub. For instance, the top 2018 topic was the best burger. Readers clicked on the winning burger more than 59,000, according to our Playbuzz poll data. In 2018, Moxie Burger, a locally-owned restaurant our of Roswell and Marietta, was voted as best burger. Burgers may be one of America's favorite things to eat on a bun, but Atlanta's unofficial signature food ranked high in its first appearance on the Best of Atlanta poll. Readers viewed the best wing winner more than 40,000 times, according to our Playbuzz data. A write-in nominee, Three Dollar Cafe, reigned supreme in the wing wars.

If you need a full refresher, check out all of the Best of Atlanta winners from 2018 here.

The 2019 nomination categories will represent more of the topics close to foodies hearts. We’ve added new topics like best biscuit and best doughnut. We also have a couple of new categories for the music and art lovers.

Next week we're starting voting off, with Best Gym/Fitness Center. Just in time for your new year's resolutions to work out more. 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. Send your nominations via email to stephanie.toone@ajc.com. Place the Best of Atlanta category in the subject line.

Vote. Every Monday starting Jan. 14 (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 ajc.com

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.

Here are all the 2019 voting options for Best of Atlanta:

Gym/fitness center

Underground music venue


First date spot

Atlanta dish under $10


ZIP code

Chinese food


Brunch dish

Spring festival


Tourist attraction

Happy hour

Mexican food





Music Festival


Family attraction

Ice Cream

Best barbecue

Farmers market

Late-night spot



Rooftop bar

Fried chicken

Food truck

Bowling alley


Atlanta chain

Coffee shop

Scenic hike

Fall festival

Dive bar


BUHI restaurant

Movie theater

Best volunteer project

Town square


Holiday activity

Read about our Best of Atlanta topics over the years here.

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