Bobby Dodd Stadium is nestled in the heart of university faculties & student life. Just north of the city centre restaurant options are robust however you want to make sure you pick a gem for that pre or post game meal. Our picks are;
Altana might not be the first place in the world that you would expect to find an incredible Caribbean restaurant – but Negril Village is serving up the cuisine with great gusto! There is a fantastic atmosphere to the place with plenty of live music and strong rum punch making the night seem extra special. The food there is delectable as well with simple sounding dishes such as Empanadas and Jerk Chicken being elevated to a high standard.
Just a few minutes’ walk away from Bobby Dodd Stadium is the fantastic Italian restaurant Ecco. If you are in the mood for a wonderful Italian, then this really is the place to go. With fresh Charcuterie, excellent cheeses and large entrées all for fairly affordable prices you really can’t go wrong. The high standard of food is mirrored by the service and the staff take their professionalism to the next level, ensuring that your night is one to remember. Make sure to try the Olive Oil Ice Cream for dessert!
Staying with the Italian theme, Baraonda is another restaurant that takes this superficially simple cuisine and turns into delightful dishes. This authentic place is a great venue to enjoy a romantic dinner as well as a group dinner after a game – tucking into a feast of pasta and pizza. With specialties like Veal Chop and Boar Sausage Pasta gracing the menu, you can choose to eat in the restaurant itself – or enjoy the balmy Georgia evening and dine out on the patio.
One of Atlanta’s best restaurants is conveniently a little over half a mile away from Georgia Tech’s Stadium – so make sure to book a table at Marlow’s Tavern and enjoy a smashing night out and meal. As well as an impressively stocked bar with a large range of beers and other drinks – the restaurant is a perfect place to celebrate a Georgia Tech Victory or to commiserate a Yellow Jacket’s loss. As well as higher end dishes such as Salmon and Asparagus Fries, the restaurant also specialises in elevated Cajun Classics with Shrimp and Grits or the Jambalaya being fan favourites.
Aviva by Kameel
If you are up for venturing a little further away from the stadium and deeper into Atlanta – you must head towards Aviva by Kameel. You really won’t be disappointed. The Lebanese and Mediterranean food on offer here is, simply put, magical. Your experience starts with a famously friendly welcome to the restaurant – with the staff genuinely interested about you. The food on sale here is healthily guilt free, yet the sauces and flavours make you feel like you are indulging! With delicious falafel, shawarma dishes – loaded with hummus, as well as rosemary chicken and succulent lamb all on offer – you will be hard pressed with your choices. Luckily the low prices enable you to try more than one item!
Image: Marlow’s Tavern