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20 Fun First-Date Restaurants
Alfredo's is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

1. Alfredo's

1989 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
Italian Restaurant · Morningside - Lenox Park · 24 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Push past Alfredo's squat, square, intimidating facade to the welcoming atmosphere where the waiters are enthusiastic and the eggplant parmigiana is the real Italian deal. Read more.

Ammazza is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

2. Ammazza

8.9
591 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA
Pizza Place · Old Fourth Ward · 74 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Bright acidity from a side of Ammazza's tomato sauce, served hot, serves to balance the gooey richness. Read more.

Augustine's is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

3. Augustine's

7.4
327 Memorial Dr SE (Grant St), Atlanta, GA
Pub · Grant Park · 74 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: A neighborhood favorite for its vast beer selection, laid-back atmosphere, and oh-so-sweet menu offerings, including the short rib grilled cheese and pimento cheese BLT sandwiches.

Brick Store Pub is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

4. Brick Store Pub

9.2
125 E Court Sq (at E Ponce De Leon Ave), Decatur, GA
Gastropub · Downtown Decatur · 242 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: The menu’s beer descriptions are humorous and approachable. The service is so friendly, no one will look you askance if you simply order a bottle of Sweetwater 420.

The Colonnade Restaurant is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

5. The Colonnade Restaurant

8.0
1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE (Wellbourne Dr. NE), Atlanta, GA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Morningside - Lenox Park · 79 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: The fried chicken is the go-to order for generations of Atlantans. When you're looking for the dining equivalent of a comfortable old friend, visit the Colonnade.

Cooks & Soldiers is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

6. Cooks & Soldiers

8.5
691 14th St NW (Howell Mill Rd NW), Atlanta, GA
Spanish Restaurant · 43 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: The menu consists of smaller, tapas-style dishes and larger racciones, created by Landon Thompson, from the restaurant group's other outpost, the Iberian Pig.

FLiP Burger Boutique is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

7. FLiP Burger Boutique

664 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Burger Joint · Poncey-Highland · 26 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Menu stars include a pate melt that pairs veal and pork pate with swiss cheese, mustard and puckery cornichons. Rooftop patio doesn't offer the best city views, but who doesn't like dining on a roof?

Gunshow is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

8. Gunshow

9.1
924 Garrett St SE Ste C, Atlanta, GA
Restaurant · Ormewood Park · 55 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Chef Kevin Gillespie’s dim sum-style restaurant in Glenwood Park serves rustic, New American cuisine from carts and trays making their way around the dining room.

Highland Tap is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

9. Highland Tap

7.8
1026 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Pub · Virginia Highland · 42 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: This subterranean restaurant billing itself as Virginia-Highland's oldest steakhouse has churned out some of Atlanta's best martinis (they come with a "sidecar" — a little extra shot of booze).

Joystick Gamebar is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

10. Joystick Gamebar

8.5
427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA
Arcade · Sweet Auburn · 46 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: An arcade for grown-ups in Old Fourth Ward. Joystick Gamebar features lively bar bites (via its innovative Kitchen Incubation Program), creative cocktails, and a collection of vintage games.

Ormsby's is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

11. Ormsby's

8.5
1170 Howell Mill Rd NW (at 14th St.), Atlanta, GA
Bar · 172 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Ormsby's is a favorite of locals looking for an extensive craft beer list and a unique gastropub menu. There's also a downstairs game room with bocce ball, shuffleboard, billiards and more.

Polaris is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

12. Polaris

8.0
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
New American Restaurant · Downtown Atlanta · 16 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Polaris sits atop the Hyatt Regency and makes a 360 degree rotation every 45 min. Executive Chef Martin Pfefferkorn serves a menu influenced by Southern cuisine, and guests may enjoy the sky-high bar.

Ration and Dram is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

13. Ration and Dram

7.9
130 Arizona Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
American Restaurant · Edgewood · 34 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: This neighborhood spot welcomes adults, parents, and children to enjoy southern dishes for dinner and its weekend brunch with house-made sodas, teas, and other boozy and non-boozy beverages.

Shoya Izakaya is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

14. Shoya Izakaya

8.5
6035 Peachtree Rd #A101 (General Motors Dr), Doraville, GA
Japanese Restaurant · 76 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Shoya's encyclopedic menu, spread over seven crowded pages, will send you into a rapture of excitement or cripple you with indecision. Dishes tend to be surprising. Order away and see what shows up.

Spondivits is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

15. Spondivits

7.8
1219 Virginia Ave, East Point, GA
Seafood Restaurant · 134 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: This boisterous, no-frills seafood shack has a wrap-around bar and outdoor seating. The draw here is the steamed shrimp and lobster sold by the pound in aluminum bucket with tangy beer butter.

Superica is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

16. Superica

9.1
99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA
Mexican Restaurant · Inman Park · 65 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Ford Fry's intown Tex-Mex eatery serves Austin, Texas-influenced fare cooked partly on wood-burning grills. Superica offers an indoor/outdoor patio with a bar and stage for live music.

Tap: A Gastropub is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

17. Tap: A Gastropub

1180 Peachtree St NE (at 14th St), Atlanta, GA
Gastropub · Midtown · 113 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Atlanta gastropub in the heart of Midtown, across from Colony Square and near the Woodruff Arts Center. Its patio overlooks the bustling corner of Peachtree and 14th streets.

Twain's Brewpub & Billiards is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

18. Twain's Brewpub & Billiards

8.0
211 E Trinity Pl (at Church St.), Decatur, GA
Brewery · Downtown Decatur · 100 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Excellent pool tables (and other games), big-screen TVs, some of the best bar food in Atlanta; a true local brewpub. Besides brewing its own beer, Twain's also features a sturdy kitchen.

Two Urban Licks is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

19. Two Urban Licks

8.8
820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA
American Restaurant · Poncey-Highland · 239 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: The cinematic chaos and glamour draws a decibel-shattering crowd eager for rambunctious dining and willing to sit out the long wait just for the youthful exuberance that fills the restaurant.

Victory Sandwich Bar is one of 20 Fun First-Date Restaurants.

20. Victory Sandwich Bar

9.3
340 Church St (Sycamore), Decatur, GA
Sandwich Place · Downtown Decatur · 74 tips and reviews

Creative Loafing AtlantaCreative Loafing Atlanta: Victory Sandwich is a hip bar known for its Jack and Coke slushies, ping-pong table, and a selection of cheap-but-tasty little sandwiches (favorites are the Beast on Yeast and the Han Cholo).