Best of ATL Rush Hour Restaurants

Best of ATL Rush Hour Restaurants

Ever have a meeting that could have been an email run late? One coworker, who stopped by at the end of the day to chat, just be a little too chatty? As many of us know, here in Atlanta being five minutes late can mean an extra hour getting through ‘Spaghetti Junction’. For those days, we have the best places near where 85 and 285 meet to hide from ‘rush hour’ and unwind from your day.

Food Terminal 

Located at 5000 Buford Highway in Chamblee, Food Terminal is offering hip Malaysian street cuisine in a full-service restaurant. Striving to mimic the Malaysian Farmers Market, it is warehouse-esq with bright colorful lights and decor. The menu encompasses all that is Malaysian culture including its inspiration of India and China mixed into their local culture. Their travel magazine style menu with mouth-watering photos makes ordering food a breeze, and well worth the visit.                                                                              

The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant 

This American Eatery is a Veteran owned and operated oasis hidden away where you can relax, eat amazing foods while watching the planes take off and land. Located at the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport, the WWII style restaurant impresses those who have ventured down the road toward the airport. True to their roots there is a tribute to veterans and their menu a tribute to all things south of the Mason Dixon with homecooked dishes the specialty, all paired with a good time on the hopping dance floor make this a fantastic find.

 Teela Taqueria 

A trendy Mexican restaurant offering their take on Nuevo or Fusion Mex style food also offers traditional taco combinations along with a flair for new flavors in their ‘Tacos with a twist’. Tucked away, in a plaza on Sandy Springs Place, in Sandy Springs;  Teela Taqueria is a fun atmosphere with colorful Murals that tie the new age decor together. Their patio is a perfect place to enjoy the warm weather, with your favorite dish and drink. Boasting a large shared parking lot and plenty of room for groups, it is an exceptional place to relax.

Shoya Izakaya 

A Japanese Pub, located at 6035 Peachtree Road in Doraville has a mouthwatering blend of Tapas, Ramen and Sushi all offered through an open kitchen. The sushi bar is stocked with fresh seafood, with each order being prepared within view of a seat at the counter. A large paper lantern in the ceiling, lends light to wooden booths tucked away in the nooks and crannies are intimate and comfortable. Shoya is a great place for groups of foodies to meet and push the boundaries of their pallet with its almost seven-page menu.

 Little Cuba

True to its namesake, Little Cuba on Chamblee Tucker Road in Chamblee offers authentic Cuban cuisine in a casual but vibrant setting. The bright red of the walls serves as a perfect backdrop for cultural nick nacks and trinkets. Their menu is as authentic as it gets, with all the flavors and love one would expect if their Abuelita were in the kitchen herself. They are known for being group and family friendly, and very prompt with their service.

 Cafeteria Boricua

A little further out in Norcross but, a perfect place for those traveling through, Cafeteria Boricua is a place straight from the island. Their menu has every staple you need to try if you want a real Puerto Rico food tour. They make all of their desserts and loaves of bread fresh daily and carry many specialties you cannot typically find when not in P.R. While Seating is limited, the community feel of this place cannot be found in any other bakery in Atlanta.


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