Top 10 Restaurants in Woodstock

Top 10 Restaurants in Woodstock

Top 10 Restaurants in Woodstock

I have lived in Woodstock since I was six years old, and over the last 20 years, it has quickly become one of the coolest places to be. The outlets are here now, and new neighborhoods are being built all the time. One of the best areas to hang out is in Downtown Woodstock with its awesome collection of stores and restaurants. If you’re thinking of visiting Woodstock for the day, or even if you already live there, check out this list of awesome restaurants in Woodstock!

Freight Kitchen and Tap, one of the top restaurants in WoodstockFreight Kitchen & Tap

Located in Downtown Woodstock’s Historic Train Depot. Named as the best lunch in Woodstock by Family Life Publications. The philosophy here is, “EAT. DRINK. LOCAL.” Main ingredients are locally sourced, and the menu changes seasonally. There is also a rotating selection of local craft beers. Chef Bobby King takes a “southern approach to braises, burgers, and sauces.” Open for lunch and dinner daily as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.  Make sure to check out this local hotspot the next time you’re in town!

Rootstock & Vine, one of the top restaurants in WoodstockRootstock & Vine

Love wine? Then be sure to go to one of the newest restaurants in Woodstock! Rootstock & Vine is a wine and tapas bar that serves incredible drinks and food. The wine served comes from “family owned, mostly organic vineyards.” Onsite Wine Director and Sommelier Taurean is highly knowledgeable and incredibly enthusiastic about his job, and Head Chef Todd Webster serves awesome tapas and desserts. There is even a rooftop deck! A perfect way to spend an evening!

Century House Tavern, one of the top restaurants in WoodstockCentury House Tavern

Located in Downtown Woodstock inside the historic Hubbard house. Executive Chef Daniel Porubiansky, the former executive chef for Atlanta’s Chulio group, has experience in German and French kitchens and relationships with local farmers that are evident in the menu at Century House. The menu offers a variety of options, from burgers and fish & chips to Jack & Coke glazed pork belly. There are also several meat and cheese options allowing for the perfect appetizer. Check out this awesome piece of Woodstock history!

Semper Fi Bar & GrilleSemper Fi Bar & Grille, one of the top restaurants in Woodstock

“For veterans, by veterans.” Semper Fi was founded in 2015 by Marine veterans Ralph and Carrie Roeger and is another one of the top restaurants in Woodstock. Military regalia and memorabilia decorate the walls, and awesome American classics are served here. Best known for their burgers, there are 13 different burger options on the menu! There’s the “Always Loyal,” a classic cheeseburger, and there are also more unique options like the “K-Bay,” which has pineapple, Swiss cheese, and a teriyaki glaze. Stop in to honor local veterans and first responders and enjoy some great food!

Salt Factory PubSalt Factory Pub, one of the top restaurants in Woodstock

Located in Downtown Woodstock, Salt Factory was modeled after pubs in the English countryside. Classic U.K. favorites such as shepherd’s pie and fish & chips are featured on the menu, but Salt also offers a selection of oysters that can either be served raw, chargrilled or simply grilled. Salt has a huge beer selection and serves several local beers, including Sweetwater 420 and Reformation Cadence. Whether you want to come in for a beer or sit down for a meal, Salt Factory has something for everyone!

Reel SeafoodReel Seafood, one of the top restaurants in Woodstock

Located in Downtown Woodstock. Chef David Silverman said that “Reel is a chef-driven, fresh seafood concept, with an emphasis on fresh fish.” Oysters are served on the half-shell, making for the perfect appetizer. A wide variety of seafood entrees, such as pan-seared scallops, are available. If you’re wanting something else, other options are available such as a half roasted chicken and a coffee-crusted ribeye. In addition to serving lunch and dinner daily, Reel also offers brunch on Sundays. Come check out this awesome seafood place!

Tuscany Italian Restaurant, one of the top restaurants in WoodstockTuscany Italian Restaurant

Voted by Townelaker Magazine as the Best of the Best Italian Restaurant every year from 2007 – 2013! The romantic atmosphere is perfect for date night. At Tuscany, their dishes are “the best of all Mediterranean food.” Health and nutrition are extremely important at Tuscany, and many of the dishes are mainly vegetables or seafood. Don’t worry, though. There are still classics like chicken parmesan and fettuccine alfredo! Whether you’re with family or that special someone, Tuscany is definitely a great choice.

Ipp's Pastaria and Bar, one of the top restaurants in WoodstockIpp’s Pastaria and Bar

Located in Downtown Woodstock. Owned by the Ippolito family who also owns Ippolito’s. If you’ve been to one of the five Ippolito’s locations throughout Metro Atlanta, then you definitely understand how great their food is! If you’re a pizza lover, then this is one of the best restaurants in Woodstock to go to! Create your own or choose one of the awesome menu options. There are also Italian classics on the menu like manicotti and baked ziti. One of the best things on the menu, the garlic rolls, are on the house when you dine in!

Pure Taqueria, one of the top restaurants in WoodstockPure Taqueria

Located in Downtown Woodstock. The Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote that eating at Pure “feels like a day at a Mexican beach . . . all is right with the world.” This brightly colored industrial space is such a fun atmosphere for some awesome Mexican food and cocktails! The menu is filled with Mexican classics, including 6 different kinds of tacos and over 10 different kinds of margaritas. Rooftop seating is also available, which makes for a perfect night out as the warm weather approaches.

El Ranchero, one of the top restaurants in WoodstockEl Ranchero

Located in Towne Lake. El Ranchero is a Woodstock classic. Affectionately referred to as El Ran, this Mexican restaurant is the place to go for authentic Mexican dishes at very affordable prices. Being able to get 3 tacos for less than $5 is always a great deal! El Ranchero has a full bar, so you can get a margarita or a Dos Equis to enjoy with your meal. Thursday night is mariachi night, complete with a full mariachi band to serenade you while you dine. Enjoy this awesome local favorite the next time you’re in town!


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Emily earned her M.A. in English from Arizona State University in 2017, and her preferred area of concentration is British literature. Her hobbies include reading, baking, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog.


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