AACR 2019 Restaurant Guide: Atlanta

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If you will be in Atlanta for AACR, save this list of the top-rated coffee shops, fast casual restaurants, and fine dining closest to the World Congress Center and nearby hotels. See you there!

Grab a Cup of Coffee

Starbucks: “Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.” There are two locations near the Georgia World Congress Center.

  • Rating: 3.5
  • 267 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Located inside Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
  • Hours: 6:30am – 8:00pm
  • Rating: 2.6
  • 190 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside CNN Center
  • Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 5:30am – 9:00pm; Sat.-Sun. 6:30am – 8:00pm

Dunkin’ Donuts: “Long-running chain serving signature donuts, breakfast sandwiches & a variety of coffee drinks.”

  • Rating: 3.4
  • 190 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside CNN Center
  • Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 5:30am – 8:00pm; Sat. 6:00am – 8:00pm; Sun. 8:00am – 8:00pm

Morsels Coffee & More: “Conveniently located in the North Tower, Morsel’s offers a fresh selection of Peet’s Coffee and Tea and quick snacks to jump-start your day.”

  • Rating: 2.1
  • 100 CNN Center NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
  • Hours: Open daily at 6:00am

Enjoy a Quick Meal

China Breeze: “A variety of Chinese meals served daily from the CNN Center food court.”

  • Rating: 5.0
  • 190 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside CNN Center
  • Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Kwan’s Deli and Korean Kitchen: “This casual corner shop offers American breakfasts, deli sandwiches & salads, plus Korean dishes.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 267 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:30am – 9:30pm

Twin Smokers BBQ: “Counter-serve joint offers house-smoked Southern pulled pork, chicken & Texas-style brisket & ribs.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Hours: 11:30am – 9:00pm

Chick-fil-A: “Fast-food chain serving chicken sandwiches, strips & nuggets along with salads & sides.” There are three locations near the Georgia World Congress Center.

  • Rating: 4.0
  • 256 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat.. 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Rating: 3.3
  • 1 CNN Center NW, Suite 224, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside CNN Center
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat.. 7:30am – 8:00pm
  • Rating: 3.0
  • 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Located inside Georgia World Congress Center
  • Hours: Tues. 6:30am – 10:00pm

BurgerFi: “Stylish, eco-minded chain serving grass-fed beef burgers, plus hot dogs, craft beer & wine.”

  • Rating: 3.9
  • 1 CNN Center NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside CNN Center
  • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00am – 8:00pm; Sat.-Sun. 10:00am – 8:00pm

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill: “Mexican fast-food chain featuring fish tacos, burritos, quesadillas & other Baja-inspired entrees.”

  • Rating: 3.7
  • 250 Park Ave. W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 10:30am – 8:00pm; Fri.-Sat. 10:30am – 9:00pm

Subway: “Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.”

  • Rating: 3.4
  • 150 Park Ave. W, Space #4, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Hours: 7:00am – 9:00pm
  • Rating: 3.0
  • 1 CNN Center NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside CNN Center
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00am – 9:30pm; Sun. 8:00am – 8:00pm

Sit Down and Unwind

Der Biergarten: “Pretzels & other traditional German eats draw a crowd to this spacious beer garden & restaurant.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Hours: Mon. 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Tues.-Thurs. 5:00pm – 10:00pm; Fri. 5:00pm – 12:00am; Sat. 12:00pm – 12:00am; Mon. 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria: “Downtown warehouse-type space where a coal-burning oven turns out crispy pies.”

  • Rating: 4.3
  • 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11:00am – 9:00pm; Fri.-Sat. 11:00am – 11:00pm

Glenn’s Kitchen: “Seasonal American comfort food & cocktails in a casual but sophisticated space at the Glenn Hotel.”

  • Rating: 4.3
  • 110 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside Glenn Hotel
  • Hours: Varied hours. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Park Bar: “Convivial, exposed-brick hangout featuring elevated pub fare, bourbon & craft beer.”

  • Rating: 4.3
  • 150 Walton St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am – 12:00am; Fri.-Sat. 11:30am – 1:00am; Sun. 12:00pm – 12:00am

Sky Lounge: “City views & craft cocktails are the draw to this chic, covered outdoor lounge atop the Glenn Hotel.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 110 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside Glenn Hotel
  • Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 6:00pm – 11:00pm; Fri.-Sat. 6:00pm – 1:00am; Sun. 6:00pm – 10:00pm

STATS Brewpub: “Huge sports bar with high-def TVs, built-in beer taps at the tables & pub grub.”

  • Rating: 4.1
  • 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:00am – 11:00pm; Fri.-Sat. 11:00am – 1:00am; Sun. 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: “Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting.”

  • Rating: 4.1
  • 267 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Located inside Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
  • Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks: “Upscale steak & seafood chain known for its clubby environs & happy hour.”

  • Rating: 3.9
  • 190 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:00am – 10:00pm; Sun. 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Prime Meridian: “An American menu is served in an upscale space with an open kitchen in the Omni Hotel’s South Tower.”

  • Rating: 3.8
  • 100 CNN Center NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Located inside Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
  • Hours: Varied hours. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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