1184 Concord Road SE #1, Smyrna, GA 30080
This fourth-generation family run bakery has been a Smyrna staple since 1947. They specialize in custom-made cakes, wedding cakes, cookies, pies and pastries. Their signature buttercream icing and strawberry dream cake will definitely have you coming back for more! They now serve sandwiches, paninis and deli wraps for lunch.
JIM ‘N NICK’S B-B-Q
4574 S. Cobb Drive SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
If you’re looking for some down-home, Southern-style barbecue with all the trimmings; this is the place! Enjoy slow-cooked brisket, chicken, pork and ribs slathered in their signature barbecue sauces. And don’t forget the cheese biscuits—as if that were a possibility!
Runner-up: Heirloom Market BBQ
ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE
4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, GA 30339
Tempt your taste buds with any of their Southern-inspired gourmet omelets, specialty pancakes or waffles. Hop on over to the brunch menu and choose a hand-pressed burger, sandwich or salad creation. Be sure to check out their exquisite signature cocktails!
Runner-up: South City Kitchen
4500 West Village Place, Smyrna, GA 30080
This is a no-frills burger joint that specializes in handcrafted, made-to-order burgers, hot dogs and fresh-cut fries. They have added handspun milkshakes to the menu which include all the free mix-ins you want! Be sure to grab yourself a handful of peanuts while you wait for your food—they’re free too!
Runner-up: Grub Burger Bar
ELEANOR’S – MUSS AND TURNER’S
1675 Cumberland Parkway SE #309, Smyrna, GA 30080
Open up the door that resembles a walk-in cooler, and you will find yourself meandering through the secret passageway that is behind Muss & Turners. Eleanor’s specialty cocktails, draft beers and wines just seem to taste a little bit better knowing that you have a secret to keep! Not all of Muss & Turner’s patrons know about the secret door that leads to Eleanor’s.
Runner-up: Marlow’s Tavern
4199 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
One of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants for fine dining. Tucked away alongside the Chattahoochee River bank and enhanced with world-class manicured lawn and gardens. The chef’s hickory grilled steak will melt in your mouth.
Runner-up: Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill
BEST LATIN CUISINE
4480 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080
This family owned Mexican restaurant has been a Smyrna favorite for more than 15 years. Casual Mexican dining for the whole family—they serve tacos, fajitas, burritos and all your favorite authentic Mexican dishes, including margaritas!
Runner-up: Cielo Blue Mexican Grill & Cantina
BEST AISIAN CUISINE
2921 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
First of all, you can’t miss it! The restaurant is situated in an old silver train car located just inside of Vinings near the railroad tracks. They feature three distinctive dining rooms and cuisines, which include Chinese, hibachi and sushi. Definitely worth the visit for the unique dining experience alone.
Runner-up: Top Spice Thai & Malaysian Cuisine
2921 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
Winner of two categories, it’s clear Orient Express is a favorite among Vinings Lifestyle readers. This eclectic restaurant features hand-crafted sushi made fresh to order every day.
Runner-up: Kuroshio Sushi Bar and Grille
BLUE MOON PIZZA
4600 W. Village Place, Smyrna, GA 30080
Casual doesn’t have to be ordinary, and their pizzas are anything but ordinary! Choose from one of their specialty pizzas or create your own. They now offer gluten-free menu options.
Runner-up: Mellow Mushroom
BEST TAVERN/ SPORTS BAR
2355 Cumberland Parkway #10, Atlanta, GA 30339
Guests can enjoy large cozy booths, spacious patio seating or a great seat at the bar and watch the game.
Runner-up: McCray’s Tavern
2830 Windy Hill Road, Marietta, GA 30067
This oversized, shanty themed restaurant chain is always jampacked, which tells us Vinings Lifestyle readers really enjoy their seafood with a little Louisiana flair. Fresh ingredients, signature dishes, huge portions and a fun, festive atmosphere are what to expect when visiting.
Runner-up: C & S Seafood & Oyster Bar
BEST COFFEE SHOP
REV COFFEE ROASTERS
1680-B Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080
Located in a converted auto garage, this neighborhood coffeehouse has a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy freshly roasted coffee beans brewed just right.
Runner-up: Starbucks – West Village
THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY
1609 Cumberland Mall SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
The Cheesecake Factory takes the cake among Vinings Lifestyle readers in the Best Dessert category. Their signature cheesecakes and specialty desserts will have you doing a little happy dance!
Runner-up: McEntyre’s Bakery
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
PORCH LIGHT LATIN KITCHEN
300 Village Green Circle SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
Chef Andre Gomez has taken Smyrna by storm, preparing authentic dishes inspired from his Puerto Rican and Argentine heritage. The choripan with chimichurri is some of the best I’ve ever tasted! And that’s a big deal since my hubby and family are from Buenos Aires, Argentina! Be sure to make a reservation because this place stays packed.
Runner-up: Bonefish Grill