Restaurants

BEST BAKERY

MCENTYRE’S BAKERY
1184 Concord Road SE #1, Smyrna, GA 30080
770.434.3115
McEntyresBakery.com

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.

Runner-up: Publix

BEST BARBECUE

JIM ‘N NICK’S B-B-Q
4574 S. Cobb Drive SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
678.556.0011
JimNNicks.com

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

BEST BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE
4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, GA 30339
770.384.0012
AnotherBrokenEgg.com

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

BEST BURGER

FIVE GUYS
4500 West Village Place, 
Smyrna, GA 30080
770.438.2380
FiveGuys.com

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

BEST COCKTAIL

ELEANOR’S – MUSS AND TURNER’S
1675 Cumberland Parkway SE #309, Smyrna, GA 30080
770.434.1114
MussAndTurners.com/Smyrna/Eleanors

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

BEST STEAKHOUSE

CANOE
4199 Paces Ferry Road SE, 
Atlanta, GA 30339
770.432.2663
CanoeATL.com

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

LOS BRAVOS
4480 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080
678.556.1934
LosBravosSmyrna.com

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

ORIENT EXPRESS
2921 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
770.438.8877

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

BEST SUSHI

ORIENT EXPRESS
2921 Paces Ferry Road SE, 
Atlanta, GA 30339
770.438.8877
OrientExpressATL.com

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

BEST PIZZA

BLUE MOON PIZZA
4600 W. Village Place, 
Smyrna, GA 30080
770.436.4446
BlueMoonPizza.com

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

MARLOW’S TAVERN
2355 Cumberland Parkway #10, Atlanta, GA 30339
770.432.2526
MarlowsTavern.com

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

BEST SEAFOOD

PAPPADEAUX 
SEAFOOD KITCHEN
2830 Windy Hill Road, Marietta, GA 30067
770.984.8899
Pappadeaux.com

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
770.573.4434
RevCoffee.com

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

BEST DESSERT

THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY
1609 Cumberland Mall SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
770.319.5515
TheCheesecakeFactory.com

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
678.309.9858
PorchLightLatinKitchen.com

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