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7 Best Greek Restaurants in Atlanta

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Atlanta’s culinary scene offers a wide variety of dining experiences in the city’s center, where international flavors and Southern hospitality meet. This article celebrates the top restaurants that offer a taste of Greece to Atlanta, inviting you to delve into the rich and flavorful world of Greek cuisine. Restaurants that embody Greek culture through genuine food, friendly service, and a dedication to premium ingredients are abundant in Atlanta’s thriving culinary scene. With dishes like fragrant moussaka and classic souvlaki, these restaurants whisk patrons away to Greece’s sun-kissed vistas.


Kyma

3085 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
404-262-0702
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Kyma Atlanta
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One of the first things you need to know about Kyma is it’s a cashless restaurant with a strictly-enforced dress code. This upscale Greek restaurant caters to those who want their daily delivered, and prepared seafood served with a side of class. I had a good feeling about Kyma the moment I walked inside. The open and clean look, accented with Greek blue and white, creates an authentic atmosphere for eating good food. Kyma serves delicious beef and lamb, but the seafood and vegetarian options are where this restaurant shines. Make sure to order from their extensive wine list, and take advantage of half-priced wine on Sundays!


Cafe Agora

Multiple locations
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Cafe Agora Atlanta
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Cafe Agora sits within the Midtown neighborhood, close to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Georgia Institute of Technology. If you enjoy taking a nice walk after a good meal, I recommend checking out this Greek restaurant. There is a second location more north in the Buckhead neighborhood. This restaurant’s combo of natural brick walls and rugged paintings of Mediterranean scenes gives it a relaxing vibe that makes it easy to forget you’re in the middle of Atlanta. You’ll have a choice of Greek, Turkish, and other Mediterranean dishes here – and honestly, they all look so good it’s difficult to choose. Though it ultimately comes down to personal preferences, I recommend going with a kebab. They use a combo of sauces and seasonings that will have you going back for seconds.


Nick’s Food To Go

240 M.L.K. Jr Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
404-521-2220
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Nick's Food To Go Atlanta
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This Greek restaurant screams hole-in-the-wall, so you know it’s going to be good. Nick’s is located just outside Downtown, minutes away from the Coca-Cola Museum, Zoo Atlanta, and Centennial Park. This is a popular spot to grab a quick lunch, so be prepared if you plan to go during lunchtime. I recommend going with a simple meal of gyro and fries here. The meal may be a staple, but the way Nick’s prepares it is complexly delicious. The lamb gyro is served with a tzatziki sauce that will have you licking your fingers to ensure you don’t miss a drop.

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Taverna Plaka

2196 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
404-636-2284
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Taverna Plaka Atlanta
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Those wanting to mix their Greek food with fun and dancing can do so at Taverna Plaka. This restaurant features a large open interior, complemented by a large outdoor patio named the best in Atlanta by the newspaper Creative Loafing. Enjoy the night with their in-house DJ spinning Mediterranean-vibed hip hop and enjoying exotic belly dancers. You have to try Plaka’s Chicken Santorini. This baked chicken breast is cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and herbs, and the serving size will ensure you’re ready to drink and enjoy the nightlife.


Opa!

2196 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
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Opa! Gyros & Kabobs has an Atlanta address but is technically located just outside the city in the suburb of Duluth, minutes from the Chattahoochee River. The restaurant is part of a quiet shopping center off the main highway, providing a laid-back place to eat and convenient to travel. You can’t go wrong trying gyros and kabobs from a place that has them in its name, but this is a palace. I recommend going meatless and trying the falafel platter. This combo dish features chickpea and herb patties topped with hummus, tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese. You also have to try their Persian Rosewater Tea – which you can also purchase by gallon!


Aviva by Kameel Downtown

225 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
404-698-3600
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Aviva by Kameel Downtown Atlanta
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Aviva consistently sits at the top of nearly every list discussing the best restaurants in Atlanta. Not the best Greek restaurants, but all styles and flavors. The restaurants calling card is its commitment to quality and freshness of food. Chef Kameel also takes pride in never using butter but instead cooks exclusively with olive oil to maintain traditional Mediterranean flavor. Aviva’s menu is completely build-your-own. It features Mediterranean cuisine with higher-quality ingredients. You start by choosing what kind of platter you want (wrap, salad, etc.), select your protein from meat and vegetarian options, and then customize your meal to perfection with your choice of sauces and sides. Don’t forget to grab a piece of baklava for dessert!


Taste of Greece

715 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
404-343-4109

Taste of Greece Atlanta
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Taste of Greece is located in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown, just minutes from a wide variety of things to do before or after your meal. This restaurant serves an all-day breakfast menu in addition to its delicious Greek fare, making it a unique gem among the best Greek restaurants in Atlanta. You can’t go wrong with Taste of Greece’s delicious lamb burger, but if you’re going to eat somewhere that famously serves breakfast all day, I recommend giving that a go. Their Greek Skillet features a blend of gyro meat and feta cheese, combined with potatoes and veggies placed on top of three eggs.

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Why Trust Us?

When it comes to local restaurant recommendations, we pride ourselves on being a reliable and trustworthy resource. Our suggestions are not just based on our personal experiences, ensuring a more authentic and well-rounded perspective, but also on extensive online research. We diligently searched the internet and reviewed 5 credible sites and blogs, including Tripadvisor.com and Secretatlanta.co. 

We compiled all the findings in one location and sorted them by the frequency of mentions to ensure you receive top-notch recommendations. We strive to present you with a curated list of establishments that truly stand out, allowing you to enjoy the best dining experiences possible. 

Interested in the sources we consulted? Check out the list of all 5 sites we referenced below this paragraph, offering transparency and an opportunity for our readers to explore further. Our commitment is to deliver trustworthy and unparalleled recommendations, helping you make informed decisions on your culinary journeys.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g60898-c23-Atlanta_Georgia.html
https://secretatlanta.co/greek-restaurants-atlanta/
https://www.opentable.com/cuisine-in-metro/atlanta-restaurants/greek
https://kevsbest.com/best-greek-food-in-atlanta-ga/
https://foursquare.com/top-places/atlanta/best-places-greek-food

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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