Marietta, a charming city nestled in the heart of Georgia, is a culinary paradise that offers a diverse array of dining options. From traditional Southern comfort food to international cuisine, the city's vibrant food scene is sure to satisfy every palate. This article will guide you through the best restaurants in Marietta, each offering a unique dining experience. Whether you're a local foodie looking for new places to explore, or a tourist seeking the best eats in town, this comprehensive guide will help you discover the top-notch dining establishments that Marietta has to offer.
Diner-style counter in front of an open kitchen, with a menu specializing in breakfast & lunch.
First time here and enjoyed my entire visit. The staff was helpful and kind. It is a quintessential American restaurant. Gives me Route 66/country vibes. The food was amazing and fairly priced. I got the BLT with a fried egg and sweet potato fries. The place was clean . It's obviously a well loved place as nearly every table was taken. It is a smaller establishment. However, there is plenty of outdoor seating too. I will definitely be returning.
5 / 5
What an amazing and awesome place for breakfast. Had this place on my to try places for a while and was finally in Marietta this morning. The cheese grits were top shelf. The country ham biscuit was huge and yet the photo does not do justice to the size. It was as big as the palm of my hand. The bacon, egg and cheese sandwich was like an omelette on bread. Definitely 10/10 on food and service.
5 / 5
This is an A+ breakfast place. The chicken biscuit was huge and delicious. Frankly, everything was great! The food was served fairly quickly and the service was great. I want to go back and check out lunch at some point.
5 / 5
Absolutely enjoyed my Sunday Special biscuit and grits for $12! The biscuit had bacon and cheddar mixed into it and my sausage was perfectly cooked. The grits tasted like mac and cheese and was a perfect side for me. This is an order-first & seat yourself establishment- there is also seating outside and a counter with stool seats. My fiance loved his hash brown nuggets and corned beef hash as well. Service was prompt and efficient even with a packed restaurant - the food came out within 15 to 20 mins. I'll gladly visit here again.
5 / 5
Great breakfast spot food and service was great. Was with a big group so I wished they had bigger table inside. But next time I am back I will definitely go back!
5 / 5
My wife and I came here for a date night Friday, and we loved everything we got! The mussels were amazing and great for 2 people to share, I had the Mediterranean Chicken Pasta, and my wife had the Shrimp Diavolo, they both tasted great. 5/5, we will be coming back for sure!
5 / 5
Made reservations for two on a Saturday. When we arrived you could hear the live music the moment we stepped near the entrance. The atmosphere inside had a nice ambiance. Warm dim lighting. We were greeted with even warmer smiles. The service was phenomenal, they took good care of us and the food and drinks were bursting with flavor. But what really makes this experience memorable was that I took my girlfriend there to celebrate her getting her masters degree. I excused myself from our table and found our waitress away from the table and asked if she could bring out dessert after we were done with our meal with a candle, sorta as a surprise. They went far and beyond. Not only did they bring it out but everyone was made aware of my request and everyone congratulated her in a subtle way at our table and as we were heading out the door. I could tell it made her feel special and that’s what it was all about. Thank you guys for being so awesome and kind. Will be returning.
5 / 5
Walked around Marietta Square on a Sunday afternoon and decided to go in because they had live music and a pretty good menu selection. We sat at the bar and were quickly greeted. Since it was such a nice day out, it was busy inside and out. It took a while before for the menu. We ordered the Canton Cooler and Raspberry Caipirinha for drinks and their Bread Pudding for dessert. Our drinks were ok but we enjoyed the bread pudding. It was comforting. The bread held up well and the addition of strawberries as a topping made it feel summery. Looking forward to returning so we can try the mussels!
3 / 5
A rare thing for me to give 5 stars but this place is absolutely worth it. Every time I've been here it's been a great experience from the food to the atmosphere and the service. I usually sit at the bar and both bartenders are always super attentive. If you're in the Marietta area and you're looking for a casual date night? This is the perfect spot. If you're single and ready to mingle even better. The crowd is a little mixed so you get a bit of everyone young to older. The price tag is nothing to sneeze at though so be prepared to bring that wallet, but definitely worth the money. Quality food, quality service, quality atmosphere. Not to mention the great live band that plays every night!
5 / 5
Enjoyed our meal here. Was very busy which is a great sign. Staff was having a hard time keeping up. We had at least 4 people rotating serving us. It was hard to get the attention of a server. Nice selection of food choices on the menu. Our food was good as well. We will go back.
4 / 5
Colorful, family-friendly chain serving a variety of Mexican dishes & margaritas.
1st time at this location. Gets packed and the parking lot is tight. But we got there early so we didn't have to wait long for a table. Our server was friendly. Great chips and salsa. I had the shredded chicken bowl and it was good. Good options for kids. I'd go back to this location.
4 / 5
I love this place. The salsa tastes so homemade and authentic. The entrées are perfect. The flavor is amazing with everything I have eaten here. I love enchiladas and have had them everywhere. This place sets the bar high. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and always looks clean. The servers are so kind and attentive.
5 / 5
This is what I've been looking for. A nice spin of Americanized Mexican, Tex-Mex, and authentic Mexican. We had a short delay on an appetizer and the staff went out of their way by offering to discount the meal. The food was fresh, well prepared, and flavorful.
5 / 5
Had a business lunch meeting once again at this location and again, did not disappoint. I came early and appreciated so much the wonderful service from our very sweet server who checked on us often. Cheese dip, salad with a scoop of taco meat - delicious! Chips are not as salty as I like but easy fix. Lots of attention to service here from the friendly staff - only thing I didn’t remember was it being quite so dark inside at lunch time, but I suppose that adds to the ambiance.
4 / 5
Not only were the drinks and food amazing, but the service here is outstanding. We were seated right away, our waitress came and got our drink order as soon as we sat down and brought us chips and salsa too. She recommended her favorites, including the delicious guacamole. We were also pleasantly surprised when the manager/owner personally came to our table to see how everything was. Now this is how you run a successful restaurant. Phenomenal all around. The margaritas are amazing by the way! (Come on a Monday, they have great happy hour deals)
5 / 5
Casual counter serve dispensing gyros, kebabs & other Greek classics, along with some American fare.
It’s Greek to Us catered my daughter’s wedding and I could not have been more pleased. We served beef skewers, shrimp skewers, lemon potatoes, green beans plus more. The steak and shrimp were cooked perfectly and seasoned to perfection. All the food was delicious and we got tons of compliments. Trinity (the owner) oversaw the delivery herself and everything went smoothly. This is the best food I’ve ever eaten at a wedding and I was proud to serve it to my guests!!
5 / 5
It's been awhile since I went here to eat but the food, staff and atmosphere is still amazing. This place will definitely see me more often. The Baklava Cheesecake is freaking 😍 amazing.
5 / 5
You don’t need to travel to Greece to have a great Greek meal! It’s Greek to Us is truly authentic. Love the Gyro and Greek Salad! The staff is absolutely wonderful and fun! Hope you have as great of an experience here.
5 / 5
Update: I went back on Feb 5, 2023. Same great service and excellent food. Went to this place for lunch after a recommendation. The staff is very friendly and the food was delicious. Portions are also very good. Try the Baklava cheesecake is a must. Once again, on October 15th, this place didn't disappoint. The food is great and the service is excellent.
5 / 5
IAP MAD Team Lead
I can't say enough great things about 'It's Greek to Us'! From the moment we walked in, the warm and welcoming ambiance set the stage for an incredible dining experience. The food was not just delicious; it was a culinary journey to Greece. The flavors, the authenticity, and the presentation all exceeded our expectations. The staff (including the owner that also greek (sorry “greet” clients :) in the front ) was attentive, knowledgeable, and truly made me feel at home. This restaurant is a gem, a true taste of Greece right in our neighborhood. Kudos to the entire team for offering a memorable dining experience that transports us to the heart of Greece with every bite!
5 / 5
Upscale-casual eatery for from-scratch Italian fare, sauces & desserts, plus a bar & weekend brunch.
Great options for vegetarians, vegans, and no vegetarian food. The drinks 🍹 were brilliant and smooth blend. Food was delicious 😋. Only concern was the pizza base as it had too much flour under the base. We informed tonour server and she acknowledged and informed the chef. Our server was friendly, kind and gave recommendations on drinks and food. Will be back to try other dishes.
4 / 5
Had my rehearsal dinner here last Friday and it couldn't have gone better. The chef was really friendly and professional on the phone as well as the other staff I spoke to. Also the prices were very reasonable, especially compared to other options in the area that I looked at. The food and service were great and they made accommodations for our guests with dietary needs very easy. Overall it was a great and stress free experience.
5 / 5
Piastra came highly recommended by the local cake shop. Welp, it didn’t really hit the mark for being the best restaurant in the square! The hostess was RUDE and snappy… so much so that we actually left for a walk with our boys rather than deal with her while we waited for our table to become available. The atmosphere is bland at best, it’s very open and was pretty loud not allowing for an intimate dinner setting if that’s what your going for. If I was to frequent this spot again I would ask for a window seat— that seemed the nicest. The bathroom door doesn’t lock. Thankfully it was only my son that walked in on me. The food was okay… they were out of mussels so we ordered calamari which the sauce was very sour, clumped, and had an overwhelming taste of vinegar. I ordered the carbonara which was good, simple. My husband first started with the lamb which was the very last order—- it was order that should have stayed in the fridge rather than be served to any patron— the cut was all fat and bone and two small bites of actual meat and the potatoes came out hard as rock. He sent it back and ordered the tomahawk pork chop— much better cut and the vegetables were cooked. Highly recommend their version of chocolate lava cake… very rich but definitely the high spot of the meal. The price of each meal was right on point and given everything this spot is worth the price!
4 / 5
We discovered this lovely Italian restaurant on Marietta Square. Absolutely wonderful food and service. Sitting outside you almost feel like you’re in Italy. Our server, Jessica, was great, and the owner personally came out to ensure everything was perfect. We will definitely be back.
5 / 5
Love Piastra! Great location on the Marietta Square with great food, great service & great atmosphere. If you're looking for great Italian food in Marietta, check out Piastra, you won't be disappointed.
5 / 5
New American restaurant serving seasonal, thoughtfully sourced dishes, as well as natural wines.
I made a dessert reservation for my bf, Scott and he was treated like the VIP Scott truly is. 😉 Scott is in the middle of redesigning the restaurant and I'm so excited to see the final outcome. They just need a bit more room to handle the crazy amount of business they are getting. Ultra fine dining cuisine with deep understanding of wine and pairings. Overall, I'd say I'm a decent girlfriend for the surprise. 😇 Definitely make a trip when you want to experience one of the best on the square.
5 / 5
It was definitely a great experience! Food and service were almost perfect. I read previous reviews that complained about the food being bland. Not sure where that came from. Nothing was bland. The shrimp app was served hot with spices and then contrasted with cold and refreshing flavored sauce. Almost a FU to bland. Chef must have been reading reviews. We had grouper and chicken for the mains. They were very good and salted just right. I hate when dishes are not finish salted. I love fish, but I was thinking the chicken was the star. Don't skip desert. Especially if they have a dish with butter ice cream. It was fantastic. Only issues were that the place is small with no cocktails. But the beer selection was OK, and the wine was thoughtfully selected.
5 / 5
I was super excited to come here based on the reviews and some recommendations. I am very adventurous when it comes to trying new foods but I was initially intimidated by the limited menu. I eventually moved past that and had an unforgettable experience. The building was small but romantic and quaint. The service and food was outstanding. I would talk about the food but I will let the pictures do the talking. I will definitely be returning! A+A+A+
5 / 5
Super intimate, masterful food art, original. Every dish is layered in such a way that heightens every bite. Loved every moment. #1 on Marietta Square
5 / 5
This place is magic! I went there expecting an exceptional dinner and this place absolutely exceeded those expectations. Our server was very sweet and attentive to our table. Daniel, the Sommelier added so much to the night walking us through a variety of different wines and the attributes and history behind those wines. The food was so amazing, we ordered the whole menu and shared and everything. The different dishes were so perfectly balanced. The chicken Liver & foie gras parfait was my favorite from the starters. If you want to have an out of body experience, I highly recommend you try the roasted chicken for your main course. I can’t even put into words how amazing that was. This quite possibly could have been the best meal I’ve ever had in my life. Shout out to the whole team at Spring, you guys are the absolute best!
5 / 5
Great Sandwiches, great bread, nice atmosphere. Awesome service. Staff was very patient and kind. The food and restaurant smelled unbelievable! I wanted to order everything. Writing this review makes me want to go back and get more!
5 / 5
Definitely a new favorite place Hoboken Cafe on Whitlock if you are wanting true Italian sandwiches this is your place to be! I had the pleasure of chatting with the owner. Johnny Pizza and (yes that’s his real name) hearing a few of his stories was fascinating. The food was absolutely 💯 delicious and y’all the lemon mascarpone cake to die for. Y’all my new favorite sandwich place. 10 out of 10 recommend. I can’t wait to try more on what’s offered on the menu!
5 / 5
Lisa Shryock (Plexus Diamond Ambassador)
Hoboken Cafe is just a few minutes walk from our home, and we have been huge fans since day one. Johnny Pizza and his crew have everything going here. From the unbelievably great sandwiches to the wall covered with photos of Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and the hundreds of other legends that Johnny has known over the years. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss this place. They opened ten years ago, and are already a iconic Marietta spot.
5 / 5
First time here and certainly not my last. I got the famous meatball sub and upon first bite I could taste why it’s got the word “famous” in front of it. It’s difficult to find good, authentic italian style sandwiches here in the south, but Hoboken cafe might be as close as it gets to the real deal. Johnny was very friendly and besides the great food, i’m sure there are many regularly returning customers that come in to say hello to Johnny and his team. Thanks for the great food. I’ll be back for a chicken parm next time.
5 / 5
A friendly and vibrant atmosphere and absolutely stellar food. Quick service and Johnny is so kind! We had the meatball sub and chicken balsamic sandwich - both were incredible.
5 / 5