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Where to Eat at the Atlanta Airport

  • The Original El Taco

    Located in Concourse C and F at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and in Atlanta's Virginia-Highlands neighborhood

Chances are you've flown through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at some point. If you’re like me, you’ve also spent countless hours waiting for delayed flights, rerouted flights, and on a couple of instances, missed flights. What I’ve discovered during my frequent flights through Hartsfield-Jackson is there are hundreds of delicious restaurants to choose from while you're waiting for your flight. What's even more exciting is that several of them are favorite Atlanta-based eateries — in miniature.

Take for example The Pecan Bistro on Concourse F, a smaller but equally delicious version of College Park’s The Pecan (closed). There, you can enjoy real Southern hospitality and dishes like shrimp and grits and Chef Morrow’s famous crab cakes.

Also on Concourse F and C, The Original El Taco serves up fresh, classic Mexican dishes for breakfast lunch and dinner.


Taste the award-winning fried chicken at Paschal's
Taste the award-winning fried chicken at Paschal's

Paschal’s and Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint also offer the best of Southern cuisine as you travel to parts unknown.


Grindhouse Killer Burgers has two Atlanta airport locations: on Concourses D and T.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers has two Atlanta airport locations: on Concourses D and T.

If you’ve always wanted to sample one of the best burgers in Atlanta, then you’re in luck! Although the original Grindhouse Killer Burgers is located in downtown’s Sweet Auburn Curb Market, there happen to be two located in the airport on Concourses D and T! There is also the iconic The Varsity to choose from, where you can pick up a burger and a fried peach pie to enjoy on your flight.

The Dirty South at One Flew South. Photo by amnichols, One Flew South facebook
The Dirty South at One Flew South. Photo by amnichols, One Flew South facebook

For those of you with extra time, treat yourself to an upscale dining experience at One Flew South. Their menu offers a global appeal with locally sourced ingredients and "proper" cocktails.

For a complete list of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport dining options, go to http://apps.atl.com/Passenger/ShopDineExplore/Default.aspx.

 

Jennifer Hill Booker

Chef Jennifer Hill Booker wears many hats in the culinary world, as a Le Cordon Blue-Paris certified chef, cookbook author, reality TV personality, culinary educator and business owner. She is a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Culinary Explorer for ExploreGeorgia.org, the founder of Southern Divas of the New South™ Dinner Series, and currently sits on the James Beard Foundation Food Waste Advisory Council. Chef Jennifer is a member of the 2018 No Kid Hungry Atlanta Society as well as a member of the 2018 AF&WF Advisory Council.

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