Mahi soft tacos at CineBistro in Brookhaven, Georgia

Where to Go for Dinner and a Show in Atlanta

If you're looking for a fun date night with great food and entertainment, head to these Atlanta-area movie theaters, restaurants and entertainment venues. 

DINNER AND A MOVIE

Why settle for popcorn and a soda when you can nosh on everything from burgers and beer to seared tuna and bourbon all while watching the latest movie?

Cine Bistro, Brookhaven

Seared duck breast at CineBistro
Seared duck breast at CineBistro

This "dinner-and-a-movie" concept takes it to a whole other level with reserved seating, oversized leather chairs and full-service, in-theater dining. Menu items include chef-prepared dishes like Seared Tuna and Moroccan Lamb Chops. They also have an impressive wine list and top-shelf cocktails to enjoy with your movie. Know before you go: 21 years and older after 6 p.m.

Studio Movie Grill, Duluth

Blackened chicken sliders at Studio Movie Grill
Blackened chicken sliders at Studio Movie Grill

Come early for a pre-dinner drink and then relax in a custom recliners equipped with service buttons so your server instantly knows when you need to place your order. Each theatre offers stadium seating, laser projection and a superb surround sound system. Here you'll find dinner classics like a Three Cheese Burger, St. Louis Smoked Ribs and even a "Meat Eater" Pizza as well as nightly food and drink specials. Note: Alpharetta also has a Studio Movie Grill.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

If live entertainment is more your taste, these three Atlanta hot spots fit the bill. Pair your dinner with an interactive murder mystery, live blues bands or solo performances by some of the country's best singers.

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint, Downtown Atlanta

Crab cakes at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint
Crab cakes at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint is where the height of music, food, drink and socializing in the South all come together to create a memorable experience. A billboard of musical entertainment covers a diverse culture, offering nightly shows with multiple show times during the weekend. Their "After Dinner" menu hits all of the Southern favorites, including Banana Pudding and Bourbon Pecan Pie. Alternative: Go for Sunday brunch.

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, West Midtown

Captain's Country Chicken at Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours in Atlanta
Captain's Country Chicken at Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours in Atlanta

New to the Westside, this upscale restaurant and bar exudes a modern soulful ambiance, serving a global twist to Southern classics like Country Captain Curry Chicken and Peanut Butter & Chocolate Whoopie Pies. Enjoy a moonshine-inspired cocktail while listening to musical performances on Live Music Thursdays. Bonus: Free parking.

The Dinner Detective, Atlanta

The Dinner Detective
The Dinner Detective

Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a classic three-course meal plus passed hors d’oeuvres, with fan favorites like deviled eggs and bacon. Just beware, a killer is hiding somewhere in the room with you! Costumed detectives uncover clues, interrogate audience members and help everyone get closer to solving the mystery. The audience member that solves the crime of "whodunit?" walks away with a stellar prize. Tip: Be ready for anything at this interactive theatre.

Published: December 2017