As an Atlantan,  it can be well worth it to brave the traffic and get out of the perimeter for the evening. Because the city is surrounded by so many flourishing suburban towns, it’d be amiss to stay ITP 24/7. Roswell is one of those towns that are worth the drive. Home to some of the best steakhouses in the country + a handful of unique eateries that are one-of-a-kind, be sure to put Roswell at the top of your list – no occasion necessary!

Fellows Cafe

Welcome to the destination breakfast spot of your dreams: Fellows Cafe. Nestled in what is cozily referred to as a “hiptorian home”, Fellows will welcome you in like you’ve known it all your life. 

Whether it’s the porch you’ll read the paper on each Sunday morning or the afternoon cocktail you’ll delight in with a good friend, Fellows has a way of capturing the details that make you feel at home. 

From seriously delicious toasts (Banana Nut Butter is our favorite) to a zesty Huevos Rancheros to the freshest French pastries you’ll find in the Roswell area, Fellows has perfected its forward-thinking culinary options through inspiration from the places they’ve been. 

Oh, and, you can’t forget the liquid delicacies. Whether you’re in the mood for a Lavender Latte or a French 75 – or both – Fellows has you covered. 


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VG bistro + bar

A Roswell staple for over 29 years now, VG bistro + bar is all things contemporary and innovative. With a fresh take on French cuisine, you’ll find unique spins on the classics: meat, cheese, and fish as well as impeccably creative small plates. 

With an elegant and open space, VG splendidly accommodates any occasion, whether it be an evening cocktail & bites at the community table in the bar area to a beautiful private event in what is known as the Lotus Room, adorned with white patent leather walls. 


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Foundation Social Eatery

Everyone needs a go-to gastropub in their life, right? That neighborhood spot you can take the old friend who’s visiting, or toast to a well-earned accomplishment on a Thursday night. For Roswell, that place is Foundation Social Eatery. Bright and modern with the American fare we all know and love, Foundation Social Eatery offers exciting, locally sourced twists to the norm. 

Boasting a cool + casual atmosphere while providing a special experience, FSE is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, offering a stylish setting no matter the time of day. 

Some fan favorites include the FSE Spinach Angel Hair Spaghetti with squid, roasted corn, and saffron white wine broth as well as the FSE Burger that is served all day long on challah with decadent herbed french fries (hint: add an egg when consumed at brunch!).


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Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill 

With several locations throughout the country, Roswell is lucky enough to have a Stoney River Steakhouse of its own. Bringing culinary familiarity to the area, Stoney River never strays from serving high quality food in an upscale environment. 

Stoney River has mastered hand-cut steaks and hand-crafted cocktails….what could be better? For the consistently flawless and always delicious establishment, be sure to pay a visit to Rowell’s Stoney River. 


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1920 Tavern

Sometimes a speakeasy-esque spot is just what a suburban area and its people need. Luckily, Roswell’s wish was granted when 1920 Tavern came to town. 

While the tavern specializes in a sophisticated mix of cocktails, as any good speakeasy would, it has also perfected impressive dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Refined yet approachable, sophisticated but playful — 1920 Tavern’s food and libation menus can fit any occasion. With decor inspired by the times, the ambiance is natural.

For a night out that has more to offer than just its indulgences, swing by 1920 and enjoy a “Spicy Basil” or a “Blood and Sand.”


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Little Alley Steak

Known as one of the 100 Best Steakhouses in America, Little Alley Steak is an establishment that puts Roswell on the map. With a second location now in Buckhead, Little Alley of Roswell is the OG location, and boy is it a must-try. 

Housed in a former antique shop, Little Alley is meant to feel like a classic steakhouse or butcher shop. Do not let that fool you, though — offering a full decanting service with an extensive wine list, an impressive bourbon collection, an exquisite charcuterie program, and, last but not least, original cuts of meat from distinguished Chicago butcher, Meats by Linz, Little Alley Steak resides in a league of its own. 


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Gracious Plenty Bakery & Breakfast

Gracious Plenty serves up the best of both worlds through partnering with local farmers and butchers to provide seasonal deliciousness while staying laser focused on the Southern cooking that we all know and love. 

Gracious Plenty is the breakfast spot that will feel like home because it’s committed to treating its customers like family. For a consistent, always satisfying dining experience that supports local Roswell partners through each and every dish, head over to Gracious Plenty off of Canton Street in Roswell. 


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HOLA! Taqueria & Bar

Hand-crafted cocktails, tacos, and queso, oh my! HOLA! Taqueria & Bar is home to some of the tastiest authentic Mexican eats in Roswell. Housed in a sleek, urban atmosphere, HOLA! makes for the perfect GNO destination – especially on Wine Down Wednesdays or Thursday Ladies Night.

With a spacious outdoor patio, HOLA! is also a fabulous choice for happy hour drinks and snacks, because there’s nothing quite like catching up with a friend over a trio dip. 


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Hugo’s Oyster Bar

A 2013 addition to Roswell’s Alpharetta Street, Hugo’s Oyster Bar has made a splash within the four walls of its classically elegant white-brick building. With a seasonal and ever-changing menu, Hugo’s strives to serve the best of the best when it comes to seafood while keeping the atmosphere light and fun. 

While the offerings change often, you can always count on excellence from Hugo’s. Whether it’s a Classic New Orleans Po’ Boy, a Southern salad, a regional dessert, or a unique hand-crafted cocktail, it will be an experience to remember. 


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Local On North

Combining the best of both Metro Atlanta and North Georgia through everything from food to design, Local On North set out to create an establishment in which people want to come back for their favorites. And, trust us: from pizzas to tacos to local greens and signature sandwiches….it will be hard to leave LON without a favorite – or two. 

For live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night plus a menu that will please any type of eater out there, stop by Local On North and take it all in. 


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Monkey 68

In the heart of Roswell lies Monkey 68 where “curious options await you” in a quaint and charming converted home setting. At first glance it may look like a humble little abode, but Monkey 68  is home to big, bold flavors. Serving up innovative Pan-Asian cuisine, creative cocktails, and novel sushi rolls, there is nothing small about the zest within the walls of Monkey 68. 

“Refined Asian” options span from Sweet & Spicy Brussels Sprouts to Korean Meatballs to Cucumber Lollipop rolls, and more. Fun signature rolls don names such SelfieSex & the City, and She-sho Fresh.


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Nancy’s Pizza

Here in Georgia we are lucky to have what is arguably the best food to come out of Chicago: stuffed pizza. Yes, that’s right: two inches of cheesy goodness is stuffed into a pastry shell and topped with a perfectly flavorful blend of tomatoes and spices – a recipe that was perfected in the 1970s. The authentically iconic Chicago brand, Nancy’s Pizza, has found a home in the heart of Roswell. So, you’re in luck — there is no need to jump on a plane to taste this for yourself. 


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Osteria Mattone

Nestled on Canton Street in a cozy cottage setting is what dreams are made of: an impeccable Italian neighborhood restaurant. There’s just something about a smaller, local neighborhood eatery serving the best of Italian cuisine that makes you forget you’re not in Italy for the evening.

Osteria Mattone offers both cross-regional and seasonal Italian classics with a focus on Roman fare. This is truly a Roswell gem that is the perfect destination for anything from a birthday celebration to a “just because” date night. 


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Salt Factory Pub

An upscale gastropub with locations in Roswell, Alpharetta, and Woodstock – that’s how you know it’s the real deal. For Salt Factory Pub, creative + classic comfort foods are second nature. With international influences and local + organic ingredients, there is a dish for everyone’s taste buds. Plus, the beer line-up is second to none with 50+ brews, so be sure to ask about the perfect pairing for your meal. Modeled after and inspired by the classic English pub, Salt Factory excels in bringing you exactly what you’d expect, in the best way possible. 


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