There’s food. And then there’s great food – the kind that locals recommend time and time again to friends and out-of-towners alike. In Cartersville, Georgia, there is no shortage of acclaimed eats in this lively community on the northwest edge of Atlanta. Here are all the dets’ on the best eats in the area:
No matter what cuisine you’re in the mood for, you can find it at the 9s in Downtown Cartersville. Embracing the music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, Ate Track is home to the perfect mixtape of food, music, and atmosphere. Take in the expansive collection of vintage albums and stereos while your toes tap into the iconic beats of days gone by. While you cannot make a wrong choice on their menu, the fish tacos will leave you singing.
For the fish and chips fanatics, Maine Street Coastal offers the infamous dish sourced from sustainable fisheries. Local, organic produce complements high-quality seafood so well that you won’t even realize what you eat is good for your body and planet.
Speaking of fish, Appalachian Grill serves up delightfully unique entrees – like Bourbon Salmon – true to their motto of “over the top taste.” Even if you’re not in the mood for seafood, they feature equally mouthwatering choice cuts, like filet mignon and prime rib. With just one bite, you will see why this chalet nestled in the mountains was named “Most Charming Restaurant in Georgia” by lovefood.com.
Voted “Best Restaurant in Cartersville” in 2022, Table 20 prides itself on a menu that changes with the seasons for an incredibly fresh plate. Start off with the crowd-favorite deviled eggs before choosing from main courses inclusive to all guests, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
To spell p-i-z-z-a in the most flavorful of ways, head to Mule House Wood Fired Pizza. From artisan favorites like chicken bacon ranch to unique combinations like fig and prosciutto, fresh ingredients and a passion for pies are as evident as the incredible aromas of freshly baked dough coming from the kitchen.
As the only craft brewery in Cartersville, Drowned Valley is the place for a hop-heavy beer while catching up on the day’s happenings with your people. A whopping 16 beers on tap – from the Long Gone Blonde to the Bartow Brown – ensure your next favorite toast-able treat is free-flowing. Food trucks are on-premises nightly, so order that next round make it an evening.
You can’t fully discuss food groups without mentioning WINGS, and locals know Jefferson’s is synonymous with them. With over 20 signature sauces to choose from, you are sure to find the flavor of your dreams, whether you prefer the lip-firing heat of Turbo Charged or the finger-licking goodness of Teriyaki.
Sometimes, the best meals come from the most unlikely places. For an unexpected yet unparalleled chicken salad sandwich, head to Blevins Bistro at the Booth Western Art Museum. And take it from us: pair the sandwich with their award-winning chili. You won’t regret it!
Who says the best eats should be saved for just lunch and dinner? Nagel’s Bagels makes firm-on-the-outside yet delectably soft-and-warm-on-the-inside bagels fresh daily. Their bacon, egg, and cheese on the asiago jalapeno bagel is hands-down the best way to start your day.
The entrepreneurs behind the restaurant scene in Cartersville are as diverse as the food itself. Black-owned restaurants in the area showcase a wide variety of eats with distinctive twists to keep you coming back for more.
When you’re craving classic Southern cuisine, Luka’s Kitchen is the spot for your fix. Meat-and-three daily specials like oxtails, fried pork chops, collards, and potato salad will fill your plate and your soul.
To savor sweets just like grandma used to make, check out one of the newest confectionaries in the area, the Peach Cobbler Factory. A variety of cobblers (from the classic peach to sweet potato pecan), as well as banana puddings (from Oreo to coconut crème) are quintessential nostalgia on a spoon. Can’t decide? That is what dessert flights of four puddings or cobblers are for!
Thinking of some lighter bites? For an antioxidant-loaded meal that will revive you from the inside out, Café Sundae blends smoothies (like the green ginger peach) and rolls up hearty wraps (like the blackened salmon citrus) Monday through Friday.
For heart-healthy Mediterranean fare, choose from a variety of zesty entrees at Kabab Delight in Euharlee. It will be hard to convince your taste buds that you are not indeed across the Atlantic Ocean after noshing on their falafel and chicken shawarma!
When you are feeling like a casual soup, salad, or sandwich, the General Store and Mercantile in Adairsville has you covered. Using Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, your lunch will be crafted to perfection while you browse the wares of a classic general store with a modern flair. Menu staples like the London Broil and Horseradish Cheddar sandwich or the New England clam chowder will have you rerouting your GPS to the General Store and Mercantile over your lunch break.
Everyone Eats in Cartersville
Cartersville is your destination for culinary delights of every kind. From kabobs to cobblers, come eat in Cartersville and find out what locals already know: the food scene here is utterly crave-able and one-of-a-kind.