Where to Eat in Smyrna: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Smyrna is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. It is located northwest of Atlanta, and is in the inner ring of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 51,271. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population in 2013 to be 53,438. It is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell MSA, which is included in the Atlanta—Athens-Clarke—Sandy Springs CSA. Smyrna grew by 28% between the years 2000 and 2012. It is historically one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Georgia, and one of the most densely populated cities in the metro area.
Things to do in Smyrna

1. porch Light Latin Kitchen

300 Village Green Cir SE, Smyrna, GA 30080-3476 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Latin, Central American, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 678-309-9858
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

porch Light Latin Kitchen

Reviewed By nickopernicus - Toronto, Canada

Mood setting art and mural adorned the walls. An open kitchen in a small but bright and colorful space created an intimate dining experience between Chef Gomez and his audience.

The confit duck fried rice ($9) was complex and savory, perhaps too heavy to work as a starter but delicious. A fried farm egg on top was a nice touch. The plantain empanadas ($8 for 4) were a touch chewy on the outside and the braised pork cheek filling was slightly dry but they worked well with the avocado aioli. The cumin spiced St. Louis ribs ($8 for 4 bones) were moist and had good texture even if the guava and chipotle flavors were too subtle to shine through. The Sol Mahi tacos ($12 for 2) felt like an incomplete canvas with delicate light flavors, yearning for a sauce with more kick beyond the safe sweet pineapple vinegar that came with the dish. The meal was paired with a fantastic Dr. Robot Blackberry Lemon Sour Wild Ale (Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta, GA). The menu offered an excellent but limited selection of locally crafted microbrews. Service was acommodating and outstanding.

The dishes were prepared well with high quality ingredients. With the exception of the fried rice, the taste profile did not stray far from the safe zone. I left longing for more generous portions and bolder flavors that I usually expect from Latin comfort cuisine.

2. Rev Coffee

1680 Spring Rd SE, Ste B, Smyrna, GA 30080-6110 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 770-573-4434
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Rev Coffee

Reviewed By K-nine9 - Atlanta, Georgia

Great coffee and excellent service. Cookies and sandwich bread was a little state. I will go back for coffee but I might skip the snacks.

3. Paces & Vine

4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Vinings, GA 30339-5703 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 404-205-8255
Excellent
36%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 135 reviews

Paces & Vine

Reviewed By barcel0na9 - Charlotte, North Carolina

Fantastic service by Colin. Cool and cozy restaurant with a great bar. Red Snapper and saffron risotto special was wonderful. My friend had crispy pork shank with red cabbage and broccolini. Outrageously good with an orange glaze. Definitely order the pork shank the first time you visit,
A short drive if you are near the Cobb Galleria for an event.
Lovely outside dining and shops within walking distance.

4. Marietta Diner

306 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, GA 30060-9211 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Greek, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 8 - SGD 8 +1 770-423-9390
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Marietta Diner

Reviewed By bryancdrum

Birthday lunch .for tha,wife ...got seated very quickly...tha server Mariana off the chain great helping us pick. The Tuesday specials.the little itailn.the Texas fajitas.the food both hot very huge .Damm GOOD ..WE ORDERED the slice of carrot cake. And strawberry cheese. Omg.GREAT DO NOT MISS OUT.WE TOOK 4 BOXES HOME.

5. Mezza Luna Trattoria

1669 Spring Rd SE, 30080, Smyrna, GA 30080-3779 Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 770-319-0333
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Mezza Luna Trattoria

mezzaluna pasta and seafood offers authentic italian food from chef Luigi tartaglione and tony strangolagalli. We make our own homemade pastas and sauces daily.We have fresh seafood daily and fresh salads. Come over and meet tony and luigi!

Reviewed By RWinzie - Smyrna, Georgia

I have eaten at Mezza Luna several times over a period of 3 years. The food is very good. The atmosphere local and has a charming feel.
Our waiter was the first sour note in our time there. When I ordered for my girl friend and myself, I mentioned we would be sharing. He then asked if we would be sharing the salad? I said yes. When it arrived it was on one plate. When I asked him why he had asked me if we were sharing the salad he replied they don’t split salads but we could use the plates on the table to divide it. We did indeed have small plates that we had our bread on. Even more curious I asked “Why ask if you weren’t going to split it” he did not respond.
When I got home I called the restaurant and spoke to a woman who identified herself as the manager. I asked her if I came to her restaurant and I wanted to split a salad would they do that. She said that they have a small kitchen and they don’t split it at the back but the waiter will split it for us at the table.
When I explained to her that we had just eaten dinner at the restaurant and not received that kind of service even though we were asked by the waiter if we were splitting our salad, she had very little to say in response.
Often restaurants do have problems. It’s not unusual for restaurants to have some part of their service not be up to par. As they know, that can spoil the experience of their guest. It’s management’s job is to help the customer understand that they want the experience to be a good one and that they will do what it takes to make sure that next time things go smoothly.
There was no apology. There was no attempt address the problem.
The sour taste of our experience lingers on.......

6. Cuban Diner

1484 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062-3670 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 770-509-2576
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Cuban Diner

Reviewed By Jef N - Chattanooga, Tennessee

The owners are so nice and the food is awesome. These are simple Cuban dishes made with family recipes...clearly made by people who love Cuban food. Awesome.

7. South City Kitchen Vinings

1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE Ste 401, Smyrna, GA 30080-6361 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 770-435-0700
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

South City Kitchen Vinings

Reviewed By dbsouth

Loved the fried green tomatoes! Loved the cornbread rolls! Loved the biscuits! Loved the fried chicken! Loved the collards! Loved the mashed potatoes! Loved the banana pudding! Loved the pecan pie! Loved the butter pecan ice cream! Loved the waitress whose parents were from Eritrea!

8. Muss & Turners

1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE Ste 309, Smyrna, GA 30080-6361 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 770-434-1114
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Muss & Turners

Reviewed By katza17 - Smyrna, Georgia

Muss and Turners is one of my go-to places for a date night or girls night out. Be sure to check out the hidden bar in the back - it’s a great cozy spot. Great good and great atmosphere in a relaxed setting.

9. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

4574 South Cobb Dr, Smyrna, GA 30080-6991 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 678-556-0011
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 246 reviews

Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

Authentic, Southern Bar-B-Q. Meats are slow-smoked for 24 hours around the clock. All trimmings are made fresh from scratch daily (not one freezer in the whole building). Dine In, To Go, Drive Thru, Private Dining, or Catering available.

Reviewed By BrendaP775 - Atlanta, Georgia

Jim 'n' Nick's is good old country barbecue with all the expected fixings. I've enjoyed it plenty of times with groups of friends and family, but my guilty pleasure, which I visit far too frequently, is the drive-through. I had driven by this place for years before I realized I could just drive in. It is the only drive-through I will sit in for 30 minutes-it's just that good!!

My favorite is the Piggy Potato with pulled pork and sweet tea, but they also have a great salad to which you can add chicken or Turkey with their yummy blue cheese dressing. And grab some extra homemade biscuits while you're there - some to eat on the way home and the rest to eat with the meal.

10. Canoe

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339-5750 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 52 +1 770-432-2663
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Canoe

Canoe is located in Atlanta's historic Vinings area on the Chattahoochee River where Buckhead meets Vinings. Canoe's beautiful historic riverside setting makes it the perfect spot for weddings, receptions and private celebrations. Its original cuisine and distinctive design have already been featured in Bon Appetit, Food And Wine, Gourmet, The Wine Spectator and The New York Times. Canoe, recipient of the prestigious Mobil 4 Star Award, was also selected as one of the "Best New Restaurants" in the country by the James Beard Foundation.

Reviewed By Sandra R - Atlanta, Georgia

This restaurant has been sitting along side of the Chattahoochee River for several decades. It's name has changed but the food remains top notch. I recently took a "lunch bunch group" there for lunch. We were 14 people at two round tables of 7. Service was superb with servers giving separate checks and describing the menu in detail. They also alerted us to ordering half portions on many items.
Many chose the half carrot and coconut soup and then a half of Caesar salad. I had the entrée shrimp salad that stated it had breaded shrimp, but when I told the server I was gluten sensitive he told me they could sautee them instead. It was a very large half portion with about 20 shrimp! And I must say quite delicious.

My husband and I have had many wonderful dinners there too. Go. You won't be disappointed. Reservations a must.
Bon Apetite! Sandra
oh ps. Desserts are DEElicious.

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