Ah, cheese, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Here are some of the tastiest cheesy dishes in Atlanta. See if your favorites made the list.
Holeman & Finch Public House
2277 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Holeman & Finch is known as one of Atlanta’s hottest restaurants. While the burger is famous throughout the country, it is also a fantastic place to get a really great cheese plate. No article about cheesy treats would be complete without a plate of locally sourced cheeses, and Holeman & Finch has seven different cheeses on its menu. Choose one ($7), three ($18) or five ($25) cheeses to share and they will arrive on a plate in the shape of Georgia.
1000 Virginia Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Noche is an excellent date night spot and, of course, most tapas restaurants have one or two gooey cheese options on their menus. The real winner here is a small plate of goat cheese fritters with red pepper jelly. The sweetness of the jelly works beautifully with the tang of the fried goat cheese. Sharing this plate is a tasty way to satisfy your cheese craving without going overboard.
1842 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
We’ve got two words for you: cheesey poofs. For just $5, you can get a decadent side order of fried pimento cheese nuggets served with a hot asian dipping sauce at Grindhouse Killer Burgers. Pimento cheese is a real Southern favorite and you can’t get much more Southern than frying it up. Not an everyday indulgence, of course, but every once in a while, this is a ridiculously tasty treat.
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1361 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Community Q is one of Atlanta’s hottest bbq spots, but we all know that also means it should deliver a rich, gooey mac n’ cheese. This side dish consistently tops all of Atlanta’s best mac lists, and it is an affordable indulgence, ranging from $3.25 to $10.75 for sizes from individual to pint. It combines several different types of cheeses with pasta and heavy cream. You won’t be disappointed.
Spice Brick Oven Kitchen
Alpharetta, GA 30022
This is another great little tapas spot for a fun date night spent sharing several small plates, and there is no shortage of cheese-centric options here. The favorite by far is the homemade chips with crumbled blue cheese, cracked black pepper and a gorgonzola cream sauce. You will find yourself wanting to make an entire meal of these chips, but there are also cheese plates, tasty flatbreads and a whole range of non-cheesy items on the menu. If you prefer cheese fries, that is also an option, and both dishes run around $5 for a portion large enough to share.
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