Atlanta is known as a foodie town, and that reputation doesn’t stop after the entree. Whether you want a quick sugar fix or a luxurious molten cake, there are options for delicious desserts all over town. We’ve selected some classics like Mary Mac’s Tea Room and some newer favorites like Revolution Doughnuts. Whatever your pleasure, you can satisfy your cravings at one of Atlanta’s restaurants.
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
224 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-1800

Mary Mac’s is an Atlanta institution, serving the best of the city’s Southern food fare for more than 70 years. Of course, you’ll want to indulge in their famous fried chicken and sumptuous sides, but save room for dessert! There are several different warm, gooey options. Try the Georgia peach cobbler, the bread pudding, banana pudding or a pie with a buttery crust.

Fox Bros Bar-B-Q
1238 DeKalb Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-4030

Atlanta is the capital of the South, so of course there are plenty of places to find a yummy pecan pie in the city. One of the best options is at Fox Bros., where they serve a chocolate pecan pie topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Of course, it is served warm, so the cream melts seductively into the nooks of the pie. For those with a sweet tooth, this is difficult to beat.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
4501 Olde Perimeter Way
Atlanta, GA 30346
(770) 698-8112

It’s hard to say no to a chocolate lava cake, and Fleming’s serves one of the best in Atlanta. When your fork slices into the rich cake and you see the molten Callebaut Belgian chocolate come oozing out, you’ll know you’ve made the right choice. It’s worth a few extra minutes on the treadmill to indulge in this velvety goodness. Of course, it comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to melt into the warm cake.

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Revolution Doughnuts
908 West College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 927-9920

Atlanta is a doughnut town, and one of the tastiest desserts is a hot pastry from Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee. It’s also a great choice if you have friends with dietary restrictions, as there are options for vegans or those with sensitivities to gluten, eggs or dairy. Expect a long line on the weekends, but it’s worth it for the toasted almond flavor, with real almond slices and frosting. Get them hot out of the oven and let them melt in your mouth.

No Mas! Hacienda And Cantina
180 Walker St. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 574-5678

If you like your chocolate with a kick, check out the hot and spicy drink at No Mas. This Mexican restaurant in the middle of Castleberry Hill has a chocolate boutique on site with plenty of delicious treats to take away. Still, there are few more delicious treats than one of their spicy hot chocolates. Sometimes dessert is meant to enjoyed in liquid form, right?

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