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9 Best Restaurants Near Georgia Tech (Updated for 2024)

By Emily

It’s well-known that Atlanta has one of the best foodie scenes in the country. Midtown Atlanta and Tech Square boast a diverse culinary scene just steps away from campus.

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To help you find some of the best restaurants near Georgia Tech, we have written this article on nine of the best restaurants for students. In this article, we’re covering:

9 Best Restaurants Near Georgia Tech in Midtown

Fast Casual

1. Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

Exterior of Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, a restaurant near Georgia Tech

Photo courtesy of What Now Atlanta.

Distance from Campus: 3-min walk

Address: 88 5th St. NW

With fast service and a diverse menu, Tin-Drum Asian Kitchen is a must-visit eatery near Georgia Tech. This restaurant features a highly customizable menu from adjustable spice levels to accessible vegetarian options, and an efficient iPad ordering system. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a dinner with friends, Tin-Drum is a great option for Georgia Tech students!

2. Atwoods Pizza

Interior of Atwoods Pizza, a restaurant near Georgia Tech

Photo courtesy of Atwoods Pizza Cafe.

Distance from Campus: 6-min walk

Address: 817 W Peachtree St NW

Atwoods Pizza is an ideal destination for both your average pizza lover, and those searching for creative combinations to tantalize their palate! Atwoods Pizza offers artisanal pies with flavors ranging from classic margherita, to creative blends. With its cozy atmosphere, Atwoods Pizza is the perfect place to enjoy a meal.

3. Ponko Chicken

 Interior of Ponko Chicken, a restaurant near Georgia Tech in Midtown Atlanta

Photo courtesy of Midtown Alliance.

Distance from Campus: 9-min walk

Address: 915 W Peachtree St NW

From their signature chicken tenders and sandwiches, to their Japanese inspired sides, Ponko Chicken is a Whistler staff and Georgia Tech student favorite. Whether you’re eating in or taking out, Ponko offers dependable and delectable fried chicken combo meals that are sure to please. Make sure to try their OG sauce and Ponko Fries!

Sit-Down Restaurants

4. Blue India

Interior of Blue India, a restaurant near Georgia Tech

Photo courtesy of Blue India.

Distance from Campus: 15-min walk

Address: 933 Peachtree St NE

Blue India offers students access to Pan-Indian fare in an elegant environment. Perfect for date nights or bringing your family when they visit you at Georgia Tech, Blue India offers a range of curries, biryanis, tandoori specialties and vegetarian options!

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5. The Optimist

Interior of The Optimist, a restaurant near Georgia Tech

Photo courtesy of The Optimist.

Distance from Campus: 15-min walk

Address: 914 Howell Mill Rd

Nestled close to Georgia Tech’s west campus, The Optimist is a must-visit stop for any seafood fan! Sit down for fresh oysters and delectably charred fish in a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere! The Optimist is an ideal spot for everything from birthday dinners to date nights.

6. Miller Union

Interior of Miller Union, a restaurant near Georgia Tech

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Distance from Campus: 18-min walk

Address: 999 Brady Ave NW

With a focus on farm-to-table process and fresh ingredients, Miller Union offers quality ingredient centered dishes made with produce and meats from local farms. This highly acclaimed restaurant offers a survey of the flavors of Georgia.

Late Night Eats

7. Insomnia Cookies

Exterior of Insomnia Cookies, a restaurant near Georgia Tech

Photo courtesy of Insomnia Cookies.

Distance from Campus: 5-min walk

Address: 930 Spring St NW

When hunger strikes late at night, Insomnia Cookies is a go-to destination for late-night study snacks. With flavors ranging from classic chocolate-chip, to creative limited time flavors like lemon white chocolate, Insomnia Cookies is the perfect fuel for any late night adventures or study sessions. Bonus points for a convenient delivery option as late as 1:00 a.m.

8. Sublime Donuts

Interior of Sublime Donuts, a restaurant near Georgia Tech

Photo courtesy of The Front Porch Gourmet.

Distance from Campus: 5-min walk

Address: 535 10th St NW

Just like Insomnia Cookies, Sublime Donuts is a classic Georgia Tech favorite when it comes to sweets and late night-eats! Open 24 hours a day, Sublime Donuts offers a tempting array of flavors and types of donuts and other fried treats. Whether you’re stopping by after a late night out, or picking up an early morning snack, Sublime Donuts is a must-try.

9. Sweet & Fresh

Distance from Campus: 7-min walk

Address: 708 Spring Street NW

Variety is the name of the game at Sweet & Fresh. This predominantly take-out restaurant offers everything from Philly cheese steaks and seven flavors of wings, to milk tea and dumplings. Sweet & Fresh is known for affordable prices and open until 3:00 a.m. everyday, making it a great option for a midnight snack.

We hope this article helped you better understand some of the restaurants and take out options near Georgia Tech. This list is just a fraction of the variety of cuisines offered in Midtown Atlanta!

To learn more about the Midtown lifestyle or living at Whistler, contact our leasing staff. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have!


Emily is a Community Assistant at Whistler. She is freshman at Georgia State University majoring in Business. Her go-to Daydreamer order is a caramel latte!

January 02, 2024

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