15 Restaurants within Walking Distance to the Fox Theater Atlanta

When I moved to Midtown Atlanta in 2018 I lived in the condo across the street from the Fox Theater, I explored all the places to eat within walking distance to the Fox Theater. When I first moved here, I searched online where to eat in Midtown, but after eating at some of those places, I found that they were never true recommendations and some were tourist traps with terrible service. This is a hand-picked list of where to eat near the Fox Theater Atlanta so that you can spend a night out in Midtown with great food and great cocktails. Unfortunately after the pandemic a lot of my favorites have closed, but as of February 2024, I’ve updated this list with new amazing places you should try. 

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Where to Eat near the Fox Theater Atlanta

This list is in order from closest to the Fox Theater to furthest away. While some of these may be about 8-10 blocks away, I would still consider them walkable on a nice evening. Find parking near the Fox first and then make the trek to dinner to avoid long parking lines before your show starts. 

Marquee Club: The most stunning new feature at the Fox Theater has to be the gorgeous renovation they did on the Marquee club. The Marquee club is an opportunity for you to upgrade your ticket (any ticket, any level) to have access to all you can eat nibbles, 5 different bars, private restrooms, and plush seating. It’s the best bet when you really want to stay close to home (and don’t want to have to fight off lines for the bar/bathroom during Intermission). 

Lyla Lila: This is my FAVORITE addition to Midtown. When it opened you could find my husband and I at the bar on any given weekend. Since then it has received a ton of national press and for good reasons! The wine list is impeccable and the food is divine. It’s definitely more upscale -but in an approachable hip way- so dress accordingly. I really love sitting at the bar the most but you’ll have a wonderful meal regardless of where you sit. 

El Vinedo Local: Y’all- this is such a great hole in the wall type of restaurant and we love it so much. My favorite order is the Shrimp ceviche with a side of yucca fries. I can (and have) eaten them every day for a week during lunch time and never regretted it. When the weather warms up they leave the giant doors open so you truly feel like you’re in another world (and not just the city streets of Atlanta). 

El Valle: This upscale Latin restaurant is divine. We’ve never had a bad dish. The decor is fun and you’ll get a creative cocktail that matches. They have live music some days and it’s sure to fill you up and start your night right before heading off to your show. 

Sebastian: We love Sebastian. This Spanish tapas bar pours a great gin cocktail and has some of the best tapas in Midtown. We love all the ceviches and the potato thing, OMG, like a croissant with 1000 layers of potato and fried (because of course it is) to perfection. Again, never had a bad dish here. Service is 10/10 and the atmosphere is so fun! 

26 Thai: The panangs here are so delicious. My favorite order is the Ko Soi with fried chicken (you’ll thank me later). If you love a curry this is the place to go. The interior is really beautiful as well. 

Bulla Gastrobar: My second favorite Spanish tapas bar in Atlanta, in the warmer months they open up their patio doors so the restaurant is both inside and outside. We love going here for drinks and the tapas are all delicious. 

Pasta da Pucinelli: This place is a Midtown institution! You have to go at least once, but be warned- even on a non-show night this place is ass-to-elbow. It’s always slammed. The standouts for me were the appetizers and the cesar salad. 

Edgar’s Proof & Provision: A laid-back bar that has upscale bar food, like grilled cheese of the day (tomato soup if you’re lucky!), and a great selection of drinks. If you are looking for a great cocktail spot before (or after) your show, this is where you should go. 


Bon Ton: This eclectic cajun inspired restaurant has really creative cocktails and a bevy of seafood dishes to order for dinner. They also have a late night menu in case you’re craving cajun-ish after your show.  

Cypress Street Pint & Plate: While this definitely isn’t the fanciest of the options, this is a fantastic neighborhood sports bar. They have consistently great bar food and the bartenders are fun and engaging. If you need something quick and off the beaten path before (or after) a show, this is your best bet! 

Ecco: The original outpost of this International Terminal famed restaurant is just up the street from the Fox. They have iconic appetizers (like the fried goat cheese) and an array of main dishes to satisy everyone. Don’t deny yourself dessert, they have a sampling of things to fulfill your sweet tooth! I definitely recommend making a reservation. 

Blue IndiaThis Indian restaurant came onto the scene slowly but are sure to wow your tastebuds with their authentic Indian Cuisine. Freshly baked naan and curry are the first things you’ll smell when walking in and you’ll definitely leave with a happy and full belly. 

Anh’s Kitchen: A Vietnamese kitchen that makes a delightful bowl of Pho. If you are in need of some full on flavor food be sure to put this on your “to eat” list. The service is pretty quick and there is ample seating throughout. 

The Consulate: A global tastebud experience with eclectic and whimsical decor. I’ve had the best Octopus of my life here and they stay open fairly late. 

You’ll notice some restaurants are missing from this list (like The Livingston just across the street from the Fox) and that’s for good reason, because I’ve either been unimpressed with their service, the food was lacking or it’s just not unique enough to go and eat at before your show. You’re coming into the city for a spectacular show, you deserve a meal that mimics that. 

Other notable mentions that you could go to: The Coda Food Collective, Mary Macs (honestly it’s just a meat and three, I don’t know why everyone is obsessed with it?) Torched Hop, Publik Draft House (right next to the Fox, you likely won’t get a table unless you get there early), The Sugar Factory (it’s just an Instagram tourist trap), 

15 Restaurants near the Fox Theater in Atlanta

Author: Cynthia

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  • Cynthia, wonderfully helpful and interesting. Is there something special close to the Fox that you might recommend for a family group of 14, ages 11 to 84, attending Hamilton at the Fox? Your thoughts appreciated.
    Cheers, Karen

    • Hi Karen! Wow 14 people- you may want to see if there are any private dining rooms available as I don’t know if a restaurant will be able to accomodate that many at any given time. You can always try El Valle- it’s new and we’ve really enjoyed it.