Hamburgers, BBQ and hot dogs typically come to mind when you think of traditional Independence Day fare. But who says it has to? Below is a list of restaurants that will be serving up some fine food this Wednesday. So go ahead and really treat yourself this Fourth of July. We’ve also included a few concert and firework shows in case you’re looking for things to do post-meal.

By Teresa Tobat
Photo courtesy Chris Lee.
Activities Abound in Alpharetta 
Head over to Wills Park to celebrate with live music and fireworks. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. The Atlanta Symphony will perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre starting at 8 p.m. Expect post-show fireworks, too.
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This European-inspired bistro will be open for dinner.

40 7th Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30308

El Taco
This spirited-Mexican haunt will be open and serving up its Mexican fare and drinks.

1186 N. Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Imperial Fez
This Moroccan restaurant will be serving a special fixed menu including choice of one entrée and dessert starting for $19.99 per person. Enjoy $5 mojitos, martinis and sangria at Imperial Fez’s recently opened patio from 5 to 7 p.m.

2285 Peachtree Road NE #102  
Atlanta GA 30309

La Tavola Trattoria
For an Italian dinner in Virginia-Highland, consider paying a visit to this restaurant.

992 Virginia Ave, NE 

Atlanta, GA 30306


MARKET Hosts Fourth Fest
MARKET Buckhead and the W Atlanta-Buckhead will host the second annual Fourth Fest, a two-day celebration complete with music, food and fireworks on July 3 and 4. Five dollars from every ticket sold will be donated to support Operation Homefront Georgia, a nonprofit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our military members and wounded warriors.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

W Buckhead at 3377 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Ray’s in the City
This chain’s Downtown will be open from 4 to 9 p.m.

240 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ray’s on the River
The Sandy Springs’ location of this haunt will be open from 4 to 9 p.m.

6700 Powers Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30339

South City Kitchen Vinings
For traditional Southern food, head over to South City Kitchen’s Vinings’ location.

Ivy Walk Place
1675 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 401
Smyrna, GA 30080

Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food
Celebrate the upcoming holiday with a Mexican fiesta at this chain’s Buckhead and Sandy Springs’ locations.

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Watershed on Peachtree 
Enjoy a chicken-fried steak sandwich and a side of firecracker green beans for $14 at lunch and fried chicken and biscuits for $14.50 at dinner.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5 to 10 p.m.

1820 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309



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