Cobb County, Georgia is home to local eateries with national notoriety. From award-winning dishes to chefs that have competed with Food Network stars, it’s impossible to deny that Cobb County’s dining scene is a gem that even the most experienced foodies should sink their teeth into.

For even more foodie fun, check out Cobb Foodie Week (September 9-16, 2023), our annual celebration of Cobb’s thriving culinary scene and your chance to sign up, save, and savor!

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Big Pie in the Sky Pizzeria opened its doors in February 2007 and quickly became a favorite among locals and students in Kennesaw. Their dough is made fresh from scratch every day using an original New York Style recipe. Slices are cut from a 30-inch pizza and are probably bigger than any that you’ve ever tasted. Think you’re really hungry and want to score some extra cash? Be sure to try The Carnivore Challenge!

“Weekly visit! The extra-large pizza is 30 inches of awesome. We drive 20 minutes just to come here and grab one almost every weekend. Yes, we have to put it in the truck to take it home, but it is one of the most delicious pizzas we’ve had. It lasts for days and is a great weekend snack and Monday lunch at the office.” – Michael Sabani, via Google Reviews

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Canoe describes itself as “tucked away, not far away” and boasts some of the most beautiful scenery along the Chattahoochee River. As one of the most acclaimed fine dining restaurants not only in the county, but also in the country, Canoe offers a rich and flavorful experience that stimulates all five senses. Featuring a seasonal selection of New American foods, Canoe is perfect for foodies looking to enjoy a delicious upscale meal.

“Canoe is responsible for one of the greatest evenings in 2020. Everything we ate and drank exceeded our expectations. Thomas, our server, and the entire staff went above and beyond to deliver superior service and hospitality. I would recommend Canoe to everyone who enjoys eating out in Atlanta. Grab a reservation and have a wonderful evening!” – waxandgold, via TripAdvisor

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Heirloom Market BBQ is a small place with big heart. By combining the Southern and South Korean styles of both chefs, Heirloom serves up bbq that’s simple, classic, and fresh but with a twist. Long lines are common, but foodies say it’s beyond worth the wait.

“So good! This place has helped me redefine the very meaning of good BBQ. While most BBQ joints in Atlanta have been losing their quality and mojo, this joint kills it! Hands down must visit. You will thank me later.” – Izzy Kupferstein, via Google Reviews

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With a chef that has just as much personality as the food, Henry’s Louisiana Grill is a local favorite that you won’t want to miss. Henry’s menu features authentic Cajun, creole, and southern dishes that are made even better by the lively atmosphere. Skip the drive to Louisiana and head to Acworth for food that makes you feel like you’re right in the bayou.

“My husband and I have ventured here twice now and both times the food and service were impeccable. We thoroughly over ordered as there were so many delicious options to choose from and EVERY dish was delectable! You must try the hushpuppies and the Louisiana Shrimp & Grits – and the cornbread is the best I have ever tasted!! Honestly, no matter what you order, you can’t go wrong here.” LadyntheWolf, via TripAdvisor

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Marietta Diner is a Cobb County classic. You can’t miss the neon and chrome covered exterior as you drive up Cobb Parkway. Open 24 hours and showcasing a menu that’s larger than life, Marietta Diner has endless options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night cravings.

“Marietta Diner is a family favorite. The voluminous array of food is always awesome with OVER generous portions. Nobody in our family ever leaves without a take-home-plate! Our family visiting from NYC was totally amazed and impressed.” – Cathy N, via TripAdvisor

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Muss & Turner’s is a neighborhood joint with no culinary boundaries and no pretense. Its owners wanted to create a restaurant that they’d want to dine at themselves, and this mindset has driven all of their decisions when it comes to Muss & Turner’s food and atmosphere. With a focus on local and seasonal items, Muss & Turner’s is a unique bistro and deli that has become a staple in the Smyrna community.

“M&T’s could easily become an addiction. There were so many appealing menu items that I could hardly make a choice. You can’t go wrong with whatever you choose. Our server was attentive and engaging…you felt like you had made a friend by the end of the meal. I will definitely return.” JaunVin, via OpenTable

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Since it’s opening, The Red Eyed Mule has aimed to be a place that everyone remembers. Specializing in burgers and biscuits, the restaurant provides great food in a place where everyone feels at home. The simple menu allows them to focus on putting exceptional quality into every dish, which has allowed them to become renowned among locals, visitors, and celebrities like Food Network star Alton Brown.

“Easily the best burger and biscuit place in Marietta. If I’m not there once a week I start having withdrawals. Sabra, Joe, and the crew are friendly and helpful and the food is phenomenal. Not a bad thing on the menu and the specials can be even better. I’ve brought over a dozen different people here since I’ve discovered it and everyone agrees this place can’t be beat.” – Wayne Z, via Yelp

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Spring is a small neighborhood restaurant located in the Historic Marietta Square owned and operated by friends. Their menu is designed to be in harmony with seasonality and sustainability, and they are also dedicated to featuring ingredients that support local farmers and artisans who raise food ethically. Although the menu is minimalist, every single item packs big flavor that’s unforgettable.

“This is our second time going to Spring and it did not disappoint. This is without a doubt the best restaurant on the Marietta Square and one of the best in all of metro Atlanta for sure. Food is cooked perfectly and the ingredients are combined together to make one of the best meal experiences around.” – RollTideATL, via OpenTable

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Yakitori Jinbei is a small Japanese-Korean restaurant tucked away in a nondescript shopping center near the Battery Atlanta. This classic hole-in-the-wall with terrific food caught the attention of Food Network star Guy Fieri. He has given rave reviews of Chef Jae Choi’s unique approach to traditional Korean recipes like his Katsu Curry Ramen and Korean Fried Chicken. Try it for yourself at this local hotspot.

“We visited the restaurant this past weekend when we visited our daughter, a KSU Student. We are always looking for new restaurants and flavors to try, plus we love Guy, as well as all of his shows. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable of the menu, & willing to offer suggestions. Our lunch was phenomenal!!! The flavors were unique and delicious, complex yet comforting. We will definitely return often!!” –William K., via

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