The best part of the holiday season may just be the food! From sweet streusel-covered pies to savory smoked turkey, Cobb brings the feast to your yuletide festivities. We reached out to local influencers Emily Robinson, Paris Blatecky, and Hannah Katherine to get their take on the best spots in Cobb for comforting holiday dishes, and they did not disappoint! Check out their top picks for holiday flavors in Cobb.
What is your favorite Cobb restaurant to go to for holiday ambiance and décor?
“For holiday ambiance, I like to go to South City Kitchen in Vinings. My mom and I used to do the holiday brunch there every year, because they had an incredible choral group there singing carols a couple of times in December. They have stopped doing that event, but I still like to go there since it brings back those holiday memories.” – Emily
“I love a good classic holiday ambience, and Mac’s Chophouse is definitely the place to capture that magic. Right on the Marietta Square, you definitely get that Hallmark feel with a twist of feeling like you’re in a beautiful bygone era.” – Paris
“The Third Door’s Christmas pop-up bar is such a great festive Christmas spot! I love to enjoy their amazing cocktails while feeling just like Clark Griswold!” – Hannah
What is your favorite spot in Cobb for holiday dishes?
“Like most of Atlanta, I will be visiting Patak this holiday season. Their smoked turkeys are the best! I also love Seed Kitchen + Bar. A couple of years ago they did an everything but the turkey Thanksgiving package. They had amazing Brussels Sprouts, smoked gouda mac n’ cheese and the world’s best yeast rolls! I’m on their email list and haven’t seen anything about it yet, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed!”- Emily
“I love Old Vinings Inn for a classic, cozy meal! It’s always the perfect winter date night spot…and has the best shrimp & grits in town!”- Hannah
What is your favorite place to get a holiday pie in Cobb County? What is your favorite flavor?
“Pie Bar is the hands down my favorite place to get pie in Cobb! I’m addicted to their Brown Sugar Chess, because it’s got those great caramel flavors and the crunchy oat crust, but for Thanksgiving, you have to go with the classic Apple Streusel, because the tart apples make it feel like a healthy dessert after eating all the mashed potatoes.” – Emily
“Pie Bar! The atmosphere is cozy and the delicious heavy scent of the bourbon or cinnamon from their slices carry through the air. The Brown Sugar Chess pie is a year-round classic for me!” –Paris
“I love the pecan pie at Pie Bar just off the Marietta square! The perfect December Saturday would be to walk around the square, look at the cute holiday decor, and grab a warmed slice after.” – Hannah
Emily Robinson (@ultraepicure) is a native Atlantan who loves exploring the city. As a food and lifestyle blogger, she enjoys sharing experiences with her followers. In September 2021, Emily won Cobb Travel & Tourism’s #CobbFoodieCritic Contest with her review of MTH Pizza.
Paris Blatecky (@parisbwrites) is a proud resident of Marietta, Georgia and fur mom to #ourdapperduke. She shares her passion for vintage style and values as Editor & Chief of Marjorie Magazine.
Hannah Katherine (@belleonthebeltline) is an Atlanta transplant from Maryland. She was recently married and moved from Old Fourth Ward to Cobb County. Hannah loves to share things to do in the area and day trips around Georgia.
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