Eat and Play in the A: 6 Spots in Buckhead Atlanta

If fine dining and upscale shopping are on your itinerary, we've got you covered. Welcome to Buckhead.
  • Buckhead makes for an unforgettable high-end experience. (James Duckworth, AtlantaPhotos.com)
    Buckhead makes for an unforgettable high-end experience. (James Duckworth, AtlantaPhotos.com)

Buckhead has long been the place Atlantans go to shop, eat and enjoy the city. Head north from Downtown to find this swanky neighborhood and all it has to offer. Visitors who are in town for the Super Bowl and locals alike will enjoy making a day of this posh part of town.

For more inspiration, check out our Buckhead neighborhood guide.

What To Do

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Visit the Swan House at Atlanta History Center.

Atlanta History Center is the place to go for any history buff. With rotating exhibits dedicated to showcasing historic artifacts, stories and photographs from Atlanta and the world, it’s easy to get lost on the campus. Outside the museum, find the Swan House and Smith Family Farm, each with their own stories to tell.  

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The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is an high-end shopping oasis. (James Duckworth, AtlantaPhotos.com)

Shop till you drop takes on another meaning in Buckhead. With high-end shopping at Phipps Plaza, well-known brands at Lenox Square mall and upscale boutiques at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, any savvy shopper will feel right at home here.  

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LEGOLAND Discover Center is a creative wonderland. (LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta)

If visiting Atlanta with a younger crowd, let their creativity shine at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. They will get immersed in a 4D movie, test their building skills on the earthquake tables and get an in-depth look at the LEGO Factory.  
 
What To Eat

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Buckhead Diner pairs a classic atmosphere and a modern menu. (Buckhead Diner)

Fine dining comes wrapped in an exterior of chrome and neon at Buckhead Diner. Here, classic diner fare is upgraded and paired with items like Thai chili calamari and sirloin steak ramen. Don’t forget to top your meal with a Spanish vanilla bean or an orange Creamsicle milkshake.  
 

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If pasta is your passion, you can't go wrong with Ecco Buckhead. (courtesy Ecco Buckhead)

Ecco Buckhead brings European flair to the heart of Atlanta. Charcuterie, Italian-inspired flatbreads and pasta dishes make up this menu. 

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For seafood lovers with impeccable taste, Atlanta Fish Market is here for you.

Looking for great seafood in Atlanta? It’s hard to miss Atlanta Fish Market with the larger-than-life fish sculpture out front. Diners can choose from the catch of the day, fresh sushi or a variety of shellfish.   

Lindsey Watts is a member of the public relations team at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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