Top Restaurants in Gainesville, GA

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market

227 Atlanta Hwy Suite 900
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 287-8277

We start this review with a warning. Expect to possibly wait for a bit, but we urge you to not let the wait discourage you. This experience will be worth the wait in every way. Try their red snapper, it is pan seared and wow do the flavors pop our and onto your tongue. The prices are absolutely reasonable and everything that comes out of the kitchen looks amazing and tastes amazing. The problem that you are going to have when you have experienced all of the good things that you will find here is trying to hold yourself back from visiting many times per week.

Atlas Pizza

104 Washington Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 531-1144

The staff at this establishment has taken the specialty of pizza to another level. They do things a little different here but you are going to love it. The atmosphere is warm and rich and you are not going to believe the friendliness of the staff and of the patrons. The dough is made from scratch with only the finest and freshest ingredients. So, rest assured there will be nothing frozen served when you visit this place. For toppings, no worries, there are so many to choose from you can load up or keep it simple.

Luna's Restaurant

200 Main St SW, Suite 102
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 531-0848

Everyone should have a mission and at Luna's, their mission is geared to you because they want to offer the very best American cuisine with a Continental flair. You will be overjoyed by the eclectic mixture of flavors and cooking styles. Everything on the menu is absolutely incredible. And it won't take long for you to see that the owners take great pride in offering the best service that you will be able to find. The bartenders are extremely knowledgeable and friendly and professional, get ready to enjoy every minute you spend here.

Bluefin Hibachi & Sushi

1642 Park Hill Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
(678) 999-4392

At this venue, you will have choices. Their hibachi chicken is phenomenal but you cannot and should not discount the sushi. The sushi is absolutely the freshest that you are going to find anywhere. We realize that this type of place can be expensive but you will be very pleasantly surprised with their price list. The menu is very extensive and you should be able to find something for everyone in your group. The wines that they have are the perfect complement to the food they service, wow, what a treat.

Scott's Downtown

131 Bradford St NW
Gainesville, GA 30501-3706
(770) 536-1111

The staff here definitely makes the idea of casual fine dining work and it works very well. The food is out of this world and the attention to detail is something that you will notice right away. They also have an unparalleled wine list. The wait staff can't be bragged about enough, they are so attentive to your every need and they truly seem interested in making sure your experience is the very best that it can possibly be. This is one of those gems that you don't want to pass up any longer, check it out today.

Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub

118 Bradford St NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
(678) 450-0444

Your time has come. You need an unforgettable dining experience and this is the place that will provide it to your satisfaction. There is a sophisticated yet laid back environment. Feel free to visit in casual or formal attire. The menu is best described as entrees that feature a twist on southern American cuisine. The social environment is the absolute best. You will meet a few new friends no doubt and the staff will treat you like royalty. Everyone needs that special time in their life when they can take a break from the worries and cares and just be treated special and enjoy the best in food and drink. This is that place.

Honorable Mentions


  • Atlas Pizza
  • Little Italy
  • Papa's Pizza To Go Inc
  • Stevi B's Pizza
  • Pasquale's Pizza & Pasta


  • Olive Garden
  • Antonios Italian Ices & Ice
  • Cosa Nostra Italian Kitchen
  • Bi Ba's Italian Restaurant
  • Little Italy


  • Atlanta Highway Seafood Market
  • Silver Bay Seafood Restaurants
  • YellowFin
  • Captain D's
  • J & G Poultry & Seafood

Steak Houses

  • Poor Richard's Restaurant
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Kiku Japanese Steak House
  • Luna's Restaurant
  • Shogun Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar