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Best Restaurant for Late-Night Dining

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Late-Night Dining/Hangout BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » After Dark
Gaja Korean Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Best Restaurant for Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Alluvia at the Cheetah

Best Late-Night Dining/Hangout BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » After Dark
Ormsby's

Best Restaurant for Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Tie: Bon Ton Atlanta & Octopus Bar

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Octopus Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Best late-night hangout BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Bon Ton Atlanta (Where to Eat Recommendation)
Midtown’s BON TON is as seat-of-the-pants as a restaurant gets. The mode here is house party, and the décor is pure kitsch in the retro den of fictional founder Hoa Nguyen and his most interesting mashup of Louisiana-meets-Vietnam cookery. A cheeky neon sign reads “Fancy Service” as fried basketsmore...
Midtown’s BON TON is as seat-of-the-pants as a restaurant gets. The mode here is house party, and the décor is pure kitsch in the retro den of fictional founder Hoa Nguyen and his most interesting mashup of Louisiana-meets-Vietnam cookery. A cheeky neon sign reads “Fancy Service” as fried baskets of seafood, boiled peanuts and banh mi sandwiches roll through the dining room until 2 a.m. Maybe Prince comes through the speakers, maybe Otis Redding. All music pairs well with their frozen versions of Pimm’s Cups and Vietnamese Irish coffee, served in color-changing plastic vessels, of course. Though the Bon Ton family tragically lost their head bartender, the talented Patrick Kuhen, late last month in a road accident, they celebrated his life in true Nola fashion: with a second line led by a brass band through the streets of Midtown. 674 Myrtle St. N.E. 404-996-6177. www.bontonatl.com. less...

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Octopus Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Octopus Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Octopus Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Octopus Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Octopus Bar (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Majestic Diner

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Majestic Diner

Runner-up: R. Thomas Deluxe Grill


1812 Peachtree St., 404-881-0246, www.rthomasdeluxegrill.net

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
El Rey Del Taco (Where to Eat Recommendation)
Finding something to eat in the wee hours of the morning can be a tough task if greasy spoons aren’t your thing. But Buford Highway has plenty of ethnic options serving food designed to soak up for a belly full of alcohol. TAQUERIA EL REY DEL TACO is one of the best taquerias in Atlanta thatmore...
Finding something to eat in the wee hours of the morning can be a tough task if greasy spoons aren’t your thing. But Buford Highway has plenty of ethnic options serving food designed to soak up for a belly full of alcohol. TAQUERIA EL REY DEL TACO is one of the best taquerias in Atlanta that just so happens to be open daily from 10 to 5 a.m. Handmade tortillas, an abundance of taco fillings, large seafood cocktails and some stellar salsa with serious kick are just as good at 4 in the morning as they are at lunchtime. And the occasional group of rowdy Latina drag queens only adds to the already colorful scenery. 5288 Buford Highway, Doraville. 770-986-0032. less...

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Majestic Diner

Runner-up
Waffle House
1701 Northside Drive, 404-355-5562, www.wafflehouse.com
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Restaurant for Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Majestic Diner

Best Restaurant For Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Top Flr (Permanently Closed)
Late night is all about attitude, and the best attitude in town can be found at TOP FLR, where the clientele is cool and the staff is even cooler. The friendly, quirky folks who run the place are joined by a friendly, quirky menu perfect for late-night nibbling. We especially love the light and silkymore...
Late night is all about attitude, and the best attitude in town can be found at TOP FLR, where the clientele is cool and the staff is even cooler. The friendly, quirky folks who run the place are joined by a friendly, quirky menu perfect for late-night nibbling. We especially love the light and silky fried tofu with tangy pomegranate sauce, and the salad with goat cheese and lavender dressing remains one of the best examples of bunny food in the city. But the late hours and laid-back hipster vibe are what make this such a cool spot – people eat, they drink, they make out, they laugh and eat some more. There's a grown-up liveliness that simply can't be found anywhere else at this hour. less...

Best Restaurant for Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Best Restaurant for Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Hae Woon Dae BBQ
There are plenty of other Korean restaurants in Atlanta, including those that specialize in tofu and soups, but HAE WOON DAE still soars to the top. Hae Woon Dae specializes — around the clock — in meats grilled at your table. Soon after you order bulgogi or any other of the many meatmore...
There are plenty of other Korean restaurants in Atlanta, including those that specialize in tofu and soups, but HAE WOON DAE still soars to the top. Hae Woon Dae specializes — around the clock — in meats grilled at your table. Soon after you order bulgogi or any other of the many meat dishes, an employee arrives with a bucket of thermonuclear-hot coals that he dumps in the grill in the middle of your table. Meanwhile, you’re noshing on a vast array of complimentary pickled goodies and eyeballing the zillion athletic trophies decorating the restaurant. Sound surreal? Try it at 3 a.m. less...

Best Restaurant for Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Best Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Majestic Diner
Soak up the decadent, hard-luck atmosphere as you soak up your hangover with the best of Atlanta's greasy-spoon fare. For the blind drunk and sensitive of stomach, bland hash browns and a plain egg omelet are always your safest bet. For all you Elvis types, you can get in a good square meal of meat andmore...
Soak up the decadent, hard-luck atmosphere as you soak up your hangover with the best of Atlanta's greasy-spoon fare. For the blind drunk and sensitive of stomach, bland hash browns and a plain egg omelet are always your safest bet. For all you Elvis types, you can get in a good square meal of meat and three, and follow it up with a nice, stiff icebox pie. less...

Best Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Waffle House
Scattered, smothered or covered, no matter how you prefer your taters, Waffle House serves breakfast 24 hours a day with unvarying uniformity — just like its ubiquitous, boxlike restaurant design. And at 3 a.m., that kind of predictability may be a sobering and comforting fact. For the jonesing sweet-toothedmore...
Scattered, smothered or covered, no matter how you prefer your taters, Waffle House serves breakfast 24 hours a day with unvarying uniformity — just like its ubiquitous, boxlike restaurant design. And at 3 a.m., that kind of predictability may be a sobering and comforting fact. For the jonesing sweet-toothed junkie among us, there's nothing quite like the pecan waffle. less...

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