Dragon Con is only two days away (flails excitedly) and you’re probably scrambling to pack, make last-minute costume adjustments, and getting ready to hit the road. You’ve put so much thought into getting there on time with costumes intact that you probably haven’t even stopped to think about what you’re going to eat this weekend.
But, I bet you are now. No worries! I’ve got you covered with my list of favorite places to eat over the weekend that will save you from having to eat an overly done hotdog from one of the hotel stands or survive only on the options offered at the ConSuite.
Chick-fil-A. This is a must-stop every year for breakfast. Nothing says “kicking off Dragon Con” quite like a delicious chicken biscuit. Just be aware that it’s incredibly popular and the line can get extremely long incredibly quickly. Also, keep in mind that they’re closed on Sunday.
Willy’s. I can’t go more than a few days without an order of queso, and Willy’s fulfills that craving nicely for the weekend. If you’re craving Mexican, stop here for a burrito, taco, or quesadilla with a side of guac, stop here and you’ll be full for hours.
Cafe Momo. This place opened up a few years ago and lunch at Dragon Con hasn’t been the same since. They’re a pick-and-choose buffet that charges by weight, so you can load up a to-go box with any number of food combinations. They’re also one of the few places in the food court that offer a wide variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, and greens, so if you’re craving something a little less deep-fried, this is the place to go.
Around the Hotels
Corner Bakery. Located across the street from the Hyatt and on the same side of the road as the AmericasMart, this quick, but tasty eatery is a nice escape from the crush of the food court. They have amazing salads, delicious sammiches, and tasty breakfast items (served all day on weekends!) though prices can be a bit higher than anywhere in the food court.
Dunkin Donuts. Located just down Forsyth Street, across from the south entrance to the Peachtree Center MARTA station, you can get your fill of donuts, bagels, and all the iced coffee your heart desires. It’s best on Saturday morning before the parade as it’s just far enough off the path that it’s never too crowded.
Broad Street. As any GSU student knows, Broad Street is THE place to eat in the area. It’s just off Peachtree Street, only a short walk from Peachtree Center MARTA’s southern entrance, and there’s a wide selection of food form all over the world: Indian, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and pizza. My personal favorite is Dua, a vietnamese noodle shop with amazing food.
Benihana. Who doesn’t love a dinner that comes with a flaming onion tower and a chef that flips shrimp right into your mouth? Hibachi is always fun for a group, but be sure to make a reservation in order to secure your spot.
Meehan’s Public House. Just across the street from the Peachtree Center Marta station, Meehan’s offers your standard Irish pub fare. I’m usually there for beers at the bar with friends, but their food is fantastic as well.
Sear. Located inside the Marriot, Sear is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has an amazing selection of seafood and steaks. Since it’s a bit pricier, there’s not usually too long of a wait. So if you’re looking for a bit of a splurge, this is the place to go.
These are my favorite stops at Con–what are yours? Share in the comments!