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The Best Late Night Eats Around Smyrna

How many late night adventures begin with a craving? Far too many to count. Midnight snacking is about getting exactly what you want exactly when you want it. The Atlanta late night food scene is rich, deep and varied. We know all about good food and good times in Georgia.

These are the best late night eats around Smyrna.


Waffle House is Atlanta’s late night legend. Open 24-hours, with locations peppered across the metro area, Smyrna’s Waffle House is planted at the intersection of Cobb and Windy Hill Rd. where the “awesome staff” and “awesome service” is quick, fast and ready at any hour of the day or night to service your deepest, waffle-y needs, says Raineesh S. of Lilburn, GA, in his 5-star Yelp review.

“I love the atmosphere here,” He adds

But Waffle House hasn’t grown complacent, despite its perennial dominance of metro Atlanta’s late night food scene. In their “Test Kitchen” they invite their legions of waffle-maniacs to help them “continually [work] to make sure [they] keep up with ever-changing customer tastes.” So you see, like all the best things in Georgia, Waffle House is enriched by its past, but not bound by it.


Those west coast games always end late. That’s why Varners Restaurant & Tavern serves food and brew ‘til 2am (4am on Friday).

How’s this for a deal: free shuttle to SunTrust Park? Catch a ride to every Braves home game! Celebrate with a victory toast or nurse defeat with one of Varners famous burgers on your way home from the ballpark.

Sometimes a Yelp review says it all: “Great food and fun! Went for the big Falcon's game not too long ago and it was awesome! Wings and cocktails were on-point, and the service was perfect.“ ~ MD. of Decatur, GA. 5-stars.


A bit outside Smyrna, in Marietta, you’ll find the Rusty Barrell. It’s a true southern dive. Ken M., of Marietta, GA, in his 5-star Yelp review, reports on the atmosphere, “I did stop by and found the people friendly and most of all, old school… Lots of smoke and heavy on early drinkers - so its legit.”

Legit, yes. And open ‘til 3am.

Head out into the Georgia night and you might never come back the same, but at least you’ll come back well fed. Enjoy the best late night eats around Smyrna!

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