Morgan Lanier

Celebrating our Grand Old Flag with Even Grander Specials

Morgan Lanier
Celebrating our Grand Old Flag with Even Grander Specials

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Atlanta-Area Restaurants do Their Parts by Offering Freedom from the Kitchen


ATLANTA (June 21, 2019) – While the Declaration of Independence has already been brilliantly written, you can still create your own declaration of independence from kitchen or grill duties this July 4. Many of Atlanta’s best restaurants are happy to help you celebrate freedom from cleanup duty with star-spangled specials.

Pulling out the stops on July 4

If you prefer to keep things low key, a special just-for-the-day low country boil at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland may be just the ticket. They’ll be serving it up from noon until the pot is empty. If you’re thinking of celebrating America’s birthday with the nation’s favorite pastime, now’s the time to reserve your space on the restaurant’s Braves-bound bus. They’re partnering with Terrapin Beer Co. to provide a pre-game serve-yourself hotdog and slider station, tickets to see the Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies and round-trip bus transportation with beer sampling. The post-game fireworks extravaganza will be the icing on an extraordinary day ($55). 404-876-7249;

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is rolling out its new BBQ menu at all locations just in time for the Fourth of July celebration. You can choose from classic chicken wings, baby back ribs and pulled pork, all prepared with the restaurant’s signature house-made BeerBQ sauce. Wash it down with a 1551 HOBNOB Old Fashioned made from HOBNOB/Atlanta’s ASW Collaboration bourbon, orange bitters, Luxardo, orange peel and hickory smoke ($12).

A red, white and brew day is on tap at Marlow’s Tavern, where members of the Marlow’s Insider Club will be treated to a complimentary Red, White and Brew burger on July 4 with the purchase of another entrée. Cooked-to-order, these decadent house-made burgers are perfectly seasoned and topped with blue cheese, caramelized onions and red peppers, then piled onto a toasted sesame brioche bun and served with all-American fries. Not an Insider yet? You still have time to sign up online.

Historic Crabapple-based Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails will be serving up traditional Fourth of July favorites with a twist from 5-9 p.m. Crispy pickle fried chicken comes with two sides and can be ordered “regular” fried or Nashville hot ($18). Executive chef Derek Dollar is offering a half rack with a savory pastrami rub and two sides ($20). 770-817-0161;


Not one to miss out on a good fiesta, all Tin Lizzy’s Cantina locations are open and featuring their “Happy Hour” menu all day in the dining room and bar.


Celebrating Early or After the Fourth

Since there’s no need to get up and go to work on Friday, you can Basque in a late night at Gypsy Kitchen, which will be extending its hours and serving until 1 a.m. The party starts again at noon on July 4. 404-939-9840;


If you like the thought of getting the party started a little early, Johnny’s Hideaway offers just the pre-fireworks revelry you’re looking for. You can return post fireworks on the Fourth to keep the celebration going. 404-233-8026; 


Runners can head over to Murphy’s for a special night-before-Peachtree Road Race pasta primavera special of house-made pasta, summer vegetables and crème fraîche and a BBQ dinner special (both are $18). They’re also excited to help runners recharge after the race with a brunch service running 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The restaurant will be closed the evening of July 4. 404-872-0904;


Looking to do a little carb loading the evening before the Peachtree Road Race? The pastabilities are many at Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante. Non-runners also are welcomed to choose from a wide variety of sumptuous Italian treats to create the perfect picnic. Storico will be closed on July 4. 404-500-2181;


If you’re looking for a classic celebration, The Blind Pig Parlour Bar will be open late to help you ring in the holiday with a touch of Victorian charm.


Early revelers also are welcome at The Georgian Terrace Hotel. You can work your way up by starting with drinks in the basement at Edgar’s Proof & Provision, before moseying upstairs for dinner at Livingston Restaurant & Bar. Both are open on Independence Day as well. 866-845-7551;,,


Genteel revelers also can stay late at The Southern Gentleman where the staff will be serving up its Southern charm and cuisine until midnight. The restaurant will be open for service as usual on July 4. 404-939-9845;

Peachtree Road Race runners are in for a post Fourth of July freebie from Zunzi’s. Cross the finish line, then sprint over to the Howell Mill eatery with a race number or participation award on July 5 for a free Conquistador sandwich, which was recently named “Best Sandwich in Georgia” by People magazine. 470-698-2351;

Business as Usual


Who can say no to a day that starts at noon with happy hour? Just coast on over to Chido & Padre’s for a Fourth of July served up Baja style. 404-848-9100;


Armchair sports fans can cool off at Irby’s Tavern where the latest Atlanta sports event along with some of Atlanta’s finest comfort food make for a winning partnership. 404-254-1333;


Whether you’re looking to dine in or pack a meal to go to the perfect picnic spot, King Barbecue, located in Savi Provisions on Pharr Road, will make your holiday special with its signature take on Georgia-style barbecue. Call ahead so your order is ready to go when you are. 678-761-1833;


Loyal Americans will be glad to know Loyal Q and Brew in Alpharetta will be open for business as usual. You can dine in on St. Louis ribs, Duroc pulled pork, beer-battered cheese curds or brisket cheesesteak. Enjoying a festive Fourth at home? Take away the hassle of cooking and order a barbecue spread from Loyal Q’s catering. 470-359-9947;


Over in Roswell, Loyal Tavern welcomes Fourth of July revelers with a sports bar atmosphere and menu of elevated tavern-style food including jumbo wings, The Big Greasy burger, tacos and more. An impressive craft beer program and an extensive bourbon and whiskey selection add to the fun. 678-659-9412;


On the heels of celebrating 40 years as Atlanta’s go-to spot for food and fun, Taco Mac locations will be open and welcoming guests with its award-winning wings and a newly revamped menu boasting sharable starters, a slate of authentic street tacos and new craft cocktails.


If you want the benefits of beach fare without getting sand in your swimsuit, head to The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Buckhead (404-474-9508) or on Canton Street in Roswell (770-993-5749). You can even work on your tan while enjoying delicious seafood on the patio.