Roswell Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Roswell

April 14, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Roswell is an affluent city in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States. At the 2010 census, it had a population of 88,346, and in 2014 the estimated population was 94,089, making it Georgia's seventh largest city.
Things to do in Roswell

1. Vin 25

25 Plum Tree St, Roswell, GA 30075-3635 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 770-628-0411
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Vin 25

Vin 25 is set in the heart of downtown Roswell without the hustle and bustle of the strip. Tucked away down a side street, we have a cozy, yet sophisticated atmosphere that is sure to be your new favorite spot in town. Come in to try our 25+ wines by the glass, artisanal cocktails, or craft beers, or indulge in our chef-driven, seasonal menu! Cheers!

Reviewed By dotters - Atlanta, GA 30062

It's Roswell Restaurant Week and we decided to try Vin 25. We checked out the menu (special and regular) and thought we'd have some good choices... In that, we weren't too disappointed, though the desserts weren't my cup...

We arrived at 5:30 and were told that there were too many reservations all night and would have to eat at the bar. (I was under the impression that they didn't take reservations, but that is only on the weekend. My mistake, I suppose, but...)

At this point, the tables were empty. By the time we left, there still were some empties, so we were a bit miffed at this. Granted some people eat very slowly, but I think we could have had a table and be gone by the time they were needed... Just my take.

Hubby got the spring roll, short rib, and maple flan off the Restaurant Week Menu. This cost $45. I thought it was pretty steep... I just had the short rib and 'special' tres leches doughnuts...

The spring roll was excellent. Hot, and very tasty. There were 2, so we were able to split it. Both plates of short ribs came out and the restaurant week menu's was much smaller. Hubby's flan was too mapley for me (I couldn't eat the peanut butter offering - which probably happens a lot with many people having allergies...) The doughnuts (there were 4!) were way too much! They were good, but I didn't find them very light, just rather dense. Again, just my take.

Hubby also had 2 glasses of wine and the bill came to $140 without tip and tax. I don't know. It seemed high to me. Most of the restaurant week places don't have a $45 menu.

Was the food good, yes. The place is noted for their wine and the bar is extensive and bartender very pleasant and knowledgeable. However, when you try a new place on Restaurant Week, I think you'd be deterred by the $45 menu... and we really were annoyed about the table situation. (I compare this restaurant to Spring as they both have limited space and few tables. I think that Spring might be 'cheaper' and we are usually greeted a bit nicer. It could also be that we weren't a 'regular,' but isn't that why you participate in Restaurant Week - to get new customers?)

We might try Vin 25 again...

2. Emidio's Restaurant

8610 Roswell Rd, Suite 950, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-7534 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 770-837-3373
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Emidio's Restaurant

Reviewed By PeachtreeCorners2013 - Peachtree Corners, GA

We had been looking for a while for a Portuguese restaurant... a restaurant with the flavors of NJ's Ironbound Portuguese eateries. I guess we hadn't looked hard enough because Emidio's is the jewel we had been looking for and just discovered. When we walked in we could sense that this is a special comfortable restaurant: cozy warm colors, oil paintings, nice place settings, background jazz music. I felt like I passed through a gateway into Europe.
The staff were warm, knowledgeable and very helpful..not stuffy. Pedro took the time to explain the dishes and specials, and he was very informative. Again very friendly and attentive.
Originally we were going to order off the menu. We were interested in seafood and decided to have the specials: cataplana and the snapper. The cataplana was served from the traditional cataplana cookware at our table, and the salmon clams scallops shrimp and mussels were fresh and succulent. The flavors exceeded our expectations. The snapper dish came with cabbage, ratatouille, a large whipped potato croquette. Both dishes were excellent!!
We absolutely enjoyed this dinner. And we look forward to coming back!
We came on a friday evening & did not have difficulty being seated, but we understand that Saturday could be a bit busier

3. Table & Main

1028 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075-3615 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 24 - SGD 39 +1 678-869-5178
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 374 reviews

Table & Main

Table & Main serves cuisine that is "Simple. Seasonal. Southern." in a beautifully restored farmhouse in the heart of Historic Roswell, GA.

Reviewed By redneckersson5 - Canton, Georgia

We really like Osteria Mattone, but find its twin somewhat less appealing. We chose this because it is close to GET where we had tickets for later in the evening. We had just recently dined at Osteria. We have eaten here before and did check out the menu before making a reservation. While we did do our "due diligence" online before making a reservation, we still were somewhat surprised. at the chef's "combinations." My wife settled for the hamburger. It was not done to her specifications, but not inedible. To note, my wife only told the waitress that it was not prepared to her instructions although acceptable (it was overdone, but edible), the manager did come over and comp the order. We did not expect anything other that the standard, "we can take it back , and...." Well I think that this does say a lot about the commitment of the restaurant to "getting things right." BUT, I had the short ribs. The ribs were delicious (and much more than I could eat). I took home a box (and did eat a wonderfully delicious sandwich the next day). Yet I would not order the dish again. The radicchio was sour and added nothing.. Perhaps, my taste, but I did not like the gravy/grits combination either.

4. Adele's on Canton

1169 Canton St, Suite 100, Roswell, GA 30075-4399 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch +1 770-594-0655
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Adele's on Canton

Reviewed By Nitka2010

The place has a lot of potential, nice outside seatings, no problem with parking (which in Downtown Roswell is a bear deal), the food is good but not exceptional. The first time we ate there we were completely ignored but the owner/manager at the entrance, nobody was willing to take care of us although we were the only ones waiting. Everything is deep fried, no gluten free options or not fried items. Not bad but unfortunately will not become my favorite.

5. Brookwood Grill

880 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Bldg A, Roswell, GA 30076-1969 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 770-587-0102
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 634 reviews

Brookwood Grill

For over 20 years the Brookwood Grill restaurant has set the standard for exceptional dining in Roswell, GA. Upon entering Brookwood Grill, one will see 7500 square feet of warm wood and unique stacked stonework; smell the live hickory wood and hear the sounds of live entertainment featured nightly. Please come and dine with us in an elegant, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere

Reviewed By Cindy L

Had not been here for quite some time so was excited to return for family get ttogether. Had several hiccups with our server as he just kept disappearing and seemed aloof. Asked two different servers for cheese, lemons, etc as he was nowhere to be found. Appetizers were good really liked salmon hush puppies. Once food arrived one steak ordered rare was close to medium well. By the time new steak arrived rest of table had basically finished eating. Odd thing was they never offered to replace his vegetable which by now was cold. For amount of money we spent we felt a bit let down. With so many excellent places to dine in Roswell feel they need to step up their game a bit.

6. Foundation Social Eatery

1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Suite 810, Roswell, GA 30076-4703 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 35 +1 770-641-8877
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

Foundation Social Eatery

Reviewed By Shanker B - Alpharetta, Georgia, United States

We were a party of 9 from work who went in on Valentines Day for dinner. We were lucky to have reservations, the service was great - Very friendly, attentive and warm. It was helpful without being overly intrusive.

The wine was great. They have reasonably priced bottles. we had 3 bottles of wine and a co-worker of ours had a cocktail and a couple of them had non-alcoholic drinks.

The food was very good. We had wings. mussels and focaccia for appetizers. The entrees was a across the board from pasta to scallops to salmon to trout to vegetable plate. It was all delicious.

We finished off with White Russians for everybody along with passionfruit cheesecakes.

We spent nearly 3 hours having a great time - the waitress and staff accommodated us and made sure we had a gala time.

7. Hugo's Oyster Bar

10360 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3777 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 770-993-5922
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 417 reviews

Hugo's Oyster Bar

Perfectly capturing the flavors and feel of the Coastal American South is Hugo's Oyster Bar in downtown Roswell, GA. Hugo's is the Atlanta area's newest Southern seafood concept from Rich Clark and Chef Jon Schwenk, the minds behind Vinings' beloved C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar. Great seafood with a southern twist.

Reviewed By Erik B - Suwanee, Georgia

We have been here three times. The consistency of the waitstaff’s service, taste of the food and quality of food is awesome. We love the oyster selection. Cooked and raw. The Bloody Mary self service bar on sundays is awesome. They bring you a glass with vodka and you go to a station and add your own concoction. I cheated and googled a BM recipe first. It was excellent. The meals are very good. It’s a Cajun menu but for Sunday brunch I couldn’t pass up the eggs Benedict. They have 3 variations and the classic Benedict. The (beignets) fried doughnuts with caramel sauce for dessert was an excellent finish to a very good mid range priced meal. Valet parking only because the lot is very small. It’s free other than tipping the guy. They have a full bar with seating. Lots of TV’s with sports on silently. Good music playing-80’s rock and R&B. I recommend reservations for dinner. It’s got an open air deck in front as well.

8. Osteria Mattone

1095 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075-3643 Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 46 - SGD 59 +1 678-878-3378
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Osteria Mattone

Osteria Mattone is a neighborhood restaurant serving regional Italian cuisine with a focus on Roman fare, combining the casual spirit of an osteria with the more formal dining of a trattoria. The restaurant's menu and dining rooms allow guests to choose how they'd like to dine: pizza and a Peroni in the Osteria or a three-course dinner in the trattoria.

Reviewed By Charlie_Hotlanta - Atlanta, Georgia

First visit to Osteria Mattone and we were pleasantly surprised. Nice atmosphere, quick seating, knowledgeable waitstaff, and valet parking. We found there were some winner and some just OK items on the menu. For example, the meatballs were OK - a bit bland. The sauce was authentic. The stuffed pasta was very good - something I would have again.
We'll definitely go back again. For a local restaurant it was very nice.

9. Little Alley Steak

955 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075-3612 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 770-998-0440
Excellent
61%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 380 reviews

Little Alley Steak

Reviewed By Marlee319 - Alpharetta, Georgia

The food and service here is outstanding - we've come here for special occasions every time. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Great service, amazing steaks, and great side dishes. I would recommend not getting too many appetizers - ended up taking a lot of food home. Everything was delicious.

10. Lucky's Burgers & Brew

1144 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3680 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 770-518-5695
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 246 reviews

Lucky's Burgers & Brew

Reviewed By kimmieusa - Georgia

Food is decent though definitely does NOT taste like it's made in-house - tastes more like frozen and then cooked.... Small indoor seating area. Larger deck space. If you don't like dogs under your feet while you eat then Lucky's - at least the outdoor seating area - is NOT for you.

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