Historic Alpharetta, Georgia, is an increasingly popular place to stay. It’s also a popular place to eat. Located less than 30 miles from metropolitan Atlanta, Alpharetta offers a flavorful feast of local cuisine. Whether you crave comfort food, seek a grand steakhouse experience, or enjoy a festive food truck atmosphere, Alpharetta’s food scene offers something for everyone.
If you want a unique experience while enjoying Southern hospitality at its finest, check out these local dining options during your Alpharetta stay. Your adventurous palate will be glad you did!
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Imagine sitting down to spare ribs smoked in the Southern tradition and skillfully barbecued with your choice from a medley of tantalizing sauces. Smokejack BBQ blends its sauces from scratch daily to top off a mouth-watering selection of smoked pork.
Nestle into this nearly two-centuries-old building while enjoying beef brisket, pulled pork shoulder, or a rack of St. Louis-style spare ribs. You can try a variety of traditional Southern side dishes prepared with Smokejack flair, such as pimento cheese grits, corn pudding, and collard greens. Don’t leave without dessert. Enjoy a warm slice of Coca-Cola cake with ice cream and take a 5-inch Southern Baked Pie back to your hotel to enjoy later.
For those who enjoy juicy, tender steaks loaded with flavor, Cabernet Steakhouse is a worthwhile stop. Cabernet features prime cuts of hand-selected, corn-fed beef and offers a signature Rock Salt Herb-Roasted Rib Eye. Your taste buds may also enjoy a custom-aged filet mignon or rack of lamb.
The steakhouse also offers a delectable array of freshly prepared seafood entrees. Appetizers include beef tenderloin carpaccio, fresh oysters, and herb-crusted lamb lollipops. An impressive wine list and freshly prepared homemade sauces round out Cabernet’s delightful menu.
Alpharetta Food Truck Alley
After the chill of winter recedes, the weekends start early in Alpharetta. You’ll want to keep your Thursday night open!
The fun-filled seasonal event known as Alpharetta Food Truck Alley kicks off each year in mid-April and runs through mid-October. Note that the first Thursday in May, however, is dedicated to another local Alpharetta favorite, Taste of Alpharetta.
You can expect to find six to 10 rotating food trucks parked on Old Roswell Street on any given Thursday night. If you care to know which trucks this event will be featuring during your vacation, you can check out the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley Facebook page.
Enjoy live music, mingle with the locals, and sample a variety of dishes. From Brussels sprouts to Cajun chicken egg rolls, you’ll find many treasures to taste.
Each of these fabulous spots is within close proximity to great accommodations in Alpharetta. As you can see, a good meal is just the beginning of your experience. If you’re looking for a vacation you’ll enjoy recounting to your friends, start planning your trip today. Be sure to put at least one of these eateries on your itinerary!