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The Allure of American Style Dining Along I-575

In the vast tapestry of global cuisines, American style dining stands out as a unique and diverse culinary experience. Rooted in a melting pot of cultures, this dining tradition reflects the nation’s rich history and the dynamic fusion of flavors that have evolved over the years. Along the I-575 corridor, there are many options to choose from.

American style dining is characterized by its informal yet hearty approach, emphasizing generous portions and a communal atmosphere. The iconic diner culture, with its classic booths and counters, captures the essence of this cherished tradition. Breakfasts with stacks of pancakes dripping in maple syrup, brunches featuring eggs Benedict, and hearty dinners with juicy burgers are staples that define American dining. With no shortage of these options in our area, you’re sure to find something you like.

What sets American style dining apart is its adaptability, welcoming influences from various regions. From Southern comfort food like fried chicken and biscuits to the bold flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine, every corner of the country contributes to the diverse palate. Barbecue traditions, born in the South but embraced nationwide, showcase the art of slow-cooking and flavor mastery.

Beyond the culinary delights, American style dining is a celebration of togetherness. Whether it’s a family gathering, a casual meet-up with friends, or a roadside diner experience, the emphasis is on enjoying good food in great company. So, next time you find yourself at an American-style table, savor not just the flavors but the spirit of a nation united by a love for delicious, diverse, and comforting meals.

We’ve taken the time to gather a few great options for you to explore, so please see the list below and pay them a visit. If it’s somewhere you’ve not tried before, be sure to tell them you heard about them through Taste of 575.

Local Options

Allatoona Grill
5989 Groovers Landing Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30102, (678) 726-8464;
Lakeside restaurant with great food. Open year round. Visit
B&B Tavern Sixes
3568 Sixes Road, Canton, GA 30114, (770) 213-4106;
B&B Tavern Sixes is a Chef driven Gastro Pub focusing on great food and fabulous micro brews. Visit
Bernie’s Social Club
2825 S Main St, Kennesaw, GA 30144, (770) 627-2297;
Rustic-industrial stop offering oysters, shrimp & burgers plus wings, wine, beer & cocktails. Visit
Branchwater – Canton
190 East Main Street, Canton, GA 30114, (678) 880-7540;
Branchwater features steaks, seafood, and cocktails crafted by Chef Todd Hogan. Join us for live music, patio dining, friendly service and the award-winning cuisine you expect from Chef Todd, in a casual atmosphere. Everything is homemade in-house. Visit
1635 Old 41 Hwy NW, Suite 403, Kennesaw, GA 30152
(678) 594-7735;
Restaurant drawing a loyal crowd with its American menu & genteel, Mediterranean-style ambiance. Visit
Century House
125 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188 (770) 693-4552;
Century House has been serving up fine casual cuisine in the beautiful Historic Downtown District of Woodstock, Georgia for many years. Our beloved “little yellow house” has been a part of Downtown Woodstock since BEFORE there was a Woodstock officially. Visit
425 Earnest W. Barrett Parkway NW, #1000, Kennesaw, GA
(770) 479-1616;
Our mission is to share our Italian heritage and delight our guests with exceptional cuisine. Our pizza dough is naturally leavened, never frozen, and our pastas are made freshly every day. Visit
Downtown Kitchen
140 E Marietta St, #1, Canton, GA 30115, (770) 479-1616;
Welcome to the Downtown Kitchen. We have one goal in mind when we open our doors every day – To do whatever it takes to create the best dining experience possible. We offer steaks, seafood & pasta. Visit
Featherstone’s Grill at Bridgemill
1190 Bridge Mill Ave, Canton, GA 30114, (770) 345-5500;
Featherstone’s is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that is open to the public. Featherstone’s is a scratch kitchen; all recipes, dishes and products are fresh and locally sourced where possible. Visit
Good Kitchen + Market
116 Margaret Ave, Marietta Georgia 30060, (770) 726-2561;
More vegetables, thoughtfully sourced protein, quality grains and no refined sugar, canola oil, GMOs, antibiotics, or ingredients we cannot pronounce that belong in a laboratory. The bottom line is that you can eat, drink and be healthy GOOD. Visit
Jekyll Brewing Company
8634 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30189, (844) 453-5955;
Sophisticated hand-crafted beers from the finest ingredients, Jekyll serves snacks such as pork rinds and crawfish hushpuppies, oysters and shellfish, salads, soups, burgers, wraps and various other entrees and sides inspired by Jekyll Island. Visit
Kai’s & Ko Restaurant and Lounge
2520 East Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30062, (404) 451-5265;
Kai’s & Ko Restaurant and Lounge located in Marietta offers a new upscale dining experience with a casual twist. This concept was created by the owner, Steve Cleveland, who wanted to bring his personal posh style to life. We cater to the grown & sexy. Visit
Local on North
170 North Street, Canton, GA 30114, (770) 213-8970;
LOCAL pays homage to the Metropolitan and Northern regions of Georgia through food, design, service, and customer care. Our aspiration was to create a place that has favorites, drinks and food, which will make each person in your group happy and satisfied. Visit
MadLife Grill
8722 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188, (678) 384-2363;
Rooted in southern tradition and offering a delicious selection of small plates, salads, sandwiches, steaks, and seafood, with nightly specials to complement the vibe of the musicians in their venue – MadLife Stage. Visit
Marietta Sage Restaurant and Lounge
962 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062, (678) 401-4137;
At Marietta Sage Restaurant and Lounge we specialize in American food and can prepare anything from prime rib to wings. We love serving our community with delicious food. Our steakhouse is one of the best fine dining establishments in the area. Visit
Old Towne & Grille
2500 Cobb Pkwy N, Kennesaw, GA 30152, (770) 499-7878;
Low-key, brick-walled tavern serves American eats & drafts with sports on TVs, bar & outdoor tables. Visit
Riverstone Corner Bistro
151 Reinhardt College Parkway, Unit 103, Canton, GA 30114
(770) 704-7325;
Our family owned and operated cafe and restaurant will welcome you with open arms and delicious Southern Comfort/American food. Scratch Kitchen. Fresh Seafood. Separate GF Menu. House made desserts. Outside dining and rooftop bar. Visit
8558 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188, (770) 544-9009;
Rootstock, featuring Vintners Rooftop, is primarily a Wine and Bourbon bar, located in the lively Downtown District of Woodstock Ga. The venue offers a full bar with a focus on wine from family owned, mostly organic vineyards. Rootstock hosts a modern kitchen, allowing them to offer gourmet food, including Tapas, Salad, Soup, Dessert, and Charcuterie. Visit
Salt & Pepper Café
3732 Cedarcrest Rd, Ste 100, Acworth, GA 30101, (678) 401-6657;
Salt & Pepper Cafe offers Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner items in a quaint, casual atmosphere. We serve American style comfort food in a family friendly environment. Visit
36 Mill Street, Marietta, GA 30060, (678) 540-2777;
Spring is a small neighborhood restaurant located in the Historic Marietta Square owned and operated by friends, Chef Brian So and Sommelier Daniel Crawford. Our menu is designed to be in harmony with seasonality and sustainability. We are also dedicated to featuring ingredients that support local farmers and artisans who raise food ethically. We believe in cooking simple, delicious food with the best possible ingredients. Visit
Stockyard Burgers & Bones
26 Mill St NE, Marietta, GA 30060, (678) 503-2760;
Stockyard’s menu features a variety of unique Angus Beef burgers, salads and entrees including ribs and pork chops all made with high quality, fresh ingredients. The full-service bar boasts over 40 whiskeys and bourbons and a rotating selection of craft beers. Visit
Stratus Kitchen & Bar
400 Laurel Canyon Parkway, Canton, GA 30114, (770) 720-1808;
Located at the lovely golf course at Fairways of Canton- Stratus Kitchen specializes in food, events, but most of all, the best view in all of Canton. Visit
Tavern at Towne Lake
1003 Towne Lake Hills East, Woodstock, GA 30189
(770) 926-6097;
The Tavern at Town Lake’s signature service, upscale casual dining and unique atmosphere make it a perfect choice for locals in Woodstock. Visit
The Rotisserie Shop
2615 Busbee Pkwy NW, #26, Kennesaw, GA 3014
(678) 909-6315;
The Rotisserie Shop is a chef-driven eatery using all-natural meats and locally sourced produce. Visit
Union Hill Grill
5060 Sugar Pike Rd, Suite 204, Canton, GA 30115, (770) 558-1151;
Union Hill Grill offers great steaks, the freshest seafood available and a wide variety of fresh, local vegetables. Chef Jacob Mata creates delicious and innovative specials nightly, while always embracing food’s seasonality. Enjoy our full bar, whiskey collection, an ever-changing cocktail, wine, and beer list. This is casual fine dining in a modern farmhouse setting. Visit
unWine’d & Tap – Marietta
3901 Mary Eliza Trace NW, #110, Marietta, GA 30064, (770) 726-1489;
Your local Wine and Tapas Bar. We offer a huge selection of wine, beer, liquor, & weekly food specials. Featuring Wine on Tap! Amazing atmosphere! Visit

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