The ATL Airport District is a destination teeming with Black history, culture and businesses. We’re giving a shout-out to some of the District’s best Black-owned establishments and invite you to show your support during Black History Month – and all year around. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!
Bole Ethiopian Restaurant
Since opening its doors in 2010, Bole Ethiopian Restaurant has proudly offered vibrant flavors and a lively, cultural experience to guests, serving authentic Ethiopian dishes to the College Park community.
Owned by local businesswoman Charlita Varner, Buttersweet Bakery offers traditional and modern sweets to the Hapeville community – including their famous cakes, cookies, and pastries – and has easily become a local favorite.
A College Park mainstay, Cajun Bones serves a variety of authentic Cajun food – including fan-favorite low country boil dishes and chicken plates.
The Corner Grille
Choosing College Park for its historic look and feel, Julian and Annette Naaba serve traditional American style cuisine with Cajun influences at The Corner Grille. The Corner Grille is known for its fantastic food, great service and a friendly atmosphere – alongside their seafood omelet, Cajun seafood pasta and salmon that has customers coming back for more.
Hattie Marie’s BBQ
Inspired by his family roots in PortArthur – a small, Southeastern town in Texas – owner Willie Griggie aims to bring his mother’s legacy to the College Park community by serving authentic barbecue dishes. The Hattie Marie's BBQ menu features meats smoked onsite daily, a variety of seafood options and authentic Southern-style sides – all sure to leave you satisfied and coming back for more.
Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles
Brought to Atlanta by Crystal Smith, Ne-Yo and Karlie Redd, Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles opened in December 2020, bringing signature Southern food to the College Park community. With options like Johnny’s famous chicken & waffles, brioche French toast logs and triple decker grilled cheese sandwiches, you can’t go wrong – and will always leave wanting more.
Lickety Split Southern Kitchen and Bar
Hapeville’s Lickety Split specializes in homestyle Southern fare, featuring family recipes from owner Melissa Harris. Combining comfortfood and warm hospitality, Lickety Split aims to wow dinerswith a tasteof Southern flare
The Real Milk & Honey
The Real Milk & Honey is proud to be one of the only restaurants in Atlanta to offer all day brunch, from open to close. Whether you’re craving French toast, shrimp & grits or avocado toast, The Real Milk & Honey in College Park has exactly what you’re looking for.
Nouveau Bar & Grill
Owner Ebony Austin combined her experience in marketing and real estate to bring Nouveau Bar & Grill to life. Alongside their food and drink offerings, Nouveau hosts weekly events to bring energy and excitement to the College Park community. Take a look here to see their upcoming events, including open mic and karaoke nights, and bottomless mimosas!
Recently featured on Hulu’s Eater’s Guide to the World, Pit Boss has been serving authentic Southern barbecue since 2008. Pit Boss has been a renowned favorite in Hapeville for years, known for their slow smoked ribs, brisket sandwiches and smoked wings. Check out their menu and see for yourself why people keep coming back, year after year
Tom, Dick, and Hank
Hank Johnson redefines traditional dishes by adding a soul food twist. Pairing his passion for backyard barbecue with creative flavor profiles, Tom, Dick, and Hank in College Park is known for its smoked wings, barbecued crab legs and mac & cheese.
Tropical Cuisine serves Caribbean dishes with an international twist, with options like curried chicken, vegetable roti and curried goat – and offers a calm, comfortable dining environment to College Park.
Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen
With the goal of representing and preserving their Gullah Geechee heritage, owners Gee and Juan Smalls created Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar. Serving family recipes handed down through generations – such as rice dishes, wings, lobster tails and shrimp & grits – you can guarantee that every meal has been prepared with patience and pride. This College Park favorite was just recently featured on Good Morning America!
Featuring wraps, salads, rice bowls, alkaline lemonade and fruit smoothies, Wrap-a-Lot is proud to serve health-minded dining options to the College Park community.