With the New Year just around the corner, you might wonder how to spend the holiday weekend with your family and friends. You may even be considering new things to try out in the New Year and get to know your local area better than ever. With that in mind, one fun way to spend an evening out is by trying out new restaurants and cuisines that perhaps you’ve never tried before.
If you are a Cobb County resident and are wondering what are the best places near you to check out, here is your list of restaurants to visit and celebrate the New Year. Whether you are looking for family-friendly dining, a romantic evening, or perhaps want to try something unique, our list has you covered.
#8 Mezza Luna
#10 Fish Thyme
#11 La Parilla
Best Family-friendly Restaurants
#1 West Cobb Diner
Best known for its quality food served with care, West Cobb Diner offers a warm and welcoming environment that makes you feel at home. Each staff member goes the extra mile in making their guests feel like family. West Cobb Diner’s carefully selected menu includes everything from salads to sandwiches, sides, and even a dedicated kids’ menu. For a relaxed dining experience with your loved ones, head to West Cobb Diner.
Hours: Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm
Location: 3451 Barrett Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30064
Recommended Dish: Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos
#2 Marietta Pizza
If you want to head out with your family to grab some pizza and calzones, Marietta Pizza offers a lucrative menu and an excellent setting for a fun dine-out experience. Their menu includes pizza, salads, subs, calzones, wings, and more. They also have a party area for larger groups where you can host private parties or family get-togethers.
Hours: Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday from 11 am – 11 pm, and Sunday from 11 am – 10 pm
Location: 3 Whitlock Ave SW, Marietta, GA 30064
Recommended Dish: The Florentine Pizza
#3 Mac’s Chophouse
Located in the heart of Marietta Square, Mac’s Chophouse offers a contemporary take on traditional American steakhouses. Their carefully curated menu is made possible with locally-sourced ingredients that supplement the flavor-rich cuisine. Besides their Prime steak, you will find a variety of seafood, cocktail, and dessert options here. For a premium dining experience with your loved ones, head to Mac’s Chophouse this New Year.
Hours: Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 11 pm, Friday – Saturday from 11 am – 12 am, and Sunday from 11 am – 10 pm
Location: 19 N. Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060
Recommended Dish: Sweet Brunswick Shrimp
#4 Stockyard Burgers & Bones
Craving juicy burgers and smoked ribs? If so, head to Stockyard Burgers and Bones for a delightful dining experience with delicious food, drinks, and excellent customer service. If you’d like to sip on some wine while taking in the ambiance, their bar features over 40 whiskeys and bourbons, as well as a rotating menu of craft beers.
Hours: Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 9 pm, Friday – Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm, and Sunday from 10 am – 9 pm
Location: Marietta Square, 26 Mill Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Recommended Dish: Angry Clucker
Best Romantic Restaurants
Dedicated to supporting local farmers and artisans, Spring offers a menu that remains harmonious with seasonality and authenticity all year round. All items on their menu are created from locally-sourced ingredients using simple cooking methods to preserve their rich flavors. It includes snacks, salads, entrees, and a lucrative collection of beverages.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 5 pm – 9 pm
Location: 36 Mill Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Recommended Dish: Roasted Duck Breast & Confit Thigh
Good things often come in tiny packages. Ladened with a romantic atmosphere and a menu full of authentic Columbian dishes, Kiosco is the perfect place to bring a date. Their intimate interior design compliments their food and service in all regards. If you have never tried Columbian cuisine, Kiosco is the perfect spot to get familiar with exotic recipes from Columbia.
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am – 9 pm, Saturday 11:30 am – 8 pm
Location: 48 Powder Springs St SW, Marietta, GA 30064
Recommended Dish: Picada para Dos
If you’d like to treat someone special to a fine dining experience, Capers Restaurant & Bar offers an intimate setting with great food and drinks. Their unique take on pasta and seafood sets them apart from other restaurants in Cobb County. From Dijon Salmon to Hawaiian Ribeye, everything on their menu is finger-licking delicious. If you prefer a quaint romantic night out, grab a reservation at Capers in Kennesaw.
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 10 pm
Location: 1635 Old 41 Hwy NW Suite 403, Kennesaw, GA 30152
Recommended Dish: Crab and Shrimp Pasta
#8 Mezza Luna
Mezza Luna’s culturally driven menu and environment create the perfect setting for a romantic date. Having worked in Rome, Lazio, and Calabria for years, Chef Daniele Fararo’s expertise brings a unique twist to traditional Italian food. From fresh bread and pasta to sauces made from fresh ingredients, there is much to relish at Mezza Luna.
Hours: Monday – Thursday from 5 pm – 9 pm,
Location: 2100 Roswell Road STE 2198, Marietta, GA 30062
Recommended Dish: Risotto Alla Pescatora
Best Unique Restaurants
#9 SGC Chicken & Seafood
An Instagram-famous restaurant and food truck, SGC Chicken & Seafood is a hidden gem in Powder Springs that offers picture-perfect dishes in a boisterous environment. From gourmet fries to a basket of jumbo shrimp and salads, their delicious menu will keep you coming back for more. Their Instagram is the perfect place to check their menu before heading there.
Hours: Wednesday – Thursday from 4 pm – 8 pm, Friday – Saturday from 1 pm – 8 pm
Location: 3886 Broad St Unit 108, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Recommended Dish: Salmon BLT
#10 Fish Thyme
If you want a dining experience that will stay with you for a long time, grab a reservation at Fish Thyme. Now a mainstay for many people in Cobb County, Fish Thyme is the creation of Chef Steve Dudley. Its offerings include a visually appealing menu that will soothe your taste buds and a relaxing atmosphere. If you are a seafood lover, there is no better way to start the New Year than with Fish Thyme.
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday from 5 pm – 10 pm
Location: 3979 S Main street, Acworth, GA 30101
Recommended Dish: Grilled North Georgia Trout
#11 La Parilla
‘A taste that lingers’ is the best way to describe the food at La Parilla. If you are looking for authentic Mexican food without having to drive miles out of the city, grab a reservation at La Parilla. With inviting decor, courteous staff, and a dedicated kids’ menu, this is the perfect spot for a family get-together. Their menu includes everything from tacos to soups, salads, quesadillas, and more.
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday from 11 am – 10 pm, and Thursday – Saturday from 11 am – 10:30 pm
Location: Ackworth – 6110 Cedar Crest Rd., Suite 110, Powder Springs – 4090 Powder Springs Rd, and Marietta – 29 South Marietta Pkwy
Recommended Dish: Camaron
#12 Henry’s Louisiana Grill
A lively atmosphere paired with some of the best southern food makes going to Henry’s Louisiana Grill an adventure every time. Besides the chef’s generous plates, their offerings include a personable service, a full bar, and a relaxing environment. Deemed one of the best restaurants in America to dine out, they will be in demand during the New Year so you might want to grab a reservation early.
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday from 11 am – 9:30 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 11 am – 10:30 pm
Location: 4835 N. Main Street Acworth, GA 30101
Recommended Dish: Cajun Sampler