The Ashby MARTA station near downtown Atlanta is located in a commercial block of businesses and restaurants, making it easy to get a quick bite to eat near transit. Here are the closest restaurants to the station, where you’ll find everything from home cooking to sports bars. For all restaurants, turn left out of the main station exit on Joseph E. Lowry Blvd. and left again on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (the first intersection). There are also two fast food restaurants on the corner, McDonald’s and KFC.
GME Sports Lounge and Grill
For food while you watch the game, head to GME. Highlights on the menu include nachos, wings, sandwiches and chicken tenders.
Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro
Get your fill of pizza, pasta and salad at Johnny M’s. Don’t miss their indoor and outdoor lounge areas (including a rooftop deck).
Mardi Gras Cafe
Get the party started at Mardi Gras Cafe. In addition to offering nightlife, this restaurant offers seafood, jambalaya, creole burgers, gumbo, salads and sandwiches.
Blue Seas Restaurant
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant has seafood and leaner meats like chicken and turkey on the menu (no beef or pork).
Mr. Everything Cafe
This cafe serves deli sandwiches, salads, rice dishes, hamburgers, hot dogs and its famous grilled chicken.
Busy Bee Cafe
Open since 1947, the Busy Bee Cafe specializes in Southern cooking, so you’ll find everything from fried chicken and cornbread to collard greens, ribs and Georgia peach pie.
Murrell’s Cafe at Scholars
Head to Murrell’s for breakfast or their soul food buffet. Burgers, hot dogs and wings are also on the menu. The restaurant is located in the Interdenominational Theological Center.