Trees and neighborhoods, yes, but restaurants? The area around the Candler Park MARTA station isn’t usually a first thought when it comes to dining out. Primarily a commuter station for residents in the surrounding Candler Park and Edgewood neighborhoods, Candler Park doesn’t have a lot of hustle and bustle, though there are a few restaurants in the area if you’re up for a walk, including one of Atlanta’s most famous breakfast spots.
See below for the list of restaurants near the Candler Park station to learn more and discover what the station has to offer. The restaurants closest to MARTA are listed first.
After arriving at the station, follow the signs to North Parking to exit the station, which is the exit you’ll use to reach all the area eateries. At street level is the bus bay, parking lot and Dekalb Avenue, the street that runs parallel to the MARTA tracks. Head east (away from the stoplight and toward the MARTA emergency headquarters building) on Dekalb Avenue to reach:
Radial Cafe (American breakfast, lunch and dinner with healthy options, farm-to-table food and organic cocktails)
McClendon Avenue/Candler Park Village
Follow the same directions as above, but walk two blocks past radial and turn left on Clifton Road at the stoplight. Walk about a block and turn left again on McClendon Avenue to reach the other area restaurants (walking time is approximately 15 minutes):
Note that you can turn left on any side street past Radial Cafe to reach the Candler Park Village, but Clifton Road is recommended because it is a wider street and a major thoroughfare, which increases safety. Due to the longer walk, it is best to visit the four restaurants listed above when you have plenty of time to explore such as on a weekend. A large public park, also called Candler Park, is also on McClendon about a block from the restaurants if you want to combine your food visit with an area activity.