The Best Restaurants for Summer while at Memory Care in Georgia

Tempt your tastebuds with some new restaurants this season!


While delicious eating can surely happen at home, there’s something special about finding and trying out a new local restaurant. Not only that, but eating out with friends and family is a great opportunity for communication, connection, and bonding. Luckily Georgia has no shortage of amazing restaurants that can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!

At Dunwoody Pines Retirement Community, we have highly trained chefs on site providing nutritious and delicious meals around the clock. However, for those nights you want to go on a culinary adventure with your family and friends, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta that you must try this season!

Ray’s on the River

For the lover of classic American steakhouse restaurants, look no further than Ray’s on the River. Operating since 1984, this restaurant is a perfect fine-dining experience and showcases several awards for their excellent food and service. Ray’s gets its name because it’s located along the Chattahoochee River, giving you breathtaking views while you eat. Ray’s on the River is known for its prime cut steaks, hand-crafted cocktails, and extensive wine list, so if that sounds like your idea of a perfect meal, give this restaurant a try!

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

If you love to try new flavors and like to be adventurous, perhaps Desta Ethiopian Kitchen is the place for you. This establishment has been around since 2006 and is beloved for its take on the fusion between Southern classics and authentic Ethiopian dishes. Some of the most-loved meals you can find at this restaurant include prime short ribs, pasta with lamb, and sambusa–a crispy appetizer similar to egg rolls filled with minced beef or lentils. If you are on the hunt for bold flavors and trying something new, take a trip to Desta Ethiopian Kitchen!

Buttermilk Kitchen

Is a cafe with biscuits and gravy and other big breakfast more your speed? Buttermilk Kitchen may be the perfect place. With unique twists to classics like blueberry basil jam and pimento cheese grits, this breakfast and brunch joint will leave you feeling stuffed and satisfied. Whether you’re a savory omelet and bacon type, or one who loves a sweet stack of pancakes, Buttermilk Kitchen has something for every type of breakfast eater. Even better: outdoor seating means it’s easy to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Poor Calvin’s

Poor Calvin’s is a great option for dining if you love Asian cuisine. This restaurant boasts many options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dietary restrictions as well. While the name might not suggest as such, this restaurant offers a high-end dining experience. They’re known for adding a bit of a Southern twist to traditional Asian dishes. Some popular items on the menu include Pad Thai with lobster and scallops, seafood curry, and crab wontons. Several reviews of Poor Calvin’s note the generous serving sizes of the meals and excellent customer service.

Though we know you can have a blast and make meaningful memories with your loved ones with a simple meal at home, there are truly so many amazing restaurants to explore here in Atlanta, Georgia. While you can rest assured all your fine dining needs are met while staying with us, we also hope you give one of these restaurants a try next time you’re out!

If you are interested in learning more about our Atlanta retirement community, give our friendly team a call. We’d be more than happy to give you a tour–whether virtually or in person–and answer all of your questions!

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