Woodstock, Georgia’s Culinary Scene Offers an Abundance of Dining Options

From international cuisine to farm-to-table Southern food, taquerias and everything in between, downtown Woodstock has something craveable for every palate

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Located just 30 minutes northwest of the Atlanta perimeter on I-75/575, Woodstock is an unexpected destination offering visitors authentic and organic experiences coupled with a thriving culinary scene featuring ample choices to satisfy any palate. From sushi, Italian and upscale Southern cuisine to Indian, taqueria, barbecue, seafood and more, downtown Woodstock has a plethora of options all within a half-mile walking distance. Many of the area’s restaurants are also family-owned and -operated, which adds to the community’s warm, welcoming vibe. With so many options to choose from, Woodstock truly offers a menu of delights sure to satisfy the pickiest palate. 

Al Fresco Options

When the weather is nice, outdoor patios are always a great idea—and Woodstock has several to choose from. Salt Factory Pub, established in 2008, is an upscale gastropub offering modern yet approachable cuisine and an impressive beer list. Featuring creative menu items, diners love the classic comfort food with international influences woven throughout. Most dishes are comprised of local and organic ingredients designed to pair well with a lineup of more than 50 different draft and bottled brews. The cozy patio is the icing on the cake. Looking for a unique outdoor patio dining experience? Look no further than MadLife Stage & Studios. Featuring live music on the “patio stage,” (weather permitting) patrons are treated to performances by artists crossing many genres, while dining on the patio. Performance tickets can be purchased at MadlifeStageandStudios.com/info/. Salt Factory Pub, 8690 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188; 678-903-6225; Madlife Stage & Studios, 8722 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia, 30188; 678-384-2363

Family-Style

Having a few options that are also suitable for the kiddos is always a bonus and Woodstock does not disappoint. Stop in Pure Taqueria, a beloved institution known for its flavorful dishes and laid back vibe, Pure is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Woodstock. From a variety of tacos to elevated traditional Mexican dishes, everyone in your party will quickly fall in love with this local favorite. The margaritas and rooftop views are amazing too. Ipp’s Pastaria & Bar, a true family business, combines a passion for great Italian food and a welcoming place for family and friends to gather. Offering a wide variety of dishes, you really can’t go wrong. Insider tip—don’t miss the pizza! Ipp’s pizza dough is made fresh daily and can be ordered with thin crust or hand tossed. Pure Taqueria, 405 Chambers Street, Woodstock, Georgia, 30188; 404-334-4268; Ipp’s Pasteria & Bar, 8496 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia, 30188; 770-517-7305 

Score Big with These Eats

Catch the game while sipping some of the best brews around. Featuring 26 taps and a 50 barrel brew system, Jekyll Brewing is family-friendly and offers a lineup of craft beers that cover the global spectrum of brew styles. While beer is the main focus, Jekyll Brewing also offers diners a wide range of options, including a kid’s menu. Another option is The Daily Draft. With a unique open floor plan, on-demand sports and beer, a chef-inspired menu and modern technology, this hometown sports bar reflects the spirit and style of the Woodstock community. Started by two great friends and entrepreneurs, The Daily Draft was built to break the traditions of the sports bar and bring back the excitement of game day for its patrons—and that it does! Jekyll Brewing, 8634 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188; 844-453-5955; The Daily Draft, 8594 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188; 770-783-2799

Epicurean Delights

Looking for a nice evening out? Prime 120, located in the heart of downtown Woodstock, offers diners a premier steakhouse experience complete with crafted cocktails, elegant dining and a spacious patio featuring a 20-foot stone fireplace. For fine dining with history, check out Century House. Serving up some of the best steaks in the country along with the freshest fish available, chefs Michael Wutz and Joshua Coker have created a menu that celebrates the flavors of the meats that are finished off in the restaurant’s Mugnaini wood ovens. Housed in the landmark Hubbard House, originally built in 1894, this local favorite serves up fine casual cuisine in an atmosphere that pays homage to the historical roots of the beautiful property. From classics like Shrimp and Grits and Chicken Fried Chicken to interesting twists on old favorites such as Chatel Farms Short Rib Ragu and Parmesan Fonduta Fettucine, there’s no way you’re leaving hungry. Prime 120, 120 Chambers Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188; 770-800-8049; Century House, 125 East Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188; 770-693-4552

Icing on the Cake

Top off your outstanding meal with a little something sweet. Stop in the award-winning Pie Bar, and treat yourself to a hand crafted sweet pie. With options like rustic peach crumble pie, brown sugar chess pie, apple streusel pie and s’mores pie, there’s no way you can go wrong. Craving a traditional sweet treat? Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream is just the spot to cure that sweet tooth. Offering a variety of products including Heritage Chocolates, hand-paddled fudge made in store, caramel apples, chocolate dipped treats, Kilwins Original Recipe Ice Cream and much more, choosing just one treat will be your biggest challenge. Pie Bar, 8720 Main Street, Suite 130, Woodstock, Georgia 30188; 678-402-6245; Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream, 450 Chambers Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188; 678-310-0241

Visiting Woodstock

Come for the dining and stay to experience so much more. Woodstock offers a variety of lodging options, spectacular dining experiencesshopping and more. Don’t miss dinner and rooftop views at Rootstock, known for offering farm fresh gourmet food, an impressive wine list, whiskey tastings and live music. Grab a local brew at Jekyll Brewing and pop in Findlay Rowe Designs Gift Shop and Boutique for that one of a kind find. Rootstock, 8558 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia, 30188; 770-544-9009; Jekyll Brewing, 8634 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia, 30188; 844-453-5955; Findlay Rowe Designs Gift Shop and Boutique, 102 Fowler Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188, 770-926-9280

For information on annual events and year round happenings such as walking tours, seasonal markets and more, please visit VisitWoodstockGA.com/events or make a stop at the Woodstock Visitors Center at Dean’s Store located in the heart of downtown Woodstock. Woodstock Visitors Center at Dean’s Store, 8588 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188; 770-924-0406.


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