4 game-changing grilled cheese sandwiches in Atlanta


The grilled cheese sandwich is an ooey-gooey favorite for all ages. 

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Here is a guide to some of the spots in town that are keeping their grilled cheese game on point. If you're in need of more comfort food, this list will keep you well-fed for days.

Buckhead Diner

3073 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404-262-3336, https://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/buckhead-diner/

Every diner needs a classic grilled cheese, both for the kids and the kids at heart. Buckhead Diner has been serving up classic dishes to hungry diners for decades. One of the more popular is their grilled cheese, made with four types of melted cheese on Parmesan-crusted egg bread. It's sturdy and oh so good. Follow it up with the James Beard Award-winning white chocolate banana cream pie.

Joy Cafe

1100 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 110; 404-816-0306, http://joydelivered.com

This little cafe in Midtown recently moved from its Pharr Road location in Buckhead, but it continues to attract a huge crowd for both lunch and brunch. Everything is made from scratch by the husband and wife team that runs it.

While they have a huge list of fresh salads, you can't go wrong with the grilled cheese. There's not just one sandwich on the menu, either — oh no, they have an entire section of the menu dedicated to them. From pimento cheese to a California grilled cheese with avocado, it's all melty and delicious.

And the tomato soup that comes along? Not too shabby.

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Proof & Provision

659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-897-5045, http://www.proofandprovision.com/

What do you get when you combine melted cheese, bourbon and bacon? Just a little piece of heaven from Proof & Provision. Located below the Georgian Terrace Hotel, this is literally an underground bar. To soak up the great cocktails, try "The" grilled cheese. It's made with Fontina, pecorino spread, truffle butter and bourbon barrel-aged bacon.

Now that you're aware that bourbon barrel-aged bacon is a thing, you can probably never have anything else.

Seven Lamps

3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #217, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-467-8950, http://sevenlampsatl.com/

Sometimes you want a grilled cheese sandwich and sometimes you want an "oh wow, this is SO good!" sandwich. Seven Lamps is serving up the latter.

They're taking mom's Toad-In-A-Hole to another level. Their crispy cheese sandwich is a blend of Gruyere, formal blanc and jack cheeses on two slices of brioche with avocado topped with a fried egg. Complete decadence. 

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