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The Earl

East Atlanta
American, Bar, Pub
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488 Flat Shoals Avenue, East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, GA 30316
+1 404-522-3950
11:30 - 02:30
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I live about 1.5 miles away from The Earl and will tell you that its about the entire experience at The Earl. It is good bar food, pretty decent beer selection, good strong drinks and a chance to see some great live music.Check out the website and listen to some of the bands songs on iTunes or YouTube before you... More 

Thank JimH-ATL
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Great burgers. Unique side options. Has take-out. Good local, smokey, bar environment. Limited outside seating. Room for small shows in the back. Can get beautifully loud at times. I would not recommend it for the modern, luxury traveler.

Thank ERA444
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My neighborhood hang out. Good friends. Not for everybody. Can be loud. Always smoky. I miss the old days. Don't know new staff. John Ben Morgan still there after all these years. Completely ignored recently by a new guy.

Thank Davidbneatl
Cary, North Carolina
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the Earl before but never knew there was a back room where bands play. The Earl became known for their krispee kreme hamburger but that is not all there is there! The back room was big enough for a decent sized crowd without feeling cramped. There is also a separate bar in that area. The drinks... More 

Thank margiek77
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Perfect pre-concert meal at The Earl - excellent, juicy, honest burger with all the trimmings; a couple of cold beers, and great service. No fuss, just great.

Thank LP552014
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

In Downtown Atlanta for work and got tired of overpriced whiskey and clean napkins so, upon a locals suggestion, we took a 5 minute uber ride to The Earl. This place was the epitome of cool...where the California hipster meets the Atlantas rocker, which apparently are folks who dress cool and have perfected the RBF (resting #%€}¥ face). My fantastic... More 

Thank April C
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch between jobs. First time here; read positive reviews and decided to give it a whirl. Great day to sit outside. Staff was attentive. Menu offered a multitude of items. I ordered a burger, my coworker chose the salmon BLT. Presentation was spot-on, food was as delicious as it looked, and we left with full... More 

Thank SouthernBuds
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great food, wonderful service, friendly staff: this is the place to be on a Friday afternoon, if you want to hang out with EAV locals. We enjoy starting our week ends here, visiting with friends and meeting new people. You can't beat the food or the drinks. The menu has old favorites ( best fried okra EVER; great burgers) and... More 

Thank Yeahyeahyo
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We didn't get to eat but had a blast drinking and enjoying the atmosphere. They have a unique piece of art that's wooden that has a sign saying that you can touch the "art." I can't describe it here but it's nothing like I've ever seen. It's worth going there to see the art and have a fun time.

Thank DNBJunglist
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I've only nibbled at the bar food there, but it's really good. As a music venue, this place is great. The acoustics are good, and there's a strange cozy feeling about it, too. The bar has a good selection of beers and mixed drinks as well. Maybe one day I'll get un-lame and actually order a meal off of the... More 

Thank Dora R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 Flat Shoals Avenue, East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > East Atlanta
  • Neighbourhood: East Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-522-3950

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?