Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
639 Franklin Road SE
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: (678) 355-5050
Fax: (770) 794-3335
Bars & Cafes
The laid-back attitude at El Ranchero creates a great atmosphere for fine, affordable dining. You'll feel as though you've stepped into an old desert cantina, whether nestled in a booth in the back room, or front and center at a table near the door. Enjoy the dim, cool environment with a margarita from the bar while you wait for your order. With most entrees being easy to the pocket, you can afford to treat the crowd once in a while. Great frijoles and fajitas headline a menu of authentic Mexican winners.
The 120 Tavern and Music Hall is a great place for the young at heart, offering good food, an outdoor tiki bar with music hall attached for concerts and live entertainment. Unwind at the sports bar with choice drinks or savor delicious fare, or just head for a beach volley ball game. Still want more, then how about entertaining friends with a karaoke or better still play a poker game. Warm and friendly, you will like the late night bites after a busy day at work with good entertainment awaiting you.
This eatery serves some of the most innovative and fresh pizzas in town. Blue Moon Pizza oozes vibrancy and makes a blatant claim of wanting to remain an illogical pizza joint. Go for the hand-tossed variety or the thin crust ones, they are all good, complete with large portions of fresh and generous toppings. The Greek Pizza is quite a crowd-puller here and so are the house made desserts. The blue walls and serene blue lights infuse an enchanting glow. All of this with an open patio, an upbeat bar(with a good stock of martinis) and televised sports. Pizza joints just got better!
Once a fire station and then a bank, this historic Marietta site has been converted into MacCracken's, an Irish pub with two bars, a bustling front dining room, cozy lounging rooms and outdoor dining in a courtyard. The old bank vault is still there, though now it holds beer instead of money. Beer selections include the traditional pub choices of Guinness, Bass, Bodington's and others, but it's the food that draws crowds. Corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, fish and chips, and even a full Irish breakfast are included on the menu. Expect live entertainment on the weekends, usually in the form of Celtic folk rock.
These folks know something about creating an island setting. The interior is island rich, with dark wood walls, a long bar, and tables arranged for dining or mingling. Outside, tables with umbrellas line the cobble stoned alley, offering great open air dining. Much more of a restaurant than bar, Hemingway's Bar & Grill puts out consistently good food for lunch and dinner.
Shillings on the Square is an upscale dining spot in suburban Marietta catering to a well-heeled clientele that appreciates exquisite continental dishes in a charming setting. The antiquated building faces Marietta Square, the picturesque, historic seat of Cobb County. Sip a glass from the fine wine selections while listening to classical piano music tinkling in from the bar. Favorites include the steaks, enormous salads and the occasional traditional regional item. Proper attire is required and reservations are strongly recommended. This restaurant is open daily and also has weekend brunches.
Since opening Marietta's historic square, La Famiglia has become a family favorite for Italian dining. A small store-front hides a narrow room with mirrors along the right wall. White tablecloths line the sparse tables, with music tuned soft to provide the perfect unobtrusive undertone. The Veal Scaloppine is very good, served in white wine with fresh lemon juice, artichokes and capers. A wide menu of traditional selections is also well prepared. A growing wine list, currently with 12 selections, has been carefully chosen, and Italian Peroni Beer is available.
Frantic and fun, this sprawling Cobb County restaurant brings the best of bayou excitement and food to Atlanta. Families and business groups alike flock to the big, shanty-themed dining room, and the noise level is usually through the roof, even next to the serene bubbling waterfall. Low country regional specials headline the menu, including jambalaya and a very spicy Cajun crawfish platter. A lively bar and expansive patio make the place very popular with the after-work crowd, as well.
A lively atmosphere pervades this enormous Marietta hotspot, from the margarita drinkers on the patio to the festive diners being serenaded by a four-piece Mariachi band inside. The house specialty is the steak and chicken fajita plate; you can either order for one, or else get it by the pound for sharing. Dozens of combination platters offer most traditional Mexican fare in invariably enormous portions. Try the fried ice cream to top off your meal, but be warned, it is big enough to share.
What began as a deli in 1922, has now become a trendy restaurant offering inspired New Orleans dishes. Atkins Park Tavern is a legend in itself being Atlanta's oldest regularly licensed tavern. A darling of the neighborhood, you will always find patrons, kids, young and old flocking to this old timer, no matter what time of the day or night. With lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and late night drinks in the offing along with weekly live music, it is always buzzing with energy. If you are there during the month of February, then don't miss their five day Oyster & Mardi Gras Festival extravaganza. Atkins Park gives you an option to dine in their inviting indoors or their cozy patio, but wherever you dine, you will just love this place.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Opened in 1998, The Wine Cellars will fulfil all your wine needs. It has one of the widest collection of wine accessories. With an eclectic selection of fine wines, The Wine Cellars has something for every palate. From Cakebread to Silver Oak, from Riesling to Malbec, they’ve got it all. And if you're in the Atlanta area, join them in their Wine Bar & Internet Café for free Wi-Fi and a glass of wine.