From the Press:
You’ll find good burgers and sandwiches (including Cuban) along with burritos and tacos. But there’s a chalkboard with some interesting, low-priced specials each night. My favorite starter has been the green tomatoes fried in a seasoned batter, topped with crumbled feta, and served with a lime-cream sauce on the side. . . . angel hair pasta in a light tomato sauce with mussels, clams and shrimp is another special worth ordering. . . the Caesar and Greek salads remain good light choices. I love a cup of chili as a starter here, too.
Cliff Bostock – Creative Loafing
The cantina’s cobalt-blue interior features dark-stained wood booths and several tables where a young, chummy crowd tosses back cold Pabst Blue Ribbons and noshes on Mexican fare under the watchful eye of the friendly owner-operator. For a starter, smoky chipotle-jalapeno salsa is served with warm, salted tricolor chips. Vegetarian chili–hearty lentils, pintos and black beans–makes a nice comfort food. The main attraction burritos are made with steak, adobo chicken, tofu or barbecue pork.
Tony Ware – Citysearch
I love Dakota Blue’s vegetarian chili and order it whenever I go to the Grant Part eatery. It is chock-full of vegetables and beans and is spiced just right. . . Owner Alan Conner insists there’s nothing particularly sexy about his neighborhood restaurant’s veggie chili. “We’re not a fancy restaurant; we’re there for people’s convenience,” he said. And yet the chili has a loyal following. Conner’s theory: “It’s just hardy, spicy and super healthy.”
Deborah Geering – The AJC
From Our Customers:
A real find:
Dakota Blue is a real neat place. The relaxed atmosphere and good eats and drinks bodes well for this revitalized part of Atlanta. The owners are extremely nice people and interact with the customers. Try the great margaritas at a great price. This place was a real find!
Salvidor Dali & Crab Cakes:
I have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Dakota Blue. I went with 5 of my friends to brunch last Saturday at 11:00 AM. We were promptly seated even though we had a large party. The server was VERY friendly. Our food was amazing! I had a thing called a Salvador Dali…it was kind of like eggs benedict but vegetarian and on home made bread, it rocked! One of my friends had crabcakes benedict and she loved them, another friend had some yummy blueberry pancakes! Bloody Mary’s were also excellent!! Check it out you won’t be disappointed.
My wife and I love brunch, but I am an impatient fella. I just won’t wait for more than 10 minutes. A friend told us about Dakota Blue’s brunch. We got there around 10:30 AM and were promptly seated. I really like a good cup of coffee. I couldn’t tell what brand they served, but it was clearly a little better quality than I have gotten at some places. I ordered something called Eggs Salvador Dali. It came with jalapeno cheese grits. My wife had chocolate chip pancakes. My dish was incredible, especially the grits. My wife also enjoyed her pancakes. I would definitely recommend the brunch to anyone.
Burgers & Sangria
My wife & I have been regulars for the past 3 years at Dakota Blue and absolutely love the place. It’s just what we need in Grant Park – a neighborhood restaurant that has fantastic owners, the friendliest staff known to man, cheap drinks and last but not least, surprisingly good food at incredible prices. We started going for the chips, homemade guacamole & burritos but quickly ventured out to try some of the specials. Crabcakes for $10? Best for the money we’ve ever had. And you can NEVER go wrong with a burger – I’d put them up against the fabled Vortex anyday. Margaritas are awesome – surprising Tequila selection for place of this size, but for some reason we always seem to opt for a pitcher of Sangria. If you like sangria at all, this is right up your alley. And did I mention inexpensive?