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Atlanta, Georgia: 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

Aviation-themed eatery decorated to look like a WWII active war zone on the outside. At your booth you can put on headsets to listen to the chatter from the nearby air traffic control tower. Outdoor photo-ops include an old P-51 Mustang.

3829 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA
Peachtree Dekalb Airport, west side of airport on Clairmont Rd. Turn east into the trees just north of Tobey Rd.
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Listen to air traffic chatter on headsets.

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

This place is great! My 9-year-old twin boys sat there silently all meal listening on headsets, trying to hear the air traffic controllers talk, and watching the planes (even at night you can see a lot). Anyone who has an interest in aviation and/or WWII will love the 57th Fighter Group restaurant.

[Anne Christiansen, 01/08/2020]

57th Fighter Group wall sign.

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

The food and atmosphere were amazing. We enjoyed our meal and looking at all the military decor throughout the restaurant. This was well worth the detour.

[Kathleen Whelan, 06/09/2013]

57th Fighter Group Restaurant.

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

We drove by the 57th Fighter Group today so we dropped in to take some photos. They seemed to be doing a brisk business as we wandered around the grounds. Lots of fun photo ops.

[Bam-Bam, 04/06/2011]

57th Fighter Group Restaurant.

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

Decorated to look like a WWII active war zone on the outside. They have jeeps and planes all over the property and the restaurant itself looks like it has been under heavy fire.

We didn't go inside because of the pricey menu, but it is free to drive through the property.

[Stefani, 08/02/2010]
57th Fighter Group

The 57th Fighter Group restaurant closed late December 2006. As a Ga. resident and fan of this restaurant I made efforts to find the owner and learn what's going on. I was told by the person handling the restaurant that they are planning to reopen on or around Labor Day (I got this through Epps Aviation, which owns the property). Hang in there. Swing music and airplanes are coming back to Atlanta again!

The 57th Fighter Group is located on the runway of Peachtree Dekalb Airport. While dining, you watch a variety of small planes come and go from the main runway, from pipers to small jet aircraft.

The building is designed to look like a bomb-damaged French farmhouse. Walking up the brick sidewalk to the door you pass by a howitzer in a sandbag nest; through the doors and you walk a narrow hallway with sandbags stacked to the ceiling on both sides to the reception counter. There are a number of fireplaces in the restaurant and the walls are covered with photos and memorabilia from the 1940s.

They also have head sets in a few places to listen to the towers radio chatter as the planes come and go.

[Roger, 08/28/2009]

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