Downwind Restaurant and Lounge

★★★★☆
  • 2000 Airport Rd

    Atlanta, GA 30341

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  • 770-452-0973

About Downwind Restaurant and Lounge

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 11pm;Sat. 12am - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED

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My complaint lies with the owner. My friend and I decided to go do Downwind, have some beers, and enjoy our Saturday afternoon catching up. We arrived there at 3pm, found a table on the porch, and proceeded to have a great time ordering Coronas. Then things changed drastically: We were approached by our waitress who informed us that the owner (who was also bar tending) asked us to leave our table and finish our beers at the bar so "people waiting inside can have our table." We were both in shock. This is first time that either of us have ever been asked to physically get up from our table, come inside, and sit at the bar. The most insulting part is that we spent more money on our drinks ($60) than the majority of the families there who came in and ordered food. Think twice before dining here . . .

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★☆☆☆☆

My complaint lies with the owner. My friend and I decided to go do Downwind, have some beers, and enjoy our Saturday afternoon catching up. We arrived there at 3pm, found a table on the porch, and proceeded to have a great time ordering Coronas. Then things changed drastically: We were approached by our waitress who informed us that the owner (who was also bar tending) asked us to leave our table and finish our beers at the bar so "people waiting inside can have our table." We were both in shock. This is first time that either of us have ever been asked to physically get up from our table, come inside, and sit at the bar. The most insulting part is that we spent more money on our drinks ($60) than the majority of the families there who came in and ordered food. Think twice before dining here . . .

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My complaint lies with the owner. My friend and I decided to go do Downwind, have some beers, and enjoy our Saturday afternoon catching up. We arrived there at 3pm, found a table on the porch, and proceeded to have a great time ordering

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★★★★★

My complaint lies with the owner. My friend and I decided to go do Downwind, have some beers, and enjoy our Saturday afternoon catching up. We arrived there at 3pm, found a table on the porch, and proceeded to have a great time ordering

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Downwind has been making moussaka on Wednesdays for the last few weeks and I tried it last night. It was the best moussaka I've ever had in thirty years as a moussaka fan! Thick, creamy, cheesy bechamel sauce baked on top just the way I

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★★★★★

Downwind has been making moussaka on Wednesdays for the last few weeks and I tried it last night. It was the best moussaka I've ever had in thirty years as a moussaka fan! Thick, creamy, cheesy bechamel sauce baked on top just the way I

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My wife and son checked Downwind out on a rainy day. I can't believe I've missed this place despite living in Dunwoody the past 15 years. The burgers were fantastic and the service was good. My son loved it and we'll be back!

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★★★★★

My wife and son checked Downwind out on a rainy day. I can't believe I've missed this place despite living in Dunwoody the past 15 years. The burgers were fantastic and the service was good. My son loved it and we'll be back!

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Good food, good atmosphere! The staff is friendly and takes good care of you. Prices are typical of similar restaraunts. You can watch the planes take off and land while you eat.

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★★★★☆

Good food, good atmosphere! The staff is friendly and takes good care of you. Prices are typical of similar restaraunts. You can watch the planes take off and land while you eat.

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I like going to Downwinds on Friday and Saturday nights after 8PM because it is kid free. Their specials are another reason why we like going on the weekends. I really like the Greek lasagna that is frequently on the menu during that time. When the weather is favorable, you may have to wait a bit to get a table on the deck, but trust me once you're seated you will never want to leave! It is really neat to sit, eat, & drink while planes are coming and going right beneath you. PDK is busier than you think.

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★★★★★

I like going to Downwinds on Friday and Saturday nights after 8PM because it is kid free. Their specials are another reason why we like going on the weekends. I really like the Greek lasagna that is frequently on the menu during that time. When the weather is favorable, you may have to wait a bit to get a table on the deck, but trust me once you're seated you will never want to leave! It is really neat to sit, eat, & drink while planes are coming and going right beneath you. PDK is busier than you think.

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I have been eating here off and on for a few months now. Very cool vibe. The crowd is a little more mature than some of the other bars in Brookhaven, but you still have a great time. I give it two thumbs up.

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★★★★★

I have been eating here off and on for a few months now. Very cool vibe. The crowd is a little more mature than some of the other bars in Brookhaven, but you still have a great time. I give it two thumbs up.

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This place is fun. You get to eat great burgers and watch the plans take-off and land at PDK. Friday nights are the best because they don't allow kids. However, they are kid friendly at other times.

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★★★★☆

This place is fun. You get to eat great burgers and watch the plans take-off and land at PDK. Friday nights are the best because they don't allow kids. However, they are kid friendly at other times.

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Friendly place with great burgers and cold beer. What more could you want? Service is friendly and efficient, and the extension deck over looks the runways.

Our 5 year old is welcome, and can use the playground close by. Friday night is "date night", and patrons are "strongly" encouraged not to bring kids after 7:00pm. Whether this is enforced or not, I do not know.

Southwind Restaurant is a place to unwind in an unpretentious environment.

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★★★★★

Friendly place with great burgers and cold beer. What more could you want? Service is friendly and efficient, and the extension deck over looks the runways.

Our 5 year old is welcome, and can use the playground close by. Friday night is "date night", and patrons are "strongly" encouraged not to bring kids after 7:00pm. Whether this is enforced or not, I do not know.

Southwind Restaurant is a place to unwind in an unpretentious environment.

Pros: Its uniqueness and Blue cheese Burgers.

Cons: Occasional whiff of jet fuel.

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Can't go wrong with Downwind. Once you experience it, you'll be wishing you had discovered it years before. Just don't tell everyone you know. We want to keep it a secret, sort of. Best Burgers in Atlanta with a good menu to satify everyones desires.

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★★★★★

Can't go wrong with Downwind. Once you experience it, you'll be wishing you had discovered it years before. Just don't tell everyone you know. We want to keep it a secret, sort of. Best Burgers in Atlanta with a good menu to satify everyones desires.

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My fiancee and I were served food that clearly was not fit for eating-in both of our opinions. When we very politely and quietly let the owner's daughter know that there was something wrong with what we were served we were met with hostility, not gratitude. We will not return to this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

My fiancee and I were served food that clearly was not fit for eating-in both of our opinions. When we very politely and quietly let the owner's daughter know that there was something wrong with what we were served we were met with hostility, not gratitude. We will not return to this restaurant.

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My husband and I loved the atmosphere of this place, right next to Dekalb Peachtree Airport and its colorful lights and small planes. The service was cheerful and friendly, was not very impressed with the food though. Granted, we didn't try the burgers and fries that Downwind is known for. Instead I opted for the spanikopita, I liked it, pastry, spinach and cheese can't go wrong with me. My husband ordered the grilled shrimp, it was definitely nothing to brag about and was served on a small plate, not worth the price. The calamari appetizer was good, the rings are cut larger than normal, but again, for its price, we could get a much bigger plate at a more upscale establishment. I left feeling I paid too much, but my husband said he would come again because of the atmosphere. That was what we were paying for, not the food.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I loved the atmosphere of this place, right next to Dekalb Peachtree Airport and its colorful lights and small planes. The service was cheerful and friendly, was not very impressed with the food though. Granted, we didn't try the burgers and fries that Downwind is known for. Instead I opted for the spanikopita, I liked it, pastry, spinach and cheese can't go wrong with me. My husband ordered the grilled shrimp, it was definitely nothing to brag about and was served on a small plate, not worth the price. The calamari appetizer was good, the rings are cut larger than normal, but again, for its price, we could get a much bigger plate at a more upscale establishment. I left feeling I paid too much, but my husband said he would come again because of the atmosphere. That was what we were paying for, not the food.

Pros: view

Cons: , not good value

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When I first went to this place with my co-workers, I thought it was some rinky dink place but as soon as we entered, we were greeted with warm welcomes and friendly service. The atmosphere is really cool and the food is delicious. Every last one of my co-workers emphasized how tasty their food was. I'm a loyal customer now. Thanks Downwind!!!!

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★★★★★

When I first went to this place with my co-workers, I thought it was some rinky dink place but as soon as we entered, we were greeted with warm welcomes and friendly service. The atmosphere is really cool and the food is delicious. Every last one of my co-workers emphasized how tasty their food was. I'm a loyal customer now. Thanks Downwind!!!!

Pros: Food , Service, Atmosphere

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This is one of my very favorite resturants. I eat lunch here at least once a week. The specials are always wonderful and you can't beat the burgers. The owner makes you feel like you are a member of his family. The deck is perfect for an afternoon beer.

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★★★★★

This is one of my very favorite resturants. I eat lunch here at least once a week. The specials are always wonderful and you can't beat the burgers. The owner makes you feel like you are a member of his family. The deck is perfect for an afternoon beer.

Pros: Value, Wonderful Food, Friendly Staff

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This place is FUN!! The food is well prepared and fresh and the service is good. If you like airplanes and good food at a great price, you'll love the Downwind. If you choose to eat outside you can watch the planes come and go every few minutes.
Its a good place for the family and is fun for the kids as well, because most of them do like to see the planes. Though they have a very good menu that caters to more than burger lovers, the burger is still my choice when eating there. It's all a Hamburger or Cheeseburger should be at more than a reasonable price considering the very friendly service and the atmosphere that is laid back and easy going.

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★★★★★

This place is FUN!! The food is well prepared and fresh and the service is good. If you like airplanes and good food at a great price, you'll love the Downwind. If you choose to eat outside you can watch the planes come and go every few minutes.
Its a good place for the family and is fun for the kids as well, because most of them do like to see the planes. Though they have a very good menu that caters to more than burger lovers, the burger is still my choice when eating there. It's all a Hamburger or Cheeseburger should be at more than a reasonable price considering the very friendly service and the atmosphere that is laid back and easy going.

Pros: Fun place to eat, Can fly in for lunch, Inexpensive but good

Cons: can be crowded

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With a first-rate view of airplanes taking off and landing, The Downwind is popular with families who bring kids for early dinner and some entertainment. Located in the administration building of a general aviation airport, the restaurant…

 

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