Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Campfire-themed New American bar/eatery
New American · Old Fourth Ward · $$
The Zagat Review
A love of the outdoors inspires this Old Fourth Ward restaurant and bar serving up “fantastic” New American fare from a campfire-themed menu in lodge-like surrounds with a “legendary” BeltLine-adjacent patio and screened-in porches; a “good” selection of local beers and “balanced” cocktails adds to the “nice atmosphere.”
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
location 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA phone +1 404-458-6838 website directions Get Directions
Known For
Outdoor seating
Zagat Mentions of Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Google Reviews
No longer family-friendly. We had 4 adults and 3 kids under the age of 5 with us this morning. We were seated in the back, dark room despite there being plenty of spots in the bright, cheery front room. We requested to move, and we were accommodated, but then our new waitress was obviously not pleased. The special was an egg, bacon and cheese biscuit. We asked for a biscuit with just cheese for the 1.5 year old. Our waitress said that wasn't possible. They could only bring me a biscuit with a side of a slice of cheese. We then tried to order her the mac-and-cheese, and were informed that they'd just changed the recipe and added green chilies to it, so now it is spicy. So now there is literally not one thing on the menu appropriate for a child. We ordered the special and also a burger. We split parts of each with our toddler. Our friends ended up ordering the mac and cheese for their kids. It wasn't super spicy, but also wasn't very good. It wasn't great before either, but at least the kids liked it. We used to come here all the time with kids. There is a new vibe in the air of adults only. We'll think twice about going back.
Blair Langstroth · December 3, 2017
This may not have been a usual day for Ladybird but we visited New Years Day for brunch and it was not a great experience. I’m not sure if they don’t have heaters inside or if they just don’t turn them or maybe the restaurant is too big but it was very cold inside. So cold that the entire wait staff was wearing layers to stay warm - like large jackets… It was kind of odd. As for brunch, it was not your typical brunch menu which is what I guess they’re going for? For example, they have redneck mimosas which is miller lite and orange juice. They have real mimosas too so not a big deal. But for food, half of the menu wasn’t even ‘brunch’ items. They were more of lunch or dinner options it seemed like. And then some of the brunch items listed weren’t even available. For example, I ordered the ‘breakfast sandwich’ thinking it would be eggs, bacon, cheese on a biscuit. Nope, it was biscuits and gravy. So overall, I was not satisfied with the brunch menu and would give it 2 stars at best but I would hope that the regular menu is better and i’m sure visiting for dinner or late night drinks, vibe is much different and much better. I would come back for dinner and drinks but will never be back for “brunch”.
Chris Aquino · January 2, 2018
A fairly small but good menu selection. Best for hanging out on a nice day with friends. A very communal atmosphere. Some shared tables and bars. Lots of space for just lounging and having drinks. As close to the Beltline as you can get. Literally only several steps.
Michael Davis · December 2, 2017