Whether you want to try eating wild game for the first time or have fallen in love with the taste and health benefits of exotic meats like elk and ostrich, finding a restaurant that knows how to cook wild game can be a challenge. Fortunately for residents of Alpharetta, not only can they dine out on wild game in town, their proximity to Atlanta broadens the range of restaurants significantly.
Fuddruckers is on North Point Parkway, across from North Point Mall in Alpharetta, serves wild game. Dining is casual and the restaurant has a children's menu and game room. Fudds Exotics brand hamburgers offer diners a choice of buffalo, elk, ostrich and wild boar on a whole wheat bun at market prices. None of the burgers made with wild game contain trans fat, and most are leaner than beef and lower in cholesterol. Wheelchair-accessible, Fuddruckers Northpoint is open seven days a week and has patio seating.
About 18 miles south of Alpharetta, Saskatoon restaurant in the Atrium at the Buckhead Village serves up duck, elk, ostrich, wild boar and buffalo along with the occasional kangaroo. Venison is also on the menu, as are "regular" entrees like beef. Choose from steaks, wraps, sausages and eggrolls or try a mixed grill platter. Salmon and fresh-caught fish of the day round out the menu. The restaurant is open seven days a week, with full bar service.
Elk is the only wild game offered on SOHO's eclectic menu. Marinated in a raspberry-mustard combination, elk tenderloin is served with asparagus and sweet potato gratin. The menu includes wild caught blackened grouper. About 22 miles south of Alpharetta just off Interstate 285, SOHO is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and has a "Flight Night" wine party every Wednesday evening.
10 Degrees South
Drive 18 miles south from Alpharetta to Sandy Springs for a dinner of ostrich at 10 Degrees South. The restaurant specializes in South African food which, according to the company website, blends French, Portuguese, Dutch, German and Malaysian cuisine, along with a smattering of Mediterranean. If you like ostrich, 10 Degrees South offers marinated ostrich medallions served in a red wine and rosemary sauce. The menu also includes sandwiches, steaks, spring rolls and salads.