Illegal Food

Founded in 2013 by Chef Steven Lingenfelter and Laurie Dominguez, Illegal Food is located in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood after gaining popularity in the Old Fourth Ward with a successful pop-up restaurant. Focused on fresh, local ingredients, Illegal Food is more than just an incredible burger. Boasting the kind of dishes that put standard menus to shame, Illegal Food features unique specials which rotate nightly depending on seasonal ingredients and daring combinations that Atlanta has grown to love from Chef Steven.

Specials are posted here on Friday and Saturday at 5pm and on Sundays at 11am.  Sign up for our mailing list to stay in the know!


Sunday, July 23rd


Don Beach | Bubbles, Don’s Mix   6


Mint Julep | Bourbon, Sugar, Mint   10


French 75 | Bubbles, Gin, Lemon, Sugar   10


Cinnamon Sugar Pork Rinds   6


Fried Pearson Farm Peaches, Peach Buttermilk Biscuit, Peach Ice Cream, Powdered Sugar   11


Tomato Sandwich, Thick Sliced Local Tomatoes, Black Pepper Mayo, Sourdough   8


Chili Con Carne, Melty Cheese, Crispy Tortilla, Sour Cream   10


Crab Cake Sandwich, Pickles, Lettuce, Onion, Special Sauce, Bun   14


Yogurt Bowl, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Gooseberries, Kiwi,

Dragon Fruit, Rambutan, Compressed Watermelon, Palmetto Honey   15


BBQ Pork Hash, Sweet Potatoes, Caramelized Onions & Jalapeños,

S. Carolina Mustard Sauce, Melty Cheese   16


Chicken Biscuit, Fried Thigh, Bacon, Egg, Cheese    12


Thick Cut Veal & Pork Bologna Steak Sandwich, S. Carolina Mustard Sauce,

Red Onion, Swiss, Rocket, Bun, Home Fries    14


Game Spiced Magret Duck Breast, Eggs, Home Fries   16    


Fried Chicken Livers, House Sausage Gravy, Buttermilk Biscuit, Hot Sauce   14       


Gum Creek Farms Pork Chop, Eggs, Home Fries   15