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.

Illegal Food in Virginia Highland has closed.  As of August 9th, we are no longer open at the Greenwood location.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon! Sign up for our mailing list for updates as to when/where we will be serving again.

CATERING & PRIVATE EVENTS: Contact us at with details on your upcoming event and the type of cuisine you'd like.  We can also cook whole/half hogs on location or bring it to you!