Waffle House is an American institution with each one as beautiful as the next. Everyone, rich and poor, can agree that few things are more comforting than a Waffle House breakfast, whether it’s actually breakfast time or 3am after one too many drinks. Order as much as you want because it’s impossible to spend more than $15 (and that’s a stretch), and at a minimum make sure to smother and cover your hash browns.
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There’s always a wait at Ria’s Bluebird in Grant Park, but they have something for everyone and make the best pancakes in the city.
Muchacho in Grant Park feels like a surfer spot in California, with it’s colorful interior, breakfast tacos, and outdoor space.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers
In addition to the Grindhouse classic burgers, their new Memorial Drive location has shuffleboard, ping pong, and an outdoor space.
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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
There are a lot of restaurants serving Southern food in Atlanta, but no place is more classic than Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Midtown.
Leon’s Full Service
Leon’s Full Service is located inside an old Decatur gas station and serves great cocktails, which are what you should focus on.
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Le Fat is a Vietnamese bistro in West Midtown that serves all of the classics, along with a few French and Chinese dishes.
Chops Lobster Bar
Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead serves steaks and seafood without even the slightest air of cool, which is exactly what makes it’s great.
West Egg Cafe
West Egg Cafe in West Midtown serves everything you want in a Southern breakfast, like biscuits, pimento cheese grits, and fried green tomatoes.
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