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Where can you get the best breakfast in and around Atlanta?

Phil Skinner/Staff

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We have our winners, and no one should be surprised that a local institution came out at the top of your list.

Atlantans just can’t get enough Waffle House. Though it has scattered to 25 states, and now covers most of the lower half of the U.S. from Delaware to Arizona, it began in Avondale Estates. Even when we’re away from Atlanta, we can still get a taste of home. Take a look at the rest of your picks for the best place to get breakfast in and around Atlanta.

Our dining critic, Meridith Ford Goldman, agreed with readers on three out of their five top picks, among them is the one that she puts at No. 1. Ria’s Bluebird is a place that combines some unusual breakfast items — such as the surprisingly yummy country-fried tempeh with biscuits and gravy — with many of the traditional favorites. Ria’s Bluebird has become a favorite for both its Grant Park and Cabbagetown neighbors and folks from all over town. Check out the rest of our picks for the best place to grab breakfast in and around Atlanta.

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ThaMan

June 23rd, 2009
7:59 am

My Girls Draws

Sue

June 23rd, 2009
8:04 am

Silver Skillet! THE BEST Country Ham you will ever sink your chops in.

Greg

June 23rd, 2009
8:08 am

Ken’s Corner Grill, Smyrna- Corned Beef Hash & eggs, call my cardiologist now!

zac covington

June 23rd, 2009
8:10 am

the pancake house on memorial drive.Hge portions.

ChillyMutt

June 23rd, 2009
8:15 am

Ria’s Bluebird, Thumbs Up and the old standard …. all great – depends on the mood.

Ike

June 23rd, 2009
8:16 am

J Christopher’s in Alpharetta
IHOP in Cumming
Waffle House Anywhere

JW

June 23rd, 2009
8:16 am

Carroll St. Cafe in Cabbagetown

Casey McLynn

June 23rd, 2009
8:16 am

It is definitely not American Roadhouse. Terrible coffee and smells like spoiled milk. I think Silver Skillet is the best.

Michelle

June 23rd, 2009
8:21 am

Hands down to Australian Bakery in East Atlanta Village….Great food and the staff are super friendly specially the owner.

Mongo

June 23rd, 2009
8:23 am

Hands down its “The Breakfast Club” on Tybee Island, forget about it…

periwinnklerules

June 23rd, 2009
8:23 am

Family Tradition in Woodstock – their homeade biscuits and country ham will make your tounge slap your brains out! (you can even get red eye gravy)! Henry’s in Acworth for brunch would be next in line!

Paige

June 23rd, 2009
8:24 am

Flying Biscuit!!! I love the eggceptional!

Royce

June 23rd, 2009
8:24 am

Thumbs Up(get there early to get a table) or West Egg Cafe!!!!

Nancy

June 23rd, 2009
8:26 am

Karla

June 23rd, 2009
8:27 am

Old Hickory House in Dunwoody and Tucker—-excellent breakfast (the biggest pancakes I’ve seen), and reasonable prices.

2EggsAndASausageLink

June 23rd, 2009
8:28 am

Marietta Diner has the best French Toast in town

Paddy, the only Goetta you’ll find down here is in my Freezer. That’s a Cincinnati area original and hard to find south of the mason-dixon line

cHRIS

June 23rd, 2009
8:28 am

Social House

Kenneth

June 23rd, 2009
8:29 am

Nobody else is saying it, so I guess I have to. Did everyone forget about Ray’s on the River for Sunday Brunch. Best breakfast, bar-none!!!

JD

June 23rd, 2009
8:31 am

Louise’s at the foot of Kennesaw Mountain.

Tim

June 23rd, 2009
8:32 am

Marietta Diner – the best french toast I ever had.

vcl

June 23rd, 2009
8:34 am

Goldbergs . . . I didn’t know anyone else had breakfast?

Eric

June 23rd, 2009
8:34 am

J.Christopher’s and Cracker Barrel (the Oldtimer – best bacon anywhere!)

Stiffler

June 23rd, 2009
8:34 am

The french toast in that place in the movie Road Trip is good, according to D.J. Qualls.

Laschea

June 23rd, 2009
8:37 am

Original House of Pancakes (OHOP)

Lauren

June 23rd, 2009
8:37 am

Thumbs Up of course! Everything tastes like how my dad used to cook it on a lazy Saturday morning…

sugar

June 23rd, 2009
8:45 am

( Unity) On The West Side, The BEST SOUL BREAKFAST EVER.

Andy

June 23rd, 2009
8:45 am

Sweet Melissas in Decatur is my favorite. Great food and atmosphere!

Mel

June 23rd, 2009
8:45 am

Highland Bakery! Weekends there is a wait, but well worth it! Their egg and cheese is really good and there sweet potato pancake is really sweet but so good. And grits lover or not…there grits are yummy

claire

June 23rd, 2009
8:45 am

The Old Hickory House in Tucker has the best chicken biscuit with gravy I’ve ever consumed. Hands down. Cheep too! Put some south inya mouth!

RajunKagun

June 23rd, 2009
8:46 am

J. Christophers, but if you want huge biscuits and heart clogging meats try Martins. Flying Biscuit is overrated with their big dry biscuits.

Jones

June 23rd, 2009
8:46 am

Ria’s Bluebird Cafe

J Press

June 23rd, 2009
8:46 am

1. Highland Bakery (sweet potatoe pancakes are da bomb)
2. Thumbs Up
3. Flying Biscuit (Still trying to figure out how they get their grtis like that)
4. My house

MR BULLDAWG

June 23rd, 2009
8:46 am

Rick

June 23rd, 2009
8:49 am

Pastries A GoGo in Decatur hands down. The owner is an award winning pastry chef but everthing they have is great. Eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, waffles, sausage gravy with their incredible biscuits, YUM !!!

Tom

June 23rd, 2009
8:49 am

Any of the J Christopher’s locations for sure!!!!

MA

June 23rd, 2009
8:50 am

Waffle House!!

Phil McCrotch

June 23rd, 2009
8:51 am

you people posting waffle house and cracker barrel need to get out more. seriously…

West Egg(howell mill) and Australian Bakery in EAV. Oh, and gotta give some love to Thumbs up in the Pernt!

The Bobster

June 23rd, 2009
8:52 am

The Flying Biscuit has no clue how to make a real biscuit. Their biscuits are more like a pastry.
Chick Fil A’s egg and chicken biscuits are the best.

Karen

June 23rd, 2009
8:53 am

Flying Biscuit or the Radial Cafe are my two favs!

WRICKY

June 23rd, 2009
8:55 am

THUMBS UP HANDS DOWN

Mary

June 23rd, 2009
8:58 am

Loretta’s Country Kitchen in Oakwood – loads of boats and trucks lined up in the dark every morning they’re open. A “meat and three” with a great breakfast buffet! Loretta’s is the bomb…

Oakhurst

June 23rd, 2009
9:01 am

Pastries A Go Go in downtown Decatur. The biscuits, grits and crispy bacon is soooo good . . . also the muffins, croissants and other pastries.

Lindsey

June 23rd, 2009
9:03 am

Sun in My Belly has the best breakfast hands down! Their bacon is crazy good!

S

June 23rd, 2009
9:04 am

1. Flying Biscuit- McClendon
2. Thumbs Up- Edgewood

You're just not getting it

June 23rd, 2009
9:05 am

People! The BEST breakfast was the question, not the best breakfast when I’m drunk and nothing else is open. Thus, Waffle House is out. If you think it is still in the running, then you are not qualified to comment on anything related to food. Now, my nominees are Social House, West Egg, Thumbs Up, Ria’s, and Silver Skillet(what Waffle House wishes it was). The eggs benedict at Pastries A Go Go is worth nominating as the best dish in Atlanta period.

Davo

June 23rd, 2009
9:06 am

Silver Skillet hands down. Flying Biscuit is over-rated…turkey bacon, tofu eggs…and the aclaimed ‘hard and powdery’ biscuit; who wants to eat that?

Pamela Leigh

June 23rd, 2009
9:07 am

DEFINITELY the Flying Biscuit Cafes for best breakfast, best biscuits, best Brunch, and by far–the BEST GRITS IN THE WORLD!!!

west side

June 23rd, 2009
9:10 am

Finally saw someone mention the Social House on Howell Mill. Easily the best breakfast I’ve had here in 11 years. Amazing food. I think I’m headed there now…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Jaye Leigh

June 23rd, 2009
9:13 am

Ria’s, Einstein’s, West Egg

Sam

June 23rd, 2009
9:16 am

Goldberg’s, Silver Skillett, May Flower (in Athens). The Flying Biscuit is way over rated.