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

Phil Skinner/Staff

Photo: Phil Skinner/Staff

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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Kelly

June 23rd, 2009
9:50 am

When I think of the best breakfast in Atlanta, I think of the Flying Biscuit. Yummm

Otis

June 23rd, 2009
10:10 am

Sweet Melissa’s on the Square in Decatur! Groovy music and good food!

Sam

June 23rd, 2009
10:17 am

Java Jive
Highland Bakery
Thumbs Up
Ria’s Bluebird

Joe

June 23rd, 2009
10:46 am

Flying Biscuit! I can’t get enough of those grits!

X Man

June 23rd, 2009
10:58 am

Sweeeeet Melissa’s Decatur on the Square! Great food, jazz brunch on Sunday’s and Mary Ann. What more do you need.

Hanna J

June 23rd, 2009
11:10 am

Flying Biscuit (The Original in Candler Park is my FAVORITE!)

Lewda

June 23rd, 2009
1:39 pm

No doubt about it? The Flying Biscuit in Sandy Springs!!! Best service and great food!

Cammi317

June 23rd, 2009
1:42 pm

Pastries A Go Go

Paula

June 23rd, 2009
1:50 pm

Hickory House is my favorite spot for breakfast.

6Digitballin

June 23rd, 2009
1:55 pm

when I’m takin a break during our soul train filming we have a breakfast bar and those syrup chicken wing biscuits are the best anywhere! i don’t know the guy’s restaurant name but they call him rambeaux

Terry

June 23rd, 2009
2:09 pm

Fagan’s Biscuit Barn

mechi

June 23rd, 2009
2:33 pm

Thumbs Up and Cresent Moon ..and Cracker Barrel for the pancakes

reservoirDAWG

June 23rd, 2009
3:13 pm

Mongo is right that The Breakfast Club in Tybee is the best in GA. In metro Atlanta it is Fagan’s, Dillards or The Midway Mealhouse.

Nothing But The Truth

June 23rd, 2009
3:23 pm

Old Hickory House, Flying Biscuit,

ziza

June 23rd, 2009
4:04 pm

social house on howell mill is AMAZING!! thumbs up, crescent moon, and highland bakery get honorable mention! ria’s is good but not enough of a selection. flying biscuit is just ok in comparison to the others. will check out west egg and parish. j christophers didnt bowl me over…

Lisa

June 23rd, 2009
4:54 pm

Flying Biscuit is the BEST!!!

Margie

June 23rd, 2009
7:41 pm

Fagan’s Biscuit Barn on 141 in Forsyth County. Homemade biscuits, tender ham, country ham, smoked sausage, tenderloin, salmon patties,steak, chicken, streak of lean, sausage,bacon, eggs (scrambled, fried, over easy, milk or sausage gravy, potato pancakes, hash brown patties, grits.
What more could you want? Not only great food but the feeling of being at home.

Dick

June 24th, 2009
5:54 am

The Majestic on Ponce.

Kaye

June 24th, 2009
7:55 am

Original Pancake House on Memorial Dr, and Denny’s (love the french toast).

Slap

June 24th, 2009
9:23 am

Sweet Melissa’s on the square in Decatur

Rambeaux

June 24th, 2009
9:36 am

6Digitballin – thanks for the shout out! i’m glad you enjoy my homemade biscuits. they better than any biscuit in ATL..I’m laughin at all these people who are saying waffle house, ihop, etc. when we all know daym well my food is the best hands down! hey, ATL – get at me and eat my biscuits! They’ll make you want to slap yo dawg. Tell PETA to shut up and grab a biscuit too while they trying to close my shop down because I fight my pit bulls!

Ellen

June 24th, 2009
10:47 am

Flying Biscuit
No contest

SP

June 24th, 2009
11:24 am

Bobby and June’s is great. Flying Biscuit sucks.

Russ Camp

June 24th, 2009
11:37 am

Sweet Melissa’s. No Contest.

Sara

June 24th, 2009
1:42 pm

eek! The popularity of Thumbs Up is disturbing me since we encountered a roach there about a year ago (East Point location)

reservoirDAWG

June 24th, 2009
4:01 pm

The Flying Biscuit blows!

James Wy

June 24th, 2009
4:15 pm

Forget all those places “Marietta Diner” is where it is at not only is the food great but the diverse workers makes it a pleasent place to eat breakfast, and you will need to be hungry when you come!

Seminole84

June 24th, 2009
4:43 pm

Flying Biscuit!!

David

June 24th, 2009
8:19 pm

1. Original Pancake House
2. J Christophers
3. Goldberg’s Deli

Natashia

June 25th, 2009
9:20 am

Martin’s. They have the best grits, biscuits, sweet tea, hell everything is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Sarah

June 25th, 2009
9:21 am

Thumbs Up Diner! Basic and yummy!

TRB

June 25th, 2009
9:52 am

THE FLYING BISCUIT HANDS DOWN!

Pamela

June 25th, 2009
3:21 pm

Thumbs Up on Edgewood!! The best smoked salmon omelet anywhere!!

Arona

June 25th, 2009
4:13 pm

Flying Biscuit..or Pastries A Go Go in Decatur!

Arona

June 25th, 2009
4:14 pm

oh yeah Sweet Melissa’s too :)

KD

June 25th, 2009
4:24 pm

American Roadhouse in Virginia Highlands – everything’s great!

Emjay

June 25th, 2009
5:42 pm

American Roadhouse in Virgina Highlands of course! I’ve NEVER once been disappointed. Thumbs is a close second.

Andrew

June 25th, 2009
7:55 pm

The Flying Biscuit is my favorite spot. I know they just won for best biscuits, but they definite deserve this nomination as well.

bp

June 25th, 2009
8:05 pm

Stilesboro Bisquit

painemp

June 26th, 2009
8:59 am

Original Pancake House on Cheshire Bridge.

Barbara

June 26th, 2009
9:07 am

THE DULUTH REXALL GRILL HAS THE BEST BREAKFAST EVER! ALL HOME COOKED AND DELICIOUS. HUGE BEAUTIFUL BROWN BISCUITS RIGHT OUT OF THE OVEN AND THE HOME COOKED LUNCHES ARE WONDERFUL TOO, ALONG WITH THE BEST CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE ANYWHERE. IF YOU TRY IT ONCE YOU WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK FOR MORE. WE LOVE JUST WATCHING GAIL AND RACHEL COOK.
IT IS A GREAT PLACE ON SATURDAY MORNING TO HAVE A GOOD LEISURELY FAMILY
BREAKFAST. EVERYTHING IS HOMEMADE,INCLUDING ALL OF THE WONDERFUL CAKES.

cee cee

June 26th, 2009
9:26 am

The Original Pancake House. The omlettes are sensational & the pancakes, yum!

Melody

June 26th, 2009
9:55 am

Flying Biscuit

Diane

June 26th, 2009
1:09 pm

Highland Bakery is awesome and worth the wait.

Sandy in Tucker

June 26th, 2009
1:31 pm

Dont vote till you try Pastry’s a go go in Decatur. Quality and Quanitiy are excellent. Would be a good value at twice the price.

Barbara

June 26th, 2009
2:26 pm

Goldberg’s

Perez Hilton

June 26th, 2009
3:30 pm

A confidential source informs me that Michael Jacksons favorite breakfast item or anytime item, for that matter, is “lil Smokies.”

Caroline Bonvouloir

June 26th, 2009
4:56 pm

Ria’s Bluebird or American Roadhouse Cafe!!

Dex

June 27th, 2009
8:33 am

Thumbs Up is terrific, but if you’ve never had the chick-fil-a and eggs from the Dwarf House, you’re missing out!

Paddy

June 27th, 2009
10:29 am

Two eggs and sausage links…thanks for the come-back. Thought that might be the case in my quest to find “goetta” for breakfast. If someone would find a way to put this on their menu it would be a huge hit. You are right, I have my recipe from the old world from Cincinnati. It is sold commercially, but I lost the address from where to order. Guess I will have to make my next batch. How do you have any left to freeze? Never lasts that long around my house. Thanks again.