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Best late-night dining

It's your choice for best late night dining. And why not? They're everywhere. Anytime you need a bite to eat, there's a Waffle House nearby to get some scattered, smothered and covered has browns. Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

It's your choice for best late night dining. And why not? They're everywhere. Anytime you need a bite to eat, there's a Waffle House nearby to get some scattered, smothered and covered has browns. Photo: Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. Waffle House
You say, “There really is no debate on this topic. If you’re from Atlanta, or anywhere in the Southeast for that manner, it’s Waffle House all the way!”

2. The Vortex
3. Holeman & Finch Public House
4. The Majestic
5. R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

The Majestic, an Atlanta institution, is our pick for best late night dining. The atmosphere is at least as important in its status as the food. Staff photo.

The Majestic, an Atlanta institution, is our pick for best late night dining. The atmosphere is at least as important in its status as the food. Staff photo.

OUR PICKS
1) Majestic Diner

The AJC dining team’s specialist in International Cuisine Gene Lee says, “This is number one due to the experience more than the food. Some days when I pass by the Majestic, I’m reminded of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. On late weekend nights the place turns into a night club (doorman included), fueled by buzzed party goers looking to lay a base of food in their stomachs before they go pass out. My standby is a heated slice of apple pie (à la mode of course) with melted cheese on top.”

2. Cafe Agora
3. Myung Ga Won
4. Victory Sandwich Bar
5. Waffle House

36 comments Add your comment

ATL4real

February 7th, 2011
11:53 am

Atkins Park, Va-Hi. also, first!

Foodie-B

February 7th, 2011
12:33 pm

Honey Pig in Duluth.

Foodie

February 7th, 2011
3:35 pm

Park Tavern. Half price sushi after 10PM is an awesome deal!

JEC

February 7th, 2011
3:42 pm

Wa Ho, of course.
I loved East Village Grille for late night eats before they tore down Buckhead.

J.T.

February 7th, 2011
3:51 pm

I have to go with R. Thomas on Peachtree.

420

February 7th, 2011
3:57 pm

I Luv Pho Jimmy Carter Blvd.

Smyrnite

February 7th, 2011
4:00 pm

Ken’s Corner Grill in Smyrna. Walked there during snowmageddon a few weeks ago.

Jim R

February 7th, 2011
4:02 pm

Landmark Diner on Cheshire Bridge….Great staff and menu. NOT for the faint or week of heart, it ain’t yer Mommas diner late at night.

Last Word

February 7th, 2011
4:04 pm

The Majestic.
No question.

Hash Brown

February 7th, 2011
4:09 pm

There really is no debate on this topic. If you’re from Atlanta, or anywhere in the southeast for that manner, it’s Waffle House all the way!

JLC

February 7th, 2011
4:09 pm

This is ATL…Waffle House is the answer!

Starving in Atlanta

February 7th, 2011
4:13 pm

R Thomas and Awful Waffle House of course!

AtlPeach

February 7th, 2011
4:14 pm

Thanks to @Hash Brown and @JLC! Until I scrolled down I was confused…this is ATL! Waffle House hands down!

falcon 1

February 7th, 2011
4:15 pm

Varners in Smryna. Great staff and food. Too bad it’s a Phila. Eagles bar. Some behavior can be
overlooked………………………….maybe

Mary B

February 7th, 2011
4:15 pm

going with waffle house and r thomas

Eddy

February 7th, 2011
4:20 pm

The Majestic!

GeorgiaPeach

February 7th, 2011
4:26 pm

WAFFLE HOUSE!! Is there even a question?

MrHughes

February 7th, 2011
4:30 pm

Wafflehouse and The Majestic are about dining like iHop and Denny’s. Lets add the Dwarf House in Hapeville to the list. :p

I’m thinking the author is talking about places like Gladys Knights Chicken and Waffles. Cafe Intermezzo or Chinese Budda (10th and Spring is another surprising late night find)

I don’t think any of the three have flourecent lighting like an office, sell cups of coffee for 50 cents, or have paper napkin dispensers on the tables.

SCS3

February 7th, 2011
4:31 pm

The Majestic and Waffle House absolutely!

CM

February 7th, 2011
4:37 pm

Bamboo Luau on Cheshire Bridge – open until 3AM.

SeanB

February 7th, 2011
4:42 pm

R. Thomas!!!

tom

February 7th, 2011
4:57 pm

georgia diner on pleasant hill-great atmosphere, huge mention, big portions and good food to boot open 24/7

tom

February 7th, 2011
4:58 pm

menu not mention

goode girl

February 7th, 2011
5:07 pm

R. Thomas after the symphony or play!

kevin

February 7th, 2011
5:09 pm

Holeman and Finch.

foodie

February 7th, 2011
9:41 pm

Vortex!!!!!!!!

PJ

February 7th, 2011
11:49 pm

Though Waffle House is a go-to spot for late night dining (because there is always at least one within a mile of anywhere I happen to be), The Vortex fills the need for big, juicy burgers & greasy tots and Cafe Intermezzo fills the need for a dressed up coffee (the Cafe Beethoven is my fav) and decadent desserts. It’s all in what I’m craving.

Amanda

February 8th, 2011
9:05 am

WaHo…..when it comes to the late night food cravings, they’ve got what ya need. Come to think of it…I don’t think I’ve ever seen the inside of a Waffle House by the light of day….

Sara

February 8th, 2011
10:10 am

I love Hong Kong Harbour on Cheshire Bridge!

Mark

February 8th, 2011
12:11 pm

R. Thomas in South Buckhead Definitely!!! The food is amazing and gotta love those birds!

Maya

February 9th, 2011
9:49 am

KK

February 9th, 2011
9:59 am

nom nom nom

February 9th, 2011
3:21 pm

R. Thomas and H&F.

koko

February 9th, 2011
3:55 pm

Ganners

February 11th, 2011
11:01 am

R. Thomas & Sons

Oh, yeah baby!! Love the nori rolls!

Vince

February 12th, 2011
10:25 pm

Marietta Diner.