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Breakfast at the Silver Skillet with the tasty biscuit that you picked as the best in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

Breakfast at the Silver Skillet with the tasty biscuit that you picked as the best in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

YOUR PICKS (locals)
1. Silver Skillet
You say, “The best biscuits are at the Silver Skillet on 14th in Atlanta. Fluffy, light and buttery, they are fabulous with jam or gravy. And our favorite waitress, Caroline will bring them with a smile!”

2. Thumbs Up Diner
3. Little Barn
4. Mountain Biscuits
5. Stilesboro Biscuiits
6. Fagan’s Biscuit Barn

A plate of the namesake biscuits at the Flying Biscuit Cafe. They were your pick for best biscuits at a chain in and around Atlanta. Photo: Renee Brock / Special

A plate of the namesake biscuits at the Flying Biscuit Cafe. They were your pick for best biscuits at a chain in and around Atlanta. Photo: Renee Brock / Special

YOUR PICKS (chains)
1. Flying Biscuit Cafe
You say, “Of course the BEST is the Flying Biscuit! None else come close” and “The Flying Biscuit is THE BEST. Hands down.”

2. Red Lobster
3. Martin’s (tie)
3. Hardee’s (tie)
4. Bojangles’
5. Popeyes

Biscuits aren't just for breakfast, as this buttered and pan-seared masterpiece, accompanying a plate of pork barbecue and sides at Swallow at the Hollow demonstrates. It's our pick for best biscuit in and around Atlanta. Photo: Phil Skinner, pskinner@ajc.com

Biscuits aren't just for breakfast, as this buttered and pan-seared masterpiece, accompanying a plate of pork barbecue and sides at Swallow at the Hollow demonstrates. It's our pick for best biscuit in and around Atlanta. Photo: Phil Skinner, pskinner@ajc.com

OUR PICKS
1. Swallow at the Hollow
The AJC dining team’s specialist in Southern and Neighborhood Fare Jenny Turknett says, “The homemade buttermilk biscuits at Swallow at the Hollow epitomize the Southern biscuit: fluffy, tender and buttery. The biscuits are halved and pan-seared, resulting in a toasty crisp inner layer shining with butter. Swallow at the Hollow’s biscuits are eye-rolling good, particularly when smeared with the accompanying honey.”

2. Mountain Biscuits
3. Silver Skillet
4. Home Grown GA
5. Ria’s Bluebird

238 comments Add your comment

BiscuitBoy

October 31st, 2011
8:58 pm

Weezie’s on Cleveland Hwy in Gainesville!!! Best around hands down.

David Granger

October 31st, 2011
8:59 pm

J R’s Log House off Peachtree Industrial in Norcross. Hardee’s for best fast food biscuit.

Horsetoothedjackass

October 31st, 2011
9:07 pm

Mamie’s Kitchen in Covington.

Maggie B

October 31st, 2011
9:09 pm

McDonalds are the best for fast food. While I prefer Chick-fil-A for most everything else, their biscuits are horrible! They’re sweet – who wants sweet biscuits?

PLB

October 31st, 2011
9:09 pm

Little Red Barn in Lawrenceville

Dave

October 31st, 2011
9:15 pm

From the votes so far, it seems I have to go on an OTP biscuit adventure.

Go back to NY Ray

October 31st, 2011
9:15 pm

I suppose no one else knows how to make coffee except yankees Ray?

Pi Guy

October 31st, 2011
9:19 pm

Martin’s baby!

Grace

October 31st, 2011
9:20 pm

Flying Biscuits biscuits aren’t that great (yeah, kind of sweet hockey pucks as another posted), but I do like most of their menu. The service is not that great either, but I will go there again.

teacher

October 31st, 2011
9:25 pm

Red Barn near downtown Lawrenceville are the best around!

mike

October 31st, 2011
9:26 pm

Flying Biscuit’s biscuits are awful. Hard like a hockey puck. Anyone who would recommend it has either not been to any of the other places listed or is joking.

Louis

October 31st, 2011
9:27 pm

2 favorites lately have been Martins in Mableton and Popeyes.

deb

October 31st, 2011
9:28 pm

Burger Inn at the corner of Hwy 92 and Hwy 5 in Woodstock has the best biscuits anywhere.

Billstr

October 31st, 2011
9:38 pm

Bojangles is best among fast food outlets. Used to like flying biscuit, now they are terrible, like lead. Happy to read other suggestions.

a. dylan thoms

October 31st, 2011
9:38 pm

little barn in lawrenceville I started eating them in high school and still have to drive out of my way once a week just to have one in the mornings they are down right addictive.

!ess

October 31st, 2011
9:41 pm

Her son-in-law in Houston, TX

October 31st, 2011
9:41 pm

Jackie Williams in Lithonia!

Hoof Hearted

October 31st, 2011
9:51 pm

The Biscuit Barn in Canton is great. Anybody who says McDonald’s should be slapped.

Tom H

October 31st, 2011
9:52 pm

Kellies in Loganville

Dawg Doc

October 31st, 2011
9:56 pm

Martins!!! No Bones about it!

Sarita C.

October 31st, 2011
9:57 pm

Golden Corral’s biscuits.

Shelley O

October 31st, 2011
10:18 pm

Hands down….the best biscuits are at the Silver Skillet on 14th in Atlanta. Fluffy, light and buttery, they are fabulous with jam or gravy. And our favorite waitress, Caroline will bring them with a smile!

Chainshaw

October 31st, 2011
10:22 pm

Bill

November 1st, 2011
1:14 am

This being Atlanta, I’m sure Flying Biscuit’s suck product will win. But I’ll go with Stilesboro or Silver Skillet.

Robert G.: Where is Kelly’s in Chattanooga. I’m up there frequently.

Chris

November 1st, 2011
6:43 am

Marv

November 1st, 2011
7:04 am

The Hardee’s on Jodeco road on the southside are fantastic. Buttery, crisp, and melt in your mouth.

Amanda

November 1st, 2011
9:18 am

Diego

November 1st, 2011
9:20 am

Hardee’s, hands down!

Mel

November 1st, 2011
9:37 am

Flying Biscuit!

heather

November 1st, 2011
9:55 am

Flying BIscuit

Madi

November 1st, 2011
10:16 am

The Flying Biscuit!

Briley Parkway

November 1st, 2011
11:00 am

Mountain Biscuit on Old 41 in Marietta. Martin’s is a close second (even though it’s a chain)

Carrie

November 1st, 2011
11:10 am

Flying Biscuit!

Typical Redneck

November 1st, 2011
11:14 am

Jim, Mr. Swiss in coming does have a great biscuit.

Jordan

November 1st, 2011
11:21 am

Silver Skillet, hands down.

loki44

November 1st, 2011
11:30 am

Thumbs Up Diner (only been to the Marietta Street location, west of downtown). It’s a multi-grain biscuit but it has the perfect texture and taste. Great with their homemade jams.

Victoria V

November 1st, 2011
11:52 am

Mountain Biscuits in Marietta on Old Hwy. 41!

Cobia

November 1st, 2011
12:10 pm

Thumbs Up!!!! I’ve been to their Edgewood and East Point location. Their biscuits are the best.

Kathryn

November 1st, 2011
12:13 pm

Stilesboro Biscuits is by far the best biscuit EVER!!! Ms. Lynn is awesome :)

Bobby

November 1st, 2011
12:15 pm

Any Popeyes Chicken store.

yummmm

November 1st, 2011
12:16 pm

Lori

November 1st, 2011
12:18 pm

Little Barn in Lawrenceville

ziza

November 1st, 2011
12:18 pm

i love thumbs up multigrain (but still light and fluffy) biscuit. and i like popeyes for fast food. if i’m ever OTP i’ll check out the little barn! :-)

William

November 1st, 2011
12:22 pm

No contest-Hardee’s hands down.

SmaX

November 1st, 2011
12:23 pm

Biscuit Barn in Canton.

William

November 1st, 2011
12:24 pm

Anyone selecting the Flying Biscuits obviously has never had a good biscuit. Terrible.

Laurie

November 1st, 2011
12:24 pm

I LOVE Stone Soup’s whole wheat biscuits!

Ebennett

November 1st, 2011
12:24 pm

Pastries A Go Go in Decatur.

ME TOO

November 1st, 2011
12:25 pm

Ross’s Diner in Cartersville. It has been there since 1945. It is next to the old theater close to the railroad tracks. The seating is a big U-shaped counter. Great country ham, scrambled eggs, etc. Closes late afternoon each day.

William

November 1st, 2011
12:26 pm

Mary B’s frozen biscuits are very good and quick.