Chicken & Waffles has become an institutional part of brunch in the South, so much so that there are now restaurants entirely dedicated to the beloved breakfast dish. From innovative takes on the deliciously sweet combo to eateries serving it up traditional-style. Keep scrolling for some ATL brunch-spiration. Here are ten restaurants with the absolute best Chicken & Waffles in and around Atlanta.
1. ABC Chicken and Waffles
When Chicken and Waffles is in the name of the restaurant, you know you’re in for a treat. Sibling restaurant to the beloved Atlanta Breakfast Club (boasting and additional two locations), kick-start your weekend with some brunch at ABC Chicken and Waffles, also famous for their Nitro Coffee Counter!
Where: Sweet Auburn
2. Buttermilk Chicken
The vibes at Buttermilk Chicken make it one of Atlanta’s favorite spots for breakfast or brunch. However, their Chicken & Waffles are an all-day affair, and not to be missed if you’re a super fan of the brunch essential.
Where: North Buckhead
3. Waffle Bar
If you’ll love Chicken and Waffles, then you’ll love Waffle Bar! From serving it up traditional-style to more unique options like their ‘My Momma’s Pudding’, served up with banana pudding, vanilla wafers, and slices of bananas. We suggest getting a side of fried chicken with whatever sweet waffle you want!
Where: East Atlanta
4. Ms. Icey’s Kitchen & Bar
Head to Ms. Icey’s during brunch hours for Chicken & Waffles served up with three pieces of fried chicken, a plantain waffle, and brown sugar butter. However, we love getting their Country Breakfast, with two eggs how you like them, geechie grits, bacon or chicken sausage, and coco bread.
5. Home grown GA
For a no-nonsense and no-frills dining experience, just locally sourced Southern comfort food, then you have to check out Home grown GA. Of course since it’s staples from the South, their Chicken and Waffles are an adored addition to their extensive menu.
6. Thumbs Up Diner
This Georgia chain and Atlanta institution has come a long way since its foundations almost three decades ago. There are six locations across the city and one more in Fayetteville on the way, so you know they’re doing something right, and their Chicken & Waffles is certainly one of them!
Where: Sweet Auburn, West Midtown, and more!
7. Folk Art Restaurant
Another addition to the round-up that’s completely devoted to brunch and breakfast foods, Folk Art Restaurant’s Chicken & Waffles is adored by many who decide to order it from their impressive menu.
Where: Inman Park & Decatur
8. South City Kitchen
Another beloved chain home grown in the ATL is South City Kitchen. So much so in fact, that there can be lines all weekend long at every location. Their Chicken and Waffles is served up during brunch hours, with a pure Vermont maple syrup on the side.
Where: Midtown, Buckhead, and more!
9. Gocha Breakfast Bar
For an all-day breakfast feast of champions, Gocha Breakfast Bar is one of the best bets in A-Town. The hotspot is always crammed on the weekend, with their worshipped menu jam-packed with homely Southern dishes.
Where: Fayetteville & Cascade
10. Chicken + Beer
If you’re travelling from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport then make sure to check out Chicken + Beer. Our airport has become slowly developed into a foodie paradise, with some eateries from the airport even expanding into the city. We hope the same happens for Chicken + Beer!
Where: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport