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5 Epic, Southern Takes On Eggs Benedict That Are Uniquely Atlanta

By Jack Rattenbury

5 Epic, Southern Takes On Eggs Benedict That Are Uniquely Atlanta

If you love eggs benedict and the flavors of the South, then you’re in luck!

It’s National Eggs Benedict Day and May is National Egg Month, so it would be rude not to brunch this spring in Atlanta! There are so many incredible and tasty options for a top-notch brunch in the ATL.

Whether you’re looking for bottomless mimosas or somewhere swanky for that perfect Sunday date in Atlanta. The city has something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds at brunch, especially if you like eggs benedict! Many brunch spots have created unique twists on the brunch staple, honoring the state and city they call home.

Eggs Benedict is a common American breakfast or brunch dish, consisting of two halves of an English muffin, each topped with Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. But Atlanta is here to change that, with incredible Southern inspired takes on our favorite go-to breakfast.

5 uniquely Southern takes on Eggs Benedict in Atlanta:

1. Southern Benedict
Credit: Atlanta Breakfast Club

Where: Atlanta Breakfast Club (Downtown)

The gravy here is next level. So level up your next brunch date with friends at the Atlanta Breakfast Club. Their Southern Benedict two sunny-side eggs, turkey bacon, and that famous black pepper gravy served over two buttermilk biscuits. Hungry yet, Atlanta? Atlanta Breakfast Club recently purchased the Kirkwood brunch hotspot Le Petite Marche.

2. Fried Green Tomato Benedict
Credit: Egg Harbor Cafe

Where: Egg Harbor Cafe (Buckhead, Sandy Springs, and more!)

English muffin, fried green tomatoes, roasted red peppers, bacon and poached eggs, topped with hollandaise. On the side, is a generous potion of authentic stone-ground cheese grits, making it a true southern favorite. Some of their locations have excellent outdoor dining options.

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3. Fried Chicken Benedict
Credit: Highland Bakery

Where: Highland Bakery & Kitchen (Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, and more!)

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They love Eggs Benedict so much at Highland Bakery that they have an entire section of the menu dedicated to the brunch classic. There’s a few Southern inspired takes including the Country Fried Steak Benedict and the Crabcakes Benedict. We recommend the fried chicken version! In our opinion it’s the star of a show-stopping menu.

4. Virginia Highland Benedict
Credit: Murphy’s

Where: Murphy’s (Virginia Highland)

Great if you’re a vegetarian, Murphy’s has the perfect Eggs Benedict waiting for you. Inspired by the local neighborhood, the Virginia Highland Benedict is served with spinach, mushrooms, poached eggs on foccacia, and sun-dried tomato hollandaise. There’s also a Crabcake Benedict on offer!

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5. Georgia Benedict
Credit: West Egg

Where: West Egg (White Provision Residences building)

Start your morning off right, with the Georgia Benedict available at West Egg. Served with two turkey sausage patties, two eggs, sautéed spinach, sriracha hollandaise, and tasty skillet potatoes.

Featured Image: West Egg