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Can't decide where to go for breakfast - help me pick please!

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lydiainflorida May 10, 2010 08:37 PM

For my upcoming road trip to Atlanta, I'll have one opportunity for breakfast at a diner type place. I'm looking at midtown to Decatur to Doraville (Buford Hwy) areas. I was all set on American Roadhouse for their gloring reviews on Yelp but since I have an unhealthy obsession with biscuits I am now second guessing myself if I should go to one of these other fine establishments for biscuits and gravy.

The contenders are:

American Roadhouse
The Silver Skillet
Rise-N-Dine
Thumbs Up Diner (Decatur location)

The Flying Biscuit didn't make the list because they don't have gravy but I'll sure stop by to grab a biscuit to go sometime during my trip.

Any feedbacks are highly appreciated!

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American Roadhouse
842 N Highland Ave Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Flying Biscuit Cafe
1655 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Silver Skillet
200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Thumbs Up Diner
826 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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    Dnanana May 11, 2010 08:33 PM

    Best Biscuits I've had in Atlanta are at Pastries a go go
    I love Rise n dine, but their biscuits aren't great
    I too am obsessed with biscuits, and was really excited to try Flying Biscuits, but was sorely disappointed, I'd skip it.

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    Flying Biscuit Cafe
    1655 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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      tenntexga May 11, 2010 07:34 PM

      Can I add one?

      Ria's Bluebird on Memorial. To-die-for biscuits. My husband ate one and literally stopped mid-bite to say Ohmygod.

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        alonzo May 11, 2010 12:03 PM

        American Roadhouse is a good choice -- the place does not get nearly the respect of the others on your list, probably because it still has a 90s retro diner feel. Silver skillet is the authentic '50s diner on your list. I've never warmed up to the food there, but maybe because I never have ordered the biscuits.

        Thumbs Up is exceptional. Prepare to wait in line.

        The Flying Biscuit is overrated -- but they do have a bakery on McLendon, so you can just get the biscuits.

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        American Roadhouse
        842 N Highland Ave Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

        Flying Biscuit Cafe
        1655 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

        1. jboeke May 11, 2010 07:36 AM

          If you're obsessed with fluffy, light, buttery biscuits, then I'd say skip Flying Biscuit alltogether. There are things they do well, and I love the apple butter, but the biscuits are very dense and rather crusty on the outside. Personally, I don't like their biscuits at all, but enjoy the grits and scrambles.
          I second the Silver Skillet for your biscuits and gravy choice.

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          Silver Skillet
          200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

          The Flying Biscuit
          1084 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

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            JHLI May 10, 2010 08:59 PM

            If you like redeye gravy go to Silver Skillet. If you've never tried it there is always a first time. Made from country ham drippings and coffee - very salty but very tasty IMO. While you are going country get the eggs and country ham to go with it. Ham is tender, but again salty. If you have high blood pressure maybe you give it a pass.

            I ladle the redeye gravy over my biscuits. They give you butter and jelly and expect you to use the "gravy" on the ham. I do that too, but I just take the jelly packets home and use the butter on my grits to help float the black pepper flakes and salt.

            The gravy comes in a bowl and you can get a side order extra for 50 cents. I might take some home but it will be a few days before I'm desalinated and can survive another red eye feast..

            Get the idea I am a salt fiend. I don't have high blood pressure ... yet.

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            Silver Skillet
            200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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