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Alton Brown’s Favorite Burger Returns as Marietta’s Red Eyed Mule Reopens

Alton Brown and fans of The Mule can once again feast on Jake’s Sloppy Slaw Burger and biscuits

Jake’s Sloppy Slaw Burger at Red Eyed Mule
Jake’s Sloppy Slaw Burger at The Red Eyed Mule
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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Marietta’s The Red Eyed Mule is back in business at its new location on South Marietta Parkway. The restaurant known for its biscuits and burgers — one of which is Food Network star Alton Brown’s favorite — reopened Wednesday morning in a former Huddle House, three miles from the original location on Church Street Extension. It now seats over 60 people, doubling in size from its predecessor.

The restaurant received a good cleaning, a fresh coat of paint (both inside and out,) and a few updates to the chairs and bar stools. Decor from the former location fill the walls and the outside includes a covered walkway — likely a welcome addition to the Mule for the lines which typically form on weekend mornings.

The Red Eyed Mule/Facebook
The Red Eyed Mule/Facebook
The Red Eyed Mule/Facebook

Owners Sabra Wessel and Joseph Wood announced the closure of their nearly decade-old restaurant in December after the landlord, who happens to own a similar restaurant next door, did not renew their lease. Wessel and Wood were given until the end of the year to vacate the property and find a new location. The pair posted their relocation dilemma to Facebook, prompting regulars and fans to weigh in with suggestions for the Mule’s new home — one of those being the former Huddle House.

Open Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

430 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta.

The Red Eyed Mule

430 South Marietta Parkway Southeast, , GA 30060 (678) 809-4546 Visit Website