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Where to Find Biscuits for Breakfast in Atlanta

From the gravy-laden to those stuffed with pimento cheese, bacon, and eggs, these are the must-have biscuits

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Biscuits are more than a breakfast food in the South, they’re a way of life. The carb-laden Southern staple often times comes with a generations-old recipe passed down through the family. No two biscuits are alike and everyone has their favorite, so it should come as no surprise that Atlanta has plenty of options. Here are a few of metro Atlanta’s most essential biscuits.

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1. Stilesboro Biscuits

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3545 Stilesboro Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 429-5552

Buttery yet light biscuits abound at this roadside restaurant in Kennesaw. There are ten biscuit sandwiches to choose from here, including a sausage, egg and cheese and fried chicken. The place gets busy and the line can be long, but live bluegrass music on the weekends and the promise of biscuits in the end makes the wait worth it.

2. The Red Eyed Mule

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1405 Church Street Ext NW
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 809-4546
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This OTP gem in Marietta is worth the drive. Although their burger has garnered attention from Atlanta-based celebrity chef Alton Brown, their biscuits are perfect for breakfast to-go. A plain biscuit is $1.25 so, go ahead and add smoked sausage or ham.

3. Buttermilk Kitchen

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4225 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(678) 732-3274
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A restaurant with buttermilk in its name has to have a killer biscuit, right? Buttermilk Kitchen does in fact have an amazing biscuit and it’s given top billing on the breakfast menu. The chicken biscuit is topped with red pepper jelly and served alongside pimento cheese grits and house pickles.

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4. Lovies BBQ

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3420 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 254-2848
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Off the beaten path in Buckhead, Lovie’s is known for their smoked meats. But, visit in the early morning to snag one of their fresh, house made biscuits. Soft and flaky, Lovie’s biscuits range from the simple with egg and cheese to the over-the-top brisket, bacon, egg, and au jus.

Lovie’s BBQ
Megan Roth

5. B's Cracklin' Barbecue

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2061 Main St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 949-9912
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Pitmaster Bryan Furman and blogger turned biscuit whisperer Erika Council have partnered to bring Atlanta biscuit breakfasts on Saturday mornings. Council’s popular fried chicken biscuit or biscuits and gravy are the correct order of the day. Check Council’s Instagram for the latest dates. The next biscuit breakfast pop-up is set for Saturday, August 4. Breakfast takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at B’s in Riverside.

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6. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Que Que-osk

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120 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 414-0826
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The little kiosk (aka barbecue queosk) in Armor Yards used to only serve lunch, but Fox Bros. introduced its weekday biscuit breakfast service in February. Helmed by chef Nick Melvin (formerly of Venkman’s), the biscuits are made with buttermilk and cream cheese which adds a little tang. Order a biscuit griddled with honey butter or get the ‘Big Ass’ biscuit with smoked sausage, cherry jam, and pimento cheese.

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7. Joy Cafe

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1100 Peachtree St NE #110
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 996-1377
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Joy Cafe moved into their new location a year ago along with their brunch menu Among the classic breakfast items, it’s their biscuit which landed them on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”. It’s large, fluffy, and smothered in gravy, chorizo, and soft scrambled eggs.

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8. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

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1004 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 330-8285
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A Charleston import, Callie’s is a grab-and-go spot in Virginia Highland. Almost like a biscuit and doughnut shop hybrid, the biscuits are small and come in a variety of flavors like classic buttermilk to the more unusual types like cinnamon sugar, shortcake, or country ham-filled.

9. Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NW #140
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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Most know of Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson’s upscale southern restaurant for brunch and dinner, but they also serve a mean weekday breakfast. The fried chicken biscuit with pimento cheese, bacon marmalade, and scrambled eggs is the clear winner among the restaurant’s tight breakfast offerings. The biscuit is buttery with a nice crunch on the outside and the chicken and bacon marmalade make for an irresistible sweet and spicy combination.

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10. Java Jive

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790 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 876-6161
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Step into the 1950s at this retro Virginia Highland diner. They claim to have the “best biscuit in Atlanta.” While that may be hyperbole, it’s a pretty darn good biscuit. The biscuit makes a great sidekick to any of Java Jive’s egg dishes. In keeping with the ‘50s theme, the restaurant is cash only.

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11. Sun in My Belly

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2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 370-1088
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Sun In My Belly’s biscuits are infused with lavender which makes them slightly cake-like and a touch floral without being cloyingly sweet. Not into lavender? There’s always the buttermilk biscuit found in their pork belly Benedict.

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12. Petit Chou

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662 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(470) 270-8996
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This baby blue Cabbagetown breakfast and lunch spot drips with charm, but it’s the food that keeps people coming back. Petit Chou’s biscuits are crisp on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. Order the ‘Morning Biscuit’ with Boursin cheese, chicken sausage, and a poached egg.

13. Home grown GA Restaurant

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968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 222-0455
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The ‘Comfy Biscuit’ at Reynoldstown’s Home Grown is one of Atlanta’s most iconic (and addictive) dishes. Home Grown almost always has a wait on the weekends, but it’s definitely worth it to indulge in the satisfyingly messy (and large) biscuit topped with fried chicken smothered in sausage gravy.

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1. Stilesboro Biscuits

3545 Stilesboro Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152

Buttery yet light biscuits abound at this roadside restaurant in Kennesaw. There are ten biscuit sandwiches to choose from here, including a sausage, egg and cheese and fried chicken. The place gets busy and the line can be long, but live bluegrass music on the weekends and the promise of biscuits in the end makes the wait worth it.

3545 Stilesboro Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152

2. The Red Eyed Mule

1405 Church Street Ext NW, Marietta, GA 30060

This OTP gem in Marietta is worth the drive. Although their burger has garnered attention from Atlanta-based celebrity chef Alton Brown, their biscuits are perfect for breakfast to-go. A plain biscuit is $1.25 so, go ahead and add smoked sausage or ham.

1405 Church Street Ext NW
Marietta, GA 30060

3. Buttermilk Kitchen

4225 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Buttermilk Kitchen
buttermilk kitchen, facebook

A restaurant with buttermilk in its name has to have a killer biscuit, right? Buttermilk Kitchen does in fact have an amazing biscuit and it’s given top billing on the breakfast menu. The chicken biscuit is topped with red pepper jelly and served alongside pimento cheese grits and house pickles.

4225 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

4. Lovies BBQ

3420 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Lovie’s BBQ
Megan Roth

Off the beaten path in Buckhead, Lovie’s is known for their smoked meats. But, visit in the early morning to snag one of their fresh, house made biscuits. Soft and flaky, Lovie’s biscuits range from the simple with egg and cheese to the over-the-top brisket, bacon, egg, and au jus.

3420 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

5. B's Cracklin' Barbecue

2061 Main St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
B’s Cracklin BBQ
Beth McKibben

Pitmaster Bryan Furman and blogger turned biscuit whisperer Erika Council have partnered to bring Atlanta biscuit breakfasts on Saturday mornings. Council’s popular fried chicken biscuit or biscuits and gravy are the correct order of the day. Check Council’s Instagram for the latest dates. The next biscuit breakfast pop-up is set for Saturday, August 4. Breakfast takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at B’s in Riverside.

2061 Main St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Que Que-osk

120 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Que
Facebook

The little kiosk (aka barbecue queosk) in Armor Yards used to only serve lunch, but Fox Bros. introduced its weekday biscuit breakfast service in February. Helmed by chef Nick Melvin (formerly of Venkman’s), the biscuits are made with buttermilk and cream cheese which adds a little tang. Order a biscuit griddled with honey butter or get the ‘Big Ass’ biscuit with smoked sausage, cherry jam, and pimento cheese.

120 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

7. Joy Cafe

1100 Peachtree St NE #110, Atlanta, GA 30309
Joy Cafe

Joy Cafe moved into their new location a year ago along with their brunch menu Among the classic breakfast items, it’s their biscuit which landed them on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”. It’s large, fluffy, and smothered in gravy, chorizo, and soft scrambled eggs.

1100 Peachtree St NE #110
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

1004 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

A Charleston import, Callie’s is a grab-and-go spot in Virginia Highland. Almost like a biscuit and doughnut shop hybrid, the biscuits are small and come in a variety of flavors like classic buttermilk to the more unusual types like cinnamon sugar, shortcake, or country ham-filled.

1004 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

9. Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NW #140, Atlanta, GA 30309
Empire State South
Andrew Thomas Lee

Most know of Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson’s upscale southern restaurant for brunch and dinner, but they also serve a mean weekday breakfast. The fried chicken biscuit with pimento cheese, bacon marmalade, and scrambled eggs is the clear winner among the restaurant’s tight breakfast offerings. The biscuit is buttery with a nice crunch on the outside and the chicken and bacon marmalade make for an irresistible sweet and spicy combination.

999 Peachtree St NW #140
Atlanta, GA 30309

10. Java Jive

790 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Java Jive
Facebook

Step into the 1950s at this retro Virginia Highland diner. They claim to have the “best biscuit in Atlanta.” While that may be hyperbole, it’s a pretty darn good biscuit. The biscuit makes a great sidekick to any of Java Jive’s egg dishes. In keeping with the ‘50s theme, the restaurant is cash only.

790 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

11. Sun in My Belly

2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
Facebook

Sun In My Belly’s biscuits are infused with lavender which makes them slightly cake-like and a touch floral without being cloyingly sweet. Not into lavender? There’s always the buttermilk biscuit found in their pork belly Benedict.

2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

12. Petit Chou

662 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

This baby blue Cabbagetown breakfast and lunch spot drips with charm, but it’s the food that keeps people coming back. Petit Chou’s biscuits are crisp on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. Order the ‘Morning Biscuit’ with Boursin cheese, chicken sausage, and a poached egg.

662 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

13. Home grown GA Restaurant

968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

The ‘Comfy Biscuit’ at Reynoldstown’s Home Grown is one of Atlanta’s most iconic (and addictive) dishes. Home Grown almost always has a wait on the weekends, but it’s definitely worth it to indulge in the satisfyingly messy (and large) biscuit topped with fried chicken smothered in sausage gravy.

968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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