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20 Biscuits You Shouldn’t Skip in Atlanta

From biscuits infused with lavender or slathered in sausage gravy to biscuit sandwiches topped with bacon and pimento cheese or cheddar, black pepper, and chives baked in

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Biscuits are more than a breakfast or sidekick food in the South, biscuits are a way of life here. This Southern staple often comes with a recipe passed down through the family for generations, too. No two biscuits are alike, and everyone has their favorite, so it should come as no surprise that Atlanta has plenty of great options to choose from around town. From biscuits infused with lavender or slathered in sausage gravy to biscuit sandwiches topped with bacon and pimento cheese or cheddar, black pepper, and chives baked in, don’t skip the biscuits from these Atlanta restaurants and pop-ups.

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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 several 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, especially on the weekends. These biscuits are worth the wait.

2. Beaver Creek Biscuit Company and Barbecue

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1451 Six Flags Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
(770) 739-0200
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Biscuits and barbecue — what could be better than that combination in the South? Opening at 5 a.m. on weekdays, this tiny restaurant on Six Flags Road in Lithia Springs serves fluffy biscuits and biscuit sandwiches in the morning topped with everything from fried chicken and sausage links to bacon, egg, and cheese. Drive-thru service.

3. The Red Eyed Mule

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430 South Marietta Pkwy SE
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 809-4546
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After relocating to South Marietta Parkway in 2019, the Red Eyed Mule and its biscuits are back online. Order a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit or a sausage and gravy biscuit. Waits can be long on the weekends. Open 7 a.m. on weekdays. Outdoor seating available.

4. 1911 Biscuits & Burgers

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3120 S Cobb Dr SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 989-1820
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The folks behind Red Sky Tapas & Bar in Marietta opened this restaurant in 2020 serving biscuit sandwiches and other breakfast and lunch items throughout the day, including burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and hot dogs. Biscuits sandwiches here can come with fried chicken, vegetarian sausage, country fried steak, or hot links. There’s steak or sausage and gravy biscuits, too. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

5. D Cafe and Catering

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1550 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30310
(470) 305-7615
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Part catering company, part cafe, D Cafe is a family-owned restaurant in Westview serving up homestyle breakfast, brunch, and lunch fare. In the mornings, the cozy cafe offers homemade biscuits with bacon or sausage topped with eggs, along with fish and grits during breakfast and lunch plates named for the Westside’s many historic neighborhoods. Order online for takeout.

6. Star Provisions Market & Cafe

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1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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Star Provisions on the Westside offers breakfast until 11 a.m. most days, which includes two biscuit sandwiches: a towering, crispy fried chicken and a ginger sausage and folded egg topped with cheese sauce. Biscuits come with a breakfast side salad tossed in a light vinaigrette. Outdoor seating available.

7. Mt. Paran Country Store

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4480 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 869-2992

Established in 1906, the Mount Paran Country Store includes just two standalone gas pumps, a convenience shop complete with a slush puppie machine, and a counter serving some of Atlanta’s best biscuits wrapped up and ready to go for breakfast in the morning. Despite now being surrounded by multi-million dollar homes in Buckhead, Mount Paran Country Store hasn’t lost its charm. Grab breakfast or lunch and take a seat on the benches or picnic tables outside. Keep an eye out for roaming neighborhood chickens.

8. Birdy Biscuits at Redbird

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1198 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 900-5172
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Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Redbird at Westside Provisions District hosts a biscuit and biscuit sandwich pop-up from its patio takeout window. Among the menu’s offerings are a BEC made with house-cured bacon, a fried egg, and American cheese and a crispy fried chicken biscuit topped with sweet chile sauce and cheddar cheese. For those seeking a vegetarian version, try the guava and cream cheese biscuit or the Captain Fantasy stuffed with egg, avocado, and lettuce and topped with sweet relish. Follow on Instagram for pop-up updates and menus. Outdoor seating available.

9. Silver Skillet

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200 14th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 874-1388
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For old-school Southern biscuits, head over to the iconic Silver Skillet diner on 14th Street. Eat that biscuit naked with a little butter, jam, or honey or make it a sandwich. The diner offers several DIY biscuit sandwich options, including country ham, biscuits and gravy, and steak.

10. Joy Cafe

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1100 Peachtree St NE #110
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 996-1377
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Among the classic breakfast items on the menu at this Midtown favorite is the popular biscuit, which landed Joy Cafe in the spotlight on an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”. It’s large, fluffy, and smothered in gravy, chorizo, and soft scrambled eggs. Order online for takeout.

11. 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. Order online for takeout.

12. Bennett's Market & Deli

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568 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 849-8467
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This Grant Park corner market on Boulevard offers more than groceries and soups and sandwiches from its deli, including a New York-style pastrami and tuna melt, there’s also a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit served all day long. Order online for takeout.

13. Bomb Biscuit Atlanta

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660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(678) 949-9439
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Baker Erika Council relaunched Bomb Biscuits as a delivery service in 2020, hoping to build upon the momentum spurred on by her weekend buttermilk biscuit pop-ups. Now Council is slinging biscuits (and cinnamon rolls) from her stall inside Irwin Street Market. Order everything from Council’s popular hot honey fried chicken biscuit and black pepper, chives, and cheddar biscuit to biscuits topped with country ham and pimento cheese. There’s even a chocolate chip biscuit on the menu here. Order online for takeout. Local delivery available.

14. Java Jive

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790 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 876-6161
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Step back into the 1950s at this retro Virginia Highland diner. The restaurant claims 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 1950s theme, the restaurant is cash only.

15. Hutchinson’s Finest Biscuits

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337 Elizabeth St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Only available on Sunday mornings from its Bernina Avenue takeout window in Inman Park, this pop-up serves up fresh, from-scratch biscuits paired with freshly made jams, like pineapple-date, strawberry or pear preserves, and cheese spreads, including mascarpone and pimento cheese. ITP (inside the perimeter) delivery also available for $10 fee. Delivery takes place Sundays between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Preorder online.

16. Victory C.C.

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900 DeKalb Ave NE suite f
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 228-7226
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Victory Brands, the group behind Victory Sandwich Bar, rebranded its Dekalb Athletic Club coffee shop to Victory Coffee and Calamity in 2020. Located next door to the group’s throwback pizzeria and lounge called LLoyd’s, Victory CC serves coffee and coffee drinks from Avondale Estates-based Radio Roasters paired with “gas station” biscuits through the afternoon. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

17. Home Grown

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968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 222-0455
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The Comfy Chicken biscuit at Reynoldstown restaurant 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. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

18. 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, from classic buttermilk or those topped with country ham to atypical types filled with cinnamon sugar or shortcake. Order online for takeout.

19. Sun in My Belly

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2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 370-1088
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The biscuits at Sun In My Belly are infused with lavender, which makes these biscuits slightly cake-like with hints of floral notes, but without being cloyingly sweet. Not into lavender? There’s always the buttermilk biscuit found in the restaurant’s pork belly Benedict. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

20. The Little Farmhouse Cafe

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3781 Presidential Parkway Suite FP 309
Atlanta, GA 30340
(404) 809-0380
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This cafe is dedicated to breakfast and serves it, along with lunch, until 3 p.m. But for those seeking biscuit sandwiches for brunch, consider ordering either the crispy fried chicken biscuit or the brisket biscuit here, with or without an any-style egg and other assorted additional toppings. There’s also the Tex and Elise biscuits and gravy, or keep it simple with a plain fluffy biscuit topped with fresh jam. Order online for takeout.

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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 several 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, especially on the weekends. These biscuits are worth the wait.

3545 Stilesboro Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152

2. Beaver Creek Biscuit Company and Barbecue

1451 Six Flags Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Biscuits and barbecue — what could be better than that combination in the South? Opening at 5 a.m. on weekdays, this tiny restaurant on Six Flags Road in Lithia Springs serves fluffy biscuits and biscuit sandwiches in the morning topped with everything from fried chicken and sausage links to bacon, egg, and cheese. Drive-thru service.

1451 Six Flags Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

3. The Red Eyed Mule

430 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060

After relocating to South Marietta Parkway in 2019, the Red Eyed Mule and its biscuits are back online. Order a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit or a sausage and gravy biscuit. Waits can be long on the weekends. Open 7 a.m. on weekdays. Outdoor seating available.

430 South Marietta Pkwy SE
Marietta, GA 30060

4. 1911 Biscuits & Burgers

3120 S Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

The folks behind Red Sky Tapas & Bar in Marietta opened this restaurant in 2020 serving biscuit sandwiches and other breakfast and lunch items throughout the day, including burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and hot dogs. Biscuits sandwiches here can come with fried chicken, vegetarian sausage, country fried steak, or hot links. There’s steak or sausage and gravy biscuits, too. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

3120 S Cobb Dr SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

5. D Cafe and Catering

1550 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310

Part catering company, part cafe, D Cafe is a family-owned restaurant in Westview serving up homestyle breakfast, brunch, and lunch fare. In the mornings, the cozy cafe offers homemade biscuits with bacon or sausage topped with eggs, along with fish and grits during breakfast and lunch plates named for the Westside’s many historic neighborhoods. Order online for takeout.

1550 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30310

6. Star Provisions Market & Cafe

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Star Provisions on the Westside offers breakfast until 11 a.m. most days, which includes two biscuit sandwiches: a towering, crispy fried chicken and a ginger sausage and folded egg topped with cheese sauce. Biscuits come with a breakfast side salad tossed in a light vinaigrette. Outdoor seating available.

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. Mt. Paran Country Store

4480 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Established in 1906, the Mount Paran Country Store includes just two standalone gas pumps, a convenience shop complete with a slush puppie machine, and a counter serving some of Atlanta’s best biscuits wrapped up and ready to go for breakfast in the morning. Despite now being surrounded by multi-million dollar homes in Buckhead, Mount Paran Country Store hasn’t lost its charm. Grab breakfast or lunch and take a seat on the benches or picnic tables outside. Keep an eye out for roaming neighborhood chickens.

4480 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

8. Birdy Biscuits at Redbird

1198 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318

Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Redbird at Westside Provisions District hosts a biscuit and biscuit sandwich pop-up from its patio takeout window. Among the menu’s offerings are a BEC made with house-cured bacon, a fried egg, and American cheese and a crispy fried chicken biscuit topped with sweet chile sauce and cheddar cheese. For those seeking a vegetarian version, try the guava and cream cheese biscuit or the Captain Fantasy stuffed with egg, avocado, and lettuce and topped with sweet relish. Follow on Instagram for pop-up updates and menus. Outdoor seating available.

1198 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318

9. Silver Skillet

200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

For old-school Southern biscuits, head over to the iconic Silver Skillet diner on 14th Street. Eat that biscuit naked with a little butter, jam, or honey or make it a sandwich. The diner offers several DIY biscuit sandwich options, including country ham, biscuits and gravy, and steak.

200 14th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

10. Joy Cafe

1100 Peachtree St NE #110, Atlanta, GA 30309

Among the classic breakfast items on the menu at this Midtown favorite is the popular biscuit, which landed Joy Cafe in the spotlight on an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”. It’s large, fluffy, and smothered in gravy, chorizo, and soft scrambled eggs. Order online for takeout.

1100 Peachtree St NE #110
Atlanta, GA 30309

11. Buttermilk Kitchen

4225 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342

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. Order online for takeout.

4225 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

12. Bennett's Market & Deli

568 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

This Grant Park corner market on Boulevard offers more than groceries and soups and sandwiches from its deli, including a New York-style pastrami and tuna melt, there’s also a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit served all day long. Order online for takeout.

568 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

13. Bomb Biscuit Atlanta

660 Irwin St NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Baker Erika Council relaunched Bomb Biscuits as a delivery service in 2020, hoping to build upon the momentum spurred on by her weekend buttermilk biscuit pop-ups. Now Council is slinging biscuits (and cinnamon rolls) from her stall inside Irwin Street Market. Order everything from Council’s popular hot honey fried chicken biscuit and black pepper, chives, and cheddar biscuit to biscuits topped with country ham and pimento cheese. There’s even a chocolate chip biscuit on the menu here. Order online for takeout. Local delivery available.

660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

14. Java Jive

790 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Step back into the 1950s at this retro Virginia Highland diner. The restaurant claims 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 1950s theme, the restaurant is cash only.

790 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

15. Hutchinson’s Finest Biscuits

337 Elizabeth St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Only available on Sunday mornings from its Bernina Avenue takeout window in Inman Park, this pop-up serves up fresh, from-scratch biscuits paired with freshly made jams, like pineapple-date, strawberry or pear preserves, and cheese spreads, including mascarpone and pimento cheese. ITP (inside the perimeter) delivery also available for $10 fee. Delivery takes place Sundays between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Preorder online.

337 Elizabeth St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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16. Victory C.C.

900 DeKalb Ave NE suite f, Atlanta, GA 30307

Victory Brands, the group behind Victory Sandwich Bar, rebranded its Dekalb Athletic Club coffee shop to Victory Coffee and Calamity in 2020. Located next door to the group’s throwback pizzeria and lounge called LLoyd’s, Victory CC serves coffee and coffee drinks from Avondale Estates-based Radio Roasters paired with “gas station” biscuits through the afternoon. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

900 DeKalb Ave NE suite f
Atlanta, GA 30307

17. Home Grown

968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

The Comfy Chicken biscuit at Reynoldstown restaurant 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. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

18. 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, from classic buttermilk or those topped with country ham to atypical types filled with cinnamon sugar or shortcake. Order online for takeout.

1004 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

19. Sun in My Belly

2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

The biscuits at Sun In My Belly are infused with lavender, which makes these biscuits slightly cake-like with hints of floral notes, but without being cloyingly sweet. Not into lavender? There’s always the buttermilk biscuit found in the restaurant’s pork belly Benedict. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

20. The Little Farmhouse Cafe

3781 Presidential Parkway Suite FP 309, Atlanta, GA 30340

This cafe is dedicated to breakfast and serves it, along with lunch, until 3 p.m. But for those seeking biscuit sandwiches for brunch, consider ordering either the crispy fried chicken biscuit or the brisket biscuit here, with or without an any-style egg and other assorted additional toppings. There’s also the Tex and Elise biscuits and gravy, or keep it simple with a plain fluffy biscuit topped with fresh jam. Order online for takeout.

3781 Presidential Parkway Suite FP 309
Atlanta, GA 30340

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