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Hangovers are the worst. They really are, and once one has invaded your body and taken away any shred of productivity that may have been left after a night of hard drinking, there's only one way (well, okay, here are a few more) to get rid of it— brunch. The Hungover Brunch is one of the oldest traditions in this fine country, and Eater is here to point the way to some of the best Atlanta spots for the meal. Remember that the booze doesn't start flowing until 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, so brunch cocktails may be out of the question, but the food at these thirteen hangover-eradicating restaurants will get you back into tip-top shape sooner than a frat boy can down a Jager Bomb.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Home Grown

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968 Memorial Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
It's hard to go wrong with Home Grown's brunch. Most people recommend the Comfy Chicken Biscuit, but Nate Shuman of Proof & Provision says they also have fantastic vegetables, like steamed cabbage.

2. Ria's Bluebird

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421 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 521-3737
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A brunch map couldn't exist without Ria's Bluebird. Hector Santiago of Pura Vida says, "I always have the same thing: a short stack, some fried eggs over easy, some bacon, and I’m good to go. They have good coffee, too— I have a couple macchiatos and I'm set."

3. Holeman & Finch Public House

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2277 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 948-1175
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Holeman & Finch is pretty damn good at everything they do. Their morning menu is no different, but the secret is that the otherwise super-limited 10 p.m. burger is sold all through Sunday brunch.

4. Murphy's

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997 Virginia Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-0904
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Shane McIntosh of Ocean Catering Company recommends the Eggs T. Murphy at Murphy's. He says it's the "ultimate cure— with a side of bacon and shot of whiskey of course!"

5. West Egg Cafe

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1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 872-3973
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West Egg's doesn't take reservations, which means that if you show up on a weekend, the wait is usually at least 45 minutes. The food and atmosphere are worth it, though, so grab a cocktail while you wait (if it's after 12:30, that is).

6. Sun in My Belly

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2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 370-1088
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The key to brunch at Sun in My Belly is to get any kind of egg and cheese dish. Try it scrambled with herbed boursin or omelet-style with pimento. There's also a menu item called the Hangover, so, you know, how can you go wrong?

7. El Burro Pollo

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1064 Blue Ridge Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Burritos from Pura Vida's Saturday-only sister restaurant, El Burro Pollo, are one of the best hangover cures in town. Get one with a beer or freshly-made juice and share a ceviche with the table.

8. Cinébistro at Town Brookhaven

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1004 Town Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 333-0740
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The brunch at CineBistro is good, but what's even better is that it's served, along with cocktails, in a cool, dark movie theatre. Is there a hangover cure that can trump that?

9. Highland Bakery

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655 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 586-0772
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The breakfast sandwiches, egg dishes, and peanut butter french toast at Highland Bakery are great, but the real hangover cure is the jalapeno cheddar focaccia. Add a side of it to any meal and you'll be good to go.

10. Gato Bizco Cafe

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1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 371-0889
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Right across the street from the Flying Biscuit in Candler Park is Gato Bizco, which offers a brunch menu that many consider superior and that doesn't include a thirty-minute weekend wait time.

11. Lee's Bakery

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4005 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 728-1008
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Star mixologist Arianne Fielder likes to get pho and Vietnamese coffee from Lee's Bakery when she's hungover. They also have good, cheap banh mi sandwiches.

12. Manuel's Tavern

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602 N. Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-3447
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Miles Macquarrie from Leon's Full Service says, "A french dip with fries and a beer at Manuel's Tavern is one of my favorite hangover cures."

13. Rise-n-Dine

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1565 N Decatur Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 377-4407
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Nestled in cozy Emory Village is Rise-n-Dine, a casual and often crowded breakfast joint with great service and food.

1. Home Grown

968 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
It's hard to go wrong with Home Grown's brunch. Most people recommend the Comfy Chicken Biscuit, but Nate Shuman of Proof & Provision says they also have fantastic vegetables, like steamed cabbage.
968 Memorial Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

2. Ria's Bluebird

421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
A brunch map couldn't exist without Ria's Bluebird. Hector Santiago of Pura Vida says, "I always have the same thing: a short stack, some fried eggs over easy, some bacon, and I’m good to go. They have good coffee, too— I have a couple macchiatos and I'm set."
421 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

3. Holeman & Finch Public House

2277 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Holeman & Finch is pretty damn good at everything they do. Their morning menu is no different, but the secret is that the otherwise super-limited 10 p.m. burger is sold all through Sunday brunch.
2277 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

4. Murphy's

997 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Shane McIntosh of Ocean Catering Company recommends the Eggs T. Murphy at Murphy's. He says it's the "ultimate cure— with a side of bacon and shot of whiskey of course!"
997 Virginia Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

5. West Egg Cafe

1100 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
West Egg's doesn't take reservations, which means that if you show up on a weekend, the wait is usually at least 45 minutes. The food and atmosphere are worth it, though, so grab a cocktail while you wait (if it's after 12:30, that is).
1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Sun in My Belly

2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
The key to brunch at Sun in My Belly is to get any kind of egg and cheese dish. Try it scrambled with herbed boursin or omelet-style with pimento. There's also a menu item called the Hangover, so, you know, how can you go wrong?
2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

7. El Burro Pollo

1064 Blue Ridge Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Burritos from Pura Vida's Saturday-only sister restaurant, El Burro Pollo, are one of the best hangover cures in town. Get one with a beer or freshly-made juice and share a ceviche with the table.
1064 Blue Ridge Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

8. Cinébistro at Town Brookhaven

1004 Town Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319
The brunch at CineBistro is good, but what's even better is that it's served, along with cocktails, in a cool, dark movie theatre. Is there a hangover cure that can trump that?
1004 Town Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30319

9. Highland Bakery

655 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
The breakfast sandwiches, egg dishes, and peanut butter french toast at Highland Bakery are great, but the real hangover cure is the jalapeno cheddar focaccia. Add a side of it to any meal and you'll be good to go.
655 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

10. Gato Bizco Cafe

1660 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Right across the street from the Flying Biscuit in Candler Park is Gato Bizco, which offers a brunch menu that many consider superior and that doesn't include a thirty-minute weekend wait time.
1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

11. Lee's Bakery

4005 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Star mixologist Arianne Fielder likes to get pho and Vietnamese coffee from Lee's Bakery when she's hungover. They also have good, cheap banh mi sandwiches.
4005 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345

12. Manuel's Tavern

602 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Miles Macquarrie from Leon's Full Service says, "A french dip with fries and a beer at Manuel's Tavern is one of my favorite hangover cures."
602 N. Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

13. Rise-n-Dine

1565 N Decatur Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Nestled in cozy Emory Village is Rise-n-Dine, a casual and often crowded breakfast joint with great service and food.
1565 N Decatur Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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