It's Greasy Spoons Week, and here's county connoisseur and Eater correspondent John Mishler back again to round up some of the best and worst Waffle House locations in the Atlanta area. If you've got thoughts or want to share your favorite (read: absurd) Waffle House story, do leave a comment below or send us a note through the tipline.
It's really late... or really early. A golden vision rises above the roadway, beckoning the weary traveler or the hungry local. No, not McDonald's. Waffle House. The South's favorite diner and an Atlanta original, Waffle House has been providing customers with the consummate short-order culinary experience since the first restaurant opened in Avondale Estates in 1955. The bustling staff, open kitchen, jukebox tunes, sizzling grill, and 24-hour convenience all contribute to WaHo's singular charm.
And then there's the food. There's an impressive cross-country consistency to whatever comes out of the kitchen: cheese n' eggs; hash browns peppered, topped, or smothered; and, of course, waffles. Prepared rapid-fire and without the assistance of order tickets, the food is as dependable as the glow of the always-open Waffle House. Whether it's a road trip tradition, hangover cure, neighborhood gathering place, or late night rendezvous point, Waffle House is the greasy spoon when it comes to Atlanta. Of the more than 200 locations in the metropolitan area, here are some of the best (and a couple of the worst).
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