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Twelve Atlanta Greasy Spoons That Never Close

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Moving right along with Greasy Spoons Week, here's correspondent Laura Scholz with a rundown of the city's greasiest 24-hour restaurants. Bookmark the list for the next time that 3 a.m. craving hits, and do be sure to check out some greasy spoon specials right here.

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R. Thomas Deluxe Grill.

What's better than a greasy spoon? One that's open 24/7. Our list of 12 includes everything from traditional diners to Buford Highway haunts to donuts and Tex-Mex (not together, of course). Check 'em all out below.
Laura Scholz


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Waffle House

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4065 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 816-2668
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No 24/7 map would be complete without the grandaddy of them all, Waffle House. With Atlanta-based headquarters and over 200 locations in Georgia, you're never more than a few miles from scattered, smothered, and covered heaven.

2. Majestic Diner

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1031 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 875-0276
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The Majestic is a late-night rite of passage for Atlantans. Generous portions of greasy diner food are perfect for soaking up late-night booze. And the people watching can't be beat.

3. R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

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1812 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 872-2942
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24/7 dining, plus exotic birds, trippy 70's decor, and an extensive vegetarian/vegan menu make R. Thomas a top Atlanta late-night dining destination.

4. I Luv Pho

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4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd, #133B
Norcross, GA 30093
(678) 894-0532
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Pho. 24/7. If pho's not your thing, the restaurant also serves up a variety of sandwiches, egg rolls, spring rolls, and plenty of coffee for those late nights.

5. Landmark Diner

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3652 Roswell Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 816-9090
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This Buckhead institution serves up traditional diner fare, as well as Greek and Italian specialties, breakfast, and well, anything else you could possibly crave, all day, every day. The Landmark also has a second location downtown and a "junior" outpost on Cheshire Bridge.

6. Chinese Buddha

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100 10th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 874-5158
Midtown clubgoers swear by Chinese Buddha for their post-revelry cravings. Regulars recommend the Mongolian beef, but the restaurant also has great vegetarian and vegan options. While they technically aren't open 24/7, the 6 a.m. close time makes it a great option for late-night dining.

7. Seo Ra Beol Restaurant

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3040 Steve Reynolds Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 497-1155
Whether it's 4 p.m. or 4 a.m., Seo Ra Beol is your destination for all-day, all-night Korean barbeque. Dining with a group? Order the combo platter, which includes enough meat, veggies, and sides to satisfy your Korean cravings— day or night. [Photo]

8. Taco Cabana

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1895 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 874-6152
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If your cravings are of the Tex-Mex variety, Taco Cabana is your spot. The 24/7 nacho platters, potent margaritas, and a make-your-own salsa bar are topped only by the 24/7 Cheshire Bridge people watching. [Photo]

9. Georgia Diner

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1655 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 806-9880
If you're OTP and need a greasy spoon, Georgia Diner is your spot. Breakfast and brunch are served 24/7.

10. Happy Donuts

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380 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Are your late-night cravings of the sweet variety? Head over to East Atlanta for Happy Donuts. But the selection isn't just limited to donuts. The menu also includes breakfast biscuits, croissants, and spicy hot wings. How can you go wrong? [Photo]

11. Marietta Diner

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306 Cobb Pkwy S
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 423-9390
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Another go-to OTP diner that's open 24/7. With an extensive menu ranging from Italian to Greek to American to much-raved about desserts, there's something for everyone.

12. Myung Ga Won

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1960 Day Dr, Ste 100
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 622-1300
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Another Duluth spot that's open 24/7 to satisfy all of your Korean cravings. This one hits two pretty important requirements: It's hidden away in a strip mall and it's made a top-50 list. [Photo]

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1. Waffle House

4065 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
No 24/7 map would be complete without the grandaddy of them all, Waffle House. With Atlanta-based headquarters and over 200 locations in Georgia, you're never more than a few miles from scattered, smothered, and covered heaven.
4065 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

2. Majestic Diner

1031 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
The Majestic is a late-night rite of passage for Atlantans. Generous portions of greasy diner food are perfect for soaking up late-night booze. And the people watching can't be beat.
1031 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

3. R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

1812 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
24/7 dining, plus exotic birds, trippy 70's decor, and an extensive vegetarian/vegan menu make R. Thomas a top Atlanta late-night dining destination.
1812 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

4. I Luv Pho

4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd, #133B, Norcross, GA 30093
Pho. 24/7. If pho's not your thing, the restaurant also serves up a variety of sandwiches, egg rolls, spring rolls, and plenty of coffee for those late nights.
4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd, #133B
Norcross, GA 30093

5. Landmark Diner

3652 Roswell Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
This Buckhead institution serves up traditional diner fare, as well as Greek and Italian specialties, breakfast, and well, anything else you could possibly crave, all day, every day. The Landmark also has a second location downtown and a "junior" outpost on Cheshire Bridge.
3652 Roswell Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

6. Chinese Buddha

100 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown clubgoers swear by Chinese Buddha for their post-revelry cravings. Regulars recommend the Mongolian beef, but the restaurant also has great vegetarian and vegan options. While they technically aren't open 24/7, the 6 a.m. close time makes it a great option for late-night dining.
100 10th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. Seo Ra Beol Restaurant

3040 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096
Whether it's 4 p.m. or 4 a.m., Seo Ra Beol is your destination for all-day, all-night Korean barbeque. Dining with a group? Order the combo platter, which includes enough meat, veggies, and sides to satisfy your Korean cravings— day or night. [Photo]
3040 Steve Reynolds Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096

8. Taco Cabana

1895 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
If your cravings are of the Tex-Mex variety, Taco Cabana is your spot. The 24/7 nacho platters, potent margaritas, and a make-your-own salsa bar are topped only by the 24/7 Cheshire Bridge people watching. [Photo]
1895 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

9. Georgia Diner

1655 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
If you're OTP and need a greasy spoon, Georgia Diner is your spot. Breakfast and brunch are served 24/7.
1655 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096

10. Happy Donuts

380 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Are your late-night cravings of the sweet variety? Head over to East Atlanta for Happy Donuts. But the selection isn't just limited to donuts. The menu also includes breakfast biscuits, croissants, and spicy hot wings. How can you go wrong? [Photo]
380 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

11. Marietta Diner

306 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, GA 30060
Another go-to OTP diner that's open 24/7. With an extensive menu ranging from Italian to Greek to American to much-raved about desserts, there's something for everyone.
306 Cobb Pkwy S
Marietta, GA 30060

12. Myung Ga Won

1960 Day Dr, Ste 100, Duluth, GA 30096
Another Duluth spot that's open 24/7 to satisfy all of your Korean cravings. This one hits two pretty important requirements: It's hidden away in a strip mall and it's made a top-50 list. [Photo]
1960 Day Dr, Ste 100
Duluth, GA 30096

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