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The Gospel, According to Atlanta Biscuits

Counting Atlanta's favorite morning standby, by the dozen.

The buzzy arrival of Alabama-based Holler & Dash Biscuit House to the Westside’s Howell Mill Road makes one wonder: can Atlanta have too many breakfast spots serving fresh and flaky, light and fluffy biscuits? Director of Culinary Brandon Frohne—and gut instinct—beg to differ. More importantly, which will you put on your plate?

Keep this list handy, especially on Sunday mornings when the closest Chick-fil-A is closed.

Holler & Dash's Director of Culinary, Brandon Frohne
Holler & Dash's Director of Culinary, Brandon Frohne (©Holler & Dash)

Holler & Dash

At this hot new addition to the Westside’s bevy of top-notch dining, Frohne is developing dishes unique to the Atlanta location alongside signature biscuits. Whether you go sweet like the "Strawberry & Dash with Creole cream cheese" or opt for savory—try the "Pork Rambler," piled with pork tenderloin, blackberry butter and onion straws—your food is guaranteed in minutes. Healthful options, coffee from local roasters and online ordering is also available. 1085 Howell Mill Road 

Flying Biscuit Café

This Atlanta institution opened in Candler Park in 1993 and has since grown to 14 locations in three states. Breakfast is served all day  and each café bakes almost 5,000 of their fluffy, flying biscuits per week. Don’t be shy with that cranberry apple butter.  

Highland Bakery

Three words: sweet potato biscuits. The original eatery is in the Old Fourth Ward but additional locations can be found in Buckhead, Decatur, Midtown and Dowtown, in addition to on Emory University and Georgia Tech campuses. 655 Highland Ave. NE 

Varieties at Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
Varieties at Callie's Hot Little Biscuit (©Jason Stemple)

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Rolled by hand, sold by the pair, served hot and buttered, enjoy these two-bite biscuits made with buttermilk, cheese and chive or shortcake, then filled with your choice of accoutrements from bacon to sliced avocado to homemade jam. 1004 Virginia Ave. NE  

Biscuit and gravy at Revival
Biscuit and gravy at Revival (©Jessica Granger)


Celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie has well established his allegiance to Southern cuisine, so you can bet that the brunch menu at his Decatur restaurant includes a "Cathead Biscuit with Spicy Sawmill Gravy." 129 Church Street

Home Grown

Egg, bacon, ham, pork sausage, turkey sausage, veggie patty, salmon patty, fried chicken, biscuit and gravy or a plain ol’ biscuit, the options abound at this next generation meat-and-three in Reynoldstown. Best of all? The price is right, with most of these options hovering around $3. 968 Memorial Drive SE 

Buttermilk Kitchen

Housed in a cozy building just north of Buckhead, a meal here is designed to nourish the body as much as the soul. A star of the menu is the chicken biscuit—fried chicken breast and housemade red pepper jelly, served with pimento cheese grits and house pickles. 4225 Roswell Road


In an unassuming strip across from Ponce City Market, 8ARM has remained a breakout star since opening in 2016. Pastry chef Sarah Dodge and her daily assortment of baked goods are largely responsible. Stop in before 3 pm for a hip coffee shop with full breakfast and lunch menus because 8ARM flips to a full service restaurant by night. 710 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE

Star Provisions

Anne Quatrano’s stalwart recently moved to a dreamy new location, and considering everything is baked fresh daily on the premises, the sausage biscuit with strawberry preserves might only be a starting point. 1460 Ellsworth Drive

Ria’s Bluebird

This Grant Park diner offers a neighborhood feel and breakfast all day. Two handmade buttermilk biscuits with pepper milk gravy are a cool $5. For bigger appetites, add a buttermilk biscuit as a side to any dish, such as the Brisket Breakfast or Bluebird Burrito. The Historic Oakland Cemetery across the street is a good place to walk it off later. 421 Memorial Drive SE

Empire State South

Like their biscuits, Atlantans can’t get enough of James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson. Get your fill of both at this Midtown tribute to New South cuisine. Early risers can reward themselves with a fried chicken biscuit covered in pimento cheese, bacon marmalade and scrambled egg. The beautiful interiors can lead to lingering, but coffee drinks and grab-and-go options are also available before 3 pm. 999 Peachtree St. NE

Fried chicken biscuit at Food 101
Fried chicken biscuit at Food 101 (©101 Concepts)

Food 101

This Sandy Springs staple also specializes in cutting-edge comfort food. Due to popular demand, Sunday brunch items—10:30 am-3 pm—are now also available Saturday for lunch—11 am-3 pm—and are best when washed down with a Bloody Mary from the Barrel Bar. And that’s a combo you can’t get at Chick-fil-A. 4969 Roswell Road