Chicken and waffles is one of those dishes that you either get or you don’t. There’s no point in even trying to taste it if you’re above the Mason-Dixon; it’s definitely something that can only be done correctly in the South. While we don’t recommend chowing down on it every day, if you’re looking to break loose, it will leave you satisfied. There are plenty of places to choose offering this dish around Atlanta. 
Gladys Knight’s Signature Chicken And Waffles
529 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308

(404) 874-9393 

If you are on the hunt for chicken and waffles, this place is a great first stop. The famous singer loves the dish so much that she named her restaurant after it, so you know it’s always on the menu. There is a line outside this restaurant every night of the week, and it stays open until 4 a.m. on weekends, so you can get your late-night fix. It’s somewhat of a touristy place, but it is justifiably popular. 

Bantam And Biddy
1544 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 835-6450

Bantam and Biddy has several tasty chicken dishes, and of course they have a fried chicken and waffle option. Their dish comes with a cheddar waffle and homemade vanilla bean applesauce. With these flavors, it has a bit of an apple pie slant thrown into the mix. It’s great for an indulgent brunch on the weekends, and the Ansley Mall location has excellent people-watching. 

Nana G’s Chik ‘N’ Waffles
(404) 917-4065

It’s Atlanta, so of course there is a food truck that specializes in chicken and waffles. Nana G recently turned 102, and her grandson started a food truck business to feature her signature dish. There are several different options on the menu, with the centerpiece being a bacon-infused Belgian waffle. You can even top it with bananas and Nutella for an extra sweet fix. 

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South City Kitchen
1144 Crescent Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 873-7358

South City Kitchen is one of a slew of reasonably priced, yummy restaurants on Crescent Ave., right in the heart of Midtown. They are known for their fried chicken, so, naturally, they can throw a waffle in there for you. It is on their brunch menu, and it combines buttermilk fried chicken with a thick, soft waffle. Just be prepared not to get much accomplished the rest of your day, as you may need a nap.

1397 North Highland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 347-9747

Rosebud is a great neighborhood spot in Morningside, and they even sponsor the occasional fried chicken festival, so you know they are serious about this dish. They also are such big fans of brunch that they even serve it on Monday nights. Their chicken and waffles has a spiced maple pecan glaze for an upscale Southern touch. The staff is friendly and you definitely won’t go home hungry!

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