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This white-tiled, quintessentially American diner has been in constant operation since 1929, and it serves up a down-home menu 24 hours a day. The long counter in front faces Ponce de Leon Avenue and backs up on the kitchen, where your order will appear hot off the grill. Pick a stool up front or slide into a booth along the sidewalk picture window. The Majestic Diner is known best for its generous breakfast menu, and there's no better place for a heavy and hearty meal first thing in the morning. Try the meatloaf plate if you're the adventurous type.
Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand is located in a renovated industrial space and is renowned for its 'Slinger,' an artisan sausage made from natural chicken and spices without any preservatives. The brainchild of Flying Biscuit Cafe owner Delia Champion and her friend Molly Gunn, the food here is organic and yummy. Though the eatery is small, it is always brimming with patrons no matter what the time is. Delia's also has treats for vegans and vegetarians who can relish on delish sliders. Dig into their hearty breakfast dishes before heading for work.
This airy 24/7 restaurant offers a casual respite for those with midnight hunger pangs. The patio garden provides a somewhat exotic setting where patrons sample the healthy dishes in the company of live parrots and cockatoos. The menu is heavily vegetarian, and includes many vegan-friendly selections. Smoothies and other health drinks are also popular with the regulars. Enjoy a healthy affair at R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill.
One of Atlanta's most popular restaurants, Cafe Agora is almost always full. The menu is inspired by cuisine from countries bordering the Aegean from Turkey to Greece. You'll find a variety of salads, sandwiches, appetizers and meat dishes to choose from here. The lamb kofte, perfectly-seasoned skewers of minced lamb cooked to perfection are delicious, as is the rotisserie-roasted chicken gyro. For those looking for a vegetarian option, the tabouli, cracked wheat, diced vine tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, fresh herbs, lemon juice and olive oil; and the piyaz, white beans, diced vine tomatoes, red onions, carrots, potatoes, and olive oil are excellent choices. The traditional desserts are sinfully decadent; try the Turkish rice pudding, a creamy concoction of rice, milk, dry fruits and spices.
An evening at this trendy spot, Buckhead Diner, may reveal a celebrity or two, as well as some of Buckead's most dressed-up diners. Funky Art Deco decor spices up this glorified diner, with booths and sassy waitresses to match. The menu covers the basics, but pulls some creative twists. Try the famous homemade potato chips with Maytag bleu cheese dressing, or Atlanta's fanciest meatloaf, comprised of veal and wild mushrooms. A diner-style bar with swivel stools serves cocktails to Atlanta's chic and stylish as they endure the frequent wait for a table.