The age-old question: Which came first: The chicken or the egg?
An even better question…Which is better: the chicken or the waffle? But, why not have them both? Whether you’re seeking sweet and savory, a southern flare, or sophisticated and simple, Atlanta has the best of the best when it comes to the age-old combo of chicken and waffles.
Here are the top places in Atlanta to try Chicken & Waffles
1500 Highway 20 W Ste 130, Mcdonough, GA 30253
Head south of Atlanta to McDonough, Georgia to indulge in unique flavored waffles, including red velvet, apple cinnamon, and lemon waffles paired with crispy fried chicken wings. Nana’s Chicken & Waffles’ menu is derived from recipes dating back to 1939. With roots that deep, you won’t be disappointed!
4600 Roswell Rd Ste 110, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Feel like you are a genuinely good person as you dine at Tupelo as they prepare their meals with clean, thoughtfully-sourced, and local ingredients as much as possible. To set your taste buds free, try the Sriracha Honey Fried Chicken & Waffles or the Asheville Hot Fried Chicken with Mac-N-Cheese Waffles.
656 Peeksville Rd, Locust Grove, GA 30248
Have you ever heard of Locust Grove, Georgia? Well, it’s high time you make a little trip. Travel on down to try out this cozy spot as you explore this cute little city. “Classic” is the best way to describe their Southern Chicken & Waffles, which consist of three chicken strips and a Belgium Waffle.
4225 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
You’ll feel like you’re sitting at Grandma’s kitchen table as you chopped down on the fried chicken breast on a buttermilk waffle with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and sub rye whiskey syrup. This place is set in an old blue house in Buckhead- So southern, right? There’s a full-service bar that’s sure to have you sit awhile.
340 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
If you visit the ABC, be sure to get the early bird, which is a fried chicken breast sandwiched between two Belgian-style waffles with smoked bacon and scrambled egg. Even better, get a trio of mini Belgian waffles including a peach cobbler chicken and waffle, a gravy-smothered chicken and waffle, and a fruit waffle. These are unique finds that you won’t see anywhere else and it’s so worth the wait!
3550 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Head over to Buckhead but feel like you’ve traveled to another world as you feast on the Korean-style fried chicken and waffles, topped with spiced maple syrup. Talk about a dance party in your mouth! No to mention the velvet seating and walnut bar decor. You’ll dine in style and leave with a happy belly.
1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
Here, you’ll find Asian-flavored American dishes like Hong Kong chicken and waffles mango, and strawberries with peppercorn maple syrup. This spot is laid back, with no labels, and no expectations. Simply good food and good times!
6000 N Terminal Pkwy Ste D, Atlanta, GA 30320
Before you head out of the ATL, stop at rap artist Ludacris’ joint at the Hartsfield Jackson airport in concourse D. Get your fix on some chicken and waffles adorned with pecan dust, honey butter, and bourbon maple syrup. You’ll leave the ATL, but this place will keep you coming back, again and again!
1090 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075
Think screened porch, Victorian home, oak floors. That’s the scene you inhale as you arrive at Big Oak Tavern. Now, that’s southern hospitality! For brunch, you can get the classic buttermilk chicken and waffles, red velvet chicken and waffles, or elevate your palate with the lobster chicken and waffles.
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Located in the middle of the retail and dining bustle of Ponce City Market; this is the perfect spot to meet up with friends while grubbing. Although, this place is “All about the joy of Pancakes”, they couldn’t ignore the undeniable union of the chicken and waffle. So, order the classic combo here, and don’t forget to add the spicy sorghum butter for a little flare.
60 11th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
With locations from Atlanta to Charlotte to Tampa, this Spanish tapas bar is sure to please. The Atlanta-Midtown location serves fried chicken paired with rosemary maple syrup and buttermilk waffles. You’ll feel fancy while partaking in their three-course prix fixe brunch menu, which includes chicken and waffles as a main course with options for a first course such as a watermelon salad or chickpea stew and ending with a sweet cream gelato as a third course. Pair this three-course meal with a mimosa and your friends will be saying “oh, you fancy, huh?”.
169 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Lawrenceville awaits you and boy will you find some treats when you get there! The signature combo dish of fried chicken wings and carrot cake waffles, dusted with powdered sugar will keep you coming back over and over again. This quaint little spot is black-owned and just opened at the beginning of this year. Go out and support this deliciousness!
Dining at any of the spots on this list for chicken and waffles will truly leave you feeling like a WINNER WINNER!