Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late dinner that could almost pass for an early breakfast, no place is as accommodating and familiar as your neighborhood diner. Open 24 hours a day seven days a week serving great food at reasonable prices, diners have become such a part of the American landscape that the Food Network has an entire show devoted to them. So if you live inside or outside of the perimeter, here are a few places to celebrate one of America’s most underrated but overeaten culinary traditions.
1 Landmark Diner
Not only does this Buckhead diner serve classic diner fare with the kind of customer care you'd expect from a pricier place 24 hours a day, but they also deliver if you live in Buckhead. Skip the usual brunch places and greasy chain restaurants like IHOP and Waffle House, and grab breakfast at the Landmark, just be sure to get there early.
3652 Roswell Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
2 Majestic Diner
This Poncey-Highlands diner has been serving up "food that pleases" since 1929 making it a favorite for generations of Atlantans. With simple food guaranteed to please every palate and a location convenient to those of us trying to hang in there for last call, its easy to see why the Majestic has endured for so long.
1031 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
3 Marietta Diner
Taking the journey OTP to this local favorite featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, is well worth fighting the traffic just for the desserts alone. Baklava cheesecake, rich red velvet, and a crazy cake with a different flavor for every layer will prompt you to take your meal to go while you indulge in something sweet.
306 Cobb Parkway South
Marietta, GA 30060
4 Metro Cafe Diner
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Metro Cafe Diner is the ideal place to pop in for a bite if you are staying at one of the many hotels nearby or looking for a place to keep the party going long after the bars close. With traditional diner favorites, like breakfast all day, and karaoke every night, this downtown diner is a convention goer's lifeline and a night owl's dream.
229 Peachtree St NE # B17
Atlanta, GA 30303
5 Au Pied De Cochon
Although not technically a diner, this bustling brasserie located inside of the InterContinental Buckhead serves up French fare 24 hours day. So pass on the neon lights, burgers, fries and shakes, and enjoy pomme frites, foie gras, and escargot on white table cloths in this Parisian inspired Atlanta eatery