The Silver Skillet
200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Fax: (404) 876-7620
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, Family Style, American, Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Healthy
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
Good for Kids: Yes
Quick service and great good. My friend and I wanted to try a new breakfast place and Silver Skillet was recommended. We went on a Sunday around 10:30 and it was just in time to beat the rush that came a few minutes after us.
We placed our order and it came out fairly quickly. I had the grilled chicken omelette w/hash browns and it was delicious.
Good southern cooking at cheap prices. The best thing on the menu is the chicken fried steak, but they have healthy options too. Don't come here to eat healthy. The Lemon Ice Boxed pie was listed as one of the best in the country, and that is true. It is AMAZING. The pancakes for breakfast are huge, so only order one to start.
12/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We use to go when I was in Atlanta visiting airline friends, that was in the 60's, Saw it on Diners and Dives the other day..what great memories. Live out in Lake Tahoe now but get back there once in a while. Can't wait to get those pork chops and grits.
01/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I was in on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 and sat at the counter. I thought I would have a lovely greasy spoon breakfast experience with my boyfriend at one of my fav breakfast places. I was in for a surprise.
It wasn't very busy in the restaurant and my waitress--well to say the least--she appeared to be high as a kite. I have never seen her there before. She looked hungover or doped up on drugs because the reactions she had towards me and my boyfriend as we ordered breakfast were unusual to say the least. She was jittery and hyperactive, as well as pretty loud. Her eyes said it all. She was all over the place and seemed very overwhelmed. The place was not as busy as it usually is on a Saturday morning when I've gone in the past, so I'm not sure why she was so dazed and confused. She was very unattentive and another waitress actually kept our coffee cups filled.
Other than the doped up waitress that served us, everything else was okay. The food was good. I got the super skillet omelet which is always delicious and my boyfriend got a waffle and link sausage.
Whoever this new chick is that appears to be strung out needs to go. Needless to say, when we come back for another breakfast, if we sit in her section (if she's actually still working there), we will be getting up and moving to another table.
11/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I ordered the egg platter which came with bacon & grits & I added hotcakes.
The bacon was quite greasy. I tried my husband's sausage which we both agreed was not well seasoned and our eggs were dry.
The grits & coffee were good.
Our final assessment was that our waitress, which was an elderly woman, was a bit pushy and not as attentive to our table. We sat for quite a while waiting for her to ask if we needed out drinks refilled. When I asked to have my syrup heated, she quickly told me, WE DON'T DO THAT"" and just walked off.
If a microwave was not accessible, I would have settled for a glass of hot water where I could have placed my syrup packet in the glass just to heat it up a bit. But she didn't try to help with a simple solution to a request.
When she sat our plates down, she came so close to my face, she almost hit me with the plate. She didn't apologize. Maybe she was just zoned out and had no clue. But I sure did.
We will not return but thanks for the experience. We are still searching for great breakfast restaurants in Atlanta. Our quest will continue on.
07/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Great Southern food - breakfast and brunch, in a great 50s style decor restaurant. Egg breakfasts, grits, red eye gravy, biscuits and signature pork chops! Its a really fun place to meet up - and its really close to everything - Georgia Tech, Atlantic Station, Midtown.. - so its really really popular!!
02/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Being known as 'king of breakfast' among my friends, they expect me to point them in the right direction.
Let me start by saying The Silver Skillet is ground zero!
This has got to be the most real food I've had in some time. Nothing faddy, nothing put on--no salsa, bean sprouts or tofu here. This is where one goes to get back in touch with their inner self. The good old days when men were men and women were women--The food is outstanding, service fast and friendly and the 50s atmosphere is unique to this 50s diner.
You couldn't reproduce this anywhere else than at The Silver Skillet.
Yet again, I've found the perfect breakfast spot. Hail to the King!!
02/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
recently saw this place on my favorite tv show-""Diners, Drive-ins and Dives"" on the food network--it showed off this place so much that I had to come see for myself. This is a one of kind find--a 50s diner that actually began in the 50s. Since 1956!! in Atlanta!! rare indeed in these days of chain restaurants. The owners were both working when I stopped in Saturday to a line out the door. This is a popular spot!! Now I can see why. The food is just like the show said--Fantastic--the service, atmosphere-just the best. I'm glad no one has made this a chain- it just wouldn't be the same. The owner, Teresa was ready with a smile and a Good Morning!! Not easy to find these days. I just can't say enough other than I WILL BE BACK!!!
07/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
saw it on Diners, drive-ins and dives last week--looked like someplace I needed to go.
What a trip! a true 50s diner with all the right stuff-good atmosphere, friendly service and of course, good food. After hearing that this place has been here since 1956 I can see why.
Fantastic place--I HIGHLY recommend you try it!
05/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
AFTER BEING TOLD THAT THIS PLACE HAD THE BEST BISCUITS IN TOWN--I HAD TO CHECK IT OUT.
THE INFORMATION WAS ABSOLUTELY TRUE! THESE ARE THE BEST BISCUITS I HAVE EVER TASTED. SERVICE WAS FROM THE OLD SCHOOL, FOOD WAS TOP NOTCH.
I READ ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PLACE AND CAN UNDERSTAND WHY THEY ARE STILL IN BUSINESS AFTER 52 YEARS.
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES SHOW IN THE FALL--THEY WILL BE FEATURED
01/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Stopped in last week for a bite of breakfast. Had heard about this place for a while. Easy to get to and worth the trip--from whereever. Great southern breakfast--stick to your ribs food--not tofu or beansprouts. It's obvious why this has been here so long--good food and good service. I'll be back.
12/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Out of state friends were in for the holidays-wanted a true southern breakfast-where else? The Skillet!
In a world of franchises and hybrid chain restaurants, this place stands alone. Been in the same spot serving their great food and ambience since 1956. The owners know how NOT to chage things when they work--and man do they work. You've got to try this Atlanta landmark!! Highly recommend.
05/06/2007Provided by Citysearch -
friends in from out of town wanted a taste of the south for breakfast---what better place than the skillet. Read all the great reviews-a couple of bad experiences tossed in but that's expected-everyone has an off day--this place is GREAT! In business for 51 years! Biscuits are outstanding-Country Ham is as they say-melt in your mouth. Friends had corn beef hash-never had it grilled before-loved it-eggs are actually cooked in a skillet not on a flat top grill as most places(hence the name of the place I guess). Service is the old fashioned kind-older southern waitresses with service as their motto. I WILL BE BACK!!
05/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
First of all, I love breakfast. I go out of my way to find a good traditional, hopefully southern type breakfast.
I, like the reviewer before me have also heard good reviews of the Silver Skillet. I tried it. I absolutely LOVED IT!! The Country Ham melts in your mouth, not the shoe leather most places sell you-- the biscuits are by far the best I've had, and the atmosphere is one of a kind--a true 50s diner. The prior reviewer must live in a bubble-this place is great--I'll highly recommend and send all my friends here!!