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The Silver Skillet

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(39 Reviews)

200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

(404) 874-1388

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30
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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In May, 1967, George Decker and Louise, purchased The Silver Skillet. George successfully operated the restaurant for 21 years until his passing in 1988. Teresa, his daughter, having grown up in the business, continues the tradition of dedication to good service and good food, along with her husband, Jeff. Because of its period atmosphere, The Silver Skillet has been featured in several movies, commercials, videos, and print ads. To name a few, John Lithgow in HBO's "Traveling Man", Rebecca DeMournay in TV's "Getting Out", kim Basinger and Val kilmer's movie, "The Real McCoy", several episodes of TV's"I'll Fly Away" starring Sam Waterston, Neal Patrick Harris in TV's "Sudden Fury", TBS movie, "The Hank Aaron Story , TNT movie "Passing Glory", starring Rip Torn, Lifetime Channel's "The Price of a Broken Heart'', starring Park Overall, Denzel Washington's movie, Remember the Titans ; music videos such as Travis Tritt's Here's a quarter, call someone who cares , TLC's last video Destiny and rap artist Yung Wun's first video, as well as commercials for Nationsbank, Bell South, Goody's, Ford Motor Company, NAPA Auto Parts, and the Alabama and Georgia Lotteries. We are featured as the Day1 Diner on Naomi Judd's Hallmark channel's Sunday AM show, on the Food Channel's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives , with host Guy Fieri, PBA's Atlanta's Hidden Treasures", hosted by Jim Stacy, Delta Air Lines Local Flavor with Andrea Robinson , we have been on the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, ABC News Radio, Fox 5's "Good Day Atlanta", Comcast's ON Demand Channel and several local broadcasts. Several magazines and newspapers have featured us such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Atlanta Constitution, Creative Loafing, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Food and Wine, Cooking Light, Atlanta CityMag, Atlanta Magazine, Conde Nast, Michael and Jane Stern's Road Food, Delta's Sky Magazine, Mr. Food's Easy Cooking, A.M. Cooking, The Jewish Times, and Restaurant Magazine. Many celebrities and notables such as Zell Miller, Paul Harvey, Walter Mondale, Paul Coverdell, Sally Jesse Raphael, Robert Guillame, Ed Marinara, Fran Tarkenton, Luke Perry, Peter Tork, A. D. Frazier, katie Couric, Ellis Marsalis, the O'Jays, Dave Chappelle, John O'Hurley of Seinfeld, Nathalie Dupree, Sam Massell, Neal Bortz, Governor Sonny Perdue, NYC Mayor Rudi Guiliani, Senator Saxby Chambliss, Senator Johnny Isaacson, Congressman Phil Gingrey, Erwin Zaban, CBS newscaster Mark Strassman, The Black Crowe's Chris & Rich Robinson, Star 94's Rob Stadler along with many local personalities make The Silver Skillet a favorite stop. We even made the "National Enquirer ! Teresa has been a guest on NBC's Today Show with katie Couric and ABC's Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson. CNN Travel Guide featured The Silver Skillet as "where to eat Breakfast during the Olympics", and TNT featured us as one of Atlanta's landmarks for Superbowl 2000. We sincerely hope you enjoy the good food and good company that Silver Skillet has to offer.
Hours

Regular Hours

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Fax: (404) 876-7620

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$
Neighborhoods
Home Park, Northeast Atlanta
Categories
Coffee Shops, American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Health Food Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Cuisines: Burgers, Family Style, American, Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Healthy

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

Good for Kids: Yes

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Erica S.

09/01/2016

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This old-school diner is a staple in Atlanta. I though the food was just okay, but I liked the experience.

Shanti R.

07/28/2016

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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.

Patrick M.

12/08/2013

Overall
Atlanta institution!

This is a great place for a business breakfast...exactly what you would expect from a classic diner -- with fast service and good food.

Naneyman

12/13/2010

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great memories..naneyman

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.

thudson210

07/14/2010

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indulgence

I visited this place a couple of times and one of the reasons why I keep coming back is the quality of their food.. Everything tasted really good.

Allan A

06/28/2010

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Awesome breakfast place

Great hidden Atlanta breakfast spot. Right in the heart of midtown, it's as Southern as you can get. Their biscuits and gravy are unbelievable. Service is friendly, but does get really packed during the weekend. Must eat at if visiting Atlanta.

jmacland

01/25/2010

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Great food. Horrible service with a stoned waitress.

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.

simplyyounique

11/01/2009

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Breakfast

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.

Nov 2009

msollicito

07/06/2009

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The home of Southern Breakfasts!

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!!

breakfastking11

02/03/2009

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OH YEA!!!!

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!!

southern thegraceofgod

02/01/2009

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A great place!!

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!!!

biker88

07/10/2008

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a true experience


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!

biscuitlover

05/21/2008

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BEST BISCUITS EVER

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

trooper12

01/13/2008

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THE BEST BREAKFAST

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.

foodyhead

12/25/2007

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One of a kind landmark

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.

aujonesmm

11/10/2007

Overall
Ok Country Cooking

This diner has been around for years. While the food is good, it is a little over price and there are better options around the corner. Try Carvers on West Marietta St.

maconman

07/14/2007

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WOW!!!!!!!

friends suggested i try this place for breakfast--GOOD SUGGESTION! Biscuits are the best-one of a kind place-they have done alot of movies and commercials here--food and service are great!! I'll recommend to all my friends too!

bearded1

05/06/2007

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You Need To Go Here

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!!

breakfasteater1

05/05/2007

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A true 50s southern diner

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!!

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