Discover the Best Restaurants in Atlanta for Brunch

Biscuits, Benedicts and Bloody Mary’s. That trio can only mean one thing – it’s time for brunch. Rise and shine and grab a seat at the table because some of the best restaurants in Atlanta have people talking about everyone’s favorite weekend pleasure.

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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but brunch is that and so much more. There’s a reason why there are over 25 million mentions of #brunch on social media. It’s the perfect way to kick off the weekend with lazy mornings, good company and delicious food. If you’re rolling out of bed and feeling kind of peckish, this list will be your guide to the best brunch in Atlanta.

Waldorf Astoria Buckhead

The Sunday Brunch Buffet has returned to Buckhead. The Waldorf Astoria’s acclaimed Café & Bar delights the senses with delicious menus, a sophisticated atmosphere and Southern charm at every turn. Executive Chef Christophe Truchet serves a Southern-inspired brunch that elegantly combines Waldorf Astoria’s culinary excellence with a local Atlanta flair. In addition to the traditional breakfast offerings at their live breakfast station, guests can also savor Southern specialties like grits and cheddar cheese, bourbon glazed ham, a bounty of fresh seafood and a sweets station that will satisfy all your dessert cravings. The mini Chocolate Mud Pies are a must-try. 3376 Peachtree Road NE, 404-995-7500

Ticonderoga Club

Ticonderoga Club is best known for its acclaimed cocktail program. (It was a 2019 finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Bar Program Award.) Its innovative and ever-evolving restaurant menu switches things up so your taste buds never get bored. Whether you try the gumbo, the grain bowl or the best grits in the city, you’ll definitely want to pair it with a frosty and boozy Ticonderoga Cup. 99 Krog Street, 404-458-4534

The General Muir

The General Muir might just be the best deli brunch in Atlanta. The weekend menu features restaurant dishes you can’t get Monday through Friday. Try the pastrami poutine, trout over red flannel hash, or the house made English muffin with ricotta, peaches, and fennel. Their classic cocktails are divine, but have a sip of their “City Island” for an impressive and refreshing blend of tequila/mezcal/grapefruit/lemon/elderflower liqueur. A word of warning – get there early. 1540 Avenue Place, 678-927-9131

Buttermilk Kitchen

Indulge in comfort food in this Buckhead restaurant owned by Chef Suzanne Vizethann, an Atlanta native who has appeared on Chopped and The TODAY Show. Everything is made from scratch, and the down-home flavors prove it. The sweet-tea-brined chicken biscuit is to die for, and the sausage-beef waffle burger is massive. You’ll find fried chicken and waffles with sriracha butter and whiskey syrup, short rib hash with yum yum sauce, and fluffy pancake stacks for days. Or go for classic buttermilk biscuits served with a piping hot mug of Rev Coffee. 4225 Roswell Road, 678-732-3274

Canoe

The lodge-like ambiance and stunning outdoor seating along the Chattahoochee are just two of the reasons this special-occasion spot is the best restaurant in Atlanta to impress out-of-town brunch guests. The service is stellar, but the food is the real reason you’re there. Sweet or savory, you can’t go wrong. Dive into the brioche French toast with roasted local strawberries and vanilla mascarpone or treat yourself to the grilled strip steak over grits with house kimchi and duck egg. 4199 Paces Ferry Road, 770-432-2663

One-Eared Stag

This quirky and stylish taxidermy-decked restaurant is about as laid-back and unpretentious as they come, but don’t let that fool you. The food is five stars worth of delicious. Chef Robert Phalen keeps the menu fresh by changing things up, but the rotation typically includes dishes like grass-fed beef tongue hash with potato, calabrese chili, collards and a poached egg. There’s also Berkshire bacon and Anson Mills grits served with beer-and-OJ redneck mimosas. 1029 Edgewood Avenue, 404-525-4479

Bread & Butterfly

Bread & Butterfly is at the top of its game all week long, but it really shines at weekend brunch. The whimsical European-inspired décor is just as Instagram-worthy as its food, which tastes even better than it looks. Arguably the best restaurant in Atlanta for pancakes – arriving drenched in butter and syrup – this eatery offers an ode to Paris with classic cocktails like the French 75 or dishes like fresh baguettes and soft-scrambled eggs with smoked trout and crème fraiche. 290 Elizabeth Street, 678-515-4536

Maple Street Biscuits

If you’re OTP (that’s ‘Outside the Perimeter’ for non-Atlanta natives) and looking for biscuits, there’s really only one place to go. Maple Street Biscuits serves up comfort food with a modern twist. Sure, you’ve had biscuits before, but you’ve never had them quite like this. Try the Squawking Goat – a flaky biscuit filled with all-natural fried chicken breast, fried goat cheese medallion and housemade pepper jelly. You won’t regret it. 3550 W Lawrenceville St Unit 210, 678-404-5625

Murphy’s

We’re wrapping up the list with an Atlanta institution. Brunch lovers – both locals and visitors alike – have been flocking to one of the best restaurants in Atlanta for nearly 40 years. Murphy’s has perfected classics like shrimp and cheddar grits with tomato pepper jam, andouille and cage-free eggs sunny-side-up. Their in-house bakery keeps your plate full of warm, satisfying baked goods like bagels and English muffins. And did we mention they’re also a wine shop? Splurge on something sparkling for brunch then grab a bottle to take home. 997 Virginia Avenue, 404-872-0904

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