Deacon Burton's! Ahhh, I remember the place fondly from my days in Atlanta and living in the Old Fourth Ward. A true Roadfoad shrine if ever there was one.
No prices listed, just Deacon manning the cash register with a measured eye, charging you by the amount, and type, of food on your plate, and what he figured you could afford to pay. The matrons behind the counter frying the chicken in cast iron skillets, and the servers saying "What'll ya have, hon?"
Best fried chicken I've ever eaten
The Salmon biscuits served for breakfast, along with a couple of chicken legs slathered in hot sauce, were little pieces of heaven, too.
I remember coming into the place one hungover morning, looking pretty ragged I'm sure, and ordering four Salmon biscuits and a couple of legs, for myself and a friend, and Deacon looking at me, then at my order and charging me $1.35 for the works.
I still miss that place. I still miss fried chicken for breakfast, too.
I heard one of sons opened a place just around the corner from the original on Dekalb Avenue, but I never got a chance to try it.
Thanks for mentioning Deacon's, The Stearns would have, along with a lot of Roadfooders, loved it, I'm sure
edited to add; Now that I think about it, I think there was a posted menu, on a big sign on the far wall of the place with prices. But, you were still charged by what Deacon figured you could afford...