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Silver Skillet

200 14th St., Atlanta, GA - (404) 874-1388
Downhome food created by masters in humble surroundings. The dining room is a blast from the past: faded yellow walls, green-and-orange pumpkin-colored upholstered booths with boomerang-pattern Formica tables. Skillet-cooked ham is astonishing, packing the salty powerhouse tang of long-cured pig meat. And it comes with a dish of marvelous dark red-eye gravy. This is a true-blue diner.
100% Approval Rating (15 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Biscuits
Pancakes
Coca Cola
Pork Chops
Lemon Ice Box Pie
Banana Pudding
Ham Platter

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (10)
Roadfood.com Editor
"We highly recommend you go to the bathroom at the Silver Skillet. The route leads through the kitchen, which provides an appetizing tour of downhome food being created by masters in humble surroundings: onion rings pulled from hot oil, big wide pancakes being poured on ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

200 14th St., Atlanta, GA
(404) 874-1388

http://www.thesilverskillet.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
No matter what else you eat for breakfast -- even if it's pancakes -- you NEED freshly-baked Silver Skillet biscuits on the side.
"No matter what else you eat for breakfast -- even if it's pancakes -- you NEED freshly-baked Silver Skillet biscuits on the side."
Michael Stern





If we had time to eat only one single thing in Atlanta (perish the thought!), it would be a slice of Silver Skillet lemon ice box pie. We had this creamy, rich, and unspeakably delicious slice as dessert after breakfast.
"If we had time to eat only one single thing in Atlanta (perish the thought!), it would be a slice of Silver Skillet lemon ice box pie. We had this creamy, rich, and unspeakably delicious slice as dessert after breakfast."
Michael Stern


AFTER eating ham and biscuits and lemon pie, we spied the beautiful pancakes being eaten by people in the booth next to us, so we needed to order a stack for ourselves. They're terrific, as one comes to expect from this estimable eat-place.
"AFTER eating ham and biscuits and lemon pie, we spied the beautiful pancakes being eaten by people in the booth next to us, so we needed to order a stack for ourselves. They're terrific, as one comes to expect from this estimable eat-place."
Michael Stern


This is serious ham! It isn't quite as intense as some country hams, but it radiates flavor; and the red-eye gravy that comes with it is fantastic ... not only on the ham, but spooned over the excellent grits, too.
"This is serious ham! It isn't quite as intense as some country hams, but it radiates flavor; and the red-eye gravy that comes with it is fantastic ... not only on the ham, but spooned over the excellent grits, too."
Michael Stern


If Silver Skillet is out of the lemon ice box pie and they most likely will be, we highly recommend the excellent banana pudding.
"If Silver Skillet is out of the lemon ice box pie and they most likely will be, we highly recommend the excellent banana pudding. "
Cliff Strutz


Atlanta is Coca-Cola's home, so Jane decided that this was the appropriate way to get her morning caffeine: a big tumbler full of Coke.
"Atlanta is Coca-Cola's home, so Jane decided that this was the appropriate way to get her morning caffeine: a big tumbler full of Coke."
Michael Stern


Pork chops are a popular breakfast meat here and can be ordered fried or grilled.
"Pork chops are a popular breakfast meat here and can be ordered fried or grilled."
Cliff Strutz


The walls are institutional yellow and the upholstery is avocado green and pumpkin-color. Just the right environment for eating inexpensive, home-cooked, Southern-style diner food.
"The walls are institutional yellow and the upholstery is avocado green and pumpkin-color. Just the right environment for eating inexpensive, home-cooked, Southern-style diner food."
Michael Stern


The upholstery has seen better days, but like a favorite old easy chair, this restaurant makes up for its superficial dents and dings with a profound sense of comfort. Note the outward-sloping windows.
"The upholstery has seen better days, but like a favorite old easy chair, this restaurant makes up for its superficial dents and dings with a profound sense of comfort. Note the outward-sloping windows."
Michael Stern


Signs like these just add to the great Roadfood atmosphere.
"Signs like these just add to the great Roadfood atmosphere."
Cliff Strutz


The Silver Skillet has been a downtown Atlanta institution since 1947.
"The Silver Skillet has been a downtown Atlanta institution since 1947."
Cliff Strutz


Silver Skillet lemon icebox pie is one of America's great desserts, alluringly poised on a teeter-totter of very sweet and very tart, supported by a graham cracker crust and crowned with creamy topping.
"Silver Skillet lemon icebox pie is one of America's great desserts, alluringly poised on a teeter-totter of very sweet and very tart, supported by a graham cracker crust and crowned with creamy topping."
Michael Stern


Either red-eye gravy or peppery cream gravy (or both) add immeasurable satisfaction to these classic biscuits.
"Either red-eye gravy or peppery cream gravy (or both) add immeasurable satisfaction to these classic biscuits."
Michael Stern


If you are looking for a true Dixie breakfast in Atlanta, this is the place to go.
"If you are looking for a true Dixie breakfast in Atlanta, this is the place to go."
Michael Stern



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