Homegrown, nestled between overgrown lots and a body shop, doesn’t look like a place for a superior breakfast. Neither does their trademark comfy biscuit, a messy, chaotic jumble of fried chicken and sausage gravy, garnished with an ironically thin orange slice. And yet, this is the dish that helped earn the diner city-wide acclaim.“It’s just simple Southern food,” says Kevin Clark, chef and owner of Homegrown. “It’s comforting. It feels like you’re at your grandmother’s house.”
What you’re getting: The Comfy Chicken Biscuit
This biscuit is as close to being made completely out of butter as is scientifically possible. On top is a locally farmed piece of fried chicken that's gleefully drowning in sausage gravy. Pro tip: snag a spot at the counter for frequent coffee refills.
At an institution that seems a lot older than it is, co-owner Kevin Clark provides an invaluable sense of place and history with classics that highlight our city’s roots. Fluffy biscuits with fried chicken blanketed in sausage gravy, fried pork chops, Thursday’s special chicken and dumplings, vegetables from the garden—it’s the kind of honest cooking that nourishes the soul as much as the body. 968 Memorial Drive, homegrownga.com
Whether you like sweet or savory, an hours-long meal or something to eat on the go, healthy or artery-clogging, there is a perfect breakfast for you somewhere in America. Playboy editors and contributors have traveled the U.S. to find the nation’s best breakfasts. It didn’t matter if the restaurants were high-end or hole in the wall, all they had to be was good. Did your favorite make the cut as one of America’s 101 Breakfast spots? Check out the whole list below and visit our regional pages (Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) to find out what you should order when you drop by any of these outstanding eateries.