My back, back forth and forth relationship with Atlanta has started an intimate slow dance with food. With every 48-72 hour trip to Atlanta, it is absolute must I experience a new adventure, a new event and especially a new restaurant. Thumbs Up Diner was one of my favorite low key casual breakfast places while I lived there. With every visit my palate has a whole new experience that takes my love for the city deeper and deeper.
My family and I normally visits the downtown location next to the Martin Luther King Historic District. This time, we stayed in the neighborhood, near my mom's place and the airport. That's what I love about Thumbs Up Diner. Thumbs Up Diner is step back in time, with a friendly modern diner that is a tribute to the American diner from days gone by. It is a neighborhood meeting place serving great food at reasonable prices with a friendly wait staff. Deco glass in the windows, a curved service counter and an intown address, It combines an urban ambience and friendly service for a relaxing breakfast and lunch experience. All of the locals and tourists alike loves the place-- you can always tell by the long but very fast moving waiting list.
Our friendly waiter came by and asked if we'd like to "start with something". Why of course, I warmed up with a sweet appetizer lol. Lou’s Coffee--Swiss Miss hot chocolate mixed with Coffee, topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. It was so so so good. I snapped a couple of pictures and shared on Instagram . I've tried relentlessly to replicate the hot and comforting beverage at home.
My mom struggled making a final decision on what she would have because everything is so good. She went with shrimp and cheesy grits. I'm so glad she did. As I enjoyed sampling and photographing it. The shrimp was seasoned perfectly and not overcooked.
I, well I, with THE SKILLET HEAP!!!!!!!!!! A skillet full of spuds, fresh-sliced potatoes grilled with onions, green peppers and special seasonings topped with cheddar jack cheese and two eggs any style. TO---SAY----THIS---WAS----GOOD is an understatement. I purposely left some for leftovers.
If you are in the Atlanta area and haven't tried Thumbs Up Diner shame on you. Traveling to Atlanta and have a few hours to spare for breakfast, stop by.
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