American Roadhouse

★★★★★
Comfort food diner attracts regulars for breakfast and lunch in the Highlands.
  • 842 North Highland Avenue Northeast

    Atlanta, GA 30306

    Cross street: Briarcliff Place NE

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  • 404-872-2822

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Open 7 Days a Week Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch Mon.-Fri. 7am to 3pm Sat.-Sun. 7am to 4pm

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I thoroughly enjoyed the Going Green Scramble at American Roadhouse Downtown. Super light and healthy. Great custom latte from the bar too!

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★★★★★

I thoroughly enjoyed the Going Green Scramble at American Roadhouse Downtown. Super light and healthy. Great custom latte from the bar too!

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Love that American Roadhouse is now located Downtown! It's my go-to breakfast spot. The crab cake benedict is ridiculous.

3
★★★★★

Love that American Roadhouse is now located Downtown! It's my go-to breakfast spot. The crab cake benedict is ridiculous.

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Eaten here hundreds of times (literally) since I moved here in 96 and never had a bad meal. Very consistant and always great service\r
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Only negatives, they get busy and there is often a wait, also the parking situation isn't

3
★★★★★

Eaten here hundreds of times (literally) since I moved here in 96 and never had a bad meal. Very consistant and always great service\r
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Only negatives, they get busy and there is often a wait, also the parking situation isn't

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This used to be an awesome place for breakfast but the management must have instructed the kitchen to cut corners, it is no where close to what it used to be. A lot (well, actually every side dish) we ordered appeared to be pre-frozen

3
★★★★★

This used to be an awesome place for breakfast but the management must have instructed the kitchen to cut corners, it is no where close to what it used to be. A lot (well, actually every side dish) we ordered appeared to be pre-frozen

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I love the their food selection. It was very appetizing. The service was also prompt and the wait staff was very nice. This is one enjoyable way to give yourself a treat.

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★★★★☆

I love the their food selection. It was very appetizing. The service was also prompt and the wait staff was very nice. This is one enjoyable way to give yourself a treat.

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I have heard a lot about this place, so we went ahead and tried it. We ordered their best-sellers and we were truly amazed by its flavor and aroma. It was definitely mouthwatering

2
★★★★☆

I have heard a lot about this place, so we went ahead and tried it. We ordered their best-sellers and we were truly amazed by its flavor and aroma. It was definitely mouthwatering

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American Roadhouse was far better than I expected, with extremely reasonable prices and large (but not offensively large) portions. I'm not a huge breakfast person, but given the menu choices it was impossible to not find something I liked. The main breakfast entrees are in the $10 range and come with your choice of three (yes, three) sides. I had the Greek omelet, which was a fluffy mixture of spinach, tomatoes, and feta cheese, with a side of fresh fruit, whole wheat toast, and turkey bacon. The omelet was perfect with just enough spinach, tomatoes, and enough gooey feta to make it feel not quite so healthy, but not overly indulgent either. Other items ordered at the table included a Denver omelet (diced ham, peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese), with cheese grits, a buttermilk biscuit, and pancakes on the side. I LOVE pancakes, but usually find the restaurant variety to be somewhat bland. Not these. Oh, they were a sweet, fluffy, vanilla-tinged stack of joy. I love that the syrup is kept warm and not brought out until and unless you need it. Nothing ruins a warm stack of pancakes more than thick, room temperatures syrup. The syrup here is steaming hot and perfectly melts all the butter I feel obligated to schmear onto the pancakes.

The place also offers a wide range of lunch entrees in additon to all the breakfast items, from salads to sandwiches to blue plate specials. They also serve beer, wine, and stay open on weekends until 4 AM (which is smart given its location smack dab in the middle of bar-heavy Virginia Highlands. I'll definitely be making a return trip or two.)

2
★★★★☆

American Roadhouse was far better than I expected, with extremely reasonable prices and large (but not offensively large) portions. I'm not a huge breakfast person, but given the menu choices it was impossible to not find something I liked. The main breakfast entrees are in the $10 range and come with your choice of three (yes, three) sides. I had the Greek omelet, which was a fluffy mixture of spinach, tomatoes, and feta cheese, with a side of fresh fruit, whole wheat toast, and turkey bacon. The omelet was perfect with just enough spinach, tomatoes, and enough gooey feta to make it feel not quite so healthy, but not overly indulgent either. Other items ordered at the table included a Denver omelet (diced ham, peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese), with cheese grits, a buttermilk biscuit, and pancakes on the side. I LOVE pancakes, but usually find the restaurant variety to be somewhat bland. Not these. Oh, they were a sweet, fluffy, vanilla-tinged stack of joy. I love that the syrup is kept warm and not brought out until and unless you need it. Nothing ruins a warm stack of pancakes more than thick, room temperatures syrup. The syrup here is steaming hot and perfectly melts all the butter I feel obligated to schmear onto the pancakes.

The place also offers a wide range of lunch entrees in additon to all the breakfast items, from salads to sandwiches to blue plate specials. They also serve beer, wine, and stay open on weekends until 4 AM (which is smart given its location smack dab in the middle of bar-heavy Virginia Highlands. I'll definitely be making a return trip or two.)

Pros: Crowd Pleaser

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American Roadhouse has good food that is cooked really well. They have good brunch and lunch menus. The food portions are huge and you might want to take it home with you.

4
★★★★☆

American Roadhouse has good food that is cooked really well. They have good brunch and lunch menus. The food portions are huge and you might want to take it home with you.

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Simple, American food, cooked really well. Great service and good-looking decor. We've ordered a bunch of catering from them as well and they are always excellent.

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★★★★★

Simple, American food, cooked really well. Great service and good-looking decor. We've ordered a bunch of catering from them as well and they are always excellent.

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This place is great, the menu very diverse, great atmosphere and service I recommend anyone to give it a shot!

2
★★★★★

This place is great, the menu very diverse, great atmosphere and service I recommend anyone to give it a shot!

Pros: great service

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One of the places you can go for brunch on Saturdays without having to wait an inordinately long time. Decent food but portions so huge you'll feel ill when you leave.

3
★★★☆☆

One of the places you can go for brunch on Saturdays without having to wait an inordinately long time. Decent food but portions so huge you'll feel ill when you leave.

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I'm not sure if he was just hungover or what, but Hector was clearly having a bad day. I LOVE ROAD HOUSE!

2
★★★★★

I'm not sure if he was just hungover or what, but Hector was clearly having a bad day. I LOVE ROAD HOUSE!

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First and foremost this was perhaps the worst brunch I have ever had to pay for. After a long evening the night before I was desperately needing scrumptious breakfast materials. I could not wait to order four different drinks and 6 plates of anything a la carte. Someone suggested the Roadhouse so we all went along with the program.
The Roadhouse gets half of the point I graciously gave them for allowing us to call ahead and get us on the list to get a table as soon as we walk in. The restaurant is basically an independent version of any variety of huge corporate eateries that litter exit off ramps on major interstates in suburban cities. The tables, chairs, decor, art, food, silverware, carpet, and even the annoyingly generic audio feed was an obvious pre-packaged abortion that Sysco kicked out of their 53' trailer as they were making their neighborhood deliveries.
I cannot believe I dared ordering the crab cakes hollandaise. Who do I think I am shoveling this "food" into my body, Anthony Zimmern? What is this food actually built with anyway? The english muffins were obviously stale - cardboard. The crab cakes were paper thin and terrible - cardboard. The home fries looked more like dehydrated peaches and had absolutely no seasoning and did not grow from our earth's soil - once again cardboard. Poached eggs - don't even ask.
The best part and where the other half of a point derives is the hollandaise sauce. They scraped that extra little bit by allowing me to leave their pectic yellow bacteria inseminated gelatinous goo in the petri dish in the bowels of the kitchen. Maybe I should give the whole point to myself for being the smartest person in the establishment by leaving off the hellandaise and not finishing my meal. Yep, think I will. Hector = 1. American Roadhouse = 0.

---Hector Verde

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★☆☆☆☆

First and foremost this was perhaps the worst brunch I have ever had to pay for. After a long evening the night before I was desperately needing scrumptious breakfast materials. I could not wait to order four different drinks and 6 plates of anything a la carte. Someone suggested the Roadhouse so we all went along with the program.
The Roadhouse gets half of the point I graciously gave them for allowing us to call ahead and get us on the list to get a table as soon as we walk in. The restaurant is basically an independent version of any variety of huge corporate eateries that litter exit off ramps on major interstates in suburban cities. The tables, chairs, decor, art, food, silverware, carpet, and even the annoyingly generic audio feed was an obvious pre-packaged abortion that Sysco kicked out of their 53' trailer as they were making their neighborhood deliveries.
I cannot believe I dared ordering the crab cakes hollandaise. Who do I think I am shoveling this "food" into my body, Anthony Zimmern? What is this food actually built with anyway? The english muffins were obviously stale - cardboard. The crab cakes were paper thin and terrible - cardboard. The home fries looked more like dehydrated peaches and had absolutely no seasoning and did not grow from our earth's soil - once again cardboard. Poached eggs - don't even ask.
The best part and where the other half of a point derives is the hollandaise sauce. They scraped that extra little bit by allowing me to leave their pectic yellow bacteria inseminated gelatinous goo in the petri dish in the bowels of the kitchen. Maybe I should give the whole point to myself for being the smartest person in the establishment by leaving off the hellandaise and not finishing my meal. Yep, think I will. Hector = 1. American Roadhouse = 0.

---Hector Verde

Pros: The exit door.

Cons: Everything.

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My friend and I are always trying to find a new restaurant. We were both in the mood for Brunch so we searched on citysearch and this was highly recommended. The food was fabulous! My friend ordered the Shrimp and Crab omelette and I had some corned beef hash dish. There cheese grits and french toast are to die for. I think the prices here are very affordable and the portions you receive are modest. We will be going back to this location very soon!

2
★★★★★

My friend and I are always trying to find a new restaurant. We were both in the mood for Brunch so we searched on citysearch and this was highly recommended. The food was fabulous! My friend ordered the Shrimp and Crab omelette and I had some corned beef hash dish. There cheese grits and french toast are to die for. I think the prices here are very affordable and the portions you receive are modest. We will be going back to this location very soon!

Pros: food, price

Cons: waitress wasn't that attentive

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2
★★★★☆

Gary Tylock Ripoff Eye Care Center
I went to Dr.Gary R. Tylock, Tylock Eye Care and Laser Center Dallas Texas after hearing on of their advertisements. My experience there was very negative. I felt like I was being sold a used car by a heavy handed pressure salesman. They also lied about their prices. My vision was terrible after the procedure and was regressing even more with time but Dr.Gary R. Tylock, felt it was not enough to qualify for an enhancement

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I went with a large group (16 people) and they were able to seat us together. The waiter was great with large group orders, everyone's food came out at the same time. Fresh strawberries were very tasty. Large selection. Price was more than I expected. I parked a few blocks away, which wasn't bad on a beautiful day.

2
★★★★☆

I went with a large group (16 people) and they were able to seat us together. The waiter was great with large group orders, everyone's food came out at the same time. Fresh strawberries were very tasty. Large selection. Price was more than I expected. I parked a few blocks away, which wasn't bad on a beautiful day.

Pros: fresh fruits, large group friendly, great skilled staff

Cons: price, parking, small waiting area

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Physicians have described the normal course of a frozen shoulder as having three stages:

Stage one: In the "freezing" or painful stage, which may last from six weeks to nine months, the patient has a slow onset of pain. As the pain worsens, the shoulder loses motion.

Stage two: The "frozen" or adhesive stage is marked by a slow improvement in pain, but the stiffness remains. This stage generally lasts four months to nine months.

Stage three: The "thawing" or recovery, during which shoulder motion slowly returns toward normal. This generally lasts five months to 26 months.

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★★★★★

Physicians have described the normal course of a frozen shoulder as having three stages:

Stage one: In the "freezing" or painful stage, which may last from six weeks to nine months, the patient has a slow onset of pain. As the pain worsens, the shoulder loses motion.

Stage two: The "frozen" or adhesive stage is marked by a slow improvement in pain, but the stiffness remains. This stage generally lasts four months to nine months.

Stage three: The "thawing" or recovery, during which shoulder motion slowly returns toward normal. This generally lasts five months to 26 months.

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I held a supise birthday party here and it was awesome. They helped me set up the area and the staff was very friendly. I chose this place because it was one of the nicer places but the prices were affordable. The fries were so good. Order the appitizers because theye so are fulfilling.

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★★★★☆

I held a supise birthday party here and it was awesome. They helped me set up the area and the staff was very friendly. I chose this place because it was one of the nicer places but the prices were affordable. The fries were so good. Order the appitizers because theye so are fulfilling.

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My boyfriend and I go here almost every Sunday for Brunch. The food is Great and the service is also great. The only downside is that we have had to wait about 45 minutes every time we go. I normally would not wait that long, but it is completely worth it. The place is always packed and the staff is always friendly. Their biscuits and gravy are some of the best I have had! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I go here almost every Sunday for Brunch. The food is Great and the service is also great. The only downside is that we have had to wait about 45 minutes every time we go. I normally would not wait that long, but it is completely worth it. The place is always packed and the staff is always friendly. Their biscuits and gravy are some of the best I have had! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area!

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Long wait for a table

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I went with 2 friends for Sunday morning brunch. There was about a 15 minute wait, but what's 15 minutes when you're amongst friends?! :o) The food was definitely worth the wait. The portion sizes were huge. The food was tasty. And I specifically recommend trying the lemonade. I'll go back again and again!

2
★★★★★

I went with 2 friends for Sunday morning brunch. There was about a 15 minute wait, but what's 15 minutes when you're amongst friends?! :o) The food was definitely worth the wait. The portion sizes were huge. The food was tasty. And I specifically recommend trying the lemonade. I'll go back again and again!

Pros: Large Portions!

Cons: Wait time.

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I agree with what everyone has said: this place isn't Murphy's, but there, you get charged a lot for not very much food. On the contrary, I leave American Roadhouse stuffed every time I go (which is often) and it's quite cheap. The menu's a little bit different on the weekends than it is on the weekdays, but it's all good. On the whole, the servers are very friendly and efficient.

2
★★★★★

I agree with what everyone has said: this place isn't Murphy's, but there, you get charged a lot for not very much food. On the contrary, I leave American Roadhouse stuffed every time I go (which is often) and it's quite cheap. The menu's a little bit different on the weekends than it is on the weekdays, but it's all good. On the whole, the servers are very friendly and efficient.

Pros: good food, great prices, consistent service

Cons: long wait on weekends (sometimes)

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Roadhouse has become one of those sure things in my life. Wine with friends on Friday? Sure thing. Church on Sunday? Sure thing. Brunch out Sunday afternoon? You better believe it and ONLY at American Roadhouse! My entire family has fallen in love with the service and the menu at this typical American diner.

I have tried almost everything and complain about NOTHING except the coffee -- always horrible -- and the fact they do not serve Bloody Mary's. What is brunch without Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's?

I recommend this spot to everyone. Great food. Great service. Great value!

2
★★★★★

Roadhouse has become one of those sure things in my life. Wine with friends on Friday? Sure thing. Church on Sunday? Sure thing. Brunch out Sunday afternoon? You better believe it and ONLY at American Roadhouse! My entire family has fallen in love with the service and the menu at this typical American diner.

I have tried almost everything and complain about NOTHING except the coffee -- always horrible -- and the fact they do not serve Bloody Mary's. What is brunch without Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's?

I recommend this spot to everyone. Great food. Great service. Great value!

Pros: Awesome Food, Awesome Value

Cons: Coffee is Horrible

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Went here for brunch with a big group. We were seated quickly and each enjoyed a delicious cup of coffee and yummy food. The service was efficient and courteous, the food was reasonably priced and scrumptious. Definitely a fun casual must for brunch.

2
★★★★★

Went here for brunch with a big group. We were seated quickly and each enjoyed a delicious cup of coffee and yummy food. The service was efficient and courteous, the food was reasonably priced and scrumptious. Definitely a fun casual must for brunch.

Pros: Great value

Cons: Parking

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The brunch here is really good but I haven't tried the regular menu. It's usually busy on weekend mornings but usually worth the wait. Try the jalapenos cheese grits. Yum!

2
★★★★☆

The brunch here is really good but I haven't tried the regular menu. It's usually busy on weekend mornings but usually worth the wait. Try the jalapenos cheese grits. Yum!

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I eat out all the time, and always love my meals at American Roadhouse. Whether I'm in the mood for a burger,some fresh vegtables, or the hugest meatloaf I've ever seen, this place has it all. I can grab a quick meal at the bar and watch ESPN, or meet my boss and get things done during lunch. My girlfriend either has pancakes or omelettes, even at 2 in the afternoon. The only downside is they aren't open for dinner anymore.

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★★★★★

I eat out all the time, and always love my meals at American Roadhouse. Whether I'm in the mood for a burger,some fresh vegtables, or the hugest meatloaf I've ever seen, this place has it all. I can grab a quick meal at the bar and watch ESPN, or meet my boss and get things done during lunch. My girlfriend either has pancakes or omelettes, even at 2 in the afternoon. The only downside is they aren't open for dinner anymore.

Pros: great staff

Cons: Sometines, parking lot fills up on Sunday Brunch

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I am in perfect agreement with the reviewer below this place is what it is, a good cheap breakfast and lunch place not fancy, just comfort food at affordable prices. This is my usual Sunday morning walk to breakfast place but have done a later visit for lunch with guests. Always steady with quick, friendly service even when I am in a less than pleasant mood. Huge portions, inexpensive pricing, lots of seats inside and out, easy parking, fast service, and good coffee.

Want to try real comfort food try the meatloaf lunch enough for two people and a bargain besides. My only complaint is that they serve dry, cold toast with frozen butter blocks but I solve that by asking for the whipped pancake butter which they provide with a smile. Do yourself a favor, skip the yuppie breakfast places that cost $20 a person after a 45 minute wait for a table come in, sit down and have my usual bacon (thick sliced), eggs (over easy), home fries (cooked right with onions but no peppers), and rye toast (hard to find in Atlanta) all for less than $6

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★★★★★

I am in perfect agreement with the reviewer below this place is what it is, a good cheap breakfast and lunch place not fancy, just comfort food at affordable prices. This is my usual Sunday morning walk to breakfast place but have done a later visit for lunch with guests. Always steady with quick, friendly service even when I am in a less than pleasant mood. Huge portions, inexpensive pricing, lots of seats inside and out, easy parking, fast service, and good coffee.

Want to try real comfort food try the meatloaf lunch enough for two people and a bargain besides. My only complaint is that they serve dry, cold toast with frozen butter blocks but I solve that by asking for the whipped pancake butter which they provide with a smile. Do yourself a favor, skip the yuppie breakfast places that cost $20 a person after a 45 minute wait for a table come in, sit down and have my usual bacon (thick sliced), eggs (over easy), home fries (cooked right with onions but no peppers), and rye toast (hard to find in Atlanta) all for less than $6

Pros: Portions, Prices, Service

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Roadhouse is what it is...A convenient neighborhood place to chow down. It's not Murphy's (doesn't try to be) and it's a gazillion times better than Majestic...no crackheads or beggars to step over. The breakfast can't be beat in VA HI or Midtown...In case no one noticed, they haven't been open for dinner in a couple of years...just breakfast and lunch. The minivan metaphor the editor used is not quite accurate. I'd call the roadhouse more of a Jeep. Sturdy and dependable...the same thing everytime. You go there to eat. They sell food. The food is good. If you want brie and mimosas, this ain't the place.

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★★★★★

Roadhouse is what it is...A convenient neighborhood place to chow down. It's not Murphy's (doesn't try to be) and it's a gazillion times better than Majestic...no crackheads or beggars to step over. The breakfast can't be beat in VA HI or Midtown...In case no one noticed, they haven't been open for dinner in a couple of years...just breakfast and lunch. The minivan metaphor the editor used is not quite accurate. I'd call the roadhouse more of a Jeep. Sturdy and dependable...the same thing everytime. You go there to eat. They sell food. The food is good. If you want brie and mimosas, this ain't the place.

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Huge breakfasts and inexpensive blue plate specials bring crowds to American Roadhouse. Breakfast offers interesting twists, such as grilled salmon or Maryland crab cakes with two any-style eggs. Lunch brings on a variety of sandwiches,…

 

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