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Besides Chicken and Waffles, Gladys Knight’s namesake restaurant also focuses on good old fashioned southern favorites. Besides a downtown Atlanta location, the restaurant is expanding to the Cascade road area with a free breakfast program called Food for Thought for the less fortunate children in the community.
While hearing about her plans for expansion we were treated to lunch. I sampled the Midnight Train which features a waffle (plain, pecan or waffled of day – your choice) and four large chicken wings. Give that entree a generous pour of syrup over both the waffle and chicken. The combination of sweet, salty and fried goes together so well. My dining companion ordered four sides: corn, collards, squash casserole and the broccoli and cheese rice. This was true stick to ribs southern food. I only had two wings a portion of the waffles and a small taste of the sides yet was full for the rest of day: no dinner necessary.
Don’t get caught paying for parking when you can park or free. Right next to the restaurant is a pay lot. You pay $7 for 24 hours. However, there is free parking for Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, you just have to know where it is. It is accessed by turning down Linden , which is before you get to the restaurant if you are coming south on Peachtree.
529 Peachtree Street