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Silver Skillet, Atlanta, Georgia

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

200 14th St NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 874-1388

Monday - Friday  6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The words pancake and hash brown instantly puts you in a good mood. With every bite of the syrup covered pancake sections that your fork makes, you feel increasing happiness. Like the Tryptophan in turkey, the pancake, the hash browns with onions, and the maple syrup covering it all produces a wave of warm, comfortable, calmness. The stress of whatever starts to float away. Your brain is now constantly being bombarded by positive/happy Electro-impulses and chemicals. In your Serotonin stupor you see small booths all around covered in green and brown vinyl. The seats are brown and the backs are light green. You also view a counter with six swivel stools of stainless steel with alternating light green and brown vinyl tops. An old two-sided Tidynap napkin dispenser sits atop a Formica table covered with small red, green, and blue boomerangs. In the reflection of the slanted in windows, you notice words like: lemon ice-box pie, peach cobbler, baked sweet potatoes, fried okra and chicken salad cold plate. The Silver Skillet may look familiar to you as it has been in many movies, TV adds, music videos, as well as numerous magazines and newspapers. One last thing you must do before you leave is to visit their bathroom, even if you don’t have to go. This is the only place I have ever been to where you must go through the kitchen to get to the bathroom. I don’t know of any other place where you can still do that today. When you swing open that kitchen door coming back from the bathroom take one more look around. The Silver Skillet is more than just excellent food, it’s a piece of American History. Yes, The Silver Skillet is still very much open.

Photo by Philip Lambert

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