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“Best food we had in Atlanta”
Review of Silver Skillet

Silver Skillet
Ranked #99 of 3,958 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best food we had in Atlanta”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

On a recent vacation to Atlanta, the Silver Skillet was by far the best place. While it may not be true country ham (I agree with CarlWelchWilson's review), it still provides a nice salty taste that I miss when I think of country ham. The flavors were wonderful and it wasn't as chewy as a lot of true country hams can be.

The eggs and porkchops were also good. The biscuits were great, but could have been a tad flakier (less dense) for our taste.

The staff was very accomodating and provided excellent service and we loved the old diner feeling.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Theacerbic1
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English first
Monticello, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This is NOT country ham.”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

I have no problem with the Silver Skillet except to say they do NOT serve country ham and red eye gravy. Far from it. They serve a piece of center cut precooked ham soaked in a batch of soy sauce, Coke and paprika. (???) Their, so called, red eye gravy is this soy sauce junk heated up with some coffee in it. True country ham came about over 150 years ago by taking the whole ham, rubbing it down with salt, sometimes sugar, then hung up to "cure" for several months. This is how the meat was preserved since there was no refrigeration. The only thing you soak country ham in is water to pull out some of the salt. DDD helped to deceive the people calling this crap country ham - but what do you expect from a guy from California. I'm a 65 yr old Southern grandmother and my granddaddy use to cure hams - he would roll over in his grave if he saw what these people were calling "country ham". If you want country ham - go to Cracker Barrel. Their ham and biscuits are really pretty good. They also use the ham to cook their greens and beans in. Google up "country ham" and see what they tell you.

  • Visited September 2011
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5 Thank CarolWelchWilson
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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
1,176 reviews
1,170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
“Old school funky good.”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Located a block off I-75 in downtown Atlanta this place has been serving happy eaters for over 40 years. Great breakfast and daily lunch specials are sure to please. Most of the servers have worked here at least 20 years and know what the customers want. Food is great and reasonably priced. Great view of downtown Atlanta.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank 4bird1
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“DDD Experience!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is an old time diner and the food, place, and wait staff take you back. The three of us in my party all had a different egg dish, but they all had some similarities, but amazingly, they all tasted extremely different, but all were very good. The bisquits were good and plentiful. Our waitress was an older woman that had a nice southern charm and made us feel like we were eating at her restaurant. If you like older diners or some might call a dive, definitely give this place a visit.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Bruce F
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

nice, old school restaurant. Its funny how you have to go thru the kitchen to the restrooms. Not very expensive.
Nice touch that after 11 am you have to write your own tickets.
would eat here again.

Visited June 2012
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Thank punkyco99
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