In May, 1967, George Decker and Louise, purchased The Silver Skillet. George successfully operated the restaurant for 21 years until his passing in 1988. Teresa, his daughter, having grown up in the business, continues the tradition of dedication to good service and good food, along with her husband, Jeff. Because of its period atmosphere, The Silver Skillet has been featured in several movies, commercials, videos, and print ads. To name a few, John Lithgow in HBO's "Traveling Man", Rebecca DeMournay in TV's "Getting Out", kim Basinger and Val kilmer's movie, "The Real McCoy", several episodes of TV's"I'll Fly Away" starring Sam Waterston, Neal Patrick Harris in TV's "Sudden Fury", TBS movie, "The Hank Aaron Story , TNT movie "Passing Glory", starring Rip Torn, Lifetime Channel's "The Price of a Broken Heart'', starring Park Overall, Denzel Washington's movie, Remember the Titans ; music videos such as Travis Tritt's Here's a quarter, call someone who cares , TLC's last video Destiny and rap artist Yung Wun's first video, as well as commercials for Nationsbank, Bell South, Goody's, Ford Motor Company, NAPA Auto Parts, and the Alabama and Georgia Lotteries. We are featured as the Day1 Diner on Naomi Judd's Hallmark channel's Sunday AM show, on the Food Channel's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives , with host Guy Fieri, PBA's Atlanta's Hidden Treasures", hosted by Jim Stacy, Delta Air Lines Local Flavor with Andrea Robinson , we have been on the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, ABC News Radio, Fox 5's "Good Day Atlanta", Comcast's ON Demand Channel and several local broadcasts. Several magazines and newspapers have featured us such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Atlanta Constitution, Creative Loafing, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Food and Wine, Cooking Light, Atlanta CityMag, Atlanta Magazine, Conde Nast, Michael and Jane Stern's Road Food, Delta's Sky Magazine, Mr. Food's Easy Cooking, A.M. Cooking, The Jewish Times, and Restaurant Magazine. Many celebrities and notables such as Zell Miller, Paul Harvey, Walter Mondale, Paul Coverdell, Sally Jesse Raphael, Robert Guillame, Ed Marinara, Fran Tarkenton, Luke Perry, Peter Tork, A. D. Frazier, katie Couric, Ellis Marsalis, the O'Jays, Dave Chappelle, John O'Hurley of Seinfeld, Nathalie Dupree, Sam Massell, Neal Bortz, Governor Sonny Perdue, NYC Mayor Rudi Guiliani, Senator Saxby Chambliss, Senator Johnny Isaacson, Congressman Phil Gingrey, Erwin Zaban, CBS newscaster Mark Strassman, The Black Crowe's Chris & Rich Robinson, Star 94's Rob Stadler along with many local personalities make The Silver Skillet a favorite stop. We even made the "National Enquirer ! Teresa has been a guest on NBC's Today Show with katie Couric and ABC's Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson. CNN Travel Guide featured The Silver Skillet as "where to eat Breakfast during the Olympics", and TNT featured us as one of Atlanta's landmarks for Superbowl 2000. We sincerely hope you enjoy the good food and good company that Silver Skillet has to offer.
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Erica S.


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This old-school diner is a staple in Atlanta. I though the food was just okay, but I liked the experience.

Shanti R.


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Quick service and great good. My friend and I wanted to try a new breakfast place and Silver Skillet was recommended. We went on a Sunday around 10:30 and it was just in time to beat the rush that came a few minutes after us.

We placed our order and it came out fairly quickly. I had the grilled chicken omelette w/hash browns and it was delicious.

Jj W.


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Good southern cooking at cheap prices. The best thing on the menu is the chicken fried steak, but they have healthy options too. Don't come here to eat healthy. The Lemon Ice Boxed pie was listed as one of the best in the country, and that is true. It is AMAZING. The pancakes for breakfast are huge, so only order one to start.

Patrick M.


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Atlanta institution!

This is a great place for a business breakfast...exactly what you would expect from a classic diner -- with fast service and good food.



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Ok Country Cooking

This diner has been around for years. While the food is good, it is a little over price and there are better options around the corner. Try Carvers on West Marietta St.

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Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - Sun:
Extra Phones

Phone: 404-876-7620

Fax: 404-876-7620

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
Home Park, Northeast Atlanta

The Silver Skillet Restaurant

Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Cuisines: American, Coffee House, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

Good for Kids: Yes

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