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Gladys Knight's Signature Chicken & Waffles

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
SoNo, Atlanta
  • Brian D.
    "Have an Uptown (aka an Arnold Palmer) with the Spring Roll Sampler"(9 Tips)
    Jose M.
    "Chicken & Waffle is great and the smothered Chicken is good."(31 Tips)
    Aubra W.
    "Sweet potato cheesecake is incredible."(8 Tips)
    "Try the uptown and smothered chicken was on point."(6 Tips)
228 Tips and reviews
  • chicken & waffles
  • uptown
  • mac & cheese
  • sweet potato cheesecake
  • grits
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  • Thrillist
    ThrillistFebruary 5, 2014
    The signature Chicken and Waffles are available all day, so you don’t have to worry about peeling yourself out of bed by noon just to get some. Read more
  • Heather G.
    Heather GuthrieFebruary 2, 2014
    Fantastic if you are in Atlanta's midtown area go get your chicken and waffles on! Best southern cooking I have had in awhile and I live in Dallas!!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrismerSeptember 30, 2015
    Everything was incredibly inconvenient. No parking, no place to wait to be seated, long wait to be seen, no seating inside. But it was so delicious and worth it. Awesome food, beautiful interior.
  • Cassie S.
    Cassie StanleyAugust 13, 2015
    Chicken and waffles! I've never had it as a born New England native but wow. Customize however you please. Super nice and quickly seated our large group no questions asked.
  • Danielle
    DanielleOctober 21, 2014
    Order: a midnight train (4 jumbo wings x a waffle) + an uptown (1/2 tea x 1/2 lemonade). Local and visitor alike favorite. Chicken and waffles is an Atlanta must have!
  • Mitch F.
    Mitch FielderSeptember 20, 2011
    If it's your first visit you need to start with "The Midnight Train." It has the waffles and the chicken. I recommend the fried corn as well, surprisingly delicous for a side dish. Read more
  • This Is My South
    This Is My SouthDecember 26, 2012
    Soul food from a soul legend? It's a no brainer. The chicken and waffles at Gladys Knight and Ron Winans' Chicken and Waffles make it one of our picks for Favorite Atlanta Meals! Read more
  • Human Tripod
    Human TripodFebruary 9, 2012
    Try the Midnight Train: 4 jumbo wings, waffle, and a side of Mac & cheese. Although not quite on par with LA's Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles, it's a great original, local option.
  • Stacy
    StacyFebruary 12, 2012
    If you visit on a Saturday make sure you arrive early so you don't have to wait for a seat. Free parking isn't that big either so if u get there early ur more likely to get a park--
  • StefHoney
    StefHoneyJuly 7, 2012
    BBQ turkey wings, Mac n cheese, & collards... Make sure u don't pay to park! There's FREE parking directly behind the restaurant!
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SaylesSeptember 6, 2014
    Try the sautéed shrimp & grits. Also, stay in top of your place on the list, they will leave you waiting.
  • Gareth J.
    Gareth JonesAugust 9, 2014
    Be prepared to wait a while to get seated, but once you do, you can't go wrong with the midnight train. Big portions.
  • tanya m.
    tanya marllJanuary 15, 2012
    Immeasurable Chicken and Waffle food was GREAT the atmosphere was so nice not the typical black owned restaurant i am sick of havin our monthly meeting at gladys chkn &waffle cuz the food is nasty
  • TL G.
    TL GrantMay 27, 2013
    Free parking in the back of the restaurant for customers ONLY. Just make 3 rights from peachtree. Also get there early or prepare for a long wait in line outside.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SuttonSeptember 26, 2015
    The jerk chicken was amazing. Service wasn't as pleasing. Never knew what being neglected AND rushed at the same time felt like....until then. Great food though
  • travel42
    travel42May 17, 2012
    Soul food with a twist. The menu features such items as sweet-potato cheesecake, salmon croquettes, and, of course, Gladys' famous chicken and waffles.
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoApril 24, 2013
    The “Empress of Soul” offers classic soul food with her signature dish, Midnight Train, featuring four Southern-fried, giant chicken wings with a waffle. Read more
  • James C.
    James CannidaFebruary 27, 2015
    The smothered chicken was good, and if you save room for desert the sweet potato cheesecake is good.
  • Harry G.
    Harry GatewoodSeptember 4, 2011
    We had to wait an hour. Free parking is in a tiny lot behind GKCW If u park in the $3 lot, & don't pay U WILL BE BOOTED/TOWED. The free lot stays backed just be ready to wait when you come to eat here
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleMarch 24, 2013
    Sunday morning, get there early as they are lined up! The Midnight Train got me here and the Midnight Train will keep me coming back!
  • Vanessa O.
    Vanessa OjekweNovember 29, 2015
    This is the uncle Aron's! Touched every taste bud! It was so yummy especially the yams!
  • Jeremy N.
    Jeremy NevittOctober 6, 2013
    There's free parking directly behind the restaurant off Courtland Street - park within the red line spaces. Don't pay for the private lots next to the restaurant!
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan O.October 8, 2014
    The food is cool but nowhere near the hype. The chicken and waffles are chicken and waffles (NOT a southern thing). This place is GREAT.....if you didn't grow up with good home cooked Southern food.
  • El Presidentte
    El PresidentteDecember 16, 2012
    Try the Midnight Train - Southern Fried Chicken, Buttered Waffles, Collard Greens, Sweet Corn Bread, and Macaroni & Cheese...One word; DAMNNNNNNNNN
  • AJC
    AJCMarch 24, 2015
    The "Midnight Chain" headliner is an original waffle with four Southern-fried chicken wings, and is named after Knight's 1973 hit song.
  • Mike T.
    Mike TranAugust 1, 2010
    Midnight express is good as usual, smothered chicken was a bit dry, long waiting line as usual, food came out fast. Be careful with parking or you'll get booted like mine. Server Bryan was excellent.
  • Launie B.
    Launie BugJuly 12, 2014
    You have to try the "uptown" the "midnight train" and the "sweet potato cheesecake" one of the best southern food
  • Junior A.
    Junior AngervilleJuly 18, 2013
    Great food, Great Service, Beautiful ambiance. Smothered Chicken is amazing, and the Candied Yams amazing.... Definitely a great place to go.
  • Jose M.
    Jose MejiasJanuary 31
    Chicken & Waffle is great and the smothered Chicken is good. Be prepared for a wait on the weekends
    Upvoted Jun 5
  • Jeslyn T.
    Jeslyn ThomasJuly 31, 2014
    Best corn muffins ever. Best macaroni and cheese ever. Best yams. And Xavier was such a delightful server!
  • Maria L.
    Maria LeeJuly 7, 2015
    The mac n cheese, the fried chicken, the waffles, the iced tea & lemonade which I had in 1 sitting was great! 😋
  • Della B.
    Della BridgewaterJune 18, 2014
    Wow! Fried corn is definitely a must have and the chicken is juicy good! It was worth the trip.
  • Ezekiel W.
    Ezekiel WalkerApril 8, 2012
    Nice ambience, good food, good staff. I ordered the shrimp n grits but wasnt exactly satisfied by the portion or seasoning
  • Andrè P.
    Andrè P.September 20, 2010
    Great food, go in the middle of the week, because on the weekends, you'll be mad. Uncle Ron's is my favorite.
  • Anita A.
    Super nice waitress and helpful making recommendations. Can't go wrong with the chicken & waffles.
    Reserve123.comJanuary 21, 2013
    Seriously, even if it's not your cup of tea, TRY THE CHICKEN & WAFFLES. They're the signature for a reason.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BlaylockNovember 21, 2013
    Good food and good service....chicken omlette with house potatoes was worth the walk from my hotel
  • TJ
    TJSeptember 1, 2012
    I'm a fan of the Midnight Train. The chicken is fresh & delicious. The pancake is good too.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzNovember 6, 2015
    Get the Uptown which is their Arnold Palmer (50% iced tea, 50% lemonade)
  • Christine W.
    Christine WilsonOctober 2, 2015
    The sweet potato cheesecake is amazing and pecan waffles make for a great twist.
  • Monique
    MoniqueNovember 21, 2010
    Try the uptown and smothered chicken was on point. Be prepared to wait a bit of a wait, but worth it
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BickelhauptMarch 30, 2013
    Food was AMazing! Our waitress "India" was attentive and friendly. Love, love, loved our experience!!
  • Jody B.
    Jody BAugust 21, 2010
    Open until 4am so it's great to go really late, food is still awesome and no wait to get a table!
  • Christina P.
    Christina PritchettNovember 10, 2015
    Get the fried green tomatoes and Midnight Run. Chicken and waffles to die for!
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryAugust 14, 2011
    Atlanta native Gladys Knight was born in 1944. The "Empress of Soul" is a 7 time Grammy award winning performer and is best known for her work as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
  • Edmond W.
    Edmond WongJune 28, 2014
    Don't pay for parking. Free parking directly behind the restaurant. Just circle around the block and park in the area within the red lines.
  • myluvizshoez
    myluvizshoezOctober 2, 2015
    Had the blackened tilapia & macaroni & cheese! Good Southern cooking & I'm a Southern girl!!
  • Sophia J.
    Sophia J.February 21, 2011
    Very relaxed restaurant, cool background music....just not very good on filling up your glass with water!
  • Max S.
    Max SterlingNovember 24, 2015
    Obviously get the Chicken and Waffles. Amazing every time I'm in Atlanta.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GrinerNovember 16, 2013
    The chicken omelet with a side of waffle is one way to go. Delicious!!
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