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Gladys Knight's Signature Chicken & Waffles

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
SoNo, Atlanta
  • The Southern food at Gladys Knight's Signature Chicken & Waffles is a can't miss
  • Monique
    "Try the uptown and smothered chicken was on point."(9 Tips)
    Jose M.
    "Chicken & Waffle is great and the smothered Chicken is good."(31 Tips)
    Aubra F.
    "Sweet potato cheesecake is incredible."(8 Tips)
    Anna E.
    "Smothered chicken is amazing"(6 Tips)
229 Tips and reviews
  • chicken & waffles
  • uptown
  • sweet potato cheesecake
  • mac & cheese
  • good service
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • James C.
    James CannidaFebruary 27, 2015
    The smothered chicken was good, and if you save room for desert the sweet potato cheesecake is good.
  • 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
  • Vanessa O.
    Vanessa OjekweNovember 29, 2015
    This is the uncle Aron's! Touched every taste bud! It was so yummy especially the yams!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Jeslyn T.
    Jeslyn ThomasJuly 31, 2014
    Best corn muffins ever. Best macaroni and cheese ever. Best yams. And Xavier was such a delightful server!
  • 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.
  • Jose M.
    Jose MejiasJanuary 31, 2016
    Chicken & Waffle is great and the smothered Chicken is good. Be prepared for a wait on the weekends
  • Jason B.
    Jason BlaylockNovember 21, 2013
    Good food and good service....chicken omlette with house potatoes was worth the walk from my hotel
  • 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! 😋
  • 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
    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.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BickelhauptMarch 30, 2013
    Food was AMazing! Our waitress "India" was attentive and friendly. Love, love, loved our experience!!
  • TJ
    TJSeptember 1, 2012
    I'm a fan of the Midnight Train. The chicken is fresh & delicious. The pancake is good too.
  • Anita A.
    Anita Alvz de CortesFebruary 11, 2016
    Super nice waitress and helpful making recommendations. Can't go wrong with the chicken & waffles.
  • 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.
  • Christina P.
    Christina PritchettNovember 10, 2015
    Get the fried green tomatoes and Midnight Run. Chicken and waffles to die for!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GrinerNovember 16, 2013
    The chicken omelet with a side of waffle is one way to go. Delicious!!
  • 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.
  • Chontel B.
    Chontel BevansApril 4, 2013
    Customer service here is stupendous! Food is great as well ! I will def be going back
  • Austin A.
    Austin AndersonOctober 29, 2014
    Fried chicken and waffles was great. Check your collard greens before you eat them - mine tasted like warm shoe rubber.
  • Max S.
    Max SterlingNovember 24, 2015
    Obviously get the Chicken and Waffles. Amazing every time I'm in Atlanta.
  • Aolani S.
    Aolani SmytheSeptember 28, 2013
    Very very recommendable... Best soul food yet around TomorrowWorld's neighborhood if craving for real country style soul food....
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aolani S.
    Aolani SmytheSeptember 28, 2013
    Best soul food I had so far!! Totally loving this.. Very recommendable indeed...
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PAugust 8, 2014
    The kids Waffle Snack is the perfect size for adults who don't have big appetites.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph McGilvaryMay 19, 2013
    When you have cardiac arrest from all that Delicious chicken fat and syrupy waffles, the hospital is right across the street :)
  • Janelle W.
    Janelle WrightNovember 17, 2013
    Superb! Saw the episode on Man v Food and had to come and experience it for myself! 👏👏👏
  • Kimberly N.
    Kimberly NydickSeptember 22, 2012
    Chicken, Mac and cheese, and grits were amaze. Rest was so/so. Def. don't get the salmon croquettes, very dry. Chicken was really good though!
  • Tau W.
    Tau WattsDecember 18, 2013
    Stellar food! Gotta try the fried collard green rolls, wow!
  • Mrs Kimberly C.
    The food is fabulous thank you so much I just got through eating leftovers on my food that I ate all day long
  • Kirk B.
    Kirk BrownApril 7, 2013
    Gladys is a good look. Get there before the church crowd or you'll be stuck waiting for hours. Probably days.
  • Amber
    AmberJuly 22, 2013
    Great chicken! Also, try the Uptown!
  • myluvizshoez
    myluvizshoezOctober 2, 2015
    Had the blackened tilapia & macaroni & cheese! Good Southern cooking & I'm a Southern girl!!
  • James D.
    James DouthitJanuary 25, 2015
    Parking isn't free. If you don't pay to park it will cost you 75.00 to have boot taken off your car. I saw it happen to two people while we were there.
  • 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
  • Donna M.
    Donna MartinApril 23, 2015
    The sampler platter is enough to share and delicious!
  • 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.
  • Kendra & K.
    Kendra & KenadyApril 20, 2014
    The SweetTea/Lemonade is DeeLish! It comes in a huge glass, but you can't get refills :-(
  • Theo B.
    Theo BennettMay 8, 2013
    Collars green spring rolls are the ducking best, get them
  • El Presidentte
    El PresidentteDecember 16, 2012
    Try the Sweet Potato Praline Cheesecake - Heaven on Earth Nuff Said!!!!!!!
  • Tye W.
    Tye WJanuary 13, 2013
    You can't go wrong with the Midnight Train. And a nice atmosphere.
  • Sophia J.
    Sophia J.February 21, 2011
    Very relaxed restaurant, cool background music....just not very good on filling up your glass with water!
  • Essley M.
    Essley MoodyApril 19, 2012
    Good spot for lunch during the work week. Get there early anytime you go.
  • Christian S.
    Christian SwansonMarch 13, 2013
    Always stop in and get the Uptown (sweet tea/lemonade) and the midnight train
  • Jeffery L.
    Jeffery LawrenceJanuary 6, 2012
    The squash casserole is way too sweet. The brown sugar salmon is good but a bit too oily. Good experience and great atmosphere though!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 18, 2014
    Seating at the bar is awkward and busy, don't sit there. Yams are not yams, they're sweet potatoes & not good. Mac-n-cheese & wings are good. Waffles taste like Eggo® Waffles. Definitely NOT Roscoes.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WheelerMay 23, 2012
    Wow amazing. Yams grits wings waffles. All of them awesome
  • 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!
  • Hamed H.
    Hamed HarrisJanuary 5, 2015
    Very nice and cozy place, chicken wings are huge.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 10, 2011
    Must try the chicken & waffles here - a classic. As seen on Man v Food: Atlanta.
  • Angela B.
    Angela BetheaAugust 8, 2012
    They don't seat incomplete party and no one can be added to a fix party. Not even if your table can seat 4 people and you came in with 3 and one will follow in 1 minute. The manager won't allow it.
  • Adna
    AdnaJuly 5, 2015
    Got the chicken and waffles. Wait was very long.
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsNovember 15, 2013
    The drinks & food are instant diabetes & instant heart attack, but deeeeeelicious!!! I tried to eat everything...
  • John C.
    John CarterAugust 11, 2016
    A cultural must. Don't pass through ATL and not try these chicken & waffles
  • Tracy F.
    Tracy FulceApril 2, 2012
    Order Ron's chicken dinner with a SIDE of Waffle's for the best of the best!
  • Aubra F.
    Aubra FSeptember 18, 2011
    Sweet potato cheesecake is incredible. I liked it better than my meal.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BorneJune 30, 2012
    WTHeck...what you mean I can't have Cobbler w/ Ice Cream to go? Ruined the greatest of meals!!!
  • Danté B.
    Danté BarnesFebruary 21, 2012
    Make a reservation or you will be outside for a long waiting to get in
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CharlesMarch 15, 2013
    Try the Midnight Train Chicken & Waffles - With s side of Mac & cheese
  • Lucky P.
    Lucky PennySeptember 1, 2013
    It was good but not that great. and not worth the wait. Over priced and paid for the name. lots of sketchy characters around so I wouldn't come here again. Seattle has better southern style soup
  • Maribel L.
    Maribel LaraOctober 6, 2013
    The peach cobbler is a must!
  • The420Cab
    The420CabNovember 27, 2011
    The mac & cheese is by far the best I have had in a restaurant
  • Bee M.
    Bee MoralesMay 12, 2012
    Mid Night Train > w/side of french fries . and the black eye peas are AWESOME!!!
  • Jennifer Jazzlover L.
    Jennifer Jazzlover LangDecember 27, 2012
    Great waffles! Fast service...
  • Sukhjit G.
    Sukhjit GhagOctober 22, 2011
    Try the Chicken and Waffles - 1st dinner during this trip to Atlanta, and we are not messing aroud.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TranNovember 24, 2016
    Make sure to use the free parking behind the restaurant!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RomeOctober 19, 2014
    This place is in a very sketchy portion of town. Minimal waiting space inside and a police officer had to chase off the begging homeless people while we waited outside for almost and hour!
  • Apryl R.
    Apryl RobertsFebruary 15, 2015
    The service was subpar. Food was okay, but not as good as Roscoe's. The Mac and cheese was awesome!
  • John F.
    John FrelsAugust 4, 2011
  • Nito E.
    Nito EdwardsNovember 29, 2011
    Can't believe that this chicken and waffles aren't flavored. Where is the seasoning salt Glady's?!? Rosco's in L.A. is 100 times better. Mac was just alright...hopefully the peach cobbler isn't a bust
  • Jack L.
    Jack LouissaintAugust 22, 2016
    Service and food was great definitely would go back again
  • Ken S.
    Ken SnyderOctober 8, 2013
    If you've had Waffles and you've had Chicken. You've had what Gladys Knight's has to offer
  • AlterationsNextDoor
    AlterationsNextDoorJuly 24, 2011
    The uncle Ron's with butter-beans & macaroni and cheese and cornbread. Ummm delicious!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HillSeptember 27, 2012
    U can't go wrong with the midnight train! Chicken an waffles!
  • kristi
    kristiNovember 19, 2010
    the free parking is behind the restaurant...u have to pay if you park in the lots beside it.
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