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Ria's Bluebird

Breakfast Spot, Diner, and Café$$$$
Grant Park, Atlanta
182 Tips and reviews
  • pancakes
  • brisket
  • vegetarian food
  • trendy
  • lively
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  • Jordan M.
    Jordan M3 weeks ago
    Iced coffee and a breakfast burrito al fresco (with a side of house made sausage) = pleasant af
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Asia B.
    Asia BMay 26
    Vegetarians, breathe easy. SO MANY meat-free options here!
  • Marie J.
    These were hands down the best pancakes I've had in my entire life. And I eat a lot of pancakes. The yogurt and service was subpar, but the pancakes completely made up for it. Get the pancakes.
  • Patrice M F.
    The wait was long & it was raining ☔️ however, 👶,the 🥞 with caramelize banana 🍌 on the side sweet authentic flavor kick to my 🥞. I also loved ❤️ the vegetarian 🌶 tofu 👏🏿!
  • Wendy D.
    The shrimp grits and verrrry good.
  • Nikki B.
    I finally tried something different! This was the bionic breakfast and it was soooo delicious!
  • Bonnie L.
    Great for vegans with meat eating friends. Maybe you could get them to try a bite of cruelty free food! 😊
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxDecember 11, 2016
    Fresh blueberry and raspberry jam, that aren't too sweet. They let the fruit do the flavoring
  • Rebecca L.
    Rebecca LeonardOctober 21, 2016
    Didn't get to eat because the hostess was quite rude so we left....customer service matters!!!
  • Denise H.
    Denise HarperOctober 17, 2016
    Shrimp and Grits.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BeezOctober 12, 2016
    Grits were like church; heavenly. Breakfast burrito was like a David Lynch movie; dreamy with lots of layers. Bacon was like a comet; out of this world. 👍
  • Greg C.
    Greg CreswellSeptember 27, 2016
    Get the Brisket... Best Breakfast in Atlanta
  • Lovely D.
    Lovely DurhamSeptember 16, 2016
    Pancakes with local bacon
  • Djaniella D.
    Djaniella D.August 24, 2016
    Authentic & delicious food! I'd recommend splitting a few things with a friend to taste a little bit of what they offer. Some faves are the shrimp & grits & buttermilk pancakes w/ caramelized bananas!
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeAugust 21, 2016
    Go splitsies on the Early Bird Special, Shrimp and Grits, and Banana Pancakes. You'll get to taste a bit of everything.
  • Kentonye
    KentonyeAugust 12, 2016
    Best pancakes in town
  • Drew M.
    Drew MAugust 7, 2016
    It's a good idea to share the banana pancakes with the table since they are so sweet - but Def get them. Burrito is fantastic. The brisket should be listed as a lunch item, good but not breakfast.
  • David C.
    David CAugust 1, 2016
    The brisket bowl with eggs over medium is an amazing breakfast. It would make a great hangover cure.
  • Travis B.
    Travis BurgessAugust 1, 2016
    Pancakes, breakfast
  • BigNell
    BigNellJuly 26, 2016
    Good Breakfast
  • Ejaazi Z.
    Ejaazi ZahirJuly 6, 2016
    One of the best breakfast spots I've been to so far!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedJune 7, 2016
    The buttermilk pancakes Read more
  • Jessica E.
    Jessica EMay 31, 2016
    Longest wait ever to get our food. Nothing special about the pancakes themselves. The syrup they put on top was really good, though. Probably won't return, but if I do I'll get takeout.
  • Gabrielle W.
    Gabrielle WilliamsMay 29, 2016
    Pancakes are bomb! And the eggs..Biscuit..Bacon..Honestly everything here is so good!! 😍 would definitely eat here at least once. I'll be back for sure! I say go before 2, bc they start running out..
  • Eater
    EaterMay 11, 2016
    This overstuffed burrito is filled with two scrambled eggs, skillet potatoes, white cheddar, and black or pinto beans, and it's topped with salsa and sour cream. Read more
  • Heejung K.
    Heejung KimMarch 23, 2016
    omlette of the day with the choice of three sides!!! 😍😍
  • SlimJenkins
    SlimJenkinsMarch 3, 2016
    Pancakes, shrimp and grits, skillet potatoes, sausage
  • Hamad A.
    Hamad AlHosaniFebruary 15, 2016
    Banana pancakes was delicious, the thing didn't like was waiting more than 30 min then sitting in the patio.
  • Hughley
    HughleyFebruary 3, 2016
    Pancakes. I prefer mine with the caramelized bananas.
  • Will S.
    Will StewartJanuary 27, 2016
    Brisket was awesome
  • Luke B.
    Luke BeardJanuary 2, 2016
    Beef Benedict.
  • Dino D.
    Dino D'AddarioNovember 21, 2015
    Pancakes and potatoes.
  • Dino D.
    Dino D'AddarioNovember 21, 2015
    Delicious food & great service. Get there early. Pancakes are out of this world!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillNovember 12, 2015
    Put this on your breakfast place list. Pancakes or eggs or both. They are all great.
  • Jardan D.
    Jardan DNovember 7, 2015
    Best pancakes in life.
  • Lissette L.
    Lissette LopezNovember 5, 2015
    Best banana pancakes!
  • matt g.
    matt gannonOctober 19, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    huevosss are legit
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrismerOctober 4, 2015
    So inconvenient but perfect. The parking lot is small, full and horrible. There is a gorgeous patio but little seating. Long waiting list and lots of people. But the food is totally worth it.
  • Baldheadqueen
    BaldheadqueenSeptember 13, 2015
    Tried to check it out while I was in town. Arrived to find that they are closed for their "annual break"...? 😢
  • Zaina A.
    Zaina AlAbboudAugust 23, 2015
    Pecan pancake 😍
  • Iain S.
    Iain SchmittAugust 16, 2015
    Their caramelized bananas are divine
  • May ♍.
    May ♍August 5, 2015
    Delicious breakfast! Sausage is homemade and awesome. Pancakes are outstanding! Brisket breakfast is fantastic. Very cool atmosphere. Worth the wait!
  • Lori K. h.
    Pancakes, brisket, shrimp & grits!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioJuly 6, 2015
    I don't see where the hype is. The pancakes and the brisket were tasty - not mind blowing. I would not wait an hour for this place again.
  • Toni M.
    Toni MarieJuly 3, 2015
    The Brisket Breakfast was the best! So flavorful!
  • Toni M.
    Toni MarieJuly 3, 2015
    The Breakfast Brisket was so tasty!!!! The service was fast and quick & done with a smile
  • Sky T.
    Sky TaylorJune 16, 2015
    Sausage was good. The potatoes were as well.
  • Faris A.
    Faris AltorkiJune 11, 2015
    The pancake to die for 😋👍
  • Tony A.
    Tony AshleyMay 20, 2015
    Awesome food.Great service
  • natalyn
    natalynMay 10, 2015
    One of the best breakfast places in the city.
  • Julie
    JulieMay 10, 2015
    We haven't been here in a while. Parking is tight, expect a wait, but so worth it! My favs are brisket and the caramelized banana pancakes.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KApril 19, 2015
    Diablo and banana pancakes!
  • Gregory C.
    Gregory CoxMarch 8, 2015
    Really enjoyed the buttermilk pancakes and especially liked the skillet potatoes. Will definitely be back to try more of the menu. Place is small so may not be the best option for large groups.
  • AJC
    AJCFebruary 27, 2015
    Ok, we know everyone (NY Times included), says ‘go for the pancakes!’ but for us, it’s all about the brisket bowl. They slow roast beef for 14 hours and shred it in a spicy broth with a poached egg. Read more
  • Jess B.
    Jess BarnettJanuary 9, 2015
    Bionic breakfast was amazing, I also tried a bit of my friends breakfast burrito and it was incredible! The orange juice is delicious too. Really friendly waiter 👌
  • Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ M.
    Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ MDecember 26, 2014
    Steak and Eggs for breakfast mentioned on Public TV WORLD'S BEST PANCAKES NY TIMES
  • Phil A.
    Phil AdamsDecember 23, 2014
    Awesome brunch options. Both the biscuits and the iced coffee were even better than I hoped!
  • Craig R.
    Craig ROctober 18, 2014
    All seating, including the bar seating, is wait listed. I still think the pace is worth the wait, just grab a coffee from inside and people watch outside
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EdgeOctober 9, 2014
    Pancakes are perfect but watch out for the specials
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaOctober 8, 2014
    Atlanta’s Grant Park area is known for three things: Oakland Cemetery, Zoo Atlanta and good food. Ria’s Bluebird is a staple of the neighborhood, serving up breakfast food from 8am to 3pm. Read more
  • Jazzie C.
    Jazzie ChanelSeptember 27, 2014
    Yassss! This place is a hidden gem.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Rias Bluebird as seen on Chopped Read more
  • John L.
    John LiottaAugust 25, 2014
    Brisket breakfast!
  • Chris ℳ.
    Chris ℳiddleton😈August 17, 2014
    Great breakfast food, great service, great price.
  • Jeff N.
    Jeff NixAugust 8, 2014
    Fantastic breakfast, the wait was worth it.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GoldbergAugust 7, 2014
    The pancakes, bacon and biscuits. The syrup is not on the side for the banana pancakes. It is on the side for the other ways to order pancakes. They do not take AmEx even though the details says so.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Kevin Gillespie, chef of Woodfire Grill, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Brisket breakfast. Read more
  • AJC
    AJCAugust 1, 2014
    Truck driver types huddle next to booths of young, hip urbanites at Ria Pell's hip neighborhood diner across from Oakland Cemetery. Read more
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron ReimannJune 15, 2014
    Great great great food. Sunday morning, 45 minute wait, then 50 minutes to get food to the table (just two of us). Will go again, but I'm glad we didn't being our kids.
  • Tonya F.
    Tonya FigueroaMay 11, 2014
    Greeted rudely. Patio was nice, server great. Love the brisket breakfast! Traditional biscuits & gravy rock. Long wait not always worth it.
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BayneMay 3, 2014
    This place has got the best sausage!
  • Soyul Bia K.
    Soyul Bia KimApril 27, 2014
    Caramelized banana and walnut pancakes xx
  • Bill W.
    Bill WApril 21, 2014
    Never has a bad one. Pancakes. Syrup. Sausage. Coffee. Excellent.
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BayneApril 19, 2014
    Yes, I will be back! Very good!
  • Doña M.
    Doña MelissaMarch 5, 2014
    Huevos were amazing!!! Caramelized banana pancakes gave me diabetes though lol
    JAEDON LEEFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love pecan pancakes. Huge portion is plus. I had Sausage patty as a side, and it was better than i expected. Great breakfast spot!
  • Zack H.
    Zack HankinsJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Not only is the waitress behind the bar cute as a button, she's also an excellent waitress! (The one with the sleeve tattoo)
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LawrenceNovember 16, 2013
    Great breakfast and very cozy with excellent coffee!
  • Tod J.
    Tod JaeNovember 3, 2013
    The Zucchini+Fontina omelette we so shockingly pleasing... But the pancakes stopped me in my tracks, and I could only describe it as "Wow"
  • Rob T.
    Rob T.October 22, 2013
    Great for vegans and vegetarians!!!
  • Chip T.
    Chip TallentSeptember 22, 2013
    It was Fantastic! The brisket breakfast is in my top ten fave foods now.
  • Robbert
    RobbertSeptember 21, 2013
    Always great food and our waitress was awesome. Great place to bring friends that are visiting from out of town.
  • Chad E.
    Chad EstesSeptember 17, 2013
    The rosemary chicken salad sandwich will literally change your life. Once I tried it I became a better person.
  • Najah H.
    Najah H.August 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early to get all menu items. Come late, get seated fast.
  • Nahum N.
    Nahum NicholasAugust 11, 2013
    Owned by Ria Pell, winner of "Chopped" on the Food Network and a high school mate. Known for vegan brunch.
  • Kristina
    KristinaAugust 9, 2013
    Great diner atmosphere. Try the tofu. Good stuff.
  • Marvin M.
    Marvin McTawAugust 7, 2013
    Fantastic food at great prices. Get the biscuits. So worth the carbs!
  • Truth K.
    Truth KnowledgeAugust 1, 2013
    Try the shrimp and grits, so delicious! Have to make it back to try their fresh warm biscuits and sweet potato cake.
  • Wendell D.
    Wendell DiamalJuly 25, 2013
    Buttermilk pancakes with pecans and caramelized bananas, very good! Also their chicken quesadilla soup is delicious.
  • Julian S.
    Julian StreeteJune 23, 2013
    The pancakes really are that good
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin CarloMay 19, 2013
    They give lemon slices instead of wedges. How do you squeeze a slice?? You can't. Great besides that though!
  • Sana Z.
    Sana ZaidiMay 18, 2013
    Omg- HEAVENLY PANCAKES- try it with caramelizes bananas. I can't believe it took me so long to discover this. Will be back soon.
  • Ernesto D.
    Ernesto DuterteMay 12, 2013
    World's Best Pancakes! Enjoy your company while you wait & don't stress the time!
  • Erika L.
    Erika L.May 10, 2013
    This is the best breakfast I've ever had. The carmalized banana pancakes, and the blue bird burrito are to die for.
  • Erika L.
    Erika L.May 10, 2013
    This is the best breakfast I've ever had
  • Erika L.
    Erika L.May 10, 2013
    They play Ministry and Misfits at 8 A.M.!!! Awesome!
  • Charlsie 🍡
    Charlsie 🍡April 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Let's talk about this short stack of pancakes topped with homemade toffee and drizzled with a mocha cream anglaise. Let's talk about how it will change your life. Best special - hands down.
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Country-fried tempeh and gravy is like a vegetarian take on country-fried steak and gravy. But better! Why else would it be on CL's 100 dishes list? Read more
  • Peyton M.
    Peyton MillarMarch 24, 2013
    Long wait but worth it. Best breakfast in town. Get the pancakes with caramelized bananas.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca McGeeMarch 24, 2013
    It was AMAZING! The biscuits and gravy is really cheap and really filling.
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