Ria’s Bluebird – 412 Memorial Dr. DR Atlanta, GA
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I cannot think of a better FIRST feature on the Saved by the Brunch blog than the Atlanta classic, Ria’s Bluebird. Known for their pancakes, the Grant Park restaurant is only open for breakfast & lunch (8am-3pm, every day).
I hadn’t taken the time to visit, and I’m so mad at myself for putting this gem off. The pancakes are some of the BEST in Atlanta, and honestly, are some of the best I’ve ever had. Typically I’m not one to like fruit or sugar on top of my pancakes, but I was so excited to try their claim to fame that I took a leap of faith and ordered their special: buttermilk pancakes with cinnamon-sugar apples and whipped cream. Whoa! That was one of the best decisions I made all week. They were FANTASTIC! Not too sweet, perfectly fluffy…truly delectable!
My other highlight of the meal was the sausage patties. I know you probably weren’t expecting that, but these patties are made in house and are perfect! They have a chorizo flavor without overwhelming spice that makes the taste truly one-of-a-kind. The sausage came with the omelet of the day (Green Eggs & Ham – ham, swiss, and pesto) along with skillet potatoes and a biscuit.
The omelet was surprising the let down of the meal. They used slices of ham, which rubbed my texture senses the wrong way, and it lacked enough swiss cheese. Despite this, the omelet wasn’t enough to bring down the rest of the meal. Every other element was delicious!
Savings: There’s no alcoholic beverage deals (no alcohol served at this establishment), but they do have bottomless coffee for $2.50.
Service: We had the BEST waitress, but I didn’t get her name. 😦 All of the employees were nice, and once seated, the food comes timely.
**No Brunch Beverages Served**
- Get there early! The parking is limited (you’ll most likely have to find street parking), but free. The wait time is lengthy, so make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy the Ria’s Bluebird experience.
- Know before you go: One check per table! Be prepared to split with your group.
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