“Steak” & Eggs with Brisket from Sweet Auburn BBQ.
Photo: Sweet Auburn BBQ Facebook page
Photo: Sweet Auburn BBQ Facebook page

Try these Atlanta barbecue restaurants for breakfast and brunch

Think brunch is reserved for delicate omelettes and fizzy mimosas? These Atlanta restaurants are proving that the meal can have a decidedly meatier vibe. If you’re craving barbecue on the weekends, check out these restaurants for brunch or breakfast. And check out the 2019 AJC Spring Dining Guide for a complete look at barbecue in metro Atlanta. 

Bone Lick. The restaurant’s website claims it “likes to brunch hard,” and its brunch menu backs it up. Look for dishes including a brisket hash made with chopped and sliced brisket, herbed potatoes a bourbon reduction and fried shoestring onion and Cajun Breakfast Mac made with cajun mac and cheese, bacon, ham, scrambled eggs and smoked pepper cream.

327 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-343-4404, bonelickfoods.com/

D.B.A. Barbecue. You’ll find classic breakfast dishes (French toast, eggs with grits) next to barbecue-focused brunch dishes including BBQ Eggs Benedict and Pork or Brisket Hash on the D.B.A. brunch menu.

1190 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-5000, dbabarbecue.com/

Lovies. Start the day off right with one of Lovies’ barbecue biscuit sandwiches or breakfast plates with options including brisket, country ham with red eye gravy or chicken tenders.

3420 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 404-254-2848, loviesbbq.com

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J.R.’s Log House Restaurant. Treat yourself to a barbecue omelette or platter made with your choice of pork, chicken, turkey, or beef.

6610 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Peachtree Corners. 770-449-6426, jrsloghouse.com/

Old Hickory House. Get a down home country barbecue breakfast at Old Hickory House, with a menu featuring dishes such as a barbecue omelette served with 3 oz. of barbecue pork or beef with barbecue sauce and the sliced barbecue pork or beef platter with eggs.

2202 Northlake Pkwy, Tucker. 770-939-8621, oldhickoryhousebbq.com/

Sweet Auburn BBQ. Served every Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sweet Auburn’s brunch features a mess of traditional Southern barbecue dishes as well as some of its signature Asian-inspired barbecue fare. Options include the hulking King of Memphis Melt made with a choice of pulled pork, pulled chicken or beef brisket and topped with pepper jack cheese, slaw and fried egg; the Smoked Chicken Hash with charred smoked chicken, potato hash, roasted corn, spinach, eggs, cheddar and roasted tomato aioli; and the Pulled Pork Bowl made with 

pickles, scallions and barbecue sauce.

656 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-515-3550, sweetauburnbbq.com/

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