I’ve lived in Atlanta for the better part of 26 years, and Thumbs Up Diner was never a “go-to” spot for me until recently. I had actually never been to Thumbs Up Diner until about two months ago.
The fact that they are cash only may have had something to do with it, and the idea of waiting in line for 30 minutes wasn’t exactly motivating.
Finally, my friend and co-worker convinced me to go to Thumbs Up diner, and the line was extreme. We put our name down, and we were seated within 10 minutes, which isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
When I first looked at the menu, I thought I was reading a different language. “Spuds,” “The Heap,” I had no idea what was going on.
I jumped out on a limb and got The Heap, which consists of home-fries topped with two eggs, bacon, and a side of toast in a skillet.
Absolutely delicious, but it’s a huge portion so make sure you’re up for it.
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The Basic Breakfast
Just take a look at that picture and tell me that doesn’t look like one of the best breakfast’s around. It is. The eggs are always cooked well, and the spuds are some of the best home fries around Atlanta.
We’ve had a lot of home fries and the combination of onions, peppers, and potatoes makes for a delicious accompaniment to the eggs and bacon.
The bacon is always cooked well. Not over crispy, and not too fatty. I mean what more can I say? This is a must have breakfast, and if you visit the one on Edgewood, chances are you will see me there.
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