Mableton (& other locations)
If you’ve never been to one of the 15 OTP locations of this ATL-area biscuit business, you need to get your head checked. Having begun in 1962 as an Austell restaurant called “Martin The Burger Boy,” Martin’s turns freshly made dough into magnificent mouth marvels every day, and they do it so well that many customers have no idea they also serve lunch. They’re closed Sundays -- which is kinda crazy, because Sunday is Biscuit Day in America -- and they shut the doors at 3pm every day, which may not be convenient if you live in Midtown. But it’s well worth a morning trip to your nearest location to put the light, fluffy, super buttery steak & egg biscuit between your teeth.
The new kid in town has been in the southeast longer than some folks may realize. Carrie Morey, who runs Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, is spreading her mother Callie’s name and rich, chompy biscuit recipe from Charleston, SC, to Atlanta, offering a wide range of country puff pastries that run savory to sweet. The idea here isn’t whether or not Callie’s biscuit is good; it’s which pair of biscuits you like most: the shortcakes, the peach-filled joints, the ones covering both sides of a crab cake, or the shrimp-'n'-grits-topped special.