Chicken and the Egg
Chicken and the Egg

Chicken and the Egg

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chickandtheegg.com/
  • Phone: 6783888813x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast and Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 7:00am - 2:00 pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm

    CLOSED ON MONDAY
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Marc Taft
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Chicken and the Egg
Chicken and the Egg is a neighborhood gathering spot that will serve sophisticated yet approachable American farmstead fare. Our name represents the cycle of life and the importance of sustainability. We want to help minimize the negative impact humans leave on this planet.

The menu at Chicken and the Egg features innovative twists on classic American dishes. The cuisine will incorporate seasonal ingredients from local farms and purveyors as well as sustainable beef, pork, poultry and seafood. Marc Taft is the chef/owner and will utilize approachable ingredients that are thoughtfully constructed and highlight what the earth has to offer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Chicken and the Egg reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (76)neighborhood gem (75)fit for foodies (59)good for groups (53)great for lunch (40)special occasion (37)kid-friendly (35)romantic (12)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (5)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Charming Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I had heard a number of great things about this restaurant. I was so looking forward to trying. It did not disappoint! I had the Yo Holla and it was delicious. The peaches were very flavorfu. Also after trying my cousins grits, I ended up ordering a bowl of those and they were so yummy that I will be going back anytime I want good grits!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had brunch and it was excellent. They had the usual brunch items plus several new ones.Cobb Co. needs More restaurants like this. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner at the bar
    ninacarpVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We always like having dinner at the bar. The bartender is always attentive and knows the drinks and the menu. We did the 2 for 25, had the poutain which is good but very heavy...my husband loved it. Chicken and greens were good as always. The deserts, bread pudding and peach tart were a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always consistent!
    Rich
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ever changing menu keeps it fresh and exciting. The barrel aged cocktails are interesting and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Fabulous
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It is truly a great restaurant. It might be too hip for Marietta - it is the only reason I could come up with that it was not packed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Lunched there with a friend. Service was great and the food outstanding! Just wish I lived closer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch was OK
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our brunch choices weren't the best. My husband got the French toast and fried chicken and I got the GA Benedict. We'll probably come back and try dinner since brunch isn't their specialty. Looks like the dinner menu would be great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit of Buckhead in Marietta?
    sandeespringsVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was skeptical when our friend asked us to drive west of downtown Marietta to eat at this great new place she heard about but I'm glad we did. The name perhaps throws you off a bit because, yes, they do have fried chicken, but there's so much more to this new south menu. Having eaten several times at Miller Union, Watershed and Empire State South, this place can hold it's own. The portions were very ample, unlike the tinier allotments at Watershed, and prices reasonable. I had hangar steak cooked perfectly that was so tender you'd think it was filet. My husband had the salmon (not that southern, but wild caught) that he declared wonderful. Their macaroni is the original comfort food and very cheesy. And try the inventive killer cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Using canned mushrooms when fresh ones are available and cheap is really poor. I go there often and eat at the bar and food has been good. I don't know if the regular chef takes Sundays off but the food was just ok. English muffins were soggy for the GA benedict and the hollandaise really didn't have much flavor. Overall we just weren't impressed. Plus there were 4 of us with a child and they put us at a table for 4. I made the reservation for 5. When we asked if we could move to a booth that would easily seat 5, the kid (litterally) told us that it wasn't available. Then a few minutes later they sat 2 people there. Just think they need to up their game. I won't go back for brunch for a while.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic menu
    Crewmeal
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Classics mixed with interesting combinations. Something for everyone on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find around the corner
    welldone
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Was hesitant to try, but walked through the door and found myself in a rustic dining room. The bar selections were few but tastefu. The menu had choices for all in the party from meats to seafood to vegetarian. Appetisers were enough for 4 to share and were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very enjoyable
    annza
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my first time to Chicken and the Egg. I took a group of colleagues and we all were quite impressed. Just a few choices on the menu for entrees but it was still hard to choose as everything sounded so good! Interesting drink specials as well as great desserts. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Time after Time...
    CulinaryKid
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As usual, everything was impeccable and beyond reproach. I often recommend this establishment to people looking for some incredible cuisine. I can't recommend just one dish because they're all delectable...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of my box!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I live in the city and appreciate the choices I have in town! Sometimes I like to go exploring and see what is beyond! My recent choice was the chicken and the egg. It was an excellent decision.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food
    ATLcrompton
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went there to celebrate a special occasion. The food was fabulous!!! Service was great. It was a littke loud but that's because it was packed. I would definitely recommend reservations especially for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food good, noise level deafening
    jpl195
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went for Sunday brunch at noon. We had various versions of eggs benedict, all well prepared and served quite promptly. The coffee was not what I hope for when going out for brunch - fairly weak. Our experience was overwhelmed with the noise level. We had a table of four and by the end of the meal we had all but given up being able to hear each other at our booth table. For this reason, I would not return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once the leader
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Chicken and the Egg was once the new leader in West Cobb restaurants, but its relatively stagnant brunch menu has made it difficult for the restaurant to keep up with its peers. New, innovative menu items are needed. The brunch food is good, but it seems to be hit or miss across menu choices and across different visits. Consistency would help the restaurant, as would a chef's brunch special. Service is fine, but again, it depends on the server and the day. Worth checking out, but perhaps for lunch or dinner instead, where the menu options may be more to your liking.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Concerned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was okay, but the meatloaf and green beans were not freshly prepared, and temperature was cold. The service was disappointing, as to boldly train a new hire without acknowledging such with the guest seemed rude. The experience was all about training the new waiter, and not about the customers and their dining experience. We have been dined here several times, but this will be our last time. Just disappointed too many times.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    Freightdawg
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    First time to go to this restaurant. Was nearly empty for our late lunch, but the food was great and the service was very attentive. Lunch was reasonably priced as well. We would go again! Had a very nice bar as well, though we did not partake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Kept secret
    Ambassador
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Chicken and Egg is a one of Marietta's best kept secrets! This place is where modern meets country with a very tasteful eclectic decor. The service is awesome and the alcoholic beverages are well mixed. The bar area is outstanding and the current promotion of $5 Bloody Mary and $8 bottomless mimosa make this place a sought out brunch spot. You must try this location it will become your favorite!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    JC429
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Blueberry julep was amazing!! Service was outstanding g!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as Usal
    TobyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Started with the fried green tomatoes - crispy, with ham and a good sauce and chutney. The breading was not too thick so the tomatoes shined through. Could have had a bit more sauce. They use to put goat cheese on here as well, but that seems to have changed. The rolls and sorgrham butter were delicious as usual. My wife had the fried chicken (breading was good, chicken a little dry), collards and mac and cheese and both were very good. I had the salmon with a green pea puree and mushrooms. Salmon could have had a better sear, but was tasty. The skillet cornbread was bland and tasteless.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    AshleyCrutchAtl
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The brunch here is just wonderful. Fried green tomato appetizer is one of my favorites. I love their bottomless mimosas too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DawgdadVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We've eaten here before and always enjoy it. The service was a little slower than normal, but not bad. We were told two servers were out that day. It was still enjoyable and I would highly recommend Chicken and the Egg to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sounds Yummy! Okay at best...
    Gr8expectations
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Two visits (Friday dinner, Sunday brunch). I LOVE the farm to market concept and the descriptions in their menu. Always a pleasant greeting. Decor is inviting and makes me want to like this restaurant. Simple, quaint, southern sophisticated. I read the menu and "Everything sounds so yummy!" Delivery is disappointing??? Both visits, not only myself, but also my guests, were disappointed with the presentation, the taste, the flavor of the items versus the mouthwatering, intriguing menu descriptions. Across the board disparity...all ordering different items. Bloody Mary was boring. Tomato was not "garden fresh." Bacon was precooked. Missing that punch to make the experience memorable! I No need to go back, but I might. Too loud!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome time
    Goodeating
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant and I must say we had a ball. The food was great, the atmosphere was great and the staff was very friendly. Will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and drinks!
    JPfam
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was exceptional and the drinks were so unique and refreshing. Had great service. Will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gets Better With Each Visit...
    KoreysKuisine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This visit was our second, but we enjoyed the experience once more as if we'd never been before. The food is great, service is commendable and the time it takes to be served is wonderful. Great restaurant to visit off the beaten path. Two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and the kind server, Lizzie. The food was very fresh tasting and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch Selection
    Rick
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had eaten dinner here on a previous visit to Marietta, this was our first lunch opportunity and we were not disappointed! Anne was a superb server who ensured that our drinks were always full and our meals served with a smile. The chicken tender lunch plate was loaded with lightly coated chicken and two dipping sauces, the hash brown casserole was creamy and tasty. The chicken fried steak with brown gravy was as well, prepared with real beef and not a manufactured patty. Real food - traditional southern preparation - great service! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok
    Jachan13
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Could use a little more flavor to the food. Presentation is great but something is missing in the seasoning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Platetalk
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We took a guest to this restaurant based upon past experiences, which had been good. Two of our three meals were poor. One was completely inedible. They replaced it with a different meal, but it was a starch (ravioli), stuffed with a starch (polenta), covered with a starch (creamed corn) and it too was not good. The chef was there, the staff seemed poorly trained and the menu is in change (which is the explanation to our question about a number of missing items). The only positives were the wine and the shrimp appetizer. The place was really empty on a Saturday night, which seemed a bit odd. This place has gone from our favorite list to the won't eat there list. Sad....it used to be a lot better than that.
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  • Great hometown feel!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Chicken and the Egg bring a new twist on old favorites! Chef has really done a great job and complementing all of your favriotes with his various condiments. The Jezebel Sauce is the best and should be sold in local stores.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch party of four
    semperfi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service and food excellent, would recommend to friends, and will come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Bird
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We celebrated a co-worker's birthday. The service was great, food was good, and the ambiance was quite nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a local gem
    Chuck
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Second time to the Chicken and the Egg and we were not disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch
    Kat12081
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Homemade doughnuts as an appetizer were a huge hit with my daughter. Everyone's dishes were very good. The BLT with pimento cheese was very large. Definitely a splurge if you are dieting. Crowded but we had reservation so sat quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brunchbunny
    ngarbanzobean
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    we went for brunch with a large group. the server was amazing. we did not have to wait very long for our orders. the food was good although it could have been hotter. I can understand that being a problem with a large group. will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We've visited Chicken & The Egg a few times and have always had a good experience. Nice atmosphere, good menu options, reasonable prices and good food. Our party enjoyed caesar salads, fried green tomatoes and mushroom toasts as starters that were all very good. We followed that up with fried chicken that was also very good. This restaurant should be supported better by the community and surrounding neighborhoods.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish we found it sooner
    Rumis1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had dinner based on a recommendation from a friend a while back, then found it again on Open Table while looking for somewhere new to eat. I'm glad we did! The food was fresh, hot and homemade. I had the pork stroganoff and I nearly skipped it b/c of past experience but so glad I went with it! It was nothing like I've had before! It was delicious and I will be ordering it again! We also had the fried chicken which was so tender and very tasty. For desert we tried the banana bread pudding and the chocolate cream brulee - 2 thumbs up for both! Lastly, you must try the blueberry mojito...it's a great twist on a classic summer drink! You won't be disappointed until you reach the bottom of the glass!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.