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Chicken and the Egg

4.4
1371 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Sunday Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 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
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Phone number
(678) 388-8813
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marc Taft
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Catering
We offer off-site catering from 10-500 people. Please contact Elizabeth Taft for our special catering menus.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1371 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is a great spot for lunch! You can get the lunch special for $10 which includes a drink, entree + two sides. Delicious food for a great price with wonderful service!

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We now know why we haven’t been back to The Chicken & The Egg in years. It’s not a pleasant experience on many levels. We had a 1:45pm brunch reservation and ultimately just grabbed a seat at the bar at 2:20pm after that long of a wait for a reservation. (The hostess was not in a good mood and had no answers for us on being seated.) So fine- just glad to get a couple seats at the bar. Then the bar area we sat was sticky so after waiting a few minutes I pulled out a wipe from my purse to clean it and neither bartender got the hint from that. The guy next to us even asked to borrow the wipe since his space had not been cleaned earthier. We still and we had to ask for them to clean it. No apologies, no smile. In fact, as little acknowledgment as possible. Ordered drinks (they were ok) and had to get the bartenders attention to order the appetizer. They seemed like were just trying to get through their shift. Ordered 2 types of Benedict and both asked for crispy/well-done bacon. It came before we even could finish our appetizer. And the bacon was barely cooked. The food was not flavorful or plated well. For the price of that food we could be gone to a lot nicer restaurants for brunch. We agreed the experience was best described as “meh” and will not be going back to The Chicken & The Egg.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food was well prepared, staff was friendly and attentive, but not intrusive.
Would recommend and go back myself.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Uneven service but great food!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We went for brunch on a Sunday. We were seated right away. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. I had the crab and crawfish omelette which was very tasty. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Absolutely everything was fantastic! Chicken &a French Toast, as well as Meatloaf, were delicious. My favorites were the Alabama Christmas cocktail and the divine pot-de-crème!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Waitress was aloof

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I should have been advised tbat Easter was Brunch only all day.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Service. Food good. I would like to see more non breakfast items on the menu for Sunday Brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great experience, server was wonderful and food was fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Celebrated Easter with Brunch. We were seated at the time of our reservation. Service was quick and as we had a child with us - they made his meal a priority. Food did not take long to be served and was visually appealing and most important tasted great. All the extras we requested were served promptly (hot sauce, butter, jelly, etc.). We will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch and everything came out so quick and not hot enough that I think they pre made dishes for the crowd. Usually we never have a problem but won’t be back for a holiday meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter brunch! We were promptly seated and our server quickly came to get our drink order. The food was delicious! We shared the biscuits (light and fluffy) and gravy to start, and I got the FGT eggs Benedict and it was great! My server kept my coffee full the whole time, we love coming here!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter breakfast

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I have had plans to eat here for awhile and had the perfect opportunity organizing a pre-Easter brunch with family. We were seated almost immediately and had a great table. It was busy so I’m glad we had a reservation. The menu was very good! Not too extensive an overwhelming but at the same time it was diverse. My son was happy that they had cheeseburgers, meanwhile, I really enjoyed their seafood omelette! I wish I could say our service met the calibur of experience that we had already experienced! Our server was extremely nice (or order was correct as well), but perhaps just a little rushed and overly hurried. My brother ordered a side dish and it did not come until almost 15 minutes after we received our food - with very little explanation or offer to comp it. Again though, she was very nice. It was an overall really good experience and I will be going again!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We were impress with the decor and the ambience. Our waitress , Heather, was warm, welcoming and knowledgeable about the food. She recommended the meatloaf, chicken and waffle and the braised beef short rib, which was out of this world. The drinks were good, The prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. One negative though, two of us ordered the chicken and waffle, the poultry was underdooked and had to be returned. Heather was understanding and we were credited the amount for those two orders. I will definitely go back to Chicken and The Egg, to sample the chicken and waffle plate properly!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I thought this was a great little place to eat. The food was good and the prices were even better. There were quite a few delicious looking things on the menu so I will definitely be going back for the next few Sunday brunches to try them.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Server was overwhelmed during Brunch hours which effected what usually is excellence service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful place for brunch when you have family or friends visiting from out of town.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Haven't been in quite some time but we looked at the menu and saw some new dishes so we decided to go- ordered the Chicken and Waffles and chicken tenders- chicken tenders(small portion) came out without cole slaw and had to ask for it- sat on cushion bench that has been sat on by so many people as I sank in due to poor condition of cushions-was hoping for much more- our server was 3 days into position but he did the best he could- Cider I ordered was not chilled- I could go on-

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fantastic food coupled with great service - how can you go wrong?

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were in town to see the ballet and wanted a different place for the family to dine near the Cobb Energy Performing arts center. Upon entering the restaurant, I was immediately turned off by a smell that covered the first half of the restaurant. Having experience with building maintenance, I quickly determined that the smell was from the floors being mopped with dirty mop water. This is simply due from not changing mop water out frequently enough while cleaning. Yes, you need to teach "millenials" how to properly mop too. Forturnately, our table was on the other side of the restaurant so the smell was not noticeble.
The food was just "ok" with the entrees being priced $3-$4 more than what I would expect to pay for the quality. The menu had a decent variety enough trying to be truly "Southern" with a flair, but nothing really popped out and made me really want to try it. Looking to order something different and pleasing to the palate, I was rather disappointed and settled on the shrimp and grits. My dish was just "OK;" not bad but far from exceptional. Each of the four of us ordered different dishes, and these too were just "OK."
Being coffee lovers and anticipating a late evening, we ordered coffee after we finished with our dinner. We were yet again disappointed. The coffee came out not very hot, so I asked for another cup. The second cup was just the same. The coffee temperature was just over warm, and I could tell that the pot was not freshly brewed. My second cup was from the same pot as the first. When you add cream or half and half to coffee and it doesn't really change the color of the coffee that much, you can tell that the coffee has been brewed awhile. We were not billed The service was very good, and our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Would I dine here again or recommend this restaurant? No, considering the many other restaurants available in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

First time there, will be back. Nice atmosphere, great service and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great weekday dinner specials. Our favorite dish is the beef short rib- so good with the grits or mashed potatoes.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food is amazing and you can't beat $2.50 mimosas on Sundays! Unfortunately, the terrible service is consistently a problem. I've made reservations each time I've gone and still have had to wait at least 15 minutes to be seated. The host staff said that reservations only put you slightly ahead of walk-ins. Bar seating isn't any better as there is one bartender and one bar back trying to do all the mimosas and drinks for the entire restaurant as well as wait on 15-20 people sitting at the bar. There is one older waitress (in the restaurant, not the bar) in particular that is horribly slow, forgetful, and spends more time apologizing than actually doing the basics of waiting on her patrons. Each time I've gone, I've heard multiple parties complain to the manager regarding the reservation issues as well as that one particular waitress. Overall, I still go back because the food is so delicious (get the chicken and french toast!) but the service from hosting to serving is some of the worst I've seen. Just go early and be prepared to spend at least 45+ minutes waiting on seating, drinks, and food.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

First time visit for Sunday brunch and we'll definitely be back. Very urban space- nice to find in the burbs. Had an eggs benedict that was delicious and you can't beat the $2.50 cocktails. Service was great- attentive, but not rushed- just right. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was great and my wife loves the mimosas. We've been a couple times now and we had an awesome experience both visits.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Brunch at Chicken and the Egg has got to be one of the best in town. Everything we have tried has been phenomenal. It’s a little noisy, but that’s just the ambiance of the restaurant as more of a “farmhouse style” dining experience. It’s quickly become one of our favorites for Sunday Brunch.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always great food. Love the decor. Wish you could order a Bloody Mary at Sunday brunch at 11:30 though. Server was ok but could have been better.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Just a little send-off brunch with my daughter before she went back to college. We always enjoy the food and atmosphere! (I love the $2.50 mimosas...)

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Saturday brunch was AMAZING! Frances was the best server. I had brunch with a girlfriend and we both agreed that we must bring our husbands back!!!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Good service and menu. Creative appetizers. Frequent for brunch but this was the first time for dinner and enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I love the weekend brunches the best but is good for anytime. I go at least 2 times a month. Try it and you will like it!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome food and great mango mimosas. Very nice atmosphere and great for group get togethers.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This marked my third ( and probably last) time at this restaurant for brunch and the first for my friend who drove 30 miles on my recommendation for a “good brunch”. The food was very good, however the service and the support of the customer by the manager was not.
At first we thought that Karen was simply attentive. Then, it crossed over into feeling like she was rushing us. For a place that allows for reservations I shouldn’t feel like I am at Waffle House with people tapping their foot to get me out. We were there a total of an hour and 20 minutes and that’s from start to finishing up by speaking with the manager.
Here’s what this restaurant’s idea of good service is:
1. Interrupt a table conversation many times you come by to “see if we need anything” “else”
2. Roll your eyes not once, but TWO different times, when patrons request for additional coffee or cream after you offer
3. After picking up the check, you make your presence known and possibly your displeasure at a 15% tip by snatching the sweetener bowl off of the table and then coming back yet again to slam it down on the table. This Exchange was the only one that she never said a word. Body language said it for her.
4. Smell obviously like cigarettes when you are working in food service.

After we paid, we asked another server for the manager. We didn’t have any issues with the food and didn’t want anything but support & an apology. The manager’s response with the same cigarette breath as Karen, to the above issues?
“Oh. We are slow today and I think she was just checking in a lot because of that. And can I get y’all anything or ...?”

You have had two customers tell you that your server rolled her eyes at them...someone old enough to know better- not a surly teenager. We’ve just given your establishment 45-50 dollars for food we could make at home, and this is the response?
This could’ve been an “off” day but I won’t be recommending it anytime soon after seeing the leadership in action.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We got there right when they opened for brunch and had a wonderful meal. Our server Karen was so sweet, especially with our two little kids. Food was delicious and interesting, and came out very fast.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our table was ready when we arrived. The staff was nice and welcoming and all of our meals were good. I especially enjoyed the shrimp and grits and the chicken and waffles and meatloaf were very good.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I felt the drink & entree was a little pricey, for what you get.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The service is consistently awful. The food is high quality and prepared well. We have eaten here multiple times and 4 out of 5 times the service has been terrible. Why do we go back??? Because of the food quality and limited decent restaurants near my MIL. But this was the last time.

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