You won't be hurting for diner options in Atlanta, but know before you go: Ria's Bluebird is the best of them all. It's a little off the beaten path, but you'll be glad you made the journey. The bluebird mural on the building's exterior makes it easy to spot. Weekdays are the best for beating the crowds, otherwise you'll find yourself outside waiting for a booth to open up. Items of note on the menu for breakfast, which is served all day, include the biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and sweet potato cake. The "Brisket Breakfast" with Angus beef that's been slow-roasted for 14 hrs. might be the most filling dish. When Ria's has it, the huevos rancheros on blue corn tortillas is great as well. "The New York Times" makes the bold claim that Ria's has "the world's best pancakes." I prefer mine with caramelized bananas on top (guests also have the option of adding toasted pecans and/or chocolate chips). Note: While the South as a whole may not cater to vegetarians, Ria's certainly does. The breakfast menu features a lot of egg dishes you can make meat-free, and you'll find a number of sandwiches and other lunch dishes (like the avocado wrap) that are veggie-friendly. The inside is small but well laid out and very diner-like (in other words, there's not a lot of distinct décor to note, though the wooden walls and leather banquettes are much classier than comparable breakfast joints). The parking lot is quite tight, so nab a street spot if you can find one.