After hearing great reviews from our peers and seeing it on Man vs. Food, my friends and I decided to embark on a journey to Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffle on foot from Marta in order to scuff down on their signature dish. After walking for a while that felt like 6 hours under the bloody Sun, we finally made it to Gladys Knight’s. Its literally right across the street from Emory University Hospital making it more convenient for us just in case our arteries gets clogged up by having too much chicken.
Pretty much all the seats were filled up and we were pretty lucky to snag the very last one when we got in. Gladys Knight’s has this classy old school bar atmosphere to it. The walls are littered with pictures of celebrities dining here.
What we all came for. Gladys Knight’s famous chicken and waffles. The plate came to our table fast. Maybe a bit too fast. It got to our table less than 10 minutes making us wonder whether it was pre-cooked or not. I came in with high expectation and was prepared to experience some sort of an epiphany. I was wrong. We were all wrong. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t great either. It was just plain fried chicken. The waffle however was pretty good but not enough to persuade me. I believe the media completely over-hyped this place. I thought four pieces of chicken wings isn’t going to fill me up. But I was completely wrong. The wings here are huge unlike other places. By the time I reached the fourth wing, I was already in the mode to hibernate.
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