Atlanta, These 7 Hangover Cures Can't Miss

By Christopher Hassiotis  |  January 10, 2014

Hangover cures? No need to mix up eye of newt, tongue of bat or any other wild concoction. If perhaps your about-towning involved a drink or two too many, or maybe if it's just the late hours that have got you down (sure, sure), then there are many a remedy in Atlanta's culinary world to fix you right up. We want fatty, we want greasy, we want comforting and not too daring. (We generally don't want seafood.) Read on, if it doesn't cause too much of a headache…

  • A trip down the buffet line at The Beautiful Restaurant

    The daily menu changes, but there's nothing more you need in the South than smothered pork chops, fried croaker fish, macaroni and cheese, cornbread and all the fixings sure to sop up your body's boozy remnants. As they say: that'll do you up good and do you up right.

    2260 Cascade Rd. SW; 404-752-5931

  • The Bloody Mary Bar at Einstein's

    Was it booze that did you wrong the night before? Then let it be booze that acts as a restorative. Nothing is more hangover-friendly than a Bloody Mary, with a little vodka to ease that pain, a little tomato juice to offer fortification, and whatever spices, herbs and condiments you like - build it yourself at Midtown's Einstein's. And with Georgia weather as unpredictable as it is, maybe you'll even get to enjoy the patio in January. 

    1077 Juniper St. NE; 404-876-7925

  • Poutine at The General Muir

    So poutine is just a fancy way of saying gravy-cheese fries, and the dish is a staple snack up in Canada, but it does wonders for a morning after! Crisp french fries doused in a peppery chicken gravy, topped with herbs, cheese curds and the General Muir's optional-but-totally-compulsory chopped bits of house-made pastrami. Yes, please.

    1540 Avenue Pl.; 678-927-9131

  • Chicken and Waffles at Gladys Knight & Ron Winans' Chicken & Waffles

    You're tired, you're confused, your body says it wants dinner and breakfast and this hangover just won't quit and you don't know what to do and that's okay because don't worry there's an answer and because the answer is to eat dinner and breakfast together. Salty, fatty fried chicken wings, sweet, buttery waffles and pretty much whatever else you might crave, all overseen by Ms. Midnight Train to Georgia herself, Gladys Knight.

    529 Peachtree St. NE; 404-874-9393

  • Pho at Pho Dai Loi #2

    Sometimes you don't want a whole mess of heavy food when your stomach's a little wobbly. Sometimes what you need is some serious soup. Pho Dai Loi #2's pho is an Atlanta favorite when it comes to the brothy Vietnamese staple. Modify as you like, add the herbs and spices to suit your palate, choose a meat or protein, but however you take it, this pho comforts in ways even a hug can't.

    4186 Buford Hwy. NE; 404-633-2111

  • Hash Browns "All the Way" at Waffle House

    The granddaddy of them all - the hashbrowns at Waffle House can cure any hangover, no matter what time of day, no matter what time of year. All the way? Life is meant to be an adventure. Diner slang for an order scattered, smothered, covered, chunked, diced, capped, peppered and topped means griddled and topped with sauteed onions, melted cheese, smoked ham, grilled tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, jalapeño peppers and chili. A recent addition of "country" breaks with grammatical orthodoxy for the addition of sausage gravy.

    Multiple locations

  • The Bloody Best at The Nook on Piedmont Park

    And while we extolled the virtues of Einstein's Bloody Mary bar a few slides back, maybe you're not in the mood to do it yourself. Maybe you just want someone to throw together the most outrageous, over-the-top Bloody Mary you couldn't even imagine. The Bloody Best is for you. At 32 oz., this one's made with Absolut's spicy Peppar vodka and a standard Bloody Mary mix. But the garnishes? A meal in and of themselves: a piece of bacon, several pepperoncini, blue-cheese-stuffed olives, a skewer of tater tots, pieces of steak, a slice of toast, and a hard-boiled egg. Oh, and a beef straw. Yes, a beef straw.

    1144 Piedmont Ave. NE; 404-745-9222