The Empress of Soul's soul food joint has been a favored destination for Atlanta natives since its opening in 1996. The menu includes a handful of savory breakfast combinations like Fish and Grits, but the star here, listed notably under "Headliners," is the Midnight Train: four jumbo fried chicken wings alongside an original waffle. Like all the world's best dining spots, Gladys Knight's stays open until 4:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, when the line between dinner and breakfast is always suitably blurry. [529 Peachtree Street NE, 404-874-9393,]