There is a Chick Fil A, in a small Georgia town near the Atlanta airport, where you can sit down at a table, with a server, and eat a Hot Brown breakfast and finish with a Lemon Icebox Pie. It’s real, it’s magical. It’s The Dwarf House Chick Fil A in Hapeville.
There are normal doors of course, for normal people to enter through. Then there’s the “dwarf” door. It leads you into a little lobby and then another tiny door that will take into the restaurant. Why be normal when you can walk through a tiny door, right?
What is the Dwarf House Chick Fil A?
When you enter the building, it’s actually two restaurants in one. On one side there is a normal Chick Fil A- one just like all the others across the country. Quick service, tables, condiments, etc. On the other side of the restaurant is a full service diner style. A counter with bar stools and a handful of tables with table service and an expanded menu.
Although it really isn’t an expanded menu. It’s the same menu they have been serving since 1946 – Hot Brown (I’ll explain), BLT sandwiches, and even hamburgers. Yes, everything that those little cows are on the billboards advertise you can’t get at a Chick Fil A. Sorry cows. But apparently you can.
Well, if you are a reader of this very blog, you know that both myself and Mr. Beet are huge fans of all things Chick Fil A- and yes, even with he being a Vegetarian. He loves the Veggie Wrap (you can read all about the Chick Fil A Veggie Wrap here). It’s really a go to place for us when we travel.
We found ourselves driving through Atlanta and decided to experience a different Chick Fil A than what we were accustomed to in other parts of the country. The Dwarf House Chick Fil A is open 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, by the way, still closed on Sunday.
We sat at a table and were immediately greeted by our server. A water, a sweet tea, all the usual in the drinks department.
Mr. Beet ordered his veggie wrap (which, by the way, is actually on the menu and not a special order item) and a side of fried okra.
FRIED OKRA!! Does it get any more Southern than that? And they were meaty in an okra kind of way, and delicious.
What is a Hot Brown?
I ordered the Hot Brown, another Southern staple. It’s a plate of white meat chicken covered in layers of mashed potatoes, gravy, and bacon. Toast points are included to soak up all that Southern deliciousness. I am 99% sure I inhaled and didn’t chew. Darn you Dwarf House Chick Fil A!
The Hot Brown is served with a side garden salad – the same you would find at your local Chick Fil A.
Dessert at Dwarf House Chick Fil A!
Another major difference between the Dwarf House Chick Fil A and your local Chick Fil A, is the variety of desserts. The Dwarf House Chick Fil A serves pie- Mr. Beet loved his choice of the Chocolate Cream Icebox Pie.
But the Lemon Icebox Pie……….you had me at Lemon Icebox. You had me at Dwarf House Chick Fil A.
We made a fun little video – enjoy.