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?
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.