About Kirby G's Diner
Welcome to KirbyG’s,® a cook-to-order family owned diner that began in 2008 as Chevy’s Diner and Ice Cream Parlor. In 2012, the owners trademarked a new name, KirbyG’s®, in honor of Dr. R. Kirby Godsey. Kirby is the former president of Mercer University and a soda jerk during the 1950s, Some of you may recognize him for the Kirby Kraut Dog, but we know him best is best as a mentor, father, grandfather, and father-in law for those of us at KirbyG’s®. He is the inspiration behind KirbyG’s and the reason the diner is a tribute to the golden age of the 1950s.
So, take the Pit Crew challenge and stroll down memory lane. Put a name to a face, a quote to a star & a character to a movie. For the very brave, you may even attempt to find them on our walls. Patrons are treated to handpattied burgers such as Ike‘s “I Like Cheese” Burger, Ole Blue Eyes and The Duke. And, if a hamburger isn’t for you, diners will find mouth-watering delectables such Desi’s Fried Dill Pickles, Rock-a-Billy’s Grilled Chicken, and the Whiz Kids Philly Cheesesteak. Topped off with a hand-spun shake or a cold microbrew, patrons will find that “The 50’s Never Tasted Better.
Awards and Honors
2018 Travel Channel’s Best In Food
2017 Atlanta Eats
2016 Vote 100 Plates Locals Love by GA Tourism
2016 Winner of Atlanta Burger Wars - Judge's Choice
2013-2016 World Food Championships | World Burger Competition
2013 Best of the Big A | Best Burger in Atlanta (ajc.com);
2012* Best of the Big A | Best Burger in Atlanta (ajc.com);
2008* Top 5 Burger Place on Southside I-285 (Metromix.com);
*The 2012 and 2008 awards were won prior to trademarking the new name, KirbyG’s. However, we are still the same owners, managers and staff.