The Hot Brown at The Dwarf House

hot-brown-from-dwarf-house.jpg The Hot Brown

Have you ever been to a [tag]Dwarf House[/tag]?  I only know of two, but I am sure there are many more.  The original one is in Hapeville, but the Dwarf Houses are Chic-fil-A’s with an attitude.  Meaning, they are small restaurants with some food that regular old Chic-fil-A’s just don’t have and I must admit that I have never really looked over the whole menu until today.  Ashley, a friend of mine, and I headed on over to the Chic-fil-A Dwarf House in Woodstock, GA  (hello Knox) for lunch.

I chose the hot chicken noodle soup because I have a bit of a cold and Ashley was piddling trying to decide what she wanted.  Ashley looks up and sees something on the board called the [tag]Hot Brown[/tag].  Up comes Karen, a Supervisor at the Dwarf House, who happily tells us it is something you can only get at a Dwarf House (not at a regular old Chic-fil-A) and it consists of…you ready for this? – the fried chicken they are famous for, cut up in pieces, with a buttery chicken gravy, loaded with slices of cheese, and with two pieces of bacon on top.  AND, it comes with two slices of bread so you can slop it all together.  CORONARY!  But guess what? Ashley got it and she loved it although she thought it should be a breakfast item with a biscuit. Good Lord.  Her quote was, “Girl, this is good”

Now, along with this so called Hot Brown, they have homemade Pot Pies, new vegetables, and even though cows love for you to eat chicken at the Chic-fil-A, they indeed do serve a darn good hamburger.  Amazingly, the mom and daughter behind us were from Hapeville and she talked about getting the Hot Browns at that Dwarf House years ago.  Ah, the joys that Truett Cathy has brought to us. So, visit a Dwarf House and discover the food you just never thought you would need…

brutus-004.jpgBrutus gives the Hot Brown 3 paws up.


  1. I will say it was darn good!!! Definitely would recommend it for breakfast vs. lunch simply for the fact that the gravy and bacon (to me) make it more of a breakfast food. You will not be disappointed!

  2. Hey- the Hot Brown originated in Louisville, Kentucky at the Brown Hotel. And it’s a staple in Louisville at most restaurants. I think it originally was turkey, bacon and bread, covered in gravy- what could be wrong with that? So if you’re ever in Louisville- check it out!

  3. thank god for this post; i’m venturing to that very dwarf house this evening with a group and i wondered what was on the menu. now i’m sold on the possibility of delicious oddities. why they don’t have the full menu online, i’ll never know.

  4. The Dwarf House concept was started by Truetts son, Bubba. They are great because you can order breakfast and waffles anytime. Also hamburgers, steaks, chicken pot pie, fried pies, The original is in Hapeville open 24 hours. All are closed on Sunday. These others are in Duluth, Jonesboro, Newnan, Riverdale, Forest Park, Rome, Fayetteville, Griffin, Stockbridge, and Truetts Grill in Morrow, McDonough and Griffin. My daughters went to Univ. of GA but most kids from north Atlanta never heard of a Dwarf House. I wish there were more of them.

  5. My daughter loves the Hot Brown. Whenever she is in town, we like to have one for breakfast. Did you give out a recipe this dish? Thanks, Dianne

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  7. I loved them forever. Worked on the Atl airport for years. Every time I go thru I go to Hapeville. People just don’t know how cold the airport was and they were def hot!

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