895 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Cuisine: Breakfast or brunch
Cost range: 1.0-10.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: No alcohol
The late Elzo Atwater Sr. and his wife, Mattie, bought the old Harlem Restaurant on 22nd Street S and made it their own. In 1977 they moved to the current location of Atwater's, and while it has been gussied at various points, and they no longer describe the fare as "soul food," it maintains its status as Midtown's landmark home-cooking cafeteria. That means collard greens, fried chicken and peach cobbler overseen by Elzo Sr. and Mattie's seven children.