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Tam's Backstage

251 Ingram Ave, Cumming, GA 30040
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Ranked #19 of 216 Restaurants in Cumming
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Tam's has the appearance of an upscale restaurant in what appears to be a former school. It has been very well done. The entree was exceptional--shrimp and crab stuffed flounder. The mixed vegetables were very well prepared--not over cooked with a nice assortment. The only item I would recommend improvement on is the butter--way too sweet! As wonderful as the... More

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Cumming, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was my first time to eat at this restaurant. It is one of a kind and nearly the only one in Cumming town. The menu is quite extensive for what and where it is, and the prices are nominal. This restaurant is in an historic school house which also houses our city of Cumming theater. It is in a... More

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Clayton, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food was very tasty and the interior is very pretty and nicely decorated. The service was great. I will be sure to return again. yummy!!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friends in Cumming recently brought me to Tam's Backstage in downtown Cumming, GA. The restaurant is housed in an old schoolhouse, which also serves as a theater and museum. Great, well-prepared food in an interesting environment.

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Cumming, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I had lunch there. The pasta dishes were delicious and very hot (temperature wise). The pricing was fair and the portions were too large for us to eat at one sitting. We enjoyed the leftovers as well.

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Cumming, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Jamabalaya - horrible (speaking from living in New Orleans) - way too much pepper (not spice I mean a choking amount of pepper) and a bad recipe overall. Crab bisque - outstanding. The best dish they had. Shrimp and crab dip - mediocre. Something you'd find at chilli's or Applebees. It tasted like nacho cheese instead of creamy. Bread and... More

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Cumming, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Too much politics and too little attention to detail. Service slow, food below average and not served attractively.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The menu had quite a variety on it. I had the Backstage Salad and was EXTREMELY pleased with it. I felt a little underdressed, but wasn't made to feel uncomfortable. I thought the service was a touch slow, but wouldn't let that stop me from going back. The dessert was fantastic as well.

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Cumming, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Food was excellent for small upscale dining in Cumming. Perfect start to an evening before enjoying the theatre offerings upstairs. Cozy atmosphere, excellent food. What more could you want?

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Cumming, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been to Tam's twice and were very happy both times. One time we went in conjunction with seeing a show at the Cumming Theatre as they are in the same building. The second visit was just Tam's. Both times we had cocktails and very good food. Service and food were both very good and we will be going... More

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