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305 W Main St, Cumming, GA 30040-2445
770-887-9905
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 9
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Southern charm

The Foster House is an old house located right off the square in downtown Cumming. The staff is very nice and the atmosphere reminds me of a Sunday dinner. We went for lunch and had the daily special. We had the chicken fried steak and it was very good. The vegetables were also good. I looked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
cowbulls
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Georgia
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Georgia
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Foster House is an old house located right off the square in downtown Cumming. The staff is very nice and the atmosphere reminds me of a Sunday dinner. We went for lunch and had the daily special. We had the chicken fried steak and it was very good. The vegetables were also good. I looked into the buffet and... More 

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Thank cowbulls
Cumming, Georgia
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is an old house with 4-5 rooms to have a group. We love the breakfast, prices are better than most and just lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Shearon H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice. It is a really nice old house. The service is slow as molasses. But the ladies are nice. The food was on par with the dollar menu at Wendy's at seven times the price. I was expecting a bit more from this place but I was disappointed. We left feeling like we wasted $45 on about... More 

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Thank Zaidat P
Cumming, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We have always enjoyed our meals that we have had at the Foster House. The main dishes and desserts have always been great.

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Thank Molly618h
Cumming, Georgia
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149 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A good restaurant serving good, southern-cooked food. The fried chicken is wonderful as is the creamed corn, green beans, slaw and other side dishes. They are very friendly and this is a 'homey' atmosphere where they welcome their friends and guests. Haven't tried it for breakfast but I'm sure it would be delicious.

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Thank Jan B
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service here is great and the feeling of eating a country meal inside a home was pretty cool. The buffet was a bit more limited than I would have liked, but a place worth trying at least once.

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1 Thank Samina A
Cumming, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The latest Health Department Unsatisfactory score sez it all. We ate at the Foster House recently and were not pleased with the food. Since lots of folks say its a good place to eat we have been watching for news. Not a good report, and a score usually found at some the Chinese restaurants on Buford highway!!

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1 Thank henco57
Cumming, GA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good local spot in an historic house. I have used it for a shower and a dinner and was very pleased. The staff was pleasant to work with and the food is very good. Nice setting for ladies!

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Thank Maloftin
Cumming, Georgia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A nice quaint setting. However, the food is very sub par. There are two other buffets near by that offer much better food at a lower price. There is very little variety and food temperatures are not adequately maintained.

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Thank Gabe D
Cumming, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Save your money. $12.95 buffet for dried out pork loin, overcooked 25 cent size pieces of sausage? Never could get any chicken. Every few minutes another pan would come out of the kitchen and the stampede was on. Ran out of pork loin and replaced it with undercooked fish filets. Banana pudding was good, Styrofoam cup a nice touch. Good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 W Main St, Cumming, GA 30040-2445
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Cumming
  • Phone Number: 770-887-9905
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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