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Cakes & Ale

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151 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030
404.377.7960
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of our favorites in Decatur

We have been there multiple times since relocating to Decatur. We tend to always sit at the bar and the attention, knowledge, and humor of the bar tenders make this an extremely fun place to return to over and over. I love the ever changing menu based on what is fresh & seasonal. Gnocchi, if on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
DrJRCInSC
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Mt Pleasant, SC
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  • Late Night
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Mt Pleasant, SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been there multiple times since relocating to Decatur. We tend to always sit at the bar and the attention, knowledge, and humor of the bar tenders make this an extremely fun place to return to over and over. I love the ever changing menu based on what is fresh & seasonal. Gnocchi, if on the menu is a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What is all the buzz? Decatur has fantastic restaurants so why go to an overpriced place where the food is pretty good, but not amazing? We were disappointed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I travel a lot and live in a city known for it's food ... this instantly became one of my top ten favorite restaurants in the country. The reviewers who could only muster praise for the olives and prosciutto or had issues with the price point probably aren't people I'd enjoy eating with or around, anyway. Stop analyzing and relax... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The sticky toffee dessert is/was slap yo mama good! (YIKES, sorry mom) I typically share dessert but this was no time to be manner-able...get your own! SO I DID! I keep a list of my favorite desserts in the city, this bowl of goodness bumped some of my staples for a spot in my top 3. No sweet tooth, well... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My mom, husband and I stopped here after dinner at Brick Store down the street. Mom and I had a serious sweet tooth and needed the full Decatur experience - so naturally that led us to the Cakes & Ale Cafe. I can't speak to the general dining experience, as we only had dessert, but I can tell you that... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Highly rated restaurant was not up to our expectations. All of the selections were good but not exceptional for the prices. The olives were very good and the prosciutto was wonderful. The gnocchi was good but a bit too creamy. The salad was very good. The duck leg was OK but nothing special. The rib eye steak was good but... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The food was wonderful almost... I have waited several months to write this review... who would deny a mother a CAKE for her son's birthday Cakes and Ale!!!! I was willing to pay for a whole cake BUT no they had already sliced every cake at 1 pm in the afternoon.... okay the rant is over the food was very... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Underwhelmed. Overpriced for what you receive. Service was good and very attentive. The ribeye we ordered was under seasoned & served black and blue to the point that it was cool in the center. If you order it, make sure you specify the temp. The gnocchi was good enough but way too much raw garlic in the accompanying ragout. Our... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We expected so much more when visiting this highly rated restaurant. Our appetizers were small and lacked any sort of panache that one would expect with upscale dining. The eggplant dip was more of a spread. There were a few small pita crackers on the side. Our salad was very small and not memorable. The whole trout was excellent and... More 

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Atlanta
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Why haven't we been here sooner? Because you have to make weekend reservations two weeks in advance! But guess what? It's worth it. After reading the chef's credentials on the restaurant's website, I had high hopes. Fortunately, the experience did not disappoint. There were so many things I wanted to try on the menu. Narrowing it down was tough, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 404.377.7960

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?