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Cakes & Ale

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151 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030
404.377.7960
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Today
7:00 am - 7:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best food joint in Decatur

This is the kind of place you can recommend to major foodies, movies stars, and NYC sophisticates. Great chef, fabulous mixed drinks, and a wine list to die for. Its pricey but you get what you pay for in this in demand restaurant in Decatur.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
arttourist999
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is the kind of place you can recommend to major foodies, movies stars, and NYC sophisticates. Great chef, fabulous mixed drinks, and a wine list to die for. Its pricey but you get what you pay for in this in demand restaurant in Decatur.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We love this restaurant, and look forward to returning here every trip to Atlanta. It is an original. Friendly, knowledgable staff with excellent varied wine list and really fun cocktails that you won't find anywhere else: DAZE OF BLEU-- a blueberry infused rum drink with dimmi, aquavit, ginger and lime. Or try ECO 1 11: cilantro infused tequila, dill, aloe... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We come here about every 4 -5 months to sample new menu items but also to savor our fave appetizer, arancini. The menu items did seem pricier than we remembered--after the arancini, we had the burrata which had greens, beets, strawberries, and rhubarb with a balsamic sauce. It was creative and delicious. We shared an entree--the halibut--cooked perfectly but definitely... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went to Cakes and Ale last night; our 3rd visit there. OMG, the food was better than ever. Billy, the owner and chief, stopped by our table and talked about the menu items. The starter bread is baked in their own bakery and very good. We ordered the trout, gnocchi, and sticky toffee pudding. Best trout we have ever eaten,... More 

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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
68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?