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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 - 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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Obsessed with the cafe - amazing desserts

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
autumneeck
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Athens, Georgia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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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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
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When a restaurant gets such rave reviews by national food magazines, I kind of expect to have my socks knocked off from the second I'm served. I knew going in it was pricey but didn't expect $60+ for my meal and drinks. Some of the food was spectacular (fresh mozzarella starter with tomato rubbed toast) and some just good. It... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Chef Billy Allin continues to innovate and deliver delicious and creative menu items. The variety and creativity should keep you coming back. Sample all the small bites and settle into an entree that is not overwhelming in size but delivers on all promises. Service was annoying on this last visit and was the only thing to keep this rating at... More 

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Atlanta/Venice
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Decatur is more and more noted for its restaurants, and Cakes and Ale is an old ( somewhat) standby that gets high marks. It is not fancy – bare wood tables, simple service – but one can call it ...nice. The food is … nice – very nice fried in batter okra, nice (and large), rather straightforward trout, utterly anonymous... More 

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Largo, Florida
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173 reviews 173 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is really impressive how the Decatur dining scene has improved over the last 10 years. Cakes & Ale is one of those great, little restaurants. The place is very convivial—cheerful without an overbearing noise level. Service is friendly and quite competent. Staff that is knowledgeable about their menu is always appreciated. The restaurant has a wonderful list of very... 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?