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Cakes and Ale Restaurant and Bar

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155 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030
14043777994
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Very Good Meal - Not Cheap

I went to Cakes & Ale with a group of friends for the 1st time last weekend and thought the food was good and as expected for the price. The service at the table was very good and helped make up for issues with our reservation. The latter is something the staff should learn how to better address... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Eric S
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Cakes & Ale with a group of friends for the 1st time last weekend and thought the food was good and as expected for the price. The service at the table was very good and helped make up for issues with our reservation. The latter is something the staff should learn how to better address (i.e. don't... More 

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Thank Eric S
Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second time eating here and both times we really enjoyed our meal. There are a limited number of choices on the menu; 5 or 6 appetizers, same amount of small plates, and same amount of entrees. Good wine and beer list. We had the arancini, squash dip, gnocchi, pork loin, and tomato soup between the two of us. Everything... More 

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Thank Kevin B
Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a Saturday lunch. We left not entirely sure what the rave reviews were based upon. The meal was solid, but not exceptional. For five, including three of blood mary’s, the bill was $163.09.

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Thank ATLGA001
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good service and wait staff was very knowledgeable. C and A was recently named the best restaurant in the greater ATL area--no small feat! while the overall experience was nice, neither i nor my date were that impressed. I've had better for less.

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Thank stevenations
Decatur, Georgia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been several times and never understood all the raves this restaurant gets from AJC food critics. I believe it is overpriced and overrated. Too many better choices in Decatur, in my opinion. Their desserts are very good.

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Thank scott_overcarsh
Sarasota, Florida
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

we've been twice for dinner. pricey. but yummy. we don't mind paying a higher price if the food warrants it and so far, this place does.

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Thank TwistedWorldTraveler
Decatur, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is the kind of place you got o really enjoy a meal. So much thought, skill, and love is put into the food here. Yes, it's seasonal and farm to table, but those words are so true at Cakes and Ale. It's never the same menu twice. We go here for anniversaries, birthdays, date nights, and just because. We've... More 

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Thank decaturtravelgirl
Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I enjoy the hot chocolate and my boss loves their coffee. It is very clean, has a great staff, and fair prices

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Thank JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

On December 1st, I made a reservation for a holiday dinner with friends for December 16th. On Wednesday, December 10th, one week prior to the holiday dinner, the folks at Cakes and Ale called to inform me that they had booked a private party for the 16th and had cancelled my reservation. Their solution was to offer the opportunity to... More 

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Thank llaa2015
Villa Rica, Georgia
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for dessert on the cafe side of the restaurant. Ordered the carrot cake and it was great. I took a chocolate croissant, coffee cake and bagel to go and I am craving all of them right now lol planning a return trip for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 14043777994

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, French
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 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?