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Matthews Cafeteria

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2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
(770) 491-9577
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Southern Home-Style Cooking

Matthews food is well prepared and the selection of items is good. Just know that it is mostly prepared southern style but in a very good way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Eunice L
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Tucker, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tucker, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Matthews food is well prepared and the selection of items is good. Just know that it is mostly prepared southern style but in a very good way.

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atlanta
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Heavy grease, overcooked vegetables. Not for me, but way popular with those who like this type of cuisine.

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atlanta, georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The locals love it but we were never impressed. Seemed like the food was canned or frozen and always spent a good bit of time on the steam table line.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You step back in time when you enter the narrow glass doors of Matthew's Cafeteria. Everything there seems from another generation except the ladies working the line. You wish for a lovely southern greeting of 'Hi y'all! Welcome to Matthew's.' That doesn't happen, but the food is quite good. Chicken fingers are a great value as they are large fingers... More 

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Buckhead, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have been going to Matthews for years, some of the changes they have made are good but in that changeover there will be certain people who should not have been hired and I wished I knew this woman's name, she is just hateful. today when she was asked where was the fish she pointed to the three in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ate dinner there for the first time 12-12-14 the food wasn't that good, no seasoning and blanded mac&cheese was the worst I ever had and for two plates to go was $21 I'll never eat dinner there again,but breakfast is excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent food for a reasonable price. It is a local favorite and landmark. Has a good variety to choose from and everything is made from scratch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I saw this restaurant on my food network on the road app and Guy gave raving reviews so I figured why not. The food was great and inexpensive. Your only option of drinks are lemonade, water, and tea. We always order sweet tea so we didn't mind. We will be visiting again for the infamous chicken and dumplings and Brunswick... More 

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Tucker, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I recently ate at Matthews cafeteria in Tucker. The flavor of the food is the best, especially the meatloaf. They have lots of vegetables and homemade corn muffins. My favorite dessert is banana pudding.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you are looking for fancy, keep looking. Real southern food look no further. Sugar in cornbread? Nooo way. The saying look in the parking lot for locals rings true here. Nothing fancy just home cooking that doesn't heat up a kitchen and you escape for less than $7. The dishes are not quite as good as my neighbor Ethene's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Tucker
  • Phone Number: (770) 491-9577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?