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Matthews Cafeteria

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2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
(770) 491-9577
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5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Small, down home place

We had heard about this place on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. It is a little hole in the wall type of plae where you get a tray and choose your dinner. Fried chicken was good, but I loved the mashed potatoes and the Lima beans! Cute little spot. You can tell the locals go there regularly!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Fleming Island, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Mission Viejo, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is just basic cafeteria food that tastes home-made and large portions. The prices are good, the atmosphere is non-existent. There are no bells and whistles. You go down the line and they put the food on your plate and ring you up at the end.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What can I say. Been going there for 25 years and never disappointed Same great southern food and atmosphere. Only change is the price.

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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I stopped in here because I had a taste for vegetables. Great place to have selected. The vegetables were wonderful and if you wanted meat they had many selections to pick from. I also chose banana pudding and it was delicious. Excellent place to go if you want good home cooking. Always busy there, so there may be a line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place is consistently great year after year. My favorite is the fried chicken but I love everything else. Everything is fresh and the portions are ample. Never left here hungry.

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Cumming, Georgia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you like your veggies cooked the way your grandma did, this is your place. The food is down-home good.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Matthews has been doing business the same way for over 60 years. It's quaint, cafeteria style, and delicious. A true southern dining experience worth checking out.

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Lithonia, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Every time my wife and I passed this place ini the mornings the line would be out the door so we decided to go for dinner one evening. Very excellent food.

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Windermere, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Matthews Cafeteria has been here in Tucker for years and years and has served great food at a reasonable price for as long as I can remember. Visit every chance I get when I'm in the area and it stays consistent. Great local restaurant with a down home feel to it. If you're visiting Tucker this is a local place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Found this place from my DDD app. The food was great, the servers were nice. The owner even came out and met us he was super nice.. Would eat here again. Great Southern food!!

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Fleming Island, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had heard about this place on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. It is a little hole in the wall type of plae where you get a tray and choose your dinner. Fried chicken was good, but I loved the mashed potatoes and the Lima beans! Cute little spot. You can tell the locals go there regularly!

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?