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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 19
    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
overnighter04
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Fleming Island, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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195 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is an older version of the cafeteria and you will love it if you spent many hours hanging out there when you were growing up.

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Tucker, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It is in fact a local landmark. I am not sure why though. It was good food at a decent price, but it wasn't all that. Just average at best.

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Tucker, Georgia
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Dear Travelers and Atlanta residents: I have intermittently eaten here in last 6-8 months, of some of that time in transition-moving-even homeless at periods! I was told that my shoes "smelled" and that they were not going to let me eat that day! I know the owner-co-owner are country southern types, but even accounting 4 this, it was uncouth, rude,... More 

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Additional Information about Matthews Cafeteria

Address: 2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
Phone Number: (770) 491-9577
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Tucker
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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