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

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    Very good
  • 19
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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
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Windermere, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The food is hit or miss. We went for a group breakfast and even though it is cafeteria style they ran out of EGGS of all things. We had to hold up the line waiting. But the food is pretty good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Breakfast, lunch and/or dinner finds this outstanding cafeteria packed with happy diners. Matthews is a good neighbor to nearby Tucker HS and provides pre-game fried chicken dinners for the teams.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A storefront cafeteria on Main Street in Tucker. The food was excellent and atmosphere marvelous. Many patrons were repeat customers many times over. The staff knew them by name. We will come back!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Recently returned to dine here with my family. Used to live in the area and this was a favorite spot. Have been friends with the owners family for years. Quality food and service. Home cooking southern style.

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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, Families with children, 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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