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Matthews Cafeteria

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Longtime Favorite

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Frances K
,
Gainesville, Georgia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gainesville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW 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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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The fact that it says Cafeteria, should say it all. Quick food, selected in line and carry to your table. They do a thriving local business, so one can be guaranteed of fresh food. Workers are courteous, but very busy. If waiting on an item for your meal, you may need to check on it yourself.

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Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Set in the "old town" of Tucker, this cafeteria is a great attraction for anyone wanting good, southern cooking. Pick from fresh green beans, turnip greens, black-eyed peas, fried catfish, fried chicken, sweet tea, cornbread, etc. Don't look for anything fancy. This cafeteria is right out of the 40s and 50s (and that's meant to be a compliment!) Better call... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Best home home cooking I've had in a long time. Meat & two veggies along with banana pudding. Banana pudding was just like my grandmothers. Can't want to visit again should I be in the Atlanta area.

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Mesquite
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I ate here once before and the food was excellent southern cooking, so I was really looking forward to this meal. I was SO DISAPPOINTED. The fried chicken was dry and rubbery, the mashed potatoes were thin, the green beans were over cooked to the point of mush and the cornbread was so dry it could have been made of... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a hometown gathering place..homedtyle cooking..definately tasty..it was clean..yiu can tell the place has been therecawhile..could you a little facelift..but the food is great in spite of the sparce older building and interior. Great for families or lunch break eating.. price is average

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Maui, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Since visiting my dear friend in the Atlanta/Roswell area, she has wanted me to experience real Southern food. Her family goes to "Matthews" every Sunday after church & it appeared that when we all went together this past Sunday, that many other families do the same thing. Matthews has been open since 1955. It is set up has a cafeteria... More 

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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?