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“A Regular Lunch Place for Us” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oakwood Cafe

Oakwood Cafe
16 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297-2015
404-214-5660
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Ranked #4 of 51 Restaurants in Forest Park
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Regular Lunch Place for Us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We eat here at least once a week, and it is a convenient place to meet friends for lunch. Food is usually very good, and if it's not, they will make it right. Janet always gives us good service. Our favorite items are the Smoked Chicken, Grilled Talipia, Roast Pork, Broccoli Casserole, and Collards. They are open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch only.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Overcooked, processed food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

After missing out on the in-town farmer’s markets one recent Saturday, we headed to the State Farmer’s market in Forest Park. I was looking forward to a healthy lunch with fresh, seasonal vegetables at the Farmer’s Market café before perusing the stalls for fresh produce. The café had a new name, Oakwood Café, obviously under new ownership since I’d last visited.

I’d like to say it was as good as ever, but the food fell short. Each day offers a selection of eleven meats that run the gamut from pot roast, fried pork chops, grilled tilapia, hamburger steak, bbq and chicken prepared 3 or 4 different ways. Vegetables are equally varied with at least fifteen different choices. Unfortunately, with so many options, quality is sacrificed. What should be a showcase of fresh food is a combination of processed food that gets overcooked. My cubed steak, breaded and fried, was tough, with gravy that was slightly burned, fruit salad way past its prime and generally, everything suffered from being prepared much earlier and held too long on a steam table.

The Oakwood Café is not as good as in-town meat and threes and definitely not worth a special trip.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hampton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Always enjoy lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Been a lunch favorite for at least 10 or more years. Frequent at least twice a week. Now work across the street and usually order take-out-orders are always correct. Only issue is that the take out portions are sometimes less than sit-down portions. Patrish is always friendly and couterous and provides excellent customer service. Food rarely needs extra seasoning. Orders taken with PDAs-great technology!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“food has been consistent for me”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I have ate at the market many of times. The waiters are very friendly and give pretty good service. The food was very fresh and the talipia with cajun seasoning is great. great place to eat for lunch.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cartersville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“what a wonderful wedding food was great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

My husband and I just went to a wedding that was catered by the oakwood in forest park. We then decided to visit the restaurant and see how it was.The food was out of this world. and the service was great. We were super impressed with the speed that we got our food.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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