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“Such a wonderful place to eat!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matthews Cafeteria

Matthews Cafeteria
2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
(770) 491-9577
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Ranked #8 of 106 Restaurants in Tucker
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
atlanta, ga
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Such a wonderful place to eat!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've been eating at Matthew's for years! The place has been around since the 50's and is such a wonderful place to visit.

The food is served cafeteria style and is all good old down home southern food!
The desserts are some of the best! Be sure to check out their menu online because every day they serve something different!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Southern Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Just like Grandma's!

Go for lunch on Thursday for turkey and dressing. It's amazing! Deviled eggs and strawberry shortcake are delicious. So is the the pot roast!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Oh My Goodness!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Down home southern fare. We LOVE Matthews. My teenagers choose it when they get to pick the dinner spot. I always have to have the squash casserole and fried okra. I most often choose the fried chicken, too. Super casual comfort. There is no other place left on the globe like this one. Be there or be square!

Visited May 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Country Cooking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I have eaten here many times and find their food consistent, very tasty, and reasonably priced. If you in Atlanta, make your way to Tucker on the east side of Atlanta just off 285. Its worth the drive. Nothing fancy to look at but the food is fantastic if you like typical country cooking.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Somewhat Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I went for the fried chicken and Southern sides. The chicken was good but not great and a surprisingly small breast. The sweet potatoes and the greens were terrific and helped save the overall meal experience. I was also surprised that the atmosphere of the place had little to no character. In fact a bit of a dump. Will I go back? Probably -- hoping they will up their game.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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