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Cakes and Ale Restaurant and Bar

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155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely perfect meal for our anniversary. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable, food was fantastic and the wine choices complemented the meal perfectly. Dessert was amazing as well as the coffee. My wife said that it was the best meal she has had in years... that comment, on our anniversary, was worth the price. Thank you Cakes and Ale!

Thank James M
Decatur, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With the great reviews of this restaurant, my team and myself expected more. Perhaps their food gets better later in the day after the lunch time rush. When we entered around 11:45am, we were seated near the inspection scorecard and became alarmed at their score which almost made us leave. He violations didn't appear to be anything horrible so we... More 

Thank Carameldiva711
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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273 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My date and I ate here twice as we waited out Hurricane Matthew. I enjoy the reasonable serving sizes, excellent preparation and service. Our first visit was great with excellent espresso and a breakfast sandwich and bagel with smoked trout. Inexplicably on our second visit, they were out of breakfast sandwiches and the espresso was not nearly as tasty.

Thank Drew K
Long Grove, Illinois
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first dining experience at Cakes and Ale, although my dining partners have enjoyed this restaurant many times before. Our meal was Simply Outstanding! 2 of us, had the Grouper , apparently a new menu item. It was to die for. The other entree was the Lamb Shoulder, which was excellent. The starters , desert and bread service... More 

Thank Jeff W
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149 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Funky, mismatched barware and plates make the place seem more casual than the food would have you believe. My "better days ahead" cocktail came in an Elvis highball. utterly delicious with the blood orange and ginger beer flavors. I had the shaved porchetta with an incredible gribiche as a first course and the pork lion with veg and a green... More 

Thank debePa
Decatur, Georgia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Went just last Friday night, 9/9/16 early in the evening and it was excellent. Had a wonderful jalapeno infused drink that was very nice, lamb shank that was cooked just right. Melon and proscuitto for an appetizer along with a tomato salad. I highly recommend C&A.

Thank Bongotak
Decatur, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal. Tim treated us well. Had a lamb shank with melon and prosciutto for appetizer. An excellent French Sauvignon Blanc was perfect.

Thank tjcknigh
Florence, AL
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

A friend and I enjoyed lunch at Cakes and Ale during the 2016 Decatur Book Festival. We both ordered quiche with salad and enjoyed beverages from their very interest (in a good way) wine list. A very comfortable spot in which to linger over a long lunch.

Thank dadombrowski
Dalton, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Very little parking;no valet. Best to use Uber. Funky/cute neighborhood. This restaurant was highly rated, but I am not sure why. Very limited menu. VERY expensive. The gnocchi was 'canned' (if there is such a thing)! And the sauce was not as good as Chef Boyardee. HOWEVER, the risotto/rice balls were the best I've ever had ! And we had... More 

Thank Kathy R
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I are fortunate to frequent this place about 4 - 6 times per month (We live in Decatur just down the street) and are thrilled that it made it to the Atlanta Magazine's list of top restaurants in Atlanta. A much deserved recognition. The staff is friendly, warm and conversational - particularly the bartenders, who are true... More 

Thank Teresa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $26
American, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 14043777994
A "true foodie find" in Downtown Decatur, chef-owner Billy Allin's American "separates itself" from the usual culinary scene with "fresh", "vivacious" food that "epitomizes the farm-to-table movement", plus "unrivaled" cocktails in a refined, "unassuming" setting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?