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Thinking Man Tavern

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537 W Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-3110
+1 404-370-1717
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

walked over after 8pm yesterday evening with wife and kids (4 total). got table without wait - self seating. menu had a good variety of options for each of us, and everyone enjoyed their meal. service was good. fair pricing. strong suit appears to be the great beer selection but food is good also.

Thank David T
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

The Cuban sandwich was good but gumbo was best ever! Must have been there is last of the pot, thick and flavor galore. Next visit, looking guy or ward to a large bowl and two drafts.

Thank Tom B
Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Met a friend here last night for beers and a bite to eat. There is always a great selection of draft and bottled beers. I had a great Wild Heaven Nitro to go with my Greek Salad with chicken. My friend had a Cuban sandwich with fried plantains. This is very good food...not "bar food". I would be remiss if... More 

Thank sriddick2
Carbondale, Illinois
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Really nice selection of a wide variety of beers on tap. We just had an appetizer with our drinks, so I have limited experience with the food -- but the potato mound of rounds we had was good. Service was also very good. Would go back

Thank rweissjr
Decatur, Georgia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Thinking Man Tavern is a friendly spot where locals and non locals alike can debate the days events over pints of delicious (and well thought out) craft beer, excellent cocktails and tasty food options, from little to large. The space is large and moving tables to accommodate large groups is not a problem. A multitude of board games and weekly... More 

Thank Scootpunker
Huntsville, Alabama
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We were waiting for a brewery to open and just happened to drive by this place so we tried it out. It was a pleasant surprise. Good food and a great selection of craft beers. Plus the bartender was very friendly and made our visit more enjoyable.

Thank George F
Snellville, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little pub, will be back recommend veggie burger. We came after 2:00 so not too busy, very relaxed, located in an old grocery store

Thank Angela C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

A place to be really comfortable. Friendly staff, unpretentious moods with many good options for draft beers. The food is really good, a little spicy many of them but nothing you can't solve asking. Recommended!

Thank USGeorge
Decatur, Georgia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Unpretentious atmosphere with excellent beer selection, signature dishes and friendly staff. They could use a little design-minded sprucing up, but all-in-all a great place to dine.

Thank Patrick S
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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270 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

The open atmosphere made me feel welcome. While I just had a pear and arugula salad, it was VERY good. The bar had a sizeable collection of beer and I would love to return to enjoy the libations at night!

Thank Mark M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pub, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 W Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-3110
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-370-1717

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