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Matthews Cafeteria

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2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
+1 770-491-9577
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Matthews is that rare cafeteria boasting delicious food and friendly service. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner this is a place you will return to again and again!

Thank Gymjudge63
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking can be a challenge. We arrived for lunch at 2:00, one hour before closing, so I expected to see a few empty spots on the steam table. But food on the cafeteria line was as fresh, hot, and well-stocked as if they had just opened. I tried the cornbread dressing topped with pulled chicken breast meat and a light... More 

Thank 1LittleSister
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And boy was I excited when I discovered they were. Roast pork and dressing with squash casserole. Servings were almost too big, but I survived. Love that they offer scallions on the side, just like my mom when I was a kid. Will definitely be back!

Thank Randall W
Decatur, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Matthews has been a staple in Tucker since 1955. Fantastic food and family friendly atmosphere! You will not be disappointed if you love country cookin.

Thank clk1003
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Went for lunch after a work meeting and the food was awesome. Had enough to take home for dinner that night also! Great "home" cooking with lots of flavor

Thank Connie M
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

Both atmosphere and lunch were old-school. Simple and tasty food + sweet tea with low price in nice neighbourhood.

Thank Timo4
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237 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Good Southern cooking at Matthews is now available on Sunday afternoons. Hard to beat this "home made" selection of meats, veggies, salads, and desserts at a reasonable price. The restaurant is not opened at other weekend times, but available M-F for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Thank Kenneth K
Decatur, GA
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

Yes, there are southern food places in Metro Atlanta that have more "atmosphere," more autographed pictures on the wall, etc. But, for locals in northeast Atlanta, you just can't beat Matthews Cafeteria! Try it for breakfast, the biscuits and gravy are out of this world!

Thank Mongoose_Man
Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Great experience and I can't wait to drop in and try some of the other specials. I had the fried chicken, fried okra, and turnip greens. You can't beat that price for a meat and two country dinner. BTW mine was to go after working too late at the office and my fried okra was ate on the way home.... More 

Thank Patricia M
Conyers, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Loved Matthews Cafeteria! Generous portions of delicious, southern fare served cafeteria style in an unassuming location in downtown Tucker. The menu varies daily & they're only open Monday-Friday. The beef tips were tender and flavorful served over rice. The squash casserole was the best I've ever had. Loved the cornbread and ice box lemon pie for dessert. Reasonably priced and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Tucker
  • Phone Number: +1 770-491-9577

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