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Matthews Cafeteria

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2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
(770) 491-9577
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband grew up in Tucker so this was a return visit to his hometown. Food was good and plentiful, nothing fancy but made for a filling meal.

Thank Teresa F
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Meat and three! Fried green 'maters, chicken and dumplings, greens, all the fixins. If you leave hungry it is your own fault! Always a choice of entrees and sides that will satisfy your home cooked cravings. Don't let the long line scare you, it moves pretty fast.

Thank Karla W
Gainesville, Georgia
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321 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have always enjoyed our meals here at Matthews Cafeteria. For years this was our favorite haunt, both for the wonderful food and friends. But life changes and we moved away. However, we get to visit Tucker on occasion and often stop here for lunch or supper. We know the owners and family. They have worked hard to maintain the... More 

1 Thank Hal K
Atlanta, GA
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This cafeteria used to be the place to go for good homestyle food; the place to stand in line for good southern food. Even though the stark atmosphere of bright flourescent lights in a church basement atmosphere, the trip and the wait were once worth the time. Not in quite a while now. Best advice is don't waste you money.

Thank loveabeach60
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Tried on several occasions and the food consistently falls flat. Fried chicken is flavorless, veggies taste canned though they insist they are fresh. Overpriced for cafeteria style food. Some of the staff are friendly.

Thank Amber A
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Pickup your food in the cafeteria line and go sit at a table covered with a plastic cover and eat with plastic ware cafeteria style. It is only open at lunch, but you will mingle with all the Tucker locals from the policemen, to the business employees and owners and families. Cheap southern food and great for kids.

Thank Mesmerizing
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We have a busy family and find ourselves eating out a lot. Sometimes we are short on time, but just can't do that drive-thru one more time. Matthews to the rescue! Home cooked meals with variety to make everyone in my family happy (from picky-eater kids to a low-carb eating husband). Matthews is a win for us! Delicious and reasonably... More 

1 Thank King4025
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

It's a cafeteria from an earlier era, complete with the butter pats and circulating drink punch machines. We love that there are NO televisions or Wifi. Was previously featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. We have the menu calendar known by heart and frequently drive over 20 miles, even in rush hour traffic for supper. They have the best... More 

1 Thank joleemc66
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We had dinner here last night and all the food was good but not outstanding. If you want good southern cooking this is a good place to go but like I said, it was not outstanding. I would eat here again but I don't feel driven to go back.

Thank DannyT223
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. Fried chicken was great. Cobblers so good. Vegetables seasoned well. Restaurant old and needs cleaning and updating.

Thank Brenda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
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: (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?