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The OK Cafe opened its doors July 8, 1987 and so great was the longing for a true southern restaurant that by the end of the first week it had become an Atlanta phenomenon with crowds standing in line to get in. Today it serves more customers than any other full service restaurant in Georgia. People come to the OK Cafe for the quality of the food and the sort of menu your grandmother would make for Sunday dinner, if you had a grandma who could cook that is. Mix in an uncle who was a short order cook at the best grill in town, and you've got the family recipes that make the OK Cafe so popular. Add to the family tree an aunt with a sense of fun who created an art-filled environment, and it's easy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Cafe, Diner
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed June 24, 2021 via mobile

We were in the north part of Atlanta at lunch time. Someone recommended the Ok Cafe. It was great and a great experience. The place larger than it looks from the outside and was full of people when we stopped in. We took a seat...at the counter and that turned out to be a fun spot. We could watch much of the food being prepared and our order came in a few minutes. I had the country fried steak with mac&cheese, slaw and a large cornbread muffin. It was all great. This place is definitely worth a stop if you are hungry!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 8, 2021 via mobile

The locals swear by it and we were in the area for a graduation and there weren’t many other options close by except for fast food so why not I thought. An order of greasy, soggy fried chicken with grey overcooked vegetables gave me the...answer why not. The service was good but the food was barely edible at best.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 30, 2021

This is a must dining spot for anyone in the ATL area. The breakfast food has portions larger than the plates and the staff is the most hospitable in the city. The home fries go with anything and the fresh fruit was a hit! The...eggs and bacon and biscuits were a big hit, Came back for lunch the next day and again portions were huge and pie for dessert. What a great place to visit for any meal! Best sweet tea in town!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 10, 2021

Just have dinner here and throughly enjoyed it . We had not eaten there in forever , so decided to eat there on the way out of town . Glad we did , I had the 4 vegetable plate ( 4 different salads ) ,...all were very good , as was the corn muffin . My husband had fried shrimp , which he enjoyed . Delfina was our waitress and she was excellent !!! Highly recommend this restaurant .More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 10, 2021

I have eaten here many times. The ambience is great - dinner with a money tree in the back room. They also offer a take away shop. This restaurant has been here for years. You never know who you will run in to. They scored...100% on a recent inspection. I went for lunch - they were not busy. Nice to see the Management involved here in the daily operations. I was greeted upon arrival - was seated in the back room - they are practicing safe practices here. The server was Naomi - she anticipated my needs - very in tune with the customer. They always have daily specials - entree, vegetable and dessert. They have recently raised their prices. You must have the service to back up a price increase - and they do. I ordered a sweet tea with the four vegetables. It also comes with a corn muffin. I had the corn, mac and cheese, squash casserole and the dressing with no gravy. It is just enough food for lunch. Used their take out shop during the time the dining room was closed during Covid - 19. All in all a great meal - will be back. They usually stay very busy here. Continued Success !!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 24, 2021

The Blue Plate Specials are what this restaurant is famous for! I love their large hamburgers with a fried onion ring loaf! Just the best! Great for families and couples! All orders are made fresh and worth the wait. A bit pricey, but this place...is spectacular!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 17, 2021

I'm a sucker for seafood so I ordered the daily special crab cakes. Kind of disappointed with the chopped green pepper which was like eating raw pepper in the crab cake .. I wish they would have sautéed it first ... also the crisp coating...detracted from the whole thing , they would have been great without any coating. Collards and mac n cheese always good😘 My son loved the chicken pot pie and said the mashed potatoes were the best ever.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 28, 2020

We don't get to eat at the OK Cafe as much as we would like since moving to Ohio, but when in town, we try to get by there. We made the OK Cafe our last stop as we headed out of town. Of course...the food was excellent and very good. The service was great and very attentive but the idea of "Social Distancing" at the tables just didn't seem to matter. We got a table in the back to ourselves, but most people were seated back to back and right next to each others tables. The "close" seating was the only thing wrong with this visit to the OK Cafe this time.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 15, 2020

This restaurant is ready to serve you while doing all required safety cautions. We took our daughter here for lunch . I was quite impressed at the amount of safety designations - every other table, Masks or you won't be served. Server wore a mask...and no one touched anyone. Now for the good part. Food is consistently great. I had a fried chicken salad while the daughter had a sandwich. Wife had breakfast. All were served by another person also wearing a mask. People closest to us were business people chatting about a project. Business "as usual" in these times.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020

There was not a wait - was seated immediately. They restaurant is decorated for Halloween. I waited for my colleague to join me. Laura the server could not of been nicer. I had an unsweet tea while I waited. They just opened their take -...out shop. I ordered the veggie plate - mac/cheese/corn/ dressing no gravy/ and the squash casserole. You also get a corn muffin - the food is always good and hot. Can't beat their vegetables. They always have a daily special. Nice to know that your expectation will be met or exceeded here. I will be back here again. Keep Up the Good Work !!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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I do low carb myself so yes to LC - but not quite sure on whether they have certified gluten free items? If you are strict for medical reasons I bet the answer is "no". But if you are okay to eat food from kitchen with... More
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Google Maps for OK Cafe has a great bar chart that will answer your question. Generally, 6:00 is busiest, 5:00 is less busy and 4:00 is less busy still.
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Yes, OK Cafe offers takeout services.

OK Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4