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“Served by illegals, place is dirty and old.”
Review of Matthews Cafeteria

Matthews Cafeteria
Ranked #4 of 130 Restaurants in Tucker
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Atlanta
1 review
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“Served by illegals, place is dirty and old.”
Reviewed February 20, 2009

I went with the family on a Friday fried chicken night. Yes the chicken was real good, but that's the only positive thing about this place. This place is a glorified high school cafeteria, it was dirty, cheap dingy decor, and really quite depressing to be in. I felt bad for the wife and kids since it was my idea for our weekly dinner out. As for the "hometown feel", give me a break, all the food servers were illegals who couldn't understand English at all. If you go, which I would never recommend, at least learn how to say 'chicken leg', or 'thigh', or 'wing', in Spanish, it'll save you lots of time, believe me. Oh, there was one, and only one, American working there, the woman collecting the money at the cash register, of course. How Matthews can hope to foster a hometown feel by screwing over Americans to blatantly hire illegals who don't even speak English is absolutely beyond me.

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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Trip Back in Time”
Reviewed November 4, 2008

Been eating here since 1973. It's a remnant of the old Tucker, what's left of it. Hasn't changed at all. The food is typical Southern fare (a welcome break from neighboring franchise chains and fly-by-night low quality restaurants). I come more for the small town Southern ambiance than the food although it's worth the trip for that too.

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“The Best Fried Chicken”
Reviewed October 29, 2008

The Best Fried Chicken

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Loganville, GA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Best Food in the World”
Reviewed August 21, 2008

Without any doubt, this restaurant has the best tasting food of any restaurant I have ever had the pleasure of dining. The Fried Chicken is, without question, the best of any food establishment in the world. Add a side order of creamed potatoes with gravy in a "tater crater" and green beans and you have a meal fit for anyone that has taste buds.

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Roswell, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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“Homestyle southern comfort”
Reviewed July 17, 2008

Food was great. If you're near by stop in for a meal. Eat here with confidence. Kinda out of the way, and because of the cost of gas, I would look for something closer to home, before driving a great distance to eat here. I envy the people who live close by.

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