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Parker's on Ponce

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116 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2526 (Clairmont Road)
+1 404-924-2230
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fall has to be the best time of the year to visit Parker's. The fireplace is going and it's beautiful in Decatur. GREAT date night spot!

Thank terryg128
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the fortune of being in Atlanta for a conference on my birthday. A friend of mine made reservations at Parker's on Ponce in Decatur to celebrate. What a phenomenal choice! Each dish was expertly prepared and unique. We started out our meal with the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with bleu cheese. This is a MUST. Beyond delicious. We... More 

Thank Jill D
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have enjoyed very good (not excellent) meals here, and I've had meals that were truly truly awful. The trend over the last few years has been down, which is a shame since downtown Decatur deserves a great steakhouse. Nice bar, decent to good wait staff, but the kitchen staff really needs help.

Thank opivp
Tara M, Manager at Parker's on Ponce, responded to this review

I'm sorry you have had inconsistent experiences when dining with us at Parker's on Ponce. Consistency is extremely important to us - we want you to feel confident that you will have good food and good service each time you walk through our doors. If you are willing, I'd like to have a conversation about how we could have done... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We are vegans for health reasons and include fish. After all, you have to be able to easily eat out! We were visiting my son and girlfriend. Four people, four great meals. Between us we had crab cakes, bone in grilled pork chop (with killer goat cheese mashed potatoes), half chicken over mashed potatoes and the biggest surprise of all,... More 

Thank Marylu S
Decatur, Georgia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Trifecta. The new menu (spring 2016) has delicious items but the favorites are equally fresh and pleasing. Parker's is a mainstay for all the right reasons.

Thank Lisa A
Gilbert, Arizona
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448 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

After a day in Atlanta, I was looking to get out of the city for dinner and then I discovered this place. I did make a reservation, but when I arrived, I saw that one was not needed even at 5:30 on a Friday night. First thing I will say is that parking for the restaurant is easiest in a... More 

Thank EpicGuy12
Decatur, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I had not been to Parkers in a while since they changed their hours. The steak and atmosphere was nice, My leftover steak was tender and juicy after being warmed up after the being in the refrigerator

Thank KCKWoman
Atlanta, Georgia
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427 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Nice ambiance, with pianist in the bar when we were there Friday night. Friendly, attentive wait staff, starting with the hostess and including the bartender. The food was very good. We enjoyed the cheese plate as well as the bacon wrapped fig appetizers, the rib eye steak, and the bread pudding dessert. Even splitting the plates, we could not come... More 

Thank LuckySpivey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We have,been going there for years and have yet to have a less than perfect experience. Having a piano player was a nice touch. The service was great.

Thank Kay E
Decatur, Georgia
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306 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Parker's is a beautiful restaurant in downtown Decatur. This restaurant is good for couples and they are very easy to work with when taking a group. You should know, though, that parking is a nightmare no matter when you go. Street parking is free after 6:00 p.m. but impossible to find. On the weekend plan on spending $10 to park... More 

Thank Westgalady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2526
    (Clairmont Road)
  • Public Transportation: On Marta Line
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-924-2230
Owned by brothers John-Thomas and Christopher Scott, Parker's on Ponce is Decatur's first independently owned steakhouse. The Scott family has always been extremely involved in the local community, including local government. The restaurant is named after John-Thomas' seven year old daughter, Parker. The whole family is often seen at the restaurant - it is not a business to them, but a home - and they treat guests of the restaurant as family as well.

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