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Thumbs Up Diner

) #36 of 312 Restaurants in Decatur American, , Cafe
174 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2527
+1 404-687-0999
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“grits” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
174 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2527
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Reviewed yesterday

The hostess didn't leave a good first impression, more interested in her phone than seating us. In fact, she just pointed towards our seats. The menu is centered around eggs, so keep that in mind. I ordered the pancakes. They were huge, delicious and filling....More

Thank SteelerPeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was just okay, but the service was horrible. We went for the arts festival and thought this would be a great place to stop... the location was great but the service was almost nonexistent. Every time we wanted a refill we had to...More

Thank mms30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5/25/17update: let's just say this place only has location going for it, service again was lacking, horrible. 1 refill of coffee cause waitstaff were chatting amongst themselves. Had to ask for check and food doesn't taste like their other restaurants. Last time I'll ever step...More

Thank AtlantaLuvTaTravel
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We got there about 8:30am and got a table outside. We had eggs, bacon, grits, toast and coffee. Everything was really good and the coffee was great. The waiter said they get a special blend made just for them.

Thank lkelly9988
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It is like stepping back into the past when you visit here. The ambiance is definitely retro and the portions are too. I always get the cheese omelet and a side of bacon, and it is always just the way I like it. Home fries...More

Thank jubileegoddess
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

All I can say is, AMAZING!!! I had the catfish with sauteed spinach and mushrooms. OMG BEST I've ever had!!!

Thank Nilvia G
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Only problem I had was the lack of heat on a day it was in the 30s outside. We didn't get an explanation if the heat was out or what...so I don't know if that is just how cold they normally keep it in there....More

Thank bsgarrett
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Came here for the first time for breakfast only had a 5 minute wait, was seated and place out order. The food was delicious and filling!

Thank demetria w
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little diner in downtown Decatur. My husband and I had lunch there while we were visiting. We both had the hamburger with fries. It was good and not greasy. I had sweet potatoes fries, which was really good. Just remember it is cash only!

Thank ttspears
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Courtyard Marriott Decatur and it's a rainy , wet, & cold day! Hotel staff directed us to use the back door of hotel to walk a block and find diner directly ahead of us. A real "find" so close to hotel in...More

Thank arlenecrews
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2527
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-687-0999
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