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Decatur's Square

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Address: Decatur, GA
Phone Number: +1 404-371-8386
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"The Square" sits above the Decatur Stop on the Atlanta Metro system (MARTA). It is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. You may run into a few panhandlers but for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Decatur, Georgia
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Decatur, Georgia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"The Square" sits above the Decatur Stop on the Atlanta Metro system (MARTA). It is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. You may run into a few panhandlers but for the most part you'll see employees having lunch during the week and singles and couples roving at night.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a complete surprise. It was almost like an English village square. Old fashioned, with band stand, excellent cafe's, great variety of restaurants, shops, brilliant ice cream parlour and beautifully clean & well maintained. Underneath all this is the MARTA system to whisk you downtown Atlanta and also the bus station was less than one minute walk away. We... More 

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Salem, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is at the center of downtown Decatur and is a wonderful place to sit and watch people stroll by. In addition there are a number of wonderful local restaurants surrounding the square. Definitely worth seeing and dining.

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Thank Jim C
Atlanta
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine a Norman Rockwell scene: The gazebo has a band playing, families are hanging out with picnics or ice cream, strollers, dogs, shoppers, and restaurants have patio tables for fast casual as well as fine dining. It's all here! You may see impromtu dance and drum performances or experience the quiet of a moonlit night with tourists and local mingling... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Whether there is a festival going on or just a sweet walk around downtown Decatur, this are is great for pics & just hanging out.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I wish more small towns had a square like this. Plenty of places to relax, people watch, etc. and some very interesting sculptures and history.

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Thank Chris P
Milford, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a nice little spot. But, the restaurants and shops are what really deserve the reviews. In the square, I mostly encountered amateur photographers annoyed with my wife and I that we were on THEIR square interrupting their photo shoots.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Decatur Square provides a charming area to walk amidst a few shops and a few eateries. The parking is somewhat limited directly within the square but ample outside the square. The area appears to be safe and not to congested with automotive traffic.

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Florence, AL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The downtown area of Decatur is just right for a day trip. It is charming, shaded (in places), and offers many shops, restaurants, and pubs.

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Marietta, Georgia
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200 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Decatur Square is the site of the annual Decatur Book Festival, which brings 75,000 visitors to the Square. The merchants, police, sanitation workers, and volunteers do a great job. At other times of the year, the square is still a great place to visit - especially for the many food options.

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