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Cakes and Ale Restaurant and Bar

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155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
+1 404-377-7994
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Decatur with my sister. While she was attending a meeting, I decided to walk around and see the town. I stopped at The Bakery at Cakes and Ale for a decaf coffee. The staff was very friendly. They told me about some of things to do around the area and gave me a map of the town... More 

Thank Diana M
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I love this restaurant. The ambience is relaxed and elegant. The servers/bartends are never in a hurry, but you never feel like you are waiting for anything. The decor is clean and contemporary. The cocktails are interesting.....the food is outstanding. We like to sit at the bar to dine, starting with cocktails, and fresh New England oysters before jumping to... More 

Thank TallGalTravels
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop into coffee and desserts section of the restaurant! There was only 2 other patrons in there besides us and the staff was very slow. They were busier talking to each other than paying attention to the customers! I got a hot tea, which they had to ask 3 times what I wanted and then never offered cream... More 

Thank Meghan F
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I was meeting some friends for a holiday lunch. I agreed to Cakes & Ale because we recently read their dinning room was now serving lunch. They are no longer serving lunch in the dinning room and only serve lunch in the Bakery. The Bakery is cute but very small. Service was good. My $14.00 grain bowl was very good,... More 

Thank ParisGal01
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Wow. While on business in Atlanta, I met a friend who lives in Decatur for dinner here. It was lovely. Cocktails may not be a strong suit here but the wine list is good. The food was great. We started with snacks of roasted almonds with rosemary and fresh olives: both delicious. We split the gnocchi: wonderful pillows of goodness... More 

Thank Scott H
Rome, Italy
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288 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I came here with a friend and we were both delighted with the very special and delicious dinner we had, including great service. We shared all courses except dessert which was a perfect decision. We started off with the crispy arrancini, then had the quail and then the seabass with the creamy polenta on the side. It was a feast!... More 

Thank Ange516
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Dinner was awesome. We started with the squash (with pomegranate) dip. Delicious. The entrees were good but nothing spectacular- two of us had the roasted chicken and the other had the pork. Maybe next time we will go for one of the seafood entrees. So, for the awesomeness-1, Heather provided great service AND 2, the sticky toffee pudding. This became... More 

Thank Howard R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Absolutely perfect meal for our anniversary. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable, food was fantastic and the wine choices complemented the meal perfectly. Dessert was amazing as well as the coffee. My wife said that it was the best meal she has had in years... that comment, on our anniversary, was worth the price. Thank you Cakes and Ale!

Thank James M
Decatur, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

With the great reviews of this restaurant, my team and myself expected more. Perhaps their food gets better later in the day after the lunch time rush. When we entered around 11:45am, we were seated near the inspection scorecard and became alarmed at their score which almost made us leave. He violations didn't appear to be anything horrible so we... More 

Thank Carameldiva711
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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301 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My date and I ate here twice as we waited out Hurricane Matthew. I enjoy the reasonable serving sizes, excellent preparation and service. Our first visit was great with excellent espresso and a breakfast sandwich and bagel with smoked trout. Inexplicably on our second visit, they were out of breakfast sandwiches and the espresso was not nearly as tasty.

Thank Drew K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
American, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-377-7994
A "true foodie find" in Downtown Decatur, chef-owner Billy Allin's American "separates itself" from the usual culinary scene with "fresh", "vivacious" food that "epitomizes the farm-to-table movement", plus "unrivaled" cocktails in a refined, "unassuming" setting.

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