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Matthews Cafeteria

2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
+1 770-491-9577
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was so excited to eat at an old fashioned cafeteria restaurant, but wished we’d passed. First, what self respecting cafeteria doesn’t have fried chicken as a standard offering? Today it was dinner only. 🤦🏻‍♀️. Second, had the rest of the offerings been good I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfast here is AMAZING. I had potato and onions and bacon and grits...don't judge me...HA!!! The bacon was thick cut and the cheese for the biscuit was thick like the government cheese from back in the day! DELICIOUS!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Vee M
Reviewed November 5, 2018

In a small town out of Atlanta, next to the railroad tracks, sits a quiet Southern gem of a little restaurant -- a tradition for many, many years -- still cooking the good ole way -- lots of veggies and fried chicken and beef and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank jklabarbera
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Cafeteria style breakfast at this family restaurant. There was quite a variety available of breakfast items to select from. The serving portions were substantial and the owner introduced himself making us feel quite welcomed. Matthews Cafeteria is open in the evenings also. Looking forward to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jgmiller2018
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick Tuesday lunch traveling between ATL and SAV. Since there were only two of us, we didn't try the scrumptious looking desserts. Sweet Tea is perfection. STILL wondering how one rates a big to-go cup. Will be back for the fried chicken and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ncnativechick
Reviewed October 12, 2018

If you are anywhere near Tucker for breakfast, lunch or dinner then you need to stop at Mathews Cafeteria. The food is absolutely delicious. You will not regret your trip here. My favorites are fried pork chop Thursday and fried catfish Friday but you may...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dale H
Reviewed September 21, 2018

I have been going to Matthews since 1982. I have always received the best service one could expect. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The associates have always been friendly and the food is great. I have been retired since 2010...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Earl B
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Very very good. Southern home style food. When you go in the line starts at the left where you pick up your tray and utensils. Deserts are first , then main course , sides and then drinks. Seat yourself. It looks like The kind of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed August 24, 2018

I am usually not a fan of US Southern style foods, but Matthews is among the best I have visited. For a Yankee like myself, the vegetables are overcooked, but they are very tasty. The fried chicken is some of the best I have ever...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank wpettit
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Food was very good and hot. location is easy to find. parking adequate. Food varied been there for lunch in past and it ws very good

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ronald W
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October 10, 2016|
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Response from Lenoretrip | Reviewed this property |
The price will be based on what you order. It's really a cafeteria can you go through the line and all of the choices seem quite reasonable. Everything we ate was delicious. The restaurant was spacious and air-conditioned... More
Chol C
March 27, 2016|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
It is a cafeteria and not a buffet. You walk through with a tray making selections. it has the traditional line with desserts first, entrees (turkey and dressing, fried chicken, meatloaf, pork tenderloin, etc. ) and then the... More
Beth H
April 20, 2015|
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Response from Ken K | Reviewed this property |
If you mean "four" rather than "hour," it's 5-6 5 bucks. Can't remember the exact amount.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Tucker
  • Phone Number: +1 770-491-9577
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