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Thumbs Up Diner

#87 of 3,245 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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573 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1935
+1 404-223-0690
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Miami Gardens, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we had just flew in from Ft. Lauderdale into Atlanta and we needed somewhere to go for breakfast a friend had recommended going to thumbs up Diner near the airport but we wanted somewhere to go near our hotel. The first thumbs up we went to it took a while to find but once we arrived there the lights... More 

Thank Brandnw
Berkeley, California
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent here, the smoked chicken was amazing and ohhhhhh I looooooved my shrimp and grits 5 stars!!!!

Thank Sky G
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A group of friends and myself took a friends recommendation and found this spot. There was about a 10-minute wait before we were seated, but the minute we were seated and ordered our food it was all worth the wait. The gentleman that took our orders was very helpful in suggesting and explaining anything that we had questions about. The... More 

Thank Corycnote32
Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

First off, the big cups of coffee gives me life!!! The breakfast is delicious....I mean it was fast and friendly service for it to me crowded on a Saturday morning

Thank bey776
Lansing, Michigan
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Farmer's omelette and spuds were very good. Portions are huge! I barely finished the meal. Service was also fast & friendly.

Thank Nate D
Everett, Washington
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's a breakfast and lunch place that has great food and efficient service. I ordered Pancakes and veggie sausage and was not disappointed. The coffee was hot and brewed well. Thumbs Up does not take reservations and I suggest that you be prepared to wait in line for service. This is particularly true on the weekends. I think you will... More 

Thank antoinel67
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went on a Saturday morning and sat at the counter. The staff was friendly and attentive. All three of us ordered the Skillet Heap, with various breakfast meats and egg varieties. I got mine with bacon and scrambled eggs. I've included a picture of it. The heap was delicious! And it definitely deserves it's name - you'll have a... More 

Thank Shaun M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I decided to check this spot out today after hearing nothing but good reviews about it. Definitely delicious! I had the shrimp scrambler with wheat toast and spuds. The scrambler was fluffy and full of fresh medium size shrimp. The spuds were crispy and sliced with onions and peppers. I will definitely be back

Thank fruitsofthespirit
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Took my grandkids out to breakfast. We ordered the steak & fried potatoes, pork chops & eggs, and fried catfish & grits. EVERYTHING was great, and my grands made me promise to return there tomorrow.

Thank mikey3cc
Atlanta, GA
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838 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Looking for a Sunday brunch place, we decided to go to the original Thumbs Up. They have brunch specials but the regular all day menu has both breakfast and lunch items. Arriving at 11:30 a.m., we signed in and waited until noon to get a table (always busy, but they have benches outside to sit). Edgewood Avenue has built up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 573 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1935
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Old Fourth Ward
  • Neighbourhood: Old Fourth Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 404-223-0690

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