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Matthews Cafeteria

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2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084-4702
+1 770-491-9577
05:00 - 20:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience and I can't wait to drop in and try some of the other specials. I had the fried chicken, fried okra, and turnip greens. You can't beat that price for a meat and two country dinner. BTW mine was to go after working too late at the office and my fried okra was ate on the way home.... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Matthews Cafeteria! Generous portions of delicious, southern fare served cafeteria style in an unassuming location in downtown Tucker. The menu varies daily & they're only open Monday-Friday. The beef tips were tender and flavorful served over rice. The squash casserole was the best I've ever had. Loved the cornbread and ice box lemon pie for dessert. Reasonably priced and... More 

Thank jenned17
Somerset, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I saw this on the Diners, Drive-in and Dives list for places near my friends house. We went for lunch on a Monday. This was probably the best pork loin I've ever had. It is very old school southern dining, but very good. I had the strawberry shortcake for dessert. Lunch with one main dish, two sides and a drink... More 

Thank Scott G
Atlanta, Georgia
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517 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I have been hearing about Matthew's Cafeteria for decades and yet for one reason or another never got there. I live out of town and found myself in downtown Tucker in lunch time on a weekday...so parked and enjoyed. I chose the smothered steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, and baby lima beans. I was very happy, sweet tea and easy... More 

Thank eatprayloveall
Atlanta, Georgia
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249 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The place was crowded for lunch - a good sign. Definitely the local favorite. Simple southern cooking on Tucker's main street, with a big parking lot and people milling outside. I wouldn't go expecting a foodie experience - just an experience in local culture. Stroll through downtown before or after.

2 Thank ATL_JCR
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I don't understand these ratings the food was bland and the liver was like rubber. The fried chicken, which they are known for, was bland. Different strokes for different folks.

Thank Erey10
Lilburn, Georgia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

No better place to get great food and have a great time while you eat. The staff is super friendly and nice and the I have never had a bad meal there ever!!!

1 Thank Robert G
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is some good, old fashioned southern food done well! Fried chicken was great! Family friendly, too.

Thank GiginPopa
Brunswick, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visit at least 3 times during a 5 day visit. We love the pork chops and all the veggies. Everyone seems really nice.

Thank mkspence375
Atlanta, Georgia
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116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We went to Matthews Cafeteria for lunch at the urging of my husbnd who had been there once and really liked it. I was born in the South, and I've eaten at local cafeterias all over the region, and I know what I like. I liked this! No pretentions, it probably looked much the same when it opened in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?