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Cakes and Ale Restaurant and Bar

155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
+1 404-377-7994
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“gnocchi” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (67 reviews)
“trout” (20 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
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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......More

Thank James M
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...More

Thank Carameldiva711
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,...More

Thank Drew K
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first dining experience at Cakes and Ale, although my dining partners have enjoyed this restaurant many times before. Our meal was Simply Outstanding! 2 of us, had the Grouper , apparently a new menu item. It was to die for. The other...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Funky, mismatched barware and plates make the place seem more casual than the food would have you believe. My "better days ahead" cocktail came in an Elvis highball. utterly delicious with the blood orange and ginger beer flavors. I had the shaved porchetta with an...More

Thank debePa
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went just last Friday night, 9/9/16 early in the evening and it was excellent. Had a wonderful jalapeno infused drink that was very nice, lamb shank that was cooked just right. Melon and proscuitto for an appetizer along with a tomato salad. I highly recommend...More

Thank Bongotak
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal. Tim treated us well. Had a lamb shank with melon and prosciutto for appetizer. An excellent French Sauvignon Blanc was perfect.

Thank tjcknigh
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A friend and I enjoyed lunch at Cakes and Ale during the 2016 Decatur Book Festival. We both ordered quiche with salad and enjoyed beverages from their very interest (in a good way) wine list. A very comfortable spot in which to linger over a...More

Thank dhenski
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very little parking;no valet. Best to use Uber. Funky/cute neighborhood. This restaurant was highly rated, but I am not sure why. Very limited menu. VERY expensive. The gnocchi was 'canned' (if there is such a thing)! And the sauce was not as good as Chef...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I are fortunate to frequent this place about 4 - 6 times per month (We live in Decatur just down the street) and are thrilled that it made it to the Atlanta Magazine's list of top restaurants in Atlanta. A much deserved...More

Thank Teresa S
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Luncheon Menu
21 July 2016|
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Response from Maria A | Reviewed this property |
I did not eat lunch, you can check their website for menus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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