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Thumbs Up Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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174 W Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030-2527
+1 404-687-0999
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Plantation, Florida
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Courtyard Marriott Decatur and it's a rainy , wet, & cold day! Hotel staff directed us to use the back door of hotel to walk a block and find diner directly ahead of us. A real "find" so close to hotel in this nasty weather. Inexpensive, fast, and good food. Homemade peach jam really yummy but wish... More 

Thank arlenecrews
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Proper US Diner. Friendly and welcoming with good service. Really good choice of breakfast/ Brunch. Quickly topped up iced water and constant refills of coffee

Thank B1730SXjamesn
Orange Beach, Alabama
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Love this place. First, the servers are really nice. Second, the place is great for solo diners or groups. It has the vibe of a "greasy spoon, old time diner" without the grease...super clean. And the food was awesome. I had the Greek omelet with a biscuit. Best biscuit I have ever had...and I'm from the south. Highly recommend.

Thank 234Michele2014
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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474 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Quaint old fashioned diner. Nothing fancy but great traditional breakfast and lunch options. If again in Decatur, I'll be back!

Thank Chris P
Swannanoa, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

While staying in N Atlanta a friend and I decided to try Thumbs up Diner based on Tripadvisor reviews. We were NOT disappointed. We came very, very hungry at 1:00 pm during the week. We were greeted by the wait staff and our drink order was filled quickly as we groused the menu. The waiter made excellent suggestions to our... More 

Thank Tammy Y
Decatur, Georgia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a great home cooked breakfast with big, hearty portions....you will love Thumbs Up Diner! Big hot pancakes, create your own omelets and the best studs ever. But, be prepared to wait...weekends are always busy and be prepared...they only take cash.

Thank ph4062
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the resturant several times only because it is convenient for lunch. Nothing special. Wait staff is mediocre depending on who is working. Gave 4 stars because it is not horrible. Food is palatable.

Thank Cecilia R
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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Twenty -five years ago when Decatur was still a humble place to live, work, and eat, Thumbs Up was the very best breakfast around. I was excited to have the opportunity to stop in for a morning meal recently, but left rather disappointed. Eggs weren't quite fight and the spuds were very mediocre. The potatoes used to really wow with... More 

Thank GR8TravLs
Highlands, North Carolina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This diner is great in many ways, but going with a large group can be difficult. The food is amazing. I had the slice of french toast with a side of grits and a side of bacon (all was delicious). Will go back the next time I'm in the area.

Thank Jenny C
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Recently I started exploring a bit more of Atlanta and the Metro areas accessible via MARTA rail. I’ve lived here since 2009, it’s about time. Today’s destination was Decatur, located East of Midtown Atlanta off the MARTA Blue line. I arrived was prompted greeted and asked to sit where I like. They were not even a ¼ full yet. Being... More 

Thank ATL0609

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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
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 W Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030-2527
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-687-0999

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