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Thumbs Up Diner

#87 of 3,204 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Old Fourth Ward
American, Diner
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573 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1935
+1 404-223-0690
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Everett, Washington
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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807 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank GPBurdell67
Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Very good service, food, and hospitality. The food portions are unbelievable. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank Wendy S
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This was a really good place to eat. As you can see, the portions are generous. There will be a wait but it is worth it. Not a big place so expect to be cozy. Only downsides for me is they are CASH ONLY and there is no wifi. I will be back again!

Thank nubiansis7777
Clayton, New Jersey
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered the fish and grits which were okay and nothing to write home about. The biscuits were multigrain buttermilk is my best description. My friend had the pork chops which was not what you would think of for a fried pork chop they were coated with a mixture of cornmeal and flour. A decent spot for breakfast, get there... More 

Thank sheilarenee2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place lived up to its reviews...left stuffed & with leftovers. Staff was friendly & the place was hopping, despite it being a weekday morning.

Thank Katg2011
Lowell, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We arrived in Atlanta, after not sleeping all night. Checked into our Airbnb and then went to Thumbs Up Diner, which was about a mile from where we were staying. As a food blogger I am always bookmarking things we want to check out when we are in a new location. I am glad I did because Thumbs up was... More 

Thank Timna N

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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, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?