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Cakes and Ale Restaurant and Bar

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155 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030-3338
+1 404-377-7994
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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192 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have heard of Cakes & Ale for years and were aware of all of the accolades. But on this night I would say they were just really good but not great. Service is very good. Drinks are very good. Atmosphere is very cozy. But this is a premiere Atlanta restaurant with premiere Atlanta prices. And for that I would... More 

Thank Mark B
Salt Lake City, Utah
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422 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anticipation can be the bane of existence. Cakes & Ale was referred to in glowing terms by every chef and service professional we spoke to. "If you go to one Atlanta restaurant, be sure it's Cakes & Ale." I would crack wise about the stupid name, but I was assured C & A was serious cooking. Unfortunately, our experience was... More 

Thank Philip G
Chamblee, Georgia, United States
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a rare dinner date night out at Cakes and Ale recently. It lived up to and exceeded our expectations on this initial visit. The food is simply exceptional in its preparation and resultant taste. The chef's passion and loving touch is apparent in every dish on this limited menu. We started by sharing great fresh... More 

Thank Jerry L
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I came to Decatur with my sister. While she was attending a meeting, I decided to walk around and see the town. I stopped at The Bakery at Cakes and Ale for a decaf coffee. The staff was very friendly. They told me about some of things to do around the area and gave me a map of the town... More 

Thank Diana M
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I love this restaurant. The ambience is relaxed and elegant. The servers/bartends are never in a hurry, but you never feel like you are waiting for anything. The decor is clean and contemporary. The cocktails are interesting.....the food is outstanding. We like to sit at the bar to dine, starting with cocktails, and fresh New England oysters before jumping to... More 

Thank TallGalTravels
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop into coffee and desserts section of the restaurant! There was only 2 other patrons in there besides us and the staff was very slow. They were busier talking to each other than paying attention to the customers! I got a hot tea, which they had to ask 3 times what I wanted and then never offered cream... More 

Thank Meghan F
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I was meeting some friends for a holiday lunch. I agreed to Cakes & Ale because we recently read their dinning room was now serving lunch. They are no longer serving lunch in the dinning room and only serve lunch in the Bakery. The Bakery is cute but very small. Service was good. My $14.00 grain bowl was very good,... More 

Thank ParisGal01
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100 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Wow. While on business in Atlanta, I met a friend who lives in Decatur for dinner here. It was lovely. Cocktails may not be a strong suit here but the wine list is good. The food was great. We started with snacks of roasted almonds with rosemary and fresh olives: both delicious. We split the gnocchi: wonderful pillows of goodness... More 

Thank Scott H
Rome, Italy
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288 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I came here with a friend and we were both delighted with the very special and delicious dinner we had, including great service. We shared all courses except dessert which was a perfect decision. We started off with the crispy arrancini, then had the quail and then the seabass with the creamy polenta on the side. It was a feast!... More 

Thank Ange516
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Dinner was awesome. We started with the squash (with pomegranate) dip. Delicious. The entrees were good but nothing spectacular- two of us had the roasted chicken and the other had the pork. Maybe next time we will go for one of the seafood entrees. So, for the awesomeness-1, Heather provided great service AND 2, the sticky toffee pudding. This became... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
American, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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Athens, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?