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Parker's on Ponce

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116 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2526 (Clairmont Road)
+1 404-924-2230
17:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been here in few years. .But a friend of mine made reservations for 8:45p..We arrived at 8:40 p. I did like that the male hostess asked was it a special occasion..? We were seated right away....We were greeted by server by the name of Jeff. .He gave me the dinner special of the day which included NY strip,cheese... More 

Thank T W
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Fiance and I went for our Valentine's dinner. The Piano player made unwanted, repeated advances towards her even after I arrived. I spoke to our wait person, the manager who was there and the senior manager of the establishment. I will NEVER go back and encourage everyone to avoid PARKERS until they change.

Thank stevenations
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for a rehearsal dinner , so I can't say anything about prices. Filet was great and desserts to , especially creme brûlée and bread pudding

Thank Vika C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were quite excited to visit Parker's on Ponce this evening, given the generally excellent reviews, both online and from friends. In all fairness, we were part of a large party, visiting at a high-volume time on Saturday, so not exactly the best case scenario to expect excellence. Perhaps, I was expecting too much as well. That said, here is... More 

Thank Matthew M
Tara M, Manager at Parker's on Ponce, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, I apologize that your experience was less than satisfactory. While we always aim to exceed expectations, unfortunately we occasionally do fall short. If you're willing, I'd like to speak with you regarding your experience, to obtain some more information so I can make this a learning experience for the staff - and hopefully make sure that if you... More 

Mableton, Georgia
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We met two other couples at Parker's on Ponce tonight. Lovely piano playing in the background, excellent wait staff, quality food. I am allergic to flax seed, asked if they had any dinner rolls without seeds, the waiter said he would see whether they had any; shortly he came back with freshly baked dinner rolls I could eat (they were... More 

Thank Barbara K
Tara M, Manager at Parker's on Ponce, responded to this review

Barbara, thanks for joining us last night! Glad we could accommodate you with the bread. Feel free to give us a call ahead of time when you return, so we can make sure we have unseeded bread for you. Thanks again! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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163 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Very good service - great steaks and good sides. A very enjoyable meal - beyond steaks the rack of lamb and shrimp and grits got good reviews from our group. The side of grilled Brussels sprouts was excellent as were the truffle fries and potatoes au gratin. Desserts were also good - the chocolate cake and pecan pie were both... More 

Thank mbartiko
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were headed to another restaurant but someone beckoned us from the doorway. We took that as a sign and changed our plans. I am glad we did. The octopus appetizer special was unusual and delicious. The filet melted in my mouth. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. It was quiet enough in our dining room that we could have... More 

Thank LibraryLaLee
Tara M, Manager at Parker's on Ponce, responded to this review

Thank you for being spontaneous and giving us a try. I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had an early group dinner, so had a prix fixe menu. The service was good and the food was good, couldn't say great. We wouldn't rush back. The a la carte prices are high and we didn't feel the steaks we had would have warranted that. We've had steak dinners at well known chains which cooked the steak better... More 

Thank littlerocky5
Tara M, Manager at Parker's on Ponce, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you aren't enthusiastic about your Parker's experience. If there is anything specific that we could do better next time, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at tara@parkersonponce.com. Thank you, Tara Madar Manager, Parker's on Ponce More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had our son's rehearsal dinner recently at Parker's. Excellent service from Freddy and April. Great menu options. (We chose dinner menu "C") Food was well prepared and tasteful. Private dinning area accomodated our party of 25 very comfortably. Recommended! Tip: street parking in Decatur is free after 6pm.

Thank Mark1410
Tara M, Manager at Parker's on Ponce, responded to this review

We are honored to have been a part of your family's special occasion. I've passed along your kudos to Freddy and April. If you live locally, don't hesitate to request either of them if you stop in for dinner. Thank you! Tara Madar Manager Parker's on Ponce More 

Lagrange, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a fining dining destination. The food is superb and the atmosphere is very elegant. They have a patio for nicer weather dining outside. The staff is warm and friendly, and hustle to get our requests.

Thank holztrager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2526
    (Clairmont Road)
  • Public Transportation: On Marta Line
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-924-2230
Owned by brothers John-Thomas and Christopher Scott, Parker's on Ponce is Decatur's first independently owned steakhouse. The Scott family has always been extremely involved in the local community, including local government. The restaurant is named after John-Thomas' seven year old daughter, Parker. The whole family is often seen at the restaurant - it is not a business to them, but a home - and they treat guests of the restaurant as family as well.

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