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Thumbs Up Diner

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American, Diner
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174 W Ponce de Leon Ave, 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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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is like stepping back into the past when you visit here. The ambiance is definitely retro and the portions are too. I always get the cheese omelet and a side of bacon, and it is always just the way I like it. Home fries are also very good and though I like dark roast coffee, their decaf suits me... More 

Thank jubileegoddess
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

All I can say is, AMAZING!!! I had the catfish with sauteed spinach and mushrooms. OMG BEST I've ever had!!!

Thank Nilvia G
Meridian, MS
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Only problem I had was the lack of heat on a day it was in the 30s outside. We didn't get an explanation if the heat was out or what...so I don't know if that is just how cold they normally keep it in there. I will also add it was so cold inside we didn't return the next day...even... More 

Thank bsgarrett
Snellville, Georgia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Came here for the first time for breakfast only had a 5 minute wait, was seated and place out order. The food was delicious and filling!

Thank demetria w
North Augusta, South Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little diner in downtown Decatur. My husband and I had lunch there while we were visiting. We both had the hamburger with fries. It was good and not greasy. I had sweet potatoes fries, which was really good. Just remember it is cash only!

Thank ttspears
Plantation, Florida
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
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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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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520 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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 3 helpful votes
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

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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 Ave, 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?