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Thumbs Up Diner

#85 of 3,275 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Old Fourth Ward
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573 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1935
+1 404-223-0690
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Viera, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, immediately entering the restaurant you are greeted with warm friendly smiles. Customer Service is everything! I ordered the Fish n Grits..it was absolutely amazing and the homemade jam was Ohh my to my taste buds. I left excitingly fulfilled but not overly stuffed, even though I cleaned my plate. A must visit travelers. I will return.

Thank Kei B
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love their breakfast. Homestyle favorites made fresh to order. Always busy but not ridiculous wait times.

Thank Live_Love_Life_Trips
Bellevue, Washington
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant has delicious food, big portions, wide menu selection and excellent service at reasonable prices located a short drive from the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site.

Thank Rob L
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popular place - had to wait about 10 mins for a table but it was well worth it. An interesting range of tea and just about every possible type of eggs / omelettes imaginable. Veggie sausages on the menu - a rare occurrence! A great brunch.

Thank lara749
Bloomington, Illinois
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visiting great friends in Atlanta and this restaurant was recommended for us by our friends. I'm glad it was. It's small and not flashy at all, but the breakfast was absolutely great! We sat at the counter on little spinning stools with no back. Ordered coffee and looked at the menu. Our waitress was great! Very welcoming and was doing... More 

1 Thank 06BB
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I loves the atmosphere small and cozy....Great place to meet friends and have a nice breakfast. I love the fact that they don't take Charge Cards or Debit Cards.....lol The food was amazing and you must try the chicken and waffles...

Thank carol5029
Charlotte, North Carolina
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

After spending the morning at the MLK National Historic Site, we were ready for a hearty meal to carry us over into an afternoon of more sightseeing. The Thumb's Up Diners was busy when we entered but seating was available at a booth in the main dining room. We perused the menu and ordered; My wife went for the Fried... More 

Thank Jerry M
Miami Gardens, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Well we had just flew in from Ft. Lauderdale into Atlanta and we needed somewhere to go for breakfast a friend had recommended going to thumbs up Diner near the airport but we wanted somewhere to go near our hotel. The first thumbs up we went to it took a while to find but once we arrived there the lights... More 

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Berkeley, California
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent here, the smoked chicken was amazing and ohhhhhh I looooooved my shrimp and grits 5 stars!!!!

Thank Sky G
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

A group of friends and myself took a friends recommendation and found this spot. There was about a 10-minute wait before we were seated, but the minute we were seated and ordered our food it was all worth the wait. The gentleman that took our orders was very helpful in suggesting and explaining anything that we had questions about. The... More 

Thank Corycnote32

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?