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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
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07:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Scott H
Rome, Italy
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275 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Howard R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Absolutely perfect meal for our anniversary. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable, food was fantastic and the wine choices complemented the meal perfectly. Dessert was amazing as well as the coffee. My wife said that it was the best meal she has had in years... that comment, on our anniversary, was worth the price. Thank you Cakes and Ale!

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Thank James M
Decatur, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

With the great reviews of this restaurant, my team and myself expected more. Perhaps their food gets better later in the day after the lunch time rush. When we entered around 11:45am, we were seated near the inspection scorecard and became alarmed at their score which almost made us leave. He violations didn't appear to be anything horrible so we... More 

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Thank Carameldiva711
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My date and I ate here twice as we waited out Hurricane Matthew. I enjoy the reasonable serving sizes, excellent preparation and service. Our first visit was great with excellent espresso and a breakfast sandwich and bagel with smoked trout. Inexplicably on our second visit, they were out of breakfast sandwiches and the espresso was not nearly as tasty.

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Thank Drew K
Long Grove, Illinois
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first dining experience at Cakes and Ale, although my dining partners have enjoyed this restaurant many times before. Our meal was Simply Outstanding! 2 of us, had the Grouper , apparently a new menu item. It was to die for. The other entree was the Lamb Shoulder, which was excellent. The starters , desert and bread service... More 

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Thank Jeff W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Funky, mismatched barware and plates make the place seem more casual than the food would have you believe. My "better days ahead" cocktail came in an Elvis highball. utterly delicious with the blood orange and ginger beer flavors. I had the shaved porchetta with an incredible gribiche as a first course and the pork lion with veg and a green... More 

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Thank debePa
Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went just last Friday night, 9/9/16 early in the evening and it was excellent. Had a wonderful jalapeno infused drink that was very nice, lamb shank that was cooked just right. Melon and proscuitto for an appetizer along with a tomato salad. I highly recommend C&A.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal. Tim treated us well. Had a lamb shank with melon and prosciutto for appetizer. An excellent French Sauvignon Blanc was perfect.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?