Parker's on Ponce

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Steakhouse
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' 12 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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Every Bunny loves Brunch! Please join us for our annual Easter brunch buffet from 10am-4pm. Buffet includes a carving station featuring our BGE smoked Prime Rib, omelettes to order, and so much more. Celebrate Easter with family, friends, and amazing food. *Reservations recommended

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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EB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a non-meat eater I appreciate that there was a grilled tofu steak on the menu. It was delicious.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for a romantic date or small event. My ladies really enjoyed to meal and the ambiance.

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A
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great new find for delicious food.

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J
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall

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a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and great food! We had the best server and made the experience even more over the top.

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J
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I wanted this evening to be so special!

The steaks (all 3 of us) were sent back...they were wonderful about it...the steaks were just not good....mashed was blah...Asparagus was tasty.....They comped 2 desserts just because we sent all 3 steaks back..which was very nice the desserts were not good at all....but sadly..the wine and bread was the highlights of the entire meal...kinda sad as I spent $220.00 ...

I wanted this evening to be SO special!!!

Service Great!!! Food Not Great........................

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was on a first date and we were very impressed with the service and atmosphere of this restaurant..I will be going back and I recommend it to anyone. The food OMG was excellent.

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TC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Wendy was wonderful. The filet mignon with mushrooms and haricot verts were cooked perfectly.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

T bone steak was wonderfully prepared and delicious. Wedge salad..... amazing.

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JL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. One of our favorite places to eat.

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J
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Maggie as a server. She was attentive without being intrusive. She knew the cheese plate without hesitation and could answer questions about other dishes knowledgeably.
The dining room was lovely and quiet.
The food was fabulous as always. We had the scallops with shrimp hollandaise sauce. It was so wonderful.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a good experience. Nothing that blew my mind, but very enjoyable

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J
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Date night - 2 of us split a cocktail and 1 of the cheapest bottles of wine, along with 2 smaller entrees, a cup of soup, and a dessert. No coffee....no salad...$10 for a cup of vegetable soup? Service was good until we sat with dirty empty plates for 15 minutes. I got up to go to the bathroom and found my waiter hanging out in the wait station. We had a reservation for Sat. night -- the 2 hostesses loudly decided amongst themselves that we could sit on the front porch and they'd find us a waiter (as they did for other porch tables). The initial greeting had been "Can I help you?" I restrained the urge to help the trainee with her language. I like their porch but ...?! $150.00 before the tip. The food is always good here, but we can find way better things to do with $150.00. I don't even know what to suggest.

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DW
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience at Parker’s on Ponce. Exactly what you’d expect from a classic steakhouse. My steak was perfect. The service was attentive but gave us space. Really enjoyed our visit. Will be back!

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really quiet, food was great, service was also prompt

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l
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had been looking forward to visiting Parker’s for a long time. We are steak lovers and usually go to Hal’s for a very special steak dinner, but we wanted to give a local Decatur steak restaurant the opportunity to win us over. My medium rare filet was cooked almost entirely well. My husband got the signature Kansas City Prime and it tasted just like a regular piece of meat - no flavor, even from the cooking process. One of his courses was forgotten, altogether. I don’t like to post negative things about restaurants, and yes, we could have sent our steaks back. But we had already waited for them to be cooked and it just wasn’t feasible to reorder with a babysitter expecting us back home on time. Maybe it was just an off night. There is a lot of steakhouse competition and I hope that was the case.

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AD
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything and the space between tables was a surprise and a very elegant touch.

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l
Atlanta
100 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our 2nd time eating at Parkers. It was just as good this time. We will go back.

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b
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

AMAZING...from the time we walked in, until we paid the check. Its was our 1st visit and we chose to celebrate our anniversary here. We do not eat Steak but we were pleased with our entrees (Salmon & chicken). I will say my brussel sprouts tasted a little burnt, but no complaints...everything else made up for it. Everyone was polite and personable. They even gave us a anniversary card and dessert on the house. WE WILL BE BACK.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome as always. We always like to bring friends from out of town because we never have to worry. It’s always great

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LC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect atmosphere for relaxing and enjoying a well-prepared meal. Service was friendly and efficient. Meals were prepared at the proper temperature---including the outstanding "Tofu Steak" that two in our party of four enjoyed completely. Sides were delivered hot and were tasty. Parker's is a solid contender with nearly all upscale steakhouses.

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OT
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious soup special. I think it was apple and parsnip. Chicken and pork chop entrees were very good and big portions. We enjoyed the fireplaces. The piano music was terrific and set a nice vibe. My only issue was that the front room was noisy with a boisterous Birthday party. It would have been nice to be in a quieter spot. Will definitely go back.

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m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant staff from a he front door to the server to the manager. Steak was great, cooked just as ordered.
A great go-to place, especially if looking for steak.

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent from the host to the chef to the server and not to mention the piano player. I relocated here 5 yrs ago from DC. I'm very impressed with Parker's. My go to place when out of town family and friends visit here in Decatur.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor service and average food

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k
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had birthday dinner here for my girl friend's mother. Had a great time and the service was fantastic as usual...

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J
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food & service is was sub par for the price the wait staff was slow the rolls we were served were hard & had to be sent back

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S
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I've been to Parker's many times but never go back. I was shocked really because every other experience had been good. However, this time the lump crab cake was all filing. They brought out my wife and I the wrong meals. My wife's was in the back but they cooked the wrong steak for mine. It took them 15 minutes to cook a steak medium rare on a night there may have been 3 other tables total. No excuse. I love ribeyes and know they have plenty of fat on them but the $60 prime select ribeye I got had more fat then any steak I've ever had.

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f
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just always a great place with excellent service!!!

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M
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Steaks were not great.

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HM
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Out of town guests

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food and great service.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special birthday place and great date night. Lamb chops were perfection.

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J
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, from ambience to service without forgetting the food

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service!

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RS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal at Parker's. Best meal I have had in a long time. As good as the steaks were, the sides were even better. Sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, collard greens... fantastic

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JR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for a date night with your significant other. Our waiter was one of the best waiters I've had. Food was amazing. Love this place will be back.

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JE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful night and great food. We love coming to parkers on ponce

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RR
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average across the board. For this price point, I would look at other places. Not worth the drive for us from Alpharetta. Nothing stood out. Surprised that it was mentioned as a top 10 steakhouse in Atlanta.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a nice place but the food was over priced for the portion size.

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