Parker's on Ponce

4.7
2907 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 2907 people are saying
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Jebby
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! First time I had eaten at Parkers since the pandemic started, and it was worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good from the service and the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience was good. Server was good but a little rough around the edges. Martinis were excellent! All the food we ordered was tasty but they were so heavy handed on the salt including the steak and all the sides.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Great

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NeisaJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The ribeye steak was awesome. I also had the mashed potatoes as well, they were delicious too.

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rmk5
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was okay & our server was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great value! Filet mignon was cooked perfectly and the ambiance was perfect for date night.

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dianeD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate a birthday with my significant other. Good service, food, nice evening!

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MaryH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was expecting a 4.7 experience and received a 2.5 at best. The pork chops were dry and tasteless; the lamb chops were not well seasoned; the baked potatoes and brussel sprouts were luke warm upon arrival at the table. My husband sent his baked potato back and the kitchen actually warmed it up. What fine dining does that???!!!! I will never go back. Disappointed isn’t even the word! Unacceptable!!!

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Tony
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was my wife’s birthday and she had a great time. I love celebrating at Parker’s.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I chose an 8:30 pm time and I wish I had chosen an earlier time because the staff was cleaning up and seemed ready to go. Our waitress was nice, but we did feel a bit rushed when she asked my partner if he’d like his birthday dessert here or “to-go.” I was a bit disappointed because I wanted them to bring out the dessert for him as a surprise, I even called to make sure that they’d do so. The food was okay, not anything too special. Overall, it was an okay experience but not the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and it was great! Was greeted with lots of smiles and a card good for one free dessert! The creme brûlée was to die for 🤤

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LC122
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here to celebrate two family birthdays, mentioned in our reservation. The restaurant left a handwritten note on the table wishing them happy birthday - a lovely personal touch. The bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed dates were a delicious appetizer. The house salad was solid and surprisingly preferred over the beet salad, which was somehow too heavy on the spinach and not as pleasant as the last two times we had it. We had filet mignon prepared perfectly (not butterflied) and all the sides were wonderful. Trust your server when you ask about a dish - we tried the soup special and it was just as our server said - good but different. We both liked it and yet couldn't get past the "different," leaving it unfinished. The pork chop was also enjoyed. The Shrimp & Grits got mixed reviews - some thought it was great, others thought it wasn't quite what they were expecting (they like shrimp and they like grits, but somehow the whole was different than the sum of the parts.) We ended with 3 different desserts, all lovely. Shout out to the bar for the delicious cocktails and for endulging our request for a fancy cherry garnish on a shirley temple for the sober crowd.

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MicheleA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! A friend
of mine referred me to celebrate my parents’ 55th anniversary. His recommendation did not disappoint. We had a marvelous time, everything was truly splendid. We will definitely be back. Our waiter, Jerome, was great and ensured all of our needs were met.

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vipRickety
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my wife out for date night. Good food and service, please with the atmosphere and noise level. We will come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
407 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate here for an early dinner with a Parker's on Ponce birthday certificate. Jeffery, our server, took excellent care of us. Our wine selections were pleasing. I chose the Faroe Island salmon entree with (substituted) asparagus and mashed potatoes, which were delicious. My husband said his short ribs could have been braised longer, as they were a little bit stringy. He ate every morsel, though. The bread pudding was excellent that I chose for my birthday dessert. Only the rolls seemed a little bland/old, but I didn't expect them to bake new rolls at 4:30pm. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.

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ATLGirl
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was excellent, as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the service to the food and even with management helping out and checking on guests. This was my first time and I really enjoyed my experience. I will be returning soon. My server Erin N was amazing!

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JayB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good selection of food and beverages. Food prep was very nice and will for sure be back when in the areas

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lawrencef
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wife and I took my son and his girlfriend. The waiter seemed condescending, we never got bread at the table even though bread was brought to all other tables. The restaurant was not that busy . Also water glasses didnt get filled often or fast enough. The food was excellent though. With a different waiter probably a different experience

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Cory
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal. Filet was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it’s was amazing, the server took care of us, 5 stars

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous. Love the piano player most of all!

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ToddL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and the service was event better. They could spruce up the outside patio area.

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DanF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Wonderful appetizers, entree and wine list.

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CandyceAyana
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night enjoying our 4th anniversary. Our server Erin was super sweet and accommodating. The crab cakes and pork chops were yummy!
The cheesecake was divine! A wonderful restaurant for any occasion. Love little Decatur.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

My fiancé and I were so excited to try this restaurant as it was our first holiday season together.We had an 8:45 reservation because that was the only time we could book it for. It took a minute for a server to greet us which I understand staff shortages. We got a bottle of wine which we were enjoying before the food came out. Once our food arrived both mine and my partners charred broccoli was so cold. We had to wait for about 15 minutes for our server to come check on us to let him know. We then ate are meal that by the time a new set came back we were already done with our experience. We didn’t even finish our bottle of wine because it felt like we were being rushed to get out since we were the last table in there. I understand wanting to leave but also if our food was done right we would have been done. I won’t be going back not worth the drive from Buckhead.

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LynS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, our server, and our dinner!

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vipDAlex
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner here on Christmas Eve.

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Marciab
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Every dish was cooked exactly to order and delicious. Very ample portions. Parker's is our go-to place for very special occasions.

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KellyT
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Fried everything. Thick, piped, and definitely not fresh Hollandaise sauce. Overly spiced veggies. Not even close to fine dining. Very, very disappointed.

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gfrench
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had great meals - shrimp and grits, steak and the pasta special. Large salads and excellent appetizers added to the experience. Service was great, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! Fabulous service. A special Christmas Eve
Lunch before church.

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vipworldtraveller
Atlanta
177 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food is good, pricey, but cooked well with great flavors.
Service could be improved

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BridgetteR
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love the location which has plenty of parking.

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Snizzlefritz
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant especially for a date night or to celebrate an event!

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DylanN
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, Jerome is A+. Food came quick and was cooked perfectly.

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vipSinnamon
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and everything is as delicious

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PalmerW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday and had a wonderful time.

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Shanjackatl
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We are still stuffed 16 hours later, LOL. The food was delicious, the service was attentive but not overbearing, and the ambience was casual but elegant. A terrific choice for a special occasion. We will be back to Parker’s on Ponce and charming Downtown Decatur.

FAQs

Parker's on Ponce offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 924-2230.

Parker's on Ponce is rated 4.7 stars by 2907 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.