Parker's on Ponce

4.7
2592 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
What 2592 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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garyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 5th wedding anniversary. They took great care of us. We really enjoyed our experience. The bartender was very knowledgeable about drinks. The pianist was awesome and really set the mood. The server was very intentive and great. The food was outstanding. They offered us a complimentary dessert for our anniversity. So great. Thanks, Parkers on Ponce.

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vipKatieC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family post holiday gift exchange.

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TenitaF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was beautiful and service was AWESOME!!! It is in the pricey side but worth it!!! We will go back!!!

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RhondaG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were all great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Food wasn't prepared to liking, service was slow and waiter wasn't attentive. Did offer complimentary dessert that took a while to arrive. Other guests were served their food and drinks before us even while arriving after us. Drinks were very good!

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LarryL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a real pleasure to dine at Parker's for New Years Eve. We have dined here in the past and we're excited that is was available for our New Years Eve dining pleasure.

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KristaA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Ate safely outside and had heat lamps available.

JR
vipJamesR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and ambiance. Will definitely go back. Patio was great and inside was cozy. Great bar and piano player

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
394 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here for my birthday lunch. Maggie took excellent care of us and went above and beyond for finding out if we had any food allergies. I chose the Parker's salad for my appetizer, which was tasty, and my husband chose the octopus, which was very delicious and meaty. The octopus appetizer has improved greatly from the first time we ate it at Parker's on Ponce, and has very tender meat. We both ate the crab cakes for our entree. The crab cakes were good, but the hollandaise sauce did not quite enhance the crab cakes - I thought it tasted a little "off," but not sure I can describe the taste - more tart than buttery. The broccoli side was good, but the hash browns should be called "home fries," since they were plentiful and a little greasy. My husband had a glass of wine with his meal, and I drank iced tea. We both enjoyed the bread pudding for my birthday dessert and had some leftovers to take home, including some of the broccoli and potatoes. The manager was very friendly and checked on us from time to time. Overally, it was a very good dining experience.

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NowellB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Being longtime patrons of Parker's, the only suggestion I would make is at Christmas to have a bit more decorations on the tables for the customers to enjoy. This would brighten the ambience and add to the joy of dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The shrimp and grits were awesome. Highly recommend either this dish or the rack of lamb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and great service. Our waitress was kind, personable, and attentive.

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RRivera
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! Completely amazing from start to finish! We will be back! The owner is amazing and Danny our server was the best! The food was cooked to perfection.

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ThatGuy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker's is always a lovely place. This is one place in the city where I can find excellent and consistent service from when you walk in to leaving.

Danny is a fabulous waiter. He is my preferred waiter.

Kenny, the piano player, creates such a warm and cozy vibe that's just all around amazing.

And the food, phew- all delicious.

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jasong
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience we enjoyed together for our engagement

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Service was great
Drinks were good
Laughing with friends was amazing!

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OlinL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Parker’s on Ponce!!! The entire experience was amazing. Our waiter Danny took extremely good care of us. Everything that was ordered, from the old fashioneds, grilled octopus, and different steaks were delicious and top notch!!! After dinner, we sat in the bar where Wendy hit a home run with her suggestions for our bourbon tasting. 🥃🥃🥃

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AlexT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was pretty good. Their signature drinks were just ok. If you like extra sweet drinks, this is the place for you. The ambience was great and the service was really good too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food. Food took about 45 minutes. Server was excellent and attentive

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Buttoned up on safety precautions.

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NeisaJ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lunch was wonderful. This is one of my favorite restaurants for 11 years I have gone here for lunch or dinner and I have never been disappointed. The customer service is stellar. The food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a Birthday Dinner for my Husband. The Staff was very attentive in making sure his dining experience was exceptional. Steak was the perfect temperature. The Octopus appetizer was the best!! Social distancing was the best we have experienced during this pandemic while dining out. Kudos to staff. We both felt safe dining there.

JA
JeffA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Would recommend to all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the piano bar was priceless!

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vipTuckerTwo
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Parker's is a great neighborhood dining destination in the heart of Decatur. Why go to the Buckhead steakhouses when you can get the best steaks and chops in a warm, cozy spot like this that has a terrific patio for dining during the milder months!

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Sandy
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great! We would have liked the scallops to be grilled with some lemon and butter. Were a little bland. The bread pudding was wonderful! Really enjoyed being able to eat outdoors. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

RJ
vipRickyJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and quiet. Great service from the waiter. I enjoyed it very much.

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vipHabortownregular
Atlanta
94 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor area with heaters, exceptional service, lovely double date with friends!

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RobertP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a safe quality dining experience outdoors. They provided a heater for us as it was a chilly night. Food was delicious and outdoor view of downtown Decatur very nice. Felt it was a private dinner just for us.

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foodlovers
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this dining experience was outstanding.

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jeffk
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by a very polite and amazing hostess that made us feel very welcome. The food was amazing and so was the server. We had a wonderful night.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations and requested to be seated outdoors. We loved the patio experience at Ponce on Parker. We arrived at 5p and could almost select our table which was right next to a heat lamp. It being turned on took the chill away and made the evening enjoyable. The service was great, the cocktails even better and the food will bring us back!

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MauraP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday dinner, great service and food! Cooked to perfectly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service. Waiter paid for our anniversary cheesecake. Would come back!

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ChelC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested outdoor seating but the rain made it impossible. Hostess called 30mins prior to reservation to confirm seating preferences and was able to accommodate us inside. Server was polite and knowledgeable, trusted her enough to order my steak cooked to perfection, which it was. Highly recommend topping with the blue cheese butter. Chosen sides were a delicious truffle mac and cheese and most underwhelming sautéed spinach mixed with large onions in a cream sauce. My date chose the herb chicken with mashed potatoes and fried sprouts. It was a juicy and flavorful delight as well as the appetizers of scallops and mini beef Wellingtons. For dessert, the crime brûlée’s topping was overdone but did not diminish an overall exquisite meal and experience.

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Spencer
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment had great services and great food.

JC
vipJasonC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak excellent-ribeye
Broccoli excellent
Fried lobster tail excellent
Sweet potatoes bland
Overall excellent experience and we will be back!

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Brent
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food had the short ribs and chicken. Service was good as well. There is one item to be aware of. We went on Wednesday and saw online that it was 1/2 price wine. When we received the bill the two bottles of wine we had were full price. We inquired with our waitress and she said or yes it is half price, but you have to tell me to get the discount. She continued, stating it was only good on one bottle.
Never have I had to state we wanted to 1/2 price wine when its advertised on the restaurants website. Found this very odd. Additionally, there was no indication this was only on 1 bottle.
In the end both bottles were discounted. Not sure if these are true restaurant policies or if the waitress was attempting to take advantage, but I would be aware of this going in .

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vipSkizers
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Parker’s is one of our favorites. We’ve been there dozens of times. We felt safe to do patio dining and they were taking excellent precautions. Unfortunately, the food was not as good as it has always been. Perhaps it was what we ordered. The salads were very good, but pricey at $12 for essentially a side salad. Both our entrees had items that were rather greasy. The trout special on grits was swimming in oil and I couldn’t eat the hash browns for the same reason. The crab cakes were okay.

Having said all that, it is still one of our favorites. I’ll just order my usual steak next time.

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 2592 OpenTable diners.

Parker's on Ponce does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.mcssl.com/store/parkersonponce.

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.