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Parker's on Ponce

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116 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2526 (Clairmont Road)
+1 404-924-2230
17:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten all over the world. Parker's is easily in my top 5! If you find yourself at this quaint, humble, little steakhouse, I recommend you not miss out on three things; 1) the Bone-In Strip or Scallops 2) the bread pudding 3) Darryl... This guy may be one of the finest servers I've ever had the pleasure of... More 

Thank Wendi B
Atlanta Ga
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently we were invited to a friend's rehearsal dinner at Parker's on Ponce. It was a group of approximately 50 people and was held in their very comfortable back room which was separated from the front part of the restaurant by heavy drapes. It was a terrific experience because the room was spacious and private. You could have easily added... More 

Thank CorrineAtlantaGa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Staying at Stone Mountain Park and wanted a fine dining restaurant close by. Found this excellent restaurant on Open Table. From the minute we walked in it was a really nice evening. A big thank you to April for taking such good care of us. We had the grilled octopus appetizer to start. Fantastic. My wife had the trout I... More 

1 Thank Mike S
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I haven't been here in few years. .But a friend of mine made reservations for 8:45p..We arrived at 8:40 p. I did like that the male hostess asked was it a special occasion..? We were seated right away....We were greeted by server by the name of Jeff. .He gave me the dinner special of the day which included NY strip,cheese... More 

Thank T W
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My Fiance and I went for our Valentine's dinner. The Piano player made unwanted, repeated advances towards her even after I arrived. I spoke to our wait person, the manager who was there and the senior manager of the establishment. I will NEVER go back and encourage everyone to avoid PARKERS until they change.

Thank stevenations
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We were there for a rehearsal dinner , so I can't say anything about prices. Filet was great and desserts to , especially creme brûlée and bread pudding

Thank Vika C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were quite excited to visit Parker's on Ponce this evening, given the generally excellent reviews, both online and from friends. In all fairness, we were part of a large party, visiting at a high-volume time on Saturday, so not exactly the best case scenario to expect excellence. Perhaps, I was expecting too much as well. That said, here is... More 

Thank Matthew M
Tara M, Manager at Parker's on Ponce, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, I apologize that your experience was less than satisfactory. While we always aim to exceed expectations, unfortunately we occasionally do fall short. If you're willing, I'd like to speak with you regarding your experience, to obtain some more information so I can make this a learning experience for the staff - and hopefully make sure that if you... More 

Mableton, Georgia
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We met two other couples at Parker's on Ponce tonight. Lovely piano playing in the background, excellent wait staff, quality food. I am allergic to flax seed, asked if they had any dinner rolls without seeds, the waiter said he would see whether they had any; shortly he came back with freshly baked dinner rolls I could eat (they were... More 

Thank Barbara K
Tara M, Manager at Parker's on Ponce, responded to this review

Barbara, thanks for joining us last night! Glad we could accommodate you with the bread. Feel free to give us a call ahead of time when you return, so we can make sure we have unseeded bread for you. Thanks again! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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164 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Very good service - great steaks and good sides. A very enjoyable meal - beyond steaks the rack of lamb and shrimp and grits got good reviews from our group. The side of grilled Brussels sprouts was excellent as were the truffle fries and potatoes au gratin. Desserts were also good - the chocolate cake and pecan pie were both... More 

Thank mbartiko
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were headed to another restaurant but someone beckoned us from the doorway. We took that as a sign and changed our plans. I am glad we did. The octopus appetizer special was unusual and delicious. The filet melted in my mouth. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. It was quiet enough in our dining room that we could have... More 

Thank LibraryLaLee
Tara M, Manager at Parker's on Ponce, responded to this review

Thank you for being spontaneous and giving us a try. I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2526
    (Clairmont Road)
  • Public Transportation: On Marta Line
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-924-2230
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' seven 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?