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OK Cafe

Diner, Breakfast Spot, and Dessert Shop$$$$
West Paces Ferry, Atlanta
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  • Lynn B.
    Lynn BaileyJuly 19, 2013
    Amazing southern comfort food - I had the veggie plate with REAL pink lady peas, squash soufflé, Mac/cheese' and tater salad, hubby had fried steak, potatoes, and green beans. We will be returning!!
  • TJ
    TJJune 30, 2013
    Delicious dishes & execellant service. Definitely a favorite amongst breakfast spots in Atlanta. Also, I'm not sure if the black bean soup is a limited menu item, but if its available, it's great.
  • Victor S.
    Victor ScottSeptember 1, 2016
    The best place in Atlanta for a perfect breakfast. Food is great specially the Fried Cheese Grits,chicken pot pie,Chicken fried steak and also try the blueberry pancakes.Highly recommended !!!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly service, nice atmosphere, & AMAZING food! Everyone is right- the Mac & Cheese is the best! &BACON! Everything is well seasoned. I was pleasantly surprised, best diner experience hands down!
  • Dolores L.
    Fantastic and unusual art collection and custom interior (including staff uniforms). Always consistent and high quality. I take all my visitors here (I am Buckhead native). Always perfect.
  • W. Scott M.
    Pick any two - you cannot go wrong! The salads, sandwiches, soups, panini's and flat breads are all fresh and delicious. I recently tried the Bananas Foster Pancakes - OMG!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LoganAugust 7, 2014
    For an appetizer, I like pickle chips. No matter what entrée you order, get a kale salad on the side (so good!).
  • Joe W.
    Joe WinterMay 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    No matter what you get, you won't be sorry. The food is great. But bring something warm to wear in case they seat you in the cold section.
  • Ariel
    ArielAugust 4, 2013
    Homemade food at its finest. Perfect for those who savor something southern and comforting. It is inexpensive which makes it all that more appealing.
  • Stuart M.
    Stuart McDonaldJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not only are the veggies incredible, but if you go on a Sunday, you can get some of Atlanta's best fried chicken. Perfectly crispy & juicy! Yum.
  • Trish C.
    Trish CoughlinMarch 5, 2012
    Get dropped off at the door to put your name on the list - there can be a wait regardless of time of day - including 8a on a Wednesday!
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 4, 2011
    Ok Cafe’s menu boasts fresh bread, organic meat, fresh eggs, and quality oils. Their portions are also a good size. Go for the mac & cheese and chicken-pot-pie. Read more
  • Larry W.
    Larry WilsonAugust 15, 2014
    When in the Buckhead area and want some excellent Comfort Food, try the OK Cafe. Better than OK, it's Superior!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HollowayJune 6, 2013
    Really good southern cooking. Very friendly people. The vegetable sides are awesome. Cooked perfectly southern.
  • Around Town Shopper A.
    Around Town Shopper ATLANTADecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing breakfast! Try the blueberry pancakes and the avocado omelette with hashbrowns. They also have a take out buffet.
  • Parenty L.
    Parenty LauJune 11, 2012
    Hearty mac n cheese here! The squash souffle is also quite similar in taste and texture if looking for a "healthier" alternative..
  • Marvin M.
    Marvin McTawAugust 14, 2013
    Incredible food. Try the country fried steak and if you're there on Wednesday the fried catfish.
  • Shari S.
    Shari ScheiblauerOctober 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love coming home from a trip. OK Cafe is always on the radar! Lady peas, squash casserole and fried okra. Everything is good here!
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PMarch 21, 2013
    Veggie burger was amazing. Very surprised at the bean and veggie and grain blend. Wine selection could be enhanced (only red is merlot).
  • Josh N.
    Josh N.February 26, 2012
    Delicious food, also the cornbread muffins are AMAZING sit under the money tree for the best experience
  • Marvin M.
    Marvin McTawAugust 28, 2013
    Everything is good. Chicken fried steak is recommended. Go on Wed for the catfish!
  • ✨Artrice✨
    ✨Artrice✨March 9, 2014
    The fried grits with jalapeno cheese sauce & mac 'n cheese were scrum-dilly-umtious!
  • Beau B.
    Beau BertonAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The take away is the best in the city, load up on as much southern food as you can carry.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSNovember 15, 2015
    Try the Turkey, Avocado, Sprouts, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Kalani R.
    Kalani RosellAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask if they have the home made peach ice cream. If they do, get it! You won't regret it.
  • Ty
    TyDecember 28, 2013
    Good ole down home cooking. Best collard greens I've had in a LONG time.
  • Ally S.
    Ally StevensFebruary 17, 2013
    Fried cheddar cheese grits are amazing. Warm, cheesy gritty goodness....
  • Nia K.
    Nia KnowlesDecember 5, 2013
    Order the "wing" appetizer! They're large, juicy and enough for a meal!
  • Serena S.
    Serena SimmonsDecember 31, 2012
    The veggies are great! Service is awesome! Love this place!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BuckleyJanuary 18, 2016
    Authentic place. Just loved stopping in and finding this place.
  • Around Town Shopper A.
    Around Town Shopper ATLANTAJuly 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The blueberry buttermilk pancakes are to die for! The home fries/hashbrowns are also delicious.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSNovember 15, 2015
    Try the Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake - So yummy! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jessica
    JessicaApril 15, 2011
    If you don't get the 3 Cheese Mac when you visit, you need your head examined. Heavenly!!!
  • Holly G.
    Holly GraffJune 21, 2014
    I have loved you since my first time here in 2000, Ok Cafe! Still so good!
  • Brent J.
    Brent JonesMay 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Even when there's a long wait there's almost always immediate seating at the counter. As a bonus you get to watch skilled short-order cooks do their thing.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DeleonNovember 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Since I didn't have any turkey for thanksgiving they have it all the time and real turkey no processed
  • Griff
    GriffNovember 12, 2010
    Check the diet at the door because even the broccoli tastes yummy and fattening. So good!
  • Atlanta Food Critic ..
    Atlanta Food Critic .comJanuary 23, 2011
    f you want breakfast/brunch get there so you can be seated before 2pm when they STOP serving breakfast items (they put the brakes on HARD). READ OUR FULL REVIEW >> Read more
  • Nellie H.
    Nellie HanksMay 17, 2011
    The best veggie plate I have ever had.. OK isnt just another cafe, its an experience!
  • Jackieo
    JackieoApril 21, 2011
    Friendly staff. Don't be turn off by the wait- the line moves pretty fast.
  • Mark C.
    Mark COctober 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get the iced coffee, it's too weak. Do eat the corn muffin, mac and cheese, and pecan pie! Shakes come in 2 vessels.
  • Mona H.
    Mona HillMay 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything here is great. It's like eating at your grandmother's house :-)
  • Jason D.
    Jason DumasJuly 27, 2013
    Never order the French toast unless you like it deep fried until it resembles a sweet crouton. Was not my idea of French toast...surprised no one noticed I only took one bite of it.
  • jbrotherlove
    jbrotherloveJanuary 20, 2012
    Take out is not available for breakfast. Take Away is lunch only starting at 11:00am.
  • Dan P.
    Dan PerryNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The French toast is the best in town. Order with a side if crispy bacon.
  • Colleen H.
    Colleen HartmanMarch 14, 2010
    Country fried steak with mashed potatoes and white gravy was heavenly. One of the best that I've ever had. Read more
  • Stepping In Style (.
    The jalepeno cheese fried grits are scrumptious!!!!!
  • David A.
    David AdamsAugust 23, 2012
    If you can take the wait some of the best food on WPF!
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AhnMay 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love root beer floats and strawberry short cake here!
  • Debbie H.
    Debbie HilliardJanuary 25, 2014
    The corn, cabbage, squash & black-eyed peas!!
  • Dana G.
    Dana GallatyOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try Danas strawberry short cake its the best around. Oh yeah
  • Natalie B.
    Natalie B.August 22, 2013
    I highly recommend the sourdough French toast!
  • Nicole E.
    Nicole EnglishAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can never go wrong with the veggie plate.
  • Theresa O.
    Theresa Oddo HunsuckerSeptember 15, 2012
    Still the best breakfast in town. Get gravy on your biscuit :)
  • Wade
    WadeJanuary 19, 2010
    The Peacan pie at OK Cafe is a weekly tradition. Just absolute love, especially with coffee in the morning.
  • Leon
    LeonJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    pot pie is awesome...roasted chicken salad sandwich is amazing
  • Stacey F.
    Stacey FrederickJune 16, 2012
    Love the atmosphere, and the waitstaff is so nice :-)
  • Natalie B.
    Natalie B.December 28, 2013
    I love their sourdough French toast!
  • Rhonda B.
    Rhonda BurnamAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The griddle cake with strawberries are the best
  • Brian T.
    Brian ThompsonMay 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie Burger is awesome! Get it prepared like the rocket Burger
  • Sandra B.
    Sandra B.November 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Do the Takeaway so you can sample it all - you can even eat it there!
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph Tinsley1 week ago
    Gigantic fish sandwiches and really nice people here.
  • Pamela R.
    Pamela ReevesMarch 12, 2016
    Best place for home cooked food!
  • Kalani R.
    Kalani RosellAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great breakfast here. The omelets are delicious.
  • Stuart M.
    Stuart McDonaldAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Their Fried Chicken special (only on Sundays) is incredible!
  • Tim C.
    Tim ChildersMay 30, 2011
    The sweet potato chips with blue cheese....Yum! Read more
  • Harry H.
    Harry HoodAugust 12, 2012
    Try the Pot Likkers, they are to die for.
  • Megan K.
    Megan Knight DeRumOctober 11, 2013
    To go Buffett so tempting
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HarperNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you check out the artwork! And the mac and cheese.
  • Greg R.
    Greg RooksMay 21, 2010
    Teresa is the best waitress!!! If you get pot roast ask for extra lean.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HilimireNovember 30, 2009
    I'm not a big "veggie burger person" but decided to have one today and it rocked. Highly recommended.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MathewsMarch 10
    Been here 5+ times
    Major landmark in Atlanta. Good southern food.
  • Patti K.
    Patti K.January 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You haven't lived until you have the fried cheese grits
  • Jam
    JamJanuary 14, 2013
    Best egg salad sandwich ever. Get it toasted.
  • Mike Z.
    Mike ZeeJune 10
    It's "OK". Kind of pricey for diner food. Had meatloaf which came with creole sauce...didn't care for the sauce.
  • Bruna B.
    Bruna BordimMay 18, 2013
    Awesome pimento cheeseburger
  • Courtenay B.
    Courtenay BirdJune 30, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to OK Cafe for the best breakfast in town! I highly recommend the buttermilk pancakes.
  • Amber C.
    Amber CoxOctober 1
    The biscuits are incredible
  • George J.
    George J.July 28, 2013
    Best ice cream floats ever!!
  • Sharon H.
    Sharon HudsonMay 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Carrot cake is a vegetable .... yeah!!!!
  • Mike N.
    Mike NicholMarch 19, 2012
    GET THE MAC N CHEESE. OBEY THE HYPNOTOAD.
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KeyesJanuary 31, 2016
    Welcome back post fire! Cornbread is delicious!
  • Sara F.
    Sara FieldsMay 11, 2014
    Triple cheese macaroni!!!
  • Anne C.
    Anne CheekJanuary 21, 2012
    The Rocket Burger is where it's at!!!
  • William H.
    William HartJuly 24, 2010
    Fried grits are amazing. What's not to love.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MaOctober 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    When you come in you have to sign on the pad. I didn't know and someone got in front of me.
  • April S.
    April SonsonaAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried Chicken on Sundays after 2pm.
  • Nahuel H.
    Nahuel HilalAugust 10, 2014
    Great breakfast and service.
  • Valarie G.
    Valarie GasgarthAugust 22, 2013
    The best sweet tea over crushed ice!!
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  • Vic B.
    Vic BradyDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    3 cheese mac&cheese is to die for!!!!
  • Erica M.
    Erica M.December 30, 2014
    Great food and atmosphere!
  • Candace M.
    Candace McCafferyAugust 8, 2011
    Always the best place for a business breakfast Read more
  • Leon
    LeonJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    macaroni cheese is to die for
  • Vince S.
    Vince SmithSeptember 3, 2014
    Most vegetables, not fried okra
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher ReillyMay 25, 2012
    BBQ sandwich is the bees kness
  • Ryan
    RyanJuly 5, 2014
    Tofu scramble FTW!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DominySeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fresh veggies. Get 'em!
  • Josh B.
    Josh BoggsSeptember 10, 2011
    Three words: Fried Cheese Grits.
  • Brian S.
    Brian ScullyNovember 12, 2014
    Burger and fries
  • Lori R.
    Lori RodgersMarch 21, 2011
    Best Fried Cheese Grits ever!
  • Cameron C.
    Cameron ChildressJanuary 5, 2013
    When the sign outside say "zero minute wait" they lie. They are big lying liars from liar-town, Pennsylvania.
  • Ann B.
    Ann BuchananJuly 27, 2013
    Dont pass up the greens
  • John P.
    Great veggies.
  • Ann B.
    Ann BuchananJuly 27, 2013
    Great greens
  • Amber S.
    Amber SenterOctober 14, 2010
    The mac n cheese is fantastic!
  • Social E.
    Social Espionage, LLCSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Veggie Plate
  • PJ W.
    PJ WalkerFebruary 2, 2010
    OK Cafe - home of one of my favorite veggie plates in Atlanta
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TOctober 5, 2012
    Thursday=white bean turkey chilli
  • Chad M.
    Chad McLeanOctober 2, 2014
    To go first time
  • Barrett H.
    Barrett HineslyAugust 12, 2010
    Awesome pot roast and chocolate cake!!!
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GlenzerAugust 28, 2010
    Get the vegetable plate!
  • Ed E.
    Ed EasonFebruary 17, 2013
    Service was ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. I will never be back
  • Sherry H.
    Sherry HogerMay 14, 2012
    Fried pickles !!!! Mmmmm
  • Sharon H.
    Sharon HudsonNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Carrot cake!
  • Barbara G.
    Barbara GrayOctober 17, 2016
    I do not like that rebel flag.
  • Brian T.
    Brian ThompsonMay 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bit of a nursing home around 5-7pm
  • Michael B.
    Michael BaroodyOctober 26, 2010
    Great Bkfst with Friends...
  • Dwight O.
    Dwight OwensAugust 22, 2010
    Chicken Salad was great!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HannafordJuly 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Salmon burger is great!!!!
  • Latasia B.
    Latasia BrownApril 21, 2013
    Ummm I see why they call it the Ok Cafe cuz the shit truly is just ok
  • Emma A.
    Emma AlexanderApril 3, 2013
    Just ok...not great.
  • Barbara G.
    Barbara GrayDecember 5, 2015
    Mac and cheese, country fried steak, chicken pot pie
  • Carla C.
    Carla CadremySeptember 9, 2016
    La atención fue exquisita!!!! El Hot Pecan Pie es insuperable y el Te con Limón es el mejor que me he tomado en Atlanta
  • Karen C.
    Karen CorbinMay 18, 2014
    Fried jalapeño cheese grits!
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