Thinking Man Tavern

Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant, and Bar
537 W Howard Ave (at Atlanta Ave), Decatur, GA 30030, United States
Hours:
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.9/10

Based on 89 votes

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  • potato rounds
  • bourbon fried chicken
  • trivia
  • fried green tomato sandwich
  • beer
  • board games
  • traditional atmosphere
  • vegetarian food
  • empanadas
  • bratwurst
  • great value
  • staff
  • salads
  • bacon
  • rum
  • Gouda cheese
  • tortilla chips
  • guacamole
  • liquor
  • neighborhood pub
  • stepher

    Delicious vegetarian options as well as more traditional pub fare. Outstanding service, kitschy/cool vibe, and free parking in attached lot. Highly recommended.

    stepher · December 6, 2014
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  • Jonathan G.

    Great BLT and veggie plate

    Jonathan Greenlee · August 22, 2014
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  • AKI S.

    Nice beer selection! Great fried green tomato sandwich!

    AKI Shimada · May 25, 2014
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  • Kazem E.

    Hush puppies and the potato rounds with toppings (sour cream, bacon, blah blah) are amazing. Good beer selection. Good service. And a fun atmosphere.

    Kazem Edmond · April 4, 2014
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  • Will E.

    The BBQ Tacos are a hit. They are very large and worth the $7. Also try the Potato Spuds to complete the meal. If you are into Science or Enlightenment this is your favorite pub.

    Will Edmond · January 11, 2014
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  • Joe S.

    The service might be the worst I've ever encountered. The food is good, so we kept giving it a try, but no more. We got up and walked out the past three times in a row.

    Joe Smith · December 4, 2013
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  • Joyce C.

    I love this place. Shelf full of games: mainly trivia, but I found Sorry and even Candyland :). Staff was attentive but not intrusive or pushy. Fabulous selection of American liquors and beers.

    Joyce Combass · September 1, 2013
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  • KC S.

    The wait staff has no clue how to handle food allergies. If you have any, you really have to educate them. Otherwise, you'll tell them you have a gluten allergy & they'll still put bread on your plate

    KC Sanders · August 26, 2013
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  • Philip J.

    Bourbon.Fried.Chicken

    Philip Johnston · August 3, 2013
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  • Karin M.

    Skip gumbo (uses broth for base instead of roux) and red beans (just canned beans? over rice). Go for drinks!

    Karin Mack · July 31, 2013
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  • Lee C.

    The Bourbon Fried Chicken is delicious, flavorful, and served with some fantastic mashed sweet potatoes. Get it!

    Lee Coursey · June 30, 2013
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  • Rebecca B.

    Alex is the best bartender ever!!

    Rebecca B · February 15, 2013
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  • Jessica T.

    Potato rounds are the best!

    Jessica Thompson · December 30, 2012
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  • Jillian A.

    Just love this place.

    Jillian Adams · December 12, 2012
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  • Michael S.

    Don't go on saturday afternoon the wait staff is marginal

    Michael Sawchuk · October 27, 2012
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  • K M.

    Lovely microbrew list and huge salads. Should've gotten the seared tuna, but got the smoked turkey instead. It was deli meat style...meh. TMT is absolutely on my bar rotation now.

    K M · September 30, 2012
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  • Hops Diva

    Great place for beer and games!

    Hops Diva · September 6, 2012
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  • LinnVicious

    A great place.

    LinnVicious · August 22, 2012
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  • John D.

    If you're a fan of bourbon, try the Balcone Brimstone

    John Davis · April 19, 2012
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  • Bonnie R.

    My favorite watering hole. All the bartenders are fantastic.

    Bonnie Ruszczyk · March 23, 2012
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  • Joanna A.

    The owner says this offer is fake and they don't accept it. Boo hiss.

    Joanna Allen · March 1, 2012
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  • Christopher F.

    Time to update the televisions...

    Christopher Fitzsimmons · January 10, 2012
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  • Barbara B.

    I've never met anyone mean here! Neat place!

    Barbara Brien · January 7, 2012
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  • Terry P.

    Fried green tomato sandwich is great. Turkey ruben is also good

    Terry Powner · December 29, 2011
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  • Karl S.

    Brand new menu. Amazing stuff. Try the Empanadas, the bratwurst, or the bourbon fried chicken breast! ...if they aren't sold out.

    Karl Sigler · November 3, 2011
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  • Sarah A.

    Lots of veg options. You have to get a side of their fries!!! The TLT was yums. Beans and rice kinda spicy!

    Sarah A. · November 3, 2011
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  • Dave K.

    An interesting place.

    Dave Kell · October 27, 2011
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  • Holly S.

    Get the Gouda dip, 86 tortilla chips, sub mounds of rounds.

    Holly Simpson · October 6, 2011
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  • David M R.

    Excellent food, it's our neighborhood pub. Reminds me of the places my dad used to take me to. Low key, darts, board games. They stress American brews and liquors.

    David M Reines · September 10, 2011
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  • Marc S.

    I like thatthe chicken salad is both light & dark meat.

    Marc Schultz · September 2, 2011
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  • Keith L.

    All domestic wines, beers, and liquors.. no imports.. The spiced rum from Corsair is awesome!

    Keith Lowry · August 23, 2011
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  • Donna S.

    This place is where the locals go, and I LOVE that!

    Donna Scharf · July 22, 2011
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  • Michael W.

    Get the cilantro chicken sammich, and the potato rounds are always good, but also give some of the other sides a chance!

    Michael Wills · April 15, 2011
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  • Matt K.

    Meh. This place is always so-so, but at least it's consistent.

    Matt Keeler · April 9, 2011
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  • Tommy B.

    Alex the bartender here rocks.

    Tommy Barker · March 25, 2011
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  • Nicole K.

    Waitress/Bartender was not a happy camper. Grumpy.

    Nicole Keane · March 20, 2011
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  • Mark M.

    Bartender really is unfriendly. Very strange...she does not want to be here, apparently.

    Mark M · March 5, 2011
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  • Carl B.

    Get a guacamole and cheddar veggie burger

    Carl Black · February 13, 2011
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  • Bravo

    Ask for J.B. he is a great bartender. Super friendly and they have great pub food. -Tracey Bloom, Top Chef

    Bravo · November 29, 2010
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  • Lauren B.

    The mango jerk veggie burger is delightful.

    Lauren Bohn · August 22, 2010
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  • Susan M.

    Trivia on Tuesdays at 7:30, Board games (with all the pieces) every night!

    Susan M · April 28, 2010
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  • Dale

    Great bar with fun and friendly staff!

    Dale · March 7, 2010
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  • Cathy I.

    Great bar food (biased because it's my husband's cousin's place) Read more

    Cathy Iconis · December 23, 2009
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  • @tessa H.

    Order the "Starving Artist" -- it's a rotating beer, often a very good one, and only $2.50! Total deal.

    @tessa Horehled · June 25, 2009
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