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Thumbs Up Diner

Breakfast Spot and Diner$$$$
Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta
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  • ALESHA B.
    "Fish and grits a delicious"(4 Tips)
    Percy H.
    "UPTOWN first thing you need when you walk in"(4 Tips)
    Karen D.
    "... special served with a grilled bagel...or one of their specialty pancakes. Or a..."(2 Tips)
    Steve L.
    "Build your own omelette and sub a grilled bagel."(2 Tips)
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  • Karen D.
    Karen DyerOctober 30, 2015
    Been here many times and love the food! Try the Cream Cheese special served with a grilled bagel...or one of their specialty pancakes. Or a blue plate special. Any of it is great!!!!
  • Mimi D.
    Mimi D.March 20, 2016
    I went to the location at 174 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA...food is amazing. I had the cream cheese eggs with herbs, with an add on of fish and chicken. The flavors were amazing.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 4, 2011
    If you're looking a proper diner with cheap eggs, toast, pancakes...etc, this is the place. Try "The Heap" for $5.95, it’s a pile of potatoes, eggs, and cheddarjack served with toast or a biscuit. Read more
  • Larry F.
    Larry Fellows IIINovember 13, 2011
    The Uptown... A sweeter Arnold Palmer, is perfect with anyone you order. I always leave with a smile on my face! Service is always great, too!
  • Buckhead A.
    Buckhead AtlantaJuly 11, 2015
    Chicken tenders are the size a pinky finger...way so small for the money...everything else was good. Forgot to bring grits that came with special...nice staff
  • Susan T.
    I had the heart smart omelette! It was wonderful! There tomatoes were really, really good and their blackberry jelly is amazing!
  • Just M.
    Just MeJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get here early on the weekends, no crowd on weekdays. Great service and you can get lunch items at breakfast time.
  • Darnisha A.
    Great fish and grits. Love the Pure Vermont Maple syrup. Get an Uptown to drink! Great service.
  • B D.
    B DMay 26, 2012
    The best breakfast in the world. The best part if having kids was waking up early enough to get in before the 1 hr wait.
  • Georgia J.
    Georgia JetsNovember 25, 2011
    If you love breakfast then this is your spot. The staff is great the food is awesome and the atmosphere is alive.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LucasOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Build your own omelette and sub a grilled bagel. My omelette: cream chz, banana peppers, and chicken sausage.
  • Iris
    IrisDecember 15, 2013
    Cash only. Make sure you sign in when you walk in if it is busy. You do not have to wait for a hostess to sign you in, you can do it yourself.
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonDecember 30, 2015
    This is a small diner that serves typical breakfast with a southern flair. I ordered grits and deep fried catfish.
  • Orville J.
    Orville JosephNovember 2, 2013
    Their omelette and French toast is like heaven in your mouth. Please go and visit !!
  • Erika G.
    Erika GNovember 10, 2012
    My fav for French toast, chicken sausage, potatoes, and skillets. What's not to love?!
  • Primenorman A.
    Breakfast is a must after a night like last night......this place is a must stop when you're in the A!!!
  • Sabur T.
    Sabur TaylorJanuary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish and eggs are great! The catfish is amazingly good.
  • Niah B.
    Niah BibbsFebruary 1, 2014
    It was pretty good. I had the shrimp and grits. Flying Biscuits still number one though..
  • StevenadamsATL
    StevenadamsATLJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best steak and eggs with spinach salad in town
  • Wayne
    WayneOctober 5, 2012
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  • Zachary L.
    Zachary LongJuly 5, 2010
    Edgewood Heap is amazing, way too much food to finish! Pico a little spicy so it adds a great kick to the eggs.
  • Najah H.
    Najah H.March 18, 2012
    You can call ahead to make a reservation to decrease wait time.
  • Herna C.
    Herna CoeSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great breakfast in the neighborhood besides the Highland Bakery
  • Noura G.
    Noura GordonApril 14, 2013
    Warm welcome just like one on Marietta. Great counter service!!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedJune 7, 2016
    The classic ATL fish and grits Read more
  • John C.
    John CanadaJanuary 29, 2015
    Everything. Down the biscuits. Country fresh.
  • Emmanuel Gabriel S.
    Chicken strips, cheese eggs and hashbrowns... #SpudsOnPoint
  • Mike G.
    Mike GreshamJuly 25, 2010
    Get the french toast! Its amazing! Like... if bread was candy... it'd be this french toast.
  • Deidra R.
    Deidra RansomMay 13, 2016
    Omelette, potatoes, waffle & pork chops....EVERYTHING
  • Kat
    KatJanuary 30, 2013
    This is a must stop when I'm in Atlanta.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LucasOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee comes in mismatched mugs. Cute, comfy, cool.
  • Veronica G.
    Veronica GilbertJune 16, 2012
    Make sure to check the specials...they never disappoint.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SassMay 10, 2016
    Food was exceptional but remember always bring cash ! No cards allowed
  • Claire C.
    Claire ChaneyMarch 1, 2016
    Everything
  • Anita C.
    Anita CarterAugust 22, 2013
    Try the spuds... they are awesome!
  • arTIAstry
    arTIAstryJuly 20, 2013
    Cash only diner. ATM in the back.
  • Janelle A.
    Janelle AustinApril 23, 2012
    The tofu and veggies here are great!!
  • Rebekah B.
    Rebekah BachellerJuly 5, 2010
    Challah French toast is fantastic as well as the spuds with cheese.
  • Mama R.
    Mama RBGJanuary 24, 2012
    Love the tofu and veggies scramble
  • Tokyo D.
    Tokyo DeMornayJanuary 3, 2016
    Worth the wait but prepare to wait.
  • Brittany C.
    Brittany ColeOctober 2, 2011
    Everything is good must get spuds!!!!
  • Nicole J.
    Nicole JakesAugust 23, 2014
    Having my bday lunch with my bestie, Tish!!! De-licious!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LucasOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best breakfast spot in the city, period.
  • London M.
    London McCallisterDecember 5, 2016
    The fried pork chops were amazing
  • Imani H.
    Imani HawkinsJuly 3, 2015
    Lou's Coffee and French Toast
  • StevenadamsATL
    StevenadamsATLOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat the steak and ask for Klavinita
  • AromaTherapeutics
    AromaTherapeuticsMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Never had a bad dish at this place
  • Akosua B.
    Akosua BerealJune 15, 2014
    Only takes cash but excellent food.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CarrOctober 12, 2014
    Catfish and cheese grits was bomb
  • Imani H.
    Imani HawkinsJuly 3, 2015
    I love the Lou's Coffee :)
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BachellerJuly 5, 2010
    Challah french toast is great. Spuds are top notch.
  • Toni Rose D.
    Toni Rose DeanonDecember 22, 2011
    The chicken tenders are amazing.
  • Marchel R.
    Marchel RobinsonOctober 19, 2014
    Love the fish and grits
  • Malick D.
    Malick DavisNovember 3, 2013
    Simply Awesome
  • David M.
    David MathewsApril 22, 2014
    Sweet potato fries are great!
  • Tariq H.
    Tariq HasanMay 28, 2015
    Chicken Sausage Omelet.Great food and Service.
  • Devin B.
    Devin BasileFebruary 28, 2016
    Southern hospitality; good and simple
  • ALESHA B.
    ALESHA BELLJune 30, 2014
    Fish and grits a delicious
  • Percy H.
    Percy HarrisAugust 4, 2011
    UPTOWN first thing you need when you walk in
  • Derrick H.
    Derrick HaireOctober 4, 2014
    Great food and great prices
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WilliamsSeptember 28, 2013
    Good food Will come again.
  • Diana W.
    Diana WallaceMarch 24, 2012
    The best breakfast place in Atlanta!
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WilliamsJune 23, 2013
    Great service and great food!
  • Atl A.
    Atl AceMay 19, 2012
    Best cure for a hangover
  • Ron W.
    Ron WhiteMay 13, 2013
    best breakfast in Atlanta
  • RJ M.
    RJ MossMarch 22, 2012
    The best breakfast spot in The ATL.
  • Maria Carolina H.
    Maria Carolina HudsonJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite ♥♥♥
  • Dwayne M.
    Dwayne MorrowMarch 16, 2013
    Try the shrimp and grits
  • Michael K.
    Michael KingApril 20, 2010
    Get The Heap for breakfast; you'll never be sorry... Read more
  • Liberty
    LibertyDecember 21, 2010
    The Greek Omelette is superb!
  • melQuan
    melQuanApril 16, 2011
    Can't go wrong with the Chicken & Waffles!
  • Alexis H.
    Alexis HowellJune 8, 2013
    Ugh. Cash only. Who does that? Limited parking. It does smell good though.
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BrownMarch 23, 2011
    They have THE BEST turkey Bacon
  • BigNell
    BigNellSeptember 16, 2014
    Cash Only!
  • Jerrisha J.
    Jerrisha JosephAugust 11, 2013
    Great pancakes!!!
  • Maurice R.
    Maurice RobertsonJanuary 7, 2015
    Great food
  • Maurice C.
    Maurice CherryJune 18, 2009
    Have the catfish and eggs for breakfast with an Uptown. Simply sublime Southern sustenance.
  • Tokyo D.
    Tokyo DeMornayJanuary 3, 2016
    French toast.
  • Lakesha G.
    Lakesha GibsonSeptember 11, 2016
    Veggie omelet
  • John A.
    John AlbrechtJanuary 28, 2012
    breakfast potatoes!
  • Deb C.
    Deb CherryJanuary 21, 2012
    Great food!
  • Shanta K.
    Shanta KingDecember 31, 2011
    Saturdays are crazy packed
  • Kammy k.
    Kammy kamOctober 6, 2011
    Average food for an average price. I was not impressed with the chicken and waffles.
  • Kamisha M.
    Kamisha MorrisonMay 1, 2010
    build your own omelette - mmmm good
  • R.J. T.
    Cash only .........
  • Jazzie C.
    Jazzie ChanelSeptember 27, 2014
    Not worth the hype for the wait.
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