Atlanta >O K Cafe
“Great food, fun atmosphere, and quirky decor.”
“The sweet tea was the best I've ever had!”
“Oh, and if you order the hash browns expect home fries.”
“Not only did the menu on the website tell you everything they offered but the food was very good.”
“For good ole' Southern country cooking, this is an excellent place!”
“It's a place I would definitely go back to, and it's a perfect distance from buckhead and downtown Atlanta.”
“The service was wonderful.”
“The prices are fantastic for the amount of food you receive, the staff is always generous and f.”
“Great food all day long!”
Dessert needs work.
First of all, I would like to say that I am a southerner
and, overall, it was a descent experience and my son enjoyed himself.
Now to my review:
My child chose this place for his 10th birthday dinner. I had the BBQ sandwich, black eye peas, greens and cornbread muffin. Dessert was the chocolate cake. The sandwich was okay and the peas and cornbread were good. Though the greens were good, they had too many stems on them. But the real reason I am writing this review is the chocolate cake.
Now I have a BIG sweet tooth and I am a baker. I took my cake to go. When I got home and began to eat it, I was very disappointed. It was cold, hard, and lacked good taste. It was not fresh or moist. I have had better cake at Piccadilly.
Oh Come On!. You have got to be kidding ... almost 5 stars?! This place is proof that Southerners will eat anything you put in front of them. I too have had the "chicken pot pie;" this is really chicken soup with a crouton. Yesterday I had to attend a meeting at this place and ordered biscuits and gravy (how do you screw this up?); I have had better biscuits and gravy at Cracker Barrel! The food here is very basic and lackluster; just what Southerners like. For those of you who have traveled, experienced life and know what good food is, you will be disappointed by the mediocrity of the food and ambiance. OK Cafe survives, much to the dismay of anyone north of the Mason-Dixon Line, by its overrated reputation among Southerners ... period! In simplistic terms ... don't bother.
Sounds like you are confused. Reviews here are about you're own personal experience, and not about your twisted perspective on the locals. As for your so called experience of life, it reveals itself as merely childish. Grow up.
3 Strikes and You're Out!.
We had out-of town friends passing through today who wanted "Atlanta Cuisine." We reluctantly suggested OK Cafe, mostly due to it's convenience from I-75. It had been 4 years since our last less-than-impressive experience here so we thought we would give it another try. We quickly regretted the decision.
This is not a family friendly restaurant. We were shocked to discover that there was no children's menu. Nor are there any changing tables in the restrooms. We had our children split a plate and had to ask for extra plates. Surely the server should have anticipated this. We requested a high-chair from the host/hostess, but did not receive one until long after we had been seated and had to ask our server. And, it was a dirty booster seat that only further crowded the tiny booths.
The food is average. I ordered (the overpriced) Chicken Pot Pie. It's a puffed pastry on top of a soupy creamed-chicken base. Nothing special. My wife had the grouper sandwich and fries and was not impressed with either. The Sweet Potato chips (appetizer -- WAY overpriced) were greasy and arrived AFTER our main dishes.
Our two older children (9 and 7) were seating a booth right next to ours with our friends three children (ages 7, 5 and 4). That in itself was not a problem, but the server had the nerve to clear the childrens' plates without asking the parents if they were finished or if we would like a box. My son happened to be in the restroom and said he was not done.
There are too many good places in Atlanta to get southern cuisine at a reasonable price with great service. The OK Cafe is NOT one of them.
The prices are NOT low, contrary to a previous review.
fantastic place. The OK cafe should change their name to the Fantastic cafe, because that's how our experience was. The food is really good and the service is exceptional. To top it all off, the prices are really low. You can get a great meal for 2 for $40 or less.
better come hungry. Not only does OK Cafe have great food, but it has huge servings. All your favorites, except made better than you possibly could do it.
OK's a cool place.
I appreciated the quantity and quality of the food. Plenty to take home and at a price that didn't break the bank. $30 for a couple...at their quality is unheard of.
The staff was very pleasant. I enjoyed their attention to detail.
Mmm, mmm, good southern with a twist. The parking is not good, the wait is not good, the service is not even that good, but the food is tasty! The sweet potato chips are delicious - get two orders and a sweet tea and you're set! The food is southern in nature but slightly off-center to appeal to those looking for something different. OK Cafe is OK by us!
Great Diggs in Atlanta, OK Cafe.
Hey!!! You got to check this place out. I found this is a one of a kind place in Buckhead. Apparently everyone in Atlanta has found it cause it was packed.
Walking in, your greeted with a blast of Souther aroma and an atmosphere where "Everything's OK!" I enjoyed a plate packed with fresh veggies, with NO MEAT, as I am a vegetarian; I'm greatfull for that! My guest however devoured Country Fried Steak accompanied by two veggies. Dessert, one was enough; there are plenty of selections to satisfy every taste....ice cream, banana royal, chocolate, coconut and carrot cake...pies....shakes... The service was gracious and attentive.
Check this place out! It will be worth your while.
Great food all day long!. This place has it all. Great food, all day long. be sure to try the take out as well. The only problem is the wait.
BEWARE if you have food allergies.
I have been to OK Cafe many times but never previously ordered anything fried. I am allergic to shellfish so when I sat down and saw the list of proclamations of quality food which included:
Bread baked fresh daily
Organic Meet only
Eggs Prepared Fresh
Only Canola Oil used in frying
Only Olive Oil used in cooking
I was reassured I would have no problem making a simple request that my french fries be cooked in oil not used for shellfish. WRONG...VERY WRONG. I was informed they have one big vat in which anything fried in the restaurant is place - shellfish, french fries, fish, vegetables..everything and they would not be able to grant my request.
I was shocked to be sure. This is not a greasy spoon. Desptie it's down home cooking atmosphere..it is pricey. Yet, they throw everything you ordered fried into the same vat of oil. YUCK. If any of you are vegetarians, I am afraid ordering a vegetable platter isn't going to do you much good if any of the vegetables are fried. And..if you are like me and have an allergy to shellfish WATCH OUT!
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