The Setting: This old school cafeteria is located in an unassuming strip mall in downtown Tucker. Glass doors open directly to the stainless steel and glass counters holding an array of tasty looking pies, cobblers and strawberry shortcakes.
The Staff: Very friendly and helpful
The Food: The old fashioned cafeteria food consists of a menu that changes daily. The highlights on Monday were the roast pork loin, bbq ribs, and fried chicken livers. And, while I might not be a fan of liver, in general, the chicken livers were fried crisp until just-barely-done leaving the interior rich and creamy. Not a hint of bitterness could be found in these tender bites, giving these humble chicken livers the taste of something far more grand. Never in a million years, did I think that I would utter this phrase. But, it’s true. I’ll be returning to Matthew’s Cafeteria for the fried chicken livers!
We had the chance to taste two types of pies. A very rich and tasty pecan pie and an OUT OF THIS WORLD baked custard pie with pecans and chocolate chips. Sadly, my delicious squash casserole and potato gratin got sidelined by my desire to eat every last morsel of my custard pie.
The Stars of the Day: Fried chicken livers!! And, for dessert, the baked custard pie with pecans and chocolate chips.
2229 Main St.
Tucker, GA 30084
770 939 2357
Hours: Breakfast 5:00am-10:00am, Lunch 10:30am-3:00pm, Dinner 4:30pm-8:00pm