We love the Crescent Moon in Decatur! Although always very crowded and sure to have a decent wait, it is worth it if you have a leisurely morning to enjoy. Drew gets the taco heap, which he... absolutely loves. I always get the original heap, which I adore! Both are just huge piles of potato, cheese, bacon, onions, and all sorts of goodies! We always have leftovers and are never disappointed. Someday we swear we're going to branch out and try something new, but we just can't resist our die-hard heap favorites! Service isn't so great, but with a place like this it doesn't really matter. We thoroughly enjoy its quirkiness every time!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I had heard there was some turmoil with the wait and cooking staff, but I still took a group today from out of town, hoping things had settled down. Nope. We were seated quickly but then waited an... HOUR AND A HALF for our food. The wait staff was rude (not to mention questionably clean) and there was no offer of a discount to make up for our poor experience. There seemed to be no manager on duty. We ate our acceptable food quickly just to get out of there. My friends and I will never go back. This place needs to taken over by that "Kitchen Nightmares" show. Such a shame.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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Posted on Citysearch on: 5/3/2009
we've been here, but i cant remember when, i just rembemberd were the foods we ate here with my friends... elagant food, great stuffs, well very complimenting...
We love the Crescent Moon in Decatur! Although always very crowded and sure to have a decent wait, it is worth it if you have a leisurely morning to enjoy. Drew gets the taco heap, which he absolutely loves. I always get the original heap, which I adore! Both are just huge piles of potato, cheese, bacon, onions, and all sorts of goodies! We always have leftovers and are never disappointed. Someday we swear we're going to branch out and try something new, but we just can't resist our die-hard heap favorites! Service isn't so great, but with a place like this it doesn't really matter. We thoroughly enjoy its quirkiness every time!
Posted on Citysearch on: 12/23/2008
No longer the Crescent Moon Bakery- now ""thumbs up diner""- bleh.... do NOT go here!!! We made the mistake of going- they are not open for breakfast and the place has lost all of its charm.... =(
Posted on Citysearch on: 10/19/2008
Should have turned back when we saw the tacky handwritten notebook paper sign posting the real Sat. opening time of 9:30 to the side of the painted sign saying ""open 7:30-..."" A coffee shop on a main street that opens at 9:30 on a Saturday??? Hmmm... We were the first customers of the day and this is how it went: too much food on the first table so we moved to another where I only had to wipe the sticky film from the table; waitress had a strange zombie-like demeanor; once she brought our coffee (with lipstick on rim) we literally didn't see her or any other employee for like 15 minutes - finally came and told us our order was next, and took my dirty cup of now cold coffee, 10 minutes later still no food, we're ready to just pay for the coffee and go, I get up to call her we make eye contact and she walks away! Meanwhile we've noticed 3 other people leave without service (we saw them later at J. Christopher's down the street) finally the food comes - it's dry, burnt, and missing key ingredients; called mgr. who turned out to be a long-ago waitress from the Northlake location that I still use as an example of a terrible waitress, she tried to explain to us why this 30 minute wait was normal/reasonable, offered to make us another omelette (the first one was an insult!), and blamed it on the waitress. I pointed out that 30 minutes to fill the b'fast order of the first customers of the day in an empty restaurant didn't make sense, food was poorly prepared, and that I hoped she wasn't going to argue about it with us. She finally agreed to comp the meal as she walked away mumbling about us under her breath. Crazy bad service and bad food. Used to just be marginally bad service and so-so food, but good location. I told my family to please remind me not to go back there again no matter how convenient. Shame, shame, Crescent Moon! If they had come over , explained there was only one cook, and thanked us for our patience they might have salvaged some big tippers like u
Posted on Citysearch on: 10/1/2008
Again, Do not eat here. The place was recently sold and the new ownership is trying it's hardest to run people away. I ate here 2 days ago and they were out of half the menu and I wish they were out of what I ordered. I had the pimento cheese hamburger which sounds too hard to mess up. NOT THE CASE. The burger was a premade piece of something with chewy rubbery things inside. The pimento cheese was watery, almost like they did add water. The waitress said they had a new cook. Yea right! They are passing the time and trying to recoup some income before they close for good I understand and I was dumb enough to try and help them. RUN, RUN for your life as far away as you can from this place. I'm not kidding!
I had heard there was some turmoil with the wait and cooking staff, but I still took a group today from out of town, hoping things had settled down. Nope. We were seated quickly but then waited an HOUR AND A HALF for our food. The wait staff was rude (not to mention questionably clean) and there was no offer of a discount to make up for our poor experience. There seemed to be no manager on duty. We ate our acceptable food quickly just to get out of there. My friends and I will never go back. This place needs to taken over by that "Kitchen Nightmares" show. Such a shame.
I used to LOVE the Crescent Moon, but after my experience on Labor Day was sadly disappointed. For starters, there was a FLY in the sugar container. Yep, buzzing happily along...how nasty! My egg & cheese biscuit arrived cold as a stone with lukewarm coffee to boot. Although there were many tables empty, I was told they only had a few wait staff working that day. Needless to say, an exceptionally LONG wait. Not worth it. Should've gone to "Awful House" and it would've been better.
Crescent Moon has long been a favorite. The breakfasts are everything you could want in a good, "diner" kind of way. Gets hectic on weekends so don't expect a cozy brunch.
Posted on Citysearch on: 6/25/2008
I ate at the Decatur location last night and I had the worst dining experience in recent memory. The waiter was slammed and inexperienced, yet other servers wandered around like they had little to do. We had to ask for lemon for my Mom's tea 4 times before it came. We had to ask for kid menus twice before they came. The table was dirty. The booth was dirty. There was splattered food all around us, even on the lamp. There were flies all over the restaurant. The food was terrible. I had the veggie plate. My plate was dirty. The beans had brown spots all over them and there were bean ends on the plate, the pieces you trim off BEFORE cooking, that had been cooked along with the main part of the bean. The squash casserole looked like it had been sitting in the bowl under a heat lamp all day. I did not even eat it and asked my waiter to take it off the bill. The biscuit was so dry and crumbly looking I did not eat it. The fried green tomatoes were completely greasy and gross. My waiter kept forgetting to bring me another Coke. My Mom's soup was watery and just bad. And the kid menu item of hamburger and fries that comes with 4 hamburgers for a 6 year old child was completely insane. They did not even taste good.\r\rI will never eat at this Crescent Moon again. My stomach turns just from thinking about it. This saddens me because I live in Decatur and we need reasonably priced restaurants like this that familes feel comfortable going to. In this economy, if this is what I am going to get, I will just go to McDonald's next time.\r\r
Posted on Citysearch on: 6/21/2008
This use to be a favorite for me. In the past couple of years, the service and consistency of the food has drastically declined. Some of the servers seem to pride themselves on being rude. (very Thumbs Uppish) Some of the staff even appeared racially chalanged. Nothing can discibe the feeling of watching an employee greet, smile, and give good service at one table, then appoach my table with some kind of negative assumptive behavior. I was piqued, Hell I can cook my breakfast at home. I have probably told about 50 people about this restaurant over the years, and after my last visit, I have decide to campaign against them. The service is terrible.
Crescent Moon has very good pancakes...but beware the portions are large so choose your stack size carefully!
You can get a wonderful breakfast or brunch at the Crescent Moon. Their omelets are delicious and the service is great.
Posted on Citysearch on: 6/9/2008
This is a Decatur classic. The food is great and the atmosphere is wonderful. It is like going back to the fifties.
Posted on Citysearch on: 5/27/2008
LOVE this place for breakfast. Great dinner options as well. My family loves this place. Expect to wait a long time if you go for brunch on a weekend!
If you asked me five years ago about Crescent Moon I would have given rave reviews. My last few experiences have been horrible and, sadly, I don't think I'll be back. The food is still good but the service is below average. One time I raised my hand to get the waiter's attention for more water and he got all in my face with a diatribe about that being his "pet peeve"; I got up and left. I decided to try them again and our coffee cups had food all over them... they had not been washed. I've been going since they were in the old location but I won't be going back.