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Three Dollar Cafe

(770) 992-5011

8595 Roswell RdAtlanta, GA 30350   map »

Business overview

Average Price

  • $15 and under

Cuisines

  • American
  • Italian
  • Sandwiches

Credit Cards

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00pm
  • TUE
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00pm
  • WED
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00pm
  • THU
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00pm
  • FRI
  • 11:00am
  • 1:00am
  • SAT
  • 11:00am
  • 1:00am
  • SUN
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00pm

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Great casual food, a local favorite, 3/02/2013

Three Dollar Cafe is one of my favorite local eateries for a good lunch or dinner at reasonable prices. The food quality is good. They are famous for their wings, but other delicious menu items... include their hamburgers, cheesesteaks, blackened grouper sandwich, and cuban (yummy). Service varies (sometimes great, sometimes less than great). They are truly a local favorite, so the waitstaff can occasionally be non-chalant about service, making it confusing for new customers who aren't familiar with how they operate, as the previous reviewer noted. There is generally a sign as you walk in indicating whether or not you can sit anywhere or they will seat you. Their location is convenient for me. The building itself is a bit of a dive, but the atmosphere is upbeat and fun. Overall a decent place to eat.

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Good Food but Very Bad Service, 5/08/2011

I visited Three Dollar Café in Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA on May 8th 2011 to celebrate Mothers Day with my Mom and my Brother. We have been coming to this location since the 1990’s about every other... month. The food is always good at Three Dollar, and the service is too… but not on this occasion. We saw the waitress about once every 20 minutes. We ordered a combined two pitchers of Blue Moon, twenty wings, and one order of chili cheese fries with extra chili. We received the chili cheese fries with NO extra chili (we have ordered this more than 20 times in the past, so we knew there was not anything extra chili) and no plates to eat from (I had to find someone to get us plates because our waitress neglected to bring any). When the bill came, we were overcharged $7.00 on the Blue Moon pitchers, charged for the extra chili (which we ordered, but was NOT included when it arrived at our table), and charged for 30 wings instead of 20. The waitress corrected the bill, but then added an additional charge of .85 cents for bleu cheese because she brought out two by mistake (this was NOT on the original bill). We went ahead and paid our bill and then before leaving, I approached the manager and let her know my disappointment in the situation… Three Dollar Café screwed-up our order and then charged us for their mistake. They were all excuses and we left with a bad taste for this place.

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Love2Swim

Reviews: 7

Great casual food, a local favorite

Three Dollar Cafe is one of my favorite local eateries for a good lunch or dinner at reasonable prices. The food quality is good. They are famous for their wings, but other delicious menu items include their hamburgers, cheesesteaks, blackened grouper sandwich, and cuban (yummy). Service varies (sometimes great, sometimes less than great). They are truly a local favorite, so the waitstaff can occasionally be non-chalant about service, making it confusing for new customers who aren't familiar with how they operate, as the previous reviewer noted. There is generally a sign as you walk in indicating whether or not you can sit anywhere or they will seat you. Their location is convenient for me. The building itself is a bit of a dive, but the atmosphere is upbeat and fun. Overall a decent place to eat.

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eric1980

Reviews: 4

Good Food but Very Bad Service

I visited Three Dollar Café in Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA on May 8th 2011 to celebrate Mothers Day with my Mom and my Brother. We have been coming to this location since the 1990’s about every other month. The food is always good at Three Dollar, and the service is too… but not on this occasion. We saw the waitress about once every 20 minutes. We ordered a combined two pitchers of Blue Moon, twenty wings, and one order of chili cheese fries with extra chili. We received the chili cheese fries with NO extra chili (we have ordered this more than 20 times in the past, so we knew there was not anything extra chili) and no plates to eat from (I had to find someone to get us plates because our waitress neglected to bring any). When the bill came, we were overcharged $7.00 on the Blue Moon pitchers, charged for the extra chili (which we ordered, but was NOT included when it arrived at our table), and charged for 30 wings instead of 20. The waitress corrected the bill, but then added an additional charge of .85 cents for bleu cheese because she brought out two by mistake (this was NOT on the original bill). We went ahead and paid our bill and then before leaving, I approached the manager and let her know my disappointment in the situation… Three Dollar Café screwed-up our order and then charged us for their mistake. They were all excuses and we left with a bad taste for this place.

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jujubeez

Reviews: 24

sometimes great!

first time we went the wings were amazing! The second time they were so-so, and the third time they gross. No sauce at all. The waitress explained that it was our fault for no asking for extra sauce. Every time we go there they take forever over 30 mins to get food on the table (table for 2). The last waitress was rude and was to interested in talking to the college guys. We had to ask another waitress where our waitress was and to tend to us.

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reviews10

Reviews: 48

Great Chicken Wings

Not a big fan of the rest of the menu, but I do think they have great wings. Large election of different beers.

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Magnum1b

Reviews: 2

Great eats and great wait staff

We eat at The Three Dollar in Sandy Springs frequently and enjoy the experience every time. They're always friendly and prompt and the food is as advertised.

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ManiacReviewer

Reviews: 239

Wings and Squash Casserole

The wings are squash casserole is really good, but I hate how they charge extra for hot sauce on the side and dressing. The wings are already over priced and this should be included.

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michthom

Reviews: 182

Two Words...NACHO MOUNTAIN

You gotta try it...it's the best appetizer ever.

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SWOLE53

Reviews: 6

Worth the drive from Suwanee

Service was a little unpredictable about 6 months ago, but recently it is as good as it was years ago when I first discovered them. Food is excellent, and the service is great. My family and I dine there at least once per week...

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GAshopper

Reviews: 12

All time favorite

Long time loyal customer...since 1989. Best wings. I love the sqush casserole. Everthing I have ever ordered is great. I used to fly in from New Orleansjust to eat here...now I live here and go lots!

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Anonym

Reviews: 10

Great atmoshpehere

Make sure you stay North of the perimeter - 3 Dollar, Jr. on Roswell Rd in buckhead is horrible.

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pijarhead

Reviews: 3

Great Wings, Inconsistent Service

My wife and I love the wings - even the "plain" ones. BUT, sometimes the service is "good" (it has NEVER been GREAT) and sometimes it's as though the servers have totally forgotten you. The seafood pasta is also great.

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eddiereece

Reviews: 32

Not so great

I used to eat here 2-3 times a week 10 years ago. Since then, they've never lived up to how it used to be. Limited menu. Bland food unless you know you want beer and wings.

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Emory2002

Reviews: 43

ok, Not great

I really liked this place the first time, but it seems like the food is a little inconsistant. The boneless chicken was disappointing the second time around even though it rocked the first time. The prices are good if you catch them on a day when the food's good, otherwise it's a bit over priced.

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Redneck

Reviews: 31

Great Wings

Great wings and all good seating to see the TVs while eating.

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speak54

Reviews: 1

Slow Service, Bad Food

I have only dined here once, but that was one time too many. The service was slow, we had to keep asking how much longer our food would be. Had to ask for drink refills. The door would not close all the way letting cold air drift our way every time some one entered the place. Overall the food was below average. I would not recommend this place if you like good food and service.

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