The Tucker area is home to a vibrant Main Street along with an active shopping and dining district while still retaining much of its small town atmosphere. The community is located just east of Downtown Atlanta and is easily accessible by I-285.
Originally settled in the 1820s, growth was steady in the area after 1892 when the railroad was built through the center of what is now known as Tucker. The area had been known as Browning’s District when the Seaboard Line Railway acquired the railroad and named the town after an officer of the company, Captain Tucker, in 1907.
Main Street Tucker has become a pedestrian-friendly location with many festivals and events after going through a major renovation and streetscaping. Major festivals include Tucker Day, Taste of Tucker and the Tucker Chili-Cook-Off. In addition to a number of independent retail shops, there are also great dining options including Las Colinas Mexican Grill, the Local 7, and the Old Tucker Fountain. Matthews Cafeteria is a family owned business that started in 1955 and has been featured in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network.
The Tucker Farmers Market offers fresh, local produce and local entertainment from April through December with a variety of vendors on Main Street. Food Trucks are also onsite the first Thursday of every month.
Tucker Points of Interest
Main Street Tucker
Main Street has undergone a major, multi-million dollar renovation and streetscape design during the last few years and is the center for all of Tucker’s main activities and events. The area features a number of local businesses including The Gardener’s Enthusiast, The Hearth & Patio Shop, Festival, The Old Tucker Mill, among others.
There are also a number of restaurants including Las Colinas Mexican Grill, Sweet Dee’s Bakeshop and the Old Tucker Fountain, which features live bluegrass music. Matthews Cafeteria is a family owned business started in 1955. It was featured in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri on the Food Network.
Tucker Farmers Market
Every Thursday – April 5 to December 19 (4:00 pm-8:00 pm)
The Tucker Farmers Market brings together area farmers and artisans to offer their fresh produce and creative arts & crafts to the community.
Their mission is three-fold: 1) to support small, local businesses and independent producers like themselves and to encourage people to “buy local”; 2) to encourage community between Vendors and their customers; and 3) to promote the continued rejuvenation of the Main Street Tucker area. 2333 Main St., Tucker, GA 30084.
Discover DeKalb was established in 1984 as a non-membership bureau funded by the hotel/motel tax. DeKalb CVB markets Atlanta’s DeKalb County across the Southeast as a destination for leisure travel, small meetings, group travel, sports tournaments and family reunions.
DCVB attracts visitors and groups to DeKalb County through print collateral, advertising, trade shows, reunion workshops, online marketing, social media, e-mail newsletters, direct mailing, public relations and sales campaigns.
Discover DeKalb is located at 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084.
Historic Browning Courthouse
The Historic Browning Courthouse is the only standing building of its kind in the county. The old courthouse has stood as a prominent Tucker landmark since 1860, long before the area was known as Tucker. In 1988, the courthouse, now a small museum, was dedicated to Tucker’s past, present, and future.
4898 Lavista Road, Tucker
Tucker Historical Society
Parks & Recreation
The Tucker area is home to hundreds of acres of parks and recreation areas including lakes, creeks, trails, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, a swimming pool, and playgrounds.
- Henderson Park
- Heritage Golf Links
- Johns Homestead
- Kelley C. Cofer Park
- Montreal Park
- Peters Park
- Tucker Nature Preserve
- Tucker Recreational Center