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Universal Joint

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109 N Main St, Clayton, GA 30525-4296
+1 706-782-7116
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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High Point, North Carolina
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in town for two days and went on a recommendation from the innkeeper. I tried the steak tacos the first day and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious they were! I came back the next day and ordered the arugula & mushroom quesadilla with a side sale and citrus vinaigrette. I expected the quesadilla to be thin, but... More 

Thank MyDime
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this restaurant - food and wine choices. It was so much fun to sit on the patio. Menu is wonderful for all tastes.

Thank CoolCathy
Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOWW. What a great little Restaurant.Burger's are awesome,When they have them, Smoked Wings are GREAT. The Bar-Staff really know ALL the Micro-brews, And ,they make a GREAT Dirty-Martini !! Outside seating and Band's weekly.Let;s get back to the FOOD, Look's can be decieving ,EXCELLENT GROCERY'S...And plenty of Brew...Wait-staff and Management do a GREAT job of keeping everything flowing very [Mountain-easy].

Thank David M
Cleveland, Georgia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here several times - in fact, will drive an hour north of our home just to eat here. Outdoor setting in No. Ga. mountains. Menu is huge and very creative. The old adage that one gets what they pay for is very true. Not inexpensive, but oh SO good. My wife tries something new every time we go. This... More 

Thank oldphillybob
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been recommended to go to Fortify restaurant or their Pizza place next door. At 8.45 Fortify had closed their kitchen so we wandered down Main Street and found the only place open. So glad we did. It was Karioky (?) night. Lots of people belting out their favourites, two with real talent and many with none!! Everyone having... More 

1 Thank SlumperSal
Lake City, Florida
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical bar atmosphere, but the burgers and fries were good. Service was okay -- nothing special. Lots of tv's going -- I wasn't crazy about that.

Thank TByrd07
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy sitting outside for dinner. We have brought our kids during the week and they love it as well.

Thank Bonnie M
Woodstock, ga
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food --Great Service! this says it all. everyone around us was celebrating an aniverary!! The servers had a good time with this. Great night.

Thank lorchp
Augusta, Georgia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We've all traveled down lonley streaches of highway looking for the 'just right' place to eat. Here it is. In the north Georgia mountains in Clayton, this 'used to be' gas station is fun and good at the same time. Eating inside or out.

Thank mydognipper
Bremen, Georgia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This venue was once a gas station. There is still an old decorative pump. The patio is best for cocktails and dining, as space indoors is very small. The extensive lunch menu has many variations of hamburgers ($10.00 range). I enjoyed the arugula salad as a side ($2.50). The one negative is restrooms. Inside I found one unisex toilet. The... More 

Thank wsewell365

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 N Main St, Clayton, GA 30525-4296
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 706-782-7116
Creative burgers, wings, well thought out menu with everything made in house. A full bar including 16 draft beers featuring craft and domestic. Outdoor seating and live music Friday and Saturdays May through October.

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