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Universal Joint

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Bar, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Healthy
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109 N Main St., Clayton, GA
+1 706-782-7116
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Creative burgers, wings, well thought out menu with everything made in...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Need a burger fix?

When we need a burger fix - this is the place. Nothing fancy - Hard to find a better burger. Here's the beef. Most places use condiments to make up for the lack of good meat. Not the UJ.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

When we need a burger fix - this is the place. Nothing fancy - Hard to find a better burger. Here's the beef. Most places use condiments to make up for the lack of good meat. Not the UJ.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Came across this restaurant by accident when visiting the Lake Burton area for first time, and was glad we did. Staff couldn't be nicer and food was very good. Had the hummus plate, pitas were nice and warm and vegetables were very ctisp. Went back a second time for dinner and was not disappointed. Would recomnend any time. We will... More 

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Seneca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

First visit and I'll return to try something else off their unique menu. I tried a cheddar bacon burger and it was a two napkin burger. Btw, they provide good quality napkins which is rare to see.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First time at Universal Joint and loved it! Did the Warrior Dash that afternoon and ended the night chillin at this great place. Food was awesome and the service was also. All the employees were super friendly. I would highly recommend Universal Joint to everyone and will defiantly come back next time we are in town!! Thanks for a GREAT... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were driving back to Chicago from a trip and stopped here for dinner. What a great find. Hip restaurant with great bar food and outdoor seating. Would definitely come back. Also, burgers are a great value compared to many places.

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Cayman
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

During my visit to Tiger with my Son Michael and daughter-in-law Candice we stopped in at Universal Joint for a lateish lunch and it could not have been any better. The menu choices are really awesome and they of course have items that I had never heard of!! We shared a starter which was like little string potatoes made into... More 

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OXFORD
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Stopped in while passing through this town. Fantastic find! Outdoor dining, best BAT (bacon arugula tomato) I've had. Amazing side arugula salad with oregano vinaigrette. Worthy of getting away from the main drag of fast food yuck.

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Renfrew, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This restaurant is a converted auto repair garage. Seating is both inside and outside on a patio. Service was quick and friendly and they make the best hamburger and fries I have tasted in a long time. The price is in line with other establishments of similar menu and I have no problem .recommending them for a quick, reasonably priced... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Ordered a arugula mushroom feta quesadilla. YUM! Great beer selection local to far. Menu is diverse for everyone. We went on a Monday mid afternoon. Very surprised how many people were there. Cool quaint town with art and diversity. They have an outdoor covered stage. Looks like they host music. Also cornhole friendly. Old filling station turned hip grill.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a cool place but the food and service is not good... We have been here 4 or 5 times and the service is always slow and the food is subpar...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 N Main St., Clayton, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 706-782-7116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?