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Universal Joint

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American, Bar, Vegetarian, Pub, 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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • 159
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
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  • 10
    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
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We visited Clayton on the last Saturday in January. Despite the area having received substantial snowfall during the previous week, the weather had turned spring-like, and it appeared that everyone was out and about. Unfortunately, the first two Trip Advisor restaurants which we visited were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Paintpinto
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Young Harris, Georgia
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Clarkesville, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for lunch... Servers were less than friendly... My cheeseburger looked great when they brought it out... Until I noticed the hair stuck in the cheese... By the time I got a replacement, everyone had finished and we're still waiting in mine to be brought out... Ended up just getting a box. I understand it can happen, but it... More 

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Thank Kellie231
Demorest, Georgia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all got different things, but I got The Ol 1-2 (pictured) and it was amazing! Sister's boyfriend got the Brisket Dip, she got the black bean quesadilla and husband got the classic burger and they all raved about the food. If you're craving amazing food, go to the U Joint!!

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Thank Veesknees
Young Harris, Georgia
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Clayton on the last Saturday in January. Despite the area having received substantial snowfall during the previous week, the weather had turned spring-like, and it appeared that everyone was out and about. Unfortunately, the first two Trip Advisor restaurants which we visited were closed (Chop House and Fortify). Luckily, Universal Joint was open and doing a bustling business... More 

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Thank Paintpinto
Clayton, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always order the blue cheese and bacon burger and the U-Joint fries. So good! My favorite is the spicy eggrolls though! Love sitting outdoors when the weather is nice. Nowhere else in Clayton that has decent outdoor dining like that. Always nice to sit outside in the evening and listen to the local music as well.

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1 Thank NiRog13
Decatur, Georgia
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Perfect spot after a long hike at Black Rock Mountain State Park. Friendly interactive servers - good (not great) beer selections, and tasty food (firecracker sliders and u-fries in particular). Kinda surprised to find this Atlanta (Oakhurst) enclave branching out into the mountains, but happy!

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1 Thank etonea
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice way to change a service station into a restaurant. Casual dining. A little loud for me but most young folks love the music. I like to be able to talk without screaming at my friends. Great food.

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Thank C R
Statesboro, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Being home from college, there isn't many bars/restaurants in Clayton. I always go to the UJoint and actually went 5 times this week. Every single time, the service was not great. Each server brought us our food on time so we didn't have much to complain about, however no one was very nice. They didn't interact with the table and... More 

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2 Thank Divechick_13
Timmonsville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The Universal Joint is our favorite place to grab lunch when we're in Clayton, GA. The food is great and so is the service!!

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Thank Billcurtissc
Clayton, Georgia
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is covered up on pretty days with people sitting outside soaking up the sun, watching cars go by, and eating. In the summer, they have bands that play outside on certain nights. For locals and tourists alike, it's a great place to unwind with a beer. They offer appetizers, sandwiches, and meals.

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Thank Jan A
Panama City Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

They have some really great food, everyone can find something they like on the menu. There is a wide selection of your favorite beers and you can get some varieties from micro breweries with new ones regularly introduced. You can catch the ball games at the bar. There is patio dining when the weather permits.

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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: American, Bar, Vegetarian, Pub, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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