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Universal Joint

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Bar, Sushi, 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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food is still great PLUS much better service I am happy to report...

My family and I dine at UJ about 6 or 8 times a year. The menu is imaginative and the food is tasty. Last July I killed them on some pretty ridiculous service issues and wanted to provide an enthusiastic update. Since that visit every experience has been great. Other than having to wait a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My family and I dine at UJ about 6 or 8 times a year. The menu is imaginative and the food is tasty. Last July I killed them on some pretty ridiculous service issues and wanted to provide an enthusiastic update. Since that visit every experience has been great. Other than having to wait a bit during our last trip... More 

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Dacula, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Visited Universal Joint on a trip to Clayton, GA and the food and service was top notch! Burgers are outstanding - and their TOTS are a great alternative to fries. The wings were great as well. Oh - and try the Texas Margarita!! It was perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

AWESOME! Sit outside. Expect a crowd, but enjoy the wait and have a drink while listening to local live music. Very kid friendly. Great food. Great beer choices. Great service.

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Sugar Hill, Georgia, United States
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Universal Joint was recommended by hotel staff. It was an old gas station that was turned into a restaurant. The service was solid and top notch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Unique spot in downtown Clayton. Great place to sit outside for a good lunch and cold beer. Nice draft beer collection. Try the barbecue tacos.

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Covington, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Cool place for a cold beverage and revitalizing food after a hard hike or after wandering around downtown Clayton! Outdoor (umbrellas available) or indoor "garage" seating make it a fun place to enjoy the crowd. Food was amazing - Steinbeck Burger, Pimento Cheese appetizer, BBQ sandwich or gyro--all delicious. Great beer menu too. Looked to have music on the weekends.

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Clayton, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

No matter where we go we compare our burgers to the U-Joint's. They are the best. Love many of their offerings including the pork tacos (great slaw, BBQ sauce, and French fried onions) and their tots and fries are amazing especially if you make them "Universal" (with cheese, green onions, jalapenos and bacon!). Go on a cooler afternoon and enjoy... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My sweetheart & I stopped here for lunch on our way from Atlanta to NC. We ordered and waited, and waited, and waited for our food to arrive. I had ordered a chicken sandwich and she had ordered chicken quesadillas. It was a beautiful day and we were sitting outside with no rush to get to North Carolina so it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

A return visit to the U-Joint in Clayton and it's as good as 4 years ago! Tater tots so light they float into your mouth and when you ask for a burger they ask how you want it cooked… and it arrives as such. Delivers good food in a friendly manner. Clayton has a serious food scene now but the... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Great sandwiches, fabulous tater tots! I had a small issue with seating, but it was quickly resolved. I loved the pimento cheese plate with crustinis on the side. The portion size was plentiful. Good Gyro too.

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Additional Information about Universal Joint

Address: 109 N Main St., Clayton, GA
Phone Number: +1 706-782-7116
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Clayton
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
Cuisine: Bar, Sushi, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Healthy

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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, Sushi, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Healthy

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?