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Universal Joint

109 N Main St., Clayton, GA
+1 706-782-7116
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Ranked #7 of 46 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Healthy, Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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.
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Clayton, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

IF you're looking for a good bar, come here. If you want good food, go elsewhere. This is definitely a decent bar, but the food is lacking. The burgers seemed to be frozen patties, not fresh and the brisket sandwich was not very good at all. It depends on what you want, live music and a full bar or a... More

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Dacula, Georgia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Be here a couple of times, but had a really good time the last trip when we were able to sit outside and listen to the live music. We had a large group and it was really good. Food is always good too. Expect a wait if you show up at the peak times, it is really popular and busy,... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A converted gas station into restaurant with a great selection of beers! Many different menu items other than burgers. Our burgers were excellent and filling ! We will be back when we are up in north Georgia again !!!

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Stuart, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Charming outdoor patio / converted Main Street @ Hiawassee Street gas station. Recommended by a local at Kingwood CC & Resort when asked for a pet-friendly, unique restaurant in or near Historic Clayton. He got it spot on. The U-Joint has fresh salads and an interesting variety of appetizers and soups. My wife enjoyed the Roasted Pulled Pork Tacos with... More

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Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In our travels through Clayton, we had driven by the Universal Joint, it looked like a fun place so we put it on our list. We finally got the chance to eat there and we really enjoyed it. Both of us had the Brisket Dip and it was very good. They have a very nice beer selection, draft and bottles.... More

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We decided to make a day trip up to Clayton on Labor Day with some friends who were visiting. While there decided to grab a bite to eat. Most of the restaurants on Main Street were closed which caused Universal Joint to be packed but decided we weren't in a hurry so we headed over. Our first warning was an... More

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Atlanta, GA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love Clayton, and Universal Joint is a great place to stop for a bite and a beer. Charming outdoor space, wonderful service, delicious food, and a good drink selection - what more could you want? This is a nice change of pace from the more traditional meat-and-three type of restaurants in North Georgia, so I would absolutely recommend to... More

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Erwin, TN
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I travel through Clayton often over the past decade, and just today decided to turn up into town from 23 to look for a lunch spot. Boy! Are we glad we did! He had perhaps the best burger ever, and I had a fantastic chicken and arugula salad. Outdoor seating drew us in, but the food blew... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What an awesome place and a great play on words with the name! An old gas station turned burger joint. The hostess stand is a red toolbox on wheels. The food was incredible, reasonably priced and fantastic. The live music was very indicative of the area. Don't miss it if you are in the area!!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went there two nights in a row and had a great time. The first night was just drinks and listening to the band. They have a nice selection of draft microbrews. The second nights was beers and burgers. I had the U Joint and it hit the spot with just enough jalapenos to spice it up. My wife enjoyed... More

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