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Universal Joint

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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 20
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  • 11
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  • 8
    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
Craft beers and bar food

The U joint is just what they say they are. A beer and burger joint. Great selection of craft beers. Loved the Buffalo chicken wrap with super fat fries. Good place to hang out after a big hike or a day on the Chattooga.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Eatonton, Georgia
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Eatonton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The U joint is just what they say they are. A beer and burger joint. Great selection of craft beers. Loved the Buffalo chicken wrap with super fat fries. Good place to hang out after a big hike or a day on the Chattooga.

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We'd been meaning to try this joint for a while. We're glad we finally did because it was better than expected. It seems Clayton has a penchant for attracting funky little restaurants and some are more about creating atmosphere over good food and service. But the UJ has achieved both. It's a unique little place built in an old service... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Pub style restaurant in what used to be a gas station, very cute theme. Large outdoor patio with umbrellas, great selection of food items and drinks, nice little find with good staff, and kid-friendly until music starts up after 10pm, then it's adults only.

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Clayton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Their bbq pork nachos are the only reason we occasionally go. I realize its decor is that of an old garage, but it definitely needs a good scrubbing. Always feel dirty when I leave there. Nice outside area, but you can get that up the street. Also, serving staff is not always up to par.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Decent food, decent service. Nothing spectacular but they do allow dogs on the patio so we usually eat here when in Clayton. The fish tacos are a nice choice.

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Wings were pretty good, the burgers fries and salad were great! The service very friendly, fast, and the place itself lots of fun. We will come back many times. Just one of Clayton's great places to eat. Pasqually "The Pizzaman"

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great al-fresco ambiance (even had life music!) and decent food. It was a fun find on our one-night stay in Clayton. The meal was very good, and overall will compete well in any city. It was crowded that night but service was superb.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Just had a Buffalo Blue Chicken salad, with excellent unique, house made dressing, wonderfully seasoned grilled Buffalo chicken breast filet, and great mixed salad, wished it was a little more salad greens though. Not withstanding, excellent salad, good music, nice booth, quick and efficient service, sweet server, reasonable price. The place was really hopping! Long queue, as we were leaving,... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I had the best hamburger at this place. The meat was grilled and the bacon was crisp. Our server was great. The food came out quickly. The wings were good also

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is the place in the Lake Burton, Lake Chatuge area of North Georgia for a fabulous hamburger! It offers great outdoor dining in the relaxed atmosphere of an old gas station.

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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, Vegetarian, Pub, 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?