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318 N Main St, Cleveland, GA 30528-1126
+1 706-865-2023
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We are one of White Counties oldest restaurant serving breakfast, lunch...
We are one of White Counties oldest restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have a wide variety to choose from. From steaks, prime rib, salmon to wings and burgers. We also have a large selection of vegetables. We now also offer beer and wine.
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Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
All the southern fried grease you want - BARF!

I met some folks here for a business meeting, ate lunch, hardly made it home before barfing my guts out, and was sick for three days. The food is greasy, not fresh. Horrible.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
JMWT30512
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Blairsville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Blairsville, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I met some folks here for a business meeting, ate lunch, hardly made it home before barfing my guts out, and was sick for three days. The food is greasy, not fresh. Horrible.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been to Ma Gooch's quite a few times in my travels to mountains, Helen, Babyland General, etc. The country cooking is always good and the service ranges from good to just downright entertaining, as the last time. It is not a destination. It is a reasonable place to stop on the way.

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Qingdao, China
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This restaurant is a local favorite. Ma gootch is long gone but the food still is satisfying country fare. Breakfast has all the regular menu items one would expect and a flood of coffee. Their lunch buffet is good and the wait staff is friendly, and usually busy. I have noticed they have specials posted on their marquee out front... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Average food and service. Mothing to brag about but not bad. Would return but not often. Prices are competitive as well.

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I decided to try JW Reed's since it was supposed to be a "new" restaurant. Well.... I don't think it was new. It looked pretty old and lacked character. We had tried Ma Gooch's several months ago and decided never to return. So, anyway.... We ordered breakfast; my wife also ordered coffee although she never likes restaurant... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were trying to find somewhere for breakfast and decided to give JW Reed's a try. The layout of the place is slightly odd and quite a few tables had not been cleared but there were several large groups in so we stayed. The food, when it came, was really good - great French toast, biscuits etc and it all... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A friend and I decided to try this restaurant last night. The name is no longer Ma Gooch's, but rather JW Reed's. I had the blackened mahi mahi with mashed potatoes and coleslaw. My friend got grilled salmon. Upon request, we got rolls as bread. We drank draft beer with our meals. The food was excellent. Our server, Whitley, was... More 

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Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The staff was very friendly and the service was fast, but the food was mediocre. We were hungry and wanted to try something new, but not something I would go out of my way for.

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Talking Rock, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food not very good. Canned. Overpriced for what is available. Misses the mark in trying to be a "home cooking" restaurant.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We always made it a point to eat here numerous times a year but once they change the way things were done nothing is the same. It was so wonderful to go through the line get your food ( and it was wonderful food) then seat yourself. The Fried Chicken was always so good, now you have to wait almost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 N Main St, Cleveland, GA 30528-1126
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 706-865-2023

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We are one of White Counties oldest restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have a wide variety to choose from. From steaks, prime rib, salmon to wings and burgers. We also have a large selection of vegetables. We now also offer beer and wine.

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