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Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub

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118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
6784500444
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 62
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, reasonably priced

A relaxing atmosphere with delicious food and great service--what more can you ask for? My friend enjoyed the hamburger. I thought the spinach salad with candied walnuts and added grilled chicken was great. Wish we had a place this good near home!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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434 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A relaxing atmosphere with delicious food and great service--what more can you ask for? My friend enjoyed the hamburger. I thought the spinach salad with candied walnuts and added grilled chicken was great. Wish we had a place this good near home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I visited with a friend at lunchtime & we both had the fish tacos & we both liked them. They were crowded but the service was good. My friend had to parallel park on the street & she had difficulty with that, but we survived! Bathroom is way in the back. Will definitely go back when I want to have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Have been here several times and the food is always delicious and the service great!! Will continue to go back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was actually in 2011 or 2012, I went out for my birthday. I ordered a chicken meal and was told they were out of it. The waitress recommended a "special" they were having on a new York strip steak. I said yes, as it is one of my favorites. I did not ask the price and she said it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The building is very nicely decorated and inviting when you enter and are seated. We were seated quickly as we came before the evening dinner rush arrived. No complaints about that. Our problems with Re-cess began when our server came to the table. The check said her name was Samantha, and she was one of the worst (least attentive and... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Re-cess is my husband and my favorite restaurant in Gainesville. The food is very flavorful and the wait staff is always friendly. We usually sit at the bar and enjoy good conversation with both the bartender and other patrons at the bar. My fav drink is the Moscow Mule! Highly recommend Re-cess!

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Hoschton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went to RE-CESS tonight and it was so good. I had blacked fish tacos and fried green tomatoes’ I will have to say I have had a lot of tacos and by far these are the best I’ve had. The green tomatoes were very crispy. My husband had the fish and chips and he could not get enough. They were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I had dinner here with family and started with a jalapeño margarita. It was spicy and refreshing. Everything we ordered was delicious and perfectly cooked. I recommend this place if your looking for a mid-priced restaurant that isn't a chain, but is consistently good. There isn't a ton of seating and parking can be limited downtown. If your taking a... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

They bill themselves as a "Gastro Pub" but that is just a trendy name they picked. Typical burgers and freezer to fryer food here. A couple of lame salads will not satisfy the vegetarian with you. Probably a good college bar scene in the evenings where food is secondary.

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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I've now eaten here twice I've had a steak and a burger and both were perfect. The burger I had was the "Pim" - a burger with pimento cheese, bacon jelly that is their own creation, and a fried green tomato. The server recommended a craft beer that went perfect with my meal. This is a laid back place with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 6784500444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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