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Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub

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

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Good food and atmosphere

The food is always good at Recess, but the menu has been updated with some new and excellent side choices. The mac and cheese can't be beat and the broccoli casserole is really good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
JulieGossett
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food is always good at Recess, but the menu has been updated with some new and excellent side choices. The mac and cheese can't be beat and the broccoli casserole is really good too.

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Georgia
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

This place has a cool atmosphere and incredible food. It's located right on the downtown square in Gainesville, and if you have time to wait, you'll not want to miss it. The fried pickes are great, as well as the sweet tea, the burgers and the fries. Their menu had lots of items I would like to come back to... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've been there three times and not once has it been a pleasant experience. The last time I had one of the "famous" hamburgers and it was disgusting! The meat had the strangest taste and I don't know if it was rotten or had something mixed with it. The taste reminded me of something I have smelled in cow pastures... More 

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Sometimes noisy, always friendly, this pub has great grub and is the best of its kind in Gainesville. Sierra mixes perfect cocktails, and Noemi and Andrew will take good care of you. Try the lemon pepper salmon, Re-cess chicken or ribeye steak. Great options for sides and desserts, too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have heard great things about this restaurant and was sorely disappointed. The service was terrible, the food was sub par. Sadly, I will not be visiting again. No hostess; after several minutes of standing there we were told by the bartender to sit anywhere and grab our own menus. Waited a full 10 minutes until a server came to... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went out to dinner with the family. There were five of us and we were seated at a four top with an extra chair. It was pretty tight so we asked to move or push two tables together. The male host wouldn't allow us to even though the restaurant was less than half full and they in no way... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I've been here twice recently...both times food and service were excellent!! Salads are fresh and interesting. Fried Gouda starter is excellent...light, crisp, and creamy! Service always makes dinner relaxing, fun, and attentive!

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very good food, fresh with good flavor, Service is on the slower side, so don't go if you are on a schedule.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Recess is one of the few places to get a good dinner after 9 p.m. in Gainesville (a great alternative to the not-so-great Denny's, Waffle House, and the usual chain offerings). We've always had a great experience with the staff--friendly and attentive yet professional - you can take a date here if you're looking to impress. Some of our favorite... More 

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Brooksville, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Spent the night of October 18th in Gainesville, Ga. Stayed at the Hampton Inn in Gainesville, so we asked the desk clerk for recommendations for a place close by to eat. He recommended Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub which was a short walk from the hotel. I personally found the area of Gainesville where we were was very nice and the... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?