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Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub

118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
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Ranked #4 of 199 restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night
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- Apr 17, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

What a delicious surprise downtown Gainesville ,GA. After a nice Art Exhibition visit at near by Quinland, we were looking for dinner. Thanks Tripadvisor which is the reason we stopped by Re-Cess. Of course on the party of 4 one tried the shrimp and grits, some the beef filet, other just the burgers... Everybody a different one but allloved it.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Several people on Tripadvisor mentioned the shrimp and grits at Re-cess, so when I went there I decided to try the shrimp and grits myself. It was good. I like the addition of the red peppers. The shrimp and sausage were grilled and full of flavor. The grits were delectable. Service here was also very good. I enjoyed my dinner... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I don't know exactly what a gastro pub is but the food is great. Interesting food and solid standbys. Good bar atmosphere for small town. On of my faverote places to eat in Gainesville. Interesting downtown area. You will not be diapointed

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atlanta ga
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Food and service are both very good. The live music on Friday night was fun. They have great featured beer and wine and the fried green tomatoes with their spicy sauce was outstanding! Draws a good Gainesville crowd!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The shrimp and grits are good, if not spectacular. On the weekends, the wait tends to be rather long, but it is anywhere in this town, so there's not much hope for it. All three of us enjoyed our meals. The drinks do seem a bit overpriced.

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Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food is consistently great and service is friendly. Atmosphere is trendy, but very loud. Often difficult to hear conversation at your table.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Been to recess several times. Sometimes its great and sometimes not so great. I wish it was more consistent so I could bring out of town guests or recommend it to friends.

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Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

This past Saturday, i dined here with 8 friends before going to a play at Brenau. I took a chance since had never been there. Everyone in our group came up to me later and said what a wonderful place to go. I would agree. The food was excellant. I had mentioned when i made reservations that we need to... More

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We spent the night in Gainesville and selected Re-cess for dinner. Great meal, great service and very fair pricing. Not sure when our travels will find us back in the area but returning to Re-cess will be a given. Nick the Bartender and Andrew our server were excellent!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I did not have the opportunity to eat at Re-cess because I was out and about with a girlfriend for a night on the town but I can't wait to go back for a bite to eat. All that said, I did go late night for drinks and wanted to leave a great review for the bartender Nicholas, as he... More

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