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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Great Bistro Food

Had a delicious dinner, great ambiance. Prices are a little higher than some of the other locations on the square. Pleasant Staff. Had the shrimp and grits and loved it. Also the tuna appetizer was tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Betsy J
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Had a delicious dinner, great ambiance. Prices are a little higher than some of the other locations on the square. Pleasant Staff. Had the shrimp and grits and loved it. Also the tuna appetizer was tasty.

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went here with a group of family ages 22 to 80. All seem to find entrees to fit their tastes. I had shrimp and grits with pork belly which was awesome. My wife really enjoyed the fish tacos but would have preferred them with corn tortillas which was not a option so flour it was. Overall it was an... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our Rotary club meets here weekly for lunch. I have the same thing every week. The grilled salmon on salad and soup du jour. Today's soup was chicken tortilla and it was amazing. The soups are always amazing. My guest, President of Georgia Poultry Federation ordered the chicken pita and asparagus and he was wowed by the food as well.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Our visited started out great... It was 6:30 on a Saturday night and they were crowded so we had to sit outside. Waiter came quickly and was attentive... Unfortunately there was a party in their extra room and everyone decided to come outside to smoke ( 20 or more people). We asked to move to the other side outside trying... More 

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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a delightful place that offers terrific food and an interesting assortment of craft beers and other drinks. We enjoyed everything we had on a recent visit, and appreciated the good service and attention from a friendly waitress and personable owner. Also nice to see old downtown buildings being preserved and used.

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Buford, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Reasonable pricing and selection. Great food taste and portion size. Service was fantastic and delivery was quick with top quality. The meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes were wonderful. Will be back again.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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154 reviews 154 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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, 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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