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Big Bear Cafe

893 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501-4423
770-538-0272
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Marietta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a little treasure in historic downtown Gainesville. This is definitely where the locals go, everyone who walks in was greeted by name. I was there with four of my girlfriends after attending a plant sale in the area. The blue plate luncheon special was fried chicken with two sides. Three of my friends had that, and it looked delicious.... More

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Opelika, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Best time to hit this little joint by the tracks is early morning when the silverbacks gather before work. If you want to see a who's who among Gainesville's aristocracy, this is the place to do it. Biscuits bigger than ol' Flex Musclechest's far-more-colossal-than-average fists, too.

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Cocoa, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Our first choice was closed, so a friend suggested having breakfast at Big Bear. It's a simple throwback style diner, which could mean what it lacks in decor, it makes up for in food. No such luck. Breakfast choices are a la carte, meaning you pay for each egg, each piece of bacon, each addition (like cheese, onions, etc.). I... More

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Gainesville, ga
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It's good BBQ , but very sparsely done restaurant. Haven't been there recently. Out of the way, not in area where I travel very much.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Great comfort food including everything from warm soup, burgers, cassaroles and yummy homemade vegtables and the prices are especially great! Eat here often and enjoy it each time!

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Marietta, GA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

The atmosphere was very comfortable and welcoming, not fancy (good thing). The staff was very friendly and attentive. We had breakfast- cheese omelette, side of hashbrowns (HB's were unflavored and a bit greasy) with water to drink and hubby had just french toast and coke - just this was $16 before tip! I was shocked at the high price. The... More

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

Don't miss this southern cafe, a favorite spot for locals and newbies, like me. Once you step through the door, you will know that you have entered a special place, a step back into time...Chad, the owner, is charming...knows the history of the area and likes to connect with his patrons. And the food, traditional southern without the guilt...really good-for-you... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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355 reviews 355 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
1,150 helpful votes 1,150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2006

chad vaughn, the proprietor here has been in the bobbycue bidness since he could crawl acquiring a wealth of knowledge from his daddy, the award winning pit master who has owned and operated the smoke house in oakwood ga for years. the big bear offers more than just bbq though. they now offer a full breakfast which will tempt you... More

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Dalton,
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2006

i felt like i was back home in my grandmother's kitchen. warm inviting earthy kind of cafe with make yourself at home feel. rumored to have award winning bbq at lunch. we had a feast for breakfast for about 5.00 and were so full it was late afternoon before we stopped for dinner. the owner actually operates this cafe which... More

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