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893 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501-4423
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Auburn, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Ordered the western omelette and I asked what was in it and the answer was "meat". It was good and was later confirmed to be Philly Cheesesteak. Everything else was to be expected except they didn't have ham. They did however offer Bologna for my friends omelet. The food was pretty good, but I took a long time 20 minutes... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
53 helpful votes 53 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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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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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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360 reviews 360 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
1,164 helpful votes 1,164 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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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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Address: 893 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501-4423
Phone Number: 770-538-0272
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville

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