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893 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501-4423
770-538-0272
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good home style food

The restaurant is in the older part of Gainesville and was easy to find.The Lunch was good and came out in reasonable time. The owner checked to make sure everything was how we liked it. Our dishes were cooked just right and we will be back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Gainesville, Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The restaurant is in the older part of Gainesville and was easy to find.The Lunch was good and came out in reasonable time. The owner checked to make sure everything was how we liked it. Our dishes were cooked just right and we will be back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had lunch with my wife and decided to try new place. I had beer battered fish and she had corned beef with cabbage. All were very good, but French fries were not good. Other sides were excellent and the service was really good. I would go again. Overall good experience.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

First visit to this historic cafe, located near the old Gainesville Railroad Station. This old Diner is reminiscent of yesteryear, with some counter dining, booths, and several tables. We were welcomed on entering and seated, served coffee, and our order taken by a nice server. Since they serve breakfast until 1500 hours, my wife and I chose breakfast versus lunch.... More 

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Auburn, Indiana
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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Address: 893 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501-4423
Phone Number: 770-538-0272
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville

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  • Address: 893 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501-4423
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 770-538-0272

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