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Longstreet Cafe

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1043 Riverside Ter, Gainesville, GA 30501-1733
770-287-0820
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dependable, good southern home cooking -- comfort food!

I've been eating lunch at Longstreet for as many years as I can remember! If you want a good "meat-and-three" type place, you cannot go wrong here. You get a tray and walk through the line cafeteria-style. The quality is consistent and you can always depend on getting good, southern home cooking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I've been eating lunch at Longstreet for as many years as I can remember! If you want a good "meat-and-three" type place, you cannot go wrong here. You get a tray and walk through the line cafeteria-style. The quality is consistent and you can always depend on getting good, southern home cooking, comfort food like macaroni and cheese, greens, fried... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Cafeteria/buffet style...Southern cooking at it's best but you can find healthy options too. There's a great salad bar with grilled chicken on the salad bar. The fried chicken, salmon patties and vegetables are just like Mama makes!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Low quality food that is pricey; almost 20$ for two for a simple lunch. Don't know why everyone gives it such good reviews. Will not go back again

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Gainesville, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I meet a group of men there every Wednesday morning for a good breakfast and fellowship. Longstreet Café is a cafeteria style, serve yourself type of restaurant with good Georgia southern cooking and hospitality. Do you want pancakes, they'll cook them up for you and bring them out to you! At breakfast the ladies keep coming by keeping my coffee... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Food is pretty much average for this type of restaurant. Prices vary from visit to visit for exact same items, but overall fair prices. A little overrated by many. Service has always been great.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Average southern buffet style foods. Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon and the place appeared very busy. But the line moved fairly fast, especially since it was self serve. I got fried chicken, butter beans and Mac & Cheese with some strawberry shortcake for desert. Vegetables were good but the fried chicken was very dry. Strawberry shortcake was definitely the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Best food, all around best staff!! Always feel welcome and love their biscuits and gravy. Very clean and always friendly.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places for good country cooking, and lots of choices in veggies! The staff is wonderful, polite and very helpful to seniors particularly. Love their fried Chicken and Fish too! Awesome Sweet Tea too!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Been going to Longstreet for years. They have some of the best biscuits in the south and that is saying something. Prices are great. You get a lot of food. Cafeteria style. Great selections. Awesome tea.

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Gainesville, GA
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Food is ok but fairly run of the mill and very overpriced. There are better, cheaper options such as Kurts or Lorettas.

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Additional Information about Longstreet Cafe

Address: 1043 Riverside Ter, Gainesville, GA 30501-1733
Phone Number: 770-287-0820
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1043 Riverside Ter, Gainesville, GA 30501-1733
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 770-287-0820

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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