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The Monkey Barrel

Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta
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115 Washington St SE, Gainesville, GA 30501
678-971-4344
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4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun!

Great fun spot to watch the game and catch a beer. Kind of a downtown staple. Always a good time and great crowd.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2013
Traveler617514
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was average. It was nothing special. The service was very poor. The waitress had only two tables to serve. Basically, once we received our food we were ignored. Same story with the table beside us. We won't be back. Definitely, about the worst service we've ever experienced.

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Savannah
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Charming bar with fabulous appetizers, pizza, pasta & sandwiches. Perfect place to enjoy dinner & watch the game on the big screen:)

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Mount Juliet
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stopped in for a drink or 4. We got there just after the live music started. The bar had some open seats so we plopped down there. The bartender offered up some local brews which we gladly accepted! I spotted a very nice bourbon selection and had a taste or two of some of those. Great prices on everything! Great... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Walked in was not that impressed with the atmosphere..however the food was very impressive! Also the Owner was extremely knowledgeable offering us tastes if beer on tap until we found just the right one. This little place is truly a hidden jewel!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This place has just changed ownership and it has been awesome. Love the food and at respectable prices. I'd say go with the fam or with a group of friends.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Walked in to an empty place, asked if they were open? Yes, had a hamburger and pasta salad, good burger but pasta tasted old, no one in the place but me and the waiter.......all alone am I....

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Studio City
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

After waiting over an hour for an appetizer we paid for our drinks and left. This upset the chef/manager? who stated that they were just really busy and that they didn't do "frozen" food and that everything was made from scratch... Really? Chicken fingers and fries from scratch? Highly unlikely for a dive bar. Also a surprisingly high volume of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Overall the food was not great and they forgot to bring out part of our order and the wait staff was not very attentive. The place reminded me more of a cheap college bar so if you just want to drink this may be a good place to go but I don't recommend it for eating.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great fun spot to watch the game and catch a beer. Kind of a downtown staple. Always a good time and great crowd.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I enjoy the buffet. there is so much to choose from. It's fresh and delicious. I especially love the salad and cobbler. It's a college atmosphere but not at lunch when many professionals that work nearby are there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Washington St SE, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 678-971-4344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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