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“Great local spot!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tipsy McSway's

Tipsy McSway's
1414 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA
912-267-9991
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Ranked #12 of 163 Restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
North East Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great local spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Locally owned and loved by the locals! Angus burgers and Boar's Head meats are the hit of the menu! Sandwiches and flatbreads with a distinct flair...not the ordinary. Experience a trendy meal in a casual setting in the heart of a resurging downtown. You won't be disappointed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Terrible food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The only redeeming quality about Tipsy's is that it's the only bar open until 2 in Brunswick, serving food up until close. That being said, the food was pretty terrible, so you'd probably want to be drunk to eat it.

I got the fried chicken po' boy, thinking you can't go wrong with a chicken sandwich ... The chicken tenders were cooked alright but had zero flavor. They tasted like flour and plain breadcrumbs. The jalapeno-garlic sauce was mostly butter with some dehydrated jalapeno pieces? It was pretty bland.

The fries were truly awful though, they were clearly cut from potatoes, but they were just soggy and greasy. They had no crispiness to them and didn't even seem cooked all the way. It doesn't take an experienced chef to tell that your fries are soggy and disgusting. I would be embarrassed, putting that food in front of someone.

The service was pretty bad, too. Spent lots of waiting and the servers didn't know the beers or the food very well. I might come in for a drink again, but I'm not going to bother with the food, it was pretty disappointing.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brunswick, Georgia
1 review
“Fun place, terrible food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The price of the food was great, the atmosphere was great and the service was good. The food is terrible. They need a new chef and some other options on their menu.

Visited August 2012
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Tipsymcsway, Owner at Tipsy McSway's, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
We have now celebrated our first year open and man have we learned a lot!! Thanks for your feedback and I hope you will give us another try!
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“One of our fav local places”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I love to meet up with friends at Tipsy's. Last week I had dinner with a friend there and we happened to be there during Wednesday trivia! We didn't participate because I didn't know what to expect, but now I know that it's totally manageable to visit with your dining companions and also play trivia. I think the game lasted right around 1 hour (from 7-8?) and they seem to have a really good system.

I can see how they're getting some minor dings from reviewers who expect quick service. The vibe here is very "Georgia coast" and you can expect that "island time" has migrated into downtown Brunswick. Come in looking for a laid back good time and you will not be disappointed.

Food-wise, I have been pleasantly surprised by the unique twists they put on food (and drink specials!). The "Green Gobbler" sandwich features crispy pancetta -sooo good! They have daily specials both for lunch and dinner. It's hard to go wrong with any of the menu.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good Fun, Good Drink and Good Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Great atmosphere, great drink prices, and the Food is great. Lunch is always a perfect time of day to visit Tipsy's! Evening Dining may find you lacking for service... Some of the servers need more training! But... If you are just drinking and enjoying your friends, thisis your place. And watch out for the Swinging Baby Doll... Overall, good time!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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