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Universal Joint

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109 N Main St., Clayton, GA
+1 706-782-7116
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is good, but the service the last time we visited was not. We seated ourselves outside and waited. After 15 minutes my husband was not happy. We left that day.

Thank Lynn C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After moving close to Clayton, I saw that several friends had gone here & we decided to give it a try. We have been hooked ever since! I love the building itself & the outside dining. The food is very good and they have live music on the weekends which makes for a great evening. Prices are good too &... More 

Thank dcol72
Clayton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go to U Joint almost weekly. Everything on the menu is great! We love to sit outside and enjoy the live music. Sometimes there is a wait, but that is because it is a great place to be! The service is wonderful and everyone is so friendly.

Thank RDtravels726
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was obviously a desired place to eat, judging by the line that is outside under the blistering 90+ temps. They had live music Saturday night outside the restaurant, but trust me, you can hear it inside as well. We went on Sunday afternoon for lunch, arrived around 1:30 and still had to wait 15 minutes for an outside table.... More 

Thank stemelk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I like to stop here for late lunch or early dinner to avoid the crowd. Great casual dining with good good. I have only had their brisket tacos so far because they are that good.

Thank Chuck P
Fleming Island, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We to the universal joint for lunch The menu is varied to accommodate different tastes. Most patrons make use of outside seating which enables them to bring their dogs. The food is very good with a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Margie M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great, but the service was terrible. Super slow, at one point, I think they forgot about us. Never once was asked for a refill. I had bbq nachos and that was the best part of the experience.

Thank Camille J
Dothan, Alabama
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great bar food, lots of beers, and live music outside. We tried several different menu items and all were very good . The favorite was The Steinbeck Burger. It's a must try!!! Ask for Dustin he's a great server!!!

Thank TMedley122
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We go to Clayton several times a year for the mountains and Lake Burton. I always have to include a stop to the Universal Joint for their burgers with pimento cheese. The beer is always cold and the food is so good. They are always packed so be ready to wait a few minutes to get a spot.

Thank paralegal777
Clayton, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thankfully, I live nearby and am able to visit this "joint" regularly. My band also performs there occasionally. The atmosphere is great. It's just a remodeled gas station/garage with great food, drinks, and service. They often have live music on weekends.

Thank Eric M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Vegetarian, Pub, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 N Main St., Clayton, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 706-782-7116
Creative burgers, wings, well thought out menu with everything made in house. A full bar including 16 draft beers featuring craft and domestic. Outdoor seating and live music Friday and Saturdays May through October.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?