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Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
+1 678-450-0444
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Miami, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really like this restaurant. Their menu has lots of options for all kinds of palates and the place has a really laid back ambiance. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Downtown Gainesville and the list is very short.

Thank ConnieB201
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took recommendations from our server and tried the tuna app and I had the scallops in bacon jam for dinner with jalapeño grits and Brussel sprouts. Every bite was good and it was plenty of food without being wasteful. Great service with delicious food. It was an early night out for us and it was fairly empty when we... More 

Thank Stacie C
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting family in Cleveland and met up with some other family members from Atlanta in the restaurant. We chose it because it had some good reviews. Gainesville doesn't seem very cosmopolitan so I expected solid mediocrity. I was VERY surprised at how good the food was. I had cajun chicken pasta and it was delicious. Most other family... More 

Thank kjb3h
Gainesville, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner there the other night, for the second time. Had an enjoyable meal. The fried apps were good - fried green tomatoes, fried green beans, and fried pickles all had a dipping sauce and were quite tasty. My wife had the Cajun chicken pasta, which was good, not great, but good. I had the meatloaf, and I must... More 

Thank C63piloti
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

It's been quite a while since I've been too Re-Cess. A friend of mine gave me an amazing lunch experience. Listen to this, we split 3 appetizers/smalls (on the menu) and 2 sides in this order. The tuna plate Stuffed Portabella mushroom Bacon wrapped dates A side of turnup greens And a side of Brussels sprouts. We just grazed on... More 

Thank clintbo
Gainesville, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We were looking so forward to lunch on November 9th. I called ahead to make a reservation, as I thought they might be busy after the election. When we arrived at 12:00N it was obvious a reservation wasn't needed...2-3 table occupied. They had a large party already seated in the other room. We ordered right away as my 82 year... More 

1 Thank m3flys
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner at the bar. Fun bartender and nice atmosphere. My husband had a scallop special which he said was a 5. I had fried cod tacos which were very good. If in the area again will definitely be back.

Thank Faren451
Gainesville, Georgia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Recently had dinner here and tried their fried green tomato and bacon wrapped figs appetizers they were wonderful ! Loved that their menu had options like meatloaf, beef stroganoff and fish and chips. Ordered meatloaf and it was very good. My daughter ended up ordering several sides and loved them. She had collard greens, and 2 other vegetables. Definitely going... More 

Thank Linda T
Sumner, Iowa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

I went here with a group of friends and it was a great experience. They have a diverse menu full of lots of great choices. The staff there was great and took the time to make us feel welcomed.

Thank masonsmith4011
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Food was delicious. We enjoyed the rustic feel and the comfort food. Drinks were great as well as the live music on Thursday evenings. I recommend Re-cess for dinner when you want something different from the ordinary. Wait staff was friendly and helpful as well.

Thank cherstan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 678-450-0444

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