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“Great food and atmosphere...”
Review of Universal Joint

Universal Joint
Ranked #4 of 54 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Johnson City, Tennessee
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere...”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

I highly recommend. Burger was excellent, fries were great, they have a huge selection of local beers on tap, and they have a nice outdoor seating area. If you are around Clayton and don't want to eat fast food, then come here. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2014
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Conyers, GA
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pretty good food”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went to the Universal Joint after finishing up our rafting trip. We went to eat, not really drink.This is an old converted garage with a large outdoor eating area - very nice; and they had good indoor accomodations as well.
The burgers were very large - no squabbling about value... Those in our group who ordered burgers well-done did okay... those who asked medium got more or less. There weren't many mushrooms on the mushroom and swiss burger.
One in our group had a gyro. It was very large and good.
The french fries were excellent, and the service was fine.
Overall, I might look for another restaurant on the next trip.

Visited July 2014
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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fun and good”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

We happened to stop in during the World cup and the place was PACKED on a weekday at 3 in the afternoon. In spite of this, our server had a smile on her face and the service was prompt and the food was good. Can't go wrong with the burgers. Will be back again when it's not so crazy and enjoy sitting outside

Visited July 2014
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Bushnell, Florida
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403 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Quirky and Fun”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Didn't expect to find this combo of good eats and a full bar in a smallish town -- happily surprised on all fronts. We shared a brisket dip and were pleased that we could purchase a side salad of arugula...allllmost felt healthy. Nice draft beer selection. Huge outdoor patio, but we were happy with the A/C inside. We were there at lunchtime, but I'll bet this place heats up at night. I'd happily return to check it out!

  • Visited July 2014
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Atlanta
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor restaurant..great atmosphere”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I grew up in this town, so as a child we would get gas here. I love when people convert old gas stations into creative businesses! The food is always good and eclectic but the service can be iffy at times. For the most part, this is a great place to sit back, watch the traffic on Main Street and listen to some live music! Just be prepared to wait on the iffy service day's.

  • Visited July 2014
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