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McCray's Tavern on the Square
McCray's Tavern on the Square

McCray's Tavern on the Square Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccraystavernlawrenceville.com
  • Phone: (770) 407-6754
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: McCray"s can cater any event at most venues. We offer a large variety of catering options! Please feel free to contact our restaurant with questions regarding catering events!
  • Entertainment: An array of live music is played on Friday nights. These solo/groups start at 10pm and play until about 1 am. Local bands are always featured!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crogan Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is offered on the street as well as in a private lot located off of Pike Street on the north side of the square.
A word from McCray's Tavern on the Square
McCray"s is a bar/restaurant located in the heart of downtown Lawrenceville. We specialize in All American cuisine; Steaks, Pastas, and a large array of sandwiches. Voted Best ribs in Gwinnett County. Brunch is served Sunday's from 11am-2pm! Drink specials all week long!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Took the husband for brunch. It was nice, good food and lots of families."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were looking forward to our dinner at McCray's. We had heard good things about it. We arrived at the reserved time and were promptly greeted and seated. It was VERY loud but it is a bar so that was okay. We saw one waitress taking an order at a nearby table but no one else was waiting on customers. There were several tables ready to order their food. There were 2 waitresses that were doing other duties like cups, silverware, etc. who went past us several times to another area of the restaurant and back. After almost 20 minutes we decided they were apparently not going to wait on us and we left. I don't know how long it took them to determine that we were gone. They still may not know it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We keep coming back here time and again for the terrific comfort food and cool, charming atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "They gave me a hard time about where I would like to sit and put me on a side in a corner. They said everything was reserved but when they finally moved us there was barely anyone on the rooftop during the whole 2+ hours we were there. The waiter upstairs was really nice. Overall the food was good but the service at the front desk sucked especially for a Mothers Day service. I am a paying customer and not getting the food for free the least thing you can do is be nice. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day brunch was less than wonderful. The price was higher than what they told me over the phone, and the menu was average. The food, although looked appetizing and was presented well, lacked seasoning and flavor and was luke warm instead of hot (like my coffee). They are much better at being a bar, not a brunch venue."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "With plenty of beers on tap, a full bar and rooftop seating overlooking the town center, this is by far one of my favorite places to go! Great lunch and dinner menu with drink specials and a great atmosphere, there is never a time of day I wouldn't want to be there!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "American bar food menu is limited in scope, but good and consistent. They have 39 different draught beers, with good variety. Staff is attentive and friendly, definitely the best part of the McCray's experience. We keep coming back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Made reservations to eat at McCray's on the Square at 7:15pm. Thank goodness I made reservations because it was packed and there was an hour or so wait for a table at that point. We placed our drink order for two beers and it took 15mins. or so to get them.  So we finally get our beer and place our food order and were told that they were out of most of the St. Paddy's Day specials. Really?! At 7:30pm?? On St. Paddy's Day?? Needless to say, I ordered the Irish stew and my husband ordered the Fish and Chips. The Irish stew was oversalted and for the measly amount that I was given, $13. is a bit much to charge. My husband said the fish was good but he was disappointed that he didn't get traditional chips with it. Fries are not chips."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I ordered hot wings for an appetizer, if this was their idea of hot they should rethink the name. Onion rings were good, but 8 rings for $7.95 seems a little expensive. Then came the entree, meatloaf, it was very dry, had a microwave heated up taste. It came with mashed potatoes which were extremely lumpy. The potatoes temperature was warm in places and cold in others... definitely reheated in the microwave. The food was the worst I have had in a very long time and I eat out alot. Our server was the only bright spot."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My co-workers and I always make the trip to McCrays for a group lunch. The food is amazing, they never have a problem seating us, and the noise is not overpowering making it easy to have conversations about non-office topics. I was put off at this visit when I asked for a large margaritas and was told they come in one size or I could get a pitcher. I chose the pitcher figuring that with 8 other people, I could share, but when the waiter returned, he told me he can't serve a pitcher to one person. I appreciate the proactive gesture, but whoever told him this rule clearly didn't realize which party it was going to. They certainly didn't ask who else's tab it was going on."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Took a group of 8 for lunch. Service was good, attentive. Waters, sweet teas, sodas were refreshed throughout lunch. Food came out fast. Food was good. Fish and chips are quite good. With 8 at the table, I was not gasping for breathe when the bill came. I hear its great when the weather is a little warmer and you can enjoy the rooftop."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Beer Selection. Great tavern food. Normally, one might get turned off by the idea of tavern food..again. But this is a true gem. McCray's food was fantastic and above average. Service was good. Ambiance was great. Clean restaurant. Well done."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Great food, service that is out of your way, just right for a business lunch. Got us in and out of there."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Great staff and food complement this historic charmer. Priced we're reasonable and location was very convenient."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Our group of six (five from out of town) experienced McCray's on a Monday night recently. The limited menu really left us all a bit disappointed. Not enough full meal choices. Also wanted to mention the asparagus was just plain awful!"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "We always have a great time at McCray's for trivia! Great wings & beer :-)"
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "McCrays is the first restaurant I have dined at in downtown Lawrenceville. I had the Shrimp and Grits which was quite tasty with a red sauce and andouille sausage. However, I could not eat all of it and the dish as a leftover does not translate well. Definitely tastes much better when eaten fresh. My friend had the Rigatoni Vodka Pasta with shrimp and chicken. She said it was delicious and I took her word for it since she ate all of her meal. I did not taste it because I don't like creamy sauces. We decided to get the Brownie a la mode for dessert and it was very good, possibly the best I have tasted in awhile. The brownie was warm and moist and the ice cream just topped it off perfectly. We will be back in the future."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "The rack of ribs were tough and hard to get off the bone. The salad was brought to the table with the entree, so I had to eat the ribs before they got cold, then the salad. This place is probably good for burgers and beer. Nowhere near "fine dining"."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "McCrays has a great atmosphere. The service is excellent. Love the food and the rooftop deck is great!"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Food and service were wonderful, however, one of our group had ordered a drink which she said was horrible and she could not drink it. When she asked the waiter the alcohol used, it was a very cheap brand. She then ordered a wine which she said was not good but she just didn't drink and did not complain to waiter. Unfortunately, she was the person in our group picking up the tab for the drinks and is marred to someone in the middleman wine business so does know quite a bit when it comes to alcohol and wine. Otherwise, everything was great!! As for myself, always enjoy the martini of the day each time I come. Was disappointed that the chicken salad pinini was not available because your shipment of bread had been delayed."
    Dined on 5/23/2013
  • "enjoyed a delicious brunch with my daughter and her family. Everyone was friendly and our server was very attentive. Food was replenished quickly and there was plenty to choose from. Everything was delicious and we all enjoyed ourselves as no one rushed out the door."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "The group of 12 was handled very well, and service was quite prompt and good."
    Dined on 4/14/2013
  • "Love meeting friends for a good meal. Food prepared exactly as we asked. Staff friendly"
    Dined on 3/20/2013
  • "We had a girls lunch (just 3 of us) on a Friday afternoon and ate rooftop. Beautiful view. Not smelly or too noisy with the traffic below. Good service! Food was good. Fish tacos and the chicken salad panini are recommended."
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "I had the salmon. It was very small and didn't taste fresh to me. I felt the value was not good since the Salmon was around $18-$19.00. The salmon was served over artichokes and roasted potatoes. The artichokes were canned and the roasted potatoes were not quite done. The light sauce was not noticeable and had no taste. There was no salad or soup with the entrée."
    Dined on 3/12/2013
  • "Good bar food, with a helpful and cheerful waitstaff."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "Overall had a good time. we had a large group and everyone enjoyed themselves, the food was hit and miss with some of the dishes being excellent (gumbo and the shrimp and grits for example) and the others "not so good" (Mahi,Mahi sandwich and the meatloaf) about 50/50. Same with the appetizers the fried Mac and Cheese was great, the calamari was fishy and overdone; however, Atmosphere was fine, service good. We will go back."
    Dined on 2/27/2013
  • "It was just a tavern but it was a tavern with great food and service. It was worth our 40 minute trip to get there. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/26/2012
  • "Great service and great good - good time for small and large groups; we will visit McCray's again when in Lawrenceville."
    Dined on 11/30/2012
  • "I ordered a drink from the bar that did not get made properly, twice. that was disappointing. But the bartender Was a sweet gal. It was nice overall. I had a salad I would go back. It's in a great location."
    Dined on 11/30/2012
  • "As always McCray's delivers!!!! I started with the Shrimp Bisque which is amazing!! My husband loves the McCray's Pilsner gets it everyone we dine. My husband got the wings and They were cooked perfect as he likes his wings crispy. I have the club sandwich very generous with Portions. The atmosphere at McCray's is always relaxing and inviting, you always feel right at home The minute you open the door:) always greeted with a warm smile. We usually go to McCray's at least once A week. They have really great deal of the day such as $0.25 wings after 5 p.m. Which is one of my husbands Favorite. You will not be disappointed as there menu has something for everyone. Go enjoy great food!!!!"
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "Service was very attentive and tuned into us as customers. Especially liked the variety of the menu."
    Dined on 8/27/2012
  • "Genuinely hearty tavern food: all the favorites. Went for the first time tonight (Thursday), and the place was full by 7:00 (hint: make an Open Table reservation). Prices were moderate, and portions are huge. A worthy destination if you're in the Lawrenceville/Duluth portion of Gwinnett County."
    Dined on 8/23/2012
  • "the bar food--hot wings and onion rings and BEER!--were perfect for our mood and our inner need to relax on a day that didn't turn out to be the day we'd hoped it would be. The waiter, Tyler, was awesome! He took great care of us, bring samples of beer so we could which one to order and he brought a taste of the tiramisu so we could opt for it or the key lime pie (we went for the pie--filling was great, crust not so...they need to make it with graham crust not flour crust but the filling? Great flavor, nice tanginess, and good texture.). The other staff were just as friendly, interested, and helpful. we'd come back again in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 8/13/2012
  • "We meet a group of friends for Sunday dinner and were very impressed as always. The atmosphere is comfortable not stuffy. We started with Calamari and it was gone within a matter of minutes. I had the beer cheese soup which was awesome!!! My husband had the Cuban with mouthwatering mojo sauce. Everyone in our group enjoyed the food, atmosphere as well as the service. We all had drinks and the bar service was great. If you are looking for good food and an enjoyable evening for a group or a romantic night on the town try McCray's Tavern."
    Dined on 8/12/2012
  • "This was our first time to McCray's and we LOVED IT!!!! The food was fresh and loaded with flavor. We had the McCray's Pilsner beer it was great. I had the Mahi sandwich it rocked. My husband had the Cuban and he loved the mojo sauce. We are going to try brunch. Nice atmosphere and our service was great. Our waitress Ace was very attentive and very knowledgable about the food and how it is prepared. We will be back and have recommend to our friends. You will not be disappointed the menu has something for everyone :)"
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "McCray's is a reliable bar/grill with a solid menu, a good beer selection, and a rooftop dining area that makes for a great experience. The wait staff is attentive and courteous. I really haven't tried anything that's disappointed me. It's not the greatest restaurant in the southeast, but it doesn't pretend to be anything more than what it is. If you're looking for a reasonably-priced good night out with an outdoor area that's really pleasing, give it a shot."
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "Certain food selections just ok Great service and beautiful on the top experience for brunch."
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "one of the best burgers! try one with Gorgonzola cheese! I had a ribeye this time out and it was exceptionally tasty"
    Dined on 5/4/2012
  • "Our party of 4 ate dinner on the rooftop dining area. We all agreed our meals were delicious: trout,cheese-grits with shrimp, and ribs. The only down-side was the seating. Two of us were facing the sun with no way to avoid it because the other tables were full and there was no awning for relief. This is a great place for fun and a really good dinner with lots of choices...choose another restaurant if you are looking for a quiet, romantic special occasion."
    Dined on 5/4/2012