McCray's Tavern on the Square
We specialize in All-American cuisine; Steaks, Pasta, and a large array of sandwiches. With an amazing rooftop patio overlooking the beautiful historic surroundings.
Brunch is served on Sunday's from 11am-3pm!
Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights!
Great Sunday brunch menu and loved the mimosa bar!
Happy to hear it, Mark! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
My husband and I went for brunch and the mimosa/Bloody Mary bar. The champagne for our mimosas was flat. Staff had trouble answering questions about gluten free options. My husband’s order was incorrect. (The waitress read back the order, we corrected it but it still came out wrong.) Food was okay. In the end we wish we would have stayed home and done brunch ourselves.
We were in Lawrenceville to see a play and stopped here for brunch. The staff were pleasant and did a good job. The food wasn't good. My husband got a Reuben that looked okay, but the balance of meat to sauerkraut to sauce was off. One side of the sandwich had practically no sauerkraut. The fries that came with the sandwich were limp. I got chicken and waffles, which came as a sandwich, but I ordered it deconstructed. I got two small chicken tenders, each about two inches long and 4 small soft waffles. No crispness to the waffles. Blah food.
It was a great experience! The service and food were awesome..
As always, great food and service and even better cocktails than in the past!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave us a review! We're glad to hear you had a great experience and hope to see you again soon!
Usually this is an excellent restaurant in all aspects but last night left much to be desired. In particular the salmon on my wife's salad was under cooked and my gumbo was barely warm. The waitress, although very kind, was quite forgetful. To their credit they attempted to make it right. They remain one of my favorite restaurants in the local area but I hope they get back on their "A game."
The food and service were better than expected, above a tavern. The atmosphere was good too.
All of the entrees ordered were not corrected or came out together. Service was great. Just really wish my own personal meal was the way i ordered it.
Loved everything about it. Will return. I hadn't been in a long time and glad I re-visited an old friend!
Food was awesome!! Service was great!
Great food. Service was poor. Waited forever for drinks and the restaurant was half empty. Should not have to wait 25 minutes for a beer.
Wonderful server and the same wonderful food!
Double date made awesome with trivia and half price chicken wings! The bread pudding was fantastic and the service was on point. Will be back!
Typical bar food, loud sports bar. Food presented well, and very tasty. Service was as expected.
Great food and location on the square. Great for a pre-theatre dinner.
Great value for the price. The food was excellent and the service was great. We will be back.
Came with a group and liked the variety on the menu. Asked for well done burger and got a burnt burger on outside and red on the inside. Would not come back. Many other restaurants to take a group to that can do a well done burger without burning it.
When I arrived on time for my reservation for my birthday brunch, the hostess informed us that a table had not been held and there were none available. No wait time could be given, we would just have to wait until someone leaves. So we left and will not return.
They unveiled a brand new brunch menu the morning of our reservation. Not sure if the service was slow due to that. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived, but it did take quite awhile for our server to come to our table. We’re not thrilled with the new brunch menu as most everything comes with potatoes - even the waffle sliders and the French toast. (Also the pancakes are gone.) Sides of meat now cost extra, which is fine but hold the potatoes please! After we finished our meal and mentioned the potatoes issue we were told we could have substituted fruit. Guess we should have asked!
Always delicious, and always friendly service! 🙂🙂
The hostess had our table ready when we arrived. We had asked for a good view of the game and we were not disappointed! The only complaint was the noise level... but Georgia was playing... to be expected!
The food was good and the service was OK. Our server was training someone so that may have been the issue. It was not bad, just not as attentive as we would have liked. We had to ask for things several times.
We spent an enjoyable evening dining on the roof. The food, drinks and service were superb.
I booked on open table about 3 weeks before our special birthday dinner with 9 guests, 4 from out of town. I stopped by 1 week before the dinner to ask about bringing a cake and flowers the day of the dinner and to request a certain table in the 2nd room which is a bit quieter. I stopped by ON the day of the dinner to drop off the cake and bud vase. I again requested the other room and asked that the cake be refrigerated and if the flowers could be on the table when we arrived. Upon entering the restaurant with my family, and especially my mom, who is turning 75, I was asked if we wanted to get the cake out right away. The cake was a surprise. Who starts with cake at any dinner party??? And then, she handed me the bud-vase, in front of my mom. Again, really?? As she started to lead us to our table, it was in the main room, where I said I didn’t want to be. She said they thought the other tables would be empty by now. So they told us to wait, the 3 week reservation for 9. Now they tried to right the table situation and set up 2 four top tables....6 would fit, but 9? Nope. We went to Dominic’s across the street and had an amazing dinner with impeccable service.
Great place to hangout, relax, enjoy some great food/drinks and watch the games.
Despite having reservations for dinner, my wife and I were sat in a booth in the bar area. The food was good (I had fish and chips) and I enjoyed and excellent beer (Erlinger Dunkel). They have a large beer selection of beers on tap. The waiter was slow and seemed new, so maybe just getting used to his job. Seems like a place better for having a beer with a buddy than a date with a wife.
We met our daughter and son-in- law, who live in Vinings, to celebrate my dear husband and soulmate's fiftieth anniversary of his twenty-nineth birthday...79! We had a great experience with service. Our food was very delicious and was served in a timely manner. There were a couple concerns, which I will share and attempt to keep it brief. We had a 7:00 reservation and was promptly guided to a booth as requested. I requested to sit in the last booth (we had enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch in the booth). I was standing quietly while waiting for the booth to be cleared and was approached by the dark hair hostess with glasses who stated there is a booth ready right there. I said OK and thank you. My other concern was the temperature. We are experiencing record temperatures, but the area was not comfortable while drinking and eating hot entrees. On the wsy to the restroom the bar area felt several degrees cooler. We love the spot and will hopefully return in the near future. I recently retired from teaching with 19+ years in Gwinnett and 18 years in Indiana.
I decided to try McCray's for a first date. My date and I had a very good experience and a wonderful evening. On our second date, we actually returned to McCray's and we had yet a very good experience. It has been decided that this is "our place" from now on! The staff is very friendly and attentive. Best I've ever known!
Food was awesome and the service was spectacular! A great downtown location!
Alex, our rooftop server, was outstanding 👍👍 I would definitely recommend the salads with homemade dressings 😋
Good food, good beer selection, good service as usual. One of our favorite spots for family date nights.
Wonderful food, great service. Nice beer and cocktail list too. I got the “Grizzly”, very large cheeseburger with bacon and delicious feta pasta salad on the side. Had two old-fashioneds. Very good. Calamari was fantastic. The tavern chips were great though they could use a little less bleu cheese dressing but otherwise very good. Everyone else loved their food. Desserts also amazing, bread pudding is what I got both times and it’s phenomenal. Wife got the blueberry cheesecake. This is second time we’ve come here to visit my parents and they recommended it. So we’ll be back.
Great service and good food. I had the chicken salad awesome!!
Everything made for a perfect Father's Day. The Bloody Mary Bar was outstanding!
We had a 4 generation party of 7 for a celebration. They were very accommodating even to the point of having a door to the room with a ramp from the outside. Our meals were very uneven in quality. My salmon topped salad was good though the kitchen had forgotten the dressing. My husband's beef sandwich, the special for the day, was tiny and with very little meat. The bread/bun was gummy and unappetizing. Other dishes were average. Our waiter was friendly and said he wanted to be helpful but disappeared for long stretches of time.
I absolutely love Mccray’ Tavern. Nice spot to hang with some friends. You can sit upstairs and get a nice view of Lawrenceville square. We sat inside this time though. Food was great! I highly recommend the Thai Chili wings and Southwest Wrap. The appetizer was phenomenal as well! Ordered the cheese dip. Drinks were delicious. I recommend going for the Southern Afternoon Tea. Service was fantastic. Our waitress really checked on us a lot but was not annoying at all. It was timed perfectly. Overall I love mccrays tavern and I will be back again soon!
We had reservations for 6pm. It was not crowded and were seated right away. My wife had the dos tacos, one grouper and one shrimp. She enjoyed it very much and said she would get it again.
Three of us placed our order. I ordered a burger med well and received rare! The waiter did not return to the table and I had to ask another waiter to track him down. He did not apologize or say he was sorry, but he appeared to be aggravated at my complaint. He took my rare burger after I had taken a bite out of it and cooked the same patty some more. I was stunned as I’m sure this is a violation of health regulations. We had a free birthday entree and two other entrees. The first bill had charges for all 3 entrees and the waiter said that the free entree had been taken off ( which it had not). After about 5 minutes of trying to convince him the bill was incorrect, he took the cost of the cheapest entree off. The restaurant was NOT busy but the waiter showed no interest in providing just the basic service. This occurred on Tues June 4 at 7 pm. I would have asked for a 100 percent refund of oll 3 entrees but my daughter (birthday girl) had picked this restaurant and I did not want to embarrass her. If you have any questions and are really interested in your restaurant providing good food in a quality atmosphere, you can call Jim at 859 492 4439. If I don’t get any response I will assume that this level of service is acceptable to managers/owners and you don’t want my business just like the waiter didn’t want our business.
We arrived shortly after they opened for the day. Seated and served promptly for Sunday Brunch. The food was very good; server (Hunter) friendly and professional.
McCray's Tavern on the Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 407-6754.
McCray's Tavern on the Square is rated 4.4 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.
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