McCray's Tavern on the Square

4.2
392 Reviews
$30 and under
American
McCray's is a bar/restaurant located in the heart of downtown Lawrenceville.
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!
Local Beers!
Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights!
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Need to be cleaner

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spunkyda
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived we were informed they were not serving food because of a maintenance issue in the kitchen. Thus, my poor review.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was OK. I was looking forward to having wings but they didn't have any.

JP
JaniceP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wide variety. Service was very good. We were well taken care of. Desserts were limited but very tasty.

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JaneK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food just mediocre
I ordered a bowl with grilled chicken and the chicken was mushy not grilled

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Rio831
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pretty nice place to eat for Brunch. My server was awesome, very attentive and easy to work with. The only problem we had was my food was not prepared to my liking and the portion of what I ordered was small. As a matter of fact, the kitchen sent out additional food for me to make up the difference. Definitely would come back but would order some different items. Kids loved their food by the way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of new job!

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MBM1
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere; friendly and attentive wait staff; good food; great drinks!! Will definitely be returning... again and again!!

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Slow service. Disappointed int eh food. Chopped salad were like a regular salad with corn thrown in not chopped at all. Best thing they had are their tavern chips. The bowls are small. Order was wrong not delivered at the same time. Loud couldn’t hear anyone talking.

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vipRobertL
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Waiter was new but did okay. Hostess was blind. My wife has difficulty walking and the hostess was going to seat us at a high top. When we objected she decided to give us the absolutely worse table in the house. The place wasn’t crowded and we finally got a booth. There’s a reason I had a reservation but it didn’t seem to make a difference.

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BarefootNat
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great and the service was good. We enjoy coming here so much.

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vipLauraL
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took my husband out for Father's Day dinner and McCray's did not disappoint! There have been several changes to their menu recently, but still enough variety to satisfy everyone. The food was excellent, our server, Imani, was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and always have a fabulous time. Our family favorite ❤️

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JefferyS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was not good, waiter couldn’t keep even the water glasses full. No cheese on a CHEESEburger. Had to ask multiple times for condiments. Won’t be back.

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LeesaL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok. My mojito wasn’t good. Burger was good, fish and chips were soggy. My salad was ok. I’ll try local republic next time. W we were on the patio and that food looked really good.

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RoseY
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would go again the food was good. They were short on staff.

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nelson
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Birthday. They are way under staffed so be ready to wait to order and get food. Great place to hang with friends.

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DBN78
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner with family on the top deck! Shrimp and grits was very tasty!

McCray's Tavern on the Square
Responded on May 28, 2021

We're so happy to hear about your great experience with us here at McCray's! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a review. We hope to see you again soon!

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KathleenC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was terrific! Kudos to the folks working front and back...you all hit it out of the park! Thanks for a lively complement to a lovely Mother’s Day. We’ll be back!

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RhashidaC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I haven't been here in 15 years! Food was fresh and presented well. Good value. A Lawrenceville staple

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Suzyd831
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well paced and well presented. We had a nice time. We had hoped to dine on the roof top but it was raining. Service was surprisingly very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Keith was amazing! Choices of food were low, but food was amazing!

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JoanT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Easter brunch at McCrays! Every dish was delicious. We loved our view from the rooftop, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Easter brunch great service food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We came to celebrate a friend’s retirement. We reserved a table in advance We were seated quickly when we arrived The food was very good In my opinion the background music is always a bit too loud which makes it hard to have a conversation at the table.

It was also brunch time and they ran out of cream. I would think with a supermarket less than a mile away the restaurant could be better prepared to have basics on hand. Service is also generally slow. Don’t expect to have your meal when you are in a group in less than two hours
The servers are always very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation at and ordered by 7 amd they were out of the 2 main Irish dishes!!
It’s great getting out and being with people though!! Great crowd and very respectful

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JohnM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service wasn’t that good. We had to get the hostess attention to locate our server since we’ve been waiting over 10min to get noticed. Please note that we arrived at 5pm and the restaurant wasn’t busy at all.
Anyways, cool restaurant and we might be back.

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MelodyC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Table was ready when we arrived.

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EbonyJ
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Bloody Mary and atmosphere was GREAT!!! Really enjoyed!

McCray's Tavern on the Square
Responded on March 9, 2021

We're so glad to hear about your experience dining with us, Ebony! Thanks for stopping by to show your support. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was cold and terrible. It gave us both a stomach ache.

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mer37
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went on Valentine’s day and had a reservation. We were in a separate room away from all the noise at a nice table with a tablecloth, a rose, and a candle. There were only a few other couples in there and it stayed fairly quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was very good. We had a group of 8 people and were well attended.

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Davios
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Great Maple butter with Giant Pretzel. Burgers done right

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JNOW
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I incorrectly assumed that if I could make an Open Table reservation, the restaurant would be following COVID protocols. We ate on a Friday night. They sat every SINGLE table in the room. Tables so close that the back of your chair practically touches the back of another chair. Servers with masks below their noses. We should have left - that is on us. But the place was empty when we ordered. And it took a LONG time for the food to come out. My parents burgers were so overdone they were hard as rocks. We loved this place pre-COVID but their need to place profit over safety really upsets me so we may never be back. Noticed other reviews on other social media sites saying they 'follow protocols' but those HAVE to be fake. Wish I had taken images.

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VeronicaR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good! The service was great! We feel a little bit rushed by the waitress but we understand that the place were busy and a lot people were waiting still. I'm glad we made reservations. Overall we will go back!

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JuliE
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved that we could make a reservation..loved our server he went the extra mile

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Server was on point! Overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

It was good. I wish they had more outdoor heaters (really not sure if they had any.) We sat outdoors by the TV. The server and experience wasn’t memorable, but it wasn’t bad. The food was ok. I think I ate chilli and fries. Decent for the price. I’ve eaten there several times. I didn’t feel particularly safe. Many customers who were not eating, didn’t have on masks, even in the enclosed downstairs area. I’ll be back for the atmosphere in the summer when it’s safer.

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Beedog
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great shrimp and grits and shrimp pasta dish!! Great service, atmosphere etc.

McCray's Tavern on the Square
Responded on December 13, 2020

So glad our team was able to offer you an outstanding experience and we do look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. He was around enough to see that we had what we needed but not so much that we were interrupted.

McCray's Tavern on the Square
Responded on December 3, 2020

We're so glad to hear about your experience dining with us! Thanks for stopping by to show your support.

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You can order delivery directly from McCray's Tavern on the Square using the Order Online button. McCray's Tavern on the Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 407-6754.

McCray's Tavern on the Square is rated 4.2 stars by 392 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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