McCray's Tavern on the Square

4.5
268 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 Sunday's from 11am-3pm!
Drink specials all week long!
Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Grill, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(770) 407-6754
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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!
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Cross street
Crogan Street
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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.
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Entertainment
An array of live music is played on Friday and Saturday nights. These solo/groups start at 9pm and play until about 12 am. Local bands are always featured!
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Special events & promotions
Graduations, Christmas Parties, Company Events, Birthday Parties, Wedding Rehearsals, Engagement parties and so much more.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 268 People Are Saying
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P
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Typical bar food. Was prepared as ordered and served hot. Server was attentive without hovering. Menu has changed a bit, but prices seemed a bit high for what was ordered.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went for thanksgiving dinner. The food was exceptional and we paid less than if we ate at home. The only downside, as is typical with premium times, is the service was slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not as expected!

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LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and perfect location right in the square in downtown Lawerencville to enjoy the tree lighting and festivities afterward.

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t
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Thanksgiving and it was so good!!! Lots of choices and everything yummy and fresh!

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BG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great meal for Thanksgiving the whole family loved it! We will be back!

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CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always . Thanksgiving buffet was delicious. Will return for this next year

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Thanksgiving menu was surprisingly good, shrimp was great, buffet was set up nice, easy to get to, turkey was tender, good variety, cheese was exceptional. Thanks, will return !!

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d
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I'm a regular here and can always count on McCray's to be efficient, friendly and provide good food and drinks....The addition of the booths along the wall in the bar make for a very cozy atmosphere, and the dim lighting is something my friends and I LOVE....

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JN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

So very disappointed in our visit. We normally LOVE eating here. Our oldest daughter is a student at Auburn and she and 4 friends were in town briefly before heading to Athens for a fb game so we took them to dinner along with our youngest daughter . Our waitress was sweet. The issue was the food. Took FOREVER to arrive and almost each order was wrong in some way but so to how long it took none of us wanted to say anything as the girls had to get going. My Taverndip was like rubber. Huge pieces of fat on it. Gross. Youngest daughter ordered salmon club and was given turkey. Everyone's fries were ice cold. The avocado on some of the girls sandwiches were dark brown. Just an awdful meal and expensive as it was for 8. Won't go back

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and amazing.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy going we dont go there enough. We love the food and sitting outside also

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W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice music. Great beer menu on tap

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TH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for client meetings and a gathering place. Good food and friendly people.

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HE
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our first — but definitely not last — visit to McCrays. Gorgeous fall evening, so we sat on the rooftop patio with a wonderful view of lovely downtown Lawrenceville. Met friends there for pre-Aurora drinks and dinner, and enjoyed the food, beverages, ambience and warm, efficient service. Wish we had a rooftop place like McCrays in downtown Roswell, where we live. Will definitely return. Highly recommend!

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DH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service, our waitress was outstanding! She was perfect, great personality, helpful and all around friendly!

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P
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Typical bar foods, good service, and close to theater.

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d
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service...Our server was efficient and thoughtful as well.

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MV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed it. Service was excellent and food was good. Fair priced as well.

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BF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were a group of 12 with reservations, one of our group received her food 25 minutes after the rest of us. As a close knit group we all split our food and attempted to share, McCrays should have taken care of that. Everything else was fine.

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S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and awesome waiter (Nicholas). He took great care of our group.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of my regular places to meet with friends for a dinner or celebrating. The location right on the square is great. A fun casual atmosphere, with great service and good food. A decent amount of vegetarian options.

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RM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and great atmosphere. One of my favorite restaraunts on the square!

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RL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made reservations to avoid the wait, and our table was ready within minutes. Our service was prompt, the staff was accommodating and our meal enjoyable.

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d
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and excellent service....Food was delicious!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I think they were a little short staffed because our waiter was in a hurry

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KT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a really nice place for a date or grabbing food and drinks with friends. The decor is simple, and the food is really well done. We plan to go back again when the weather cools off to utilize the roof seating.

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

McRay's is a good place for groups. We typically have 6-10. They take reservations which is unusual for this type of restaurant. They have a good selection of beers.
The service is usually good. Enough attention without being annoying. I enjoy the paninis but have had burgers, nachos and wings-all good. Pasta salad is my favorite side.

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P
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! My husband enjoyed the beer selection.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch today (7.8.18) when the restaurant opened and were greeted by a friendly hostess. Our party of 4 enjoyed our meals. The kitchen manager greeted our table and offered his assistance if needed. There was a snafu with an omelet but it was immediately rectified and the server was very attentive. As we headed out the door, the hostess wished us well and continued to be very pleasant. We'd definitely go back!

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MW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great .. everyone got something different and everyone loved what they had.

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LC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have eaten at McCrayy’s several times and food was always good but his time Tavern dip was very fatty and the au jus was spilled all over my fries. Waitress did get me more au jus but never bothered to get me new fries. My husbands hamburger was good but asparagus was awful. Will be w while before we go back.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional server.

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B
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fish and chips didn’t do it for me this time...too much batter. But my wife and son thoroughly enjoyed their ribs and buffalo chicken panini. And the skillet brownie with vanilla ice cream was a delicious shareable dessert for all of us! We’ll be back to try more.

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LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

They were out of just about everything but didn’t bother to tell until we tried to order. They were out of cod, grouper and salmon. Waitress would disappear for 15-20 minutes at a time....had to keep asking for drink refills. We ended up ordering food we did not want and that tasted like cardboard.

If you are thinking about this establishment....do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.

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KE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

First, the brunch comes with a mandatory 20% gratuity. This was not told to us up front. I was disappointed in the quality of the food and the service. There was not a lot of variety and the hot dishes we like warm at best. The dessert selection was disappointing as well. Our server allowed finished plates to pile up on the table. Needless to say, I will not go back for brunch again.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Waitress was wonderful.

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MG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went here with my Son and his family. The food was great, had a wonderful craft beer and all of us really enjoyed ourselves. Special shout out to our waitress who was wonderful!

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CT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place for a Birthday Dinner- everything was perfect...making a reservation ahead of time, was great, because we just walked in and sat down. ....just perfect meal, service and beer!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waiter, Alex, was horrible. The rooftop was fun, but the service was terrible.

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