About 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, 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!

100 N Perry Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Grill, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
Crogan Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(770) 407-6754

Website:
http://www.mccraystavern.com/

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!

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!

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Graduations, Christmas Parties, Company Events, Birthday Parties, Wedding Rehearsals, Engagement parties and so much more.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Relax and let us do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet on Nov. 23rd from 4:00-9:00p. Adults: $21.95 & Children 12 & younger : $10.95.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be closed Christmas Day.

McCray's Tavern on the Square Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for a Date (5)
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Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was amazing!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The summer weather inspired us to find a place to eat outside and McCray' fit the bill. We had a great server, a refreshing round of Dark and Stormy's and a good all-around meal: chicken parmigiana + salad. We thoroughly enjoyed our early dinner on the roof!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was as bad as i can remember when eating out. Shame as we were looking forward to the evening with friends and family. Food was average, but it was the service that really spoilt our evening, The server was totally inattentive towards our party, with the final straw being dessert which took almost 30 mins to arrive, long after we had paid our check!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The rooftop dining is the reason we opted to choose McCray's Tavern. The best part was the buffalo chicken dip egg roll. Beyond that my steak frites salad was grizzly and unflavored. Suggestion: please salt your lettuce before dressing it.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I like the convenience of making the reservation online. Overall the restaurant, service & food was great. I did have a coupon for one free entre, but didn't realize till I got home I got free desert instead which was almost half the price of an entre. I would still recommend the restaurant. We celebrated my birthday between lunch and dinner so it wasn't that busy or noisy. The waitress was very nice.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Too loud for my taste. I don't like to have to worry about hearing the person seated across from me. Other than that it was a great experience. They can and excellent service.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

McCrays is one of our favorite spots on the square. Everything was great as usual!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We visited this restaurant for the first time on Mother's Day and service was really bad. We decided you can't fairly judge a restaurant on Mother's Day so returned this past weekend for brunch. We had an 11:45 reservation and arrived on time, were quickly seated and placed our order. At 12:24, the waiter came to tell us he made an error in our order and our food was delayed. Asked if I wanted the Bloody Mary I ordered earlier since it was almost 12:30. I replied "yes". He didn't offer any appetizers or consideration for the delayed food or even an apology. He did not return. As of 12:35, we didn't have our food and our waiter wasn't visible. We left.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had the black and bleu burger, very tasty. If possible try and get a seat on the roof, not to be missed

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always make reservations here before the Aurora - come other times occasionally

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great service and amazing food! We'll be back again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 4, 2017

McCray's is our favorite place! Great food, service and music Friday night! Bo was our server and he is always amazing! Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I really like the food and the atmosphere at McCray's. It is a great location. I really wish they would bring back the Chicken Fried Steak and the Meatloaf though. They were both incredible.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was good. Asked for ice water and lemon, received a garnish of lemon, very thin slice you could not squeeze. Butter for baked potato was VERY small packets that were more work than worth.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Other then the pricing for the portions of sides it was great. we will be visiting again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great ambiance for a night out with friends. Great choices and great pricing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Wait was over an hour for appetizers and a salad. Will not be returning.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Had a great experience for a first time visit. The food was great - service was great - Loved the atmosphere. The Onion Rings are going to be a favorite - but we'd like to visit again to try other food items on the menu - the first round was so good! Loved the Brownie Dessert too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Hadn't been here in a while and glad we returned. Food was very good and service was spot on.

Tags: Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Come on it's mother's day, our reservation was confirmed to get there just to see a sign and was told that the kitchen was closed until 7PM due to "maintenance". What a way to ruin a day for 2 mothers.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have been going to the Mother's Day Brunch for at least 3 years. This year was by far, the worst. The food (that was there) was awful. We had a reservation for 2:15. I'm not sure when this was over, but it must have been very close to our reservation. They weren't refilling any of the food containers. What was there looked like it had been there for several hours. They were out of Deviled Eggs, Cookies, Toppings for the yogurt... a lot of things. I also think they could have more options for kids. This isn't a cheap buffet and it definitely was not worth what we paid. We paid $160 for 4 adults and 1 child and maybe ate $50 worth of food. We will not be back next year. I guess we just need to find a new place to start our Mother's Day tradition.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

great food, will definitely go back. The service was great

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Mother's Day brunch was high priced and not very good. The prime rib was dry. The waiter came to our table twice and we were a party of 3 with a 4 year old child. They added the gratuity on to the ticket and as I said before, we only saw the waiter twice. We won't be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We went here for a Mother's Day celebration. We had 3 kids with us and they are pretty well behaved but it's still 3 kids and 6 adults. The wait staff was patient and helpful. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We went to dinner for prom and it was amazing! It was so much better than a fancy overpriced restaurant.

Tags: Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We were celebrating three years together at McCrays because that is where our first date was. I made reservations because I wanted to make sure we got a table. I wrote in the special comments page on Open Table that we would like a roof top table since that is what we had during our first date. When we got to the restaurant (on time), they did not have a reserved seat for us. They then told us that the reservations do not count for the roof. I was not aware of that. So, the experience was okay but making a reservation was pointless since we had to wait an hour for a table anyway.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The food, as usual, was very good. The waitress herself was good. The reason I rated the service low was because I had called several days in advance and request a table for seven. When we got there our table was not ready, I was told we'd get "the next available seating". We did get seated rather quickly but they squeezed the seven of us into a booth designed for four. Why did I bother making a reservation?!? Normally I really like the ambiance there but this night it was very loud and we were tightly squeezed so the ambiance was not very pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We enjoyed the Easter buffet. The food and atmosphere was great.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Party of 6. None of the meals were exceptional, all just ok. Ribs were very fatty. Pork tacos should have corn, cilantro lime salsa no lime or cilantro just some niblet corn. Chicken parmesan had very little marinara sauce and chicken was not flattened. Spinach dip was very thin. Gumbo was not flavorful. Waiter was rushed and very inattentive. Previous experience was much better.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Celebrating my sisters 24th birthday with family and friends. Great waitress good food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Great family restaurant. Good food - good value. We were served promptly by an efficient waiter. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Our aps were very good, but our actual meals were subpar. Our service was very slow, and they did not understand how we asked them to make a drink and made it incorrectly and did not ask if we wanted them to fix it.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 30, 2017

McCray's is our go-to restaurant for dinner before the Aurora Theatre. It has never disappointed-the food is good, the menu is varied enough to have something for everyone no matter what the mood, the wait staff is terrific and the prices are very fair.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The food and service are great before attending the theater. A good choice because they take reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Taken at reservation time. Seated at a table a little close to the entrance. Service was great. I ordered a special (beef stwe) rathrr thn my usual (Caesar Salad) expecting a dinner portion (bowl vs. cup) but was a little disappointed in size.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Beau is the best waiter and the live music was phenomenal. We will be back.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We really enjoyed the buffalo chicken egg rolls, outstanding. Our entrees were also good and the server was attentive and meet our needs.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Love McCray's. The atmosphere and service is always excellent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 26, 2017

We drive by all the time and decided we would try it for brunch. It was probably our worst decision!

Prime Rib Hash = eggs and prime rib were dry and bland. You can tell it had been sitting under the heat lamp for awhile (there were only 3 tables at the time). Potatos were also frozen from a bag!

Wings = you can tell they were flash fried. Dry and sauce was bland.

Kids Chicken Fingers and Fries = my kids didn't even eat it bc it was hard and dry!

Kids Grilled Chz = my kids hated it bc it was on sourdough bread and cheese tasted funny.

I wasted $70 on horrible bar food (which I should have known better than to go to a bar for food). So don't go here unless you're drunk, it will probably taste better then!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We had a group of 11 people and planned to go to McCray's because of the atmosphere and location and, more than anything, the fact that we could make reservations. When we arrived, however, the table wasn't close to being ready. Apparently, the larger party before us was running much longer than intended. We were seated so much later than our reserved time that we were given a free round of drinks and some chips for the wait. Once we were finally seated, the food and the service was good and we all had a nice evening. I don't know that I'll be going back too soon though just based on the wait. I do know for sure that we won't go back for a large group.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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