McCray's Tavern - West Village

3.9
263 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
McCray's Tavern at the West Village is definitely one of Smyrna's hidden gems. Redefining the concept of American neighborhood bar and grill, this instant classic is a cornerstone in Vinings, and a local favorite.
McCray's Tavern boasts 49 taps with an eclectic selection of draft beers that compliment its exceptional American fare. Everything is prepared from only the highest quality and freshest local ingredients. Besides our diverse menu, our executive chef always has something special to offer every night of the week. Creating specials such as bacon-crusted meatloaf, to Rack of Lamb, this local gastro pub serves anything but "bar food."

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    We just updated our Weekender's Brunch menu in Smyrna and hope to see you soon for socially distanced dining on our expansive patio or inside.
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Lovely
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This review is simple - I made reservations based on the concept of SERVED buffet for Mother's Day. I called in advance to ensure the buffet would indeed be be served (based on concerns regarding the pandemic) and was told by the associate that "yes, the servers bring the buffet items to your table". In addition, the flyer for their Mother's Day event indicated a served buffet.
Once seated, we were offered an option to a Bloody Mary buffet, which was not attended - essentially a free-for-all; we declined. I got worried and went to check on the food buffet - not only was it not attended or served, most of the food trays were half or 3/4 empty and heating, rubbery-looking food. There was hand sanitizer nearby for patrons.
I went to speak with the manager and he confirmed that the food buffet was self-serve. I voiced concerns based on what I was told, and his feedback was minimal and honestly, not very apologetic - he almost seemed amused. I confirmed "so we're just expecting people to do the right thing" and he said "yes". Coincidentally, 1/2 the people getting food at the buffet didn't even have masks on....Additionally, the poster advertising the served buffet was now tucked on the floor behind the hostess stand.
I understand concerns/hardships have fallen on the restaurant industry with the pandemic, but felt this to be unacceptable, not just the inaccurate advertising - but the response. The servers were friendly and clearly trying and we considered staying to dine because of the difficulty getting reservations on Mother's Day, but once a few people in my party viewed the food offering, and what someone referred to as the "sketchy" hand cleanliness set-up; we left immediately. I told the manager we were leaving and he seemed indifferent. Perhaps he was happy he didn't need to deal with us being picky amidst a pandemic - they did seem to have a good bit of walk-inks. Thanks to Open Table we found a decent alternative fairly quickly and spent our $400 there.

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ShaiRush
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. Great food, great service, and a great time. I arrived for my reservation and was seated immediately at my choice of table. The managers were so amazing and my server was the sweetest. The girl at the door was nice as we switched to outside even though we originally requested inside. I will definitely be back.

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on May 28, 2021

We're so glad to hear our team in Smyrna took such great care of you and that everything was such a hit. We look forward to having you back, Shai!

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vipWeithouse
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The buffet was not refilled in a timely manner. The warmers were out under the chafing pans. There was no proper way to pick things up at the Bloody Mary bar. All in all, a very expensive and disappointing Mother’s Day brunch experience.

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LynneK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Server was friendly, but TERRIBLE. 10 minutes to be acknowledged. Never could find her again. Both of our glasses were completely empty for half the meal(and when she did come by she only filled one! We shared after that.) We had to go get her from the waiting area where she was chatting with a friend to get our check. Miserable experience on a Joyful day.

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JeffreyC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Over-priced and tables were too crammed to accommodate more customers

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on May 28, 2021

Hi Jeffrey! We really appreciate you taking the time to share a little bit about your experience. Hearing from our guests is the best way for us to continue to learn and grow in the future. We hope you will join us again soon at McCray’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service definitely lacking
I had to request serving utensils and water twice
Bar was not able to make standard cocktail due to missing ingredients
Burger was not cooked to order

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AnthonyB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Easter experience at McCray's! We have been loyal patrons since they opened, and this year was terrific, once again.

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DaleW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Easter Brunch at McCray's Tavern, on April 4, 2021, was very good. The staff was friendly and efficient.

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vipSteveP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Found on vacation. Good spot for a lot of choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We didn’t want to complain. We just noticed no social distance, the seating was too close together,seemed to be under staffed and the was ok.

The manager came over and was pleasantly concerned about our dining. We told her about one the dishes and she gave a gift certificate.

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vipTaraB
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Made a reservation but still had to wait 20 minutes. Service was average. Our pre-rolled silverware already had a straw wrapper in it. And the Chilaquiles is essentially hard tortilla chips with 5 pieces of chopped chicken with 2 sunny side up eggs. Nothing we ate was worth a repeat trip.

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thjsp
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our food was tasty but came out cold. When we mentioned that to the server her reply was “well it came right out from under the heat lamps”. No offer to replace it or make it right. Also we were literally the first people seated (waited outside for them to open) and yet our food took over 45 minutes to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful environment.

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on March 9, 2021

We're glad to hear it! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this review.

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vipAWally
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go any night of the week.

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you so much for your support! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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vipjayb
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food!

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on March 9, 2021

Glad to hear everything was such a hit! Thanks for stopping by to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Didn’t have every ingredient to make our drinks and dinner. All of which were ordered from the menu....

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on March 9, 2021

We're so sorry to hear that we were unable to offer some of our selections during your visit. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention so that we can address them with our team. We do hope you'll join us again soon!

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UcalP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was an awesome waitperson. Apps and entrees were great. Drinks were good. Gin&tonic and old fashioned was strong

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wouldrecommend
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a while to get a seat after we arrived, no one was there to seat us. Other than that the food was really good, and the ambiance was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It was our first time and was my girlfriend’s birthday. Overall it was nice , food was good and wasn’t much of a delay on it coming out. Just seemed as if one guy was doing everything. But overall a nice experience

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RichardM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food it was much better than expected. And service was impeccable. Even though we sat really near the kitchen it was still quiet and the atmosphere was great for an evening date.

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on March 9, 2021

We're so glad to hear our team in Smyrna took such great care of you and that everything was such a hit. We look forward to having you back, Richard!

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JanM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat on the side patio which had an open-to-the-outside section, and otherwise tent-like fabric wall on the outer part. We were the only diners sitting out there on Super Bowl Sunday. Ceiling-mounted space heaters didn't quite do the job, but it was worth it to be both isolated and have outside air blowing through. Service was superb. A little pricey, but we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant, the waitress was amazing and he was very informative!!

Great for anniversary

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vipNeet
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice place to eat with a great bar scene!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Kitchen was closed. Was not updated in the app

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Things we wanted was in the menu but no available. The waiter was terrible and was not aware of her surrounding

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Promotionwithfriends
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. They made sure our table was sanitized and that we were comfortable on the patio.

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on December 3, 2020

We're so glad to hear our team in Smyrna took such great care of you and that everything was such a hit. We look forward to having you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Will definitely be back very soon! The atmosphere was fun and service was wonderful!

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on December 3, 2020

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving us this 5-star review! We appreciate your support and look forward to your return.

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DawnD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Our first visit 2 weeks ago was great. The food and service were excellent. This past visit wasn't as good. I will chalk it up to being a holiday- Halloween - and I have experienced poor dining out when it's any type off holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We asked for outdoor seating and they wouldn’t seat us outside. Staff were not wearing masks and didn’t ask guests to when they weren’t eating. I saw people come up to the kitchen where food was sitting under the hot light with no masks on talking over peoples food. I was super disappointed

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MDub
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good as always. Wish the staff would tighten up on the safety measures by keeping mask on at all times especially at the food window where they pick up orders to bring to tables.

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HermiaS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always enjoy a quick date night at McCrays. The food is always delicious and the ambiance was perfect (we sat outside) under heaters.

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thanks so much for the support, Hermia! We're glad to hear it was a hit.

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MercedieW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was tremendous and the food was delicious. Everyone was upbeat and positive.

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on May 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Mercedie! We're happy to hear about your great experience and hope to see you again soon!

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GeraldW
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on May 5, 2020

Thank you for the support, Gerald! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipBigScottATL
Atlanta
99 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here, they have a good mixed menu (executed well), good service, and great price point$

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on May 5, 2020

Thank you for the kind review, Scott! We're happy to hear everything was a hit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food2service1ambience5

Waitress was horrid

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vipRobert
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My wife and I went to McCray's for Valentines Day. It was crowded but we were seated promptly. After that the service started to go south. The server could not answer any question about the craft beer menu. She just told us to look it over and she would be back. When she returned she took our order for two Sam's Winter Warmers and an order of Tavern Chips. The world was good. In short order she returned with the wrong drink and the wrong appetizer. She seemed confused even after we pointed out that we had ordered something entirely different. Ah well. New maybe. Mistakes happen. Another server brought the Tavern Chips and we dug in. A good portion of chips, cheese, bacon bits, and onion. Delicious. Unfortunately we had no beer to wash down this treat and had finished about half when the server finally arrived with our brews. Well, it was busy on Valentines. We ordered our meal. Both of us had the Matador, a burger with jalapeno peppers, bacon jam, cheese, and bbq sauce. The burgers got there in a reasonable amount of time and as usual they were delicious. Spicy, sweet, and filling. I ordered another beer when they came to help wash it down. Unfortunately that beer never arrived. The server failed to put in the order and didn't even seem to realize it. Thank goodness there was water at the table. Having finished our burgers the server came by and started cleaning up and told us she was bringing the check. Never asked about our experience or if we wanted anything else. Just, "I'll bring the check." Throughout the meal we both felt the service alternated between being ignored or being rushed to get out. I've had better service experiences at a McDonald's drive through. That said, the food was consistently good and the two beers we were served were tasty as well. I might be back. Might not. I can't recommend McCray's based on the service but the food is good so if you want to try it I would suggest going on a slow weeknight.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice

McCray's Tavern - West Village
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you so much!

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BrendaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The restaurant overall is fine, great location, ambience, service and price to value, however the food was not as good as I hoped. We had the fish and chips and the grouper sandwiches.

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PamS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, fresh, very tasty. Service was good as well.

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McCray's Tavern - West Village is rated 3.9 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

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