McCray's Tavern - Midtown

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$30 and under
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McCray’s Tavern, a favorite local hang out in Midtown Atlanta features a broad selection of entrees, from creative and mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches to huge salads and taste-tempting full entrees, in a fun, family-friendly neighborhood tavern setting. With a large beer selection that specializes in local and rare craft beers, McCray’s Tavern has redefined the classic American bar and grill. Our Midtown location features multiple flat screen TVs, a separate bar, outdoor patio, private event room, live entertainment, and daily specials. We invite you to join us for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch or to just meet your friends after work for happy hour & to watch the game!
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M
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was good food and nice ambience but the service was slow taking in consideration that it took more than an hour to complete our business lunch.

JT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my "go to" when I'm meeting friends !! Parking next door too !! Can't beat it :)

T
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Restaurant was not well staffed. It Took forever to get drinks and water cups were never refilled. My husband ordered a second beer and it came after we finished eating. Steak was undercooked and fries were cold—when we mentioned this to staff we were told they could warm up the fries. Food was pretty tasty but the whole experience was terrible for the price!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Poor and slow service

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

NYE at McCrays- it was fine, we were seated upstairs which wasn’t fun for a NYE event. The “cash drop” was McCray’s cash and the midnight buffet would feed about 10 people. Servers weren’t even aware of what the event had to offer. It was a free event so hard to really complain but wouldn’t attend next year. Food was great though so I’ll return but just not for events.

TE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we were running late to our reservation on a busy night, the staff did not hesitate holding our table when I called them. Food was great and in a packed house, after the game, we did not have to wait additional time for drinks or food service.

GN
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place...great atmosphere and menu. Alexis was awesome as our server! Everything Scott McCray has done in Midtown is top shelf! Well done to an old friend in the industry.

c
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT service, good food, friendly atmosphere.
Lots of choices for a casual dinner

DH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

1 star for everything because we couldn’t actual taste the food, experience the ambiance or anything else. Made a reservation, walked there, checked in, and then we were told they “were on a wait” of about 20 to 30 mins. That’s the equivalent of not taking reservations, so I would suggest they do that.

SC
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always enjoy my dinners at McCray's!!

W
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was good and the folks friendly. Unfortunately the Buffalo chicken flatbread was cold and not flavorful. The salad was good. In fairness, they did apologize for the flatbread and compensated us for what we did not eat but I simply can’t give them a top rating. I’ll try them again another day and hopefully be able to give a better rating.

M
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great for watching football and enjoying some good bar food.

VL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I met a group of friends on a Tuesday evening for dinner. The food was great. Service was a tad slow but not terribly so. The noise level increased 100-fold once the music got started, making conversation very difficult, and we were seated pretty far away from the stage. I had the Montfort burger without the bun, and the steamed veggies on the side. Both were very good.

Overall, we had a great time and I got my voice back the next morning. :)

a
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Went as a large group of 7 dinner. Dining area was served by 2 but the speed was mediocre. Drinks took forever to arrive. Food on the other hand was also slow. The food itself was good. Ordered brisket plate. If service can live up to their high marks then I will rate it 5.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service and food were spectacular!

EF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great time! The service was good and the food was pretty good. Definitely will be back to try other things on the menu!

JC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shrimp and grits was fabulous

SC
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Filet was OUTSTANDING and one of the best I have ever eaten. Chef Miguel does a GREAT Job!!

SB
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saturday morning... Bloody Mary bar is excellent! White egg omelets and crispy hash browns very good. Great service!

JD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, good drinks, reasonably priced. Server was very efficient and did a good job, but no personality; acted like she really didn’t want to be there.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

McCray’s never disappoints. The service was a bit slow and that was disappointing but the amazing food made up for it! Also, it was the first Sunday of football season so it was a little crowded...maybe that’s why the service was a little shaky.

JK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good experience. Don’t enjoy paying to park.

B
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only in town for a couple days and popped in for Sunday brunch. Amazing food and great service! Looking to come back next time I’m in town!

DG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love McCrays! I live in LaGrange Georgia and we frequent before going to the FOX. They are very timely and we have never had a bad dish. I had the southwestern bowl with Salmon the other night and it was delish!! easy parking in deck as well!!

SC
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

EVERYTHING was OUTSTANDING!!

KA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends Celebrating Life with one of our 5 Year Breast Cancer Survivor !

MP
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We reserved a table through OpenTable and the hostess immediately recognized our reservation. Our waitress came to us promptly, offered some spot-on suggestions, and was great. Food was FANTASTIC and came out fairly quickly. We didn't have any brewskies but I'd love to come back for drinks on a busy night as this seems like a pretty fun place.

R
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch menu and drink specials. Service was fast and restaurant had nice vibe and very clean

GM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Worst service I’ve had since moving to Midtown. A-Z. Food was ok, drink was below par. The restaurant was not busy in any way but it still took almost an hour to get our food.

OT
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great friendly place to go watch a game. Burgers were very good

CA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good energy. Great location as well.

RJ
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Walked in and immediately liked the atmosphere. Beautiful bar, cute wooden tables, cool lights. Sat at our table for a few minutes before a server came. She greeted us like she hated her job. We got drinks - cheap and good. We ordered food and for the price - I thought it was decent. I got the shrimp and grits and my boyfriend got the Reuben. He said he was a little disappointed with his meal. I think the place is good for bar food but I was expecting something a little nicer.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on time and were told they had no tables available despite our reservation.

D
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for lunch and it was great! Service was especially good.

SC
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time having the "Buffalo Chicken" soup and it was fantastic!

SC
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ENTIRE dinner was EXCEPTIONAL! The waiter, chef and manager were great. The food was SPECTACULAR!!

CA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and good energetic atmosphere. Good mixture of business environment for business meals and also casual meals.

A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food wise I loved the place, but service was terrible. Granted it was mother’s day the place was not that packed. We were given two servers one was decent but the other was rude and disrespectful, she did not take in to account our time or our experience at the restaurant. Would definitely go back for the food but if I get the same server I will quickly ask for someone else.

N
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My family and I came expecting Mothers Day brunch. We arrived and it was over. We were given wrong info.

MC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

You might consider McCray’s for an everyday meal, but do not visit for a special occasion. We had a 12:30 reservation but were not seated until after 1. The reason we were given was that the earlier crowd arrived late “due to the rain” and that they didn’t feel comfortable kicking people out. I get not kicking people out, but if someone is more than 15 minutes late for their reservation, they should be out of luck. Once we were seated, we went to the buffet. There were no plates. We waited nearly 10 minutes for plates. Mind you, the buffet was the ONLY option this day. Plate supply should not be an issue. Food was so-so and definitely not worth the $30/person being charged. Quality was just not there (e.g., ham so dry it could have been kindling). Drink delivery was slow, but that was NOT on the servers. They were working their rear ends off, but management had not staffed accordingly. Women’s bathroom was out of toilet paper. And my sister said they had to practically beg for the check (I had left by then). Again, maybe fine any other day, but they were woefully underprepared and understaffed for the busiest brunch day of the year.