Taste Test: Uncle Jack’s Tavern


30 S Clayton St Suite 100,
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
IG: @unclejackstavern
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There’s a new beer garden in town just in time for perfect patio dining weather. Uncle Jack’s Tavern in Lawrenceville opened its doors in November. The restaurant features an impressive outdoor patio (beer garden); complete with a full bar setup, tables and booths, lights and covers along each wall to keep heat in during the winter.

After making a reservation (don’t skip this part), we arrived and were led to a booth on the patio. The line of booths borders the Clayton Street sidewalk so we saw plenty of bikers, dog walkers and families pass by enjoying their evening. The patio covers were rolled up, glasses were clinking in all directions and we even managed to witness a stunning sunset over Lawrenceville towards the end of our meal. 

Uncle Jack’s serves American comfort food with an upscale flare. We devoured Fried Grande Mozzarella Wedges as an appetizer and my boyfriend ordered a Slow Pour beer. The mozzarella wedges were huge, and certainly lived up to their name. Plus, we were happy to see our favorite Gwinnett County breweries had a spot on the drink menu.

For entrees, my boyfriend ordered The Smoker. The patty was cooked to perfection and topped with BBQ pork, coleslaw and gooey cheeses: cheese fondue and gouda. Not to mention, the fries were some of the best I’ve had (and trust me, I’ve had a lot of fries). I chose the Sweet & Spicy Country Chicken Sandwich and it was everything I could have hoped for. It was the perfect balance of sweet and spice, and dripped with ‘secret sauce’ and coleslaw (you may get messy eating this one). I opted for Mac & Cheese as my side and didn’t regret it. Served in a mini skillet and topped in a layer of breadcrumbs, the cheesy goodness went wonderfully with my sandwich.

We’re already looking forward to our next trip which we decided will include the impressively displayed Applewood Smoked Bacon slices we drooled at throughout the night and a cocktail or two. Oh, and of course, we’ll be dining as fresco once again..

Open: Wed-Sat 4-10pm, Sun 4-9pm