Universal Joint

906 Oakview Rd.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-6260 http://ujointbar.com

37 reviews

The Basics

  • Primary: Restaurants
  • Others: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Bars & Pubs, Lounges, Neighborhood Bars, Singles Bars
  • Hours:
    Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 03:00 AM Sunday From 12:30 PM To 03:00 AM

Owner's Message

Built out of a former two-bay garage in a gentrifying south Decatur neighborhood, Universal Joint deals in snacks, salads, and light noshes. The burgers are popular, but we have a hard time getting one cooked as we order it. Get it well…

Reviews

  • By over 1 year ago on Gayot

    Built out of a former two-bay garage in a gentrifying south Decatur neighborhood, Universal Joint deals in snacks, salads, and light noshes. The burgers are popular, but we have a hard time getting one cooked as we order it. Get it well… Read more »

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  • By ScooterVixen about 3 years ago on Citysearch

    Me, My hubby, and our roommate live close by have been going there for 6 yrs or more! Sometimes, they hire the occasional catty waitress or waiter but, they can't be perfect all of the time. They have a great bar selection, cozy… Read more »

  • By Sidney L about 4 years ago on Insider Pages

    I had chicken that was green, that should say enough. This place is way too small and the staff is very rude. I heard them talking about patrons in a very negative way. Ownership that have been identified to me on several visits are not… Read more »

  • By Kimberly S over 4 years ago on Insider Pages

    This is a great spot for a nice night. The patio is great and we love that it is pet friendly. Service can be a little rough on busy nights but the food is pretty good! Read more »

  • By Ben P over 4 years ago on Insider Pages

    Good drinks and a great atmosphere. Friendly service and an interesting place to people watch. Food is good for pub food. Have a few TVs for sports but I wouldn't go there for that. Read more »

  • By Meredith P over 4 years ago on Insider Pages

    Good neighborhood bar. Love the patio and that it is pet friendly. Good bar service. It is a great place to cap off a night. It has a good patio for the warm weather. Read more »

  • By star75 over 4 years ago on Citysearch

    We have been a few times as we live around the corner -- I wish this place would clean up there act. I agree with the other comments regarding wait staff and food -- long wait for just OK food. \r \r However I think it's charming that… Read more »

  • By galacr about 5 years ago on Citysearch

    An hour and a half of your life to get good pub grub? Never again! \r \r My friend that lives in Oakhurst insisted we eat at the UJoint 3/1/2009 at 6pm, it is convenient as \r a neighborhood eatery. The problem with the U joint is that… Read more »

  • By Maya G over 5 years ago on Insider Pages

    Pet- and vegetarian-friendly place with trivia nights and good cheese fries: what more could you want? Service sometimes a little slow. Good beer selection. Read more »

  • By Decutta about 6 years ago on Citysearch

    This was my first visit to this spot cozy mellow and good service. Its been a while since I have visited this area but renovations and upgrades make it look good and gives you a safe feeling. Didn't get to try the food the kitchen closes… Read more »

  • By wingking17 over 6 years ago on Citysearch

    I love this place. Unlike the "chef's right" dude, I like places with character; and I find the staff engaging, not a bunch of monkey trained nimrods that give answers to the questions they are trained to answer (aka, corporate, cookie… Read more »

  • By foodie7575 over 6 years ago on Citysearch

    I love the Universal Joint. The patio is great and, in my opinion, one of the best in Decatur. I go to the UJ 2-3 times a week (and certainly haven?t seen anything that would ?violate? health codes. The food is consistently good. Again, it… Read more »

  • By nelliebelle1197 over 6 years ago on Citysearch

    I have lived in Oakhurst for over a decade, and like chef, I sepnt over a dozen years in the restaurant industry.\r \r I was really excited when the lovely old brick gas station went under renovation. But these people got it wrong from the… Read more »

  • By melmelcoolj over 6 years ago on Citysearch

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  • By pattylocksmith over 6 years ago on Citysearch

    Sounds like the local "chef" expects haute cuisine at a bar. Predictable. The U Joint has my favorite lunch in town: mushroom swiss chicken sandwich with onion straws (you have to sub the burger for chicken.) But make no mistake, this… Read more »

  • By chefaubrey almost 7 years ago on Citysearch

    This is why I don't understand the Citysearch system. Mostly bad reviews and still has a 4 1/2 star rating? Anyway, I live spitting distance from the U-Joint and I hardly ever go there and when I do, it's because I'm feeling lazy and… Read more »

  • By lpainter about 7 years ago on Citysearch

    You would think this neighborhood joint would treat their regulars/locals with respect and with curtsey, but this is not the case. I will say, great atmosphere and halfway decent pub grub. But the wait staff goes out of their way to be… Read more »

  • By ms_ameasha over 7 years ago on Menuism

    We eat at the U Joint at least once a week. A pitcher of beer, a couple of burgers, and you have a great... Read more »

  • By tomotom over 7 years ago on Citysearch

    Once a great neighborhood bar, now a place of lousy food and extremely bad service. You see a new face at the bar or a new server and you think, "Let's give them another chance," but you WILL be disappointed. Very disappointed. … Read more »

  • By bigbuy over 7 years ago on Citysearch

    Like other reviewers, I really wanted to like this place. The atmosphere is nice, but after 3 bad expereinces, I have written off this place for good. The help seems a little indifferent and the management is just plain god awful. Don't… Read more »

  • By kwood2 almost 8 years ago on Citysearch

    Great food as always. The trivia is fun too. Customer service has improved in the last couple of months as well. \r \r Read more »

  • By krisjack about 8 years ago on Citysearch

    If you can stand the catty waitstaff and management and don't mind waiting for them to finish playing the bar top video game before they serve you, you might like the place. The waitstaff fills the bar seats once they are off, making the… Read more »

  • By caio555 over 8 years ago on Citysearch

    Yummm-! Love U-joint! This bar is what all bars should be- Great food, cold beer, friendly, happy staff, easy-going. eclectic, diverse down to earth atmosphere, beautiful patio-, wonderful people, what more could you possibly want? Read more »

  • By Chris G. over 8 years ago on Judy's Book

    Universal Joint is housed in a renovated garage, hence the name, in Oakhurst. It has one of the best patios in Decatur and it's always packed on a weekend night. The food here is quite good, though it used to be better when they offered… Read more »

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