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Collegiate Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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220 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501-3708
+1 770-297-6554
11:00 - 19:00
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Gainesville, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious hamburgers, hotdogs and fries. Homemade deliciousness and old fashioned atmosphere! Quick service. Locally owned. Clean, friendly.

Thank Cynthia M
Gainesville, Georgia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful! I always enjoyed it because the food is delicious and for a great price. It has a diner feel to it, and I just love diners. The staff is always so sweet. I loved hanging and eating here when I was in college. From time to time, I always come back for one of their delicious... More 

Thank mamajackson1219
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

They cook the hamburgers right on the grill like they did years ago & have "homemade" slaw. Hot dogs are good too. Just off the square in Gainesville.

Thank Pkgdyjy
Gainesville, Georgia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Like stepping back in time. The burgers are made on the same griddle as when the Collegiate opened and the owners have carefully preserved the authenticity of the place.

Thank Krystal M
Southeast US
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Collegiate is a great place to get a burger, chili dog, milk shake, etc. Take a seat on the stools and watch as your food is prepped in front of you. The french fries are a must!

Thank zoobee14
Gainesville, Georgia
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My family loves this simple diner. They have a super limited menu and stick to what they do right. Burgers, HUGE orders of fries, chocolate milkshakes...its great and really cheap. It's a gotta-go place for me on the square.

Thank karenhN442TL
Gainesville, Georgia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Collegiate has been a tradition for many years. Just a great place for a dog or burger plus lots of other choices. THE place for lunch.

Thank Bob P
Gainesville, Georgia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times and have always had great food and service. Burgers are handmade to order and the French fries are made fresh. If you're by yourself you'll probably want the half order of fries because full portion is a bit too much for me. Love the old fashion decor and the wait staff is very efficient.

Thank deb0324
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I will need a double cheeseburger. I meant that the burger did need a little salt and pepper. It was a huge Burger it was hot and juicy. My only suggestion and or complaint would be try putting the snow on the top of the patties. The weight of the patties press down on the slaw and it made my... More 

Thank honestlycooking
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

they know how to load up a chili dog here. bun is toasted on the grill then gingerly loaded with a good quality all beef weiner clowns to the left of me jokers to the right, mustard and ketchup, delicately placed chili wearing a crown of fresh cold Vidalia onions. they'll put slaw, which is pretty good considering Gainesville must... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 770-297-6554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?