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Tummy growling? Head to Big Bear Cafe…

Today’s no repeat lunch fare was found on Main Street in Gainesville at the Big Bear Cafe. A staple for breakfast in the area – said to be in the top 5 choices for a morning feast – we stopped in for lunch and were not disappointed.

The cafe is located just one block from the Amtrak station and offers a wide variety of home cooked favorites. Daily specials include chicken and dressing, fried green tomatoes and squash casserole. They also grill burgers, fry up chicken tenders and even prepare a few salads for those looking to trim their waistline.

Owner, Chad Vaughan says he opened Big Bear Cafe because he thought the area lacked a good place to have breakfast – judging by the crowd at lunch, if breakfast is there most popular meal – you better go early to grab a seat – try one of the vintage bar stools at the lunch counter where you can sneak a peek into the kitchen.

Being the fearless lunch mates we are – we opted for a bevy of treats from the daily specials menu including the “bean of the day” – white soup beans – aka – navy beans.

Check out the photos below to see for yourself why Big Bear Cafe is worth the trip.

Click HERE to see their menu.

Big Bear Cafe

893 Main Street, SW
Gainesville, GA 30501770-538-0272

Open Monday-Friday 6am-3pm
Weekly motorcycle ride in Saturdays 7-11am

Chad Vaughan and one of Big Bear's sweethearts

Hibernate for the winter after the chicken/dressing

Cop a squat at the lunch counter and visit w/locals

Grab breakfast and hop the train to Atlanta

Grizzly of an appetite? Chad's got you covered

Veggie plate...mac and cheese, bean of the day, squash and tomatoes

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