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THE DISH: Pizza Pub

Photo by Kristen Ralph

Photo by Kristen Ralph

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Pizza Pub

Pizza Pub

Pizza Pub

554 W. Main St., Building E, Buford

770-831-0272

www.thepizzapub.biz

  • Open Since: 2006

  • Location: In the same complex as the Tannery Row Artist Colony off of West Main Street.

  • Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Mondays, 11 a.m. to midnight Wednesdays through Saturdays.

  • Owners: Scott Henderson has been an owner and operator for three years along with a Buford husband and wife who took over the place when it was a small bar called Dogwood in another location.

  • Atmosphere: Most of the restaurant is in one room, dimly lit with about a dozen small red shades dangling from the center of the ceiling. A full bar rests on the front side with a dozen comfy black highback bar stools. The same chairs dot four high tables, while another few tables stand by the back wall. The tables have a unique touch of paper towel rolls in the center.

With beer posters and neon signs plastered all over the walls, this "pub" stands out. Strings hang across the ceiling pipes dangling beer and football signs. Five TVs play in the background, including a huge projector screen on the left wall that often plays sports. Local blues and rock 'n' roll bands play on Thursdays and Fridays. Outside, there's seven more tables in a warehouse-like area where smoking is allowed.

Despite the way alcohol memorabilia adorns the place, the restaurant fashions itself as a family-oriented restaurant welcoming kids. There's a big focus on a community. Blue collar and executive types come together during lunch hour and late at night. The weekday waitress Krysti Williams is on a first-name basis with almost 30 regulars, mostly Buford natives, who come in every day. Williams introduces newcomers to the regulars.

  • Menu: The menu provides customers typical American food with a focus on pizza and wings. The pizza is made with a special sauce from the previous owners that gives it a unique flavor, and comes in specialty forms like BBQ Chicken and Chicken Alfredo. It comes in personal, 14" and 16" sizes. The wings are jumbo sized with a variety of different sauces and size orders available from 10 to 50.

Pizza Pub also offer salads like the popular Greek Chicken and recently started soup/salad combos. Lunch specials, seafood and burgers and sandwiches are also available, but people mainly come in for the pizza and wings.

The bar serves American beer, liquor and five types of wine.

  • Things you might not know: They have special nights, including Biker Thursdays, a Corn Hole tournament on Sundays and Texas Hold Em Tuesdays. A full list is available on the website. Customers can play Keno, often coming for a beer and a game. The restaraunt is in a building that used to be a leather factory that made shoes and saddles until it was renovated by the owners. Many of the local patrons have grandparents who once worked in the factory.