Marietta >Food & Dining > Hemingway's Bar and Grill
29 W Park Sq NE, Marietta, GA | Directions 3006033.952684 -84.550462
Tues-Thurs, 11:30am - Midnight; Fri, Sat, 11:30am - 2am; Sun, 12pm - 9pm; Mon, closed
Will Never Go Back – After the concert on the square last night (05-27-2011) myself and several friends decided to move over to Hemingways. 15 minutes after entering the bar we were thrown out by the owner. Why were we thrown out? #1 The waitress asked that I give her a credit card to hold a tab for the entire group. There were about 12 in my group. I refused. I was one of two designated drivers and was only drinking diet coke. I can pay for my drinks without a credit card. #2 One of our group had a very small cooler (zip up lunch sized. Which was empty) that he hadn't taken back to his car prior to entering the bar. #3 one of our group was finishing a beer that she had not purchased in the bar. #4 When we walked into the bar the majority of the group immediately went to dance. 3 of us sat down at a table. Because the entire group didn't place an order right away. The owner saw that as a problem. All of these things are very normal considering we had just walked away from the concert on the square. The owner demanded that we leave immediately. When we ask for an explanation. he refused to speak to us other than to say "I have the police on the phone. Leave now". Let me clarify the dynamics of the group. There were about 12 of us. Most of us are in our late 40's to early 50's. We are not a young and rowdy group. The plan was to continue socializing after the concert. We would have spent a great deal of money in the bar last night. There's a concert on the Square in Mareitta every month. If we had been treated decently by the owner of Hemingways. We probably would have returned each month after the concert. Because of the treatment we recieved last night, and the absurd reason for throwing us out. I will never go back to hemingways again. The best thing that could happen to the patrons of the Marietta Square, would be for this bar to go out of business.
Enjoyed – I've been here twice now. The first time I had a taco salad and a cup of clam chowder. The taco salad left a lot to be desired but the chowder was good. We did snag a patio table and I quite enjoyed the dining al fresco, even though I sort of felt like I was in a parking lot. I only ventured inside to use the restroom which I recall being a little scary.
On my second visit, we also procured a table outside. It was a warm and balmy day so I decided I wanted a fruity drink and ordered a banana colada. And, it was darn good (if you like that sort of thing like I do). I chose to order the black bean burger this time and I got the house salad as my side. I have to say, the black bean burger was pretty darn good, too. It was cooked well (crispy outside) and came with the basic lettuce, tomato and onion. I added ketchup and mustard and I thought it was very good. My side salad was good, too - nothing too special but nice, crispy iceberg lettuce with tomatoes, cucumbers, other salad stuff and blue cheese dressing. I really enjoyed my meal this time.
The service was good but our server was a little frazzled and chatty. Still, she was good overall.
Always a good time! Now, don't go to Hemingway's for a quiet romantic, evening, or if you want cloth napkins and fine china (they use plastic cups and silverware!). But do go if you want a fun time!
Some friends and I all needed a fun night out, we had a FABULOUS, energetic, attentive waitress, good eats and loved the band Jessie's Girl. Great pub food! I had the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, with fries, and shared some yummy potato skins with friend. My other friends had shrimp and the black bean soup. All were happy with their food and my sandwich was huge, I could not eat it all.
Nice staff/ scenery – Parking? huh? Where?.. I've been here a couple of times - the food is alright. I've only been for lunch. Looks like it may be really loud at night though. Nice staff, nice scenery.
Stellar service – I've only been in Hemingway's during off-peak hours, but the service was stellar both times, with friendly bar tenders and waitresses who stopped to chat for a minute but didn't hover either.
Superior service – Nearly 99% of all bar and grills are non-smoking. We smokers find people like you repulsive and annoying. So please go somewhere else. Hemingway's has been under the same ownership and management for 20yrs. and will be around long after you have passed, so get over it. Hemingway's has great food at a good value, superior service, and the best live entertainment in Marietta.
Hope this helps! – I've read a lot of bad reviews about this place and can honestly say I've never seen or heard the owner act this way. My wife and I go up there once every couple of weeks and the owner has been nothing but nice to us every time we see him. He doesn't know us by name, which I don't think I've ever told him my name, but is very courteous whenever we go. The food is good, it's bar food but it's good and priced well. I always get the cheeseburger and it's like $7.50. I hate to hear people had bad experiences there. Whenever we want to go out in Marietta, we always meet our friends there. I will say that the drinks are a little pricey. We've learned not to buy shots! We pretty much stick to the pitchers which are 11-12 bucks or so. I hope those that read the bad reviews will give it a shot. For every one bad indecent at a place, there's typically 10 good ones that nobody writes about. Anyway, I hope this helps!
Best bar and grill in Marietta possibly north Atlanta. Food was awesome, service excellent, and atmosphere great. Best value for your $$$$.
Most fun I've had in a long time and the Burgers are the best. My girlfriend's salad was awesome too. Service was good and the live entertainment a little loud at first but was best I've heard in Marietta. The owner really knows what he's doing. Got to be the best Bar & Grill in Marietta, Ga.
Rock the night away – I have been to Buckhead, I've been to Midtown, I've even been to Vinings. However, every time I go to one of those places there is always a couple of things I can't stand, the distance and the price. If you're living on north side of Atlanta, up I-75 you should really stop by Marietta Square and give Hemingway's a try. On a weekend night you can find a fun up beat environment with a great cover band. Drinks are not overly priced and you get value for your money. They don't water the drinks down. Get there early grab a table, a few drinks, and rock the night away with your friends.
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