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Joy's Home Cooking

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153 W May St, Winder, GA 30680-2068
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Jefferson, Georgia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My family & I went to Joys' (my 1st time) on a sunday. Not impressed, needs to be re-modeled. The buffet bar needs to be larger, so you have people hanging all over you, while you're trying to get your food. Also, I asked for a cup of coffee and the lady owner said. We have no coffee, no time... More 

Thank Judy A
Auburn, Georgia
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

They gotta be bribing the health inspector with instant taters! If you walk in and head about 2 o'clock past the cashier who couldn't care less if you are there or not, you'll find the restroom door. Open it, step in, and I can assure you - you'll be headed back out the front door twice as fast as you... More 

Thank JamesPMason
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Self service buffet was only so so quality and taste. Did not much care for the fried chicken, but salad bar was good. Desserts were not fresh, probably frozen.

Thank Rick T
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

If you want good country food you're not going to find it here. Everything we tried was terrible. All the food was canned, I believe or tasted like it. It certainly wasn't fresh vegetables. Just go to Cracker Barrel. It's not the best but Joys food is inedible. We will never go back.

Thank sneakieme
Auburn, Georgia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We eat here all the time. For the price you cannot beat it! The quality of the food has really gotten alot better since the new manager came in. We love it!!

1 Thank lovestoeat144
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This place was so good years ago. I typically don't complain but Joy's is so unclean and unsanitary. The musty smell hits you in the face as soon as you walk in. Eat at your own risk!!

Thank alvcrv
Winder, Georgia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

I said I was not going back because the quality of the food had dropped to hot food was cold and cold food was warm.I did go back one more time. Anybody can have a bad day. The good taste is just not there anymore.

Thank Jane B
Winder, Georgia
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Just a mediocre buffet in an older building and the food is best suited for those with low standards.

Thank resmith85
Atlanta Ga
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We eat at Joy's about once a month when I am craving country cooking. The owners are really nice people and make you feel at home. The building is rather old and could use some fixing up, but the food is generally really good. They have a good selection of meats, veggies, desserts, etc... Their fried chicken is my favorite... More 

Thank GeorgiaGirl59
Winder, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Went to eat on a Sunday afternoon so I was hoping for the best. Food was below average at best. The sign said home cooking but most items had a canned food taste. Golden corral down the street a lot better. Also there was a foul odor in the air. Will not go back.

1 Thank Bigdog770

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 W May St, Winder, GA 30680-2068
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Winder

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