Pat's Eatery

Story By Katie Morris
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Open Since: July

Owners: Scott Patrick or “Pat” Reynolds and Howard Reynolds of Braselton

Location: The restaurant is located in the Plaza 211 shopping center near the intersection of Old Winder Highway and Friendship Road.

Atmosphere: Pat’s Eatery is a family-owned restaurant that offers patrons a casual dining experience. The eatery features a spacious, open dining room with high ceilings, tile floors and a color palate of warm, rust and brown tones. It also features an open concept kitchen, allowing diners to watch as the chefs prepare their meal.

According to Scott Reynolds, having an open concept kitchen was a must for him and his father, Howard, because they strongly believe in quality, from customer service to cleanliness. They felt the open concept was a great way to help customers trust in the quality of their meal.

When patrons enter Pat’s Eatery, they are greeted by a hostess and seated at one of the tables, featuring cushioned chairs. A server takes over from there, guiding guests through the menu, taking their order and attending to their needs throughout the meal.

Menu: Pat’s Eatery offers both breakfast and lunch menus as well as a special Sunday brunch buffet. The breakfast and lunch menus were created by Scott and Howard, with several recipes contributed by General Manager Mian Rogers. According to the Reynoldses, the focus at Pat’s Eatery is on fresh, so everything on the menu is cooked to order with fresh ingredients, and many of the items are made in-house such as the selection of breads, which are baked early each morning by Scott from the Reynolds’ own carefully crafted recipes.

Breakfast is served 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with a classic Sunday Brunch from 9 to 2pm. The morning menu offers traditional, Southern breakfast fare such as fresh-cracked eggs cooked any style, biscuits baked in-house and homemade sausage gravy, buttermilk pancakes and French toast.

The lunch menu features soups, deli and grilled sandwiches and salads, like the popular Strawberry Orange Pecan salad with grilled chicken, mixed greens, glazed pecans, green onions, diced celery, blue cheese crumbles and raspberry vinaigrette. Customers can also create their own lunch with the Manager’s Specials menu that allows diners to choose a soup and half salad, half sandwich and soup or half sandwich and half salad combo.

The Sunday brunch buffet, offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., features pancakes, french toast, two types of scrambled eggs, made-to-order omelets and eggs benedict with housemade hollandaise sauce. There is also a selection of fresh-baked biscuits, muffins, brownies and cinnamon rolls.

Pat’s Eatery also offers a three-tiered wine menu offering red and white wines, ranging in price from $4.25 a glass to $10.50 a glass, as well as bottled beers, sangria and mimosa.

Something You Might Not Know: The Reynoldses are in the process of expanding their eatery’s hours to include a dinner service. Executive Chef Justin Knowles is working on creating a dinner menu of New American cuisine, including dishes like the Chicken Rolatini with a chicken roll-up filled with mozzarella, sundried tomatoes and spinach topped with a lemon butter sauce and served with mashed potatoes and garlic spinach.


Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Closed Daily
from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
to set up for dinner.