Downtown Gainesville, Local Business, Restaurants

Restaurant Profile: Scott’s Downtown

Scott’s Downtown is the culmination of a life-long love affair with food, wine and hospitality. Scott Dixon started in the restaurant business at age 13 as a busboy at a local Atlanta BBQ restaurant. Little did he know that that was the first step in a long and prosperous career in the restaurant business.

Scott has worked in every position in a restaurant from bussing tables to washing dishes, from the kitchen to the dining room to behind the bar. He has also held management positions in the kitchen and the dining room all the way to executive chef and general manager. This depth and breadth of knowledge has helped him to create Scott’s Downtown.

After many years as an Insurance Agent, Scott’s wife Kay Dixon joined the tream in 2010 to head up the Catering and Special Events side of the business. Kay now handles all of the Catering and manages The Loft special event facility.

It seems today that so many restaurants are having an identity crisis. They don’t know what kind of restaurant they are or want to be. Scott’s knows exactly who they are: an upscale-casual, fine dining restaurant with a full bar and a fantastic selection of wines from around the world, many of which are available by the glass. They owners live in this community and strive to do business and to purchase locally as well.

Their mission is to provide an extensive array of the freshest, highest quality, meat, fish and seafood products, prepared in traditional as well as innovative ways. They complement these offerings with a large selection of quality beer, wine & liquor, all served by professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Their name is synonymous with great food and a great atmosphere without the attitude. Scott’s enjoys an excellent reputation in the Gainesville community and surrounding towns. Scott’s Downtown was voted 2016 “Diner’s Choice Award” by OpenTable and the 2016 “Certificate of Excellence” from Tripadvisor.

Enjoy dining at Scott’s Tuesdays through Fridays for lunch from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Stop in for dinner Tuesdays through Thursdays 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Fridays until 10:00pm and Saturday until 11:00pm. Scott’s is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The Lounge at Scott’s opens daily at 4:30 PM with Happy hourfrom 5-7pm Tuesday through Friday. Call about corporate and social events at “The Loft at Scott’s.”

Scott’s Downtown
131 Bradford Street NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
tel. 770-536-111,


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