Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Deraney's Two City Tavern - Restaurant Impossible Update

On this week's Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Barnesville, Georgia to makeover Deraney's Two City Tavern. Deraney's Two City Tavern is a small-town restaurant and owner Christopher Deraney is in jeopardy in losing his home, his restaurant, and his reputation.  To turn the restaurant around Robert plans to improve Christopher's work ethic and also get him to make amends to his staff and the community.  

As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Deraney's Two City Tavern to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):

Positive Reviews:
  • "My daughter, granddaughter and I visited DeRaney's Two City Tavern in Barnesville on Saturday afternoon. I had salmon served with a caper sauce and crispy chickpeas. The combination was outstanding! We will definitely be back! Barnesville is a cute little town that is trying to recover from a down turn. There are a few antique stores And several restaurants from which to choose..... DeRaney's has an urban atmosphere, a great bar and their restaurant makeover will be featured on the food network in June. I'm looking forward to my next visit!"
  • "Worth the trip if you're out of town. Amazing food and service. Wonderful experience."
  • "The tuna Civechi and Shrimp Athena were great for appetizer and entree. However, the pita chips were burned and our side salad came after we were served the entree. Wait staff didn't seem to know who was to do what. The owner actually brought our food to the table which was a nice touch."
  • "The best salad ever! The fries were seasoned perfectly (didn't even need ketchup!) Everything was perfect! And I love the atmosphere. I went for lunch."

Negative Reviews:
  • "I wouldn't waste my time trying to dine at Deraney's Two City Tavern. All of the food we ordered was cold. The owner's solution was to tell us to go somewhere else. You need to learn customer loyalty is where you will a build a small town business."
  • "Very nice restaurant in looks. The waitress was helpful. The food, well let's say we won't be back. The pizza looked very tasty but it was served in an ashtray. They took no pride in their work or it would have never been sent out. I don't like giving reviews where you point out bad experiences."
*Reviews from Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Restaurant Impossible makeover happened in March 2021.
  • Here is the Deraney's Two City Tavern website (online ordering site) and they don't appear to have any social media pages. 
  • Deraney's Two City Tavern describes their restaurant on Google as, "Family owned fun Italian/Mediterranean/American fusion type restaurant. Blues Rock Radio during the day transitions itself to a Frank Sinatra/Italian singing type atmosphere at night—where all the while pastas, artisan sandwiches, and yes, even scrumptious stone-baked thin crust pizzas are the stars of the show. Very friendly and welcoming and diverse staff, and a warm and inviting atmosphere."
  • Owner Chris said this about the makeover on his Instagram, "To say that my life has been changed would be an understatement. My thanks is profound. My heart is a size it hasn’t been in ages. More to come."
  • Here are the reviews for Deraney's Two City Tavern from Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Google.


The reviews for Deraney's Two City Tavern are mixed since the Restaurant Impossible makeover.  There are positive and negative reviews about the food, but people seem to like the atmosphere and service.  Deraney's Two City Tavern doesn't seem to have any social media presence or a true website, so they may want to get these set up after being on a national television show.

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