Blue Ridge Area Restaurants & Dining
Get a taste of the North Georgia mountains with these popular places to eat close to our Blue Ridge cabin rentals. Enjoy delicious southern-style food, fresh farm-to-table ingredients, locally-caught seafood, sinful sweets, and more. To help make finding the perfect place to eat easier, our team has created this list of recommended area restaurants, cafés, breweries, taverns, and markets.
Are you in for a long day of whitewater rafting, boating, hiking, or biking, or just want something to eat in your cabin rental? Dine in or pick up some of Angelina’s delicious gourmet sandwiches, Italian delicacies, or slices of Boar’s Head premium deli meats and cheeses.
Get on down to the Bier Garten for German-style specialties and 19 craft and imported draft beers. Their soft pretzels are imported from Germany. Choose from nine varieties of sausages including six types of wild game sausages. They offer live music from local artists on select nights.
Order up locally sourced, New Americana-style entrees at this restaurant housed in the historic Butt house. Black Sheep Restaurant offers new southern comfort food in an upscale yet casual fine dining setting.
Blue Jeans Pizza & Pasta offers traditional hand-tossed New York-style pizza and fresh pasta made daily. Other made-to-order menu items include crisp salads, burgers, wraps, and hot and cold subs.
Blue Ridge Brewery is known for its fun-loving atmosphere. Sip a pint, or a flight of four beer samples, brewed in-house. Enjoy daily food specials and rotating craft beer selections. Live music is offered most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Southern-fried fun! The Blue Ridge Fry Shop is known for freshly fried chicken, catfish, and pork sandwiches. At this sister establishment to Harvest on Main, grilled options and salads are also available as well as desserts and a full breakfast menu.
Blue Ridge Mountain Bar-B-Q offers great southern-style hickory-smoked pork, yard bird (chicken for non-southerners), beef, and mouth-watering ribs. Their delectable meats are smoked slowly to perfection and come with your choice of fixin’s like Brunswick stew, baked beans, coleslaw, French fries, fried okra, onion rings, pork rinds, salads, and a kickin’ smoked chicken salad.
Serving a variety of meals that are simple, homemade, and good, Cantaberry offers locations in both Ellijay and downtown Blue Ridge. Bite into gourmet sandwiches, savor flavorful homemade soups, or crunch fresh salads. Don’t miss their bakery case with tempting daily desserts like brownies, cheesecakes, pies, and more.
A Blue Ridge favorite! Dine on high-quality, seasonal fare in a rustic setting. This restaurant features flavorful entrees, an impressive wine list, signature cocktails, and regionally crafted beer.
Dine on upscale Italian country cuisine in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. A sister restaurant to Harvest on Main, Cucina Rustica serves traditional Italian entrees, wood-fired pizzas, family-style pasta, and beer and wine.
Danielle’s features authentic French and American cuisine with homemade flair. Snack on innovative appetizers, sweet and savory crêpes, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and cocktails. Don’t miss their evening tapas bar.
This sports tavern is a fun hangout for locals and visitors. It’s a laid-back, welcoming place to have delicious, fresh, regionally sourced comfort food with a big twist. Everything is made from scratch. Enjoy entertainment like live music, darts, shuffleboard tables, and billiard tables – or catch the big game on TV.
Harvest on Main is located in a rustic lodge complete with a fireplace in the heart of historic downtown Blue Ridge. Enjoy global cuisine with a southern twist and daily specials made fresh with ingredients straight from the farm.
Joe’s BBQ is located 15 minutes from Blue Ridge in McCaysville, GA. They specialize in select pork, chicken, and ribs using a slow cook method with hickory wood added for flavor. A flavorful dry rub is used, and diners may choose from a variety of barbecue sauces and side dishes.
La Pizzeria at Cucina Rustica is a casual dining alternative to the more upscale atmosphere found Wednesday–Saturday at Cucina Rustica. Perfect for families, La Pizzeria serves authentic New York-style pizza, calzones, wings, subs, draft beer, wine, and more. They host shuffleboard leagues, bocce tournaments, and dart nights.
At Masseria, a sister restaurant to Harvest on Main, you’ll find handmade pizza and pasta alongside oven-roasted chicken, fish, and vegetables. They use locally sourced ingredients to complement their Mediterranean-style dishes.
A local hotspot! Satisfy your hunger with Mexican lunches and dinners with familiar favorites like tacos, burritos, and sizzling fajitas. The service is friendly and fast whether you dine in or carry out.
This shiny silver 50’s-style diner adorned with red neon signs is the home of the famous Quickie Country Breakfast. The biscuits are enormous, moist, and tasty. The diner is across the street from the Swan Drive-In Theatre and offers walk-up orders, a drive-thru, and some limited outdoor seating. Make sure to come early as their popular biscuits usually sell out by noon.
The Vine is a wine bar and bistro showcasing Georgia wines from exceptional local wineries and vineyards such as Wolf Mountain Vineyards, Montaluce, Habersham Winery, and The Cottage. They also feature several West Coast and international varieties.
The Toccoa Riverside Restaurant offers casual waterside dining along the scenic Toccoa River in the Aska Adventure Area just a few minutes from downtown Blue Ridge. Score a table by the river and dine on fresh North Georgia trout and other favorites.