The standard fast food restaurants are in Blue Ridge, but since you’re on a mountain vacation, treat yourself to some fine local grub.
Angelina’s Italian Gourmet Market & Delicatessen
3640 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-632-3354
Hours of Operation: Mon – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
If you love an Italian deli, then you need to visit Angelina’s for lunch, early dinner, or for take-out. Angelina’s offers some of the most delicious imported gourmet food and deli favorites including sandwiches and salads that will bring you back for more. All the sandwiches and salads are made fresh daily, so stop by for your mountain adventure picnic provisions. You can load up on the scrumptious Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses, which are available by the pound to satisfy the big group appetites. Click here to see the menu.
Black Sheep Restaurant Patio & Bar
480 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-946-3663
Hours of Operation: Mon – Sat lunch 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m. – late; Sun brunch 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Black Sheep was created to bring something out of the norm in food to Fannin County hence the name. Located in the historic Butt House (circa 1914) adjacent to the Fannin County courthouse their head chef offers new southern comfort food like pulled pork bbq, steaks, tasty sandwiches, big flavor chicken dishes, seafood and even Asian tuna nachos. They use local produce as much as available, have local farmers grow produce just for them and accommodate special requests like vegan, gluten free and vegetarian dishes. There is a full bar with liquor, craft beers, specialty cocktails and a wine list to suit all price ranges. Walk-ins are welcome and they take reservations by phone. Click menu or events to learn more about what happening at the Black Sheep.
Blue Jeans Pizza & Pasta Factory
11 Mountain Street, Ste C, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-632-6503
Blue Jean’s Pizza & Pasta Factory, offers some awesome traditional New York style pizza that is hard to beat. The pizza is thin as expected and there are several Italian dishes and salads worth trying.
Blue Ridge Mountain Bar-B-Q
3870 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-632-6996
The Blue Ridge Mountain Bar-B-Q offers great southern style hickory-smoked pork, yard bird (chicken for non-southerners), beef and of course, mouth watering ribs! All these delectable meats are smoked slowly to perfection and come with all the fixins like sweet and hot BBQ sauces, Brunswick stew, baked beans, fresh coleslaw, French fry potatoes with the skins on (hey the skins are good for you), fried okra, tasty onion rings, pork rinds with several spice options (Cajun is the best), salads, and a kicking smoked chicken salad that is a must for picnics (they offer free samples that will get you immediately hooked). The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining or you can simply go through the drive-in for fast take-out service. Blue Ridge Mountain BBQ is a great old fashioned southern BBQ experience, so come early and come often. Click the following link to learn more about the menu.
Blue Ridge Brewery
187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-632-6611
Hours of Operation: Lunch Tue - Sat 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Dinner Thu - Sat 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Great Lunches, Fine Dining with Great Beer.
Bumble Bee Cafe
5850 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-946-2337
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Serving Breakfast All day! Great lunches.
76 Forge Mill Crossing, Blue Ridge, GA 30560 (706)-374-7474
Great dinner place that serves Italian country cuisine, wood fired oven, reservations welcome. You will not be disappointed if you love Italian food. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.
La Pizzeria at Cucina Rustica
76 Forge Mill Crossing, Blue Ridge, GA 30560 (706)-374-3700
La Pizzeria is adjacent to sister restaurant Cucina Rustica and is a great NEW place for a lighter fare lunch or dinner. Enjoy a plate of appetizers, salad, or their prize winning home-made pizza. Draft beer on tap or wine available.
Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille
588 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706)-946-5100
Christy Lee’s is located in downtown Blue Ridge and features seafood, a raw bar, steaks, pasta and pizza. Christy’s offers casual dining in a relaxing atmosphere and also hosts live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
83 Dunbarton Farm Rd, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-946-7550
The Cohutta Grill is open seven days a week and is located by the Cohutta Country Store of 515 across from June Walker Chevrolet.
Chef Douglas - CabinCuisine
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-633-6734
Let Chef Douglas come to your cabin to prepare and serve an exquisite gourmet meal . . . he even cleans-up! Click here to view his in-cabin menu.
Danielle’s Great Eats Deli
611 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-632-3094
Hours of Operation: 7 Days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Danielle’s offers southern cooking with a French flair. Danielle was born in Paris, France but moved to the states over 20 years ago. She loves to cook and is becoming well known for her apple pies, peach pies, chocolate cake, and cheese cake. The deli opens early for breakfast, offers several daily lunch specials, and deli platters to enjoy at home if you’re in a rush. There is plenty of room for 94 folks including a large patio and pets are always welcome. So when you stroll through the charming town of Blue Ridge, make sure to stop by for some great food and bring the dog along for a treat and water to cool off. Plus, they have a wireless internet network. Click here to view their menu.
A big local favorite for fresh rainbow trout, hardwood smoked trout, good old fashion natural beef (no hormones or steroids), chicken, pork and seafood. They take pride in the gourmet meats they provide and will go the extra mile to hand cut steaks any way you like. So make sure to stop by and get some tasty picnic provisions or some thick cut steaks for an incredible cook-out during your stay in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Harvest on Main
576 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-946-6164
Hours of Operation: Mon 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Wed - Sat 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Harvest on Main is located in downtown Blue Ridge and does a wonderful job showcasing local, sustainable foods and artesian products into creative American dishes with a Southern twist. The restaurant provides a lodge retreat setting with open kitchen, stone fireplace and plenty of southern hospitality. Call for reservations and menu specials.
260 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706)-632-3242
Stop by for your gourmet coffee, smoothies, bagels, and pastries in the morning or enjoy a light lunch. The L&L Beanery is located in vintage bank building from the late 1920’s and has plenty of room to relax inside and outside. The fireplace is a great place to meet friends as you pick out your favorite whole coffee beans from the original Fannin County Bank vault. Now serving dinners along with beer and wine starting at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Please call ahead for dinner reservations and find out what live entertainment is scheduled for that evening.
Monte Alban Mexican Restaurant
5004 Appalachian Highway, Suite B1, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706)-632-3998
Great Mexican lunches and dinners with familiar favorites like sizzling fajitas and the service is friendly and fast. Open Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Carry-out is also available so call in your order.
83 Dunbarton Farm Rd Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-946-0222
Offering Specials for Lunch & Dinner - Great Home Cooking- Give them a try!
Royal Waffle King of Blue Ridge
4960 Appalachian Hwy, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706)-632-7200 (call-in orders or directions)
Eddie Ledford, the local owner and operator of Waffle King invites you to come and be a special guest. Open 24 hours, Waffle King serves breakfast, lunch or dinner any time. Enjoy the finest quality products always cooked to order and served with a friendly smile. Come try golden delicious Belgian waffles, steaks, juicy delicious burgers and many more wonderful menu items.
Serenity Garden Cafe
657 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-258-4949
Serenity is a peaceful café tucked away outside garden dining atmosphere in the town of Blue Ridge that serves some great breakfast dishes and solid lunch and dinner fare. So make sure to stop by after spending a few hours visiting the local shops and scenic railroad station.
224 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706)-632-9090
Souther Charm creates an atmosphere to enjoy deep south dishes with some great southern hospitality. Don’t be surprised if you meet the owners, Dwayne and Angie, since they often introduce themselves to their guests. Starters include the southern classics like fried green tomatoes and deviled eggs with caramelized bacon to name a few. Also, platters feature Mama’s country meatloaf, chicken pot pie, fried chicken, steaks, and chicken fried steak. Open Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Southern Highlands Seafood
2414 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-632-3615
Fresh Seafood Market – featuring a wide selection of seafood to cook in the comfort of your own cabin. A limited menu is available for takeout or dining on the screen porch. Open Thursday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
3855 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-632-2960
Looking for a just a good burger and fries? Then try Sue’s for BEST BURGER IN TOWN!
Tastings of Blue Ridge
Tasting Room and Wine Shop Room
500 East Main Street #206, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-946-1416
Come taste some daily boutique wines, artisan salamis, teas at the Blue Ridge Tasting Room. On Friday come enjoy some music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Also, you can make a reservation for a private wine tasting. Click here for more event information.
2691 E. 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706)-964-3444
The shiny silver 50’s style diner equipped with red neon signs is home of the quickie country breakfast. The biscuits are enormous, moist and tasty. You can add some awesome country ham or dice it up with a tomato, egg and cheese biscuit special. The diner is across the street from the Swan Drive-In Theater and offers walk-up orders, drive-thru, and some limited outdoor seating. Make sure to come early because the biscuits typically sell out by noon and they’re closed on Sundays so get your fix early in the week.
625 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 946-VINE
Hours of Operation: Tue & Wed 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Fri 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Sat 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
The Vine is a wine bar and bistro located in historic downtown Blue Ridge, They offer great wine flights and bottles to purchase from around the world. If you like beer better, then they have you covered as well with many craft and traditional brews available. Make sure you enjoy the outstanding food with your beverages and the staff is very helpful with making selections and provide the back story. Visit their website for tastings, lunch specials, music/entertainment and new menu items.
The Whistle Stop Grille & Pub
Track Side @ the end of the street down from Cycle South Bike Shop, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706)-946-2466
This is Blue Ridge’s newest restaurant providing a theme for every night.
Monday - buy one adult meal ad a child’s meal free
Tuesday - Karaoke
Wednesday - Wild Wing Wednesday
Thursday – Triva
Friday & Saturday - Local Entertainment
Menu Features: Fried Onion Rings, Green Tomatoes, mushrooms; fresh hamburgers, chicken tenders, 7 different types of wings.
Toccoa Riveside Restaurant
8055 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 632-7891
Hours of Operation: Wed to Mon lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m, dinner 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri and Sat
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant reopened on February 8, 2013 with an all new restaurant, so they can continue to provide their guests with a quality dining experience on the Toccoa River. Visit their website to learn more about their menu and specials.
There are some good eats in Blairsville, Georgia and Union County. You can dine on traditional good ol’ Southern cooking served family-style, to exquisitely-presented plates served on white tablecloths and candlelight. Blairsville and Union County has a large variety and quantity of places that can satisfy anyone’s palate. From locally-owned establishments that each have their own unique ambiance, to several national chain restaurants you’ll never go hungry! Give some of the following a try during your North Georgia mountain vacation.
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
6321 US Hwy 76, Young Harris, GA 30582 (706)-379-9900
Enjoy exquisite cuisine, topnotch conference services, championship golf, equestrian activities, Full Service Spa. On site wedding coordinator/catering, Anniversary& Birthday Parties, Class Reunions
The Sawmill Place
845 Pat Haralson Memorial Dr., Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-745-1250
The Sawmill Place is Blairsville’s landmark restaurant for truly homemade Southern cooking. Open for Breakfast & Lunch. The Sawmill Place, A Destination for Travellers; a Gathering Place for Locals.
Antonietta’s Grill & Bakery
91 Blue Ridge Street, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-745-5305
The Aviator Cafe
342 Blue Ridge Street, Suite H, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-781-1043
Griddle Cafe and Deli ,Inc.
190 Young Harris Street, Suite 9 Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-781-1330
42 Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-781-1643
122 Murphy Highway #104, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-745-5998
28 Town Square, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-745-8825
Mike’s Seafood Market & Grill
121A Murphy Highway Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-745-9519
Olde Buckboard Restaurant & Bakery
65 Murphy Hwy #10, Union Station, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-781-1662
233 Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-745-0748
Plantation House Restaurant
110 School Street, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-835-2554
Moschetto’s Continental Cafe’ - (T.A. Catering Inc.)
1155 Main Street, Young Harris, GA 30582 (706)-379-1421
Brother’s Restaurant & Country Store
5722 US Highway 64 West, Murphy, NC 28906 (828)-835-9100
Downtown Pizza Company
342 Blue Ridge Street, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-835-1211
373 Kousins Drive, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-781-3530
Muffy’s Mountain Burgers & Such
364 Blue Ridge St., Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)-835-2992
The Boiler Room Steakhouse (in Fun Factory)
1024 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734 (828)-349-8888