Posted on 5/4/2024


Blue Ridge and the surrounding areas are home to dozens of wonderful restaurants and eateries, including a few great lunch spots. If you’re craving burgers, sandwiches, soups, or salads these 12 North Georgia Lunch Spots have just what you need to power up for the rest of your afternoons adventures.

*Cover Photo Courtesy of the Rum Cake Lady

When it’s summertime, you’ll be feeling just fine with a lunch from Boat Dock Bar & Grill at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina. This lakeside grill is the perfect lunch stop for when you’re out adventuring on Lake Blue Ridge! With amazing views of the lake, delicious food & drinks, and a laid back atmosphere Boat Dock Bar & Grill is the place to be this summer! Plus you can even bring your favorite furry friend along to enjoy the view. Offering a range of classic bar favorites like Smoked Wings, Shrimp Tacos, and Grouper Baskets, you’ll find something to please every member of your party. And elevate the fun with a specialty cocktail like their 'Blue Ridge Boat Wreck' or 'Michael’s Mango Tango'. Enjoy lunch with a view at Boat Dock Bar & Grill
Where can you find delicious sandwiches, sides, and the most amazing milkshakes you’ve ever seen!? At Bob’s Eatery, one of Blue Ridge’s newest lunch spots! Bob’s offers a wide selection of sandwiches with fun names like Daisy Mae, Sassy Sister, and Flash Capone. And you’ve gotta get your sammies as a combo to pair it with one of their mouthwatering sides: pasta salad, potato salad, chips, or fruit. And after lunch it’s time for dessert, and you’re in luck because Bob’s has a wide variety of milkshakes to choose from! For campfire delights try the Graham Me S’more shake or for the peanut butter lovers out there try the Peanut Butter Dream shake. Bob’s is your one stop shop for Specialty Shakes and Sandwiches in Downtown Blue Ridge! 

*For EBR Guests ONLY: Message us for a 10% off discount code for your next meal at Bob’s!

While Bumblebee's Cafe may be home to some of the best pancakes in the area, they also offer scrumptious lunch and ‘brunch’ options as well! On Bumblebee’s lunch menu you’ll find delectable southern favorites and classic sammies that will leave you hungry for more. From their Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches to their Country Fried Steak or a classic Grilled Cheese you can’t go wrong with whatever you choose! And with a wide variety of soups, salads, and sides you’ll be filled up for the rest of your days adventures in no time! Whether it's breakfast or lunch, you can always count on a satisfying meal from Bumblebee’s Cafe!

Two is better than one! And lucky for you Cantaberry Restaurant is located in both Blue Ridge & Ellijay. At Cantaberry’s you’ll find simple, homemade delicious entrees with your choice of side. They offer homemade soups, gourmet sandwiches, salads, burgers, and a yummy selection of sides for you to choose from. The Ellijay location even offers dinner on select days where they serve up more southern favorites like fried chicken, meatloaf, and fried shrimp. So stop by sometime for lunch in Blue Ridge or Ellijay! 

Where else can you pay homage to your favorite classic rock band and feast on fresh baked bread? Why the Grateful Bread of course! From the creators of Mystic Mountain Pizza, this great lunch spot in Downtown Blue Ridge offers delicious soups & sandwiches that are sure to warm you up. Be sure to check them out next time you're in town!

Say hello to another new lunch spot in Blue Ridge, Jamy’s Sandwich Shop! At Jamy’s you’ll find every kind of sandwich imaginable from melts and panni’s to subs and classic sandwiches; there’s something for everyone! And Jamy’s isn’t just about sandwiches they also offer soups & salads. Stop by today and discover the sandwich shop of your dreams! 

Tavern at Old Toccoa Farm

The Tavern at Old Tocccoa Farm offers luxurious lunch and dinner options along with delightful and refreshing cocktails from the bar. Try the Mountain Trout entree for a taste of Blue Ridge or have one of their classic Tavern Burgers. Not only will you enjoy delicious food and drink here but the views from the outdoor patio and bar area will blow you away! You’ll have intimate views of the 9th hole along with the Toccoa River Valley and the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. Enjoy lunch with a view at The Tavern!

The Rum Cake Lady Cuban Cafe, has become a crowd favorite for visitors and locals alike and it's not hard to see why! This family-owned fast-casual café specializes in creating authentic Cuban comfort food alongside their renowned Rum Cakes, available in a variety of irresistible flavors. For lunch you can try one of their classic Cuban Sandwiches or a Cuban Rice Bowl with chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian options. Pair your lunch with a fruity Cuban soda and delicious side, and grab an espresso and rum cake before you go! With locations in both Blue Ridge and McCaysville you have not one but TWO amazing opportunities to check out this wonderful local spot! 

Blue Ridge is home to many incredible bbq spots but we’d like to shine the light on one of Blue Ridge’s newest bbq restaurants, Smokin’ E’s BBQSmokin’ E’s serves up award-winning bbq that's homemade and smoked to perfection! Enjoy your bbq just how you like it, whether it’s Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, or Smoked Sausage; Smokin’ E’s has got you covered! If you’re visiting with the family or just want a taste of everything we recommend trying Bray’s BBQ Sampler or one of their Family Combos, which gets you more bang for your buck and a whole lot of amazing sides. And on top of bbq Smokin’ E’s also offers Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Wings, Loaded Tots, BBQ Tacos, and their amazing & massive baked potato The Murph- layered with baked beans, a strip of brisket, mac & cheese, pulled pork, and topped a baby back rib! WOW! Gather your friends and family and head on over to Smokin’ E’s to indulge in some good old fashioned bbq! 

They don’t call Sue’s the best burger place in town for nothing! Once you sink your teeth into one of these phenomenal burgers, you won't settle for anything less. With over 45 years in the business, Sue's loyal customers keep coming back for these juicy & delicious burgers. These ginormous burgers, are accompanied by delectable sides like french fries, tater tots, and onion rings – just to name a few. But it's not just about burgers at Sue's; they also offer a variety of options including BLTs, hot dogs, chicken strips, sandwiches, and much more! Before embarking on your next adventure in Blue Ridge, fuel up with a burger from Sue's – you'll be glad you did!

Enjoy lunch on the state line at The Cafe 32 Toccoa in McCaysville, GA! The cafe is open Wednesday thru Monday from 8am-3pm serving up all day breakfast and lunch. For lunch browse their delicious selection of sandwiches and salads; like the Wicked Rueben, the Rachel,  the Turkey Club Sandwich, BLTs, and more! And all sandwiches are served with a side of chips and slaw. Next time you’re exploring the twin cities of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN drop by Cafe 32 Toccoa for a quick bite to eat and then get back to your adventures on the state line! 

Are you ready for southern cooking that compares to the way Mama used to make it!? Then stop in at The Sawmill Place in Blairsville for all the southern eats you could ask for. We’re talking biscuits, collard greens, fried okra, meatloaf, catfish, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and so much more; you’ll be sure to find all the fixin’s here and then some! Plus Sawmill’s sources all of their food products from local markets and farms, so you know it’s good & fresh. After lunch drop by the market next door to find more local goods & hand-crafted items. The Sawmill Place truly is a place where locals and tourists alike can come together and enjoy some good old fashioned southern cooking. 

This Blue Ridge local cafe and eatery offers breakfast and brunch options, as well as a variety of salads & sandwiches for lunch. Munch on warm, melty handhelds like the Monte Cristo, the French Dip, and the Mushroom Melt and pair your sammie with a House or Caesar Salad. Then choose from a selection of sides including chips, soup, coleslaw, or a fruit cup. And before you head out grab a cup of joe for just the pick me up you need to continue exploring Blue Ridge! 

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