The Black Sheep | Outdoor Dining in Blue Ridge

Boasting the largest patio bar & restaurant in Blue Ridge, The Black Sheep restaurant in the heart of downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, serves local food and wine under their goal of being “comfortably unfamiliar.” Guests can sip on craft cocktails, brunch before a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, enjoy the fresh air while noshing on the raw bar with outdoor seating, or find the perfect pairing of wine and pasta for a fresh, new dining experience. 

The Black Sheep is a modern take on farm-to-table meals, featuring a “New Americana” menu, locally sourced ingredients that meet the season, and quality service. Its wine list is recognized by Wine Spectator, ensuring the best pairings for your starters and mains. 

How did The Black Sheep Begin?
History of the Building 
Built around 1914 as the historic Butt House, The Black Sheep on West Main St was built by Colonel William Butt (former alderman, Mayor of Blue Ridge, and member of the Georgia legislature) and played host to many parties – including those honoring author Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone With the Wind). It was one of the first Fannin County homes to get indoor plumbing, and it has been refurbished over the years – aside from the mostly original windows and marble steps! When you eat at The Black Sheep, it’s more than a meal. It’s an experience of the history and charm that beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia offers. Sip and eat at the old house under a 200-year-old oak tree for a unique Blue Ridge experience. 

You can also visit their sister restaurant, The Dogwood Hangout, for live music, food, and drinks! 

What’s on the menu at The Black Sheep in Blue Ridge? 

  • Oysters on the half shell
  • Fried calamari with sweet chili sauce + cherry peppers 
  • Sesame-crusted tuna nachos 
  • Maple bourbon-glazed pork belly 
  • Jumbo lump crab cakes with remoulade + pepper relish 
  • Lamb chops with roasted shallot aioli + balsamic glaze

Soups + Salads 

  • Soup (varied offerings)
  • Wedge, Caesar, and roasted beet salad 

Main Dishes 

  • Orange ginger BBQ sauce Atlantic salmon
  • Center cut filet 
  • Pan-seared half chicken + parmesan marsala risotto 
  • Duroc pork chop with bourbon balsamic glaze 
  • Jumbo lump crab cakes with remoulade + pepper relish 
  • Beef + Pork Meatloaf
  • Ribeye with garlic herb butter
  • Lamb pappardelle
  • Shrimp Americaine
  • Diver sea scallops
  • Veal Osso Bucco 

Brunch Offerings 

  • Crab cake benedict
  • Carne asada street tacos 
  • Chicken + red velvet waffle
  • Salmon + candied bacon BLT
  • Low country shrimp + grits 
  • Smoked salmon cauliflower flatbread
  • Chorizo brunch burrito 
  • Black sheep burger 

The Black Sheep Partners
As local residents, the owners of The Black Sheep know Blue Ridge well. If you’re looking for more to do, sip, and taste around Blue Ridge, Georgia, visit one of their trusted local spots. You can enjoy a sip at Grumpy Old Men Brewing or Fanning Brewing Company, pick the perfect bag of tea to enjoy on your cabin’s deck at Tupelo Tea, get a bottle of the perfect oil for cooking in the cabin at Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company, or enjoy treats at The Sweet Shoppe of the South.  

The Black Sheep
480 W Main St
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Seating is limited, so be sure to make a reservation ahead of time! 

Monday | CLOSED 
Tuesday | 3 PM bar, 4 – 9 PM dinner 
Wednesday | 3 PM bar, 4-9 PM dinner 
Thursday | 3 PM bar, 4-9 PM dinner 
Friday | 3 PM bar, 4-9:30 PM dinner 
Saturday | 11 AM -3 PM brunch, 5-9:30 PM dinner
Sunday | 11 AM – 3 PM brunch, 5-8:30 PM dinner 

Georgia Cabins for YOU 
Whether you’re heading to North Georgia for a romantic weekend, a fun week with family, or to reconnect with friends, we have some gorgeous North Georgia cabins for you to call home while you’re here. They boast amenities to keep you comfortable, entertained, and relaxed – all while enjoying the incredible beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Sip coffee on the deck with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, listen to the river flow below, soak in the hot tub, play games, surf the net via the Wi-Fi, unwind in front of a big screen TV with a Blu-ray player, whip up meals in a fully equipped kitchen, and enjoy quality time with family and friends at a private North Georgia retreat. 

Featured North Georgia Cabins 

Cohutta Sunrise | 5 bed, 4.5 bath, sleeps 13
Golden Slumbers | 1 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 2 
Modern River Retreat | 3 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 6 
Mountain Relaxin’ | 3 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 8 
Sunset Mountain Lodge | 2 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 6 
Toccoa River Mist | 3 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 6