Wine & Dine at Appalachian Restaurants in Blue Ridge, GA

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When planning your romantic date night, special family evening, or group outing with friends in Blue Ridge, Georgia, it all starts with a great place to eat. There are plenty of restaurants in Blue Ridge to choose from — serving up flavor-packed BBQ, Mexican classics, Cuban twists, Cajun spices, Italian favs, gluten-free options, plus local craft beer, wine, and moonshine…for starters! 

Whether you’re craving heartwarming Southern dishes, something to pair with a glass of local wine, or flavors from around the world, Blue Ridge, GA, restaurants offer appetizing picks north of Atlanta. Many eateries feature scrumptious specialties, convenient takeout or pick-up, live music, and outdoor seating as well, perfect for your scenic getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you’re looking for the best eateries in town, check out our quick list. 

Top 7 Blue Ridge Restaurants

With so many tantalizing places to eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, narrowing down the best restaurants in downtown Blue Ridge wasn’t easy. Keep in mind these eateries are in no particular order, so please pick whichever dining experience suits you best. And if you spot another restaurant in town you’d prefer to try, don’t let us stop you! Food in Blue Ridge is a big reason visitors keep coming back to our cherished Fannin County. 

1. Harvest on Main

Your vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Harvest on Main. This Southern dipped restaurant features comfort food infused with Appalachian flavors with ingredients from local suppliers, like Springer Mountain Farms and Mercier Orchards. 

576 East Main Street

Blue Ridge, GA 30513


2. Cucina Rustica

Elegant, rustic, and cozy interiors create a welcoming atmosphere at Cucina Rustica. This Italian kitchen in the North Georgia Mountains of Morganton (just minutes from Blue Ridge and too delicious not to mention!) serves award-winning classics designed to make your mouth water. Service at this fine dining establishment is impeccable…and we wager you’ll be back again for more appetizers, entrees, and specialties before heading home. 

A closer look at Cucina Rustica

76 Forge Mill Road

Morganton, GA 30560


3. Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar & Grill

Serving up American cuisine with rustic vibes, a long list of wines to appease any palette, plus locally crafted brews, Chester’s is a top dining experience for your night out. Seasonal dishes play a big role, and regular items include shrimp and grits, blackened salmon, deep-fried ribs, and black bean burgers.

733 East Main Street 

Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 


4. Serenity Garden Cafe

Homemade breakfast and lunch are served at this unique Blue Ridge cafe with a chic garden vibe. Sip house wine or craft beer while enjoying the fresh mountain air or enjoy Southern biscuits and gravy, a cup of soup on a cool day, or chicken salad inside. This tasty cafe also serves whopping cake slices to live for! 

657 East Main Street

Blue Ridge, GA 30513


5. The Black Sheep

Hosting the largest outdoor bar and covered patio in Blue Ridge, The Black Sheep restaurant has made a great name for itself. Menu items include craft cocktails, beer, and noshery — including calamari, gazpacho, veal chops, and carne asada street tacos. Enjoy the soothing sounds of New Orleans jazz while sipping, chatting, and dining. Reservations are highly recommended!

480 West Main Street

Blue Ridge GA 30513


6. Rum Cake Lady Cuban Cafe

Not just a fantastic rum cake shop — naturally a pretty big seller — this Cuban cafe in Blue Ridge creates yummy Cuban food bowls, coffee drinks, tamales, ham croquetas, sweet plantains, tiramisu, and even scrumptious Cuban bread! Order something new to try and hang out on their covered terrace or pet-friendly picnic area with the whole family. 

205 West First Street

Blue Ridge, GA 30513


7. Southern Charm 

Combining delectable food with Southern hospitality, this restaurant in Blue Ridge invites YOU to sit down for a memorable meal with family and friends. Top on the list of must-tries here are their biscuits with apple butter, fried green tomato burger, Ronnie’s famous fried chicken, and all-you-can-eat catfish or popcorn shrimp.

224 West Main Street

Blue Ridge, GA 30513


MORE Great Restaurants in Blue Ridge

Along with craft breweries and local wine tasting stops, there are more Blue Ridge restaurants worth trying on your mountain retreat. Plus, you can pop over to Ellijay, McCaysville, Mineral Bluff, Cherry Log, and Blairsville for even more Appalachian eats! 

  • Toccoa Riverside Restaurant — fresh fish dishes right on the Toccoa River!
  • Blue Jeans Pizza — local pizzeria with gluten-free options
  • Carroll’s Barbeque — Southern BBQ to make your mouth water
  • Fightingtown Tavern — locally sourced food at a family-frienldy tavern
  • Boat Dock Bar & Grill — dog-friendly eatery at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina
  • Masseria Kitchen & Bar — Mediterranean dishes with an Appalachian twist
  • Mona Lisa’s Dessert House — homemade sweets with a wine bar
  • Cantaberry Restaurants — cravable deli menus in Blue Ridge and Ellijay!
  • MooBears Ice Cream & Hotdogs — hand-dipped ice cream plus Angus hot dogs

Georgia Cabins for YOU

Eating out at yummy Blue Ridge restaurants plus hiking trails to waterfalls, riding horses, fly fishing, playing escape games, sampling Appalachian moonshine, putt-putting in the trees, visiting Gibbs Gardens, shopping for souvenirs, and participating in many other area activities will leave you happily tired and ready to relax at a Blue Ridge, GA, cabin. 

Georgia Cabins for YOU features cabin rentals of all shapes and sizes to suit any budget in the North Georgia Mountains. Pet-friendly, mountain view, budget-friendly, family, riverside, and luxury cabins are just the start! Amenities to entertain include steamy hot tubs, decks with breathtaking scenery, home theaters, cozy fireplaces, outdoor lounges, game rooms, wet bars, full kitchens, high speed Wi-Fi, and bedrooms with en-suites and TVs.

Book your Blue Ridge cabin online or reach out at 1.800.580.5524 if you have any questions. We’re here to help!

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