A Foodie’s Guide to North Georgia

Food | Blue Ridge

Scattered throughout Fannin County are great places to eat! Combined with a small-town setting and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, food in and around Blue Ridge, Georgia, just tastes better. A lot of restaurants take inspiration from Appalachian culture and source fresh, local produce from North Georgia farmers. You’ll find great options in Blue Ridge, Ellijay, McCaysville, Morganton, and beyond. 

Classic Blue Ridge restaurants (many right on Main St) include slow-cooked barbecue, fresh trout, and fried apple pies. Looking for variety? Try Polish, Italian, European, Mexican, and more Southern flavors! Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time, or cocktail hour, here’s where to eat for great food in Blue Ridge, GA.

Breakfast + Brunch 

Piping stacks of pancakes, hen fruit just the way you like, buttered waffles, omelets, country ham, sausage sandwiches…Blue Ridge has everything you want for breakfast!

Roll up your sleeves for a yummy lunch in Blue Ridge, GA — featuring hickory-smoked bbq, Mexican favs, fresh pizza, chicken salad, tacos, hot wings, Cuban food, comfort foods, handcrafted sandwiches, tossed salads, Polish pierogies, and freshly caught trout!

  • Blue Jeans Pizza & Pasta 
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Bar-B-Q
  • Burra Burra on the River
  • Carroll’s Barbeque
  • El Rio Mexican Restaurant
  • Flying Trout Restaurant
  • Margo’s Gourmet Polish Kitchen
  • Mercier Orchards
  • Rum Cake Lady: Cuban Cafe
  • Sublime Roots 
  • Twisted Tomato

After hiking in the Chattahoochee National Forest, exploring Blue Ridge Adventure Park, or riding horses, you’ll be hankering for a good meal, with great options for entrees, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. Dinner options in Blue Ridge, GA, include pasta, fried calamari, crab cake, pan seared chicken, meatloaf, filet mignon, hearty burgers, shrimp and grits…you name it…all with plenty of Southern charm for a great dining experience! Many offer outdoor seating as well, so you can enjoy an al fresco meal on a nice day.

  • Black Sheep Restaurant Bar & Patio
  • Boat Dock Bar & Grill at Lake Blue Ridge Marina
  • Cantaberry Restaurant
  • Chester Brunnemeyer’s Bar & Grill
  • Circle J Family Steakhouse
  • Cucina Rustica
  • Cucinella’s Pizzeria
  • Harvest on Main
  • High Ridge Peddler Steakhouse
  • Masseria Kitchen & Bar
  • Misty Mountain Hops
  • Monte Alban Mexican Restaurant
  • Whiskey & Water — Seafood & Bourbon Bar

Appalachian Treats
Got a sweet tooth? Pair your picnic in the park or after-dinner walk with a mouthwatering dessert, like homemade fudge, cupcakes, or ice cream at the many sweet shops in downtown Blue Ridge. Or grab tea and cake or a European coffee drink with a chocolatey truffle!

Adult Drinks
Ah, just what you need after a long day playing in Blue Ridge — a craft beer, a glass of wine, or a shot of moonshine! Along with pubs and bars, there are 3 craft breweries in town, wineries spread across North Georgia (Wine Country on the East Coast), and a handful of moonshine distilleries in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Homemade Meals at the Cabin
While dining out in downtown Blue Ridge is great, sometimes it’s just nice to enjoy homemade recipe or order takeout at your North Georgia cabin rental. With scenic views of mountains, trees, or a river, mealtimes are extra special. 

At Georgia Cabins for YOU, you can count on a fully equipped kitchen — with appliances, cooking tools, pots and pans, dishware, cutlery, glasses, mugs, and more — to help prepare yummy dishes you crave on vacation. Grab fresh ingredients from the local farmers market and whip up a 4-course feast if you like! 

Many of our properties even feature a grill and picnic or outdoor dining table so you can host a cool mountain cookout with friends and family. Toss steaks or veggie burgers on the grill, pass around chips and treats as starters, and enjoy a flavorsome meal in nature together. 

Along with cooking, you can save leftovers you make or reheat yesterday’s steak dinner in town for lunch. Some of our properties even have wet bars so you can mix up cocktails for a nightcap! 

Bonus Cabin Amenities

  • Mountain/Wooded/River View
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Lounge
  • Firepit
  • Yard Games
  • Pool Table
  • Arcade Games
  • Big Screen TVs
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Fireplaces
  • Spa Baths
  • King Suites

Hit up these tasty stops in Blue Ridge, GA, on your next cabin vacation in the North Georgia Mountains!