Eat & Drink

3499 US Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA (Hiawassee & Young Harris areas)
The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen - GaMountainsGuide.com
The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen – GaMountainsGuide

The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen is an upscale American restaurant with a Southern twist located at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in the Hiawassee / Young Harris area. Enjoy fine dining with gorgeous lake and mountain views. Reserve early for this popular spot and be sure to request a seat by the window. The bar area has TV and occasional live music (check Facebook page). Enjoy a stroll along the lakefront with a specialty drink or glass of wine before / after your meal. Outdoor seating is available (weather permitting).

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The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen – GaMountainsGuide

HOURS

  • MON: 7:00am – 11:00am
  • TUE: 7:00am – 11:00am
  • WED: 7:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • THU: 7:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • FRI: 7:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • SAT: 7:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • SUN: 7:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 10:00pm

COST

  • Starters $5+
  • Burgers $9+ and Steaks $21+ (partnered with Brasstown Beef to provide locally sourced beef)
  • Entrees $18+
  • Wine list
  • Specialty cocktail list

FOOD

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The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen – GaMountainsGuide

Menus are posted at the front door and available online:

DISCOUNTS

  • WED Happy Hour 5pm-10pm
    • 1/2 off appetizers
    • 1/2 off house liquor
    • Select wines by the glass $4
    • Domestic beer pitchers $10
    • Import beer pitchers $12
  • WED – SUN Lunch Specials 11am-2pm
    • $6.99 specials (changes daily)

RESERVATIONS (suggested)

CONTACT & VISIT: The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

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The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen – GaMountainsGuide
  • FACEBOOK: @TheOaksLakesideKitchen 
    • 730+ Likes
    • Rated 4.8
    • 15+ Facebook reviews
  • INSTAGRAM: @TheOaksLakesideKitchen
    • 250+ Followers
  • OpenTable
    • Rated 4.1
    • 55+ OpenTable reviews
  • TripAdvisor
    • Rated 4.0
    • 20+ TripAdvisor reviews
  • TWITTER: @OaksLakeside
  • YELP
    • Rated 3.5
    • 20 YELP reviews

 

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164 Craig Street, East Ellijay, GA
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Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Walk up order window and menu of sandwiches, sides, & desserts

Col. Poole’s Bar-B-Q is a southern roadside barbecue joint that you can’t help but notice as you drive by. It’s bright yellow and red building is prominently located along GA-515 and shares space with their unique “Pig Hill of Fame” – a hill covered with hundreds of painted wooden pigs. In addition to the Pig Hill of Fame, there are many pig puns scattered throughout the property (pig-a-boo, pig-moby-il, taj-ma-hog, etc).

The tasty “bar-b-q” (with choice of 6 sauces) and sides are served on styrofoam plates with disposable utensils. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Brace yourself for very heavy republican politics – the owner is a very active member of the republican party and the walls and tables are literally covered with GOP memoribilia.

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Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Entrance to the “Taj-Ma-Hog”

HOURS

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • FRI: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • SUN: 11:00am – 7:00pm

COST

  • Bar-B-Q sandwiches start at $4.79 and come with great sauces
    • Chipotle
    • Carolina tangy
    • Kickin’ Korea
    • Smoky
    • Col. Poole’s Orignal Recipe BBQ
    • Col. Poole’s Sweet BBQ
  • Side items start at $2.49
  • No beer or other alcohol is available
  • Col. Poole’s Orignal and Sweet BBQ Sauces can be purchased to take home
    • 1 Quart Jar $6.49
    • 1 Pint Jar $3.49
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Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Walk up order window and menu of sandwiches, sides, & desserts

 

 REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

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Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Six different varieties of barbecue sauce

CONTACT & VISIT: Poole’s BBQ

  • MAIN: +1 (706) 635-4100
  • ADDRESS: 164 Craig Street, East Ellijay, GA
  • GPS COORDINATES: (34.679513, -84.475874)
  • WEBSITE: PoolesBarBQ.com
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Poole’s BBQ – Brightly painted building and pig on roof

 

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111 River Birch Lane, Ellijay, GA
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Ellijay River Vineyards – Wine Tasting Tent

Located near Ellijay on one of the most beautiful, park-like riverfront sites is Ellijay River Vineyards. There is currently no permanent building or tasting room, but there is a “wine tasting tent” set up on the property’s border with the Ellijay River.

Bring a picnic and enjoy some wine in this natural setting — complete with the relaxing sound of rushing water. Riverfront picnic tables, chairs, swings, and benches are available, as well as a couple of lawn games to enjoy with your family. Leashed dogs are welcome to visit.

Wine is available for sale by the bottle or glass. Bathrooms are available in the Red Barn (on site), but require a 5 minute walk / quick drive from the tasting area. There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, but be aware that there are no indoor public areas at this vineyard.

Note that as of April 2018, they have sold out of red wine, and more is not expected until August 2018. Although they do not grow grapes for sweet wines, they do have a Georgia-grown peach wine available from Sweet Acre Farms Winery.

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Ellijay River Vineyards – Seyval Blanc

HOURS

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: CLOSED
  • FRI: CLOSED
  • SAT: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

COST

  • Wine tastings priced at $6 (when available)
    • 4 x 1oz tastes
    • Red wine is currently sold out (expected to be available August 2018)
  • Two wines currently available at the vineyard
    • Seyval Blanc 2015 (from Ellijay River Vineyards) $7 glass / $18 bottle
    • Sweet Ass Peach Wine (from Sweet Acre Farms Winery) $7.50 glass / $21 bottle 
  • $5 to keep the souvenir wine glass
  • $10 cheese plates
  • Bring your own picnic or snacks to enjoy by the Ellijay River
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Ellijay River Vineyards – View of Riverfront from underneath the Wine Tasting Tent
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Ellijay River Vineyards – Tables, Chairs, Firepit and Swings on the Riverfront

 

CONTACT & VISIT: Ellijay River Vineyards

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Ellijay River Vineyards – Riverfront Swings

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @EllijayRiverVineyards Rated 5.0 (45+ Facebook reviews), 925+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM:
    • @ellijayrivervineyards 30+ Followers
    • @ellijayrivervineyard
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 5.0 (1 TripAdvisor review)
  • YELP: Rated 5.0 (1 YELP review)

ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNTS

Check Groupon for limited-time only special offers.

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Ellijay River Vineyards – Riverfront Views on Vineyard Property

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700 Ridge Point Dr, Dahlonega, GA
Frogtown Cellars - GaMountainsGuide.com
Frogtown Cellars – Vineyard and Mountain Views

An incredibly large selection of award winning wines makes Frogtown Cellars a GaMountainsGuide.com favorite! Frogtown has 44 acres of vineyards on their 57 acre North Georgia property, with 25 different varieties of wine grapes. Over 20,000 grape vines in these Dahlonega Plateau vineyards can produce up to 180 tons of premium wine grapes per year (over 10,000 cases of estate grown wine)! It’s easy to find a favorite with so many choices of award-winning red and white wines to delight the palette.

Indoor and outdoor seating for you to relax and enjoy your wines, while taking in the gorgeous mountain and vineyard scenery.

No pets allowed (for both indoor and outdoor areas), due to restaurant / food service on site.

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Frogtown Cellars – Tasting Room Bar

HOURS

  • MON: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • TUE: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • WED: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • THU: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • FRI: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 6:00pm (an hour later than others in the area)
  • SUN: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
    • Panini Bar lunch Friday – Sunday until 3:30pm
    • Italian Bistro dinner Friday – Sunday from 5:00pm – 8:30pm
    • Brunch on Sundays

COST

  • $14 – $24 Wine tastings
    • 6 different wine flights available (subject to change)
    • Includes 4-5 wines
    • Flights may include suggested add-on for $3
  • $19 and up bottles of wine (can be purchased online for shipment to select states)
  • Glasses of wine available in the tasting room
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Frogtown Cellars – Citizens Tasting Menu

CITIZENS WINE CLUB

Purchase 12 bottles per year (3 bottles each quarter) and receive:

  • Free tastings during visits
  • 20% discount on club selections
  • 15% discount on bottles
  • 20% discount on cases
  • 10% discount on food purchases including dinners, brunches, & Panini Bar
  • Access to more wines including pre-release wines, special cuvees, and Members Only released wines
  • “Citizens Only” events including
    • Wine Club Soirees
    • Barrel Tastings
  • No corkage fees for wines consumed on premises

Your choice of membership:

  • Red wines only
  • White wines only
  • Mixed red and white wines

The shipments go out in September, December, February, and May, or you may choose pickup your wines when you visit the vineyard.

 

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Frogtown Cellars – Seating on Covered Deck

DINING

  • Cheese plates always available
  • Panini Bar (Friday – Sunday until 3:30pm)
    • Menu of Panini Sandwiches with Salad and Potato Chips
  • Italian Bistro (Friday – Sunday 5:00pm – 8:30pm)
    • Newly opened April 2018
    • Freshly made foods including Cannelloni, Lasagna, Moussaka, and Pizza
    • No additional markups on wine
  • Sunday Brunch (12:30pm – 2:30pm):
    • $27.50 – choice of Eggs Benedict, Shrimp ‘n Grits, or Quiche of the Day
    • Baked goodies
    • Mimosa or a glass of selected wines
  • Tickets for special event dinners can be purchased online
  • Dine on the covered deck or inside the tasting room
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Frogtown Cellars – Koi Pond at Entrance to Tasting Room

WEDDINGS

Frogtown Cellars has a number of options to make your dream wedding come true. Choose from the lakeside pavillion, vineyard hillsides, or tasting room deck for an amazing ceremony with beautiful vineyard and mountain views.

AWARDS

  • Most awarded winery in America that is not located in California
  • Craig Kritzer, Frogtown’s wine grower and maker, has been named one of the top 100 most influential United States Winemakers by Michael Cervin of intowine.com
  • Wine Business Monthly recognized Frogtown as one of the top 10 hot Brands in the United States
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Frogtown Cellars – GaMountainsGuide

CONTACT & VISIT: Frogtown Cellars

  • MAIN: +1 (706) 865-0687
  • ADDRESS: 700 Ridge Point Dr, Dahlonega, GA
    • Frogtown Cellars also has a South Georgia location with tasting room & vineyard in Hahira (see website for details)
  • GPS COORDINATES: (34.6152903,-83.8748023)
  • EMAIL: cydney@frogtownwine.com
  • WEBSITE: Frogtown.us

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK:
    • @FrogtownWines Rated 4.4 (360+ Facebook reviews), 6,200+ Likes
    • @Frogtown-Cellars-And-Vineyard-214294851961023 Rated 4.2 (175 Facebook reviews), 1,500+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @FrogtownCellars 350+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.0 (250+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @FrogtownCellars 195+ Followers
  • YELP: Rated 3.0 (100+ YELP reviews)
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Frogtown Cellars – GaMountainsGuide

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439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA (Dahlonega area)
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Three Sisters Vineyards – Approaching the Tasting Room Area next to Vines and Pond

Dahlonega’s first family farm winery is Three Sisters Vineyards, a name inspired by the property’s view of Lumpkin County’s Three Sisters Mountain. They have proudly offered wine from 100% Estate Grown grapes since their first day. Enjoy their unique wines including a bold Cabernet Franc (a personal favorite), their fortified port, or one of their amazing sparkling wines. There is also live music on the Crush Pad deck on occasions.

Dogs are welcome year-round (see dog policy on Wine Tasting page) and Three Sisters even has dog treats available behind their bar in the main tasting room.

Vineyard has gravel roads and parking lot (plan footwear accordingly).

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Three Sisters Vineyards – Wine Barrels Next to Pond

HOURS

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • FRI: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Last Call is 4:45pm
  • Reservations are required for groups of 7+
  • Tours by request and based on availability
  • SEASONAL HOURS: closed for holidays

COST

  • $15 Wine Tastings
    • 5 wines of your choice
  • $20 Georgia Cuvée Toast Wine Tasting
  • $25 Chicks and Chocolate Wine Tasting
    • 6 wines with artisan chocolate pairings
    • keepsake glass
  • $17 – $43 Bottles of Wine
  • Bottle Discounts
    • 5% Discount for 6 bottles
    • 10% Discount for 12 bottles
  • Order online via VinoShipper for shipping to 35+ States
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Three Sisters Vineyards – Wines for Sale

WEDDINGS

  • Vineyard Wedding Venue with 184 acres
  • Facility rental fees start at $3,500
  • Small events to larger events with 100 to 150 guests – even up to 300+

UNIQUE GIFTS: PRIVATE LABEL WINES

  • $25 for Private Label Wines
    • Red or White Bottles of Wine
    • Custom label includes your picture & message
    • Great for Special Occasions, Promotions, Gifts, etc
    • No minimum order required
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Three Sisters Vineyards – GaMountainsGuide

CONTACT & VISIT: Three Sisters Vineyards

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @ThreeSistersVineyards 6500+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @ThreeSistersVineyards 280+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.0 (160+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @ThreeSistersVin 160+ Followers
  • YELP: Rated 3.5 (35+ YELP reviews)
Three Sisters Vineyards - GaMountainsGuide.com
Three Sisters Vineyards – GaMountainsGuide

 

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3301 West Currahee, Toccoa, GA
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Currahee Vineyard & Winery – Tasting Room

Currahee Vineyard & Winery is located at the southern start of the Georgia Mountains in Toccoa. They boast a selection of Red, White, Sweet (including an apple wine), and even Wine Slushies. A covered tasting area has views of their vines and Currahee Mountain in the distance. The staff couldn’t possibly be more friendly and welcoming – even on a crowded Sunday afternoon while live music is playing.

Seating is available inside the tasting room, on a covered patio adjacent to tasting room, and outside. Enjoy the small, family-owned winery and the hand-crafted wines from Vinifera, Muscadine, and other native grapes.

Parking lot and driveway is gravel / not paved (plan footwear accordingly).

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Currahee Vineyard – Live Music & Wine Slushies

HOURS

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • FRI: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Live music on Sundays (2:30pm-5:30pm)

COST

  • Wine Tasting Flights start at $4
    • $4 / 1 or 2 wines
    • $5 / 4 wines
    • $6 / 6 wines
    • $7 / 8 wines
    • $10 / all wines
  • $5 – $8 Individual Glasses
  • $15 – $28 Bottles of Wine
  • Engelheim’s Trillium (red) wine is also available at the vineyard for $8 per glass / $32 per bottle
  • Engelheim’s Traminette (white) wine may also be available

DISCOUNTS

  • Georgia Residents qualify for $10 flat rate shipping charge on orders ranging 6 – 12 bottles (use coupon code “shipping” when preparing to check out)
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Currahee Vineyard & Winery – Tasting Room

WEDDINGS

  • Outdoor areas available for weddings and other private events
    • All event areas are outdoors overlooking vineyards and Currahee Mountain views
    • Tents are recommended for event during colder / rainier months of November – April

EVENTS

  • Live music on Sundays
  • Winemaker’s Dinners – tickets can be purchased online for these special events (Valentine’s Day, etc)
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Currahee Vineyard & Winery – White Wines and view of Currahee Mountain

CONTACT & VISIT: Currahee Vineyard & Winery

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @Currahee.Vineyards 3200+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @CurraheeVineyardAndWinery 350+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (30+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • YELP: Rated 5.0 (12 YELP reviews)
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Currahee Vineyard & Winery – Vines and Currahee Mountain

 

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