Dining & Restaurants

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).

The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen - GaMountainsGuide.com
The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen – GaMountainsGuide


  • 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


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


The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen - GaMountainsGuide.com
The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen – GaMountainsGuide

Menus are posted at the front door and available online:


  • 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


The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen - GaMountainsGuide.com
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


Explore other places to Dine and Eat in the Georgia Mountains!

164 Craig Street, East Ellijay, GA
Poole's BBQ - GaMountainsGuide.com
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.

Poole's BBQ - GaMountainsGuide.com
Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Entrance to the “Taj-Ma-Hog”


  • THU: 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • FRI: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • SUN: 11:00am – 7:00pm


  • 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
Poole's BBQ - GaMountainsGuide.com
Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Walk up order window and menu of sandwiches, sides, & desserts



Poole's BBQ - GaMountainsGuide.com
Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Six different varieties of barbecue sauce


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


Explore other places to Dine and Eat in the Georgia Mountains.

501 Hightower Church Rd, Dahlonega, GA
Montaluce Restaurant Table GaMountainsGuide.com 201610
Montaluce Restaurant Table – GaMountainsGuide

A beautiful gem with a Tuscan feel in the Georgia Mountains is Montaluce Winery and Restaurant, a short drive north of the Dahlonega square. This is a GaMountainsGuide favorite for it’s classic elegance and ability to transport you to an old world feeling of Tuscany. The gourmet restaurant has panoramic vineyard views and is a great place to enjoy the sunset. On-site lodging is available in Tuscan-style villas. Tesla charging stations available for patrons.

Indoor and outdoor spaces available to enjoy your wines.

Montaluce - Glass of Red Wine - GaMountainsGuide.om
Montaluce – Glass of Red Wine


  • MON: 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • TUE: 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • WED: 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • THU: 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • FRI: 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • SUN: 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • Free tours daily (20 minutes)
    • Weekdays at 2:00pm
    • Weekends at 12:00pm / noon
    • No reservations required
  • PRO TIP: Montaluce closes later than other area vineyards – make dinner reservations and enjoy the sunset views with your wine and meal


  • $6 – $16 Glasses of wine
  • $20 – $99 Bottles of wine
  • $18 – $23 Wine Tastings (red, white, or mixed flights)
  • $10 to add a chocolate pairing to Wine Tasting
  • Private deluxe tastings also available
  • Wild Meadow Sparkling Mead made with local, North Georgia honey
    • $9 / glass
    • $28 / bottle
  • Craft beer & soft drinks available
  • Tasting room menu available (small plates)
  • $45 Wine Hikes are available on the weekend by reservation (includes wine tasting)
  • Wines can be purchased online


  • Le Vigne at Montaluce restaurant is open all week from 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • Brunch on Sundays from 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Winemaker’s Dinners are special occasion 5-course events (purchase tickets in advance online)
  • Reservations suggested and can be made via RESERVE or by calling +1 (706) 867-4060
Montaluce Vineyards GaMountainsGuide.com 201610
A Mighty Oak Tree at Montaluce Vineyards – Ga Mountains Guide



Gorgeous Tuscan-style vineyard wedding venue available for weddings of up to 215 guests.

  • Food & beverage minimums (in-house catering only):
    • $13,000 Saturdays
    • $3,000 Fridays & Sundays
    • Less for weekdays
  • Facility fee depends on the size of your event & chosen venue space


  • Special events include Grape Stomp, Blessing of the Vines, Mother’s Day Brunches & more
  • Tickets available online for events including Blessing of the Vines (April 28, 2018):


Montaluce has on-site unique lodging available in four privately-owned Tuscan style villas:

  • Villa Rentals for $350 and up / night
  • Views overlooking vineyards
  • Sleeps 6-10 people
  • 2-night minimum
Montaluce - GaMountainsGuide.com
Montaluce – GaMountainsGuide

CONTACT & VISIT: Montaluce Vineyards

  • MAIN: +1 (706) 867-4060
  • ADDRESS: 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega, GA
  • GPS COORDINATES: (34.5683255,-84.0643647)
  • EMAIL: info@montaluce.com
  • WEBSITE: Montaluce.com



Check these sites for limited time special offers to save money at Montaluce

Visit the Vineyard & Wineries page to see a Map of the vineyard options available in the Georgia Mountains!

Local places to dine while in Hiawassee and Young Harris, Georgia.


  • Brothers at Willow Ranch 6223 Highway 76 West, Young Harris, GA
  • Mary’s Southern Grill 1615 State Highway 17, Young Harris, GA
  • Bowl of Asia 3921 US Highway 76, Young Harris, GA
  • Enrico’s Italian Restaurant 687 Main St, Ste 5, Young Harris, GA
  • Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa Restaurant Highway 76, Young Harris, GA
  • The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen 3499 US Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA online reservations available
    • Happy Hour on Wednesdays get 50% off appetizers, house liquor, and more specials!
    • Two for $32 on Thursdays (5pm – 10pm), choose 2 from each
      The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen Thursday Special - GaMountainsGuide.com
      The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen – Thursday Special
      • Starter:
        • House Salad
        • Soup of the Day
      • Main:
        • Sirloin Steak
        • Chicken Breast (grilled or fried)
        • Pan Seared Trout
      • Sides:
        • Arugula Mashed Pototoes
        • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
        • Sweet Potoat Grits
        • Collard Greens
        • Vegetable of the Day
        • Cheesy Grist
        • Wedged Fried Sweet Potato Fries
    • Choose a dessert to share

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