Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant in Blue Ridge, Georgia, offers lunch and dinner and boasts one of the most scenic riverside locations in North Georgia. Stop by for a drink, dessert, or meal, and enjoy the calming natural beauty of this wooded riverfront location.

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Blue Ridge GA

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Blue Ridge GA


Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

Toccoa River Restaurant Blue Ridge GA

Toccoa River restaurant in Blue Ridge, GA

The Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is located 9 miles from downtown Blue Ridge in the Aska Adventure Area. Enjoy a variety of seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and salads at this tucked-away spot in the North Georgia mountains. This restaurant on the Toccoa River is a great waterfront dining option, whether driving in by car or after paddling a canoe down the river.

Plan for a leisurely pace to allow yourself time to enjoy the scenic views from inside the restaurant and outside by the river. Browse the souvenirs for sale in the waiting area or relax with a glass of beer or wine from the bar. On days with nice weather, bring your dogs to enjoy the dog-friendly outdoor seating areas – they even have a menu of “canine cuisine” options to treat your furry best friends!

The restaurant recently went viral for the “adult surcharge” on its menu, a $50 charge added to checks for being “unable to parent” children.


Dining at Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Sandwiches

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Sandwiches with wooded river views

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant offers a variety of seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and salads at this tucked-away spot in the North Georgia mountains.

The menu for the riverside restaurant is posted online, but great daily specials may also be available! The fried chicken sandwich lunch special was crispy, juicy, and quite tasty, and served with a generous portion of perfectly cooked crinkle-cut french fries.

Visit the restaurant on your birthday and enjoy a complimentary meal (per the website)!


River Rest at Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

River Rest Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

River Rest at Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

In addition to the upstairs dining areas and bar, River Rest at Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is an outdoor beer garden where you can get even closer to the Toccoa River! Order appetizers and drinks from the walk-up window and find a place to relax by the soothing sounds of the scenic Toccoa River.

Outdoor service windows are open seasonally.


When to Visit Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant scenic views

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant scenic views

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is open Wednesday – Saturday for lunch and dinner (closed Sunday – Tuesday). Hours are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call and confirm hours before making your trip.

  • Wed: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm
  • Thu: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm
  • Fri: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sat: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm


Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Contact Info

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Entrance

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Entrance

For more information and to confirm open hours, contact the restaurant directly at:


Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Reviews

Toccoa River Restaurant

Toccoa River Restaurant walk-up order window and riverfront beer garden

Stay current with current news with these online reviews of Riverside Tavern at Turner’s Corner.


Virtual Visit to Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

Learn more about what to expect at Toccoa Riverside Restaurant with this 2-minute video of an Autumn 2022 weekday visit. See a menu of lunch specials, browse the impressive wine list, and watch leaves float down the scenic Toccoa river!

A virtual visit filmed in a vertical format is also available on TikTok.


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Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Blue Ridge Georgia

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant Blue Ridge Georgia

For more great North Georgia waterfront restaurants, visit the North Georgia Waterfront Dining article for listings and a map of the North Georgia waterfront restaurants!

What are your favorite things about the scenic Toccoa Riverside Restaurant and Blue Ridge area?

6 Responses

  1. Dave Sweney says:

    Thanks for this thorough review of the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant complex. Adding the pictures and video allowed me to get a “taste” of the place and was super helpful. Most definitely I will be stopping by there the next time I am in the area. It looks like a wonderful place to spend an extended amount of time eating and enjoying the dining and surroundings.

    I do travel to Northern Georgia for business from time to time, and normally there is not much of a chance to see the sights as I would like to. If I make a concerted effort for the right reason, however, it is possible to take in such a local delight found only in that region. All the more reason to make the effort, as this is definitely worth my time! Thanks again!

    • Alyce says:

      Hello, Dave! The unique location makes this waterfront restaurant in Blue Ridge a memorable place to have a meal. 

  2. Makhsud says:

    Hi Alyce,
    Just stumbled upon your review of the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, it’s like I was there! You’ve painted a vivid picture of the place, making it super tempting to just drop everything and head there for a bite. But here’s a thought: with all the buzz around local and organic food nowadays, does the restaurant jump on that bandwagon too? I mean, it’s one thing to enjoy the scenic view, but pairing that with some farm-fresh goodness would be something else, right?
    Thanks for this virtual tour and for keeping us foodies in the loop. Your work is a real treat!


    • Alyce says:

      Hi, Makhsud! The main entree featured on the Toccoa Riverside menu is fresh, local rainbow trout. There are several ways to prepare it, including pecan-crusted, blackened, or lemon pepper. 


  3. Kevin Deaney says:


    I love this article.

    After visiting Blue Ridge on many occasions, it is nice to know there is even more to discover.

    I like how concise and easy read your post is. I love the pictures you have included so people who have never been know what they are missing out on. The inclusion of the video was a great call to.

    Keep up the great writing and I look forward to more posts from you.


    • Alyce says:

      Thanks, Kevin! There are certainly a lot of great places to explore in North Georgia near Blue Ridge! Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is a great stop for both dining and relaxing by the water. Enjoy!!

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