The town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, features many great dining destinations – more than 60 to be exact! From swanky to casual, this North Georgia mountain town features delightful restaurants that can please every palate. Although our Blue Ridge cabin rentals come equipped with full, furnished kitchens, sometimes it is nice to get out and let someone else do the cooking and dishes for you.
The area of downtown Blue Ridge is filled with many shops, making it a great place for a day trip. After shopping and browsing the stores in the morning, you will have likely worked up an appetite and will be ready for a quick bite to eat! A four course, sit down dinner isn’t what you’re looking for in this situation – a quick and filling lunch is just what you have in mind.
Many restaurants in downtown Blue Ridge are open for lunch and offer great specials for locals and vacationers alike. Featuring high quality ingredients and dishes crafted with care, the restaurants here are great places for a bite to eat before you hit the stores once more. Check out some of our favorite restaurants for a quick lunch in Blue Ridge, Georgia!
Harvest on Main
Featuring savory down home foods in a rustic and unique setting, Harvest on Main aims to please with locally grown and sourced ingredients. The use of seasonal produce offers a variety of great dishes that change with the seasons. A nationally-recognized chef here serves up internationally-influenced food with a Southern twist that is sure to delight your senses.
Yummy appetizers will start your lunch off right, featuring blue crab, cilantro, and brie casserole with corn chips – perfect for sharing! The salads here are delightful, ranging from a steak salad to a harvest salad, topped with gingered cider vinaigrette. Fill up on their lightly blackened salmon BLT or stick with seared trout from nearby Bramlett Farms.
Some of the best country cooking in the area, you will feel right at home in this Blue Ridge restaurant. Open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily, you will be charmed by this establishment’s true Southern hospitality. This buffet-style restaurant offers some of the staples that you just have to try when you are vacationing to the North Georgia mountains.
Here you can order from the menu or try their daily specials on the expansive buffet. The meats rotate daily, ranging from baked chicken to oven steak and meatloaf to BBQ pork. Their fried chicken is served daily, along with sides such as corn, green beans, and a salad bar. Daily sides include things such as squash casserole, collard greens, onion rings, and spinach soufflé!
For a true taste of Blue Ridge, you can’t pass up on one of the area’s local staples – barbecue! This establishment is known for its “small place, big taste,” and has been serving up barbecue using a slow cooked method over hickory wood. Grab a sweet tea or cold beer and settle in for a delicious barbecue lunch in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
First off, one of the best lunch dishes at Joe’s BBQ is the BBQ stuffed baked potato. Filled with pulled chicken or pork, this spud is filling and is the perfect dish to hold you over until dinnertime. Try a traditional sandwich or plate of ribs and garnish your dish with potato salad, coleslaw, mac and cheese, or cinnamon apples. Their Brunswick stew is also excellent for warming up on a cool mountain afternoon!