#1 – Regional, Seasonal Fare
Great food, craft beer, unique decor, friendly staff … what else could you ask for? How about some inspired apps (killer wings, smoked trout fish dip), beefy sandwiches (mesquite burger, turkey BLT) and some serious staples (sautéed shrimp with fettuccine, blackened 14 oz. ribeye), plus a great selection of wines as well as a full bar. Bring it on!
733 E. Main St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513
#2 – Riverside Dining
The views are as wonderful as the food at this perennial favorite located 8 miles down Aska Road. The vibe is upscale rustic, with dining available inside or on the deck overlooking the scenic Toccoa River. Trout is the specialty: fried, blackened, crab-stuffed and pecan- encrusted. Did we mention the view?
8055 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
11 Strauss Village Ln., Blue Ridge, GA 30513
#3 – Loaded for Lunch
It ain’t bragging if it’s true, and Angelina’s truly has some of the best sandwiches in town (made with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses). While you wait, they make paninis and specialty sandwiches, as well as wraps (try the chipotle chicken caesar wrap). Order at the deli counter then grab a seat (or check out the imported goods)
3640 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
#4 – Authentic Mexican
Smart travelers know to follow the locals when looking for good food at family-friendly prices. In Blue Ridge, that will lead you straight to Monte Alban, where both the food and the service is authentically Mexican. The menu offers a wide selection, and the portions are generous.
Monte Alban Restaurante Mexicano
5004 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge, GA 30513
#5 – South in Your Mouth
Enjoy a taste of the Deep South, where everything is finger lickin’ good and served with Southern hospitality! Start off with some fried green tomatoes or pickles, then add in a hearty Southern entrée (such as chicken and dumplings, fried catfish or popcorn shrimp). Then wash it all down with some peach tea and homemade biscuits.
224 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513