#1 – Lip Smackin’ Barbecue

“Tongue Waggin’ Down-Home Good” is the motto here, and it applies to everything from the Hog Heaven BBQ plate to Bob’s hickory smoked chicken salad. Come in and set a spell to enjoy a rack of ribs or hit the drive-through for some take-home. Barbecue is available by the half and full pound, and sides by the pint, quart and gallon.

Blue Ridge Mountain Bar-B-Q

3870 E. First St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513

#2 – Sweet Treats

The home of the Blizzard is also a great place for breakfast (biscuits and gravy anyone?). And it’s hard to beat our hometown DQ’s 5 Buck Lunch. There’s never a bad time for a Hot Fudge Sundae or Peanut Buster Parfait. And there’s nothing like a ½ lb. FlameThrower GrillBurger to get you ready for that Blizzard!

DQ Grill & Chill

380 Progress Circle, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

#3 – Downtown Casual

Offering great food in the heart of Blue Ridge, this perennial favorite opens early and serves late (always a plus in a sleepy mountain town!). Try the plate-sized pancakes, as well as Warren’s homemade soups (pair a cup with a chicken salad melt on sourdough). Dinnertime brings hearty American, Italian and seafood entrees paired with inspired sides.

Serenity Garden Cafe

657 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

#4 – Locals’ Favorite

The buzz about this local fave has always been the hearty breakfasts. But it’s hard to ignore a piled-high Philly cheesesteak with sweet potato fries. Or, how about homemade chicken and dumplings? Inspired soups include smoked Gouda and tomato basil. Lunch specials range from grilled pork chops to a grilled chicken salad.

BumbleBee’s Café

5850 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

#5 – Down-Home Good

Pete’s Greek roots shine through in the lunchtime gyro (lamb or chicken) and fresh, feta-loaded Greek salad. But that’s not to say Pete’s doesn’t also serve up a mean meat-and-three. Dinnertime brings hand-cut Angus beef — sirloin strip, rib-eye and marinated top sirloin with all the fixings. Hearty specials include roast beef and meatloaf. Enjoy it all with a cold glass of beer or wine in a cozy cabin setting. Plus, Pete’s is open for breakfast, too!

Pete’s Place

2460 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513