Adventures in Blue Ridge Dining
Smoky barbecue, pizza, burgers, Mexican, ice cream, cupcakes and more … you’ll discover delectable dining here!
Mix a little mountain air with some outdoor activity and, suddenly, what’s for dinner (or breakfast or lunch!) becomes the most important question of the day. Turns out, altitude does affect appetite!
Fortunately, the Blue Ridge mountains are home to some truly inspired chefs. Homegrown favorites include the proverbial meat-and-three, as well as smoky barbecue, delectable pasta and fresh trout. And several cutting-edge chefs from across the South have heeded the call of the mountains and brought fine dining to our area with tantalizing appetizers and full-course meals.
And did you know? You can enjoy beer and wine at many North Georgia restaurants (even on Sundays in some locations).
Eat out or Dine in
While you’ll definitely want to visit the restaurants in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton, the Copper Basin and elsewhere around the area, don’t forget that many local stores feature specialty meats, cheeses, wines and other delicacies to bring back to the cabin — or take on a picnic!
5 great places to eat in Georgia’s Blue Ridge: Morganton Kitchen, Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, Papa’s Pizza To Go, C-Bolt’s Restaurant & Malt Shop, Burra Burra on the River
5 great places to eat in Georgia’s Blue Ridge: Misty Mountain Hops, Carroll’s Barbeque, Mystic Mountain Pizza, Hansen’s Grill and Bread & Bleu
5 great places to eat in Georgia’s Blue Ridge: Misty Mountain Hops, Carroll’s Barbeque, Mystic Mountain Pizza, Hansen’s Grill and Blue Ridge Mountain BBQ
#1 – Blue Ridge's Best Wings Kick back and enjoy some live music while you try one (or more!) of the 14 flavors of wings at this late-night restaurant (open ’til midnight every night). With mixed drinks and 38 varieties of beer on tap, there are plenty of reasons to...
#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...
#1 – Chili Jalapeño Burger Start with a 6.6 oz. pub steak burger, slather it with Mama’s homemade chili, add your choice of cheese and top it all off with a handful of jalapeños. Then serve it up with potato salad, cole slaw or chips — and you’ve got the...
Take a Tasting Tour in the Mountains North Georgia & the Copper Basin are premier destinations for craft beer, hard cider & wineBy Trey Smith, Freelance Writer Life’s too short for bad beer (or mediocre wine for that matter). And here in the mountains, we have...