Local Blue Ridge, GA Restaurants You Need To Experience (Part 1)

You’ve probably heard about Blue Ridge, GA and the number of choices you have when it comes to great dining. But if you haven’t then stick around! Downtown Blue Ridge’s food scene has a diverse variety of flavors and tastes to enjoy, ranging from savory, high-end restaurants to comfortable, casual bars, and taverns. If you’re in town and feeling a bit hungry, we have curated the first list of our six part series of eateries and restaurants that are guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds!

Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours

Blue Ridge, Georgia, Food

First on our list is Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours, a tour service that takes you and your friends around downtown Blue Ridge to explore and sample delicious food at the many restaurants this town offers. There are three different kinds of tours you will be able to choose from: the Fabulous Foodie Tour, the Raise Your Glass Tour, and the Sugar High Tour, each only $48. Be sure to arrive to the tour with an empty stomach as the samples and portions may be large!

The Sweet Shoppe of the South

Itching to quell your sweet-tooth? Look no further! The Sweet Shoppe of the South is a full-service bakery that is famous for its southern hospitality and their delicious, gourmet desserts, varying from decadent, chocolate-covered strawberries to beautiful wedding cakes. You may have also seen The Sweet Shoppe on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars! Place an order or stop in, you won’t be disappointed!

Black Sheep Restaurant Patio & Bar

Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia

This charming restaurant is known for its southern fine dining, paired with a wide-selection of wines, artisan cocktails and local craft beer. Did you know that The Black Sheep also has the largest outdoor bar and covered patio space in Downtown Blue Ridge, GA? Come in and start your day with a delicious brunch and end it with a selection from their fresh seafood menu. The Black Sheep is a town favorite, providing the community with exceptional service and memorable experiences.

La Pizzeria at Cucina Rustica

Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia Restaurant

Run in to pick up a couple groceries or stay and grab a quick bite to eat. Located within walking distance of the Toccoa River, Iron Bridge Cafe, & General Store is a two-in-one kind of shop making its services very convenient to customers. Frequenters rave about the hot breakfast Iron Bridge serves and its friendly staff, surely a stop you should consider.

Iron Bridge Cafe & General Store

Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia Restaurant

Run in to pick up a couple groceries or stay and grab a quick bite to eat. Located within walking distance of the Toccoa River, Iron Bridge Cafe, & General Store is a two-in-one kind of shop making its services very convenient to customers. Frequenters rave about the hot breakfast Iron Bridge serves and its friendly staff, surely a stop you should consider.

Das Kaffeehaus

Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia Coffee

What’s better than sipping a cup of coffee while watching the historic Blue Ridge Scenic Railway train chug by? This quaint and cozy coffee house serves traditional European coffee drinks and tasty little desserts to complement. The aroma of the shop and its addictive espresso is sure to keep you coming back for more.

Twisted Tomato

Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia Pizza Restaurant

Located within the Riverwalk Shops, Twisted Tomato is the perfect place to stop and grab a bite to eat after a long day of shopping. The dough is made fresh every day and guests are welcomed with friendly staff and an inviting atmosphere. Reserve a table and bring your friends and family for a night of delicious food and excitement!

Riverview Beanery

Riverview Beanery, better known as Kat’z New York Deli, combines the most popular beverage in the world with a wide variety of freshly prepared, New York-style sandwiches.  A hotspot for lunch goers, customers are known to enjoy the corned beef sandwich as well as the selections offered in the bakery.

Kizuna Japanese

Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia Japanese Restaurant

If you’ve been searching for an authentic Japanese restaurant in Blue Ridge, look no further! Kizuna is well-known for their traditional Japanese dishes, a large assortment of delicious sushi, and excellent service, making them a unique contender in this list.

River Street Tavern

Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia Restaurant

This award-winning tavern is listed as “One of the great craft beer destinations” by Forbes Magazine, securing its spot on the list of restaurants to dine at while in Blue Ridge. River Street Tavern has everything you need when you’re in need of a night of entertainment. Fill up on their famous burgers, beers and wines while listening to live tunes performed by local musicians.

Fatz Cafe

Downtown Blue Ridge, GA Restaurant

Fatz Cafe is a staple in the South and has been serving the community with great food and customer service since 1988. It’s familiar southern hospitality makes visitors feel comfortable and right at home. Be sure to try the calabash chicken, a signature dish at Fatz Cafe, as well as their chicken alfredo pasta and fried green tomatoes to really get a taste of southern dining. 

Misty Mountain Hops

Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia Restaurant

Good food and good music are always great when combined together and Misty Mountain Hops Vinyl Pub does it right everytime! This establishment brings together those from all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the art of great grubbing and satisfying tunes. Drop in for a fun experience with friends or to wind down and relax while your favorite song plays in the background.

Panorama Orchards & Farm Market

Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia Restaurant

Providing the community with fresh, mouth watering fruits and desserts since 1927, Panorama Orchards and Farm Market is guaranteed to satisfy your sugar cravings. Seasonal fruit, like blueberries, apples, and strawberries are in abundance and waiting to be picked. Don’t forget to check out their local selection of honey, jams, and fried apple pies. Panorama Orchards even churns up their own homemade ice cream! An ideal destination for both kids and adults.

Feeling Hungry Yet?

Don’t worry! Check back in with the Blue Ridge Live Blog for the 2nd part of our Downtown Blue Ridge Restaurants Series as we feature more delicious discoveries in your favorite mountain town.