Discover One of the Best Places to Eat in North Georgia

There’s plenty to love about the North Georgia Mountains, including expansive opportunities for outdoor recreation, charming mountain towns to explore, and a laid-back vibe that is the perfect counterbalance to a fast-paced life. There are indeed many things to do in the North Georgia Mountains, but have you considered places to eat? Visitors all agree: One of the best places to eat in Georgia is the restaurant at Glen-Ella Springs. 

Like the rest of North Georgia, Glen-Ella Springs offers guests an enchanting escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and presents an array of compelling reasons to plan a romantic getaway or adventurous vacation. We’re tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains’ southern foothills, offering diverse landscapes from lush forests and thundering waterfalls to deep gorges and the state’s tallest peaks. North Georgia is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the outdoors, but beyond the allure of adventure, the North Georgia Mountains provide a much-needed sanctuary for those looking to disconnect from the city’s clamor and reconnect with nature.

Amidst this natural splendor, visitors have the unique opportunity to indulge in culinary delights, including dining at one of the best places to eat in Georgia. The farm-to-table splendor of the area is on display everywhere you turn, with local chefs incorporating fresh, local ingredients into dishes that reflect the region’s rich heritage. Our onsite restaurant is the perfect place to start your day, with a daily breakfast that’s included in the price of your stay. Follow that up with an exquisite dinner, and you have the start of an unforgettable getaway. 

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a change of scenery, the North Georgia Mountains offer a delightful retreat. Pack your bags, leave the city behind, and experience the warm hospitality and unforgettable charm of the North Georgia Mountains. Book your getaway to our romantic Bed and Breakfast today! 

A couple enjoying a meal at Glen Ella Springs, one of the best places to eat in Georgia

Discover One of the Best Places to Eat in Georgia

Southern gourmands have long relished the chance to eat at our restaurant. It’s not only the best restaurant in the North Georgia mountains but is also rated as one of the best places to eat in Georgia. Open Table agrees, again placing the Restaurant at Glen-Ella Springs at the top of its Diner’s Choice list for 2024. 

What makes our restaurant so great is something you won’t find on our menus. Though our menu is dotted with farm-fresh ingredients and prepared by the knowledgeable hands of our chef, what really makes our restaurant one of the best places to eat in Georgia is the authenticity you’ll find here. From the service to each creative dish placed in front of you, you’ll find a truly hospitable and welcoming experience steeped in the Southern hospitality you crave. 

Eating at local restaurants while on vacation is not just about satiating hunger; it’s about experiencing a unique moment reflective of the local culture. The ingredients, cooking methods, and even the presentation on the plate tell a unique story. It’s a chance to weave together flavors, people, and traditions to create a rich, memorable experience that resonates well beyond the last bite. Eating at local restaurants in North Georgia is just about enjoying sensational food, which you’ll find in every dish we serve. 

Though our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast offers some of the finest overnight accommodations, the restaurant at Glen-Ella Springs is open to the public. We’re open Tuesday through Saturday (April – December), starting at 5:30 p.m. Our setting is rustic, reflecting the historic ambiance of our Inn, which dates back to the 1800s. But the dining experience itself is elegant, with options for fireside and outdoor dining, depending on the weather. 

The expertly crafted dishes put Glen-Ella Springs on the map as one of the best places to eat in Georgia. Our talented chefs use as many locally sourced ingredients as possible to create innovative dishes that will have your tastebuds dancing. Signature dishes at Glen-Ella Springs include pecan-crusted trout or herb-crusted New Zealand rack of lamb accompanied by jalapeño mint sauce, but you can expect seasonal changes to our menu along with nightly specials. If you want to savor a meal and experience one of the best places to eat in Georgia, it’s time to make your reservation at Glen-Ella Springs today! 

Beautiful scenery - one of the many reasons to enjoy a North Georgia Getaway to our Bed and Breakfast

More Reasons to Plan a North Georgia Getaway

Though people have been known to drive from Atlanta to Glen-Ella Springs just for the chance to dine at our exquisite restaurant in North Georgia, there are far more reasons to plan a getaway and stay for a few days. Of course, there’s no finer place to stay than right here onsite! Staying at our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast gives you the perfect excuse to slow down and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty this region is known for.  

If you want to get out and explore, the North Georgia Mountains are a playground of possibilities. Hiking enthusiasts can explore segments of the Appalachian Trail or regional state parks, such as Black Rock Mountain State Park or Tallulah Gorge State Park. Waterfalls abound in this area, with sites like Amicalola Falls and Anna Ruby Falls offering stunning vistas and pleasant hikes. Enjoy charming mountain towns like Clayton, Helen, and Clarkesville, or sip and swirl your way through some of the best wineries in North Georgia. Moreover, the North Georgia mountains are home to a vibrant arts and crafts scene, with numerous festivals and events throughout the year that celebrate local culture and craftsmanship.

Of course, there are plenty of things to do in North Georgia, but we wouldn’t blame you if all you wanted to do was relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings and quiet ambiance of our historic Inn. We’ve been carefully curating the guest experience for decades so it can serve exactly this purpose. We offer 16 cozy guest rooms, from Penthouse suites to standard queen rooms. From romantic getaways to family vacations, our Inn has something for every type of traveler. 

Our grounds feature a beautiful 12-acre meadow, gorgeous seasonal gardens that burst with color from April through November, an outdoor firepit for relaxed evenings under the stars, a seasonal pool for those warm summer days, and so much more. It’s truly a retreat! Spending a few days in the North Georgia mountains means more than just a break from the routine; it’s an opportunity to engage with the natural world and experience the warmth and hospitality of mountain culture. Don’t miss the chance of a lifetime. Escape to the North Georgia Mountains, where you’ll experience one of the best places to eat in Georgia and savor one of the best getaways in the South. Book your room today!