Our Restaurant in Clarkesville GA
Enjoy Our Regionally Acclaimed Menu for an Evening at Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant
The Glen-Ella Springs restaurant in the north Georgia Mountains is open to the public and inn guests beginning at 5:30 pm most evenings. Offering one of the finest dining experiences among all Clarkesville GA restaurants, we present award-winning cuisine in a rustic yet elegant country atmosphere. Recognized as one of the Top Dining Destinations in the state of Georgia, Glen-Ella's Restaurant consistently receives the Diner's Choice Award from OpenTable and has long been considered a north Georgia favorite.
Guests enjoy our many signature dishes such as sautéed jumbo shrimp with peppers and andouille sausage in a smoked tomato sauce served alongside our fried parmesan grit cake, or the herb-encrusted New Zealand rack of lamb accompanied with a jalapeño mint sauce, brown sugar and maple sweet potatoes and fresh green beans. Trout, beef tenderloin and chicken with a veloute Dijon cranberry sauce are also classic menu items. Nightly specials are typically seafood-inspired.
Our restaurant is typically open Tuesday through Saturday although there are times we may close for a particular reason such as a private event. Please call the inn or check on OpenTable.com to confirm restaurant availability. A dinner basket is available by special order for guests staying with us arriving Sunday or Monday who prefer not to go off property for their evening meal. Click here for more information.
A private dining room is available to groups of 35 or less. Please inquire with our manager for menu options. Facility fee or minimum food charges may be applicable.
In addition to our regular service, the restaurant is open on several holidays such as Thanksgiving Day (serving a buffet lunch), New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day. Since these occasions tend to book quickly, we recommend making your reservation as early as possible.
Reviews and Awards
Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award (2014- 2017)
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (2009-2016)
Hall of Fame Award (2010-2015)
Explore Georgia’s 100 Plates Locals Love 2016
Georgia Trends Top 10 Dining Destinations in Georgia (2009 and 2011)
National Geographic Stay List (2008)
Explore Georgia’s 100 Plates Locals Love – “The New Zealand rack of lamb is fantastic! Combined with the scenic ambiance of this historic inn, it’s the ultimate in romance and elegant dining.”
“Superb! Great place to go if you want the best food, great atmosphere, and superb service. We love it! Stay at the inn for an extra treat!”
“We like to escape the Thanksgiving craziness and come to Glen-Ella Springs. We stay for a long weekend and enjoy dinner in their restaurant each night. We especially love the rack of lamb and trout. They also make yummy homemade ice cream as a dessert option. Lovely place, wonderful innkeepers, nice staff, and delicious food!” – Kimberly from Jacksonville Beach
“Relaxing and tasty. Quality and selection of food rivals that of cosmopolitan areas including Atlanta and New York. The service is superb and at the same time relaxed.”