Our Restaurant in Clarkesville GA
A Hidden Gem in Clarkesville, Georgia
The Glen-Ella Springs Inn Restaurant, nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, offers one of the finest dining experiences in the Southeast. As one of the most acclaimed Clarkesville, Georgia restaurants, the Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant serves award-winning cuisine in a rustic yet elegant atmosphere. The restaurant has been recognized as one of Thrillist's Best Restaurants Outside of Atlanta, and has received the Diner's Choice Award from OpenTable for four years in a row! In addition to receiving numerous formal accolades, our restaurant has long been a North Georgia favorite for visitors and locals alike.
Guests enjoy our many signature dishes such as sautéed jumbo shrimp with peppers and andouille sausage alongside our fried parmesan grit cake, or the herb-crusted New Zealand rack of lamb accompanied by jalapeño mint sauce, maple brown sugar sweet potatoes, and fresh green beans. Trout, beef tenderloin and chicken with Dijon cranberry sauce are also classic menu items. Our delicious nightly specials are typically seafood-inspired.
Hours of Operation
Our restaurant is typically open Tuesday through Saturday between April and December. There are, however, times when we may close for a wedding or other private event. Between January and March, the restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday. In addition to our regular service hours, the restaurant is open on Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day. Since these occasions tend to book quickly, we recommend making your reservation as early as possible.
Catering and Event Services
A private dining room is available to groups of up to 35 people. The Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant offers plenty of flexible menu options for your next big event. Please contact us for specific menu options! Facility fee or minimum food charges may apply.
A dinner basket is available by special order for guests arriving Sunday or Monday who prefer not to go off property for their evening meal. Click here for more information about our diverse selection of add-ons! We also offer on-site catering services for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, weekend retreat, or family gathering. The possibilities are endless!
Reviews and Awards
Thrillist's Best Restaurants Outside of Atlanta
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.”