The Best Restaurant in North Georgia
Fine Dining in the North Georgia Mountains
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, Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant serves award-winning cuisine in a welcoming and elegant atmosphere. Our North Georgia 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.
Join us for a delectable meal at the best restaurant in Clarkesville, GA!
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.
Wednesday – Saturday (January to March)
Tuesday – Saturday (April to December)
Reservations begin at 5:30 PM.
Our restaurant is also open on:
- New Year’s Eve
- Valentine’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
These occasions tend to book quickly, so we recommend making your reservation as early as possible.
*Note: There are times when the restaurant may close for a wedding or other private event.
A private dining room is available to groups. The Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant offers plenty of flexible menu options for your next big event. Please contact us for specific menu options! A facility fee or minimum food charges may apply.
- Thrillist’s Best Restaurants Outside of Atlanta
- Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award (2014-2022)
- Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (2009-2022)
- Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Award (2010-2022)
- Explore Georgia’s 100 Plates Locals Love 2016
- Georgia Trends Top 10 Dining Destinations in Georgia (2009 & 2011)
- National Geographic Stay List (2008)
“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.” – Explore Georgia’s 100 Plates Locals Love
“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 rival that of cosmopolitan areas, including Atlanta and New York. The service is superb and at the same time relaxed.”