The Foodie Wine and Beer Circuit

Here in North Georgia we are so fortunate to have great spirits and and great food. Take a look at some of our favorite places and enjoy!

Emily`s Bar and Restaurant

Emily`s Bar and Restaurant

Family owned American Cuisine Restaurant located in the historical district of Ellijay, Georgia.We believe in simplicty when it comes to preparing our dishes and we work with local farmers that raise sustainable food ethically. We offer a variety of seasonal plates, seafood and prime steaks.
Location: Ellijay
Phone: 786-332-5637
River Street Tavern

River Street Tavern

Located in historic down-town Ellijay, The River Street Tavern is open for lunch, dinner and evening get-together`s. We are a small, intimate tavern that offers a family-friendly atmosphere which is loved by locals and visitors alike. You will love our staff and our tavern! We may get a little busy during peak times but we work hard to make sure every experience is a positive one. We will always try to not disappoint you!
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: (706) 635-6166
La Catrina Mexican Restaurant

La Catrina Mexican Restaurant

Finally, good Mexican food in downtown Ellijay! La Catrina opened recently on S. Main St. right off the square. It`s got everything you`d want in a Mexican restaurant - Good food, great salsa, cheap prices and excellent margaritas. Speaking of Margaritas, every Monday Night they are only $2.99! Open for: Lunch and Dinner Specialty: Original Mexican Food and Full Bar including Margaritas Pro tip: Get there early on weekends.
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: (706) 635-1520
The Shack at Ellijay

The Shack at Ellijay

We are a local restaurant & catering business located in Ellijay, Ga. 118 north Main Street right across from the coffee in downtown area. Asian Fusion , serving poke , noodle bowls, wraps and more!
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: (706) 635-3663
Canteberry Restaurant

Canteberry Restaurant

The Cantaberry Restaurant has two locations. Historic Downtown Ellijay and Blue Ridge Georgia. The Restaurants are owned by Case and Jessica Bruner, since 2008, who are originally from Athens, Georgia. They are married with two children Matthew and Mason. Chef Case studied Culinary Arts in Charleston, South Carolina at Johnson and Wales University. Our restaurant specializes in Homemade Soups, Gourmet Sandwiches, and Fresh Salads, and features delicious desserts. The Tomato Basil soup and Chicken Salad are the crowd pleasers, we hope you can come by and enjoy all we have to offer.
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: 706-636-4663
CornerStone Cafe

CornerStone Cafe

Family owned and operated since 2006, Cornerstone Cafe is your destination for a delicious Southern home cooked breakfast or lunch in Ellijay, GA. If you’re in search of a delicious breakfast or lunch, look no further than Corner Stone Cafe in Ellijay, Georgia. Proudly serving the community since 2006, our passion is filling your plate with delicious food and giving you a reason to smile. No matter what you’re craving, you can find it at our place. Each meal is homemade using fresh, quality ingredients. Our menu includes stuffed omelettes, fluffy pancakes, juicy burgers, crisp salads and many other classic American meals. And don’t forget to save room for dessert! Our rotating selections are made with fruits that are fresh and in season, so you know you’re getting the best. At Cornerstone Cafe, you can expect fresh cooking, generous portions, warm hospitality, and a homey, welcoming atmosphere. We invite you to join us and enjoy Southern home cooking at its finest at Cornerstone Cafe.
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: (706) 636-2230
The Back Porch Bistro

The Back Porch Bistro

The Back Porch Bistro, owned and operated by Pete & Tami Swanson, is Ellijay’s "hidden gem". Our quaint restaurant is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Ellijay with access via the Ellijay Marketplace. There is an additional rear entrance from our spacious, pet friendly outside deck. We feature fresh hand made wraps, sandwiches, & paninis ; including a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and Gluten Free options. All our sides, soups and desserts are homemade by Tami herself. One taste and you are assured it is homemade and not simply called homemade. We also offer burritos and bowls, Cuban sandwiches, and a nice selection of salads. Come in and enjoy a first class food experience in downtown Ellijay.
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: (706) 636-1111
Ellijay Wood Fire Pizza

Ellijay Wood Fire Pizza

Ellijay Wood Fired pizza opened up in November of 2018 and is located at the corner of River Street and Main Street, anchoring the square in downtown Ellijay. Since then, the wood fired oven from Naples, Italy has been serving authentic old world pizza using only the highest quality and locally sourced.
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: (706) 707-4992
Charlie`s Italian Restaurant

Charlie`s Italian Restaurant

At Charlie`s we honor value and tradition. Every meal is hand-prepared just the way you like it, using only the finest quality ingredients. Our goal is to create a truly authentic dinning experience.
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: (706) 635-2205
The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep

Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Phone: (706) 946-3663
Harvest On Main

Harvest On Main

Our menu is globally influenced with a southern twang. We are proud of our local farmers and suppliers. We use seasonal products whenever possible supporting our local economy, farmer and artisan. We work diligently to grow this list of providers every season. A 20-year veteran food writer and researcher, one of the founding Partners of the group, Michelle Moran works to discover new producers and products to work with while also developing the company’s own heritage production of rabbit, honey and quail. She is the perfect partner for founding Chef/Owner Danny Mellman who continues to oversee the culinary group after more than a decade.
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Phone: (706) 946-6164
Masseria Kitchen & Bar

Masseria Kitchen & Bar

Located in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, we are a unique restaurant that prepares Mediterranean dishes with a nod toward southern Appalachian ingredients. We find the connection between the Mediterranean and Appalachia goes beyond food to a lifestyle of sustainability. We plan on continuing this tradition, growing more products specifically for Masseria and finding additional farmers who share our vision.
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Phone: (706) 946-1511
Mystic Mountain Pizza

Mystic Mountain Pizza

Mystic Mountain Pizza is currently located at 4118 E 1st St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Order your favorite pizza, pasta, salad, and more, all with the click of a button.
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Phone: (706) 946 - 0378
Chester`s Brunnenmeyer`s Bar and Grill

Chester`s Brunnenmeyer`s Bar and Grill

Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar and Grill is owned and operated by Chester’s grandson, Stuart Arp and Stacy Heath. Chester’s parents, John and Lena, owned and operated a saloon in the small town of Washington, IL, from 1896 until 1906, when the town went dry. They then turned the business into Brunnenmeyer’s grocery store, where Chester delivered groceries for many years. In 1944 Chester inherited the building and transformed it into a tavern called The Spot, where on October 5, 1952, his daughter, Mary Brunnenmeyer, and her new husband, Harlan K. Arp, had their wedding reception. Chester operated The Spot until he sold the building shortly after Mary and Harlan’s wedding.
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Phone: 706-258-2539
Misty Mountain Hops

Misty Mountain Hops

Misty Mountain Hops is a music centric restaurant, providing a social atmosphere and a place to relax and unwind. We thrive on customer service and supporting our patron’s needs. Our belief is through music and food we can provide an establishment for people of all backgrounds, generations and beliefs to come together and enjoy an enthusiastic experience of community!
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Phone: 706-946-8620
Fainting Goat Winery

Fainting Goat Winery

?Fainting Goat Vineyard, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is owned and operated by Dave and Robin Higginbotham. From conception to crush, our grapes are gently cared for and our wines are handcrafted. Taking a minimalist approach, we specialize in producing small lots of high quality wine. Our focus is to produce the best possible fruit to work with. Our appreciation for the Earth started back in Ohio while owning a self-sustaining farm. Handpicked fruits and vegetables fed not only our family but also the animals that lived off of our soil. Fond memories from our Ohio farm paved the path for us to venture into the vineyard business. Family is near and dear to our hearts; which is why we ventured into a business that allows us to work together while doing something we love. Our family owned vineyard and winery welcomes you to experience our handcrafted wines and the convivial conversation of our family.
Location: Jasper, GA
Phone: 706.692.WINE
Chateau Meichtry

Chateau Meichtry

We are a family owned and operated winery and vineyard, located in north Georgia wine country. The vineyard lies in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The rolling hills provide a perfect location for growing quality wine grapes. We invite you to come out for a tasting or a glass, while enjoying the beautiful scenery, and on weekends, enjoy live music entertainment from a great array of Georgia musicians every Saturday & Sunday from 1:30-5:30. See events page for details!! Full tours of the vineyard and winery are available every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 PM by reservation – space is limited. For parties of 6 or more, tours are also available on weekdays by appointment. Tours are $35 per person. The tour includes a tasting of 5 wines, a glass of your favorite wine at tour conclusion, and a Riedel crystal Chateau Meichtry wine glass. Please call us at (706) 502-1608 or e-mail [email protected] to book your tour today! ? Chateau Meichtry is a proud member of GA Wine Producers, North Georgia Wine Producers & Ellijay Wine Country!!
Location: Talking Rock, GA
Phone: 706-502-1608
Otts Vineyard

Otts Vineyard

Ott Farms and Vineyard is located in Ellijay, Georgia on 7+ acres of Gilmer County`s most beautiful mountain view. We currently have 4 acres of French-American hybrid grapes planted with 3 acres producing currently and hopes to add more in the future. Michael Ott and his blushing bride to be Lee Delk have created superior quality wine from their locally grown Seyval Blanc, Chambourcin, Traminette, and Lenoire grapes. Michael and Lee also source their muscadine from a local grower in South Georgia and are proud to craft their wine with unique qualities remnant of their past memories and present love. ? Ott Farms and Vineyards also features an 1800 square foot tasting room with a 30 ft x 30 ft vaulted covered pavilion and an 8 ft x 80 ft covered porch ready to accommodate you rain or shine.
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: 706-273-1891
Bear Claw Vineyard

Bear Claw Vineyard

"Bear Claw is absolutely Beautiful! Fantastic atmosphere! Drink delicious wine, play cornhole, lounge by the fire pit... truly a wonderful place. Our kids played outside in the creek and had a blast! 150% recommend!!" "This is an amazing little get away. Super quiet and close to downtown Blue Ridge. We just needed a little downtime to recharge and relax."
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Phone: 706-223-3750
Grumpy Old Men Brewery

Grumpy Old Men Brewery

Grumpy Old Men Brewing was founded in October of 2012. Our first legal brew was shipped in July of 2013. Our brewery was founded by a couple of retired beer enthusiasts that went from brewing in an outdoor shower to opening their own Micro-Brewery located in Blue Ridge, Georgia. In 2018, the guys decided it was becoming too much work so they passed over their tap handles to another Grumpy Old Man & his Crabby Old Lady. The original grumpy old men are now enjoying their retirement from the other side of the bar, drinking awesome beer. Our corporate mission is simple and will never change: If we don`t like it, we don`t drink it. If we don`t drink it, we don`t sell it.
Location: Blue Ridge, GA