Appalachia has long been known for its plentiful outdoor activities, beautiful mountain views, and Southern hospitality. But did you know that it is also a great region for good eating? Some of the best restaurants in North Georgia are right around the corner. With so many different mouth-watering and soul-satisfying places to eat in the vicinity, it’s hard to keep track of where to find the best food. Lucky for us, our friends at the Blue Ridge commerce center have created a handy guide for all the restaurants in the area, you can check it out HERE. Its a large list, and since so many people ask every year I’m going to give you a list of OAC’s favorites!
If you are starting in the Blue Ridge area, or traveling that way, check out Trailer Drive-In or Pete’s Place for breakfast. A fabulous farm to table lunch can be found at Harvest On Main. Wrap the day up with dinner and a beer at Chester Brunnenmeyer’s or for a more polished environment, give The Black Sheep a call.
If you are traveling toward us from the Cleveland TN side of river, the guide above doesn’t really help much. Thankfully we can help. We recommend stopping for breakfast at the Ocoee Dam Deli, its right off the side of Hwy 64 on the way to the outpost. The breakfast burrito’s and pancakes are amazing. Lunch is best found at City Cafe Diner in Cleveland TN. On the way back through, be sure to stop at Aubrey’s or Jenkins for dinner. Both have a full service bar and a diverse menu. If you are wanting to have a romantic getaway with your significant other, book a dinner table at the Bald Headed Bistro, the restaurant has an excellent wine list and high grade steaks.
If you plan on staying local check out our guide favorites, Habenero’s Tex Mex and The Copper Grill. Both of these are located in Copper Hill TN. Just a few miles from our outpost.