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11 Delicious Restaurants in Dahlonega, Georgia

Are you looking for the best places to eat in Dahlonega? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Dahlonega is not only a beautiful mountain town, but it has a great restaurant scene too! From classic barbecue to a classic Southern breakfast, here the best restaurants in Dahlonega for your next meal.

Capers on the Square, Dahlonega, Georgia

Best Restaurants in Dahlonega

1. Foothill Grill

Breakfast, Southern

Foothill Grill, Dahlonega, Georgia

Foothill Grill is the best place in Dahlonega for breakfast. This small, family-owned diner serves all-day breakfast and Southern classics for lunch.

It looks like a hole-in-the-wall from the outside, but the parking lot is always packed. The locals love it, and it’s a Saturday breakfast hot spot.

They’re known for their fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls (which are huge), their fresh biscuits, huge portions, great prices, and friendly staff.

I recommend the Biscuits & Gravy, a Breakfast Platter, and the Cinnamon Roll.

995 Morrison Moore Pkwy W, Dahlonega, GA 30533

2. Spirits Tavern

Burgers, Pub

Spirit's Tavern, Dahlonega, Georgia

Spirits Tavern is one of the best places in Dahlonega for a burger. Their menu features gourmet burgers and craft cocktails specially designed by their mixologists.

The space is small, so if they’re busy you might have a little wait, but it’s well worth it.

They’re known for their huge burgers with unique toppings, their friendly bartenders who can mix you up something amazing, and their delicious tater tots.

I recommend the Laveau Voodoo and the Rude Awakening burgers.

19 E Main St UNIT D, Dahlonega, GA 30533

3. Shenanigans

Irish, Pub

Shenanigans Irish Pub, Dahlonega, Georgia

Shenanigans is an Irish pub just off the historic Dahlonega Square. The restaurant is tucked away in the basement of the historic Strickland house, the walls covered in dollar bills, live entertainment nearly every night, and the largest beer selection in town.

The interior is dim and a little cramped, just like an authentic Dublin pub. They also have a covered patio and an open-air deck that is pet friendly.

They’re known for their authentic classic Irish dishes, like fish & chips and shepherd’s pie. They’re also one of the best places in town to hear live music.

I recommend the Guinness Chicken & Mash and the Paddy Melt.

87 N Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533

4. Bourbon Street Grille

Cajun, Seafood

Bourbon Street Grille, Dahlonega, Georgia

Bourbon Street Grille is a taste of New Orleans in Dahlonega. The restaurant is located right on the Square inside the historic Hall House (one of the most haunted spots in Dahlonega).

The restaurant features two stories of dining area with an upstairs open-air balcony (your most likely place to bump into a spirt) and a pet-friendly deck out back.

On the menu, you’ll find Cajun-inspired favorites made with sustainably sourced seafood. They serve brunch, lunch, and dinner.

I can recommend their Gator Bites and their Shrimp Po’ Boy or a Crawfish Po’ Boy. Finish your meal with a plate of giant, delicious Beignets.

90 Public Square N, Dahlonega, GA 30533

5. Zen Ramen & Bento

Japanese, Ramen

Zen Ramen and Bento, Dahlonega, Georgia

Zen Ramen & Bento is one of the few Japanese restaurants in Dahlonega. They specialize in ramen noodle dishes and bento boxes.

This adorable little ramen bar is like you’ve been transported right to Japan. They have tonkotsu ramen (pork base), shoyu ramen (soy base), and vampire ramen (no broth but an extremely spicy sauce).

Their bento boxes come with rice, corn edamame salad, fried gyoza, fried meat ball, sausage, and lettuce pickle, with your choice of protein. They also have tacos and boba tea.

I recommend the Tonkotsu Zen Ramen, the Fried Pork Gyoza, and the Tonkotsu Kamikaze Ramen if you like spicy.

51 W Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533

6. Montaluce Winery & Restaurant

European, Winery

Montaluce Winery and Restaurant Alfredo Pasta and Wine

Montaluce Winery & Restaurant has a farm-focused menu that matches their hand-crafted wines in a venue with incredible mountain views.

All of their dishes are prepared fresh on-site with influences from different European cuisines, mixed with some Southern classics. Menus change seasonally.

You’ll love dining with a breathtaking view overlooking the North Georgia Mountains and the Montaluce vineyards.

I recommend the Cajun Shrimp Alfredo and a glass of their Sparkling Moscato.

501 Hightower Church Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533

7. Gustavo’s Scratch Kitchen

Pizza, Italian

Gustavo's Scratch Kitchen, Dahlonega, Georgia

Gustavo’s Scratch Kitchen is a great place in Dahlonega for pizza. They make all their dough, sauces, meatballs, dressings, and even croutons from scratch.

In addition to their delicious pizzas, they also have a great selection of beers and ciders and a nice variety of cocktails.

The staff are friendly, and the portions are huge so you’ll definitely want to be prepared to take home leftovers.

I recommend The Chaz Pizza, the Calzone, or the Stromboli.

16 Public Square S, Dahlonega, GA 30533

8. GrapeVine’s Italian Restaurant

Italian, Pasta

GrapeVine's Italian Restaurant, Dahlonega, Georgia

GrapeVine’s Italian Restaurant is a casual Italian eatery with traditional dishes from Lasagna to Chicken Pamplona.

They’ve been serving the Dahlonega community for over 30 years and are a local favorite for Italian food.

This restaurant has a cozy atmosphere, amazing food, and huge portions so you’ll have plenty to take home with you.

I recommend the Meat and Cheese Board and the Baked Ziti.

51 N Grove St, Dahlonega, GA 30533

9. North Georgia BBQ Dahlonega

Barbecue, Southern

North Georgia BBQ Dahlonega, Georgia

North Georgia BBQ Dahlonega serves good, old-fashioned barbecue with prime cuts of meat smoked daily so that it is juicy and flavorful.

They’ve been serving delicious barbecue in Dahlonega for over 20 years in their casual, counter-service digs.

They’re known for the Pig Melt, their signature sandwich that is a grilled cheese on Texas toast with chopped porch and your choice of BBQ sauce.

I recommend the BBQ Pork Plate with a Rib added and a side of Mac n’ Cheese and Fries.

59 E Main St Unit 2, Dahlonega, GA 30533

10. Picnic Café and Dessertery

Bakery, Café

Picnic Cafe and Dessertery, Dahlonega, Georgia

The Picnic Café and Dessertery is a family-owned bakery and café that has been serving Dahlonega for over 20 years.

You’ll find them located right in the heart of Dahlonega on the Square. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch, finished off with homemade dessert. The restaurant is small, but it’s definitely cozy and very small town.

Their menu is made using their own family recipes, from chicken salad to their cakes. They’re open for breakfast and lunch.

I recommend their Sweet Georgia Peach Chicken Salad Sandwich and something sweet from the bakery.

30 Public Square S, Dahlonega, GA 30533

11. Canopy + The Roots

Coffee, Bakery

Canopy + The Roots, Dahlonega, Georgia

Canopy + The Roots is a really unique coffee shop. In fact, calling it a coffee shop is very limiting. It’s also a community venue for open-mic nights and concerts, comedy classes, gallery art shows, and film screenings, as well as a yoga studio.

This cozy lounge is filled with floor to ceiling plants. Their coffee bar serves Costa Rican fresh-ground coffee and fresh pastries.

They offer memberships so you can enjoy bottomless coffee as well as ticket discounts and more.

I recommend their Spice Infused Cold Brew and a muffin or fresh-baked bread from the bakery.

53 W Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Dahlonega Restaurants Map

Hungry for some amazing cuisine in Dahlonega? Check out the map below to find all the restaurants listed in this post.

I hope you find somewhere amazing to eat on your visit to Dahlonega!

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