National Tavern, situated on The National Golf Course, Executive Chef Derin Moore uses locally grown and seasonal ingredients to provide you with traditional favorites with a twist. They are open for lunch or dinner and you can choose to enjoy your meal inside or on the expansive veranda. There is a firepit and full bar as well.
Café 44 is the place to go for breakfast and lunch. Their legendary breakfast sandwiches are favorites with locals as are their omelets, fluffy pancakes, and fresh baked goods. All menu items are locally sourced and made in-house, served by some of the friendliest staff in the area. They are located at 1051 Village Park Drive in Greensboro.
The Yesterday Café, located at 114 North Main Street in Greensboro, is open for lunch, serving salads, sandwiches, and soups that are extremely popular. They offer daily specials like their chicken fried chicken, café club, grilled salmon, chili dogs, fish tacos, and more. The buttermilk pie is a favorite and many who try a slice end up buying an entire pie to take home.
Gaby’s by the Lake is a poolside bar and restaurant featuring beautiful views of the lake. The indoor and outdoor seating is rustic but fresh with a menu that features fish tacos, burgers, salads, stone-baked pizza, and more. One favorite dish is the lobster grilled cheese. With a full bar, you can also enjoy a delicious cocktail, cold beer, or glass of wine. Gaby’s is located at the Ritz-Carlton on Lake Oconee.
Linger Longer Steakhouse offers tableside carvings, hand-carved steaks, seafood, and more in an elevated dining room. Enjoy your meal by the open kitchen or sit by the double-sided stone fireplace. There is also outdoor seating available during warm weather. The steakhouse also features Chili, a raw bar experience serving tuna tartare, crab claws, lobster, and more. They are located at the Ritz-Carlton on Lake Oconee.
Filet Steak and Seafood, owned and operated by Denise Nelson, creates a warm experience for dining. The restaurant offers something for everyone for both lunch and dinner. There is also a gluten-free menu and one designed for children. The lunch menu includes house specials like the Georgia Peach All Angus Beef Hot Dog, Naan Tacos and the Filet Salad. The dinner menu includes house specials like Panko Chicken, Crispy Seared Australian Sea Bass and Meatloaf Filet Style. Be sure to try some of their unique cocktails, like the Queen Bee, Fireside Chat and Scottish Garden. The restaurant is located at 1000 Parkside Main in Greensboro.
Lake Oconee Bistro Taphouse and Wine Bar, situated in a 100-year-old building, The Magnolia House, provides great food, outstanding drinks and exceptional service. They are a casual, family-oriented restaurant providing menu items created by Gary Sofen. They use only the finest ingredients, sourced locally, for their lunch, brunch and dinner options. They are located at 1130 Lake Oconee Parkway in Eatonton.
Richard’s Wine Bar is the culmination of the dreams of Richard Matthews and his wife, Kathy. After his retirement from Pfizer, the couple moved to Reynold’s Plantation near Greensboro. Bored with retirement. Richard began investigating his love of wine, resulting in two businesses, Classic Wines and Richard’s Wine Bar. The Wine Bar offers unique foods including small plates like the crustless mini quiche of the day and beef tenderloin whips. Larger plates include lemon dill salmon and the ravioli of the day. Save room for the Bourbon Spritz Pie or Light Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake. They are located at 1210 Commerce Drive in Greensboro.
Iron Fork Café brings you family favorites handed down for generations, owned by high school sweethearts, Chris and Katie Bragg. They treat customers like family with hospitality the forefront of their restaurant, serving classic Southern cooking. House favorites include their steak sandwich, prime rib, pretzel and Katie’s famous chocolate cake. They are located at 106 Harmony Crossing.
Eighty8 Kitchen & Cocktails has served as the epicenter for social gatherings for decades, paying homage to its roots with their popular Southern-style breakfast and Sunday brunches as well as delicious dinners and specialty cocktails. The dining room is casual and comfortable, welcoming you as if you were family.
Sweet Kneads Café, located in downtown Greensboro, serves fresh baked pastries, delicious quiche and chicken salad that is a local favorite. The restaurant makes more than 100 pounds of chicken salad each week because it is so popular. They have house-made soups and sandwiches, as well as breakfast items. They serve breakfast until 11:30 AM and lunch until 4 PM. Find them at 103 Clack Circle.
Bone Island Grillhouse, locally owned and operated, is a casual restaurant serving American food. They work to make sure every guest has a memorable experience with a focus on passion, purpose and pride. It is a scratch kitchen, conceived by the Winfield siblings, Jody, Ryan and Kara. The three began their culinary career as a fish camp at Crooked Creek Marina and have evolved into a fun place to gather. They buy all ingredients locally and employ local people. Favorites include their shrimp and grits, gumbo, catfish, big bowls and jambalaya. They are located at 920 Greensboro Road.
Georgia Butts BBQ offers the “best butt in town,” serving traditional barbecue items like pulled pork, brisket, barbecue chicken, wings, Brunswick stew and more. Choose from specials like the half slab rib plate or slaw dogs. You can also grab baskets or plates made to order. They also sell their barbecue in bulk. They are located at 1137 Lake Oconee Parkway.
Mellow Mushroom is the best pizza in the Lake Oconee area and is a favorite among locals. The bright, colorful interior is fun, featuring water-themed murals as well as an orange and purple mushroom sculpture. There are also cute mushroom characters overhead, fishing from their boat. Enjoy your food inside the fun café or on the expansive deck which is also dog friendly. They are located at 105 Harmony Xing.