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Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1222 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
In the mountains of North Georgia the Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant has been welcoming guests since 1922. Restored in 2008, the hotel and restaurant offer the best of rustic elegance. From the antique heart pine walls to the locust beams on our deck, expect unique, local craftsmanship. The decor is rich with period antiques, hand-woven rugs, and local artwork.

It features a creatively prepared and presented Contemporary American menu with a Southern twist in the farm to table tradition. Fresh produce locally grown is hand selected and prepared by our Chef de Cuisine, whose entrees respect the natural flavors of high quality, humanely raised and locally harvested food. His kitchen produces cuisines from many regions including Classical French, Southern USA, and Mediterranean. Many guests describe the food at the Lake Rabun Hotel as "the best in the mountains."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (706) 782-4946

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • Catering

    We provide catering for on and off site weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid luncheons, farewell breakfasts, business luncheons, special events and parties.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining may be reserved for corporate or special parties in the main dining room, parlor, covered outside deck, or our Tree Top Deck. We specialize in smaller weddings (100 guests), corporate meetings and holiday parties. Contact us today for availability.

  • Private party contact

    Josh Addis: (706) 782-4946

  • Neighborhood

    Clayton

  • Cross street

    Lake Rabun Road

  • Parking details

    We offer a well lit parking lot on the grounds of the Hotel & Restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,222 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The place was charming. It was a good atmosphere for a date night. Menu items were “upscale”. We ordered a wedge salad. Chipotle squash soup (special), Brussels sprouts and we ordered the special pork to share. We asked for the salad without cheese, first one had cheese and we were able to get one without fairly quickly - our server was very kind. The soup was mediocre and I wouldn’t order again. The sprouts were almost burnt. I am aware that they are to be served crispy, but they were close to over cooked. Received the wrong order for our main entree. When they brought the correct order out (pork chop) it was raw in the center. In the end we just asked for the entree to be removed from the bill and left. I do believe most establishments would have comped our meal, or at least we would have heard from a manager. I would probably try here again, but there would be a hesitation.
  2. S

    Steve

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Meals were excellent. Sides--Mac & Cheese, collards were outstanding
  3. DA

    DAVIDF

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I usually have the Sunday brunch four or five times a year and have been for the past seven years or so. It has always been a great experience all around and have never been disappointed. It is our favorite place to eat.
  4. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the pecan crusted trout. That's a standard entree in good north Georgia restaurants and I have ordered it at other places. This was the best so far-- crispy skin, tasty fish (a given), and an assertive and tasty crust of pecans and capers. My husband enjoyed his lamb chops, which came with collards, as well. Wine selection good. Perfect Cosmopolitan from the bar. Service good.
  5. J

    Jawjagrrl

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We've been going here for special occasions for years - great atmosphere near the lake in a wonderful venue filled with primitive furniture and charm. The bartenders have always been great and we enjoyed our mule and bee's knees cocktails. Thanksgiving can be tricky, but they handled well with a nice buffet that was well scheduled for ease of guest enjoyment. Most items were served to you, which made it more difficult to make your own plate "jenga" work or fine tune portions (I'm pretty keto and wanted lots of turkey and greens and had to ask for more meat). Desserts were a mixed bag - my torte was delicious but my spouse had apple pie that was likely a cisco item, very unusual for here. Cocktails were great and servers attentive. I'd make this 5 stars except for price point ($100+ for a buffet is high) and some of the desserts. All of the other dishes were outstanding. We'll likely be back for Christmas and NYE too.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thankgiving
  7. JP

    JessieP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food across the board was amazing and we were disappointed at being full when there was so much more to enjoy! Servers were kind and respectful. The ambience is perfect. We loved it and only wish it was open on Mondays and Tuesdays so we could repeat!
  8. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place to have dinner. Food was great. We live in Rabun County and this is our favorite go to place for special occasions
  9. WD

    WillD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and amazing atmosphere!
  10. V

    Vince

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow the restaurant here is awesome! While waiting for our table we sat at the bar and the bartender David was great. We had an Old Fashioned with the recommended local distillers bourbon from Moonrise. It was so perfect we had to have another! For dinner we started with the Burrata which was well prepared with arugula and balsamic vinegar. Most places we've eaten at it comes with some bread or crostini but this didn't come with any and honestly it was so good we really didn't miss it. Main courses were the pepper crusted house filet and a coriander Mahi Mahi. The filet was spectacular and the Mahi Mahi was also excellent with a great couscous salad. If you are anywhere nearby please be sure and stop in. Food, atmosphere and service are all wonderful!
  11. SF

    SteakFrites

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my wife’s birthday dinner and the food and service were excellent. Love the ambiance of the old lodge!
  12. N

    Nelu

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The overall atmosphere is old school in a wonderful setting. The greeters need more training, they came across as unfriendly and clueless about the clientele. The service was good, just the drinks came out slow, it seemed that the bartender was busy chatting. The food is excellent, the lamb chops were top notch. The menu is not very big, but it is not a problem. Prices were reasonable.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on November 9, 2022Unfortunately, we were not up to your expectations this trip but thank you for bringing to light some of our areas that need improvement in. The Greeters were in training, and this was their first night as our hostess. We have brought this to their attention as they are in training for another two weeks, this will be fixed so your next visit will be a more pleasantly inviting one! Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback. This is how we become better!

  13. JC

    JCP2

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick girls get away to mountains
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    We had a great dinner, but even though I included that it was my husband’s birthday nobody acknowledged that, so attention to detail lacked there. However, the food was excellent. On the other hand, the accommodations, the fish cottage #2 was a total disappointment. The second room would have a full size bed good enough for one person, and the floor looked disgusting and need replacement asap. I was looking for this visit for a couple of years, hoping to book something nice for my husband’s birthday. This was not really nice but the price was definitely high, so I would say that what you advertise in the pictures doesn’t match the reality, unfortunately.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on November 9, 2022We in the Restaurant are sorry that your Husband's Birthday was not acknowledged, Dana. It was noted on your reservation that it was indeed Charlie's Birthday and that you would be dining with your parents. We do have a few new servers so they might not have remembered that we do offer a birthday dessert. Our apologies there! We are glad to hear that on the other hand, your meal was excellent so thank you for the feedback! On your next visit to the Restaurant, please enjoy a dessert on us.

  15. JW

    JillW

    Atlanta

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding food in this quintessential, Lake community icon! Even when the power went out locally, during our meal generator kicked on and Staff carried on! Daily specials were tried by two of us, the Filet with Parmesan risotto, and the creamy sun dried tomato pasta. As well as two regular menu features: The pecan encrusted trout and airline ck with hard cider mac n cheese. All excellent!!! Hats off to our very patient waitress who obviously had experience dealing with ornery customers!! We had one in our party whom she dealt with, with humor and no nonsense service. And gave him space ( not deserved) until he chilled out. Well done Jill… what a gem of a staff member you have there!!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We liked the dinner experience. Overall I reduced the rating simply due to the fact the reception upon arriving and the experience of being seated was not friendly, or inviting but more like we were putting out the hostess. Our waitress was very friendly and professional.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David the bartender was excellent. Gave excellent service and excellent recommendations.
  18. b

    billr

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, staff and atmosphere is exceptional. Our server was attentive and the food perfectly prepared. Just stepping into the Lake Rabun Hotel sets a relaxing mood. The dining area on the heated porch is rustic, yet the atmosphere is elegant. The menu varied, wine list ample and service spot on.
  19. J

    sujanaJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    It’s unfortunate that the food and service wasn’t as amazing as the view and the hundred year old building that it is located in. Our server looked bored and clearly didn’t want to be there. We heard him being asked when we walked in if he was ready for his party (4 adults, 2 children ages 9 and 11) and you could almost hear his eyes rolling from across the room. The coffee that we desperately needed tasted water down and very weak. We mentioned it to our server and he seemed confused, smirky, and is interested. Our food came out relatively quickly but almost every plate had something wrong. One person was missing their home fries, bacon was missing on another, the waffles were either overcooked or dry, and they didn’t really have options for children (no pancakes, etc). The food was mediocre at best and definitely not with the hype we thought a location such as this should have commanded. All-in-all, very disappointing and not with the $88 we paid (plus tip, which we shouldn’t have given).
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was our first visit since moving to this area. It truly lived up to all the great reviews I read before booking the reservation. A very charming atmosphere, just what I wanted for celebrating our anniversary. The service is friendly and attentive. The bartender is excellent. My wife had the pork tenderloin and raved about it. My seafood was great too. We loved it so much we brought our adult daughter and her husband to the Sunday brunch. We had a great time and they also loved everything about this place. We will definitely come back often.
  21. KS

    KristiS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place. Not happy with the cabin we rented from them but the restaurant was great!
  22. J

    Jfer

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lake Rabun Hotel is a great place for a date. it is very easy to have a private, quiet conversation. The servers are professional, the food is very good, and the location is wonderful.
  23. KP

    KathyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    One of our favorite dining experiences! We love it!

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for stopping in, Kathy. We look forward to your next visit!

  24. d

    daisyd90

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. We visited for brunch and menu was very standard. Maybe dinner has more choices along the farm to table theme. Service was very good.
  25. RJ

    RJ67

    Atlanta

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    If you're coming from the city, it's worth the drive - brunch was superb. We'll definitely be back to take part in the dinner menu. Our entire group was impressed.
  26. MP

    MsPT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Four stars were given instead of five because of my expectations since the restaurant was noted to be in the top 100 in the country. I was there for Sunday brunch and had Eggs Benedict that came with cheese grits and fried potatoes. It was good, cooked the way I asked, just nothing special. A friend had a vegetable quiche and said it was “okay.” The staff were pleasant and helpful. The 100 year old hotel is interesting, but be aware that the stone walkway can be a little difficult for someone with a disability. Overall, a pleasant experience.
  27. C

    Carol

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no place quite like the Lake Rabun Hotel. You cannot put a price on the ambience and you will be so pleased with the delicious food and friendly service.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for the kind words, Carol. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  28. KC

    KChatt

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found a gem in this restaurant. Delicious food, awesome service, and quiet atmosphere. Beautiful location.
  29. G

    Grammy

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening from entering the Inn to leaving. The bartender was so helpful with picking drinks and delicious. We all had something different for dinner and each dish served beautifully and tasted the same. Our server was so friendly, helpful in every way! Can't wait to return

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us this stellar review, Grammy! We were delighted that y'all chose to spend your Anniversary with us! I will relay your sentiments to our staff and it truly was a pleasure. We will see you both soon.

  30. MM

    MichaelM

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. David, the bartender, was very helpful.
  31. DA

    DAVIDF

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going there for 15 years and have never been disappointed with anything.
  32. MR

    MeredithR

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant and always have to visit when in the area!
  33. MW

    MeganW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy, comfortable, and welcoming. The food is EXCELLENT, and the service is top-notch.
  34. ES

    EleanorS

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and wonderful service we enjoyed everything though a little remote.
  35. M

    anthonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, loved the cozy atmosphere. Will going again
  36. SS

    SallyS

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reunion of high school friends
  37. d

    davids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Fish was spoiled and sent back. Comp’d us nothing. Won’t be back
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a very quiet off the beaten path find. From the excellent bartender to our server who recommended my dish it was a great night of dining. We had the pork belly appetizer which was crispy yet tender with a bit of a kick to it. Lamb and trout were our main courses, lamb was cooked perfectly and the trout was just as amazing. I would definitely come back!!
  39. DS

    DonnaS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved everything except one thing. Table was too close to next table. Felt very uncomfortable with that.
  40. R

    Rocky

    Atlanta

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife up for a Sunday brunch to get out of Atlanta and enjoy the North GA mountains. Very cozy hotel and restaurant with a welcoming staff. Food was excellent and service was great with large portions and great value. More important the setting is lovely on lake Rabun and enjoyed the drive around the area after. Some nice wineries in the area as well for afternoon adventures. Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (706) 782-4946.

Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant

35 Andrea Lane, Lakemont, GA 30552

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Rabun Road

  • Neighborhood

    Clayton

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer a well lit parking lot on the grounds of the Hotel & Restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (706) 782-4946

  • Catering

    We provide catering for on and off site weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid luncheons, farewell breakfasts, business luncheons, special events and parties.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining may be reserved for corporate or special parties in the main dining room, parlor, covered outside deck, or our Tree Top Deck. We specialize in smaller weddings (100 guests), corporate meetings and holiday parties. Contact us today for availability.

  • Private party contact

    Josh Addis: (706) 782-4946

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