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Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1144 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

9:30 PM


Booked 15 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 1,144 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LJ

    LaurelJ

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic and relaxing weekend. We will be back! All the food was delicious and the service was perfect.
  2. SP

    SteveP

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great evening with friends, everyone enjoyed their entree’s. The appetizer menu was a bit boring.
  3. PM

    PennyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! All we can say is “Don’t miss this incredible place!”
  4. KE

    KellieE

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Stayed at the fish camp cottages with family to celebrate birthdays and fly fish. Great option so close. Loved eating outdoors even though the temps were high the week we were there. The setting and history of the hotel/restaurant is neat. Decent wine selection and food options.
  5. L

    Lily

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had the trout and the lamb. Both were delicious. The waitress was attentive and pleasant. The restaurant was quite warm but they had fans set up so with a delightful Strawberry Smash, it was bearable!
  6. RT

    RTBZ

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food2service1ambience4
    Service was pretty bad. We never got our salads, drinks took over 25 minutes.
  7. KC

    KathyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious and service was great. Highly recommend!
  8. KB

    KimberlyB

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is amazing!! The owner Gwen was so sweet and accommodating. Dinner and breakfast were wonderful. The hotel stay was great!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A little slow getting to us and they wasn’t that busy, food was very good.
  10. TT

    TaylorT

    Houston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We came the week of Thanksgiving and it was excellent so we decided to come back during our most recent visit. I am not sure if they were busier than expected for a Sunday evening, were short in waitstaff or we had a new server but the service was lacking this go round. We sat outside on the upper deck, I know our waiter was working the single table below us along with the others on the deck. The deck was not completely full but busy. The drink service was slow, he forgot bread and just before dinner my husband ordered another glass of wine that never came (it wasn't on the bill so it probably never got put in the order). The table next to ours ordered salads before the dinner and they forgot the salads so they came after dinner. The waiter was very nice and friendly just not sure if he was over worked or new and still learning.
  11. KR

    KevR

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    After first night disaster which ruined our anniversary this experience was much better.
  12. WF

    WillardF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as well as the service. We have enjoyed eating here in the past and expect to return with some friends on our next visit.
  13. H

    Howard

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a joy to dine in this lovely spot. Timely seating - but could have enjoyed a lovely wait with live piano and cocktails otherwise. Outdoor porch dining is perfect in the evening and noise level allows for easy conversation without straining to hear your dinner partner. if at all possible (and I keep intending to do this but never do and am constantly disappointed), coordinate with an overnight stay at the lodge. Prices are quite reasonable and check for last minute cancellations/pack an overnight bag - just in case!
  14. NN

    NayNay

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Jill, was so pleasant and attentive, when necessary. An overall wonderful birthday celebration for my husband! The ribeye was outstanding, the trout was super delicious, and the craft cocktail for the week was delicious. Up scale dining experience, but not stuffy or formal! The new bartender was a joy to talk to and watch prepare the cocktails!
  15. KR

    KevR

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Hotel stay and meal booked for our anniversary, only thing good was our server Kaylee who dealt with the numerous issues very professionally. Trying again tonight as we are still in hotel and hopefully the experience will be much better.
  16. s

    skibunny

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Always love eating here. It’s a treat to have a place like this on Lake Rabun. The menu has been the same for a long time and maybe time to switch it up. The creme brûlée was delicious.
  17. RC

    RandC

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and the food was delicious.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The trout was exceptional and the steak was perfect.
  19. JG

    JanisG

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lake Rabun Hotel restaurant is one of our favorite places to eat. The atmosphere is quaint, the staff is very friendly, and the food is excellent. We love it, and highly recommend eating here.
  20. DB

    DonB

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Good good. Personnel not very impressive
  21. j

    jgardner

    Atlanta

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We continue to enjoy splendid meals at Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant. Jill's service was outstanding and Lawson's Martinis expertly prepared. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and welcoming and the setting in this century old historic structure is remarkable. We noted a number of new items on the menu and enjoyed a few of them... the Gazpacho and the Wedge were both scrumptious as well as healthy for us. We also enjoyed the delicious Short Rib as well. Thank you all at Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant so very much! Gita and Joe Gardner
  22. R

    Ruth

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Limited menu and ribeye was like I ordered but not very tender. No veggie choice. Broccoli it is. When we finished I mentioned that bread would have been nice. She said if you want bread you have to ask for it. Why didn't she ask us if we would like bread. If you have any walking troubles it's not an easy walk down the stone steps
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sister’s birthday
  24. KM

    KatrinaMaria

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jill was an excellent waitress! Lawson is a great bartender. We enjoy dining there!
  25. B

    Birthday51

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Slow service with attitude. Caesar salad was very very fishy. Love that place but very disappointing last evening. Been going there for more than 20 years and this was the first disappointment…
  26. JP

    JodyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Charming historic inn with a restaurant inside the inn. Server was delightful and unobtrusive. Food was average with inky a few entree choices.
  27. KM

    KatrinaMaria

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Bourbon Buzz drink was excellent. We loved our waitress, Jill.
  28. J

    James

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here often, but last night was especially delicious!!! Kudos to the chef!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our date night here was memorable. We got lost on the way, but the restaurant made up for it! The food was to die for, and it was reasonably priced! I’m so happy we made the drive.
  30. RB

    RobertB

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic evening! The menu though simple is extremely good and we very much enjoyed our salad as well as our entrées. Service was excellent. Ambience is always wonderful.
  31. e

    ellen

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    This is my second meal at Lake Rabun Restaurant - it was very good but unfortunately not as outstanding as the one 3 1/2 years ago. It is, however, the best in the area so for that alone I would recommend it. They seem to be struggling with staffing issues but who isn't? I hate the Trout and it was good.
  32. WW

    WayneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely hidden gem. Nice menu selections and wonderful service. Very quaint place. Would love to return for a stay at the hotel.
  33. LF

    LoveFarmtoTableandComfort

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I dont know if my expectations were too high, i am a DC transplant, this restaurant was not of quality I expected for farm to table. Lobster bisque was cold, it was tasty but actually cold, not meant to be gazpacho. Very disappointed. Wine selection minimal and just "popular" wines, not unique curation based on principles of farm to table. The hostess staff need hospitality coaching, i will be speaking with their manager, extremely off-putting (will spare details here). Overall experience not the charming environment and quality food that is portrayed. Nice to try out but wont be returning. Maybe good for locals who can overlook details expected for these prices.
  34. C

    Cory

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my top two favorite restaurants in the area. The staff are always very friendly, and there’s always some kind of fish on the menu that tastes pretty incredible. We’ll definitely be back again.
  35. NN

    NayNay

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special place! A person must experience it on their own to appreciate it.
  36. LF

    LouF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The vegetables were barely cooked, hard as rocks and even difficult to cut, much less eat. The rest was fine. Probably should have sent them back for more cooking, so that i could give a better review. I do like the place, nice setting.
  37. j

    jgardner

    Atlanta

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful evening at Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant. We were seated on "The Porch" at our favorite table and Jessie was outstanding as our server tonight ensuring that every aspect of our "date night" meal was fantastic. Lawson's Martini's were superb as always and the serving of each course of the delicious food was timed perfectly. PLUS... the ambiance is most relaxing and everyone is so kind and friendly. We SO enjoy dining at Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant! Thank you so very much. Gita and Joe Gardner
  38. t

    tomy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok but not exceptional. Same for the service. Good ambiance. Ok for a one time meal but not one I'd rush to go to again. Ambience makes it good for a special occasion.
  39. MT

    MarlaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Cobb salad too mayonnaise-y. Seating a challenge. First seated facing a solid interior wall. Asked to move.
  40. SG

    SarahG

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Our server (Jessica) was very nice, but incredibly slow and smelled like cigarettes each time she came to the table. She seemed much more unprofessional than the other servers. The food was wonderful. Great atmosphere.

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 4.4 stars by 1144 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 15 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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