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The Best Dining in Georgia’s Lake Country

From delectable fine dining lakeside to the best of Southern BBQ, Georgia’s Lake Country offers a variety of restaurant options. Don’t know where to eat first? Check out our round-up of some of the best local dining options.

Near Lake Oconee

Gaby’s by the Lake — 🌊 on the water

Located poolside at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds while offering some of the most inspiring views of Lake Oconee, Gaby’s by the Lake provides a relaxed dining experience for the entire family. Whether arriving by boat or by car, guests are welcome to enjoy the casual menu, signature cocktails and stunning view.


Café 44 is a delightful eatery serving daily specials, delicious breakfast, coffee, sandwiches, salads, and more. A must-stop for the fresh-baked pastries!

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Holcomb’s BBQ

A local’s favorite BBQ… just be sure to keep the secret. The prices are great, the service is quick, and the BBQ is always on time! Only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Greensboro.

Farmview Market

Farmview Market offers homegrown, local food sustainably-sourced and hand-selected with emphasis on flavors of the South for breakfast and lunch only. In addition to the café, a retail environment incorporates a grocery store, traditional butcher shop and farmer’s market – all featuring delicious, farm-to-table offerings.

Ruby’s of Rutledge – 🌊 on the water

Discover the hidden gem of Ruby’s of Rutledge at Hard Labor Creek State Park’s beach area. This charming loose-leaf tea house and plant-based eatery offer more than just healthy eats; it provides a retreat-like experience. Picture yourself sipping freshly steeped tea while relaxing on the adjacent sand beach of Lake Rutledge. Whether enjoyed solo or paired with a delectable plant-based menu item, Ruby’s invites you to unwind and savor the flavors of nature. Keep in mind that this delightful escape is only open seasonally during the warmer months.

The Dining Room

Treat your taste buds to an extraordinary culinary adventure at The Dining Room. With Executive Chef Russell Hays and Pastry Chef Edouard Fenouil at the helm, this intimate, superior dining restaurant offers a weekly-changing Prix Fixe menu highlighting the freshest farm-to-table ingredients and option for exceptional wine pairings. Make reservations to savor an unforgettable meal, where culinary artistry and exceptional service converge in the heart of Madison’s renowned Historic District.

Lake Oconee Bistro — 🌊 on the water

Lake Oconee Bistro Taphouse & Wine Bar welcomes you to a unique dining experience. This casual family restaurant offers a beautiful outdoor deck, a scratch kitchen, passion about great food and service along with 28 draft and craft beers on tap and an extensive wine list.

Lake House Gastro Pub — 🌊 on the water

The selection of offerings at Lake House Gastro Pub reflects a commitment to satisfying the spirit through high-quality cuisine and delighting patrons with flavorful beverages. Featuring delightful dishes crafted from the finest ingredients and a thoughtfully curated drink menu, Lake House Gastro Pub caters to a diverse range of tastes and preferences. Nestled beside the tranquil Lake Oconee, Lake House Gastro Pub welcomes visitors to partake in a delightful dining experience within a cozy and inviting ambiance.

Silver Moon

The Silver Moon transcends being merely a dining establishment; it serves as a communal haven for friends, family, and locals alike. Renowned for its made-to-order comfort fare, the restaurant boasts specialties such as fish and chips and creamy parmesan grits, alongside favored options like steaks and seafood. Weekends feature an enticing raw bar and irresistible homemade desserts. The welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by an attentive and friendly staff, ensuring every guest feels embraced as part of the Silver Moon family. There’s no hostess stand or external sign – just simply walk in and write your name on the chalkboard!

Near Lake Sinclair

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Aubri Lane’s at The Club — 🌊 on the water

Enjoy a delicious dinner paired with a stunning view! Aubri Lane’s at the Club offers a beautiful wrap-around porch perfect for admiring Lake Sinclair or watching the sunset while dining on elegant contemporary southern cuisine created using only the freshest, finest ingredients!

Taylor’s Cove — 🌊 on the water

Offering a great selection of food from oysters, to shrimp tacos, and brisket mac-n-cheese, Taylor’s Cove is located on the shores of Lake Sinclair. Dock the boat then head inside to cool off after a day of fun on the lake or dine outside for a laid back experience with live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bollywood Tacos

Just a little taco shop with a BIG imagination! Bollywood Tacos, located in downtown Milledgeville, serves up a fusion of Mexican and Indian flavors that bring some absolutely delicious dishes to the table.