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Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant
Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glenella.com/our-restaurant/
  • Email: info@glenella.com
  • Phone: (706) 754-7295
  • Hours of Operation: Evenings: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Beginning in September, our restaurant will be closed most Sunday and Monday evenings with a few exceptions. Please contact the restaurant directly to confirm availability.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Bill Wilder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A private dining room is available in the inn"s restaurant which will accommodate up to 35 people. For larger groups, 35 to 140 people, we offer our spacious outdoor open air pavilion. The pavilion has drop down clear view panels as well as heaters for use during winter months. Dozens of menu offerings are available for larger groups providing the ability to create a personalized menu for your group. Facility fee or minimum food charges may be applicable.
  • Private Party Contact: Debbie Brunen (706) 754-7295
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please call directly for Thanksgiving Buffet reservations 2014.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orchard Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking with handicap access.
A word from Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant
Glen-Ella Springs Inn Restaurant is open to the public and inn guests beginning at 5:30 pm. Offering one of the finest dining experiences in North Georgia, the restaurant prepares American Continental cuisine with a Southern flare. The setting is rustic, yet elegant and features fireside and outdoor dining depending on the season. Recognized as one of the Top Dining Destinations in the state, Glen-Ella Springs Inn has long been recognized as a north Georgia favorite.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Glen Ella has been one of our favorite local restaurants for years. Their lamb is simply out of this world. The rural landscape and rustic ambiance is charming. The owners and staff are friendly. and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! Even the breakfast was amazing! My boyfriend is a chef, and he definitely enjoyed it. We also loved the cranberry sorbet. We wanted more! Thank you for a wonderful dinner!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "You'll always find good food here, along with a wonderful atmosphere, whether you're sharing the evening with a loved one or with special friends and family!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Go early in the evening when it is quiet. We did 5:30 on Saturday evening. Sit on the patio. Slip the cat some fish."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have been going to Glen Ella Springs for dinner for many years, maybe 20 years. I love the location, down a dirt road. Our visit on March 6, was for my birthday. I invited 8 people plus my husband and myself. It was the perfect place to celebrate my big birthday. Thanks Glen Ella!!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We have a house at Lake Rabun and had not been to Glen Ella in several years. In our earlier visit the food was fine, but in this visit, the food was outstanding. Creative dishes, substantial servings, lots of good vegetables. A number of good choices on the wine list at a substantial discount to prices in Atlanta restaurants. Finally, and best: a warm welcome, excellent and friendly service. We will be going back soon."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We took two dear friends out for dinner at GE to repay their kindness and hospitality when we couldn't be with family over the holidays due to weather and illness. We are so glad we chose GE as a place to do that. The food was fantastic (as it always is) and the service equally so. My husband had his favorite, shrimp and grits dish, and said it was better then ever. I had the special which was halibut with jasmine infused rice and it was lovely. Our guests had salmon and chicken respectively and thoroughly enjoyed them. We had brie in pastry with sliced apples drizzled with caramel for an appetizer and it was perfect to share. Dessert was key lime pie, another favorite of my husbands, and it was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a delightful Valentine's dinner here and were placed, as requested on Open Table, next to one of the fireplaces. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and the seafood and pasta was delicious. Lovely evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "All the food was great. We stayed at the inn and the restaurant alone will keep us coming back. The Valentines special menu was very good and the portions were generous for such high quality food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "There are very few good restaurants in the Lake Rabun/Lake Burton area, but this is one of them. The ambience is wonderful. We were there on a cold winter night, and the fireplaces and warm surroundings of the late 19th century inn were perfect. The wait staff is attentive and well trained, and the other people we met were friendly. The food was good but not excellent. Appetizers were a very good French onion soup and nice crab cakes -- properly prepared but nothing special. Beef tenderloin (cooked as requested), with excellent potatoes and OK green beans, and my wife had some delicious lamb chops. But the side dishes and sauces were barely warm. Good wine list. The kitchen had an off night but we definitely will return."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Food was awesome! Had the lobster tails for New Year's Eve and they melted in our mouth."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My husband and brother had the New Zealand lamb - it was excellently prepared. I had the special of the day, monkfish, which was very good. My sister and her husband had the beef tenderloin and it was also very good."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Two members of our party ordered the scallops (OK we are in the mountains so what were they thinking?) Actually the scallops were fine but the bacon they were wrapped in was too hard. The server noticed that most of the dish went untouched. She immediately offered to remove them from our bill and asked if we wanted something else. We were fine and grateful. Within minutes the manager came by and apologized. That won major points, but in the name of above and beyond they actually called me on Thanksgiving Day to apologize. We had a good meal, well priced wine, and enjoyed the setting. I'd highly recommend you give them a try."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Always a great experience. Wonderful food, impeccable service and beautiful setting."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "1 had - French Onion soup - loved it! 2 had Taco Soup - too spicy - tasted it later that night. 3 had Trout, 1 had Salmon; all had terrific flavor but, all were cooked too long and were dried out.. Expected and wanted a remember able dinner - it wasn't and it wasn't worth it."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We had a later reservation on an off-night. Food was great. Service was friendly and attentive. It was our anniversary, so we also received a small gift. We'll definitely go again, and take friends. Be aware this is located on a gravel road, don't think you're lost. Best access is from Hwy 441."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Have been here for events with heavy horderves which were very good. Heard someone say their restaurant service and food was also very good. So for our 42nd. anniversary we decided to try it out. We had a nice quite evening sitting by the fire place on a cold night with great food. Can't get any better than that ! Would certainlly reccomend it Glen-Ella to anyone. This is also a great Bed & Breakfast if your looking for a nice quite spot in the mountains with great food."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The Glen Ella Springs restaurant was absolutely wonderful!! Everything we ate was delicious and well prepared. The staff was very attentive. We highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Whether you stay a the Inn or not the restuarant is outstanding. The food is prepared with a great deal of care, and the presentation is great. The taste of everything is fresh. I had the tenderloin and have had no better one from Bern's in Tampa, Morton's, Ruth Chris, etc. It is a great place to celebrate an anniversary or honeymoon. The staff was courteous and attentive. Just an outstanding experience."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Everyone you take to GES will be shocked such a gem hides in the woods in North Georgia. Honestly. You may take the most well-traveled Fortune 500 CEO restaurant "aficionado" (you know the type ;-) ) to GES for dinner and all they will do is rave afterwards... "I just never would have guessed such a fantastic restaurant could be 'hiding' out here like this?!" Looking for a great dinner and evening? You cannot go wrong at GES. It is the perfect dinner answer."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Would highly recommend. Very relaxing and put of the way location. Have to know where you are going or could easily get lost. Turn of the century facilities but very charming. Best rack of lamb I have ever eaten."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "The salads and main courses were fantastic. Best Key Lime pie I have every had!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2013