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Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant
Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant

Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lakerabunhotel.com
  • Email: lakerabunhotel@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (706) 782-4946
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Service By Reservation
    Thursday- Friday: 6pm - 10pm
    Saturdays 5pm -10pm


    Brunch Every Sunday: 11am - 3pm

    Special Features:
    Featured Farmer Thursdays (May through October)
    Wednesdays Eat Your Fill Cajun Crawfish and Low Country Shrimp Boil
    Thursdays in April Festival of Wines With Exciting Wine Events Created by Chef/Sommelier Ryan Spruhan
    Sunday Brunch
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Spruhan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • 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: Jenna Tucker (706) 782-4946

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Rabun Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer a well lit parking lot on the grounds of the Hotel & Restaurant.
A word from Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant
In the mountains of North Georgia the Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant was selected as a BEST OF ATLANTA New and Noteworthy Restaurant 2010, Best Use of a Tank of Gas, and 2011, 2012, 2013 Open Table Diner's Choice Winner.

It features a creatively prepared and presented Contemporary American menu with a Southern twist n the farm to table tradition. Fresh produce locally grown is hand selected and prepared by Best Chef America Honoree, Chef Ryan Spruhan, whose entrees respect the natural flavors of high quality 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."Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful small Restaurant...with a new Chef that is even better than the previous, highly recognized, Chef; who was wonderful. Menu has new and inventive food pairings that showcase the Chef's Louisiana background. Wine selection was excellence and reasonable."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 7:00 at were sat promptly when we arrived. Food was delicious - I had the crab cakes & my husband had the shrimp & grits. For dessert we had strawberry shortcake - very happy with our meals! A lot of wine choices & a full bar...no cider beer though, only tiny complaint. Hope to go back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We chose a weekend getaway to the Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant based on a favorable on line review. We found the review to be spot on. The hotel was small and charming and we found the restaurant to be spectacular. The menu is not vast but covers all the category basics and is based on a local farm to table philosophy. We dined there on two consecutive nights and both meals were excellent. The fist night my wife had blackend Drum and I had seared scallops. Both dishes were served with very creative side dishes prepared using local mixed greens. The second evening I ordered a slow cooked pork shoulder served over local sun chokes and my wife chose shrimp and grits. Our desert was a very rich buttermilk pie. A great experience!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great restaurant in the middle of nowhere. It's a shame that the restaurant is in such an out of the place location, but a great meal if your are staying at the b&b."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Every part of our dining experience was wonderful! The servers were knowledgeable about the food and the drinks. The manager worked right next to his staff and also checked on the diners. Then I can't even fully describe how rediculously good the food is! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was the perfect mountain hide-away, and the food and service were unforgettable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Wonderful staff, wonderful food, wonderful place. Never a disappointment!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This is our second time at this restaurant and it was better than the first. I had the poached flounder which was superb. I finished the meal with the dark chocolate frozen custard and it was the best I've ever had. We will definitely return whenever we visit this area."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere hidden in the back roads of the beauty of the north Georgia mountains!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My wife and I loved the cozy atmosphere and excellently prepared food. The service was personal and relaxing. Truly a great place to dine."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Going to the Lake Rabun Hotel is always a fun experience. The servers, the fellow diners and the ambiance just totally work. It was great to have Josh and Samantha back - they are the real deal. Thanks for a great evening! Marsha and Bob McOsker"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is the place to be at Lake Rabun on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed not only our stay, but the food is delicious. Look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have a group of friends that enjoy 'Fine Dining' and living in Hiawassee, Ga have placed The Rabun Inn as a 'Top Three' restaurants within a 50 mile radius."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The venison dish was superb and the fish was perfect. Good wine and good food and five happy years with the greatest woman."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "If you're not from the area (Me and my date were visiting Helen,GA) for the weekend. Then the drive up the mountain could be quite the adventure. The food was amazing. Service was the best ever. Quality iof the food was by far best. Portions could be a little larger though. But the manager greeting us kindly. Servers kept checking on us. How was food. Even the manager stepped over a few times to check. The valentines day special menu and deserts are the best! Chef came out at the end of the night and asked us about our food and told us about the dishes we had and why he added specific ingredients. I would recommend this place to anyone!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have eaten at LRH 2x for Valentines Day. The previous year was wonderful, this year was just ok. We waited over 10 minutes to be greated and the service was average. The limited menu wasn't as good and didn't have as much of a variety as the menu the previous time and no substitutions were allowed. Just seemed a bit unorganized and unprepared for the busy day. I will try it again when it's not a holiday."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The fish special my husband had was out of this world! I ordered the filet as we like to share. Too bad I didn't order the fish as that was all we both ate! Filet was not bad, but nothing special. The mash potatoes tasted like they came out of a box with lots of water added to them, could not eat them. We have had several really good meals here and will continue to go, but will lean more towards the specials rather than the steak..."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "A Sunday Brunch birthday celebration with friends was delightful. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. The menu contained ample choices for the egg and non-egg eaters alike. Orders arrived in a timely fashion, the plate's presentation was very appealing, the food was delicious and the service excellent. All in all the outing was a total delight. We would all be happy to return."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This is fifth time I have eaten brunch at LRH and each time I get something different. This time I had shrimp and grits and a wonderful green salad with cranberries, pickled ginger, walnuts and baby lettuces with a deliciously light dressing. My friends had one of the breakfast dishes and raved about both. My husband had the waffle and fried chicken. We all agreed we would return even though we live over an hour away."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere are always great, but now there's a new chef and menu to sample. The pork shoulder special on Saturday night was amazing, glad to hear it's coming to this season's menu. Hope to get to try the fried chicken next time, it had sold out by 7:30! Must have been delicious!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Maybe our sixth time back for brunch - always enjoyable with a very welcoming staff - I appreciate the use of local farm and food providers."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "we really enjoyed our meal at LRH. Our waiter was very personable I think his name was Josh... he is a keeper. We will be back in the Spring when we return to our mt. House."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Fine dining in a refined-rustic mountain setting. Brunch entrees like crab Oscar are luscious, and fried chicken and waffles a delicious classic...share an appetizer and leave room for dessert - everything's fabulous! Food is locally sourced whenever possible, Chef Jamie has a light and deft hand, and his presentation is creative and delightful. The service is friendly, respectful and efficient. The ambience is dress-casual and comfortable. Prices are not "cheap" but are certainly reasonable, and the portions are ample. I would recommend the Lake Rabun Hotel for family occasions and that special romantic dinner, even as a weekend retreat for two in the gorgeous N. Georgia mountains. It's a lovely experience."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Second year in a row we have had brunch on Christmas Day. Beautiful food, well prepared, unique staff, lovely setting. Locavore's delight. Trout was perfect, Cajun creme brulee smooth as silk with a nice bite."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I have eaten at more restaurants than I can count and only a very few stick out in my mind. This would be one of them. Food quality is what I look for first--everything else is icing on the cake.This food was top of the line quality and the preparation was what made it outstanding! all locally grown and produced cannot be beat. My only downside was the overall atmosphere ( it was fine mind you), the tables were a liitle too close together for intimacy but not a big deal. My overall rating was top notch!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Chef Jamie continues to out-do himself. We started out with oysters wrapped in salmon. Entrée was scallops and potato dumplings and some kind of wonderful sauce. I actually thought about staying another night to be able to have it again. I don't re-live many meals, but I have that one several times."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I entertain clients at LRHR often to celebrate their purchase of homes. I enjoy sharing local culinary expertise in a quaint enviroment. They always aim to please and we are never disappointed. Anxiously awaiting the new chef transition, big culinary shoes to fill. I will never forget the basil infused grapefruit martini !!!! Pure bliss in a stem. Chef Jaime you will be missed."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We were visiting the Clayton area for the holiday and chose the Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant based on local recommendations. Buffets are usually ho hum and very difficult to pull off with any level of quality. Well, these folks did it and are definitely worth the fives star recommendation. We will definitely visit again to sample the regular menu."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This was our first visit to Lake Rabun Hotel for the Thanksgiving buffet. The area around the lake is lovely and the hotel is just flat out charming. The food was as good as some of the better restaurants we have here in the Atlanta area. If there was a negative, we would mention that there was an air of aloofness among the staff overall. My husband even overheard one of the servers complaining that "it was going to be a loooonnng day". Overall however, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would not hesitate to return. Thanks again for a lovely day."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The best TG meal we ever had! All the standard items but so well prepared. Plus many delicious ectras. Simply wonderful!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The food, philosophy and setting always make this a treat and a pleasure. The imaginative use of locally grown and crafted ingredients is important to me. I have great admiration for what the chef is doing. And the results are delightful."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Everything was awesome as usual! Chef Jamie rocks!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Our party of 6 had a most enjoyable evening in the dining room. A wonderful varied menu and a good wine list. We all can't wait to get back. Samantha provided wonderful service to us all."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The meal and the building were beyond spectacular! We had 4 entrees. WOW! The building was all old oak, cedar, and pine on the inside. Rough cedar logs, Old time large stone fireplace in the lobby. Fire going, warm! Cozy bar. The outside was all stone pathways around the tall pines, with cedar log posts and hand railings. All lit with subdued pathway lighting. As you looked at the building from the outside, you see a yellow glow out of all the windows through the pines. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!"
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "We had a group of six and all thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Rabun Hotel and Restaurant. It's a charming venue, and the staff was friendly and enthusiastic. We loved it!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We took 4 of our friends to this restaurant and all 4 thanked us profusely for having made the reservations. They enjoyed the setting, atmosphere, and food. Time and again they remarked how our decision to go to the restaurant couldn't have been improved upon. Thanks once again for a wonderful meal and super time."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We requested a quiet spot in the corner and received a wonderful spot on the outside deck in corner! It was a beautiful spot. Service was great and the service was amazing!!!! Will definitely be back!!!!"
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Beautiful,quaint inn close to Atlanta but far away feeling. You enter through a beautiful mountain garden with a small waterfall. The ambience is warm and rustic. The food is such a surprise in this out of the way location. Everything is carefully prepared for optimum taste. I had Quiche which was light fluffy and melt in my mouth. It included a nice small salad, wonderful squash medley and a wonderful yogurt parfait. Really too much food but I managed to eat most because it was all so good. My friends had crab cakes and the country ham eggs Benedict . They also loved their choices. Waitress was helpful on choices and attentive . You really can't go wrong with the food and beauty of this lovely place."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Went for Sunday brunch. The food was very good. The hostess was not nice, but the server was fine. It wasn't anything spectacular, but the food was good."
    Dined on 10/27/2013