Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

4.8
343 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
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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 mountains, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Evenings: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday through Saturday.
Please contact the restaurant directly to confirm availability.
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Phone number
(706) 754-7295
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kyle Arddison
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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.
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Private party contact
Luci Kivett: (706) 754-7295
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Orchard Road
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Parking details
Free parking with handicap access.
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Special events & promotions
Special menus are created and offered on New Year's Eve and Valentines Day. Be sure to make your reservation early to ensure you get your preferred time to dine with us.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
343 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
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4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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L
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you all! Lovely evening and wonderful food and wine...and especially beautiful garden!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!! Best meal we’ve had in a very long time. Your chef is a very talented young man. Jasmine, our waitress, was excellent and very friendly. My parents ate at Glen-Ella and now I understand why they enjoyed it so much. Thank you for a very relaxing evening and delicious meal.

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LP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, and wonderful atmosphere.
A great place to meet with friends and enjoy a really good meal.

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GS
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quaint location and environment; recommend taking advantage of this special historical place when in Clayton area. Food was awesome! I would rate this a must try!

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j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner and breakfast at the inn. Both were excellent.

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LC
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent a most lovely, quiet Fourth of July here for dinner. As usual, food super and service excellent!

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at Glen-Ella. We had a delightful evening. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing, the service impeccable, and the food so delicious. From the strawberry vinaigrette salad straight through to the home churned strawberry peach ice cream, the dinner was great. I would recommend to anyone Glen-Ella Springs. Don't save it just for special occasions. We will be back, 'just because it's Friday'.

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AB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy little restaurant tucked in the mountains near Clarkesville. I had the Beef Tenderloin, and it was melt-in-your-mouth tender. Service was top-notch. Be warned: our navigator took us on an unpaved road that crossed a shallow stream. I suggest calling them for better directions. Restaurant is pricey, but totally worth the cost.

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place!! The food is always perfect and the desert incredible! So relaxing!

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BG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have visited this restaurant several times and it has always been very good. The food, wines and service are excellent.

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D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food...lives up to its #1 rating...the French onion soup, crab cakes, lamb and trout were the best we have ever had...thank you!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a great anniversary dinner. The Trout was awesome. Really, all courses / dishes were very well done. The only frustration was the service. It's not a large place (6 tables, 3 waitresses) and we were first to be seated and order. Took 2 1/2 hours which isn't an extremely long time but, four other tables that were seated immediately after us were finished a solid 30 to 40 minutes before us.

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DT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and spectacular service!!!! Our server was very attentive to our needs without being bothersome!! A great way to spend our 15th wedding anniversary!!

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SL
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating Father’s Day w/ family—a great dinner, perfect weather on the terrace...just a wonderful evening! The staff & owners always make you feel right at home.

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J
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, secluded spot. Fabulous food. Jazmine was an outstanding server.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and the wine were great, and the dining room is nice! There was a bit of a delay, but the staff was very accommodating.

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SW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glen Ella never disappoints! We celebrated my MILs 85th birthday and the evening was enjoyed by all! Delicious food and excellent staff!

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SL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another great visit to G-E for an end-of-school-year date night. The food was excellent as usual. The atmosphere was timeless and magical. As the last hour of late spring daylight gave way to nightfall, the air on the outdoor terrace naturally cooled down a few degrees. Tiny lights twinkled throughout the garden. The market salad, entrees and dessert set the pace for an peaceful, enjoyable evening. Thanks to all who make it so special each time!

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great setting, very good food. Service staff was great. If you are in the neighborhood worth the drive.

One negative - beer was not cold.

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glen-Ella Springs is a special, one-of-a-kind place and is owned and run by some of the kindest people on the planet. We don’t eat there nearly often enough, but everyone time we do we ask ourselves “why have we not come back sooner”! The food is fantastic and the setting is idyllic. It is a hidden gem in Northeast Georgia that everyone should experience at least once (but hopefully many times) in their lifetime.

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HC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu selections. Everything I’ve tried has been delicious. Our favorite is the lamb. The staff is professional. Owners on site. Clean and Peaceful atmosphere.

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DT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Unusual setting and dining area. The presentation of the meal was top shelf with reasonable portions, reasonable selections, and extraordinary flavors.

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LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb is absolutely fabulous. There is a limited menu but it is all excellent. There is chicken, fish, beef and lamb as well as salads so something for everyone. The setting is relaxing and the history of the facility which was built in the 1800’s is fascinating.

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LC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary here as we always try to do as well as many other special occasions thru the year. Hospitality Plus reigns here! The food is consistently excellent. If you are looking for that 'special place' in your life to spend a joyful evening in the heart of a beautiful woods, this is it. You make memories at Glen Ella.

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a
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here several times over the years. Food was inventive and well presented. It is worth the drive.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ate evening dinner here with my 13-year-old daughter. It was a treat. Loved the wood everywhere, walls and floor and a wood-beamed ceiling. The food was absolutely wonderful (we had the beef tenderloins and the lamb). Our server was obviously new - she seemed somewhat nervous and overlooked a couple of things, but she was very sweet and I didn't mind being some of her first customers. I would definitely want to eat here again if given the opportunity. (And I would love to try a table on the outdoor porch if the weather were accommodating.)

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LC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!Peanutbutter brownie ice cream was amazing.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have eaten at GlennElla Springs a number of times over the past two decades. It's always been a good dining experience, but this last time was particularly outstanding. The "new" owners of the Inn (they've owned it for a decade now) have done a great job in revitalizing the Inn and ensuring that the dining experience rivals anything you would find in Atlanta. We had crab cakes that would make you think you were somewhere in Charleston. My tenderloin was perfectly prepared and cut like it was "butter." The risotto was creamy and perfectly crusted. The asparagus was tender and not the least bit bitter. The coffee and creme brulee made me think that I was sitting on the Champs-Elysees. It was an excellent meal.

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WM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Glen-Ella for a get-away weekend and loved it. The restaurant was great. Wonderful service and ambiance. The selection was creative and tasty.

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HC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed with Glen Ella’s restaurant! The service, atmosphere and food were all wonderful! The food was simply amazing!! Restaurant is so cozy and inviting, can’t recommend enough!

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A memorable meal. Among the best I've had in a restaurant.

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RC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Glen Ella gets better every time we go. On our most recent trip, I had the spinach salad followed by lamb chops (mint jelly) with asparagus and mashed sweet potatoes. My wife had the chicken. Everything was delicious, hot and attractively presented. Great job.

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for Anniversary/Valentine's. Everything excellent for the occasion. Intimate and warm setting, wait staff neat and attentive, food outstanding. High on our list of special, out-of-the-way places. Don't be turned off by the dirt road for the last 1/2 mile. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant at Glen Ella Springs attracts diners who are not necessarily hotel guests, which says a lot. It's a fine, intimate and upscale establishment in an area where there are few upscale choices. The menu is not broad, but they seem to have dependable choices which bring the repeat business needed to survive. My spouse had the trout entrée and was delighted. There's a small but good wine list, as well. And it's all set on a handsome piece of land, about 10 minutes off State Hwy 441.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently Fabulous! Always perfect meals and great service!

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LC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have spent many of my birthdays here and always a great treat! Food and service is always wonderful!

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J
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to have dinner at the restaurant at Glen Ella Springs Inn. Great food. Super nice people. I hope to go back soon.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and the food was excellent as always!

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. We had a ten-year-old with us and they had a children's menu that was perfect for him.
The venue is lovely and quiet.
Thanks, Glen-Ella for a memorable dinner.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a celebrating my birthday here with friends..I started with a yummy baked brie as an app.. and lamb chops as my entree.. very tasty.. My friend had the market salad which she said was delicious and the shrimp and grits that was ok..I didn't get pics of the rest.. we didn't have room for dessert.. They offer breads with butter with your meal

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