Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

4.7
529 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
Glen-Ella Springs Inn Restaurant is open to the public and inn guests beginning at 5:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Offering one of the finest dining experiences in the 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. Outdoor seating is limited; please call to request an outdoor table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 529 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Shrimp dish and lamb were both unique and delicious. Lava cake was cooked perfectly, get a side of vanilla ice cream with it!

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite dinner spot in or near Lake Rabun. Food is always consistent as is the service! Strongly encourage reservations made days before your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the lamb, always my favorite. Highly recommend

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Crutch
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our meal at Glen-Ella Springs. The food, ambiance and service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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CheriK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I recently had an excellent dinner with a beautiful garden view. We were in the area for vacation and Glen-Ella did not disappoint! My trout was mouth watering and I'm not sure how the chef fixed the spinach but it was the best I've ever had. Our waitress was friendly and I loved the history surrounding this quaint little inn. We would definitely go back again!

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LindaB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a gem. Was here 3 yrs ago. Decided to bring my daughter and family and then were very impressed.

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BillD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, quiet, delicious food!

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JennaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely. I had the nightly special of Black Bass with Romesco. My husband had the classic pecan crusted trout. Both were excellent!

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WilliamS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times over the last 20 years and the experience has always been the same--incomparable!

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vipBobB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, the food, the service, the atmosphere. I couldn’t ask for better. We went two nights in a row and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Highly recommend this place.

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AnnnH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place everyone in party was completely satisfied . Great portions . Server was very friendly and knowledgeable about menu. Felt safe with covid as tables were distanced . Sanitizer everywhere . Will definitely recommend to others. Hope to be back soon .

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VanceD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Glen Ella twice & we loved it both times. Very quiet and the food was incredible! Will be back!

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vipBenjaminM
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding. The server was fine. The table was not ready when we arrived on time. I had marked in the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday there was zero acknowledgement of it. The staff at this place is fine, but there is absolutely no warmth of personality, proper etiquette of greeting or any genuine feel of friendliness. Same at breakfast, staff walk past you and don’t even speak or acknowledge, not acceptable at award winning B&B

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place...a definite do again!!

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HappyDiner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glen Ella continues to shine in Northeast Georgia. Quaintly comfortable. Rustic, but Elegant. The menu never disappoints. Take time to tour the garden out back and breath in the sweet mountain air.

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RonaldM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We have eaten in 4 or 5 star restaurants in all 50 states. We have traveled in over 50 countries overseas and eaten at great restaurants. This is the worse meal we have ever been served. Both the entrée and the desert was burnt. We traveled about 55 miles to eat at this restaurant and we were disappointed to say the least. The food was overpriced and of poor quality. I would tell anyone to save your money and time and go to Longhorn if you want a good meal worth the amount charged. We would not recommend Glen-Ella Springs to our worse enemy.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was amazing, thanks Carly
Food was ok, rainbow carrots were cooked so long, I thought they were potatoes
LOL

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glen-Ella was such a beautiful and quaint experience. It was so nice and intimate and the food was a journey! The special for the she crab soup blew me away. Definitely want to return!

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NancyA
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glen Ella is always a top-notch dining experience.

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DeniseE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Cauliflower soup and pichtashio chicken excellent.... salmon not very good

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DebbieW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place for special occasions! The food is delicious and the atmosphere so relaxing!!

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Elias403
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service and ambiance were absolutely amazing!!

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B62lakeland
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience!! Great food! Great service! Romantic atmosphere. Wish we had come a long time ago!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Lamb chops were burnt and chicken wasn’t as good as before. Do you have a new cook?

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DonnaT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Glen-Ella Springs. I had the special which was Corvina fish with risotto. My friend had the rainbow trout. We all had enough leftovers to take home. Atmosphere is very relaxing and quaint.

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GeorgeL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There's probably few places like it in NE Georgia, for a good meal in a handsome comfortable setting. My wife was underwhelmed, however, by her Trout entree. She found it to be too simple, along with the rice accompaniment. Sorry, it was dull.

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GeraldE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress and very knowledgeable. Great evening!!

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CoreyP
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic place to enjoy a great dining experience. The crab cake appetizer and lamb entree were outstanding.

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wendyj
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. We had the salmon and prime rib - both great choices. Thank you!

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NEGWriter
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our date night at Glen-Ella.
For more than 20 years, we've been visiting the inn to celebrate special occasions. This time, it was wonderful to experience polished and professional service from our daughter.
Thank you, Ed and Luci, for your thoughtful and steadfast care of this remarkable property.
– Bill and Lane Gresham

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jayw
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was divine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Cute spot, but food wasn’t the best. Not terrible, but not what I was expecting

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TimA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food in a warm, historic setting. Server was very cordial and attentive. Beautiful evening out during the Christmas/New Year season.

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vipdwayneb
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant you cannot go wrong here. Great food, great service and great location

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CynthiaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect: the place, the service and the food are execellent.

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RandallB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This makes 21 plus years coming here to celebrate special occasions and Glen Ella Springs has never failed to impress.

RB
RobertB
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly out of the way as we had to drive a couple of miles down a rough dirt road and thru a standing pool of water, but worth the drive as the food and atmosphere was outstanding.

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WaltJ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Glen Ella. The beef tenderloin was perfectly cooked and the risotto cake was one of the best things I have eaten at a restaurant in some time. Fantastic and we hope to return again soon.

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Stephen
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is absolutely outstanding. My wife had steak and I had trout. The wine prices were reasonable. The food prices were high, but not exrremely so. The only negative was that it took an hour for us to get our food after we had ordered, even though we had a reservation. The reason that was given was that a group of six (who did not have a reservation) had arrive just before we did.

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AngelaA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect and the food was delicious. Crabcake appetizer came out piping hot, the salad was cold and flavorful, and the pecan crusted trout was cooked wonderully. My husband had the tenderloin and loved every bite. We were full, but still had dessert and so glad we did. Amazing! Our server was friendly and helpful. Just an overall satisfying meal and dining experience.

FAQs

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 529 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.