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About 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 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.

1789 Bear Gap Road
Clarkesville, GA 30523
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Evenings: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday through Saturday.
Please contact the restaurant directly to confirm availability.

Cross Street:
Orchard Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(706) 754-7295

Website:
http://www.glenella.com/our-restaurant/

Parking Details:
Free parking with handicap access.

Executive Chef:
Kyle Arddison

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:
Luci Kivett: (706) 754-7295

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Worth the Drive (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Scenic View (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Outstanding service and the food was excellent as always!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was not good at all. New Year’s Eve and our server had 1 table and it was still bad. Would not go back.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The tenderloin and vegetables was excellent however the risotto was way over cooked (hard and crunchy).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

All was great - server used term "we" a lot i.e. "have we decided what we're going to order" & "do we have any questions".....don't care for that. Everything else was good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

I liked the food better previously. Some choices left me unimpressed, for example the lamb was delicious but adding maple syrup to sweet potatoes made them inedible.
I also found the warm pickles salsa on the mahi-mahi odd. Some of the breakfast foods seemed amateurish, one morning there was an “egg roulade” which turned out to be over cooked, unseasoned omelette, cut into pinwheels. Why? The “Duch apple” pancakes had diced almost flavorless apples in syrup, made me want to go in the kitchen and look around for a lemon to juice and zest, this did not appear to be the work of a chef. Also, great apples are easy to find in North Georgia, these were so not.
The onion soup is still good, the trout still tastes fresh, and I still like the squash casserole, but the white rice they serve with several dishes is just not wort the carbs or calories. I should not be so anxious to fix my meals when I spend this much to have some cook for me.
Service was fabulous, Beth is adorable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Thank you for taking such great care of my parents for their anniversary. You made them feel special and they very much enjoyed the food. What great place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was great

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was too. It's a special place and a great 'go to' for any special occasion! If you don't have a special occasion to celebrate; then just go there to treat yourself to an amazing dining experience! Totally worth the drive!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Overall amazing. Just a little louder than normal due to large group. But understandable this town of year for holidays

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delicious. Very nice ambiance.
The handicapped parking was not close as I would have felt comfortable with.
Our server was very nice, checked on us but not intrusive.
Be advised that the last mile was an unpaved road but the dining experience was worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service. The wait staff are always friendly. The presentation on the food is impressive. Food quality is outstanding and the atmosphere is inviting, romantic, and quiet. Highly recommend Glenn Ella Springs. We have been there many times, It never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

At the end of a beautiful drive through the forest on a gravel road, we found a well- preserved rustic inn with exceptional food! Maybe the best food in the region!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service, food, and lovely atmosphere were just perfect ! Grace, our server, was delightful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was phenomenal. The waitresses make you feel like you are the most important person in the room. They are knowledgeable about the food and wine choices. It is a quiet, intimate atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great place to leave the modern world chaos behind and enjoy quiet solitude and fantastic food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Glen-Ella is our number 1 favorite. It has consistently for years not failed on quality of food and service. I think those two things is what really makes a great restaurant!
Our server, Kelly, was pleasant and so helpful as usual. We are fortunate to have such a fine dining establishment in our area. I am sure it is a great place to stay as well, but living so close we will never know that part of it but you can rest assured it meets the high standards for lodging.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was friendly and efficient, but not the more relaxed pace we would have liked. However, the food wasn't as good as we expected. Both our entrees were undercooked (we asked for medium/well and both were rare). From previous reviews, I thought this would be great for a special occasion, but we were a little disappointed. If you are just looking for a regular dinner, it would probably be fine.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Mobile)·Dined on October 25, 2017

You should try this; it's truly exceptional, especially for a place way back in the Georgia mountains.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The restaurant has the charm of an early Inn. The food and service are excellent. One of our favorite places deep in the Georgia woods.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Dining experience was superb! Regular menu, plus chef specials was varied and a difficult choice. Entire stay, including dinner, was exceptional. Wife and I have dined here on several occasions and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Lovely restaurant attached to a b&b in Cornelia. We had trout, shrimp, grouper, and chicken. Everyone remarked that their meal was well prepared, seasoned just right, and delicious. Service was very good and attentive. We dined on the patio outside which was covered and very pleasant. In driving there the last mile was a gravel road but worth the drive!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Sept 29: Somewhere between summer & fall, the evening air became just perfect for a birthday dinner on the terrace at Glen-Ella. My wife & I, along w/ my dad (87) & his wife, enjoyed a wonderful, memorable night of great food & conversation. For several years now, G-E has been one of our favorite places for special occasions or to make even an ordinary day or weekend into a special one. We are very grateful for the innkeepers & staff. Thank you for your attention to detail & for always making us feel so welcome there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Delicious meal and great service. They will also prepare vegan meals with notice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Beautiful setting, outstanding service and attention to detail and the food was wonderful. Perfect 30th anniversary dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We love this wonderful restaurant. The chef's specials are always a great surprise and the faithful menu items never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Celebrated our 43rd Anniversary. Very quiet and excellent service from Kelley! Loved the desserts, Key Lime pie and bread pudding.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Beautiful and elegant restaurant and food was outstanding. Great atmosphere

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Fun
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great meal and great service. The trout, salmon, and rack of lamb were a big hit with our group. One of best trout I've ever had. Variety of sides was wonderful. Appetizers also very good. Crab cakes were not too breads. As good as it gets away from the big cities. As good or better than in the big cities. Our server was Grace. Excellent all around.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very good food and service. The atmosphere was delightful. Great place for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had the most wonderful dinner at Glen-Ella Springs! It was everything you hope for when you book a special dinner, wonderfully prepared seasonal dishes, friendly well-paced service in a elegant but warm space (or on the outdoor patio looking out on the lovely grounds).
My husband raved about his choice of the evening special surf n' turf, amberjack with a pork roulade, but I think my lamb won dish of the night. The New Zealand lamb was cooked perfectly, and was so tender and meaty, it was really amazing! The hand churned ice cream and peach/apricot cobbler was so good, the only regret is that I agreed to share it with my husband.
If you can, plan to spend the night at the Inn. It is such a special place, absolutely beautiful surroundings, historic building, comfortable rooms and you
can enjoy the included delicious breakfast the next morning on the outdoor patio. The fresh baked breads, eggs and french toast casserole were delicious and sent us home with smiles on our faces.
If you are in the NW Georgia area, don't pass up the opportunity to experience a meal or stay at
Glen-Ella Springs.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We stayed at the Inn for a night to celebrate a birthday. The Inn is lovely; well cared for, country-cozy, beautiful grounds, and wonderful staff.
The restaurant was quiet, filled with other guests and one private party. The ambiance is what you'd expect at a country inn. The 2 small dining rooms had stone fireplaces, flowers on the tables, soft music. Watercolors of local sight and towns graced the walls.
My husband and I both had one of two dinner specials- a " Surf and turf" of Alaskan halibut and pork tenderloin, with a berry salsa.This was accompanied by a succotash of corn, tomatoes, and okra. A deep fried jalapeño risotto cake was also on our plates. A lot of different flavors, but it worked, and was delicious.
I started my meal with a peach and goat cheese cold soup; my husband had the warm spinach sales. Both were excellent.
Dessert was a (big!!!!) dish of homemade peach-blueberr ice cream. Superb!
We shared a bottle of excellent Italian wine, from their very good wine list.

The next morning, at the complimentary breakfast for Inn guests, we had terrific eggs and bacon, and a French toast casserole that was out of this world.

Yo go to a small, country inn to relax and get away from it all. Having a restaurant that would be a destination in itself is a plus.

If you live in Georgia, North or South Carolina, or anywhere really, make time to stay at this charming inn.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Inn and dined at the restaurant both nights we were in Clarksville. The food is amazing and the patio is beautiful! We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have been coming here for years and this was the first time we had to send food back. We were a group of 4 and 2 meals had to go back to get cooked more. Most unusual. It was a Saturday night and they were very busy perhaps that was the problem, it took us 2.5 hours to complete our meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The restaurant at Glen Ella Springs Inn was superb. The service was better than ever. The staff are friendly and cordial. A great place for a fine dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Beautiful setting with the best food and service available anywhere. This will be our first choice for all our special occasions and fine dinning outings. We were more than pleased with the dining experience. We will recommend Glen-Ella Springs to all our friends and neighbors!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were a party of four for a birthday occasion. As usual, the food and service was excellent. Glen Ella is such a special place for us with or without an occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very calm and peaceful environment. Amazing food and great service!!

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Glen-Ella is the very best restaurant in North Georgia....maybe even the entire South! It just doesn't get any better than Glen Ella!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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