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Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant, Clarkesville, GA

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

4.9
4.9
874 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 April through December, and Wednesday through Saturday January through March. Calling ahead is recommended as some additional nights are closed in the winter. 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (706) 754-7295
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Lance Nelson
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Clarkesville
  • Cross street
    Orchard Road
  • Parking details
    Free parking with handicap access.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 874 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Georgia

    Best Overall

  • North Georgia

    Best Food

  • North Georgia

    Best Service

  • North Georgia

    Best Ambiance

  • North Georgia

    Best Value

  • North Georgia

    Good for business meals

  • North Georgia

    Romantic

  • North Georgia

    Good for special occasions

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Best Overall

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Best Food

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Best Service

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Best Ambiance

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Best Value

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Good for groups

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Healthy

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Romantic

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Good for special occasions

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Most Booked

874 Reviews
  1. HeidiT

    Georgia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I stayed at this delightful Inn for an early birthday celebration. So, we made dinner reservations as well. While enjoying one of the most delicious dinners, my husband wondered how this quaint Inn was able to hire a five-star Chef? The food was that good! We sent praising words back to the Chef and he came out to thank us personally. Surprisingly, he was a young man who worked hard and with much passion for his love of cooking! The dining room was brimming over with locals as well as with the guests staying at the Inn. The owner and staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful! The Inn itself is overflowing with special, artistic touches that we appreciated very much. The garden and grounds were lovely. It was easy to feel all the attention to detail and the love that put it there. We LOVED the food and will return again and again! Kudos to the Chef and to the Inn! Thank you for the splendorous experience. You helped us to create some very fond memories...

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dishes by the chef! I was blown away at how flavorful each dish was. It’s a MUST try! You can stay at the Bed and Breakfast or just come for dinner. We drove over for a late dinner and it was everything we hoped for! We will be back!!

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  3. Springpicnics

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, we had the beef and the lamb. Our server was sweet and attentive. The restaurant was beautiful and quiet and we had a table next to the fireplace. Highly recommend for a special occasion or nice dinner out. Glen Ella never fails to give us an amazing experience.

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  4. BillT

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is amazing that's such a nice place to have a quiet dinner exists so far away from a town or a city

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service fantastic! Would recommend playing background music to add some ambiance.

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  6. NatalieC

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant. The food was delicious; the ambiance was magical. The people were very pleasant. We will be back for sure.

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  7. guest6

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and the waitresses and staff are very nice and friendly! The shrimp with the Parmesan grits and then the lamb is very good. The owners are very nice and ensure a quality environment and dinner experience

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  8. PatW

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to this unique restaurant located in a historic building in the Appalachian mountains. The menu is limited, but every item is a standout! Starting with the variety of warm, fresh baked breads, the fresh, crisp salads and the wonderful scallops, the delicious soups to the amazingly tender and flavorful tenderloin to the very fresh halibut…all perfectly plated and prepared. The side dishes were all a cut above what is usually served elsewhere. We thoroughly enjoyed every morsel. The ambiance of dining in a 150 year old building with fireplaces, a garden view, and gracious servers elevated our experience even more. This is a romantic, quiet restaurant that makes for a memorable experience.

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  9. rayC

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breanna did a fabulous job taking care of us while we enjoyed dinner last evening. As always great atmosphere and great food.

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  10. JohnS

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited again for Valentines Day and spent the night at the B&B and had dinner. Please visit if you can, because it is worthwhile. Probably should load the address in the car gps to make it easier to find.

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  11. JoJoB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful dinner with our friends. Each of us had a different dish and all were enjoyed! The halibut special was delicious! Others had the salmon, shrimp and chicken dishes and all were happy with their choice! Kim took great care of us and was extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful! We'll be back! We loved the quiet & relaxed atmosphere the restaurant provided.

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  12. ConnieB

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. The service, the food, the atmosphere everything was great. We just had four loud talkers who were hard hearing on the table next to us…not your fault. :). See you again sometimes.

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  13. Anonymous

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner on the night we were there. We were seated on the cozily heated patio and our server was the sweetest young lady. (Sadly, I do not recall her name, but she is a college student who is studying horticulture - she was excellent!). Food was outstanding (I had the salmon, my husband had the trout, and we shared the homemade strawberry ice cream). It was just what we needed after hiking Panther Creek Falls all afternoon long. Thank you!

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  14. MaryC

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a very small, intimate restaurant. Atmosphere was laid back and super quiet. The food was phenomenal. Our group tried the chicken, salmon and shrimp and everyone’s plates were clean. The apple bread pudding and cinnamon ice cream was amazing so much so that I bought their cookbook before exiting.

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  15. RandallB

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always. Can not be beat for quality of food and service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the lamb and the salmon. Very good! The Caesar salads were fantastic! The crab cakes were so good. We finished with lava cake. We fought over the bites lol. It was so delicious!

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  17. ShelleynMike

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal and service. Such a quaint romantic atmosphere

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  18. Wahoo79

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food & service and glad they had a good crowd on what otherwise was an awful weather day.

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  19. John

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, great taste, the serving were big.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing and the service always impeccable. My favorite place to eat in Clarksville Georgia.

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  21. EileenM

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simple, elegant and delicious! Service was excellent

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  22. CharlesH

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner and a breakfast. Great attention to details. For our dinner we had scallops over a bed of grits with bacon jam and the tenderloin. For breakfast we had an over the top french toast, thick maple bacon with fresh fruit. The service was perfect. The entire team has been professional. Would recommend to anyone.

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  23. HappyDiner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Glen Ella consistently provides an outstanding experience! Great food and great service. Macadamia Chicken is always my favorite.

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  24. DonN

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hidden gem! Great food and ambience. We will be back. This area needs places like this. Until yesterday I didn’t know it existed.

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  25. StevenH

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated in a room with a large party of women celebrating a birthday. They were having a good time and they were doing nothing wrong. We were celebrating our 41st anniversary and warm intimacy of the restaurant (which was why we drove up from Atlantan) was not there due to the birthday party Seems like we could have seated elsewhere since the staff knew why we were there.

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  26. AdamG

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place was absolutely amazing. We wanted an historic dining experience with great food and this was it! Checked every box including great service from Madison. We will definitely be back.

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  27. CamiF

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening. Charming atmosphere. Great food and excellent service. Will definitely be back.

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  28. Loulegz

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and service at Glen Ella is always outstanding. Our server was attentive but not overly pushy. The food was served in an enjoyable manner allowing us time to savor the meal. It was an enjoyable experience. Highly recommend this out of the way place.

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  29. PaulG

    Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love our visits to Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant. It's a bit out of the way from Athens, but it's a lovely drive and so beautiful once we arrive. Highly, highly recommend!

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  30. CharlesH

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was so, so good. We enjoyed our meal and the dining experience very much. But the best part of the night was the marvelous service provided by Breanna. It was a most excellent way to spend our 30th anniversary. We’ll be back certainly.

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  31. LanaCantrell

    Atlanta Metro

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, Glen Ella doesn't disappoint. Food consistently excellent as is the service. Our small dinner party was a success!

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  32. Larry

    North Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is lovely - a cozy, country inn with twinkling Christmas lights & beautiful stone fireplaces. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive and the food is delicious.

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  33. ChrisN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and well worth the drive through the woods to get there. Only negative was the the extra 20+ minute wait beyond our 7:30 reservation. Look forward to coming back

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  34. PaulaW

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful night! We always enjoy eating at Glen Ella.

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  35. CherylH

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. What a treat. We will go back and take friends. What a hidden gem. The service was excellent. It exceeded our expectations in every way. A friend of ours suggested it we are so glad he did it would not have been a place we would have picked. So glad we went.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time! Hopefully, will get to go back soon!

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  37. MeganI

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant with a very cozy feel. Fires going in the fireplaces and sweet Christmas decor. Excellent service, excellent food and an overall excellent experience.

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  38. MarthaC

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT. I TOOK A FRIEND FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT STAY. SHE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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  39. Robert

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic ambiance with fireplace, wait staff polite, professional, and attentive, table setting elegant, food presentation beautiful, food quality delicious. My wife and I will return for another intimate dining experience.

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  40. Kevin

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for an unforgettable birthday dinner for my beautiful wife!

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FAQs

Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 874 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant

1789 Bear Gap Road, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Orchard Road
  • Neighborhood
    Clarkesville
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking with handicap access.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Lance Nelson
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (706) 754-7295
  • 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
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