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Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1184 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
In the mountains of North Georgia the Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant has been welcoming guests since 1922. Restored in 2008, the hotel and restaurant offer the best of rustic elegance. From the antique heart pine walls to the locust beams on our deck, expect unique, local craftsmanship. The decor is rich with period antiques, hand-woven rugs, and local artwork.

It features a creatively prepared and presented Contemporary American menu with a Southern twist in the farm to table tradition. Fresh produce locally grown is hand selected and prepared by our Chef de Cuisine, whose entrees respect the natural flavors of high quality, humanely raised and locally harvested 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."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (706) 782-4946

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • 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

    Josh Addis: (706) 782-4946

  • Neighborhood

    Clayton

  • Cross street

    Lake Rabun Road

  • Parking details

    We offer a well lit parking lot on the grounds of the Hotel & Restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,184 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

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  1. R

    Rocky

    Atlanta

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife up for a Sunday brunch to get out of Atlanta and enjoy the North GA mountains. Very cozy hotel and restaurant with a welcoming staff. Food was excellent and service was great with large portions and great value. More important the setting is lovely on lake Rabun and enjoyed the drive around the area after. Some nice wineries in the area as well for afternoon adventures. Highly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lake Rabun Hotel/Restaurant has always been on my list of go-to but the new chef has truly elevated the food! It was great!
  3. DN

    DonN

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food. Like the “porch” section better.
  4. t

    tthomp2

    Charleston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an outstanding experience. Meal was exceptional and such a nice setting and atmosphere. Look forward to returning.
  5. CS

    ChrisS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and decor. Lots of history in this place.
  6. s

    stephenc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way. I can not wait to go back for another wonderful evening.
  7. IF

    ItalianFan

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. The pork medallions must remain on the menue indefinitely. The pecan crusted trout is amazing! The pimento cheese fritters: yummy! I loved the chocolate orange crème brûlée and the raspberry lemon tart. So basically everything we tried was delicious. We’ll be back !
  8. K

    Katherine

    Atlanta

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and old-fashioned lake ambience.
  9. BL

    BruceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the third or fourth time that Heidi and I had went to eat dinner there. Each time was exceptional, this time was even better than the others we will definitely be back as a matter of fact we are having our wedding reception there as well!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We stayed there as guest for a few days and had dinner twice. Each time we ate for breakfast and dinner were very good. The price for quantity was a little steep depending on the dish but, overall I would revisit again.
  11. j

    jgardner

    Atlanta

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great birthday dinner we experienced at Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant. Of course Jill’s service was impeccable and David’s Martinis were splendid, but Gwen has accomplished a real coup in bringing on Chef Walter Shepherd. The blackened trout was superb and everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner. Again, hanks so very much for a great evening for our guests as well as Gita and me.
  12. r

    robyn

    Atlanta

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    new chef is outstanding. His fish dishes are amazing.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a quiet getaway!
  14. E

    Eddie

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have not been in a couple of years. The service, food and ambience was wonderful. We will be back soon.
  15. A

    Arthur

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very satisfying and relaxing experience. The vibe was relaxing, the food and drink satisfying, and the service friendly and attentive.
  16. RV

    RhondaV

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. I would definitely recommend to friends!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall food was good and atmosphere is excellent in this charming old hotel. The desserts we ordered to go were not good. Key lime raspberry pie had a rubbery texture and flavor wasn’t good. Bread pudding was dry-no sauce with chunks of raw apple in it. Didn’t eat either dessert.
  18. FW

    FredW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Awesome setting! Beautiful! Food & wine was excellent. Service was slow. But they were very busy. Will definitely go back!
  19. S

    Sweeta

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious dinner! The Pimento Cheese Fritters, the Trout Almondine, the drinks and dessert were outstanding! Highly recommend!
  20. L

    Leelee

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were very disappointed with the restaurant. We had called about our ten year old granddaughter and her friend wanting to celebrate her birthday at the hotel. We called specifically to ask about kids menu choices, understanding that you offer only two options. Upon ordering our food, the waitress came back while the adults were finishing first courses to say that the pasta item was not available after all. By now, the extremely slow service and hungry children did not make for a happy night. My granddaughter ended up sitting outside, not having any dinner at all. The waitress was very kind and brought out four different dessert options, unsolicited. This helped out temporarily. The service was dreadful. It took 35 minutes to get a refill on iced tea, after asking three different people. This is the second time in the past month the service has been dreadful. Unfortunately, we will not be returning.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We apologize that your family had a negative experience with us here at LRH Restaurant. Due to our busy weekend, we did run out of pasta and unfortunately this did affect your table. We understand this is not an excuse and we look forward to making this right the next time you visit us. Please contact us at lakerabunhotel@yahoo at your earliest convenience so we can get a more detailed idea of your experience to see where we can improve.

  21. CT

    CarlaT

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food and libations were amazing! The service was the very best we have had in a long time! We will be back

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you for the great compliments! Your sentiments were relayed to your server and the bartender as well! We look forward to seeing y'all soon!

  22. t

    timothyb

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice of foods . Very tasty. Wonderful service and beautiful atmosphere.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us serve you and for giving us this awesome review! See you soon, Timothy!

  23. c

    cece

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! All of us enjoyed our meals.. I will be back soon!!!!
  24. TT

    TuckerTwo

    Atlanta

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a terrific fine dining destination in the N GA mountains! The dinner menu is wonderful, locally sourced, and the setting is a 100 yr. old lakeside hotel with a hunting lodge ambience. Great wine and cocktails complement meals as well as a bar.
  25. BP

    BrendaP

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We were there for brunch and it wasn’t crowded. After 45 minutes of sitting there the server came out and told us that the chef lost our order.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 17, 2022We apologize your dining experience did not live up to expectations. We were not aware of the ticket mix-up so thank you for bringing it to our attention! We can not improve without your feedback and this is definitely something that will to be addressed. Please send us an email at lakerabunhotel@yahoo at your earliest convenience to discuss in detail.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We have dined at the Lake Rabun Hotel numerous times and had exceptional meals. We dined there last year and the experience was average at best. We gave it another try recently and were really disappointed at our incredibly average dining experience. And from time we checked in for our reservation to walking out to our car after dinner was less than 45 minutes. That included an appetizer and dessert. The main courses were average at best. And it seemed that we could not finish a course before they were bringing the next one. We won’t give them another try. There are other dining options.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 17, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review so we know what areas we need to improve on. We would love to hear more about what made your dining experience "average at best" so we can give you an exceptional experience in the future. At your convenience, please email us at lakerabunhotel@yahoo to further discuss in depth. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to speaking with you soon.

  27. MW

    MontyW

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress did a great job. The food, cocktails, & wine were all very good. It was very loud where we were seated, but overall, a good experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dishes. Ribeye had nice crust in it with medium pink in the middle. Creme brûlée was delicious. Most items weren’t specialty one off type but all looked good.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 1, 2022We are so happy to hear you had a pleasant dining experience. We are pretty fond of our Ribeye and our Salted Caramel Creme Brulee' as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  29. j

    jgardner

    Atlanta

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jillian was a fantastic server and David’s cocktails were perfect. Our food was delicious as well, and you just can’t beat the ambiance at Lake Rabun Hotel. We really enjoyed our evening there as always, Gita and Joe Gardner

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you both kindly for being so generous with your words. It is always such a pleasure to see both of your smiling faces when you arrive to dine. We truly look forward to your visits. See y'all soon!

  30. AB

    AlanB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was great and the restaurant had a wonderful setting. Many of the staff did an amazing job, however some of the staff seemed uncaring or bored. At times is was difficult to carry a conversation because of the acoustics. Again the food was delicious and very well plated.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you for the kind words about our food and our staff and thank you for expressing your perceived concerns. Rest assured, our staff cares how you are treated and how they are perceived. We take our training and staffing seriously to ensure your experience is the best possible one while you are under our roof and will immediately address this issue. We hope that this will not deter you from dining with us in the near future. See you soon!

  31. L

    Luv2eat

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outside porch was like eating in a fairy-lit forest. The food was so delicious and different. I had chicken breast stuffed with ricotta and hubby had the ravioli. The burata needed more tomatoes. The apple pie tart for dessert was yummy! Our waitress was delightful and attentive. Would definitely go back again and bring friends. Unique.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  32. M

    Middlebrooks

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal & service! Will visit many more times.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a pleasant review. We can't wait to see y'all again soon!

  33. a

    asheville4

    Atlanta

    116 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    First time dining. Not quite the establishment we thought it was going to be. Our server Jill was delightful! Ordered the wedge and burata salads, and then asked for bread (as the menu instructed) It was almost comical when she brought out two slivers (1/8 inch thick and about the size of two inches) one for each of us??? Generous? My wife's salad (burata) came out with only EVOO and no balsamic reduction. She asked for it and Jill went to get it. Right after that the entrees showed up, before we had finished our salads. (Fine dining???) They looked amazing. Salmon (fish of the day) and the Mahi. Upon eating her fish, my wife said it tasted 'strong' and smelled bad. I tasted the fish and it smelled spoiled. Had to wait a bit to tell Jill as she had been slammed with tables. She then said her 'supervisor' would speak to us. Waited. I finished my meal and still nothing. When I asked for an extra tea from another server, I also mentioned that the 'supervisor' was supposed to come by. Waited again. then she comes out and says that the fish had just come in that day. Doesn't matter what day. It smelled and tasted bad to both of us. I did tell her that the pasta it was served on was very good. Waited again for Jill to return and then asked for the check. She said it had been a 'bad day' at the restaurant. But the Mgr/Supervisor did not have to be rude. When Jill returned with our checks she said 'she' would only comp half the mahi cost. We paid the check, tipped Jill appropriately for her good service (though she was slammed and it was hard to speak to her) and then left. I am thinking this establishment is having some problems, either in the kitchen or with Management.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I’ve waited a few days because I was just so disappointed with our experience Saturday night. Years ago we used to come here all the time and it was always exceptional this last year and a half I have given it three more chances and each time has greatly disappointed us. This time the service food and experience were all poor. I ordered the ribeye and it came out cold, it took the server about 15 minutes to come out and check on us to see how our food came out. They saddest outside up on the rooftop deck and on a July night it was extremely hot and there were a few stray cats laying around. One of the servers came out with cat food went over the balcony rail to go on the roof to feed some of the other cats while we were sitting there eating. My last visit about eight months ago was also terrible it took forever for our service the food came out with no shrimp on the shrimp and grits because the chef had to leave due to a family emergency. That time I reached out to the manager and she was very apologetic and said anytime we want to come back to let her know. We decided about three months later to try one more time so I reached out to the manager and she told me she was sorry she could not accommodate us for anything. My husband and I are very saddened at how this restaurant has gone down so much in the last few years we’ve always enjoyed it and always recommended it to family or friends who were coming to visit.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on July 31, 2022I am deeply saddened to hear that your dinner was sub-par. Our "cat" that visits is a wild bobcat who almost extinct. We do let our staff engage to show that we are kind humans who can co-exist peacefully. This allows us to keep them somewhat contained because they are almost extinct & we preserve/protect our land, its inhabitants, & our campus. Unfortunately, we can't change previous experiences if we are not told when you dine, but we can make it right when you choose to join us again.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Great food, service and surroundings.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for the kind words and the great rating on Open Table. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The service was subpar. Our waiter asked for our drink order 3 times and we ended up having to remind him about the drinks …. They came eventually but watered down. Food was ok - nothing spectacular. We had gone to fortify the week prior and we’re very impressed and had high hopes that this food would match or exceed theirs…. And that was not the case.

    Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantResponded on August 1, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review & thank you for your constructive feedback! We can't change and grow without knowledge of our shortcomings. It was your server's first day by themselves and as we all start somewhere, we appreciate your grace. Your server has been retrained and you will notice an improvement next time you come in & try our new menu. If you would like to add anything to this, please email lakerabunhotel@yahoo and we will follow up further. See you soon.

  37. SH

    ShawnH

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food1service3ambience4
    We are locals and try to give this every opportunity. However it is inconsistent and the food quality is very poor.
  38. M

    Martha

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While I'd been to the Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant before, I'd never been seated in their "tree top" section. Climbing the stairs to the rooftop area was just like entering an elegant treehouse - well, not really because the stairs and railings were very stable and there was no roof other than the beautiful pine trees and stars. Food and service was great, as usual. Tree top setting was amazing!
  39. R

    Renee

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience to dine at Lake Rabun Hotel.
  40. RB

    RobertB

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. We always enjoy dinner at the hotel. Kayley was particularly enjoyable as our server. Drinks and food were delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (706) 782-4946.

Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1184 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 14 times today
Google Map for Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant

35 Andrea Lane, Lakemont, GA 30552

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Rabun Road

  • Neighborhood

    Clayton

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer a well lit parking lot on the grounds of the Hotel & Restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (706) 782-4946

  • 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

    Josh Addis: (706) 782-4946

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