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About Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant

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, Zac Chapman, 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."

35 Andrea Lane
Lakemont, GA 30552
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Service (Reservations Recommended but not Required)
Wednesday- Friday: 6pm - 10pm
Saturdays 5pm -10pm


Brunch Every Sunday: 11am - 2pm



Cross Street:
Lake Rabun Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(706) 782-4946

Website:
http://www.lakerabunhotel.com/

Catering:
We provide catering for on and off site weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid luncheons, farewell breakfasts, business luncheons, special events and parties.

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

Executive Chef:
Zac Chapman

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: (855) 646-0862

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Authentic (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
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Fun (4)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very disappointed. We had heard such great things about the food. The menu looked impressive with lots of fresh and interesting choices. We went for thanksgiving brunch so it wasn’t the usual menu. The food was cold, and bland. For the amount we paid, there just wasn’t many choices. Service was fair, we were seated at a table that backed up to another table. The waitress didn’t help us move the table over so we could sit down. Something as simple as having butter available for the rolls or cornbread took too long to get someone’s attention and then wait for it to be delivered.
The location and hotel is beautiful, perhaps we picked the wrong day to visit.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Just perfection

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Generous portions of beautifully seasoned fresh food and artistic presentation. Love this place. Foodie friendly without being pretentious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent friendly service. Varied menu with new or modified selections.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is a great find!

Great menu and top quality food and service.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Beautiful environment and great customer service. We’ll be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Josh and staff continue to fine tune the menu and things just keep on getting better. The veggie selections were the best yet and the crab appetizer was perfect. The 'special' entrée as well as a menu item were great with the wine. I can't forget the dessert ---- pumpkin Crème Brule ! Understand why we don't mind driving 50+ minutes to dine there ?!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

At dinner the food was very tasty, but the selection is very limited. The two vegetables that we were planning to order as sides were not available, which caused us to change what we ended up ordering.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere in a quaint, historic inn in mountain setting. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love eating at the Lake Rabun Hotel and go every time I'm in town visiting family. Love the menu and how there are seasonal changes making sure all of the ingredients are fresh and local. The staff here is amazing especially Josh, he really makes the restaurant and will do whatever it takes to make sure everything is running smoothly. Great for special occasions or when you're just looking for something nice and different. I suggest sitting outside if possible, even now that its getting colder, they have heaters and can seal off the windows, but it is just so beautiful!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My husband did GREAT booking us at Lake Rabun Hotel & Rest. The property is beautiful and the hotel was very relaxing. The staff were always cordial and helpful. We had a great Friday evening watching football and visiting with several other guest after dinner. We definitely recommend and will come again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our Wednesday evening meal after a day of fly fishing on Soque River. We ordered the burger with blue cheese & bacon that was a special item on the menu . My chicken choice was very moist & flavorful along with the squash soup I chose as an appetizer. We both shared an apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream that topped off the meal. Service was attentive & setting relaxed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Quaint and historic Hotel on very pretty Lake Rabun. We were there for brunch and enjoyed everything on our plates. The Food was prepared well and was hot when it came to the table. We would go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a wonderful time, for our 25th Anniversary. The immunities were perfect, staff was great - like a up-scale B & B.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food is always amazing, service is great. Josh, the manager always makes sure the meal and drinks are perfect. Thanks

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was actually quite delicious. Just needed to be hotter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is the place to go. Chef has excellent dishes and the taste is exquisite. All the staff is friendly and service is great. Hopefully you will get Brittney. If you are in the northeast Georgia mountains Lake Rabun is a must.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Amazing as always. One of my favorite places to take out of town guests or for a quiet dinner for two.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent dining experience! The food was exceptional and our server was very attentive. Freshest ingredients, best plate presentation and most creative flavors in Rabun County!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We stayed at the hotel 2 nights and ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant both days. They have a select menu but everything on there was beyond delicious. Staff was attentive and courteous. I recommend both the hotel and restaurant but if you're just looking for a place to eat definitely give it a try. It's a GEM!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good food, friendly and prompt server. Always a pleasure dining here.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Organic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Josh and crew have developed a new menu that gives you enough options of salad, entrée, and sides to satisfy all without overwhelming. As always the staff is attentive and the dessert and beverage selections varied. Dining there is always very------ relaxing !

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great dinner and breakfasts! My husband and stayed at the Lake Rabun Hotel for the total solar eclipse, and we stayed two nights. Breakfast comes with the price of the room, and each day's breakfast was different, delicious, and substantial. We ate dinner here on the night of the eclipse* and had a truly wonderful meal. Everything arrived piping hot from the kitchen, the food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service was great. If we find ourselves in the area again, we will definitely stay at the hotel and eat dinner in the restaurant. *The restaurant does not serve dinner every night of the week - check their schedule and be sure to make reservations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Here for after viewing Eclipse Dinner! Fantastic food! You must try the Fried Pimento Cheese Balls, and the Green Tomatoes! I had Fillet Mignon, and it would have melted in my mouth if I had not chewed. The fig dessert was to die for. The ambiance was wonderful; you could actually have a conversation and be heard. The service was wonderful. People friendly and professional. Would highly recommend! Also, they had good Coffee....an A++++ for me!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a lovely evening with our son and family the night before the eclipse. The food was good, the service was impeccable and cordial, we were even seated in a lovely little private alcove. It was a unique experience for our family visiting from Los Angeles. There is a great historic atmosphere at this unique hotel/restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The options on Lake Rabun aren't plentiful to begin with, but the dining room at the Hotel does a nice job. The food is fresh and well prepared. Just don't expect anything out of the ordinary. The wine list was varied, but nothing special. Mostly Gallo products available in any Kroger. On the food menu they offer the usual salmon, chicken, beef, trout dishes. I imagine this is more a limitation on what the clientele will buy than the chef's creativity though. The staff was friendly and outgoing. The bread plain sucked. 2 tiny corn muffins, while decent, weren't enough. And taking a par-baked Sister Schubert's roll, cutting it in half and presenting it as 2 pieces of bread is just shameful. Do better.

And whatever you do make sure they don't put you at the crappy 2 top by the door to the patio. The constant breeze blowing on the back of our necks as the service staff entered and exited every 19 seconds was distracting. That ruined my dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

EXCELLENT food and service! Waiter was great and manager was incredibly attentive to his dining customers! Best vegetarian dish ever!!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was very good as well as service, etc. Will definitely return!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Large group in bar area, our table was near. Very noisy most of dinner. Food was very good as was service.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our family ate at Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant while on vacation. It was a great find! A tremendous historic lodge setting with excellent food and service. We will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Josh and his staff always deliver the best quality experience when we dine.
The Lake Rabun Hotel is the place to go for that evening you will remember forever

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

As always Lake Ra un Hotel and restaurant was over the top. They accommodate when we have the little ones with us, yet it would and had been a great date, night out restaurant. Wonderful drinks and food.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The restaurant has lots of ambiance, and the food is outstanding with lots of fresh and interesting dishes. I do miss the scallops which are no longer off the menu, they were one of my favorites. Did I mention the two adorable cats that can be found on one the decks or multiple levels of the roof. The entire place oozes with charm.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The restaurant dining experience was delightful! The food was delicious and the ambiance was romantic. We especially enjoyed the scrumptious breakfast with a variety of offerings. We hope to go again for a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The new menu is excellent! You just can't beat all of the fresh summer vegetables and the way Chef pairs them with each entree.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We enjoyed a delightful dinner with friends; love that they always include a vegetarian special and that so many local ingredients are used. Great atmosphere, management is attentive and welcoming. Our "go to" when we're in the area!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I had the vegetarian meal. It was beautifully presented and was delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Organic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Everything was wonderful, my only complaint was my salmon was Dry...I think what happened was our guest ordered their salmon well done and I got their order by mistake. Was a wonderful evening

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Same menu always. So, so food. Service good. Good atmosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was delicious, we ate out on the covered deck and it was gorgeous! The server was wonderful and helpful!!

Tags: Romantic
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