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Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant

4.7
681 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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, Claudia Nesbit, 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."
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner Service (Reservations Recommended but not Required)
Wednesday- Friday: 6pm - 10pm
Saturdays 5pm -10pm


Brunch Every Sunday: 11am - 2pm



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Phone number
(706) 782-4946
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Zac Chapman
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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.
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Private party contact
Josh Addis: (855) 646-0862
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Catering
We provide catering for on and off site weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid luncheons, farewell breakfasts, business luncheons, special events and parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Rabun Road
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Parking details
We offer a well lit parking lot on the grounds of the Hotel & Restaurant.
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
What 681 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Lake Rabun Hotel is such a wonderful dining venue. We try to get here as often as we can, and its a special place to celebrate any occasion. Make reservations in advance and request corner seating or the red room.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. We sat on the patio... It was lovely. Must try the pimento cheese fritters and the biegnets.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It is great to live within a half mile in of a 96 year old lake lodge with fine dining restaurant. My guests come ready to return to the Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The new chef has Rabun back where they usually are ,,,,,,, very unique specials along with menu items that can be enjoyed more than once. Service as always is top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The Rabun Hotel is a wonderful spot for any occasion. The cozy ambience is matched by the friendly, attentive service and scrumptious food.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We love this place! The ambiance is rustic, relaxed and friendly and the food is delicious! Rabun is a high end area that I have heard called “Where Buckhead goes on vacation.” I can see why Buckhead would go on vacation here- it is lovely!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was very tasty but felt the value was not quite inline with the cost vs experience. Drinks were expensive and seemed weak. The next day had drinks from the bar and they were significantly stronger/different.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was very good. The desserts were amazing. But I could've been eating a peanut butter sandwich and been very content surrounded by the quaint rustic charm of the hotel. Love the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Such a cozy, fun spot ! The food was great and the service very good. We enjoy the ambiance, the staff, and location. We have never been disappointed ! I would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a lovely dinner with our daughter who was on spring break. The scallop special and the cobbler with homemade cinnamon swirl ice cream were excellent! Very special location and Sam is an awesome server!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food is marvelous
The staff is friendly and competent

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Visitors from Austrslia

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was excellent! It had a nice, quiet ambiance top, which is what we were looking for.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Another great meal paired with nice service! Filet was awesome and melted in my mouth. Trigger Fish was very good too.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Had such a lovely time. Everyone working was so nice and accommodating. The food was fabulous, the cocktail marvelous, and I loved that we could bring our own wine. They really made my birthday wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Loved it!!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Josh (customer interaction and wine suggestions) and Beth (customer service and attention to detail) are stellar. Our server, Valerie, was attentive. There was an issue with us getting charged for someone else's two glasses of wine which I did not notice on Saturday night. A call to Beth totally rectified the wrong charge. The food pairings are unparalleled. The service is very upscale. The best of the best in Lakemont

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Would love to see fresh oysters on the menu more often.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had reservations for 8:30pm, arrived 8:15pm was told we wouldnt be seated before 8:30pm. Completely understandable, but seating us at 9:00pm not understandable. No reason was given why. We ordered our drinks and crab cake. Drinks came quickly, shortly after our crab cake arrived. We began to eat and my wife notices a hair in the base of the crab cake. Our food took around 45 minutes to get to the table. It took so long that the waiter comped my wifes wine. My wife inquired to the waiter if we were suppose to receive bread with our meal like the other tables had gotten, she with a suprised face said, "You didn't get your bread?" Well the bread comes in a wicker basket and there isn't one on the table. We then ordered dessert and it was really good. Our experience was way under what I was expecting, the general manager came to our table 4 times and didn't notice the bread missing but looked at my wifes phone to see the picture she was looking at. Maybe they could pay more attention to what going on with the service and food. We won't return.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent staff, food delicious as always. Josh the manager is very personable and always makes sure everything goes well. We love going there and highly recommended it.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Hotel and had a fabulous time. Everything was more than we could have expected. Our room was very quaint and comfortable, just our style. The common areas were warm and inviting, but the restaurant and food were off the charts. Our anniversary meal was superb, and everyone made us feel special on our special occasion. We will be back again very soon.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The Sea bass was awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent! We loved it! The food was great and the service exceptional. Perfect quiet environment for a date night!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

New chef just joined the staff. Typically menus change when a new chef steps in. Waiting to see. Menu did not offer choice of sides with entre’s, but manager indicated that would return to menu. New chef has strong resume. High hopes.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful food and atmosphere. We were staying the night at the B&B. What a treat to be able to walk downstairs and experience such a lovely dinner. Friendly staff and amazing food. Highly recommend both the B&B and the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food, attentive staff. Wonderful chicken and waffles for brunch....even come with bacon, Grits, and home fries.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food and Valerie did an excellent job of serving us.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Can't wait to go back! New Year's Eve dinner was wonderful. And if you stay overnight, a fabulous breakfast is included.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Great restaurant and outstanding food. Service was very good.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very warm and cozy restaurant. Food and service was very good.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Beautiful decorated for Christmas and the atmosphere is so authentic for the area. The dinner was very good with great choices! This will be our new Christmas tradition

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

My mom and sister and I went for Christmas week. Everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful, worth the trip. Good menu, steak was perfect.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Just perfection

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

This is a great find!

Great menu and top quality food and service.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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 ?!

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