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Amicalola Falls Lodge & Restaurant, Dawsonville, GA

Amicalola Falls Lodge & Restaurant

3.6
3.6
133 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

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What 133 people are saying

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Georgia

    Good for groups

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Healthy

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Good for special occasions

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Most Booked

133 Reviews
  1. FrancesW

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was the worst I can ever remember having in any restaurant. I eat out a lot! The selection was poor, cantaloupe tasted like it had been stored open next to onions, chicken tasted like it had been sitting on a shelf for hours, the greens and beans had NO flavor. Canned would have been better, that’s SAD. The sausage looked raw so I wouldn’t have even tried it. You need a good chef. I wouldn’t even call what you must have a cook.

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  2. BrandyC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The buffet had such a long line to eat we ended up leaving with no food.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    For Sunday brunch I was expecting more than waffles and fried chicken. The buffet was good but diversity was slim. No menu was offered.

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  4. AbbyA

    North Georgia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not worth the price. Buffet food was less than expected, service was very poor and we were double charged for a tip.

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  5. KENL

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very limited menu selection--only one entree--unhealthy fried chicken.

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  6. BobB

    North Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was New Year day. The dining room was under staffed. The menu selection was small. I ended up ordering chicken strips and fries. The strips were bland and the fries were greasy. I was very hungry but I sent it all back and didn’t want a replacement. Everything was overpriced. I have had much better meals in the past.

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  7. AnaF

    Miami

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu was completely different from the flyer posted on line, before arrival. It was not what I expected for a New Years dinner. Low quality food. Biscuits for dinner, instead of any other type of bread. I was not impressed. For $50.00 a person, it was low quality food.

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  8. SteveM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for a New Years Eve dinner and dancing celebration and spent the night at the hotel, and we had a really nice time. They really did a lot to make it fun.

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  9. GregoryD

    North Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice pleasant meal. I would have stayed for New Year’s party but did not know you were having one. Send me an email next year so I can make plans to attend special events.

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  10. Lara

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambience! The holiday buffets are always such a great deal!

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  11. SusanR

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We made reservations for 4 with my parents 93 and 91 years old for a special New Years Eve lunch last week. The hostess seated us at a table that was jammed in between 2 other tables and could not accommodate my father’s walker. I asked to sit at one of the other available tables but she would not allow it saying they were reserved(we reserved ours as well and mentioned the disability). Finally the manager who was nice and professional sat us somewhere else. The buffet was our only option and the food was cold and serving trays close to empty. It was a dining disappointment for us but we made the most of our experience by enjoying the view and fireplace. Happy New Year!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    North Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Same menu over and over. Limited vegan options. Iffy staff … some are nice and others not

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The whole point of this place is the view. We were the first people there and they refused to seat out table near the windows even when we offered to split our group into two. They then told us they were not offering their menu; only the “buffet”. The “buffet” seemed like an afterthought. There was no rhyme or reason to the food selection, and the food that was supposed to be hot was lukewarm at best. Oh, and they kept running out of plates. It was a complete joke. We left feeling displeased and confused.

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  14. CarolS

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Such a beautiful view, I hope to try it again and hope for a better experience. I think they had been very busy earlier and were in the process of trying to catch up.

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  15. LeanneJ

    North Georgia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was crazy cold in the restaurant. Crazy Cold! We were misreble and even the waitresses were wearing coats. The was very low quality and there were no subsitions of any kind. It all tasted like frozen stuff from the freezer aisle. It was not good. We loved the lodge but the restaurant was really a let-down. We didn't eat there anymore after the first night.

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  16. Kermie

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First, thanks to those who worked on Christmas to provide us a Christmas dinner. The food was very disappointing compared to past years. They served dressing and mashed potatoes without any gravy. What they called pot roast was really beef stew with very little meat and vegetables. They were serving leftover breakfast items versus lunch. No ham, turkey, and sliced beef like past years. A total bust. Will not return.

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  17. SandraR

    North Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Short staffed, but the existing staff really tried their best. Tables weren't cleaned/cleared so there was a wait to be seated. Melanie and the male were trying to seat people, clear tables, do check outs, bring drinks, etc. So absolutely not their fault. The shrimp were so dry and tasteless. A shame as they were large and plush, but inedible. Pot roast was unique looking and I saw only a few people get it. Most closed the lid after viewing it. Cakes and salad bar were both very good. We have been at this restaurant for several holiday meals. Much better overall previously. Again, simply short staffed and the ones present did everything that they could do to make things as prompt as possible. Nearly $80 with tip. So may not be back.

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  18. WaltP

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Was very disappointed in the food. Not what I expected for $38/person. This is our 3rd time coming at Christmas. Won't be coming back.

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  19. GregoryD

    North Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You guys did a nice job, very pleasant Xmas brunch!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I really wanted this to be great as we normally go to Montaluce and wanted to try something different. I was underwhelmed with this brunch. Watching people using their hands to take food as there were not enough utensils for cheese platter was pretty disgusting. The salad bar was the only thing I thought was decent but salad dressings a big disappointment. If you are going to want to have a good guest experience, take the time and make your own dressings. Not that hard. The omelette station had vegetables precooked and soaked in oil. The ranch and balsamic tasted like something store bought. I feel like the venue is warm and cozy but the food was really lacking. It was probably the most greasy unhealthy buffet I’ve eaten at. Not worth going back to.

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  21. AmericanFlyer

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Except for the shrimp, the food was likely prepared the night before and was not good. The lima beans were pasty, they ran out of pumpkin pie, the biscuits were stale, and the stuffing and mashed potatoes were terrible. The sweet tea had so much sugar it was no drinkable. The ambiance was nice the food not so nice.

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  22. Thomas

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Wonderful location. Very friendly service.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice simple dinner with a lovely server that hustled while short staffed to make a meal really nice!

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  24. JulieM

    North Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The view was awesome. The food not so much - poor choices and not very good. Salad bar was ok.

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  25. traceyh

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Thanksgiving dinner we have had that is Buffett style in the GA mountains. Food all tasted home cooked and fresh. Seated even before our reservation time. Great service. Gorgeous view. May be making his our annual tradition!

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  26. SheilaS

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This year my husband and I decided to treat ourselves for Thanksgiving instead of being the host. We had lots of food choices and a very accomodating server, Lea. Beautiful view outside the floor to ceiling windows.

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  27. AnnS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the Thanksgiving buffet. There was a good selection of all the standard Thanksgiving dishes. I like brown turkey meat and they had that sliced already along with ham. There was a lot of desserts to choose from. The view is beautiful

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  28. CarolynK

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We figured restaurant would be short handed but no not at all. We sat by window which was a plus & ate good hot food. I thought it odd that there were 2 types of beans & no corn but no problem. Very friendly servers, a few needed their hair tyed back. We enjoyed our day there!

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  29. PhilipK

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire visit start to finish was outstanding, we were seated a few minutes early, had a great table, all of the employees were very helpful, and the food both selections and quality was incredible!

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  30. diningindixie

    Atlanta Metro

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thanksgiving buffet food was very average. Salad and appetizers were actually pretty good, stuffing was tasteless, sweet potato casserole was very good, good desert assortment, dry turkey, good ham.

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  31. Suzanne

    Georgia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was not expecting much when we booked the Cascades restaurant, just because it's located within a state park and its a buffet style. But, I have to admit I was blown away from start to finish. It's a beautiful lodge, where the full length windows all across the back of the lodge provide a wonderful, peaceful view of the North Ga mountains. They serve meals in blocks closing after breakfast @ 10:00, after lunch @2:30 and after dinner @8:00. The food is very good (something for everyone) & it's fairly priced, it's very clean, and we found the service was exceptional. This place had all the boxes checked for us.

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  32. PeggyM

    North Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The buffet for the price they were charging was not up to par.. The brisket and mash potatoes that they had on the chalkboard menu wasn’t on there.. the potatoes that was on the buffet was hard, burnt and cold.. the salad bar was great! The fried chicken and ribs were good.. The chef needed to pay more attention to the food running out on the buffet… Our server was very nice.. The lodge itself was 5 stars!

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  33. ChristineE

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing! She was the only server for ALL the dining tables and she was quick and friendly.

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  34. CharlesC

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The view from the restaurant is fantastic. The food on the buffet was quite good. My wife loved the squash carrasole. They are smart to limit their offerings so that they stay fresh.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food good, service very good, views are spectacular.

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  36. m123

    Naples

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I wasn’t expecting a buffet as I saw a menu online. The main food choices were lacking but decent salad options. It was definitely overpriced for the selection. The view was amazing though.

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  37. JonathonC

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner was much better than breakfast which we were grateful for as it was foggy outside and we didn’t want to drive.

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  38. JonathonC

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn’t bad, but needed to be warmer. Our waitress was great.

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  39. TaraB

    North Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at the restaurant. I love going to see the waterfall!! The dinner was buffet style, with a fully stocked salad bar. The dinner options had two proteins ( baked chicken and brisket), roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli, lima beans and rolls. There were different desserts and Brunswick stew. Overall, the food was great. I didn’t have any complaints. We got there after sunset, we didn’t get to see the sunset from the restaurant. I’d happily recommend this restaurant; the service was awesome, the food was great, the ambiance was beautiful as well! There’s a fire pit outside on the deck, with seating. I look forward to going back. PS.- Don’t believe the reviews. It’s best to see for yourself. We would have missed this opportunity because I read a couple reviews that said the food wasn’t good and didn’t give it a thought. However, on our way walking to our car we met two angels who recommended the restaurant. They were amazing, truly!! I’d say give the restaurant a try and see for yourself.

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  40. tantin

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The buffet was okay but could be better. However, the service was superb

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Amicalola Falls Lodge & Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
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418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Dr, Dawsonville, GA 30534

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Dahlonega
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
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