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Daphne Lodge Restaurant, Cordele, GA

Daphne Lodge Restaurant

4.8
4.8
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Welcome to Daphne Lodge, a family business since 1952. We have a 15 min. grace period on reservations. Please allow a 10-15 minute grace period to be seated. Your table will be reserved 1 hr. and 30 min. for parties up to 2; 2 hrs. for parties up to 4; 2 hrs 30 min. for parties up to 6; and 3 hours for parties of 7+.

Daphne Lodge enjoys the fruit of many years of successful service. Having appeared in Southern Living as one of the top ten restaurants serving catfish and featured on the cover of their Sea and Stream cookbook, feature articles on Daphne Lodge continue to appear in major travel books, magazines, and newspapers.

Atlanta Magazine recognized Daphne Lodge as one of the “South’s favorite restaurants,” U.S.A. Today honored us as a “crowned winner,” and Georgia Trend headlined Daphne Lodge as a “State Treasure.”

We hope you enjoy your evening with us. On behalf of our staff, we hope to see you soon!

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (229) 273-2596

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For special occasions reservations please call us at 229-273-2596. Online reservations are not available on Friday or Saturday.

  • Neighborhood

    Cordele

  • Cross street

    On US Hwy 280 W across from the Georgia Veterans State Park/Lake Blackshear

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Best Value

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Southern

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  1. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service were amazing. It’s the best filet mignon and the catfish can’t be beat. Dine by candlelight, and don’t forget to make your reservations We always eat here at least once while camping at Georgia Veterans State Park.
  2. CC

    CherylC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service great; good wine list; food well prepared (even house salads made at time of order).
  3. MN

    MrNanite

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was wonderful. A bugger and a half to find. Might need better signage. But once you find it, the food is exquisite. The wait staff and who I think was the manager are all there to make sure you are being taken care of. Maybe a bit pricey, but this is as good as any 4 star restaurant I have seen in Atlanta.
  4. GR

    GeorgeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for our 37th Anniversary. Sautéed mushrooms for an appetizer, Shrimp and scallops were very good. My wife had Shrimp Scampi which was very good. Would recommend Daphne Lodge!
  5. LL

    LorrieL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and friendly staff! Delicious food and great wine selection! Never disappoint!
  6. JW

    JackieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, environment calming and we had a great couples dinner
  7. l

    luvfood

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great place, our second visit. Wouldn't recommend seafood as its not fresh due to being so far from the coast. Steaks are excellent!
  8. PG

    PaulaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good! Loved the Grouper and the deviled crab was excellent! Will go again.
  9. DC

    DebbieC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    everything was delicious. Really liked the addition of small biscuits and jelly. Our waitress was outstanding.
  10. KB

    KristiB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. It did take a while to get our food but well worth the wait.
  11. CD

    CissyD

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  12. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a birthday meal and it was all good. Excellent waitress!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit since the ownership change. We had a party of6, and we seated in a more private side area. We are seniors, but this area allowed us to have conversation easily. Our server was personable and efficient. The food seemed to be better than I remember as we enjoyed every dish. We’ll be back regularly.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always! We absolutely love eating here! Waitress was very attentive & hospitable! Food is great! Environment is lovely! We will be back soon! Thanks for having us!
  15. TL

    TinaL

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place to go and dine .. I alway enjoy the dining experience
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere and experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and selection. The staff were top shelf.
  18. JT

    JimmyT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Most prices moderate. $23 for chopped steak seemed a bit much. Service was excellent and we noticed improvements in furniture and decor.
  19. f

    flamingo

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG excellent. I had fried shrimp, my husband had fried oysters, my cousin had shrimp scampi, her husband also had fried oysters. We tasted them all and they were all delicious!! Also the twice baked potato best I have ever had!! Strongly recommend this restaurant!! We will be back!
  20. PJ

    PaigeJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service, food, and atmosphere was excellent. I am definitely coming back!
  21. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Waitress was nice but not that great about keeping our drinks full. We come every year during this time. Food did not disappoint. I will request not to sit at the table we were at next time we visit. Too many people walking by made the area really crowded and loud the entire time. Will jus request to sit in a different area next time.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was as if they knew we were coming through the door. The hostess was waiting for us and took us right to our table. From that moment on the rest of the staff made sure we were taken care of. The food was excellent. Make sure to try the She Crab Soup. It is a must. Also, had the fried mushrooms which were lightly fried and juicy. If there are shrimp and grits I have to try them so, I did. It was a great choice. The tomato gravy is a unique twist to this local dish. The shrimp was huge and plentiful. Grits were spot on. For dessert please try the apple turnover. You won't be disappointed.
  23. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t know about this place but what a find. Everything was awesome and a great place to take a first date!! Thanks, I am sure I’ll return!
  24. j

    janeyb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We always try to get reservations with you each time we are staying at Blackshear. The first time we went, everything was phenomenal, we reserved the next night also. The past two visits were not as amazing. I was recommended a "beautiful fish" which I presumed was a filet, since there is a health-risk with bone-in fish. When it arrived, I gagged because it still had the unpalatable head & eyeballs still on and it! It was so bony with not much meat, that after swallowing a few bones, I gave up, since the taste didn't surpass the risk. I was upset the item was "up-sold" to me and the waitress would not offer a replacement with another item and I didn't push. No one likes confrontation on a rare evening out. This trip posed different issues, everything was great... garden salad, the twice baked potatoes are amazing! Broccoli was cold. His ham steak was too tough, he left most of it. My "grouper" I don't think was group. Tilapia? Either that or it was just cooked too hard to cut with a butter knife. I had to pull it apart. One end had soft enough parts to eat. Maybe quality control before leaving the kitchen? The overcooking can be caught before it lands in front of customer. A simple butter knife test should do it. I want to be kind because we are losing all our family-owned businesses to the SCAMDEMIC and it's ashamed. Hoping a little review may help give some insight. We miss the bread & jam. We also miss the unique desserts that were amazing. The caramel cheesecake was fabulous.
  25. KS

    KimberlyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent, keeping with the old menu plus adding to it. I had the fresh salmon and it was delicious and cooked perfectly. It did take a little while to get our food but it was worth the wait. The main room can get a little noisy so if you prefer a more quiet atmosphere, try eating in the bar room.
  26. RK

    RichardK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blackened grouper was well cooked and properly seasoned. Cheese grits and hush puppies are awesome. Highly recommend Daphne Lodge for a wonderful, relaxing dining experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  28. AP

    AnneP

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good, everything was first rate!
  29. WH

    WayneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crusted Grouper and shrimp/grits were excellent. The molten chocolate cake with ice cream was light and outstanding
  30. AD

    AprilD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and impeccable service!
  31. P

    Penny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always great. Food consistently delicious.
  32. t

    truittsparky

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is excellent. The mini homemade biscuits are fabulous
  33. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Great food Fantastic atmosphere
  34. J

    Janie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service. Wide selection of appetizers and entrees. You can’t go wrong!
  35. PW

    PattiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS good!!!! Everything!!! Love the Parmesan crusted grouper!
  36. CA

    ClayA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Had reservations, seated immediately. Ordered soon after, waited an hour and a half for our food. New owners need help managing. Entire restaurant service was very very slow. This was a Wednesday @ 6:30 pm. Food not as good as other owners. Been going 45 years. Hope they work out the kinks. We like the restaurant.
  37. JF

    JaggerFan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Reservation asked for back room - didn't get it. Ran out of drink twice. Food was excellent as always, but service was very slow. We were there over 2 hours.
  38. DM

    DawnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server was very friendly
  39. JB

    JackB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dining experience. Food and service were outstanding. Best onion rings I've ever eaten. Would do it again.
  40. BM

    BeverlyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Daphne Lodge is ALWAYS a must when we visit Cordele. The food and atmosphere are great. They serve the best catfish and onion rings ever!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Daphne Lodge Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (229) 273-2596.

Daphne Lodge Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Daphne Lodge Restaurant

2502 US-280, Cordele, GA 31015

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On US Hwy 280 W across from the Georgia Veterans State Park/Lake Blackshear

  • Neighborhood

    Cordele

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (229) 273-2596

  • Private party facilities

    For special occasions reservations please call us at 229-273-2596. Online reservations are not available on Friday or Saturday.

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