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The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen, Hiawassee, GA
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The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen

4.7
4.7
436 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Conveniently located on the grounds of The Ridges Resort, The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen offers a rich, flavorful
experience for all your senses. Lake Chatuge and the Blue Ridge Mountains serve as a tranquil backdrop that is
enhanced by a natural, yet manicured landscape – offering colorful gardens and meandering walkways that are
perfect for a before or after-dinner stroll.

The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen is celebration of the diverse and substantial traditions of American cooking.

Our elevated menus are approachable and not pretentious, dramatically presented and artfully plated, featuring
Smoked Fish Dip, Braised Pork Belly and Apples, Bourbon Braised Short Ribs, Southern River Farms Filet, Skillet
Seared Salmon, and of course, mouth-watering filet.

The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen also has an extensive selection of hand-crafted cocktails, craft beer, and an American
wine list.








Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue, Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (706) 896-4141

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Hiawassee

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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What 436 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • N. GA Mountains / Wine Country

    Most Booked

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  1. j

    jsmf

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This definitely a hidden gem. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Lovely setting by Lake Chatgue. Excellent bar beverages, service, and food from salad to dessert. I had the vegan dish and my husband had the salmon. The vegan dish had a wide variety of veggies; not just your unusual boring yellow squash and zucchini and was very tasty. My husband had a salad which was huge and also delicious. His salmon was excellent as well. It was our first visit but we will return. Definitely recommend for a nice dinner.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding dining experience! Stefan did a fantastic job on the cocktails, seriously THE BEST cocktails around! The food is incredible- my filet was perfectly prepared and the sides are clearly fresh and absolutely delicious. The dessert was a great way to finish off the dinner. The interior of the facility is very nicely appointed and provides a warm and inviting vibe. Already planning my return!
  3. DK

    DebraK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! William, our waiter, was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. All of his recommendations were delicious. He made our dining experience very special. Would absolutely dine here again & would certainly ask for William. Well done!!
  4. P

    Pattilu

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a lovely setting. Our server, William, made great recommendations and took his time with us to explain the menu. We had a lovely evening and all of our food and drink choices were outstanding. I will definately come back if in the area again!
  5. DP

    DarPau2

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was real good. Pork Chop great. The service was ok, although it took over 30 minutes to get a refill on our drinks. :( I guess it's the "new way", but no bread, no side salads and no soup option?
  6. TK

    TonyaK

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, the food is always delicious regardless of entree choice. The cocktails are also fabulous.
  7. R

    Ronk

    Charlotte

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great but our server John was the icing on the cake. Loved the special beet salad . The filet was as soft as I’ve ever had and the special dessert was over the top. This was our first time at The Oaks but definitely not our last. Bravo!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. I had the salmon, husband had the filet, and my dad had the lamb special. All of it tasted beyond amazing. Caleb was our server and he did a great job! We look forward to coming back when we visit the family!
  9. BW

    BobbyW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Leah was amazing and the food was excellent.
  10. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The staff was unprofessional in every possible way. We were hoping for a nice formal or at least semi formal brunch and the loudness and unprofessionalism of the staff was disappointing.
  11. DS

    DeborahS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great NYE dinner and party 🎉 The food was great and our server was very pleasant. Our guest also had a good time!
  12. TG

    ThomasG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Special menu for New Years did not offer preferred choices for our party. Service and atmosphere great,
  13. B

    B62lakeland

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We are usually very happy with The Oaks. However, We made a reservation several weeks ahead and we were still seated at a very small high top table in the bar area! Food was good but desert was really weak. Three spoonfuls of panna cotta with a sparkler.
  14. J

    Jamesm

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was excellent. The kitchen pushed the food out way too quickly. Hadn’t half finished with my salad and the entrees appeared to become cold while I finished my salad. Felt like we were being rushed out.
  16. RL

    RandyL

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This really is a very nice restaurant. We've been twice since it's reopened and the food and service has been fabulous both times. Highly recommend.
  17. DP

    DavidP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, wonderful service. Menu was a bit limited but we enjoyed what we had. Salmon and pork chops were wonderful. Our server couldn’t have been better.
  18. LH

    LeslieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family usually goes here when we stay at The Ridges Resort. The food is amazing every time!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were supposed to have Christmas lunch there; we made reservations via Open Table on Nov 22, and received 3 confirmation notices from Open Table. But on Dec 24 we noticed on the restaurants website that it would be closed Christmas Day. After many failed phone calls to the restaurant to confirm this information, we gave up. I am extremely disappointed with there lack of communication with us as well as the inaccurate and inadequate communication via Open Table. Buyer be warned!!!
  20. V

    Vallambrosa

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Nice people and atmosphere.
  21. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge with family. Food, cocktails, service and ambience were perfect for us! We will definitely return! Thanks for a great time, what a gem! We are recommending to all of our friends!
  22. J

    Jess

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    William was awesome, greeted my wife and I and made us feel at home. Explained the best appetizer to us pork belly bites explained us the entrees and we ended up getting braised ribs and shrimp. Best we have had since in town, ended the night with crème brûlée cheesecake, fire. Thank you William
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary at the Oaks Lakeside Kitchen and we had the perfect evening. We requested a table near the fireplace AND with a lake view. We received both. Our appetizer for the evening was the smoked fish dip. It was served with crisp crackers which made for a delicious combination. As entrees, my husband chose a pork chop with cheese grits and grilled okra. Our delightful server, Steffan, brought a tray of serrated knives for him to use which was a first for us and fun. Steffan also recommended the wedge salad which was amazing. We asked for a spring mix substitution over iceberg lettuce and received it. We split the salad and our servings were still big. My entree was the shrimp pasta dish and it was heavenly. After we finished, we were surprised with a caramel pecan brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce. It was served by the pastry chef who was professional but very personable. We were thoroughly spoiled by both Dani and Steffan. Before we left, we were given breakfast muffins to eat with our morning coffee. Again, a fun surprise! We would highly recommend the Oaks Lakeside Kitchen. If you are fortunate enough to be served by Steffan and/or Dani, you are in for a treat and a wonderful eating experience.
  24. MG

    MarkG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful, quiet, romantic dinner last weekend. Service was great and the food was excellent.
  25. P

    Pattycake

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and service, but there was very large, very noisy table in dining room and we asked to be moved to lounge which was very comfortable. Will definitely be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food and cocktails poor
  27. RI

    RICHARDK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Acoustics terrible due to a large obnoxious party of 12-15. Food and service great.
  28. s

    stephaniep

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's nice to have an upscale restaurant where you can go and if feel special and unique. We loved our experience there =)
  29. HS

    HeikeS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, well cooked. Very small, but good vine selection. A really little treasure. Nothing comparable in that region.
  30. BS

    BillyS

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall good experience in all ways. It's fine dining and only a slight shade below really top-notch in all ways. (But, my comments arise because I've experienced the very best in places like NYC.)
  31. k

    karenph

    Atlanta

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Michelle was an excellent server. Food was creative and tasty. The noise level got pretty loud because of a large group, so that made the cozy ambiance less than cozy— a disappointment for a date night for my husband and me.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    William our server was knowledgeable of the menu , he had great recommendations. The menu has healthy options and the prices were very fair .everything was delicious.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience awesome service and the food was absolutely amazing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love eating at this restaurant when I’m in town. I love how they use local farmers /local ingredients. The servers are exceptional and they really know their menu! I’ve/we’ve had the following… Appetizers: - pork belly - it was “just ok”. - fish dip - outstanding! It came with a side of delicious pickled vegetables served with a multi seed cracker. Menu: - Vegan Bowl - amazing! (mushrooms and other veggies are from from 7M farms - my absolute favorite!). - Shrimp Pappardelle pasta - delicious but very heavy and filling. - Pork Chop with grits / okra - this was delicious and cooked perfectly! - Beef Short Ribs - Delicious and the meat falls off the bones into the rich tasting mashed potatoes. This dish is heavy and makes the best left overs the next day! Each time I come here I leave knowing that I’ll be back! Hiawassee is lucky to have this beautiful restaurant!
  35. VF

    VickiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful ladies evening out with a delicious meal!
  36. S

    Soren

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Great place to eat👍👍👍
  37. k

    kelseyr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, great place to celebrate special occasions
  38. GB

    GBrown2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and loved being seated near the fireplace.
  39. t

    traceyh

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t know what to expect but exceeded any expectations I did have. Friendly staff, beautiful renovation in the restaurant and the thanksgiving Buffett was so delicious. Not processed tasting at all - completely like homemade. Great drinks. Highly recommend if you are in the area.
  40. NW

    NancyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and cheerful staff. The buffet was plentiful .

FAQs

The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (706) 896-4141.

The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 436 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen

3499 US-76, Hiawassee, GA 30546

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hiawassee

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue, Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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