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About The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen

Located on the grounds of the breathtaking Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge, The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen offers a scenic and sophisticated dining experience with plenty of Southern charm. This premier dining spot features an all-new menu with classic favorites, such as shrimp and grits with white wine-garlic sauce, and a fresh twist on more traditional dishes, like sweet tea-marinated fried chicken. All beef products are locally sourced, thanks to our partnership with Brasstown Beef.

Stop in and try the Lake Chatuge Splash or the Blood Orange Manhattan while taking in the stunning natural beauty of the lower Blue Ridge Mountains. Come by The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen today for a taste of exceptional service, delectable fare, and a view you’ll never forget!

3499 US-76
Hiawassee, GA 30546
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Tues 7AM-11AM
Wed-Sun 7AM-2PM, 5PM-10PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(706) 896-4141

Website:
http://theoakslakesidekitchen.com/

Executive Chef:
Jai Beasley

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I went with another couple. Lovely surroundings and nice comfy seating. Our window seat looked out over Lake Chatuge. A warm fire burned in the lodge sized fireplace. The menu was well rounded, offering all 4 of us interesting options. I got the mountain trout over a bed of veggies with apple cubes. Delicious!

We'll be back. Very well worth the short drive from Hayesville!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was excellent, view was awesome and the atmosphere was very quiet and relaxed! Look forward to going back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Romantic
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

There is potential here at this restaurant but it still lacks.

The service is so poor, it just ruins the dinner. We were constantly going to the bar to reorder drinks, having to get up and chase another server down for water refills. Did not get a salad we ordered until after entree arrived. Server was very nice but that is just not enough.

Food was very good, they don’t serve complimentary bread which I think is a mistake.

Cocktails are served with maraschino cherries , in a $12 old fashioned, not acceptable in my opinion. Those cherries are for kids drinks and ice cream sundaes, not a men’s cocktail. Luxardo cherries are far more appropriate.

Had live music and the guy was great. The right type of music and perfect volume.

The ambiance is heading in the right direction but still lacking. The restaurant had a lovely renovation however they had one tiny log burning in the FP when it was 40 degrees outside. That was a huge lost opportunity. To walk in with a beautiful fire would have been lovely. Also, candles on the tables are SO important.

Hostess was pretty lame. Zero personality when greeted, slumped over looking at her phone every time I walked passed her to take my kids to the restroom. She should have been walking around , assisting with drinks and pre bussing. Also, she had way to much PDA with another worker in the lobby.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Absolutely great! Food was outstanding, ambiance relaxing. We truly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you to Rachel and Richard for a great experience on Thanksgiving.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our party of six celebrated Thanksgiving with our meal here. The service, variety, quality and value were all top notch. So pleased we choose to spend our holiday here.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had a lovely Thanksgiving lunch here on vacation. Fabulous tomato pie... and of course turkey, prime rib and all the trimmings!

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront
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food4
ambience4
service5
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

food was e
Very good, local wines a plus, location on lake beautiful, great addition to North Georgia choices for nice dining.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a wonderful time on my wife's special birthday thanks to the friendly, accommodating, professional staff, especially Kristen, Kristen, Josiah, and Denise! That Brasstown beef rivaled the best I have ever had at the most prestigious Atlanta restaurants. The appetizers and sides were delicious. Cheers to Jai, the chef! The Crane Creek Hellbender Red wine was excellent! We will be back and will recommend it to our family and friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Never been disappointed with this place. Food is great and they are very accommodating.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had previously dined at the Oaks while staying at Ridges Resort before it closed for a period or more accurately limited itself to catering only. While we were happy to see it reopened it didn’t resemble what we had remembered. Instead of a high end restaurant with great atmosphere and quality food and service it was much closer to a noisy family restaurant. While the waitress was very good (and personable) she was juggling too many tables and right after we were seated a huge children’s birthday party came in and were seated right next to us. Then the delays in service got worse and the food took forever. When we received our food (Trout and a seafood pasta) it was not nearly as good as what we previously had experienced. This may have been a one off in service and food quality but the noise level and lack of any ambience was very disappointing. Given the next opportunity to eat in the area we will think twice about going here again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

She crab soup very good with arugula, peach salad.

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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I'm so glad The Oaks has reopened. We were there early before a concert. Our food was hot and delicious, the service was excellent, and we were out in plenty of time to get to the theater. Lovely.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

If you are in the area go to The Copper Door instead. We had an awesome meal with outstanding service at The Copper Door and it is 5-7 minutes away!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service, good food. Not large portion size, but enough.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Menu does not have alot of options but what they do make is excellent. Love this place! Lakeside dining is a plus

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We were very happy with the food and the service was wonderful

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Apparently there was a glitch in the computer system and our order didn't go through to the kitchen. So we waited about 1.5 hours to get our food! When we did receive the food it was extremely good and served piping hot! Portions are generous! Went back for dinner the following night and both food and service were awesome!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fine dining with lovely view and attentive service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food nice atmosphere. Enjoyed Saturday night band. Bar good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food and service excellent loved staying at the ridges

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Love this place but service was not as good as normal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The atmosphere is relaxing, the décor is great and Lauren is a sweet service oriented waitress. We went for the first time for date night on the weekend and sat outside on the patio. Lauren waited on us and she was wonderful. The patio is a wonderful place to have dinner, as the view is gorgeous and the sun goes down behind the building so it is not so hot on summer nights. We got lucky and Lauren waited on us the next time we went for a business/social meeting with dinner. Lauren was GREAT and we appreciate the service she gave us throughout the evening. We were there at 5:30p and left just before closing. The other servers that were cleaning up before close were very pleasurable as well and they all made us feel comfortable even though we were there so late. We will ASK for Lauren next time :-)...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

In general we were very pleased to have chosen The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen for our total eclipse day evening dinner. The ambience was near perfect inside, but we actually subsequently regretted at not choosing to be served on their outside patio with its lovely view of Lake Chatuge and surrounding mountains. Excellent and attentive service, well prepared meals of mountain trout and salmon, respectively, for the two of us. Only issue I have was the somewhat overcooked salmon steak. I should have preferred to be asked how i wanted the salmon cooked; I would have said medium light, but then found that the kitchen automatically overcook the fish (?). I take part of the blame here, since I should have voiced my own preference at the ordering. I have learned a lesson, but also would advise wait staff to inquire as to customers preferences.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Delicious food, nice setting, and great service. The shrimp and grits were some of the best I've ever had. I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food, ambiance and service was good. We enjoyed the beautiful lake view. The restaurant is too grey, needs some color, perhaps some professional local artist's work to brighten the space.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Yummy, cozy, friendly- It has a beautiful view of Lake Chatuge, but only if you dine al fresco (not much of a view from inside dining area)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Nice job cleaning the old place up, but still not quite hitting the mark of fine dinning.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Very nice Birthday Lunch. The server Britany (?) was excellent , we enjoyed the Patio..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This restaurant just reopened in July with new updated decor and menu...and we like it! This was our 2nd visit. In this very small community, it is a welcome addition. My husband loves their marinated sweet tea chicken. The mussels are great for a shared appetizer or meal...so yummy.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had just got engaged on the property! The staff was great and so where the people!@ will be back for sure.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Live Sports, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Beautiful setting for a special birthday dinner. The tiny biscuit appetizers were very good. The menu is somewhat limited, especially in the starches and vegetable selection with so many possibilities for in-season. Would not suggest the brussel sprouts. Food was not prepared with the precision expected (shrimp was overlooked as was the pork chop.) The creamy grits on the Shrimp and grits was really good. The serving staff were all very young, without the experience and training to support expectations. The wine selection was good and good value. The overall experience was pleasant. This area needs more options like this, so I hope they succeed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very pleased with remodeling updates, nice dining experience inside or outside. Great way to come by boat or auto, and have nice dining experience couples or groups. They could remodel old dining room like the new one, and use for dinner, and use the remodeled one for breakfast and lunch. Food was very good, little heavy on salt, wine was very good, service was very good, obviously training staff well, and the overall evening very nice. Glad to have them.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Outdoor seating is cramped. Salad and soup were excellent. Salmon was over cooked and had little taste. Chicken was so - so. Waiting staff were confused. We expected better.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

While we enjoyed the meal and ambiance of the restaurant and don't mind paying premium for a outstanding meal, we were just disappointed in the price compared to what we received for each entre.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was excellent. If anything, the staff was too attentive - our own waiter came by reasonably often, but two other servers kept checking on us as well. New staff - this will likely work itself out. Overall very nice. We will definitely go back.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Ribeye steak terrible...no flavor, 3/4 grizzle. Rest of meal nor flavorful....comped the meal after seeing the grizzle. Very pricey...no bread or rolls served with dinner??? Would like to see them be successful but doubtful they will.

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Perfect dining to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Very much enjoyed our meal. There are a few minor kinks that need to be worked out but over all we were very satisfied and would absolutely come back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was very good overall. Our table had the bacon wrapped Brussel sprouts (delicious) and the biscuits (too small for the money). Salads were lettuce wedges and the arugula with grilled peaches, goat cheese and candied walnuts...both very good. Main course was salmon with great flavor but over cooked; stacked portobellos (very good); and shrimp and grits which was ok. The service needs improvement. Servers need better knowledge of menu, better timing of courses and the servers should not be chewing gum (ours did not chew gum but noticed others). Bathrooms did not have locks on stalls and lacked toilet paper. I know the restaurant is under new management and I would expect that they will continue to work on improving.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Fried green tomatoes (A+), blackened trout (B-), Collards full-price of salt. Just open two weeks, lots of growing pains to get going smooth.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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