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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!
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Hours of Operation:
Wed-Sun 7AM-2PM, 5PM-10PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 :-)...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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