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The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen

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61 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Mon-Tues 7AM-11AM
Wed-Sun 7AM-2PM, 5PM-10PM
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Phone number
(706) 896-4141
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jai Beasley
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 61 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I am very happy to have this in the Hiawassee, North Georgia area.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Beautiful view of the water from our table. Food was delicious and our server was great too. We were here for our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was fantastic! Everything was served hot and the plates were delicious. The prices were moderate and the restaurant was very nice. The staff was very friendly. Highly recommend. We will be going back.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This was my second dinning experience at the Oaks. The first experience was better than the second time. First time the waitress was friendlier and more knowledgeable of the food and wine.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Was a little disappointed in dinner Saturday night as I was looking forward to their pork chop and due to the chef's personal problems, it, as well as many other menu items, were not available. Could definitely tell that the Chef wasn't in the kitchen as the fried chicken I got was very greasy. My husband had the seafood pasta and it was good, but overall disappointing. We will return, but will likely place a phone call first to be sure the Chef has returned.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Dinner with colleagues during a conference. Food was great! The appetizers were amazing and they have the best cheese sticks ever!!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was amazing!!!! We had the corn chowder and the pecan crusted Salmon with cheese grits was superb. The green fried tomatoes were not what I expected... not crispy and could taste the oil more than the tomatoes. Looking forward to go back again.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Sercice was great. Food was above average.still under renovations

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1.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We made reservations through Open Table for a party of six at 530pm. We showed up at 530 and someone comes out and said they were closed for renovation. They didn’t bother tocall us and tell us that they were closed. They need better customer service or the restaurant won’t make it!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We were a group of 6 having dinner pre theater. The service was very nice but not efficient or organized. In general we had a very good experience. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. I had the salmon which was wonderful. The only issues were that the soup arrived luke warm and when it was sent back it came back the same. I think that if they can just get their service organized and trained that they will be very successful. Hayesville/ Hiawassee needs restaurant choices and this appears to be a good option. The restaurant is very appealing. They offer a Sunday Brunch what sounds wonderful.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

First time. My husband's prime rib and lobster dinner was good. One of the better lobster dishes in the area. My trout dish was o.k. but kind of bland. I would pick something else next time.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server Jydon was great. Food was very good and very reasonable.
It was Valentines Day and they had lots of couples young , middle age and older couples there for dinner. The only complaint we had was the music/singing they were playing. Should have been just soft music for the evening.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went here for Valentine's Day with friends. The staff was very nice and friendly. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and had some great suggestions. I asked about making a substitution on my meal, and they were very accommodating. We had a great meal and evening.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

This restaurant was recently reopened this year Under New Management. I believe it's a subsidiary of a Marriott property, so they are in it for the long haul. Still need to speed up service, but everything we had was very good, and it was a great business lunch environment.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 25, 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 11, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

She crab soup very good with arugula, peach salad.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Fine dining with lovely view and attentive service.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Food and service excellent loved staying at the ridges

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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 :-)...

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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)

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