Ellijay is a charming town nestled in the North Georgia mountains that offers visitors a wide variety of dining options. From local barbecue joints to upscale restaurants, Ellijay has something to satisfy every palate. Here are some of the best places to eat in Ellijay:.
- Cantaberry Restaurant: My personal favorite! Cantaberry Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant that specializes in Southern comfort food. The menu features classic dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and country-style steak. Be sure to save room for dessert - the homemade pies are a must-try.
- River Street Tavern: Located in the heart of downtown Ellijay, River Street Tavern is a popular spot for both locals and visitors. The restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere and a menu of classic American dishes, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery. Ian and I really enjoy their burgers.
- The Shack Elijay: If you're looking for a unique dining experience, head to The Shack. This quaint poke noodle shop is full of options and the best hole-in-the wall feel. It's clean whole foods packed with flavor. Perfect lunch or take-out spot.
- Ellijay Wood Fired Pizza: Fun rooftop upscale atmosphere. The menu features classic wood fired pizza so you can get a taste of Napoleaton Pizza in north Georgia.
- Bigun's Barbeque: No trip to the South is complete without some delicious barbecue, and Bigun's Barbeque in Ellijay is a must-visit for barbecue lovers. The restaurant offers a variety of meats, including pulled pork, ribs, and brisket, as well as classic sides like mac and cheese and coleslaw.
Hope you enjoy a few of these on your next trip!