619 North Grove St.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-6191
Fax: (706) 864-9601
From its modest beginning as a small art gallery, The Crimson Moon Cafe has slowly but gradually evolved into what the owner Dana Marie LaChance envisioned it to become, i.e. a melting pot for the music lovers in Dahlonega. Although the venue does not hold more than 150 spectators at a time, the artists and bands who have performed here in the past vouch for the intimacy it provides with the audience. The upstairs cafe which offers a view of Dahlonega's public square, has a delightful range of traditional, soul food and refreshments like burgers, wraps and soups, coffees, beers and wines. So in case you are too early for a show, or looking for an after-show hangout, you know where you can head to spend some time. The shows are very popular, and due to limited space, the tickets sell out quicker that you'd expect. So make sure you call ahead for reservations.
A cozy restaurant on East Main Street, Piazza serves authentic Italian cuisine. Your Italian feast begins with appetizers like steamed mussels, tomato stack and mozzarella fritti. You then move on to mouthwatering handmade ravioli, among which the spinach and walnut variety is incredibly popular. You can also choose from among varieties of pasta like ziti and fettucine, and combine them with various ordinary and specialty sauces, vegetables and meats to create your own pasta dish. You can avail of their catering services to treat the guests at your gathering to scrumptious Italian fare.
Situated at the picturesque Montaluce Winery & Estates, Le Vigne is the perfect place to rest after a day of exploring the surroundings. Using the best seasonal ingredients, chef Austin Rocconi whips up some delicious Southern fare, inspired by his childhood visits to New Orleans' French Quarter. The restaurant has a vast array of cheeses and small plates that you can enjoy before moving on to the main attractions like the Springer Mountain chicken breast, Atlantic salmon and diver scallop. Not only does the restaurant offer you a wonderful meal, but also affords fantastic views of the vineyards below.
Scott's on the Square is a great place to head to if you're looking to enjoy a good meal in a friendly atmosphere. The menu features a variety of steaks, as also seafood and pasta. Their signature seafood dishes include the Low Country Shrimp and Grits, Chilean Sea Bass and Grilled Bourbon Salmon. The French vinegar chicken pasta and linguini with white clam sauce are truly delicious. There is also a wine list for you to choose from. Check the website for lunch hours.
Jim's Smokin Que offers juicy and succulent slow cooked meat which make for a delicious meal. Pulled Pork, Ribs, Brisket are all prepared in delicious sauces which adds to the flavor of the meat. Homemade Sides of Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Beans or Cole Slaw complement the smoked meat very well. Pork, Brisket or Turkey can also be bought By The Pound. Be prepared for large portions and go with a big appetite.
An enterprise of the Lanier Charter Career Academy, Bistro at the Oaks is a fine dining restaurant managed by students of the culinary arts. The menu changes regularly, and features delicious dishes that are whipped up using fresh, local ingredients. Open between 11a and 12p, the bistro offers three and four course lunches that can be enjoyed on-site or taken to go. Reservations are highly recommended.
Look no further for some authentic German food but head to Gasthaus in Cumming. Set in a cozy ambiance with a nice fireplace, the restaurant serves other European dishes however is known for their German dishes and Bier garden. Established in 2005, this eatery has been wowing locals with its delicious platters that are made fresh everyday.