When people visit Georgia, then tend to stay more in the bigger, more populated areas. This usually means that they don’t stray too far in order to grab a good meal. Besides, larger Georgia cities have their own fair share of delectable eats, right? But, we want to highlight those tiny towns too, that serve up some satisfying meals. Here are a few of our favorite tiny towns dishing out HUGE flavor.
1. The Happy Hawg BBQ—1586 Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546
When you combine an insane lake view with some incredible BBQ eats, you find yourself in restaurant heaven. The Happy Hawg BBQ in Hiawassee serves up some a feast with fan favorites like the fried corn, chopped pork, and the smoky, succulent ribs.
2. Daphne Lodge— 2502 Us Highway 280 E, Cordele, GA 31015
This small, Southern restaurant features a rustic charm that only the tiny town of Cordele could create. Inside Daphne House, you'll feel like you're at your own home, with the small exception that their fried catfish is most likely way better than yours.
3. The Tomato House Restaurant—42 Main Street Suite 1B, Senoia, GA 30276
If you're looking for delicious new American cuisine in a quaint, modern setting, then The Tomato House is your spot. It's a newer restaurant in the small town of Senoia, but they're serving up BIG flavors like their spaghetti and gigantic meatball, or the popular Arancini.
4. Hofer's of Helen—8758 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
If you ever happen upon Helen, Georgia, the adorable Alpine town with fewer than a thousand residents, you must eat at Hofer's for breakfast. They serve up a feast of German proportions with favorites like the Alpine French Toast and the Bavarian Cold Cut Breakfast. If you want to eat like the Germans do, then this is your place.
5. Town 220 Restaurant—220 West Washington St, Madison, GA 30650
When you combine new American, Southern, and French flavors, the result is of delicious proportions. Town 220 Restaurant is a popular choice among the residents of Madison, but it goes beyond just impressive cuisine. The aesthetics and effort that these chefs bring to each plate is worthy of recognition.
6. Back Porch Oyster Bar— Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA, 30533
In the small town of Dahlonega, you can feel like you're in a beach town, while still being nestled in the mountains of Georgia. It's the perfect place to grab a beer, order a few appetizers, and people-watch from the porch.
7. Rice Restaurant & Sushi Bar—3480 Keith Bridge Rd, Ste B1, Cumming, GA 30041
Most people won't equate delicious, fresh seafood with Cumming, Georgia, however, Rice Restaurant is the exception. Their food is tasty and always presented beautifully. It's not just a spot for sushi lovers, though, they also feature an array of Chinese specialties, too!
8. Les Bon Temps Louisana Kitchen—248 Gilmer Ferry Rd, Ball Ground, GA 30107
This appetizing, no-frills spot in Ball Ground, Georgia takes Cajun food to another level. If you want some incredible, stick-to-your-rib meals then order up the sausage po boy, which is smoked, and the cheese grits, which are creamy and rich.
9. Talk of the Town— 10 West Square, Washington, GA 30673
This is the ideal place that small towns can only hope to have serving up mouthwatering lunch. Talk of the Town features a great selection of sandwiches and coffee, paired with a fascinating history lesson on the town's square.
10. Meat ‘n Greet—11 Jefferson St Newnan, GA 30263
This small town spot serves up some specialty burgers, the likes of which we've never seen. These aren't your average burgers. With ingredients like the bacon jam, and pimento cheese, your taste buds will be knocked out of their socks.
Have you ever been to any of these restaurants?! Or perhaps you have a few more you’d like to share with our fellow Georgian followers. Share your thoughts in the comments!