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3 Places to Eat in North Georgia this Fall

  • Fall in Rabun County

    Highway 72 Overlook

Fall is in the air. Sunny, cool days and crisp, chilly nights let us know that the seasons are changing and the tree leaves are turning from green to brilliant jewel tones of reds, purples and golds. It may come as a surprise to some that the South actually has seasons, but it does. And in Georgia, the cool weather means that it’s time to break out your jackets and head north to watch the leaves change. What better way to enjoy your trip than with some regional Northeast Georgia cuisine.

Northeast Georgia boasts restaurants that offer deliciously prepared meals that can be enjoyed with a view of the mountains and a beautiful display of autumn leaves.

Tiger Food Mart & Café, Tiger Georgia

This country store and cafe is known for their "cat head" biscuits (biscuits as big as a cat’s head) that are light, flaky and can be stuffed with your choice of toppings, including a fried egg, tomato, chicken fillet, and even a slice of pork tenderloin. You can sit out front of the cafe and enjoy your biscuit while enjoying the changing seasons, or go through their drive-thru and take it with you on your way to visit the nearby Tiger Mountain Vineyards.

Beechwood Inn Bed & Breakfast, Clayton Georgia

This artfully restored home from the 1900s offers an ideal location for a couple days of leaf watching while indulging in award-winning cuisine and wines, and a breathtaking panoramic view of Black Rock Mountain. If you’re there on a Saturday night, be sure and take advantage of their Chef’s Tasting and Wine Dinners made up of local ingredients and Beechwood wines.

Bodensee Restaurant, Helen Georgia

Nestled in the hills of Helen, Georgia, this quaint German-style restaurant serves up authentic German favorites like spätzle, Weiner Schnitzel, and house-made sausages. Their outdoor patio lets you enjoy the view while enjoying your meal. An after-dinner walk through town will give you an even better view of the beautiful city and the dazzling leaf display.

Jennifer Hill Booker

Chef Jennifer Hill Booker wears many hats in the culinary world, as a Le Cordon Blue-Paris certified chef, cookbook author, reality TV personality, culinary educator and business owner. She is a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Culinary Explorer for ExploreGeorgia.org, the founder of Southern Divas of the New South™ Dinner Series, and currently sits on the James Beard Foundation Food Waste Advisory Council. Chef Jennifer is a member of the 2018 No Kid Hungry Atlanta Society as well as a member of the 2018 AF&WF Advisory Council.

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