The Yesterday Cafe in Greensboro, Georgia

The Yesterday Cafe in Greensboro, Georgia

12 Places to Eat in Georgia's Lake Country After a Day at the Masters

After spending your day at Augusta National watching some of the greatest golfers in the world try for their chance at one of the biggest majors of the year, you'll love spending your evening nearby in Georgia's Lake Country. We are sure you already have found the perfect place to stay for Masters Week in Lake Country, but do you know where the locals eat? Here are 12 wonderful options to cool off after a long day of watching the pros in Augusta or playing a few rounds with friends on golf courses in Lake Country.

Eatonton

Bone Island Grill House in Eatonton, Georgia
Bone Island Grill House in Eatonton, Georgia

Bone Island Grill House

Bone Island Grill House offers a chance to sit on the patio overlooking Lake Oconee while you enjoy a Cajun-style meal. They offer a great full bar as well as take pride in serving local craft beers. For Masters week, they will have a few off-the-menu specials:

  • Honey Soy Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin: 8-ounce honey soy marinated all-natural pork tenderloin, cooked to medium and served with rice.
  • Lobster Linguine: Shucked lobster meat sautéed in butter, finished with a lightly spiced marinara and tossed with linguine; served with garlic bread, just get your taste buds going.

Iron Fork Cafe in Eatonton, Georgia
Iron Fork Cafe in Eatonton, Georgia

Iron Fork Cafe

Iron Fork Cafe will have you feeling like you just ate a great home-cooked meal. This wonderful Southern meat-and-three-sides restaurant has great atmosphere, a full bar and specials that will amaze your taste buds.

Silver Moon

This hidden gem has been a local favorite for over 20 years. Come get the best martini in the lake area at Silver Moon. On Friday and Saturday evenings they offer a raw bar. Just walk in, add your name to the chalk board and enjoy the putting green while you wait.

Greensboro

The National Tavern in Greensboro, Georgia
The National Tavern in Greensboro, Georgia

The National Tavern

Situated in the heart of Reynolds Lake Oconee on the bluff of hole nine at the National Course Golf, The National Tavern is the perfect location for golfers in town for the Masters. The tournament will be played on several big screens located around the bar so you can watch while you enjoy your lunch or dinner. If you need a little more golf, there's even a putting green outside!

The Yesterday Cafe in Greensboro, Georgia
The Yesterday Cafe in Greensboro, Georgia

The Yesterday Cafe

Located in Downtown Greensboro, The Yesterday Cafe is your 19th hole. You can watch the Masters in the nostalgic fully stocked bar while enjoying Masters-inspired cocktails like the Azalea or a John Daly. Enjoy a cold glass of Kolsch from Oconee Brewing Company. Of course, they offer Southern favorites like fried green tomatoes or hot pimento dip, but be sure to keep your fork for a slice of their World Famous Buttermilk Pie.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Barrel Room at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Each night in the Barrel Room at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, one of the Private Select Spirits is highlighted with a unique experience like wax dipping a bottle of Maker's Mark or educational tastings of Maestro Dobel Tequila. Available April 10-13, 2019.

Madison

Mint Juleps Kitchen in Madison, Georgia
Mint Juleps Kitchen in Madison, Georgia

Mint Juleps Kitchen

This unique restaurant location inside the historic buggy factory offers a bar selection like no other. The menu at Mint Juleps Kitchen changes with the seasons from wild caught seafood to free range beef, chicken and pork.

Amici Livery

Amici Livery, a great locally owned restaurant, has been a Madison staple for over 25 years. Located in the former Madison livery stable dating back more than 100 years, this hip new microbrewery serves up four signature brews daily; no wonder it's a local favorite!

Ricardo's Kouzzina

Housed in an old ice warehouse, Ricardo's offers up yet another unique dining experience giving a Mediterranean twist to your American favorites.

Milledgeville

Jackson's on Sinclair in Milledgeville, Georgia
Jackson's on Sinclair in Milledgeville, Georgia

Jackson's on Sinclair

Who wouldn't want to hang out a bar with happy-hour specials daily and menu choices from fried shrimp to steaks to burgers. Most weekends you can tap your toes and swing your partner to live entertainment. Whether you pull in by boat or plan to sing along to karaoke Jackson's on (Lake) Sinclair will be sure to become a favorite.

Aubri Lanes in Milledgeville, Georgia
Aubri Lanes in Milledgeville, Georgia

Aubri Lane's at The Club

Recently relocated to The Club at Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, Aubri Lane's is the destination for fine contemporary Southern cuisine. This restaurant has been serving the Milledgeville area for over 10 years. In its new location overlooking The Club golf course and waters of Lake Sinclair, you can enjoy classic Southern dishes from pork belly to pimento cheese to award-winning shrimp and grits.

Pickle Barrel Cafe in Milledgeville, Georgia
Pickle Barrel Cafe in Milledgeville, Georgia

Pickle Barrel Cafe

The "PBC" is the place where “Good Food and Great Times” come together in Milledgeville! Bring the family and friends to enjoy loaded potato skins, their signature almond chicken melt and PBC's Famous Wings (since 1993).

Published: March 2019