Lakeside patio at Gaby's by the Lake in Greensboro, Georgia

Gaby's by the Lake in Greensboro, Georgia

9 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 some 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.


Food at Gaby's by the Lake in Greensboro, Georgia
Food at Gaby's by the Lake in Greensboro, Georgia. Photo by @settingsbyshaye

1. Gaby's by the Lake

Located at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, Gaby's by the Lake offers unparalleled views of the lake. With their “no shirt, no shoes, our pleasure” motto, Gaby’s is the perfect spot to relax after a day of golf.

2. Table at the Lake

The perfect end to the perfect day at the Masters, Table at the Lake offers casual fine dining in the heart of Lake Oconee. Make sure to try their famous Spanish octopus paired with a spiced old fashioned.


Exterior of Amici in Madison, Georgia
Amici in Madison, Georgia

3. Amici

Amici, a great locally owned restaurant, has been a Madison staple for 30 years. Located in the former Madison livery stable dating back more than 100 years, this microbrewery serves up signature brews to complement its gourmet pizzas and calzones; no wonder it's a local favorite!

Exterior and sign at the Hart & Crown Tavern in Madison, Georgia
Hart & Crown Tavern in Madison, Georgia

4. Hart & Crown Tavern

Indulge in farm-to-table favorites crafted by talented chefs, such as the delectable Hanger Steak or H&C Burger. The ambiance at Hart & Crown Tavern is as inviting as the menu. Decor imported from the United Kingdom transports you across the Atlantic, while the historic L. M. Thompson Building provides a charming backdrop. Built in 1902, this meticulously restored structure embodies a piece of Madison's rich history and earned a Preservation Excellence Award for the dedication to maintaining the building's authentic character, from opening carriage doorways to restoring window openings.

Interior of The Dining Room in Madison, Georgia
The Dining Room in Madison, Georgia

5. The Dining Room

Making a reservation to experience The Dining Room, located in the heart of Madison’s historic downtown, offers a gastronomic journey like no other. Each week, Executive Chef Russell Hays and Executive Pastry Chef Edouard Fenouil curate an exquisite multi-course Prix Fixe menu to showcase the freshest seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Every dish is a masterpiece, meticulously crafted to tantalize your taste buds and ignite your culinary senses. Consider enhancing your experience with the optional expert wine pairing for each course. This new restaurant is already gaining statewide attention, as its restaurant group was named Restaurateur Rookie of the Year in the 2022 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards.


Ahi tuna at Lake Oconee Bistro in Eatonton, Georgia
Lake Oconee Bistro in Eatonton, Georgia

6. Lake Oconee Bistro

Nestled in the heart of the community, Lake Oconee Bistro is a charming establishment that offers more than just a meal; it invites you to partake in a unique dining experience inspired by the beauty of the lake itself. Open for lunch and dinner, with brunch available on weekends, Lake Oconee Bistro offers classic comfort food.

Plate of three shrimp tacos at Lake House Gastro Pub in Eatonton, Georgia
Lake House Gastro Pub in Eatonton, Georgia

7. Lake House Gastro Pub

Located alongside the tranquil shores of Lake Oconee, Lake House Gastro Pub offers a delightful dining experience among breathtaking surroundings. Try the signature Southern burger or the classic shrimp and grits, and take in the beautiful lake views.


Shrimp and collard greens at Aubri Lane's in Milledgeville, Georgia
Aubri Lane's in Milledgeville, Georgia

8. Aubri Lane's at The Club

Located at The Club at Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, Aubri Lane's is the destination for fine contemporary Southern cuisine. Overlooking The Club golf course and waters of Lake Sinclair, you can enjoy classic Southern dishes from pimento cheese to award-winning shrimp and grits.

Sushi at Kai Thai in Milledgeville, Georgia
Kai Thai in Milledgeville, Georgia

9. Kai Thai

Kai Thai, nestled just north of downtown Milledgeville, offers guests a taste of Thailand in an upscale and refined atmosphere. Featuring a diverse menu of sushi, noodles, boba tea, ramen, dumplings, pad thai, and more, patrons can enjoy an authentic culinary experience. Complete with a full bar, Kai Thai promises a memorable dining experience for all.

Published: April 2024
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