Blue Willow Inn


294 N. Cherokee Rd.
Social Circle GA 30025


  • Call for lunch and dinner rates: $See Website

Hours of Operation

  • Thursday : 11:00am - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday : 11:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday : 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday : 11:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday : 11:00am - 8:00pm


The House
Savannah Room
Gift Shop

The internationally acclaimed Blue Willow Inn Restaurant is located in the historic district of Social Circle in a turn-of-the-century Greek Revival mansion. Formerly known as the Bertha Upshaw House, the mansion was built for Mrs. Upshaw by her husband, John Upshaw. At the time of construction, the house was one of the most substantial properties in Walton County.

While the Upshaws lived in their grand home, Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind, was a frequent visitor during courtship with Redd Upshaw, her first husband. Redd Upshaw, of Walton County Upshaws, was the character basis for Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind.

Whether dressing for the theatre or casually touring the area, you are invited to enjoy the Blue Willow's Southern feast. No one is allowed to leave hungry after feasting on a variety of Southern salads, meats, vegetables, breads and desserts. Along with your meal, enjoy sweetened iced tea, the "Champagne of the South," and lemonade.

The Blue Willow Inn is located in the heart of the historic district of Social Circle. While in our area absorb the ambience of the Old South by visiting Social Circle and Treasures Along I-20 Travel Trail. The trail encompasses east of Atlanta including the community Conyers, Covington, Social Circle, Rutledge, Lake Oconee, Madison and Greensboro.

It is not an understatement to say that the Blue Willow Inn Restaurant in Social Circle, Georgia, is truly one of the South’s top restaurants and possibly the best restaurant in the South featuring traditional southern cooking.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Private Room Available
  • Coupons Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 20
Payment Options
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Indoor Location
  • Number of Restaurants
  • 100 Plates that Locals Loved in 2015
Average Entrée Price
  • $1-$9
  • $10-$19
Meals Served
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Cuisine Served
  • American