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Lake Lanier Restaurant Guide

Lakeview Dining

Big Creek Tavern
- Lunch, dinner. Open year around. 1952 Tavern venue, casual dining, Beef and old-fashioned American food. Billiards table, video games, beer, wine and blues on tap.

Buford. B-3, 678-482-1662.

Dockside Grill - Full lake views of Lanier in a casual outdoor cafe setting. Featuring the famous Docker burger, sandwiches including grilled grouper, tuna, and mahi. Salads and munchies. Aqualand Marina, Flowery Branch. C-3, 770 363-2318.

Fairways Steakhouse Restaurant -
Tues-Sat. from 6-10 p.m. Limited Seating. Reservations required, Ext. 3339. The Renaissance, Lake Lanier Islands.

B-3, 770-945-8921. B-3, 770-945-8921.

Sandwich Market - Offers grilled and cold sandwiches, pita wraps, gyros & lahvosh. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends only for now. Baldridge Marina, Cumming. 770-889-2185.

Windows - Fine dining with gorgeous views of the lake. Specials available including a seafood buffet this summer. Located at Emerald Pointe Resort at Lake Lanier Islands.

B-3, 770 945-8787.


Antique Mall Café - Featuring deli sandwiches and weekly daily specials along with homemade sandwich salad spreads and homemade gourmet desserts. Open Mon-Sat. Casual. Connected to the Antique Mall, Dahlonega. B-1, 770-844-7724.

Austin’s Steak and Seafood - Specialties include seafood, premium aged steaks and chops, baby-back ribs, chicken and pasta. Open daily. Full bar, game room, banquet facilities. Karaoke on Tuesday. Dinner only Sat. Cumming.

A-3, 770-844-0902.

Cattleman’s Steak House - Lunch, dinner featuring steaks, seafood and chicken. Open Mon-Sat. Gainesville.

C-2, 770-718-9687.

Club Fish - Steamed and fried seafood featured seven days a week during lunch and dinner. Near Holiday Marina. Buford.

B-3, 678-546-0340.

Collegiate Grill - Brunch/breakfast, lunch. Hamburgers, hot dogs, plus Cuban sandwiches and other Caribbean dishes. Casual dining. Main Street, off the Gainesville Square.

C-2, 770-532-1114.

Henry O’s - Specialties: steak, burgers for lunch, dinner. Gainesville. C-2, 770-534-0577

Johnny B's - Chicago-style eatery. Open Tues.-Sat. Specialties: Hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh cut fries and Phillys. GA 400, Exit 14, take right on Hwy. 20, Cumming. A-3, 770-888-5353.

Norman's Landing - Specializing in fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, Canadian baby-back ribs with Kansas City barbecue sauce along with two fresh vegetables every day, homemade rolls and cobblers. Cumming. Casual. A-3, 770-886-0100.

Poor Richard’s - Specializing in Prime Rib, steaks, ribs and fresh seafood. Casual dining, dinner only. Full-service bar. Gainesville. C-1, 770-532-0499.

Third Coast Grille - On Holiday Road near Lake Lanier Islands, specializing in fresh fish, hand-cut steaks, ribs, & island specialties. Featuring casual dining, a full bar, specialty cocktails. Open daily. Buford. B-3, 770-614-9508

Barbecue/Country/Home Cooking

Clore’s Restaurant - A landmark in Gainesville serving home cookin’ for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gainesville.

C-2, 770-534-7204.

Curt’s Cafeteria - Biscuits and home cookin’ from breakfast and lunch. Open seven days a week, with drive-thru. Oakwood.

C-2, 770-536-3053.

Johnny’s BBQ - Real Pit BBQ pork, chicken & ribs. Brunswick stew. Minutes from Clark’s Bridge rowing venue. Gainesville. Casual. D-1, 770-536-2100

L&K Cafeteria - Family-style eatery. Gainesville.

C-2, 770-531-0600.

Longstreet Café - Southern buffet-style restaurant serves up home cooking "comfort-like" for breakfast and lunch daily and included dinner Mon.-Fri. Gainesville. Casual.

D-1, 770-287-0820


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Atlanta Bread Co. - Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in sandwiches on thick-sliced bread, soup, pastries and sourdough bread. Catering available. Gainesville.

C-2, 770-297-9700.

Doreen's Cake Shoppe and Café - Bakery and café serving sweets, specialty cakes, sandwiches, salads and soups. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. Gainesville. C-2, 770-532-1211.

Lanier Deli - Deli sandwiches, salads and pizzas. Buford.

B-3, 770-271-5297.

Rosewood Deli - Deli sandwiches including homemade chicken salad. Open Mon-Sat. Catering available. Flowery Branch.

C-3, 770-967-2227.

Saxon’s on Main - Breakfast fare, soups, salads, sandwiches – specialties are the Grilled Reuben on Marble Rye and the Grilled Cuban on Flat Bread. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on Sunday. Buford. B-3, 678-714-9669.

Turnstile Deli - Specialty, “the best chicken salad ever.” On Thursdays and Fridays, it becomes Du-Roc Cafe, featuring barbecue. Gainesville.

C-2, 770-534-0102.

Two Dog Café - Gourmet sandwiches, home-baked bread. Full-service bar. Open for lunch, Mon.-Sat. Hours vary. Gainesville. C-2, 770-287-8384.

Rudolph’s On Green Street - Fine dining along Gainesville’s most historic street. Gainesville. C-2, 770-534-2226.

Tea Thyme on the Square - Fine dining on Gainesville's Square, Gainesville. C-2, 678-450-5770.

The Courtyard - Lunch, dinner. Continental dining in evenings. Specialty North Georgia Rainbow trout. Full-service bar. Best Western Lanier Centre Hotel. Gainesville. C-2, 770-531-0907.

Continental/Fine Dining

Aqua Terra - Mediterranean cuisine served Tues.-Sun. (lunch Tues.-Fri. only). Located on Buford’s historic Main Street. No reservations. B-3, 770-271-3000.

Luna’s - Continental cuisine, romantic atmosphere. G’ville.

C-2, 770-536-3299.


Le Cafe Gasthaus - Authentic German cuisine including Bratwurst, Wiener Schnitzel, Sauer Braten and German wine/beer. Cumming.

A-3, 770-844-7244.


Cardamuro's Italian Cafe

Pasquale Cardamuro, Owner \5885 Cumming Hwy., Buford, GA 30518  B-3                     



Marchello’s - Hwy 20, Lee’s Crossing Shopping Ctr,

Buford. B-4, 770-945-1333.

Tuscany Italian Cuisine - Tri-County Plaza, Cumming. Lunch (Tues.-Fri.), dinner (Tues-Sat.). Specializing in authentic New York Italian cuisine. Full-service bar. Reservations suggested.

A-3, 770-781-2631.

Rafaello’s - G’ville. Pasta, chicken, veal and seafood dishes. C-2, 770-534-8668.

Rafaello’s - Oakwood.

C-2, 770-534-2933.

Rosie’s Italian Café - Open for lunch 11-2; dinner 5:30-9:30. Closed Wed. & Sat. Italian dishes served in a delightful café style. Gainesville. C1, 770-983-1700.


El Maguey - Gainesville,


El Sombrero - Gainesville
Thompson Bridge Rd.,

John Morrow Jr. Pkwy,

South Enota Drive, 770-533-9333
Oakwood, 770-287-1967

Fajita's -Gainesville, 770-535-6555


Bamboo Gardens - Gainesville.

C-2, 770-536-9966.

Chopstic’s Cuisine - Authentic Chinese cuisine specializing in Mandarin and Szechuan. Open daily. Full bar. Cumming.

A-3, 770-886-6738.

Golden Buddha - Gainesville. C-2, 770-534-0767. Oakwood.

C-2, 770-287-8888.

Magic Dragon - Gainesville.

C-2, 770-536-6607.
P.F. Chang’s - Chinese cuisine. Mall of Georgia, Buford, C4.


Sakura Japanese & Sushi - Gainesville. C-2, 770-532-6358

The Thai Dish - Gainesville.

C-1, 770-534-5919.

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