Lake Oconee restaurants

The Best Local Restaurants at Lake Oconee

After shopping, playing pickleball, fishing, a round of golf, or relaxing on the lake, you want the best place to quench your palate. We will show you the best places in the Lake Oconee and surrounding area to eat, drink, and be merry.

Cafe 44

If you want a scrumptious breakfast or lunch, check out Café 44. Chef Laney Raney and his wife, Kirby, became this eatery's new owners in April 2023.

Sip freshly roasted coffee while selecting from their made-to-order breakfast selections or a delicious lunch of salads and artisan sandwiches. Be sure to try their California Club, one of Georgia's top 100 sandwiches.

The Boathouse at Harbor Club

Whether leisurely kayaking the lake or creating a wake on jet skis, water sports increase the appetite. The Boathouse is about three miles north of the Ritz-Carlton Lodge when traveling by boat, making it a favorite for those seeking waterfront restaurants.

Catering to all visitors, The Boathouse offers car and boat parking, plus marine fueling. The casual setting allows you to dine inside, sit outside on picnic benches, or pick up your order and have a picnic on the Grand Lawn overlooking the lake.

Gabys by the Lake

Located at the Ritz Carlton at Reynolds Lake Oconee, this poolside restaurant is surprisingly laid-back. It offers a casual dining experience and ranks as the best bar for families.

They offer beer, handcrafted cocktails, and wine for the adult clientele and have a trio of Ritz Kid Mocktails to help the younger set feel a part of the party crowd.

Jalisco Mexican Grille

If your taste buds are craving something south of the border, check out Jalisco Mexican Grille. Mexican food and mixed drinks are made to order. Diners rave about their excellent service and authentic cuisine.

You won't want to miss the Jalisco specials, including burritos, margaritas, and the all-time favorite, taco Tuesdays. Those with young ones will appreciate a selection of children's plates, including Mexican and American food.

Inaho Sushi & Hibachi

This Japanese, Sushi, and Asian restaurant is located less than a mile from Cuscowilla and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They offer a wide range of selections, including sushi dinner appetizers and a kids' menu for children under eight.

Da Corrado Ristorante

If Italian food is what you desire, visit Da Corrado Ristorante, a family-owned and operated business. They offer spacious, intimate seating and an extensive menu and wine list.

You can dine on classics such as chicken parmigiana and spaghetti with meatballs. For those desiring a more seaward experience, offerings include Ravioli Di Astiche (lobster ravioli) or Trio Del Mare, made with scallops, mussels, and shrimp.

Reynolds Lake Oconee

When dining at Reynolds Lake Oconee, you will surely find something to tempt your taste buds. The website boasts 11 onsite restaurants and further options available at the Ritz-Carlton. Restaurants are varied. Enjoy the National Tavern, a Southern breakfast at Eighty8 Kitchen, or a fresh raw bar at The Overlook at Great Waters.

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