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Cool Breeze - The Oar House

3072 Highway 52 East Mile Marker 18, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-9938
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Ranked #22 of 67 Restaurants in Dahlonega
Price range: $10 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Casual fine dining on the banks of the Chestatee River. Lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch. Open 11:00 am daily. Open until 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 3:30 on Sunday and 10:00 on Friday and Saturday. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday.Full service bar as well as extensive wine and beer list.Impeccable service amid a beautiful setting.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Casual fine dining on the banks of the Chestatee River. Lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch. Open 11:00 am daily. Open until 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 3:30 on Sunday and 10:00 on Friday and Saturday. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday.Full service bar as well as extensive wine and beer list.Impeccable service amid a beautiful setting.
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English first
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Ate here with a group of 10 during the week. Get ready for some large portions! The food was decent, but the service was very slow. We probably waited 20 minutes to get our checks and 20 more to get them back after paying. It's a little pricey, but the atmosphere it great and outside the beautiful. Gratuity is automatically... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Was there 15min., was passed by the servers over & over. Was NEVER even spoke to. NO be with you in a minute, Sorry we're short handed, don't waste your time or money. NOTHING! ! ! So we left & spent our money @ Corkscrew Dining. So Glad we did! WON'T EVER COME HERE AGAIN & DON'T RECOMMEND YOU... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This old river house has been converted in to a restaurant. The air conditioner worked the day we were there. I got the impression that all food were cooked to order, so there was a 20 minute wait for our diner. I think the hostess should have provided bread on the table as we sat down. The crab soup was... More

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Dahlonega
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Oar House is a great place to visit while staying in Dahlonega. The food is great and the atmosphere is incredible. The old house has a porch and indoor seating with a huge deck right above the river. There's no beating the view and it is the perfect place to take your sweetheart.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You won't be disappointed. The food was great and so was the service. We ate on the patio overlooking the river. We had two children with us and they also enjoyed the food. They were able to walk along the riverbank until the food was ready.

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Senoia, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The restaurant looks like a former hoarder lived there with nick-nacks and dust traps everywhere. During the heat of June, it was cooler outside of the restaurant than inside. I made a suggestion to the owner to open the doors to get a breeze in there and he said "NO". No explaination or thanks for the suggestion. Food: I ordered... More

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Jeff M, Owner at Cool Breeze - The Oar House, responded to this review

I am sorry you visited us on the day our air conditioner broke. You are correct that it was quite warm that day. I don't recall speaking with you, but I did decide to keep the doors closed to contain whatever cool air I could. When that wasn't successful I did in fact open the doors. Later that evening the... More

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Was with Lhollis158 at the reunion over the weekend. Brothers Joe and Jeff Marshall bought the place a little over a year ago and have absolutely created a winner. The decks overlooking the river, other outside dining, and a fabulous wait staff. Oh did I mention the food was expertly prepared to order even with a group of almost 40!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We went there for a reunion and spent two days (off and on) there! Lunch and dinner sitting out on the porch and on the deck overlooking the river, brunch the following day! The food could not have been more delicious and the servers were extremely helpful and courteous! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We had ribeyes on Friday... More

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Faribault
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

My ribeye was perfectly done and tender and juicey. The French fries are hand cut,thin sliced,and memorable. Dessert, pecan pie,a slice of heaven. The fig appetizer yummy.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After enjoying a lovely happy hour with live music on a gorgeous, serene river, we had steaks and salmon for dinner - delish & cooked to perfection. Killer side: garlic mashed potatoes. DO NOT MISS the stuffed date appetizer. Dates stuffed with sausage & blue cheese, bacon wrapped with a balsamic sauce. I ordered the bread pudding intending to share.... More

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