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Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens

U. S. Hwy. 27, at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
+1 706-663-2281
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Gardens Restaurant Dinner: Friday-Saturday, 5:30 p.M.-9 P.M. Gardens admission not required. Callaway Gardens' fine-dining venue is distinguished by an elegant atmosphere and creative dishes incorporating locally and regionally grown food products. Unique appetizers, healthy salads, and steak, seafood and pasta entrees adorn a menu that changes with the seasons to take advantage of the most current flavors. Located in Callaway Gardens' original golf clubhouse, the Gardens Restaurant overlooks serene Mountain Creek Lake and the picturesque 10th hole of the Lake View Golf Course.
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English first
Atlanta, GA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our meal was fantastic. The service was lackluster for a fine dining experience. I would return, though.

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the meal. We will share your thoughts regarding the service. Guest feedback is our best method for making improvements. Thank you for your post. Hopefully, you'll return to dine, and perhaps enjoy the Gardens, soon and find the service much improved. More

Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I normally cut restaurants slack and am not terribly hard on them in a review. However, this one is a pass unless you want a view. Took FOREVER to receive our food and it was not anything beyond passably average once it did come. I would go somewhere else

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

The Gardens Restaurant does have a great view. But, we're sorry to hear that you were less than impressed by your meal. We immediately shared your comments with the team so that they can review their current offerings and see what they can do to ensure an outstanding experience. Guest feedback is a great method for making improvements. We appreciate... More

Ypsilanti, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place has a great view and good food. We were visiting for a weekend and ate lunch and dinner here. The store in front was wonderful for window shopping with lots of novelty items, fresh jams, wine etc. The food in the restaurant was good and the portion sizes were just right. Not to big and not to small.... More

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed dining at The Country Kitchen within The Callaway Gardens Country Store. Most people don't realize that it is one of our original restaurants - dating back to the 1950s. We are very appreciative of your kind words. And, we hope that you are able to visit again. It's a great place... More

Pittsburgh
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were staying in Callaway Gardens and on a bike ride we came across this place so called to get an early evening reservation. It was a little cool but decided to sit outside. The view was wonderful being right next to the golf course and looking out at the ponds. It had a pretty good wine list and the... More

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

How fun to stumble upon a gem! Yes, The Gardens Restaurant is a favorite and our most-upscale dining facility. We're so glad that you were able to experience this charming and historic Callaway Gardens restaurant, which is within one of the first structures built at Callaway Gardens. What a prime location for dinner with a view! We hope you are... More

Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We went here last weekend to celebrate a special occasion. The food was delicious - fresh and perfectly seasoned. We started with an appetizer of fried green tomatoes. Three of us had the trout, which was the best I've had in a long time. My husband had the flat-iron steak, which was also delicious. Additionally, they had a children's menu... More

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

Sounds like a wonderful evening. We are very appreciative of the post and kind words. We hope you are able to return soon. More

Lithonia, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were really excited about going to the signature restaurant of the resort. When we arrived, we found the restaurant to be beautiful. The hostess was very nice and friendly. But it stopped there. The servers were decent and it seemed as if they just couldn't wait for the last hour of the day to be over. We didn't eat... More

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. Most of our guests love and appreciate the Gardens Restaurant and its fine dining experience. The culinary team and service teams both do such a great job, we're surprised to hear that you were unhappy. We've already shared your comments with them so that they can use them for improvements. Guest... More

Gallatin, Tennessee
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We'll OK,the azalea's are across from the parking lot, but it' still a pretty view from the verandah of the golf course. For now it's only open on weekends. After a short wait we were seated outside with several other couples. We enjoyed the grilled cheese/fried green tomato sandwich, but the lunch menu was secondary to the beautiful spring day... More

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, both the azaleas and The Gardens Restaurant. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the special offering of lunch during Spring. Thank you for your post and we hope you are able to visit again soon. More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We enjoyed a quiet dinner on the back porch overlooking the lake and golf course. Weather was very nice and sunset was amazing. Fried green tomato appetizer was very tasty! I enjoyed the pork and my husband cleaned his plate with the rainbow trout. The staff was very attentive. Make sure you have reservations. It was the best meal we... More

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you discovered The Gardens Restaurant. It is a very special place. More

Montville, New Jersey
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214 reviews 214 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very disappointed. On a Saturday night, there maybe 12 people there - we should have taken the hint. The salad bar was tiny and poorly stocked. The BBQ ribs and brisket were drowning in sauce. Tender, but way too fatty. Catfish was bland. Mac & cheese was good. Corn on the cob was soggy and bland. Our server was very... More

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. We have shared it with our brand new Executive Chef, who just started with us recently. We're confident that it something that he will spend time and attention on quickly. We hope that you will return in the future, and visit the buffet and let us show that we appreciate guest feedback. More

Albany, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Reserve a table on the back about 20 minutes before sunset and you will be in heaven! The sun sets right over the lake and azaleas. If you happen to end up inside, inside is charming as well. Our food was superb...the wait staff was quiet but very attentive, and the wine selection is comparable to big city choices. Couples... More

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CallawayGardens1, Guest Relations Manager at Gardens Restaurant at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

Awesome! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner at the Gardens Restaurant. The view is gorgeous when the sun is setting this time of year. The food is superb and wine choices are plenty. The team members at the Gardens Restaurant will be pleased to hear that you left them a great review. Thank you for dining with... More

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