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Blue Willow Inn

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294 N. Cherokee Rd., Social Circle, GA
770-464-2131
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Day Trip

This trip to the Blue Willow was much different than my last which was years ago. Today, I visited with a group of about 26 people. Entering the location, we were all immediately seated. Hats off to the gentleman at the entry area who really was professional and personable. We got to our tables and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Statesboro, Georgia
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Sunday Lunch (before the crowds). Reservations recommended. Parking located at the back, but there is a drop-off area if needed. Grounds well-kept and inviting. Servers were very friendly. Food was AMAZING. Skip the salad bar (nothing extra). But, don't skip anything else!!! Drinks come with the meal....tea, lemonade, water, or coffee. Ask for coffee with dessert - no extra charge.... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I was in Atlanta foo the first time in 35 years. After spending a day sight-seeing in Madison, we stopped for an early dinner at Blue Willow Inn. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The building is charming and has a pretty garden. We arrived right at the start of dinner service and were seated right away. The server was very pleasant.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This trip to the Blue Willow was much different than my last which was years ago. Today, I visited with a group of about 26 people. Entering the location, we were all immediately seated. Hats off to the gentleman at the entry area who really was professional and personable. We got to our tables and all went well, the waitress... More 

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Social Circle, Georgia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

As a local, I must say that this is one of my prime "go-to" spots. The is fancy, but the food is southern cooking as it used to be. Buffett-style, all you can eat, with staff to serve Iced tea and coffee. There are normally 3 or 4 entrees and 6 or 7 desserts. The signature dishes are the fried... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've heard about this place for probably 20-30 years and this past weekend, finally had an opportunity to eat here. The food is fabulous and the service is warm and attentive. The house the restaurant is in is charming, but not the truly old southern home I really expected. Aside from that, the food is very good. It's your classic... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Love this beautiful restaurant in an historic home. The southern food buffet is very generous. Love the fried chicken, great assortment of vegetables and delicious desserts ( peach cobbler was outstanding) I could eat here several times a week and still want to go back.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My family which lives in Monroe had heard great things about Blue Willow so they made us reservations for a Sunday afternoon for a party of eight. The grounds are beautiful with lush vegetation and the 1920 home appears very charming. However, the food is NOT very charming. We were seated in a cramped corner, whereas, when one person got... More 

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Newnan, Ga.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Have been to Blue Willow on a number of occasions and in the past we were always pleased with the food, setting and service. Amazing how quickly it's slumped to poor in a short 4 years. The salad bar was a real joke. Iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, white onions and tasteless dressings. Ugh. Buffet was not much better. Fried... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Not only is the Blue Willow Inn's food absolutely delicious, but the house and grounds are beautiful as well. I hadn't been in about 5 years and took my husband and sister over 4th of July weekend. We went on a Friday night for the seafood buffet night. Everyone loved the food and we all left VERY full. Some of... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place never lets you down on food or service. Atmosphere is great. Very family oriented. Food is always fresh and they treat you like family. I wish I could come more often.

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Additional Information about Blue Willow Inn

Address: 294 N. Cherokee Rd., Social Circle, GA
Phone Number: 770-464-2131
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Social Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 294 N. Cherokee Rd., Social Circle, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Social Circle
  • Phone Number: 770-464-2131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?