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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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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    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
The food is worth every penny!

This was my first time eating at this restaurant! The southern style food is the best around. It has a great selection of meats, veggies, salad bar and desserts. All of it reminded me of my grandparents table as a kid! The old plantation style house is also a must see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
renabeam
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my first time eating at this restaurant! The southern style food is the best around. It has a great selection of meats, veggies, salad bar and desserts. All of it reminded me of my grandparents table as a kid! The old plantation style house is also a must see!

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This truly is an old country buffet. The fried chicken is wonderful. They had ribs, corn, collard greens, green beans, biscuits, yeast rolls, cornbread, soups, salads and about 10 different desserts... you know, good southern food. The food was wonderful, and the lemonade tasted like a smooth lemon meringue pie. Not sour, not bitter, just plain good.

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Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Blue Willow Inn is a traditional buffet-style restaurant with delicious food, great tea and lemonade, and in a lovely historic home. Be sure to try the fried green tomatoes... and don't forget to go back for dessert!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you love southern cooking food this is a place to go, my husband and I celebrated our 10 years wedding anniversary at Blue Willow Inn restaurant and Gift shop the food was super delicious!!! This restaurant is awesome the servants were friendly and amazing!!! Perfect place to go!

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Milledgeville, Georgia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I had been here a couple of times and were highly pleased. He wanted to take his father; so we made a special trip to include him. It was seafood night; so the price was higher. I do not care for seafood myself; so I wish they had the option of regular or no seafood in the... More 

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Stone Mountain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Located about 35 miles from Atlanta, the drive is a straight shot down I 20E. The home could use some uplifting but you still get a feel of old southern charm. I thought it would be some brunch selections but there were only lunch selections, not a huge selection but enough. 4 meats, 5 or 6 sides, and choice of... More 

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Augusta, GA
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is always a nice and impressive place to take friends or a date. The service is very friendly. While it is just a little pricey, you will leave full. The gifT shop is cute and you can find unique gifts and yummy take home items. It's pricey too but worth the drive for a once in a while dining... More 

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Monticello
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Haven't been here for quite a few years and thought I would impress relatives from out-of-town with Sunday dinner. Spendy @ $21.95 per person for an average buffet. Needless to say no one was impressed, especially my wallet. Deserts and cornbread dressing were the best items on buffet.

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Maui, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Because I am visiting Atlanta/Roswell area for the first time, my friends wanted me to experience real "Southern" food. We drove a little over an hour to the infamous Social Circle & the "Blue Willow" restaurant. It was the day before Valentine's & the place was packed at 11:30am. We had reservations but still had to wait a little bit... More 

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Social Circle, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have eaten at the Blue Willow several times over the years. Being that I only live 5 minutes away from it. The food is good but I personally think that have gotten overpriced with their food. It is not as good as it was several years ago. They usually have a pretty good choices of different foods but again I... More 

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?