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All 11 Social Circle Restaurants

Blue Willow Inn

294 N. Cherokee Rd., Social Circle, GA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
Smyrna, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The food is excellent Southern home cooking--just like going to Grandma's house. That is why I drive 1 hour to eat there every Thanksgiving and Christmas for dinner. The atmosphere is wonderful (especially during the holidays) and the staff and Mrs. Billie are very welcoming and friendly. It's a must do--go! You'll be glad you did!

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Atlanta, GA USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Over the last 10 years my family have gone to the Blue Willow every six months for special occasions. We went for a Thanksgiving family gathering this last Sunday and was treated to another excellent meal. Excellent vegetables, meat, bread, soup, etc. I saw the salad bar, but honestly who could have room for that too? The fried chicken was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Each December we go here to celebrate the birthdays of 2 dear friends. This restaurant is one you have to go to if you've never been. It's a dining experience. It's a buffet of southern cooked foods located in a southern antebellum style home. One price includes the buffet, salads, soups, breads, deserts and drink (tea or coffee). Great setting... More

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Greer, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a great meal and atmosphere! Truly like stepping back in time...the restaurant is located inside a turn of the century mansion. Just beautiful! And oh the food, the food. They have an all-you-can eat (and eat, and eat...) buffet that will make you want to slap your mamma! Perfectly fried chicken and fish, wonderful sides - mac and cheese,... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having enjoyed some delicious meals in the comfortable ambiance of the Blue Willow Inn, my friend and I decided to make the trek to Social Circle for their prime rib and seafood night. Although I have found the quality declining for some time, I was ill-prepared for the mediocre and greatly over-priced dinner we had. Although the prime rib was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Chose this restaurant because they advertise a Sunday Brunch. It is difficult to find a good brunch in this area so we decided to try it. This location is all about the ambiance. The Building is beautiful with beautiful chandeliers, wood floors and history. There are gardens outside and benches to relax, rocking chairs on the porch and a gift... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The atmosphere is good, but I don't understand all of the hype about the food. It is a Southern buffet. Honestly, if you are a gluten, then you might enjoy it. Unfortunately, many Americans think that more is better, but it is not the case. At least, I can say...been there done it.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A little off the beaten path - a couple of miles off I-20, perhaps 40 minutes east of Atlanta - this place offers a wonderful Southern buffet of great food. Entrees include fried chicken (of course), baked fish, roast beef and grilled fish, as well as numerous vegetable choices, breads and desserts. Although no one dish was "out of this... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Louis Grizzard was a funny man and his influence is strongly felt here. There is a dining room where many of his columns are on display. Somewhere he wrote about northern restaurants, 'they cook their greens, but they don't cook their green beans." Well, here they cook them elegantly and properly with lots of bacon FAT. Yes!!! Just good old... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've ate here several times over the years on my way to Atlanta. You don't want to miss this hidden Gem of a place to eat if your anywhere close. My first time there really took me back with the Southern Bella's all dressed up out front passing out lemon aid while we waited to get in. The food is... More

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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 0 - 20
Cuisine: American

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