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294 N. Cherokee Rd., Social Circle, GA
770-464-2131
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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
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
Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited the Blue Willow many years ago when "In the Heat of the Night" was filming near by, at that time the workers from the movie company lunched there. Then - it was a inexpensive place to eat and really great variety in their daily food. Since then we have been back a few times and we feel the... More 

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Lake City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went to the Inn on Jan 10. When we got there I was glad to see the Christmas decorations were still up. The garlands surrounding the doors etc. were so lovely as was the Christmas trees. Any way, the food is southern and it is a buffet so you can eat all you want. Food was outstanding and the thing... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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278 reviews 278 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Everyone raves about eating here. The old mansion does make a lovely background for the food. The Sunday had very good fried chicken and baked salmon. Best of all - fried green tomatoes.

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Apache, Oklahoma
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was my 1st visit to the Inn. Very Majestic & Stately Southern Mansion. Have lived in GA area before also. The buffet was very good southern style cooking/great food. My issue is the Prime Rib was MEDIUM WELL to WELL done. As a GUEST of my friends, also in line, I was polite and took a slice. I tried... More 

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Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I've eaten here many times, always dinner and always finding great southern cooking buffet style. This time was my first for lunch, and it was similar to dinner, lots of good food. Both dinner and lunch are a bit pricy for the area, but if you come hungry and fill up, it's worth it.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I heard so much about this place over the years but missed out in a couple of family visits due to work and one time had the flu. So on last week I invited my mom to go, she had been before and told me it was good . It was a large crowd there when we arrived but we... More 

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Chamblee, Georgia, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

There are buffets all over the South which specialize in regional country cooking. None are in such an elegant atmosphere as this nearly 100 year old mansion located in the one traffic signal town of Social Circle. Whoever came up with the phrase "groaning board" must have been thinking of the Blue Willow Inn Restaurant. Options are plentiful such as... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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