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“very friendly staff, and their bathroom is in an old jail” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Corkscrew Cafe

The Corkscrew Cafe
51 Main Street West, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-867-8551
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Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Dahlonega
Price range: $10 - $36
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located just off the square in Dahlonega next to the Historic Holly Theater, the Corkscrew Cafe offers American Cuisine with a modern and creative twist. Trout, Eggplant Mascarpone and Nut Crusted Pork Chop are a few of our signature items as well as Steaks, Appetizers and "To Die For" Desserts! The extensive wine list features Georgia wines, as well as other quality selections from around the world. The dining room and patio make an ideal setting for casual fine dining and good times with friends, family and business associates. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Now we are having Thursday night Jazz nights! Monthly Wine Diners and Tastings. Large Parties welcomed, reservations recommended. "Dining with a Twist" for 10 years in North Georgia. Join Us!
Birmingham, Alabama
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“very friendly staff, and their bathroom is in an old jail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were in town for a wedding and stopped here after reading good reviews. The staff was very friendly and gave us a mini history lesson on the restaurant and how it was a working jail until the 1960's. My kid's favorite part was using their bathroom and seeing the old jail. My mother in law and I really loved the she crab soup. I wish I had some right now. The humus was also good. My husband was not too impressed with the expensive filet.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Ga
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice Food, Lousy Atmosphere, Too Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food here is perfectly fine. Good even, though certainly not inspired or inspiring. Plus, at this price point (some entrees over $30.) I expect that I'm also paying for the dining experience. Cheap, flimsy silverware, cafeteria quality plates, ugly tablecloths and paper napkins don't really make for a fine dining experience. When I said I was allergic to milk and needed a salad dressing without cheese, the only thing on offer were cheap cruets of oil and vinegar. The chef couldn't make a decent vinaigrette? The service was okay. Our waitress seemed inexperienced - forgot some things we asked for and never once came to the table to ask if we needed anything or if things were okay. Will not go back.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Scrumptious food and fantastic staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our second visit did not let us down! First, the manager and waiter were incredibly friendly, attentive and knowledgable about food, wine and the surrounding area. The locally baked table bread and pesto are out of this world. The eggplant dish and orange dressing on the salad were delicious and the tastiness of the Nutella creme brûlée goes without saying. Wow! What a meal for a good price serves by a warm staff. Will return!

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Cleveland, Georgia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Every bite was delish!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Don’t let the small space lead you away from the wonderful food served here. The service was friendly, informed and “on time”. The food was very good; we started with the Shrimp dip and it was delish. He ordered the fillet, I had the tuna and both were excellent. We paired it with a local wine which made it just fabulous. We are going back!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome Service!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

My first time eating at Cork Screw.. Loved the atmosphere and the Service was excellent. Had the Grilled Chicken Salad. It was very good! Loved the little bread stacks that came with it

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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