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“Great service, good sandwich!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge Restaurant

Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge Restaurant
418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Dr, Dawsonville, GA 30534-1009
706-265-8888
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Ranked #24 of 63 Restaurants in Dawsonville
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Cumming, Georgia
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“Great service, good sandwich!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the restaurant and lodge at the top of Amicola falls. We had no idea when we drove in for our hike that there was a restaurant at the top. We were greeted at the door by Ken who was very friendly and told us about the lodge and the renovations it's currently under. We decided to have a drink and a sandwich at the restaurant. We were seated by the window which had an amazing view! We had a very pleasant and attentive waiter named Austin and our club sandwich and fries were hot, fresh, and delicious. When we were finished we continued a beautiful hike back to the bottom. I was disappointed to see so many poor reviews...we had a great experience and will definitely be back!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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“Incredible views from the Lodge and Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The expansive views are worth the trip to the Lodge but the food will please you as well. There is a buffet that will sustain you for the long hikes that are available from the park. Make the travel up to see the rooms that are under renovation in July 2014 so they should be in great shape for years to come.

Visited July 2014
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St Martin
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45 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome views, let down by poor to inedible food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were a group of 4 adults and 5 teenagers. Decided to have an early dinner here as the menu looked pretty good and prices reasonable. The service was fine though there were very few diners. We shared a selection of appetizers which were not too bad, but the bread/biscuits were stale and dry. The mains were the problem. Burgers, steaks and sandwiches were passable, but only just! The trouts were very disappointing. The main (I can't remember what it was called on the menu, but should be renamed 'meteorites') were large knobby balls of solid burnt batter containing dried out chicken were truly inedible. What a pity!!! The restaurant has so much potential but was the dinner worth over $200? Not even close.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Demorest
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“Be ready to wait”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The view from the dining room is excellent and the park itself is very nice. We ordered a salad due to the time (a "designer" salad) and it was good. Wait staff short staffed but polite.

Visited July 2014
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“Poor food from New Contractor Choral for lodge restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Amacollola Falls park offers 5 star outdoor views. HOWEVER; the new contractor drops the ball for the Lodge ' s Maple Restaurant with its spectacular panoramic view of mountain ranges. Great variety for Breakfast but execution lacking: waffle grill does not signal when done, very slow (only 1 for whole restaurant), not clean (black flecks in my burned waffle), and sticks. Discovered waffle ready from burning smell! Another lady tried the grill and was left with mess as waffle refused to leave the grill. Next, the biscuits were Terrible! They were heavy with oil inside and only an inch to inch and quarter high. These things should never be served! !!
There is no menu to order from and they would not fry an egg to go with the grits and potatoes (which were outstanding! ). Before this contractor, the biscuits were good and they cooked eggs to order on request. Recommended Georgia consider terminating Choral ' s contract and return to State run

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Thomas S, Manager at Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for your valuable feedback, we have addressed your concerns and are looking forward to improving the waffle iron service. We apologize for not serving the A' la carte fried egg, this was a request that we normally make for our guest, and we understand that the order wasn't filled. We hope you continue to join us and feel free to make a reservation for parties of ten or more.

Have a nice day.
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