We stayed in Hiawassee over Labor Day weekend & were looking for a nice place nearby to eat, instead of driving back over the mountain into Helen. This place looked great: Impressive menu descriptions, packed parking lot and great views. The food was hit or miss, but nothing I couldn't get elsewhere. I had the wedge salad & linguini with mushrooms, grape tomatoes, chicken & a vodka cream sauce. My husband had French Onion soup to start and shell pasta with an alfredo sauce with shrimp. His food was delicious, everything about it. Even my daughter kept asking for another spoonful of his soup. The word I would use for mine dinner is "meh". It wasn't described on the menu as a creamy tomato vodka sauce, but that's exactly what it tasted like. The texture of the chicken was more like pre-grilled strips you can buy at the deli of your local supermarket. The mushrooms were fresh but chopped in rather large pieces. It was hard to tell by looking which was chicken & which was mushroom. My young daughter ordered chicken fingers & fries. I tasted her chicken, it was amazingly bland by kids menu standards.
Service was incredibly slow, neither of us received a refill of the iced tea I was drinking. We asked for a refill of water for my daughter, but that never happened. The meal was so slowly paced, I was just ready to be done. It took 10 minutes and a 2nd server to get my check once I asked for it. It wasn't because they were slammed in the middle of the rush. We finished our meal after 9:30pm.
We'll be back in Hiawassee for another visit. We'll find somewhere else to eat.
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