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“Lovely place to eat.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Oaks

The Oaks
3499 Highway 76 West, Hiawassee, GA 30546
+1 706-896-4141
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Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Hiawassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Oaks offers a fine dining experience with a seasonally influenced dinner menu, including fine steaks, prime rib, chicken, and fresh seafood selections. Beautiful presentations of fresh food, simply prepared, coupled with an attentive staff, makes The Oaks the perfect choice for intimate dining or entertaining. Enjoy casual elegance in a stately paneled dining room or cocktails on our lakefront terrace amidst beautiful surroundings.
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133 reviews 133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Lovely place to eat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We loved this restaurant. Very romantic, quiet and yummy. Very nice presentation on their food too. Try to make the happy hour and the early bird special. Fantastic!

Visited January 2013
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Ridges30546, Food and Beverage Director at The Oaks, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
We love that YOU loved The Oaks! Thanks for your kind words about our special restaurant and your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for happy hour, the early bird special, and anytime else you desire!

Tyler Hopf - Food and Beverage Director
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Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“One of my Hiawassee favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Oaks Restaurant remains one of my favorites for freshness, uniqueness and taste for nice restaurants in Hiawassee. Their service is some what slow, but the food cannot be beat for uniqueness, freshness and of course, taste. The staff is always great! Somehow, they handle the special occasions reasonably well. Glad to have them in Hiawassee!

Visited January 2013
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Ridges30546, Food and Beverage Director at The Oaks, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thanks for your great review and we are thrilled that The Oaks remains at the top of your favorite list to dine. We take pride in providing fresh and unique entrees and desserts, and we are delighted that you enjoy them. I will share your nice comments about our staff! We, too, are glad to be here for you in Hiawassee. I look forward to welcoming you back personally and often!

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Suwanee, Georgia
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“Great Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Dinner and brunch over New Year's was a treat. Food was great, and the bruch had an unusual but excellent variety....better than traditional brunches. Will be back

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ridges30546, Food and Beverage Director at The Oaks, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
We are so glad that you welcomed in the New Year with us at The Oaks for both dinner and brunch. Thanks for your nice comments about the 'great" food and "excellent" variety. We can't wait for your return!

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Atlanta, GA
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We visited this restaurant on a recent overnight stay at The Ridges Resort. The dining room has a rustic feel, like a mountain lodge, and overlooks a beautiful lake, though you can't see it after dark. The restaurant had featured a recipe in our local newspaper, so we HAD to have the portobella tower (so yummy!). My husband had one of the aged steaks, which he said was very good as well. The mealls come with a soup or salad, so a very good value as well. Our server was friendly and attentive - it was a wonderful experience overall!

Visited December 2012
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Ridges30546, Food and Beverage Director at The Oaks, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thanks for the review of your "wonderful meal" at The Oaks. We are so glad that you saw our feature in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and were drawn to enjoy our now famous portabella tower. It is, indeed, a favorite, as well as our aged steaks that your husband enjoyed. We look forward to delighting you again on your next visit!

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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

They have gluten free items on the menu. We had Christmas Eve dinner there with the best lamb chops I have ever eaten!

Visited December 2012
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Ridges30546, Food and Beverage Director at The Oaks, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
We are so glad that you celebrated Christmas Eve with us at The Oaks. We are always happy to provide gluten free items for our guests, as well as accommodate any other dietary restrictions they might have. I agree that the lamb chops are phenomenal - so thrilled that you enjoyed them. We look forward to providing you with another "excellent" experience in the future!

Tyler Hopf - Food and Beverage Director
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