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Mikes's Ellijay Restaurant

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351 Tails Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540-3609
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Naples, Florida
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189 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, Mike's spoiled our plans. We were in Ellijay for a week of our vacation and had our plans all laid out... we'd eat at one place this day, another this day, another this day but that plan fizzled. We made the mistake of following the advice of a local and the first restaurant we tried was Mike's. Well... I... More 

Thank BandL830
Dacula, Georgia
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596 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well I had heard about this place from a couple of folks that live in the area. Was expecting it to be much better than it was. Don't get me wrong, it was ok, but not great by any means. I had breakfast and it was hot, tasty and priced right, so all good. The place is plain jane without... More 

Thank jgwisdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here around two in the afternoon. The service was very quick and we had our food promptly. I couldn't believe the size of the portions. Great southern style cooking and definitely filling. Best of all it is extremely economical. Three sides, a meat and tea for seven dollars per person. Be aware though no credit or debit cards. .

Thank Mobilegrammy
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a simple, no frills restaurant with some of the best fried chicken I have had. Crispy and juicy! I also had the fried okra which was ok and the green beans were just like my Gran made, yum. The sweet tea was perfect, the waitress was attentive. The price was great too. 3 specials with tea and a... More 

1 Thank Leslie C
Ellijay, Georgia
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this place quite a while ago and decided to try it again. We regretted it. The food was decent, but the service was lacking. When we used to come it was great, this time we were disappointed. The owner, or the manager was hateful to the servers. We probably won't be back.

Thank Mominator15
Canton, Georgia
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445 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recent health score 97. As "country" restaurants go, this is one of the brightest and cleanest I've ever experienced. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. You seat yourself. As other reviewers have mentioned, they accept cash and checks only, but there is no sign indicating this. The lunch menu is pretty basic - about 4 meats, 7-8 veggies and 3-4... More 

Thank RoswellDad
Deland, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I stayed in Ellijay for a week in a cabin and were told of Mike's by a friend who went there. The food was delicious. I had the fried chicken, which was very good. My wife had the Country Fried steak which was also great. She my daughter and I had the salad bar as one of... More 

Thank DelandCouple
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Service was ok. Asked the waitress if they had decaf tea. She kept saying yes they have unsweet. Apparently she didn't know what decaf is. It was very hot in the resturant. Salad bar was not properly stocked. Was out of a lot of things

Thank Teague04
Jasper, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is where the locals go for home cooking like grandma used to make. Awesome salad bar. Laid back atmosphere. Daily lunch specials or order off the menu. You can get a meat and 3 sides with a drink and bread for $7! Very filling. Fantastic fried chicken, fried squash, fried zucchini, meatloaf, hash brown casserole, chicken casserole--even chicken livers.

1 Thank Jincy B
Canton, GA, United States
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Lunch was awesome there. Pick your meat and 3 sides, sit back and enjoy. All the locals eat here. So should you. Service is great and you see lots of friendly faces.

Thank Danny D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Tails Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Ellijay
  • Phone Number: 706-635-4381

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?