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Mikes's Ellijay Restaurant

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351 Tails Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540-3609
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jincy B
Canton, GA, United States
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Yummy Wet Coconut Cake I buy for special occasions along with their peanut butter, lemon and chocolate pies :-) Home Cooking....Meat & Veggies :-) Fresh selection of items on salad bar

Thank brenda j
Santa Claus, Indiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Mike's was highly recommended by a good friend or we might have missed it. We had the meat and three from the chalkboard listings of the days specials. I had fried chicken and my daughter had hamburger steak. Food was hot, fresh and tasty. My daughter kept raving about her fried okra. Staff was friendly and attentive. I gave the... More 

Thank Louise C
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This local restaurant has the best southern food that I've had in Georgia. I eat here every chance I get. I've been here many times and have loved every bite. I had the pork tenderloins today.......excellent! The veggies are always good and taste fresh and the service is fast and friendly. The prices are down right cheap, a lunch plate... More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Great Daily specials. Local dining place with southern cooking. The chicken livers are fabulous. Really good homemade greens, slaw, vegetables and a nice salad bar. Not to pricey and plenty of southern hospitality. Nothing fancy or posh just good old fashioned cooking here.

Thank Lleasley1
East Ellijay, Georgia
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Ellijay all my life and I've been to this restaurant hundreds of times and never had an experience I wasn't pleased with. The food is great and tastes fresh the salad bar is on point and cleaned and maintained. It doesn't get much better than this. A must try for some good southern cooked food. They always... More 

Thank katerkat4
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I just discovered this hidden gem and have only been here the one time, but I was very impressed. If you are looking for a very good meat-n-3, this is your spot. I was also very please with my server and the food was delivered quickly. Keep it up because I will no doubt return!!

Thank Timothy L
Ellijay, Georgia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Mike's Ellijay Restaurant is our go-to place for home cooked food. They make their own desserts and their mashed potatoes are real potatoes. We love their vegetables and they have a nice salad bar. It is a clean, family restaurant.

Thank 61adnaw

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?