We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Flowery Branch

Branch House Tavern

Order Online

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Location and contact

Improve this listing


Chips and Dips
Authentic salsa made from fire-roasted vegetables and our homemade smoked cheese dip
Add Chorizo2
Add Ground Beef2
Cheese Sticks*
Crispy breaded mozzarella, basil marinara sauce
Oysters on the Half-Shell
Raw fresh oysters from the Gulf
1/2 Dozen8
1 Dozen14
Rockefeller 1/2 Dozen10
Rockefeller 1 Dozen18
Loaded Cheese Fries
Choice of crispy fries or golden tater tots; jalapeños, cheddar-jack cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, scallions and sour cream
Add Pulled Chicken | Pulled Pork | Brisket Chili2
Macho Nachos* **
Tortilla chips smothered in smoked queso, topped with ground beef or BBQ smoked chicken, fresh lettuce, jalapeños, pico de gallo and cilantro cream
Add Brisket2
Add Pork2
Rockin' Shrimp* ^
Juicy jumbo shrimp hand-breaded and deep-fried then tossed in one of our famous buffalo wing sauces to kick the flavor into overdrive
Crispy Pickles
Boars Head Dill pickle chips, hand-breaded, crispy fried and served with our homemade southwest ranch dressing
Grouper Fingers*
Fresh Gulf grouper, hand-breaded and fried golden brown. Served with remoulade sauce
Fried Green Tomatoes**
A touch of the south in your mouth! Hand-breaded, crispy fried and served with our homemade remoulade sauce
Rockin' Brisket Roll
Our Branch House Brisket Rolled with Super Slaw and Wicked Pimina then deep fried to perfection. Served with Stingin Honey BBQ
Dressings: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Balsamic, Caesar, Honey Mustard, 1000 Island, Southwest Ranch
Branch's Brisket Chili^
That's right, we make our own chili and make it our own way. Our homemade every step of the way, our brisket chili is the new benchmark for good chili. It's a little bit Texas and a little bit Georgia, but always more than a little bit filling
Brunswick Stew
Here in the South we know everyone has great Brunswick stew. Our stew is homemade daily with smoked chicken, pulled pork, brisket and plenty of awesome! Make sure to get a bowl before it's gone!
Crispy Grouper Salad*
Fried or grilled Gulf grouper over our house salad mix, Applewood bacon bits, bleu cheese crumbles and fried onion
BHT Wedge Salad
Crisp Iceberg lettuce wedge, topped with fresh tomatoes, Applewood bacon bits, bleu cheese crumbles and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette and bleu cheese dressing
House Salad
We mix spring greens and romaine lettuce with diced cucumber, tomato, and red onion then top it with cheddar-jack cheese and homemade croutons to create the rabbit food lover's dream salad!
Add Shrimp or Chicken5
Add Cup of Soup3
Rockin' Chicken Salad
Our signature House salad topped with buffalo chicken and Applewood smoked bacon bits. Available crispy fried or char-grilled, either way it's a Rockin' good salad
Caesar Salad
Fresh cut romaine lettuce tossed in Caesar dressing,shredded parmesan cheese and croutons!
Add Chicken5
Chef Salad
Sliced Black Forest ham and turkey breast over our house salad mix with diced eggs, apple-wood bacon, tomato, cucumber and cheddar cheese with our homemade croutons,
That's right! We slow smoke our chicken wings here at the Branch. We crisp them up in the fryer before serving them with celery and Smokehouse Ranch or Bleu Cheese. Feeling Saucy? Have your wings tossed in any of our delicious sauces. Wanna Go Boneless? Ask your server for details. Smoked wings may appear pinkish in color due to our slow smoking process. Extras: Dressing $0.59, Celery $0.95. Sauces: Mild, Medium, Hot, Headbuster, Stingin' Honey BBQ, Palmetto Gold, Lemon Pepper, Kickin' Bourbon, Cajun (Dry), Garlic Parmesan, Teriyaki, Burning Hot BBQ, Original BBQ
Boneless Wings
Extra Dressing
Extra Celery
Branch Brisket Philly**
We have created a monster! Our slow smoked brisket thinly sliced on a hoagie roll with smoked onions, mushrooms, and green peppers topped with melted Swiss cheese then toasted to perfection! Also available as a toasty wrap in a flour tortilla
Buffalo Chicken Wrap* ^
Fried or grilled chicken breast tossed in buffalo sauce with lettuce, tomato, cheddar-jack cheese, Smokehouse ranch and thick cut Applewood smoked bacon all wrapped up nice and toasty in a flour tortilla
The Reuben**
Boar's Head corned beef or turkey on rye with Swiss cheese, and 1000 island dressing, and sauerkraut
Brisket Sandwich*
Our always fresh smoked brisket served on Texas Toast with an onion ring. We know it sounds simple, but we aren't scared to let our meat do the talking
Grouper Sandwich*
Fried or grilled Gulf grouper fingers with lettuce, tomato and onion. Served with garlic mayo on a hoagie roll
Rockin' Chicken Sandwich^ **
Our favorite sandwich! A huge piece of chicken breast fried or grilled topped with our Rockin' buffalo sauce, pepper jack cheese and thick cut Applewood smoked bacon. We promise there's a bun in there somewhere
Pulled Pork Sandwich*
Our signature rub and slow smoking process make this the best pork sandwich around! We top it with slaw, but hold the sauce. We will give you sauce if you want, but trust us when we say, "You don't need no sauce"
A flour tortilla toasted up real nice with cheddar-jack cheese, and homemade pico de gallo. Your choice of smoked chicken or brisket. Served with salsa and sour cream
BHT Club
sliced roasted turkey and Black Forest ham layered with Swiss and American cheese, lettuce, tomato, apple-wood bacon, and garlic mayo on Texas Toast
Wicked Fried Green BLT
Fried Green Tomatoes layered with Wicked "Pimina", lettuce & Applewood bacon on Texas Toast
Dixie Burger* ^ **
This burger will have you whistling Dixie! Our favorite char-grilled burger topped with smoked onions and mushrooms, pepper-jack cheese, and our Burnin' Love BBQ Sauce
The BHT*
For the cheeseburger purists! Just a lip-smacking, juicy, char-grilled burger with choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a toasted bun
Smoke Stack* ^ **
Our char-grilled burger Stacked high with pulled pork, cheddar cheese, coleslaw and jalapeños with lettuce, tomato, onion and garlic mayo on a toasted bun
Old Federal*
This burger has stood the test of time. What better way to ramp up the best burger in town than to top it with thick cut Applewood smoked bacon and cheddar cheese? I know, give it a cool name and throw it on a toasted bun
The Wicked Branch Burger
Angus chuck burger cooked to perfection topped with Georgia's own Wicket "Pimina" Cheese & Apple-wood bacon. Comes with lettuce, tomato and onion too!
We take great pride in our barbecue. So we start with the best cuts and smoke them fresh daily for up to 12 hours over select hardwood and fruitwood logs. We even have the "smoke-ring" to prove that our Barbecue is authentic. All served with your choice of two sides and garlic bread!
Chicken & Pulled Pork* **
Now with chopped chicken breast and a helping of our savory pulled pork
Pulled Pork Plate*
Bone-in pork butt generously rubbed and slow smoked for over 12 hours then hand pulled
Chicken & Ribs*
Our Smoked & BBQ chicken & BBQ ribs
Brisket Plate*
Angus beef brisket smoked "slow and low" for 14+ hours, served sliced
Smoked Chicken Plate*
Perfectly smoked & chopped chicken breast served with your choice of two sides
Branch's Best BBQ Ribs* **
Half rack of pork ribs, proudly rubbed and perfectly smoked over pecan wood then finished on the char-grill with a dab or two of our secret rib lovin' sauce! At Branch House, we focus on the BBQ process, and the result is the best tasting ribs, period!
1/2 Rack16
Full Rack28
Chicken Tenders
5 Fresh Chicken tenders lightly hand breaded in our seasoned flour then golden fried, served with your choice of side and honey mustard dipping sauce
Da' Potato Spud
Sure you've had a baked potato, but you may never have one as good as this! Just choose a smoked meat to fill it with, and we'll load the rest with hickory smoked Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar-jack cheese, sour cream and scallions
Grilled Chicken Alfredo
A Traditional made to order pasta dish with elbow pasta tossed in creamy Alfredo sauce topped with grilled chicken breast, parmesan cheese and scallions
Make It a Shrimp Alfredo2
Mac & Cheese Skillets
Our homemade mac & cheese cooked to order and topped with your favorite smoked BHT meat.
Buffalo Pulled Chicken, bleu cheese, pico and bacon bits10
BBQ Brisket, mushrooms & BBQ Drizzle11
Kansas City Strip
10 oz Cut of perfectly aged Black Angus strip loin char-grilled to your liking and served with your choice of side and a house salad.
Choose any 3 of your favorite tacos for $11
Rockin' Shrimp*
Crispy fried shrimp tossed our rockin' wing sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro cream sauce
Baja Fish* ^
Fried or grilled grouper, super-slaw & chipotle mayo
Pulled Pork* ^
Slow-smoked pulled pork top with super-slaw and Palmetto Gold sauce
Seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes
Brisket* ^
Chopped brisket topped with super-slaw and our original BBQ sauce
Pork sausage, red onions and cheddar-jack cheese
Tavern Fries
Bubba's Baked Beans
Onion Rings
Fried Okra
Sweet Potato Fries
Sautéed Green Beans
Steamed Broccoli
Tater Salad
Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcake
Key Lime Pie
Brownie A La Mode
Hot Molten Lava Cake
Caramel Cheese Cake
Ice Cream Sunday
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
Reviews (106)
Filter reviews
105 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wings brisket burger great specials live music half price fun atmosphere amazing food lunch or dinner saturday night bands weekends hall lake
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 105 reviews
Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

The staff is always super welcoming. The good is always on point. Best smoked brisket around. Also have great specials such as boho wings and $2 tacos. Best place to go in hall county.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Patty M
Reviewed October 17, 2019

We enjoy this place for lunch and dinner when we visit friends who live on the lake. It is an exceptional value – especially the $7.99 baskets – at lunch. It is hard to decide between the burger and the pulled pork since they are...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

A friend had told me about BHT a few months ago. She and her husband go at least once a week so I got some friends together to go try it out. All of us had a different entree and we were well pleased with...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank deb0324
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Overpriced, got sick later, owners rude and does not return calls some staff is also rude, little parking, place has really seemed to Lost business over the last year used to be packed fun and friendly , save your money and go somewhere else ,no...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Shane H
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Let's start with the first thing i saw when i arrived: a waitress with a tray full of food had lost a batch of boneless wings from the plate on to her tray. she quickly scooped each wing back on to the plate with her...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Peter D
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Have enjoyed eating here over the years. We generally come on Tuesday's half price burger nights. The food is decent, particularly the burgers, and the service is generally pretty good.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank oljack
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

The Branch House offer consistently good tavern food. I belong to a weekly lunch group and we seem to select the Branch House every 3-4 weeks. The service is excellent right up there with the quality food. Tuesday evenings they have a trivia contest and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank roberthG514OT
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Great food and they always have entertainment on the weekends some bands are better than others but never a dull moment.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank charlotte s
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This place has really turned into a fun place. Food and service is good, not your usual bar food. Music is on most weekends so check their calendar. Recommend anytime, also has outdoor patio.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LonP_12
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This is a little drive for us but always worth it. The music is good and rotates regularly, the food is better than most bars (flatbread, tacos and burgers) are all very good. Plenty of TV’s and beers on tap. Just a fun atmosphere....

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LonP_12
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Flowery Branch
401 reviews
1.67 miles away
Quality Inn
41 reviews
3.63 miles away
Best Western Plus Lake Lanier Gainesville Hotel & Suites
274 reviews
3.63 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
32 reviews
4.36 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 82 nearby restaurants
237 reviews
1.01 miles away
Crossroads Bar & Grille
319 reviews
1.79 miles away
Fish Tales Lakeside Grille
325 reviews
1.45 miles away
Moonie's Texas Barbecue
213 reviews
1.39 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
Oakwood Bait & Tackle
8 reviews
1.70 miles away
Lanier Boat Charter
44 reviews
2.94 miles away
Liberty Candy Company
38 reviews
1.00 miles away
Fish Tales Water Sports
38 reviews
1.97 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
November 19, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 10-FT-STOP | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Inside it is. People will go outside to smoke.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing