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The Blue Otter Restaurant and Sports Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3379 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1528
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hiawassee, Georgia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

The last few times we have attempted to eat at The Blue Otter has been less than impressive. The Blue Otter has Gold Mine potential but staffing issues make it less than impressive. During our visits we have heard other tables around us complaining about the extremely slow service and the non-caring attitude of the servers themselves. One table complained... More 

2 Thank Jesse C
Augusta, Georgia
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Went here with family and a party of 11. Sat out on the patio. Food was great and we had a blast with karaoke! The pizza and wings were delicious!

Thank bkwall
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

The pizza was pretty good, the wine was drinkable and the view of the marina was nice. Afterwards we walked next door and watched people FlyBoard and water ski, which was interesting. I'd go back.

Thank Amy N
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

Been coming here for over 10 years. Changes and comes and goes. Just get wings and beer. Everything else - meh! Back porch is nice. Wait staff - meh! It has so much more potential.

2 Thank Charlie M
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

The wait was a little over an hour which we were told from the beginning was not too bad as we sat outside with a nice breeze. I don't know if it was what we ordered but all of our sandwiches were so-so. The tables had no salt or pepper shakers and when we asked for ketchup they had to... More 

2 Thank DOCJR1
alicia j, General Manager at The Blue Otter Restaurant and Sports Bar, responded to this review

Hello, my name is Brian House and I am the General Manager of The Blue Otter. Thank you for your review,, good or bad we need to hear how we are doing so that we can improve. I am so sorry to hear that you had a wait, we try to move orders as fast as possible. As for the... More 

North Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Have stopped here often for lunch. Food always very good and prepared as requested. Wonderful atmosphere, we ate on the outdoor deck overlooking the Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee Ga. Our server was John, he made our lunch most enjoyable. He was our idea of a perfect waiter. We will ask for him each time we do there! We is very... More 

Thank Jack V
alicia j, General Manager at The Blue Otter Restaurant and Sports Bar, responded to this review

Hello, my name is Brian House and I am the general manager of The Blue Otter. Thank you so much for your review. John is certainly an asset to our staff and I am sure will be pleased to read your review as well. Next time you stop in, when asking for John, please ask for me as well. Thank... More 

Port Orange
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Good for burgers, wraps, etc. Not fancy. Also has outside tables overlooking the lake. Service was very good.

Thank JanetT1817
alicia j, General Manager at The Blue Otter Restaurant and Sports Bar, responded to this review

Hello, my name is Brian House and I am the general manager of The Blue Otter. Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your review. Good or bad, we love to hear from our customers so that we may improve. I am glad that you had a pleasant visit and we hope to see you again. More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

So first let me say that the location, building, atmosphere is all great and super fun. My biggest complaints was our server. He took our order and then we really never saw him again. We had to ask the shift supervisor for napkins and ketchup, another server if all the pizza crusts come out burnt (to which she replied "well... More 

2 Thank Joanna H
Athens, Georgia
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We were attending a conference in the area. We were taken to dinner with a group . Our host read the menu and was embarrassed. He thought they would have choices like steak or seafood. They had neither. Basic bar food and few choices. The food wasn't bad. Just expected more. It took a long time to get food and... More 

1 Thank ghost24
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Superb location. Accessible by highway and boat. Great food. Made to order. Thoroughly enjoyed the Low Country boil. Absolutely the best! Beats "hands down" anything served in the Low Country! Huge sports bar. Perfect for gatherings!

Thank PendletonTiger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3379 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1528
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: 706-896-1919
Set on the shore of Lake Chatuge and overlooking The Ridges Marina, The Blue Otter offers the best in Family Friendly Casual Dining on one side and a State of the Art Sports Bar on the other side. Bring your friends and family to the lake and then enjoy a casual meal, adult beverage, and/or a sweet treat while looking at the beautiful North Georgia Mountain vistas.

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