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“friendly owners, reasonable prices, good food”
Review of The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese
Ranked #19 of 73 Restaurants in Blairsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Some GPS's take you past our restaurant with the above address due to renumbering. Old number is 761 Murphy Highway which works with my Garmin. We are located in the same group of businesses with the Valero station on Murphy Highway. Our restaurant is on Lake Nottely and has views from deck seating available in summer. Thanks for looking at our reviews and considering our restaurant in your plans.
Marble, North Carolina
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“friendly owners, reasonable prices, good food”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had driven by this place several times, then the first time we decided to try it, they were closed per schedule on door. So we returned when we knew they would be open and were welcomed by the owner and his wife. It was for a late lunch, so they were not busy. We ordered a large pizza and side salads to munch on while they made the pizza. The salads were iceberg lettuce, nothing fancy. The pizza was huge with lots of cheese. Unfortunately, we forgot to ask for less cheese (not the usual request, I'm sure.) It was good but not great. When I reheated the leftovers at home, I added basil and oregano and it was much better. Will probably not go back, it is quite a drive and there are better pizza places that are closer. We had thought the water view would be great, but it was too hot to sit outside and the inside windows were too high to see out when seated.
The owners are great people and the waitress was very friendly as well.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank MemeH
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J B, Owner at The Big Cheese, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
First let me that you for your review and in particular the flattering comments about our staff. I want to address a couple of your comments. We were closed July 4 and 5 to give our staff a well earned long weekend. I let customers know via Facebook, verbally and postings inside and outside the restaurant if we plan a day off.

To address your food comments: food is a subjective thing which can not appeal to every person in the same way. We try to make every customer happy and will make your food any way you like. As far as adding herbs at home, we are glad that you feel you improved our food with herbs. Thats why we have them on our tables. Each person's taste is different.

We are also sorry that it was too hot for you to eat outside on the day you came. We enjoy the deck view as much as our customers do. But, we do have a nice air conditioned dining room when the summer heat in Georgia is uncomfortable. In the same token though, none of us at the restaurant understand your comments about our windows being too high.

We will watch for the points you mention in our food. We take all our customer comments seriously and will be aware of the variables within our control.
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Petoskey, Michigan
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497 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“Fab Pizza in North Georgia!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Nice, clean, charming little spot with the friendliest staff you'll ever meet! We enjoyed three different pizzas, all with a really good, chewy crust, fresh ingredients and crisp salads. Great subs too!

Visited June 2014
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Thank dre51
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J B, Owner at The Big Cheese, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thanks for the great review. We know that you have choices and are glad that you stopped in. We care about the preparation and quality of every item we serve and reading reviews like yours makes the extra effort rewarding.

We are all glad that you had an opportunity to sample a variety of our offerings. Your comments referencing several of our menu items are appreciated. The effort we take to prepare our food goes across all the menu items.

We are still relative newcomers as far as Blairsville restaurants are concerned being open for a little over a year. It is folks like you who talk about our restaurant with others that helps us grow. Each of us appreciates the time you took and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pizza on the lake”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Who wudda thot? What a great find in North Ga. Blairseville is the home of Italian food from Philly, PA.. It's all fresh and excellent. Great prices, great food and the entire staff very cordial and accommodating. Family owned and operated on the lake. Casual dining. Get there before 8 PM. They sell out quick. Tried their Stromboli... WOW. ..plus for adults.... BYOB. no corkage fee but wine glasses delivered with a smile. Well worth the trip. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2014
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J B, Owner at The Big Cheese, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thanks for the nice review. We are all originally from a town which is an equal distance between Philadelphia and Baltimore. The pizza and stromboli we serve is typical of what you will find in the area but with our own spin. I'd suggest trying a cheesesteak next visit. As close as you will find to Philadelphia in North Georgia......but also with our spin.

We all appreciate your endorsement of our little restaurant and the food we serve.
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Blairsville, Georgia
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“Delicious!”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I used to work very close, ate their subs and pizza all the time. Very good, well priced food. The pizza is awesome!

  • Visited December 2013
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J B, Owner at The Big Cheese, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Thanks for thinking of us. We have the same great food that you had when you worked close to us. Stop back, we'll take good care of you. We have even added some fast lunch options to get you back to work on time but without compromise on quality.
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Blairsville, Georgia
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“best food and service”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Just don't ever close your doors. You have the best caring staff and the cook he is fantastic so is his fresh pizza dough, would eat there anyday. I ask all to try them out.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank tlonalee
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J B, Owner at The Big Cheese, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
With the help of our great customers, we will always serve the great food that you like. Thanks for the great review. We appreciate that you chose to come to our restaurant and that you took the time to helped endorse our food by taking the time to write. We appreciate every customer and hope that you come back and continue to enjoy what we offer.

The staff at the Big Cheese appreciates your nice review and helping to spread the word by telling your friends.
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