Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant
We have always enjoyed this cozy place tucked away in the woods at Lake Rabun! Never disappoints.
Thank you for such a kind review! See you soon!
The food is delicious as always, bartender very accommodating and hostess very nice and found us a good table. I had marked anniversary on the open table reservation and the server didn’t mention. 8 years ago we got married outside Lake Rabun Inn. We had to ask the server to light the table candle and he didn’t pour our wine from bottle just left it on the table, to mention a few things. Everything perfect with exception of server service.
I apologize that you didn't receive the attention you deserved for your anniversary, but am happy that you enjoyed the food and the service of the bartender and the hostess. I hope that you will come back again soon and give us another chance to share our love of hospitality with you and your spouse.
We are fortunate to have this restaurant here in Rabun County. I had the swordfish which can at times but dry but this was very tasty. The our table of 6 had fish, chicken, short ribs and beef. Everyone enjoyed their meal and dessert
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, and we are glad that you and your party enjoyed your meals. We are fortunate to have your support!
Always a treat! Wonderful food in a beautiful environment ❤️
Unique combinations and flavors that we loved. Had perfectly cooked salmon with a delicious seasonal pear salad. Will definitely be back.
Costly cold and noisy. The housekeeping lacked. The restaurant wait staff were great and the food is very good. No view. Not easily accessible.
I apologize if you found issues with our housekeeping procedures. For future reference, our website and other promotional efforts do not promise views from any of our properties, as they are surrounded by forest, so I also apologize for any confusion concerning your expectation of views. The marina and lake are a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Had you mentioned you were cold, we would've been happy to adjust the air conditioning for you.
The food is exceptional! So creative , we had the special the first night which was snapper ove a farro mix and it was amazing! Next evening we had prime rib. Also not like anything I’ve ever had. The chef is a true artist! You won’t be disappointed.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your meals with us! We think our Chef is pretty special too! Thank you for taking the time to highlight his talents and give us a great review!
We had a fabulous dinner Saturday evening. Everything was outstanding (food, service, ambiance, drinks, etc). We will be back!
The restaurant is so very charming. The staff are very polite and knowledgeable of the wine list. I had the sea bass which was outstanding. My husband had the vegetable audible and my son had the trout. Everything was wonderful. Absolutely nothing to complain about. The chocolate lava cake is a must for dessert. It is one of the few if only one I have ever had that isn’t overly sweet.
We are happy that you enjoyed our food and wine offerings, and most of all, that you found our staff "polite and knowledgeable". I appreciate your taking the time to leave us a review, and I look forward to serving you again soon!
Nice little place right near the lake. Food was good and they had a great selection of gluten free options, which was a priority for us. I wish the atmosphere was a tad more relaxed as well as the decor in the hotel lobby more updated, but those did not affect the food quality and it was delicious for sure!
I am glad that you enjoyed our food, but am disappointed that you did not enjoy our period furniture. In that the hotel was built in 1922, the owner has decorated with Mission style furniture and materials in order to preserve the historical integrity of our guests' experience.
Personal Attention to our needs is what these folks do best. josh, Cody, and Samantha are always awesome,!and the Sea Bass special was terrific. Highly recommend the restaurant.
Wow! Thank you so much for mentioning our team by name. Cody and Samantha are exceptional members of our culinary team, and I will make sure to let them know you enjoyed their service. See you soon!
Second time dining here and it was as good as the last. Really outstanding food for the location, and a pretty decent bar set up. You wouldn't expect it in this casual log cabin-style hotel restaurant, but this is the best meal we had in the Lake Rabun / Lake Burton area. Highly recommend it!
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review. We are proud to offer the most unique ambiance and menus in the North Georgia Lake Country!
Awesome ambiance! Small menu but food was good.
Samantha was our server, fast, knowledgeable, efficient service. The drinks, appetizers and food were excellent! Atmosphere was very nice too, an absolutely beautiful old hotel! As usual, if I could change anything, it would be larger portions, and lower prices, but neither was a surprise, and we were completely satisfied with the entire experience.
Eating at Lake Rabun Restaurant was really nice. Service was great. The food was really good. Highly recommend it but also recommend making a reservation unless you go very early.
1st time there, the porch was very nice, calm and quiet. Our waiter, Tolvin, was excellent and very informative, as well as knowledgeable. The food was very good from start to finish. We will definitely go again
I am happy that you were able to enjoy a peaceful, delicious meal on our Locust Deck. Thank you for mentioning Tolvin, as I am sure he will be delighted that you enjoyed his service. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Visited many times since 2011. Brought three first timers. Our server Kendall carefully and clearly explained the specials and other menu items to us.
Loved the watermelon tomato salad and the sea bass filling in for the halibut. Split the strawberry cobbler. All loved the fresh local veggies and heirloom tomatos.
Got there early Saturday for dinner. Place looked festive with some big parties but Kendall took good care of us. Hope to come back soon. Thanks
We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! I appreciate your mentioning of Kendall, as it is our serve staff that form the experience for you, our cherished patrons. See you soon!
Outstanding accommodation, food, and service! The hotel provides a very comfortable and relaxing ambiance, and staff were always helpful and very pleasant. Breakfasts were huge. We had the beef tenderloin and scallops for dinner. Wine selections were excellent. From appetizer to desert, our dinner was fantastic! A great getaway location!
We are so happy that you enjoyed our historic inn and our restaurant! Thank you for such a glowing review, and we look forward to serving you again in the future!
Best meal in Rabun county hands down! Try the short ribs they were perfect.
We appreciate your enthusiasm for our food and your patronage (we happen to agree!). We look forward to serving you and Ginger again in the future!
This was our 4th time here and by far the best dining experience we have had yet. Owning a house on the lake we rarely go out to dinner and, in the past, we have been disappointed by our dining experience. Historically, we have had to wait for our reservation times, had trouble finding parking due to the lot not being monitored, and experienced rude/rushed service. This go-round was a marked improvement thanks to the gracious staff, especially our server, Sam - a kind, friendly young woman who's service was helpful and truly elevated our meal to the next level. One member of our party uses hearing aids and our request for a quiet table was met, very thankfully. Lastly, the menu has been elevated and much improved since our visit last summer, I especially appreciated the dietary notes on the menu and many gluten-free options. Because of this much-improved experience, we look forward to bringing more family back in September!
Attentive service, nice meal in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Our server did a great job! We enjoy the LRH often, and it seldom disappoints.
I am glad you enjoyed our food and atmosphere, and especially your server! Our team is what makes the LRH so special! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Service was very good and so was the food. There was too much salt on my fish. Good for first visit. We will be back to try something different. Yes
Thank you for your feedback concerning the saltiness of the fish, and we look forward to serving you again soon!
The Lake Rabun Hotel has eclipsed Fortify as the best dining experience in North Georgia.
Wow!! We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and grateful that you took the time to leave us a review.
Fabulous dinner & outstanding service!! Josh has an excellent team that consistently delivers.
I am glad you enjoyed our "fabulous" food and our "outstanding" service! You are correct: our team consistently delivers a quality experience, and I am thankful for them and you!
Even in high season, the management and staff manage to hit all 8 cylinders and produce a meal where each course is outstanding. The special cocktail of the week was very refreshing, salad delectable, and seafood special was impressive. The lemon pudding for dessert was far above expectations. Easy to see why they have earned such a loyal following.
We thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review, and we appreciate your being a "loyal follower"!
The food is very good and the service and attention to the customers that comes from various people in management and ALL of those involved in actually serving the meals is extrodinary. The location and actual dining areas are certainly unique and would make the drive worthwhile even if you just stop in for a beverage at the bar.
Wow! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We love our patrons, our historic hotel and restaurant, and the North Georgia community where we live, and we are happy that our food and service are "extraordinary" to you!
We had a wonderful time celebrating my date's birthday! The service was excellent, the food was delicious (the trout was very flavorful and the short ribs were so tender), and they seated us in a small private area that was perfect for us for the occasion. I can not believe I have not eaten here before, we will definitely be back!
I am so happy that you enjoyed your date's birthday dinner! We thank you for your support and look forward to celebrating again with you soon!
We live on the lake an always enjoy our dinners out at the inn.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
We always enjoy dining out at Lake Raburn Hotel! And the Drinkologist managing the bar always has special drinks which are outstanding! Always a special night with friends.
The food and service was wonderful, as always! A special thanks to Josh from the Bruces!
An oasis at the lake. Well crafted cocktails and excellent, seasonal food. Very accommodating hostess (helped us get an earlier table) and decent wait staff in an historic lakeside venue that feels part rustic mountain resort part country club. If you're a city dweller, try to remember that you're on lake time and it will be worth the slower pace in return for a great meal and authentic southern hospitality.
Tolvin is always a wonderful server! The new chef impressed with the delicious flavors! My husband thought the chocolate lava cake was not as impressive as the rest of the meal! 😳 We love coming to dine here and bringing our guests!!
Great relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast was top shelf and dinner was above average. Service was a little slow and wait staff could be more attentive. Overall stay was great. Fantastic boutique hotel where you can relax and enjoy the slow pace and clean mountain air.
The best thing about LRH is the atmosphere. It is so relaxing because of the trees, stones and lake paintings. I love the koi pond and shade plants. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. I just wish we could have had an outside table. Next time, I'll make reservations earlier, before all the outdoor tables are spoken for!
We enjoyed our meal. The peach salad was delicious. The bread was very good, but heavy on salt (sprinkled on it with other spices). I got a chicken meal, which was good, but also very heavy on the salt. I'm not one to shy away from salt, so if I'm thinking it's salty, it is very salty. We sat inside, which was OK on ambiance, but we were right near the server's station and that always takes away from the ambiance. The rest of the restaurant and the outdoor area would have been much better. I also didn't hear any music playing. I'm not sure if there was music playing and I couldn't hear it or if there just wasn't any music. That's something that I like to have, if it's not overwhelming. Our server was good and cared about our happiness, so that was very nice. Overall it was a nice meal and experience.
Great setting and ambiance. Staff was attentive without being annoying. Food was excellent but the menu is a bit limited. Would like to see more variety and healthy choices.
We had a lovely dinner for our anniversary.
I gathered that it was the rollout of their new summer menu and new chef
We shared a beet salad that was very tasty
I tried the sea bass entree. The fish was really delicious with a nice brown top but tender moist inside.
It came with basil risotto and eggplant - 2 of my favorites- and a bright lemon sauce around the edge of the plate that perfectly complemented the dish
The only off note was the olive tapenade which was unnecessary and overpowered the other more delicate flavors. I pushed most of that aside and ate every bite of the rest. My husband had the burger and fries and was also very happy with his meal
We finished off by splitting a creme brûlée- tasty and just enough to top off the meal.
There were a few minor glitches with our table, but our waiter Tolvin was terrific. Unlike a lot of the staff who were new, he was a friendly face from our last visit
Lovely spot for a cozy meal in an intimate setting.
We love partaking from the delightful offerings the Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant has to offer. The staff is friendly and accommodating to those with special needs. The food is always delicious and the chef can satisfy your every need. Would definitely recommend visiting the Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant.