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Dining on Lake Oconee

Whether you crave Southern comfort food, crave a refreshing post-adventure bite, or want to unwind with a craft beer, Lake Oconee offers a diverse array of restaurants. Explore the hidden gems and established favorites that make Lake Oconee a true dining destination. From family-friendly bistros to upscale lakeside experiences, we’ll uncover the perfect spot to satisfy your cravings, no matter the occasion.

Lakeside Dining

Lake house

Unwind with a stunning lake view at Lake House. Their philosophy revolves around nourishing your soul with high-quality ingredients and crafting dishes that bring a smile to your face. Expect elevated takes on your favorite comfort food classics, all prepared with the freshest ingredients available.

Beyond the delectable food, Lake House boasts a carefully curated beverage menu. Whether you’re seeking a refreshing cocktail or the perfect glass of wine to complement your meal, their selection caters to a variety of tastes and preferences.This combination of delicious food, stunning views, and expertly crafted drinks makes Lake House a must-visit for a truly memorable dining experience.

Lake House Favorites: Japanese Style Wagyu Toast, Duroc Dry Aged Pork Chop, Garlic Butter Ribeye, and Korean BBQ Shrimp Tacos. 

Lake oconee bistro

Housed within the century-old walls of the Magnolia House, the Bistro exudes Southern charm, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere ideal for families or a fun night out.The aroma of comfort food hangs in the air, a promise of generous portions and mouthwatering dishes. From classic Reubens to juicy burgers, their menu caters to every craving, complemented perfectly by their fully-stocked bar.

For those seeking a weekend brunch experience, Lake Oconee Bistro takes things to the next level. Build-your-own Bloody Mary bars and delectable menu options make it the perfect spot to indulge and create a truly memorable dining experience. Southern hospitality meets historic charm, making Lake Oconee Bistro a must-try for anyone visiting the lake.

Lake Oconee Bistro Favorites: Stuffed Potato Tots, Bistro Bang Shrimp, Cedar Plank Salmon, Shrimp & Grits, Jambalaya, and Ray’s Brisket Wrap. 

Local favorites

the silver moon

Craving a taste of Southern hospitality with a touch of rustic charm? Look no further than The Silver Moon, a hidden gem nestled in Eatonton. This intimate New American restaurant prides itself on warm service and a relaxed atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for a cozy evening out. Embrace the local flair from the moment you arrive. There’s no host at The Silver Moon – instead, you’ll add your name to a chalkboard, just like a true local.  If you’re visiting on the weekend, be sure to check out their oyster selection. Silver Moon also offers popular rotating specials throughout the week. Tuesday’s are Steak Night, on Wednesday’s they offer meatloaf, Chicago Style (A Local Favorite), and on Thursday’s they serve Chicken Parm

Silver Moon Favorites: Fish and Chips, Poke Bowl, and the Chicken Tender Plate.

iron fork cafe

For a taste of home-cooked Southern goodness, look no further than Iron Fork Cafe. This casual, country-style restaurant offers a warm atmosphere perfect for family gatherings or a relaxed lunch. Imagine stepping into a place that feels like an extension of your own kitchen, where friendly staff welcomes you with open arms.

Iron Fork Cafe specializes in Southern comfort food, bringing family favorites to your table. From their signature blackened shrimp rice bowl to their mouthwatering Caribbean chicken tenders, every dish is prepared with love and fresh ingredients. Craving a juicy burger or a unique twist on a classic grilled cheese (like their brisket version)? Their menu offers a variety of options to satisfy every appetite.

Iron Fork Cafe Favorites: Caribbean Chicken Tenders, Bacon Pimento Burger, and Brisket Grilled Cheese. 

quick bites

giant subs at oconee wild

Giant Subs isn’t your average sub shop. They take pride in crafting colossal sandwiches, true to their name, that are ideal for recharging after a morning of conquering the waves on a jet ski, exploring by kayak, or testing your balance on a paddleboard. Their menu boasts a wide variety of classic sub options – from turkey and roast beef to ham and Italian – all piled high on fresh, homemade bread.

Adding to their focus on convenience, Giant Subs allows for pre-ordering. This ensures a quick and delicious meal to grab on the go, minimizing downtime between your lake adventures. They even offer dockside delivery, maximizing your time spent enjoying the water.

Giant Subs at Oconee Wild Favorites: Giant Otis Spunkenmeyer Cookies and the Turkey Club.

cafe 44 lake oconee

At Lake Oconee, mornings often begin with the aroma of freshly roasted coffee wafting from Cafe 44. This local gem has become a go-to spot for breakfast, lunch, and baked goodies, offering a warm atmosphere and a menu brimming with fresh, high-quality options.

Indulge in house-made pastries alongside a cup of coffee sourced from Thomasville, Georgia. Craving something savory? Their made-to-order breakfast menu caters to every taste. But Cafe 44’s appeal extends far beyond breakfast. Lunchtime offers a delightful selection of crisp salads, artisan sandwiches packed with premium ingredients, and comforting soups. A local favorite is their California Club, a celebrated dish recognized as one of the top 100 sandwiches in Georgia! Cafe 44 is mindful of dietary needs too, providing gluten-free options for those with restrictions.

Cafe 44 Favorites: California Club, Denver Burger, and 3 Light & Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes.

refreshing drinks

lake house nutrition

This vibrant shop specializes in a variety of healthy options, all crafted with fresh ingredients. Their menu boasts power-packed smoothies, perfect for post-workout recovery or a light meal replacement. High-protein shakes catering to muscle building and maintenance are another highlight. For an extra energy boost, explore their selection of energizing tea blends. And if you’re craving something refreshing, their açaí bowls are a delicious and healthy alternative.

Lake House Nutrition even offers classic coffee for those seeking a familiar morning pick-me-up. This variety ensures there’s something for everyone seeking to prioritize their well-being during their Lake Oconee stay.

bruzze brewing

Bruzze Brewing in Eatonton is more than just a brewery; it’s a community hub for craft beer enthusiasts. This family-owned establishment prides itself on high-quality, handcrafted brews, offering a core selection that caters to diverse tastes – from the refreshing Lakelife Lager, perfect for a sunny day, to the citrusy crowd-pleaser, Summer Bruzze IPA. Feeling adventurous? Explore their seasonal taps or bolder options. Bruzze Brewing keeps things exciting with new discoveries always on tap.

Beyond the delicious beer, Bruzze Brewing offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for socializing. Enjoy live music on select nights, and pair your chosen brew with rotating food trucks parked outside.