Looking for something to do this weekend in Georgia This might be the ticket!
Having been busy most of the Summer, and on the road for funerals, visits to Mother, and what not, I’ve not had much time for fun!
So Saturday, TSS and I decided to take a road trip to the Dillard House in Dillard, GA.
I at first had some silly notion that it was in Dahlonega, GA – thank goodness for Google – or we’d have been way, way off base!
After getting the Garmin set, we fired UP the Jeep and headed out on I-85 north. The first thing the Garmin lady said was, “In 92 miles make a right turn.”
I was about to abort the mission.
But, common sense prevailed, and we headed UP the road.
I-85 to I-985 to Cornelia Highway to numerous other names, the road never changed, only the name. Well, and the limited access points.
Along the way we stopped at Talullah Gorge Lookout.
There’s a Talullah Gorge Park too, but we skipped that.
After going as far to the edge as we could and looking over the 900 foot drop,
it was time to get back in the car and head to lunch.
At the Dillard House, in Dillard not Dahlonega, Georgia.
Again, the road changing but still being the same road, it was a straight shot to the restaurant.
I really didn’t know what to expect, just that every one I knew who had eaten there said it was great.
And it was.
Served family style, you don’t order, you just eat what’s put before you.
The waitress said, “It’s all you can eat, as much as you want!”
I was stunned as she kept returning to the table with more and more plates, platters, and bowls.
The menu consisted of Country Ham, BBQ Ribs, Fried Chicken, and Country Fried Steak.
There were tomatoes, chow-chow, collards, black eyed peas, acorn squash casserole, potatoes and onions, green beans, corn on the cob, fried okra, cabbage casserole, melon, corn bread, rolls, and jelly!
We didn’t ask for seconds!
I tried everything, even the Okra!
As day trips go, the view is beautiful, the ride is nice, and the food is excellent.
Country charm, down home flavor, and a real Georgia Welcome!
Oh, and the view ain’t bad either!
The Dillard House Restaurant is located at 1158 Franklin Street, Dillard, GA.
I was not compensated for this post.