Are you looking for some great southern cooking while visiting the mountains this holiday season? I am asked often about great places to eat southern cooking in the North Georgia Mountains. One that I have found that can make homemade biscuits and gravy as good if not better than your grandma did, is The Sawmill Place, located in the beautiful town of Blairsville.
Open only for breakfast and lunch and closed on Sunday, this simple, yet cozy cabin feel type of restaurant will definitely leave you wanting to come back for more. Not only do they specialize in homemade biscuits, but omelettes and the biggest pancakes you have ever seen! For lunch, many customers say it is like sitting around at grandma’s table and getting full on all of those homemade southern veggies! You must try their hand battered fried shrimp! Shawn and Amy Knight, owners of the Sawmill as well as the staff are always pleasant and you can tell enjoy what they do.
Speaking of keeping it simple, come with cash or a good check because there is no credit or debit cards accepted here. After you fill up on some great southern cooking, visit some of the quaint shops in Blairsville such as Alexanders. where you can find some great Christmas gifts! Enjoy your stay in North Georgia’s Union County.