Thanksgiving in the North Georgia Mountains

We love to cook, but at Thanksgiving we enjoy spending a little less time in the kitchen and leaving the traditional Thanksgiving meal preparation to the other fine cooks around the Sautee Valley.  Here are just a few of our favorites that will be serving Thanksgiving dinner in the area. 

Bernie’s Restaurant, recently noted in the Fall issue of Southern Distinction magazine, has been owned and operated since 1989 by a mother and daughter team who specialize in making sure your dining experience is pleasing in every detail. This year Bernie’s will offer two Thanksgiving Day seatings, at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Guests are encouraged to reserve early as space is limited. This year, Bernie’s menu includes a relish tray and Apple Waldorf Salad, turkey with all the trimmings, green beans, candied sweet potatoes and a choice of pumpkin, pecan pie or Bernie’s famous decadent chocolate fudge cake. Cost is $30 per person with a $5 reservation fee that is applied toward your meal. Reservations can be made by calling 706-878-3830.

Under new ownership, Mully’s Nachoochee Grill is long renowned in the area for great American cuisine. Mully and his family welcome Thanksgiving guests this year with offerings of honey baked ham or herb encrusted honey baked turkey with cornbread dressing, a choice of four sides including mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, sweet potato soufflé, macaroni and cheese, creamed corn, and winter roasted vegetables. Dessert is your choice of apple or pumpkin pie. Plates are $25 per person and reservations are required one week before Thanksgiving by calling 706-878-1020.

One of nearby Alpine Helen’s favorite German eateries is Bodensee Restaurant, named after Germany’s largest lake at the foot of the Alps. While German cuisine is the house specialty, Bodensee will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with your choice of a glass of wine or beer and dessert for $18 per person.  Bodensee will also serve Chef Prodan’s famous variety of German dishes for a different taste this Thanksgiving. Reservations are suggested by calling 706-878-1026.

In addition to enjoying a rich, southern style Thanksgiving dinner you can also enjoy the rest of your weekend in the mountains of North Georgia with a little Christmas shopping at a number of local village merchants who offer unique folk art, pottery, antiques, a selection of award winning local wines, and so much more. And don’t forget, Small Business Saturday is November 30, 2013, two days after Thanksgiving.  Most of the Village of Sautee businesses will be participating, so get out and shop small that day.  Afterwards, try a tasting at one of the local wineries throughout the area.  Best of all, at the end of your day you’ll look forward to the comfort of Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa, located so close to the best of both holiday dining and shopping. 

If your looking for at relaxing way to unwind after the Thanksgiving holiday, a weekend stay at Lucille’s is just the ticket.  We still a few rooms available so make your plans soon to spend some post Thanksgiving time in the mountains of North Georgia.