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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Winery
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“Long-range views and great wine make for a great pairing! Delicious food as well.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“This is where my son-in- law, Chase proposed to my daughter, Tori on the court house steps. (Former Court house now Gold Museum.) Open during day not at night. In the center of the town square Dahlonega, Georgia”
  • 19 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“We love Frogtown's view off the back porch. They have food available too- from salads to flatbreads and we love their red wine! Not very kid friendly, but a relaxed atmosphere!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Because how can you say no to Shepard's Pie?! We love visiting the bar area- one dollar bills pinned on the walls with a fun vibe. Dahlonega is just fun town to walk around in and we always seem to have dinner here and visit the Fudge Factory for dessert afterwards! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Food
“This is a fun, small winery in a lovely location. It offers tastings and a small menu. A nice gift shop as well.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Winery
“We love Kaya but be warned, they close at 5:30, so we always start there and head elsewhere. Also, forewarning, their gift shop has the cutest home goods and gifts but a little pricey! After a few glasses of vino, you tend to overlook the price tags. Really great atmosphere for a tasting or sit outside with a bottle and listen to live music. Highly recommend and right around the corner!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“2 hours away but BEAUTIFUL views and great wine. They have a pretty good restaurant and wine tour. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gourmet burgers and specialty drinks and a spooky cool environment. Live music on weekends!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“The food and atmosphere are outstanding for lunch, dinner, and Saturday/Sunday Brunch. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Zoo
“They offer "Piggie" Yoga, Camel Encounters, Sloth Experiences and just a good ol' fashioned petting zoo where the kids feed the goats. Only a two minute drive and a fun little excursion for all! Check their website or call for their weekend specials and adventures!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The public square in Dahlonega is home to the Gold Rush Museum. The town is very scenic with many unique shops and restaurants.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Holly Theatre is a historic theater in Dahlonega, which was constructed as a movie theater in 1948, and is currently operated as a non-profit theatrical venue.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“Dahlonega was the site of the first major gold rush in the United States. Step back in time as your tour the mine and pan for gold. Great year-round.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Another good restaurant on the square. Live music and a little finer cooking.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Building
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“We LOVE this winery- the owner is so sweet and always has plenty of blankets and room around the fire pits to cozy up with a glass of wine. It is also kid friendly with a playground and farm animals to feed. It was recently renovated and has a large covered porch and a lot of times live music!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“Because how can you say no to Shepard's Pie?! We love visiting the bar area- one dollar bills pinned on the walls with a fun vibe. Dahlonega is just fun town to walk around in and we always seem to have dinner here and visit the Fudge Factory for dessert afterwards! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gourmet burgers and specialty drinks and a spooky cool environment. Live music on weekends!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“The food and atmosphere are outstanding for lunch, dinner, and Saturday/Sunday Brunch. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Another good restaurant on the square. Live music and a little finer cooking.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great griil. It's too far to walk from the Public Square but an easy drive. We always enjoy it. It's simply basic American fare, well done.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We almost always sit at the bar, order a slice and a beer or a glass of wine and just chill. The pizza is excellent and there is a good "by the slice" selection. Great selection of beer, too, or so I've been told by folks with better palates than I possess.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Mediterranean/Greek food located downtown on the square. The owner’s family is from Greece. Open daily for lunch and dinner, full bar. One of the popular Dahlonega restaurants on the square. They also sometimes feature foods from a specific country on certain months. You can also eat outdoors.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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