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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.
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
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
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
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
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“If you have not ever tried mead or have and like it, make sure and stop here! This meadery is open Thursday - Monday.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“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
Finance
“A native here recently told me that people still find some sizable chunks of gold here. From Wikipedia: The property probably started as a placer mine during the Georgia Gold Rush. Once the placer deposits had been exhausted, an open pit gold mine was established in 1847 and commercial operations continued until the early 1980's. A small stamp mill was also established here. Much of the gold used for the gold leaf dome of the Georgia State Capitol was mined at this mine, which was among the most productive mines in the Georgia Gold Belt. The mine is located just north of the site of the Consolidated Mine, which is itself north of the Calhoun Mine. www.crissongoldmine.com”
  • 6 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Always fun and scenic to float the river, or kayak or canoe. A wonderful way to spend the day.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Check out Picnic Cafe on the square for breakfast, lunch, desserts, and coffee. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“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
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“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

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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