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Glen-Ella Springs Inn Restaurant

1789 Bear Gap Rd, Clarkesville, GA 30523-1417
+1 706-754-7295
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1789 Bear Gap Rd, Clarkesville, GA 30523-1417
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I begin with a confession: This is not my first review/commentary regarding Glen Ella. Total transparency - I have frequented Glen-Ella, both as diner and overnight guest for more than 20 years. Biased? Understatement I suppose, but last evening's dinner has prompted an update. Preface:...More

Thank joe-d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A daunting driveway ended in a lovely location and the meal exceeded my expectations! Good variety and decent prices considering the high end quality and presentation.

Thank Almost21Gal
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We were guests at the Inn and wanted to have dinner there. We were so glad we did! The food was incredible, and sitting in the old main part of the inn next to the beautiful stacked stone fireplace added to the overall enjoyment of...More

Thank MaribethAtlanta
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant is a unique and special place. A working farm at its inception in the 1800's, later a boys home, and then abandoned sure to be forever lost, not too many years ago in its history the Property was meticulously restored...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 21 February 2018

The atmosphere was so nice! Justmcozy, yet sophisticated, too. We ordered chicken, and trout. Chicken was juicy, soo flavorful, just couldn't finish the generous portion. Trout was layered with seasoned crust and crispy outside...delightful but again, too much to finish. Unusual and flavorful onion soup...More

Thank Shari B
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Hoping for a breakfast delight, we only got below average b&b food. Service was minimal, not what I would expect for the priceMore

1  Thank Atlanta_GeorgiaTerry
Ed K, Owner at Glen-Ella Springs Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

We are sorry you were not pleased with our breakfast offering on the morning of your recent visit. The casserole you referenced was a two-cheese strata which is a long-time Glen-Ella guest favorite, served with local stone ground grits and sausage. In addition, we also...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Visited on Valentine’s Day. Beautiful old inn and restaurant. Reservations required. Wonderful ambiance. Greeted by candles burning outside. Real fires burning in numerous fireplaces inside. Greeted as we entered the door. Ushered to a table for two. Great service by Jessica. Wonderful meal. Scottish salmon...More

Thank Betty4697
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Between Christmas and New Year, we were able to get a reservation for our 26th wedding anniversary dinner. Lovely warm atmosphere with crackling fires in the fireplace, tasteful background music, and attentive waiters. Ed and Lucy are gracious host, and their cuisine is five-star, gourmet!...More

Thank Alice H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We have been coming to Glen Ella for many years in January for a birthday celebration. In the past, we always thought the food was at least acceptable. This year, my food was acceptable, but my husband's was not. He ordered the french onion soup...More

Thank BSATravel
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had house guests visiting from Knoxville and called for reservations. A large party was scheduled for most tables but we, luckily, were able to reserve one for the four of us. We were warmly greeted by the Maitre de and seated in the front...More

1  Thank RMDMarshall
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16 September 2017|
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Response from Robert K | Reviewed this property |
No, it did not but it came with some very good homemade breads.
18 November 2015|
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Response from Pasqually | Reviewed this property |
The dress code for Glen-Ella Springs Restaurant will be dress casual. This is a fine restaurant with excellent food. You will see people in business suits, and Sunday go to church clothes. Then the next table might be jeans... More
Judy S
1 May 2015|
Response from Ed K | Property representative |
Our chef is able to adjust almost all of our entrees to accommodate gluten free needs. We look forward to having you! Ed Kivett/Innkeeper
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1789 Bear Gap Rd, Clarkesville, GA 30523-1417
    (Orchard Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Clarkesville
  • Phone Number: +1 706-754-7295
  • E-mail
Casual fine dining in an historic country setting
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