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Unicoi State Park Lodge dining room

1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545-2326
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good21%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pecan pie” (3 reviews)
“soups” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545-2326
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the lodge to eat dinner at the buffet, and it was closed, and we ate at the Smith Creek Tavern which had awful service, food was cold, and I waited 20 minutes to get a spoon for my cold soup. Not worth it.

Thank jbattani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in the campground, we went over to try the lunch buffet. We were cheerfully greeted and quickly seated. The all-you-can-eat buffet food looked enticing, so we both chose it. The salad bar items were very fresh and delicious. The baked white fish with...More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the area and saw that the lodge offered a lunch buffet. The day we visited, they had bbq chicken, fish, stuffed pasta rolls, salad and scrumptious dessert (other items as well, good selection). The cost was $13.95 (drink additional). I LOVED...More

Thank ShowTheWorldYouCare
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lodge- and surroundings. The food in lodge dining was wonderful- 3x. Servers- so friendly. My family pleased with site

Thank Bwpa2000
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We made reservations to eat the Easter Buffet Lunch since we were staying in the state park campground. Bad plan. There were a different stations including a carving station with lamb and ham, vegetables and sides, peel and eat shrimp, salad, and dessert. Overall, everything...More

1  Thank Sandi L
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Had the buffet during the week. Nice presentation but selections were rather limited. Food was just ok. Nothing special.... It was a take or leave situation for me.

Thank atlppal
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It is a great surprise for us as a state park dining place. The buffet doesn't offer too many but great options. The salad alone is worth the price, fresh and great options including tuna salad and boiled eggs. The home-cooking food was always fresh...More

Thank VJH95
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Overpriced,not hot,service poor at best. Do not recommend this place at all. Drive the 2 miles into Helen and eat at Hoffers or Pauls.

2  Thank gbillie32
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The hostess at the lodge dining room was absolutely the friendliest and most helpful we have ever had. The lodge was cozy yet spacious with very inviting decor.

1  Thank mouseyface
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was one of my boyfriend's Grandpa's favorite buffets. A little expensive, but the food was pretty good. They were constantly cleaning the stations and replenishing the food. They were quick to accommodate when asked for anything. After dinner walk the beautiful property.

Thank ItsCrabbie
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hours of operation?
27 December 2016|
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Response from Nikley53 | Reviewed this property |
I would go to their website, or you can call them. unicoilodge - ( - you can't post website address' here). 706-878-2201
Sndra K
Is there a buffet breakfast every day? What time is breakfast available?
27 November 2016|
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Response from Kathleen V | Reviewed this property |
I do n ot believe that they have breakfast every day. However the best thing to do is call them and find out their schedule as it seems to change with the level of tourists.
Danny D
A year or so ago the dining room closed for renovation. I know the staff was let go at the time. For those who knew the dining room before the renovation and now. What are the differences? Is it better or not? What can I expect this summer when I come back?
23 May 2016|
Response from sidmons | Reviewed this property |
It looks a lot less woody/ country/ mountain. the same food but less choices for more money. hours are reduced a lot. open on weekends for sure. have lived here for 8 years, Unicoi use to be a regular dinning out... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: 706-878-2201-3
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