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Culinary Corridor

With well over 1000 restaurants located in the communities that border the Hospitality Highway, the area is a foodie’s delight.


With over 175 dining options, exciting foodie events and authentic culinary experiences, Alpharetta knows a thing or two about good taste. Try the latest cutting-edge dish or enjoy the sounds of jazz, tango, or piano at some of Alpharetta’s locally-owned restaurants. Find chef-driven eateries downtown and at Avalon, a luxury shopping and dining experience with over 50 fine-retail shops and more than 20 delicious eateries. From The El Felix by Chef Ford Fry to Oak Steakhouse from The Indigo Road, each day brings new creative dishes. Looking for distinctive restaurants? Opt for Alpine Bakery with an amazing array of tempting desserts, or local favorite Smokejack BBQ is the place for traditional southern cuisine. Pure Taqueria got its start in Alpharetta in 2005 and woos its customers with award-winning margaritas and tempting tacos. 2bWhole Bakery is home to gluten free fare and South Main Kitchen is menu-driven based on local seasonal items. MADE Kitchen and Cocktails offers Rush, Stay or Linger menu options based on your itinerary plans. For those who have a taste for cooking, take a class at one of Alpharetta’s three cooking schools including the only Publix Apron’s Cooking School in Georgia.

The Southeast’s premier dining festival, Taste of Alpharetta, features over 60 of the city’s restaurants in one Downtown block on one unforgettable night each May. Downtown comes alive at the annual Brew Moon Fests, held every June and October, with food and beverages for purchase as music, laughter and dancing fill the streets. Kick-off the weekends with Thursday’s Food Truck Alley, where 6-8 food trucks and great music line downtown. Don’t miss the Alpharetta Farmers Market every Saturday morning April to October for local produce, handmade soaps and other artisan creations. click here for more culinary experiences


Some of our visitors come to Dahlonega for the dining alone! Enjoy casual fine dining in nationally recognized restaurants to new bistros that have already earned their place among our culinary champions.
Dining in Dahlonega pleases all palates and offers many settings. Family Style, Romantic options, Fine Dining and Rustic Fare. Mountain views, On the River, Historic buildings or Porches. The authentic town, country, picnic, bed & breakfast, or vineyard experience awaits! click here for more culinary experiences


Buckhead is widely acclaimed as the dining room of Georgia. There are almost 300 establishments in this community serving food and beverages, including many nationally acclaimed for excellence: Aria, La Grotta, and Restaurant Eugene have been awarded AAA’s Four-Diamond. Nine of the top 12 metropolitan Atlanta restaurant revenue-producers are in Buckhead, and over a third of the 16 restaurants in business for 25+ years in all of metropolitan Atlanta call Buckhead home. There is something for everyone’s taste and everyone’s wallet. The 2015 Buckhead Guidebook offers merely a sampling of one good experience for each of 125 categories, simply an introduction to what Buckhead has to offer. Most offer much more than the specialty indicated so call ahead to learn hours of operation, reservation provisions, etc. click here for more culinary experiences


Award-winning, chef driven restaurants abound, making Roswell a true “foodies” destination. From continental cuisine, down-home cooking, southern BBQ, cozy tea rooms, sidewalk cafes and elegant dining, mouth-watering culinary encounters await you. Roswell is home to over 300 restaurants, 200 of which are independently owned and uniquely Roswell.  On any given day you may find families, friends, businesses and yes, perhaps a celebrity or two, gathered around a Roswell table. Specialty drinks abound including a selection of American craft beers and varieties from around the world plus a showcase ‘Bourbon Bar.’ Many of Roswell restaurants, pubs and eateries present live music, featuring regional and local bands, vocalists, and songwriters. click here for more culinary experiences


Featuring a wide variety of more than one hundred restaurants, the Cumming-Forsyth community has dining options for every taste. Find a number of award-winning restaurants easily accessible off the Hospitality Highway. Several dining sports offer a beautiful view of Lake Lanier. Whether you are in the mood for national fast food chains or one-of-a-kind local restaurants, Cumming-Forsyth County has it all. As a host of the National BBQ Cup, Cumming-Forsyth County has been nationally recognized as a top-ranking BBQ community. If you are looking for adult beverages, enjoy a wide selection of fresh beer from the Cherry Street Brewery or other pubs and restaurants in the area. Whatever flavor you favor, be sure to visit and enjoy delicious cuisine. click here for more culinary experiences


Visitors to Dawson County will be rewarded with acclaimed local restaurants, including the award winning Blue Bicycle, an upscale French bistro which offers seasonal variety and regular menu items of French-style cuisine with a Southern accent. Looking for award winning BBQ? Big D’s BBQ will show you southern hospitality and the best BBQ around. Dry rubbed, smoked over hickory and never served with BBQ sauce on the meat are a few items on the menu at Big D’s. Dawsonville Pool Room, offers a family atmosphere and is filled with an interesting collection of history and memorabilia from Bill Elliott’s NASCAR career and early moonshine runners. Legendary for its auto racing theme, memorabilia and “Bully” burgers, it has long been the unofficial auto racing headquarters. For a meal with a view, visit the Maple Restaurant at Amicalola Falls Lodge. Stop in for their great buffet or order of the menu and enjoy the view of changing seasons and mountain serenity. click here for more culinary experiences