Dining in Downtown Ellijay

From a hot, fresh fulfilling breakfast to a dinner with a view, the city of Ellijay and the surrounding area has a lot to offer. The food is like homemade cookin’ especially in the early fall when visitors come for the Apple Pickin’ festivities. The atmosphere is quaint and there are options for ALL palates. Here is a list of our favorite Ellijay restaurants:

740 S. Main St, Ellijay, GA  30540  Ph: 706-276-9924

Open for: Lunch and Dinner

Specialty: Pizza and Sandwiches; Beer and Wine Package Store

Pro tip: Get there early on weekends.

 

The Hitching Post is a local iconic stop to buy a cold beer, local wine, hot pizza and authentic sandwiches! Though technically not in downtown it’s just around the bend. The pizza sauce has a unique one of a kind flavor and Mayor Al does NOT skimp on the toppings! Sandwiches are made cold or toasted in the pizza oven. The food is always delicious and the customer service is always on point. The best part, you can also pick up packaged beer and wine to take home with you.

Featured Businesses

R&A Orchards

5505 HWY 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536 Ph: 706-273-3821 Hours: Sunday – Saturday 9:00AM – 6:00PM Located 4.5 miles east of Ellijay in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, this family-owned orchard and market is open year round. It’s beginning dates back to 1947. 60 acres of apples, 10 of peaches and nectarines not to mention…

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The Loving Bull

The Loving Bull is a must-see store for the ladies. Being of the top 10 vintage stores in Ellijay, Ga it lives up to its name by providing clothing, jewelry, and much more. Find us on Facebook

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Mountain Treasures

Mountain Treasures is a unique shop with rustic furnishings, ladies apparel, Kavu, Holly Jones’ art, jewelry, and candles. Enjoy your time here while you taste locally made wine right in the store while you shop. Find us on Facebook

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Cartecay River Trading Company

Cartecay River Trading Company is a great place to shop for authentic items from Ellijay.  The store is located in the foothills of Appalachia Mountains near the Cartecay River. Tee shirts, collectibles, and folk art are just a few of the items you will find. It is the only place in Ellijay where you can find “LIJ”…

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Cartecay Bike Shop

Ellijay Cartecay Bike Shop is the place to go for all things cycling. They are a full-service bicycle shop in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and are bordered by the vast Cohutta Wilderness. They offer you a full spectrum cycling experience from bikes, parts, repairs, and anything else you will need.

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Aaron’s Apple House

Come for the apples, but visit the goats while you’re at it! Aaron’s family business grows some of the best apple varieties in the Ellijay area: Gala, Detroit Red, the Rome Beauty, and many more!

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Hillcrest Orchards and Farms

Home to the south’s first Apple Tree Maze! Come on the weekend to pick your own apples. There is more fun for the whole family with a petting farm, wagon rides, a playground, bakery, and farmhouse museum. Hillcrest Orchards grows over seventeen varieties of apple, so you’re sure to discover a new favorite!

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BJ Reece Orchards

You can pick your own apples any day of the week at BJ Reece Orchards! Taste all the varieties first in the apple house. On the weekends, visit BJ Reece to try cow-milking and ziplining as well.

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