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Area Dining | Recreation | Festivals & Events

For the most up to date list of Restaurants and Activities link to the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce- http://www.gilmerchamber.com/

Area Dining

A Matter of Taste Caterers Patricia Jennings, Owner Call:706-216-0349 Fax:706-216-0371 P.O. Box 768, Dawsonville, GA 30534 - Visit our Website!

Arby's of Ellijay , Call:(706) 636-5315 P.O. Box 423, Calhoun, GA 30703

Captain D's Rick Swartz, General Manager Call:706-515-2200 253 Highland Crossing, East Ellijay, GA 30540 capnds@mindspring.com

Charlie's Restaurant Collette Perrone, Call:(706) 698-6332 765 Maddox Dr., Suite 2, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Cohutta Lodge & Restaurant Kathy Boggs, Call:706-695-9601 500 Cochise Trail, Chatsworth, GA 30705 - Visit our Website!

Colonel Poole's Georgia Bar-B-Q, Inc. Oscar Poole, Call:(706) 635-4100 P.O. Box 690, East Ellijay, GA 30539

Corner Cafe Scott Smith, Owner Call:706-276-6046 Fax:706-276-6046 2020 Old Hwy. 5, Ellijay, GA 30540 sms6262@ellijay.com

Cornerstone Cafe Terri Leyden, Owner Call:706-636-2230 76 North Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540

Country Cookin Restaurant Barbara Lambert & Peggy D, Call:(706) 276-3720 258 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540 - Visit our Website!

Dairy Queen Brazier Jeff & Ricky Wimpey, Owners Call:(706) 635-2020 P.O. Box 219, Ellijay, GA 30540

Deli Junction John D. Gerard, Call:(706) 635-5077 96 Craig St., Suite 104, Ellijay, GA 30540

Domino's Pizza Melanie Clark, Marketing Director Call:706-697-3600 91 Highland Circle #114, East Ellijay, GA 30540 melanieclark@cowabungainc.com

El Rey Mexican Restaurant Carlos Morales, Call:(706) 276-1515 941 Maddox Dr., East Ellijay, GA 30540

Hometown Cafe Scott Smith, Owner Call:706-515-6262 Fax:706-276-6046 12 Hefner Street, Suite 108, Ellijay, GA 30540 sms6262@ellijay.com

Jasper Family Steakhouse, Inc. Salem R. Suber, IV, Call:(706) 692-5879 65 Cove Road, Jasper, GA 30143

LongHorn Steakhouse Nick Royalty, Manager Call:706-515-0050 Fax:706-515-0051 30 Highland Crossing South, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Mr P's Takeout Food, Inc. Kelly Bramlett, Call:(706) 635-4040 295 North Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540

Mucho Kaliente Mexican Restaurant Edgardo Rodgriguez, Call:706-636-4192 941 Maddox Dr., Suite 232-234, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Papa's Pizza to Go Jerry Angel, Call: P.O. Box 402, Copperhill, TN 37317

Pat-A-Cake Bakery George Gaudet, Owner Call:706-636-3917 Fax:706-636-3917 1075 Old Hwy 5 South, Ellijay, GA 30540

Pink Pig Bud Holloway, Call:(706) 276-3311 P.O. Box 100, Cherry Log, GA 30522

Pizza King Kishu Mahtoni, Call:(706) 635-6666 200 Old Orchard Square, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Ruthie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor Royall Brown, Owner Call:706-635-5055 28 North Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540 llayorb@aol.com

Subway Ed Singleton, Call:(706) 635-7827 170 Old Orchard Square, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Sue's Log Cabin Sue Davis, Owner Call:706/635-5500 2693 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30540

Sweet Melissa's of Ellijay Melissa Mudd, Owner Call:706-273-2233 40 River Street, Ellijay, GA 30540 sweetmelissas@etcmail.com

Taco Bell Bob Cox, Call:(423) 499-0049 6234 Perimeter Dr., Bldg. F-101, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Three Palms Cafe Betty Regalado, Call:706-273-7256 Fax:706-273-7257 29 Highland Dr, Suite 103, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Tin Loong Restaurant Stanley Chung, Manager Call:706-515-6090 Fax:706-515-6091 177 Highland Crossing, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Wendy's , Call:706-636-1181 209 Highland Crossing, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Zaxby's Steve Cockerham, Owner Call:706-374-5958 Fax:706-745-0087 143 Highland Crossing, East Ellijay, GA 30540


Swimming, boating, fishing, camping, canoeing, rafting, tubing, kayaking, water skiing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, and tennis are popular activities for local residents and visitors. State recreation areas within a short distance of Ellijay are Carters Lake (12 miles), Amicalola Falls State Park (20 miles), and Fort Mountain State Park (20 miles). Two wildlife management areas, the Cohutta Wilderness and the Rich Mountain Wilderness, as well as National Forest recreation areas provide space for outdoor enthusiasts. A public golf course welcomes residents and visitors.

Adventure Trail Rides Rachel Callihan, Call:(706) 258-2276 933 Cashes Valley Road, Cherry Log, GA 30522 rachelcallihan@tds.net - Visit our Website!

Blanche Manor Peggy Blanche, Owner Call:423-496-1060 181 Deal Hollow Road, Copperhill, TN 37317 - Visit our Website!

Cartecay Bike Shop Mike Palmari, Owner Call:706-635-2453 Fax:706-636-4542 120 Old Orchard Square, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Carters Lake/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lu Ann Lackey, Call:(706) 334-2248 P.O. Box 96, Oakman, GA 30732 - Visit our Website!

Cohutta Wilderness Stables Susan Alred, Pres/CEO Call:706-695-2276 Fax:706-276-2133 53 Blackhawk Trail, Chatsworth, GA 30705 cws1@ellijay.com - Visit our Website!

Grandpa Jones Corn Maze & Pumpkins Scott & Jewell Jones, Owners Call:706-273-2306 5959 Boardtown Road, Ellijay, GA 30540 scott-jewell@ellijay.com - Visit our Website!

Kamikaze Paintball of Ellijay, Inc. Christine Ashley, President Call:706-698-5264 Fax:706-276-1489 372 Eller Road, Ellijay, GA 30536 kamikazepb@ellijay.com - Visit our Website!

Mountaintown Outdoor Expeditions Jay Syrmansky, Call:(706) 635-2524 P.O. Box 86, Ellijay, GA 30540

North Georgia Mountain Outfitters Collin & Gil, Co-Owners Call:706-698-4453 Fax:706-698-4454 49 Oak Street, East Ellijay, GA 30540 info@hikenorthgeorgia.com - Visit our Website!

Ocoee Adventure Center Larry Mashburn, Call:888-723-8622 4651 Hwy 64, Copperhill, TN 37317

Ocoee Rafting Greg Griggs, Call:(423) 496-3388 P.O. Box 966, Ducktown, TN 37326

Rolling Thunder River Co. Charles Miller, Call:800-408-7238 20 Hughes St, McCaysville, GA 30555 rafting@rollingthunderriverco.com - Visit our Website!

Festivals & Events

For the most up to date list of Activities link to the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce- http://www.gilmerchamber.com/

Appalachian Regional Fair August 22 26, 2006 The Ellijay Lions Club Presents an Old Timey County Fair, complete with Midway Rides, Food, Display booths, Contests, Vegetables, Crafts, Flower Show, Livestock, Local & Regional Talent. For more info call 706-635-7400 or 706-635-5715.

Apple Pickin' Jubilee September, 2006 Pick your own apples, wagon rides, playground, pig races, moonshine museum, entertainment, food, corn maze, petting farm and pony rides. Hillcrest Orchards, Hwy. 52 East. $5.00 general admission 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Call for more information (706) 273-3838 www.hillcrestorchards.net .

The Cherry Log Festival October 2006 (first three weekends) For three weekends each October, the community of Cherry Log, just north of Ellijay, celebrates the harvest with the Cherry Log Festival. For more info call (706) 635-1933.

Georgia Apple Festival October 14 & 15 and 21 & 22, 2006 (Second and third weekends) Producing 600,000 bushels of apples each fall, Ellijay/Gilmer County is Georgia's Apple Capital, so it's only natural that the second and third weekends of October each year, people from all over the nation come to Ellijay to celebrate the apple. Handmade arts and crafts, homegrown entertainment, and plain old fun, combine with every apple product imaginable to make the weekends a family adventure. Throw in the colorful fall leaves, crisp mountain air, sky-blue days, and star-studded nights and you'll want to visit again and again. Sponsored by the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce and the Ellijay Lions Club, the festivities include a car show and a parade. Call the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce office for more information (706) 635-7400 www.georgiaapplefestival.org .

Art & Crafts on the Square October 14, 15, & 21, 22, 2006 Sponsored by DEMA. Food vendors, artists and craft vendors. Call DEMA (Dedicated Ellijay Merchants Association) for more information (706) 635-1826 www.downtownellijay.org .

Trick-or-Treat on the Square October 31, 2006 Sponsored by DEMA, costume contest, Jack O'Lantern contest and much more, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. For more information call (706) 635-1826.

Festival of Trees December, 2006 The Festival of Trees is held during the month of December at the Gilmer County Library. This popular community event is organized and hosted by Friends of the Library. Local businesses and civic organizations provide and decorate theme trees for viewing by the public. An Opening Celebration Night is held on November 27th, 2006.