Pine Mountain, Georgia | A Day of Dining

Find breakfast, lunch or dinner at Callaway Gardens or venture off the property for truly local dining.


huge breakfastOn-site: The Country Kitchen

Located inside of the Callaway Gardens Country Store, this cozy restaurant has stunning views of the surrounding mountains and serves up a variety of hearty and delicious southern breakfast dishes. From homemade biscuits and gravy to eggs cooked your way with locally sourced sausage and grits milled on site, you’ll be satisfied for hours after a meal here. Stock up on local jams, pickles and other ingredients as well as plenty of gifts and souvenirs at the Country Store. Try to get a table in the back of the restaurant for sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.

Off-site: The Bakery & Café at Rose Cottage

If you’re looking for a light bite or some baked goods to go with a hot cup of coffee, head to The Bakery & Café at Rose Cottage in Pine Mountain. The impressive resume of the chef-owner belies the laid back and quaint atmosphere of this local favorite. Scratch-made muffins, croissants, cookies and cakes are available all day. Sunday brunch is a delight with dishes like their take on eggs Benedict, with pan-seared salmon patties on charred corn and green onion cakes with poached eggs, hollandaise and crispy sweet potato chips. A sample of breakfast or brunch will surely lure you back for lunch or dinner.


On-site: The Vineyard Green

For a casual atmosphere and plenty of tasty options, the Vineyard Green is the place to be for lunch. The menu has several appetizers worth sharing like pretzel-crusted Wisconsin cheese curds, Buffalo French onion dip and baby firecracker grilled shrimp. Soups, salads, sandwiches and signature burgers round out the menu. Don’t miss the cranberry pecan chicken salad served over baby field greens with sliced cantaloupe, dried cranberries, grape tomatoes, crispy wontons, and honey jalapeno dressing. For a heartier meal, any of the signature sandwiches or handcrafted burgers – 10 ounces of Angus beef – will leave you satisfied until your next meal.

Off-site: Bon Vivant Café on Main

Along the quaint stretch of Pine Mountain’s Main Street, the Bon Vivant Café on Main is the perfect spot to grab a meal and take in the local scene. Inside of a charming old building that has served as a pharmacy, meat market and bakery over the decades, you’ll find a traditional soda fountain counter lining one wall, and wooden high-backed booths along the other. The friendly wait staff serves a wide variety of dishes for lunch, from appetizers, salads and sandwiches to their specialty burgers, entrees and popular ice cream creations and baked desserts.


stock-photo-9584153-surf-turfOn-site: The Gardens Restaurant

Located in the Gardens’ original golf club house, the elegant and cozy dining room has a view of the golf course as well as the Mountain Creek Lake. With superior service and a seasonal menu featuring local ingredients in carefully crafted dishes, The Gardens is sure to deliver an unforgettable meal. Indulge in a truly Southern appetizer like fried green tomatoes served with crispy fried country ham, buttermilk dressing and pepper jelly. Entrees range from the delicate and delectable seasonal risotto dish to the rich and hearty beef Wellington with Vidalia onion jus.

More Casual – Rockin’ Robin’s Malt Shop & Pizzeria

If you have little ones in tow or are just looking for a fun, casual bite just steps away from your Southern Pines Cottage, Rockin’ Robin’s is the perfect place to relive the old school 50s diner experience. The bright red counter tops and stools complement the red checkered tablecloths and black and white tiled floors, while the quick, casual and family friendly menu includes house-made pizza, sandwiches, salads, hand-dipped ice cream and milkshakes. Fun music further enhances the atmosphere and makes this a fun experience for anyone. Open seasonally.

Off-site: Carriage and Horses

One of the most beloved restaurants in Pine Mountain, Hors and Carriages offers fine dining and superior service in the unexpected setting of a country home. The beautiful grounds include a pool, gardens and, of course, horse fields, and the gracious and attentive staff will see that your every need is met during your dining experience. The menu’s “international country cuisine” features appetizers like stuffed grape leaves, crab cakes, spanakopita and escargot. With its cozy and elegant atmosphere, superior menu offerings and friendly, personal service, it’s easy to see why Carriage and Horses is the premier dining experience for visitors to Pine Mountain.

More casual – 3 Lil’ Pigs Barbecue

If you’re looking for a more quick and casual dinner in Pine Mountain, look no further than 3 Lil’ Pigs Barbecue. This favorite among locals and visitors is well known for being a tiny restaurant that packs huge flavor into its chipped pork, smoked turkey and fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. The barbecue beans are a favorite side dish for those who like a spicy kick, and other sides like house made slaw and Brunswick stew are popular as well. Enjoy dining at the picnic tables outside or in the small indoor area. Only cash is accepted at this Pine Mountain institution.


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