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A Taste of Hartwell

 Casual Dining 


Casually sophisticated—yet warm and welcoming—best describes the atmosphere at the Waterfall Grille. Executive Chef Kim Teasley presents seasonally inspired menus with bold flavors that reflect a belief in the cuisine of today: fresh, eclectic, imaginative, and always evolving. The classic American cuisine at the Waterfall Grille is complimented by Cateechee’s extensive wine list and full bar.

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Boathouse Grill is a waterfront restaurant on beautiful Lake Hartwell. Located at the Hartwell Marina, Boathouse Grill has live music, and Thursday ladies nights and karaoke! Come by boat or by car and enjoy great people and amazing food!


Market 50 is a downtown sandwich, coffee, and gift shop, offering delicious, quality sandwiches, soups, desserts, dried fruit and nuts, deli, cheese and meats, jams and jellies, homemade casseroles and soups, and local honey. They even offer many gluten free options. Market 50 is committed to provide the finest and highest quality products, at prices customers can afford.


Tilly's Tiki Bar & Grill is a lakefront restaurant located at Harbor Light Marina serving a great mix of menu items to satisfy your entire family. With live music on weekends, you'll enjoy a fun, causal atmosphere, great food, and a great view of Lake Hartwell! 

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Offers a new, healthy option to beautiful, historic, downtown Hartwell, Georgia. Get ready for delicious meal replacement shakes, energizing teas, and much more!!

Phone: 706-376-2255

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Rolling Chefs origins began as a local food truck, which grew into a permanent location once locals discovered their exquisite food. Don't let the location or name fool you, Rolling Chefs offers a gourmet food experience that you won't forget.  Enjoy steak, salmon, cod, pastas, salads, shrimp, sandwiches, vegetarian options, and more! They also cater large events and family gatherings!


Casa Grande Cantina & Grill's tradition stems from the family recipes perfected over generations that they proudly serve to their customers, family, and friends. Their menu is packed with classic Mexican dishes, created from scratch. Daily specials incorporate seasonal, local ingredients. If the weather is nice, enjoy one of their famous margaritas in their outdoor dining area!


Southern Hart Brewing Company, located in beautiful Downtown Hartwell, is the perfect setting for lunch and dinner, a craft beer or just to hangout with friends and watch the game.  With many craft beer and food selections and the perfect setting, you’ll never want to leave. With live music on the weekends, you'll definitely see why locals love Southern Hart Brewing Company. 


Downtown Cafe offers the absolute best in Greek, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, with a variety of dishes to suit your taste. They use only the finest ingredients, freshly prepared in their kitchen daily to create local favorites like their Eggplant Parmesan, Zorba Chicken, Pizzas, and Gyros. 


La Cabana offers delicious, authentic Mexican style food that is sure to please. Enjoy their famous Chicken Fajita Nachos and Texas Margarita or other generous portion dishes that they offer. 


Backstreet BBQ is a locally owned BBQ restaurant sure to satisfy your hunger! After eating their pulled pork, chicken, and famous ribs you'll see why they're called the "Best BBQ by a Dam Site!" 

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Southern Origin Meadery by Blue Haven Bee Company is a farm meadery that specializes in artisan meads ranging from dry to sweet. We offer raw honey varietals, a tasting room with mead flights, a gift shop, and artisan cheeses & cured meats for snacking


A "Slice of New York in Georgia" New York Pizza serves the highest quality, at the greatest price. Have fun and enjoy yourself with a slice of pizza, or try their pastas, salads, and extras.  Feel free to call them for free deliveries and don't forget to ask about their specials!

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Scoops by Rolling Chefs has REAL homemade ice cream, smoothies, milkshakes, sandwiches, paninis, hotdogs, soups, and more! You'll definitely want to try a few of their many ice cream flavors, churned by a waterwheel, and absolutely delicious!

Phone: 706-376-2137


New owners and operated by a proud ARMY VETERAN. Knotheads Bar & Grill is a refreshing place to come and grab a delicious drink, a bite to eat, and get the quality time with family and friends that you deserve.

Phone: 706-377-5555


Looking for a truly Southern, home-cooked meal? If so, you'll definitely want to visit Mary's Kitchen. You won't find any better southern cooking & they have a wonderful selection of made from scratch desserts! 

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New King Wok prides itself in specializing in serving only the finest and freshest Chinese cuisine.  They offer a wide array of Chinese dishes, such as Kung Pao Chicken, Moo Shu Pork, Egg Drop Soup, Pork Fried Rice, Vegetable Lo Mein, and more. You can dine in or call in to order your favorite Chinese food for take out.

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With a menu filled with your Japanese favorites you are sure to love Little Japan. With it's newly renovated dining space, there is room for lunch meetings and dining parties with reservations for 5 or more. The hibachi is a crowd favorite and you can ask anyone about their delicious sushi and they will tell you that it is definitely  5 ⭐'s !

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El Parian is a colorful, family-friendly chain serving a variety of Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, chimichangas and tostadas. Plus they have a great kid’s menu for the little ones. Their specialty drink menu means you can order that great margarita you have been craving all day. So you can come and enjoy a great business lunch, a night out with your friends, or a relaxing family dinner where everyone can find something they love to eat!


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Looking for a those biscuits like grandma use to make. Head on down to the Best Biskits by a Dam Site and grab a cup of coffee and your favorite biscuits. Open 7 days a week!


Common Ground is a coffee cafe in historic downtown Hartwell. They serve coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, frappes, ice cream, pastries and snacks. Enjoy indoor seating or on their large patio with the fire pit to keep you warm.


Blazers offers a variety of foods: wings, chicken strips, burgers, hotdogs, shrimp, fish and much more. Enjoy a variety of tasty wing flavors such as mild, hot, TNT, lemon pepper, garlic Parmesan , honey BBQ, sweet & sour, honey mustard, mild Cajun, hot Cajun, Rajin Cajun, and teriyaki. Don't forget to try their homemade pork rinds which come out popping, hot, and fresh!


Delight in superb authentic Japanese cuisine in a beautiful nice environment,  Kobe Express offers traditional Japanese cuisine including a complete sushi menu, small dishes, and special chef’s selections. 

Phone: 706-376-8323

Coffee Shops and Bakeries

Common Ground Coffee Shop

Common Ground is a coffee cafe in historic downtown Hartwell. They serve coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, frappes, ice cream, pastries, snacks. Enjoy indoor seating or their large patio with fire pit. Common Ground is located at 28 S. Carolina St. 

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Known as a premier downtown sandwich shop, Market 50 also offers coffee and an assortment of desserts. You'll definitely find a cure for your sweet tooth with one of their slices of cake, or pie, or sweet bread! Enjoy their outdoor seating and find your favorite dessert today!

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