If you want a treat, visit this house restored as a restaurant. Do go hungry because there is a large variety of buffet items, from soup to desserts and you should try all. Delicious southern cooking- many vegetables. Two warnings: This is not the place to go if you're trying to lose weight, and do be prepared to wait to be seated.
Posted: 5/24/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Whenever my family goes to the Blue Willow Inn, I look forward to the chicken and dumplings. I like to finish off my meal with some warm peach cobbler.
Posted: 5/20/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Featured in Food Network as the best southern restaurant made me want to go. The food is excellent, truly southern, desserts are surreal, and the service is excellent. Wait time was a little long but went on weekend. The prices are high, and I was forewarned. Now that I've had the experience, it is a wonderful memory!
Posted: 11/09/2007 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Food is very plentiful and "southern". Fried chicken is especially good as well as the lemonade and sweet tea. My family loves it here. My husband's 95 year old grandmother used to pop two fried green tomatoes in her pocketbook for the next day. So...if a 95 year old woman is willing shoplift fried green tomatoes, you know they're pretty good. Desserts are spectacular. The only down side is that is a little pricey for a family of four. Also please try to make RESERVATIONS or you'll be waiting a while.
Posted: 4/30/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
If you are craving fried chicken or fried green tomatoes and cobbler this is the place to go. Self service buffet so not too fancy but food is good. They also have a nice gift shop on site. If you are in the area try them, I would not make a special trip, can get the same thing in my local area.
Posted: 3/03/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
This is one restaurant to impress your friends and family coming from out of town. So warm and inviting, like your eating at someones home. Beautifully decorated and incredible southern buffet. Plan on spending awhile there, shop in the little country store. Best chicken and dumplings.
Posted: 2/18/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
My daughter loves this resturant. Her class went their for a field trip and they received ettiquette training on dining in a fancy resurtant.
Posted: 12/19/2005 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
The Blue Willow was voted the best small town restaurant in the south. By the readers of southern living magazine for the fifth consecutive year 1996 - 2000. They have their own Blue Willow plates that they serve. With all the special southern type food, from fried green tomatoes, to collard greens, it is all here. They are expensive but it is well worth the price if you can afford it.
Posted: 12/01/2005 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
The Blue Willow Inn is located in Social Circle GA. They have been in business since 1991. Southern living named Blue Willow Inn is the best restaurant in the south. It is known for it Southern Hospitality. The buffet is wonderful, and you eat from Blue Willow China. There are three to five meats to chose from, eight to ten vegetables, several types of salads, and chicken and dumplings. They also have a couple different cobblers, cakes, and pies. They have the best-fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and fried okra, that I have ever tasted. The lines are long, but it is well worth the wait. It is always best to call and make reservation anytime, but you will not get in around the holidays without a reservation. While you wait, you can enjoy the rocking chairs on the front porch, while you watch the hoop skirt women walking around. The Blue Willow also has a gift shop where you can by varies items such as cookbooks, coffee mugs, caps, t-shirts, and blue willow dishes.
Posted: 11/30/2005 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review