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The Deer Lodge

7900 Highway 17, Hiawassee, GA 30546-5210
+1 706-896-2726
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“t bone” (23 reviews)
“baked potato” (30 reviews)
“steak” (100 reviews)
American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
7900 Highway 17, Hiawassee, GA 30546-5210
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My brother had to take us out for steak! I couldn't imagine how large the steaks could be. They got T-Bone that were bigger than the plate. It came with 2 sides. They had a good menu as well. I had the local Trout! it...More

Thank Peggy G
Reviewed 30 November 2017

You are in for a treat if you go to Deer Lodge to eat. We go there every time we go to the North Georgia Mountains. It is past Helen going toward Hiawassee. The steaks are wonderful and fill an entire large platter. The french...More

2  Thank L1580VIfrankc
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This restaurant has been a highlight of our family trips since we discovered it over 25 years ago. We were amazed at the t-bone steaks that hung off the plate and the baked potatoes big enough for two. Nothing fancy here, just good food in...More

Thank shennin52
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This place is a local legend. They are only open 1/2 the week, and then only for dinner after 4pm, apparently. People line up for hours to get a table. They work pretty much as a well oiled machine, as far as the wait staff...More

1  Thank tfuder
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

After seeing all the cars in the parking lot many times as we headed to Hiawassee, we finally stopped early on a Friday night to eat. We got our numbered ticket and had a short wait until we were seated. Our server was very friendly....More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Our first visit, short waiting time to get inside, pleasant servers, we ordered sirloin steak, medium well. Steak was size of plate, HUGE, but half was fat, under cooked too, raw.

Thank WEH98
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We went with family and it was delicious. My husband had the enormous steak and I had the hamburger steak. They where both very delicious. Staff are always friendly and helpful. The only complaint is We ate to much.

1  Thank 50Nana
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The deer lodge is only open for dinner and there is always a wait. They also only take cash. Food is alway good and staff. The portion of the dinners are large and the steaks are Huge. It's a nice place to stop by.

Thank james g
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Pretty mundane setting, out in the middle of nowhere. Does not accept credit cards, only cash and checks. Atmosphere is marginal, somewhat crowded seating. Waitress was very knowledgable about menu and availability of some items. Sirloin steaks were huge, fatty and tough, Fish was "skinny",...More

Thank Paiul E
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I personally have been waiting almost all year to come visit the Deer Lodge the last time we were here the food was excellent and the service was good this time was a little bit different as we got to the restaurant there was no...More

4  Thank Danny D
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Beth B
21 September 2017|
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Response from RangerSwimmer | Reviewed this property |
It is not a "wine with dinner" kind of place. I have never seen any alcohol being consumed in the years that I have been going there. Very casual, lots of local folks. Like me....sweet tea drinkers! Have fun.
Wiley H
20 May 2017|
Response from Lori W | Reviewed this property |
About 8 miles right down Hwy 17, the road that goes to Helen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7900 Highway 17, Hiawassee, GA 30546-5210
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: +1 706-896-2726
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