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The Deer Lodge

7900 Highway 17, Hiawassee, GA 30546-5210
+1 706-896-2726
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Steakhouse
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7900 Highway 17, Hiawassee, GA 30546-5210
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank tfuder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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.

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

1  Thank Danny D
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We got there early and only had to wait a few minutes to get seated. We were a party of 4 adults and 1 toddler. The service was fast and the steaks were all great, cooked the way we ordered. Our waitress was very pleasant.

Thank SusanFrank1973
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We got there at 4:45pm, they alledgedly open at 5pm......I saw the entire resturant was full of diners. We stood in the rain until 5:15. I went in asked the girl at the desk what gives. I said I read the ads and reviews and...More

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I have been eating here since I was a kid. The portions are plenty and the service is always good. Don't expect a fancy meal, but always expect a really good meal. It's an old deer camp that they turned into a restaurant. Expect a...More

1  Thank Avery L
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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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