**The Dillard House Restaurant provided meals in order to give a review, but no other compensation was made. All opinions are ours and honest**
THE DILLARD HOUSE RESTAURANT
When we decided to make the trip to Dillard in the north Georgia mountains I knew exactly where I wanted to take my family to eat. The Dillard House Restaurant, of course. I had heard from so many people that this restaurant was the place to go for some amazing country cooking. My mom said that the meals are family style. The servers bring out large bowls of meat, sides, and bread to you table, just how you would serve them at home. I am a sucker for a home cooked southern food. Needless to say I was quite excited to try out The Dillard House Restaurant.
THE DILLARD HOUSE KNOWS BREAKFAST
To say our family likes to eat is a bit of an understatement. We are not afraid of good cooking. So, when I announced we would be eating a family-style-home-cooked-breakfast at the Dillard House no one was late getting out the door that morning. From the minute we got out of the car, the delicious aroma was escaping from the restaurant. We’re ready for a good meal.
When you walk into the restaurant the first thing you see is the large menu board. We all took in a minute to see just exactly what would be arriving to our table. The hostess also explained to us that along with the usual breakfast they were offering their weekend breakfast bar.
That bar was amazing!!! Fresh fruit, danishes, cinnamon rolls, waffles, and croissants just to name a few choices. My daughter said the cinnamon rolls were fabulous. My croissant was buttery and flaky. Little Aksel enjoyed munching on some of the fruit including watermelon and pineapple. I cannot say I blame him, it was awfully sweet.
All of the sudden bowls and platters of the most wonderful smelling food began arriving at our table. They brought plates of sausage, bacon, and fried pork tenderloin. There were baskets of biscuits and gray bowls full of sausage gravy. Of course you cannot have a country breakfast without grits and scrambled eggs. And they even had my favorite, home fried potatoes. There seemed to almost not be enough room for everything on our table.
My crew dove right in. Everything was delicious. The crispy bacon disappeared fast. But, that is not a problem. The servers quickly brought us out a fresh pile of their heavenly bacon. Anything my family requested, from butter to jelly to more coffee, came out to our table within minutes. Our waiter never let my coffee cup become empty. Taylor’s sweet tea glass was constantly being replaced with a new one filled with fresh ice.(everyone knows sweet tea is not good if it is watered down)
THE DILLARD HOUSE BREAKFAST: FUEL FOR A BUSY DAY
Our morning meal hit the spot. There is nothing like delicious food and great service to set the tone for a day full of adventure. My group of wild people were ready for a day of waterfall finding and scenery admiring. Everyone had a very satisfied tummy.
THE DILLARD HOUSE RESTAURANT SERVES SPECIALTY MEALS
Of course everyone knows that the Dillard House Restaurant has the best country cooking. But, did you know they serve specialty meals too. On the night of our arrival they were having a seafood buffet. That was a treat. Every kind of seafood imaginable. My husband and son ate their weight in crab legs. On Easter Sunday the restaurant will be serving a menu unique to the holiday. This menu will include roasted lamb with mint jelly, citrus glazed carrots, creamed Vidalia onions, cheese biscuits, fresh strawberry short cake for dessert, and so much more.
So, if you happen to find yourself in north Georgia and your stomach starts growling. I recommend putting The Dillard House Restaurant in your GPS and find your way to a meal you will not soon forget.