Lake Lanier Restaurants at Lanier Islands in Buford, Georgia
Buford’s Lanier Islands has three restaurants open year-round and a variety of seasonal ones. Here is a listing of the restaurants you will find on the Islands:
Sidney’s Restaurant (open year-round)
Sit down to a view overlooking Lake Sidney Lanier and enjoy Lanier Islands’ newest dining experience. Sidney’s welcomes you to a whole new experience of fine dining at Legacy Lodge. Our master chefs have created delicious appetizers, entrees, and deserts using the finest ingredients from local and family-owned farms from around the South. Sidney’s celebrates nature through food. It’s menu is the marriage of joyful Southern cooking and farm-to-table cuisine as we seek to bring about the very best flavor from every ingredient. What is perhaps most exciting about a dining experience like Sidney’s is that the menu is driven by the season and the availability of certain farm-fresh vegetables, and local meats and cheeses, so every visit could offer something entirely new and different.
Find out more about Sidney’s: https://www.lanierislands.com/dining/sidneys-restaurant
BullFrog’s Bar & Grille (open year-round)
This Southern gastropub combines undeniable charm and delectable culinary delights for a truly memorable dining experience. Take your seat inside under the glow of flickering candlelight and flat-screen TVs or poolside under the stars and near the radiating heat from the fire pit. Classic comfort foods infused with influences from cultures the world over, paired with full bar featuring over 20 different beers, make Bullfrogs one of the most popular destinations on the Islands.
Find out more about Bullfrog’s: https://www.lanierislands.com/dining/year-round
Butler’s Pantry (open year-round)
Grab a fresh brewed coffee or espresso, fresh-made pastry, salad or sandwich here. The Butler’s Pantry at Legacy Lodge is located next to Sidney’s restaurant and offers a full bar selection in the evenings.
Find out more about Butler’s Pantry: https://www.lanierislands.com/dining/year-round
Sunset Cove Beach Café & Club (seasonal)
Welcome to the best-kept secret on the lake. This open-air eatery enjoys stunning views and lakeside breezes complemented by the smell of char-grilled burgers and the heavenly taste of nautically-inspired cuisine. Guests can listen to live music out in the sunshine or by the glow of tiki torches. Lounge by giant outdoor fire pits while sipping refreshing, beach-themed cocktails or catch your favorite sporting event on one of our flat-screen TVs.
Find out more about Sunset Cove: https://www.lanierislands.com/lanierworld/sunset
Gianni’s Italian Bistro (open on weekends during off season)
Enjoy authentic Italian dining on the shores of Lake Lanier. Gianni’s is located inside Lanier World and has a great open-air patio with wonderful Lake Lanier views.
Find out more about Gianni’s Italian Bistro: https://www.lanierislands.com/dining/seasonal
Restaurants in Gainesville, Georgia
Pelican Pete’s Bar and Grill
Cruise on up to Pelican Pete’s lakeside restaurant and tiki bar by boat or car, and you’re sure to have a good time. Pelican Pete’s is located at Port Royale Marina in Gainesville and offers a load of American pub fare options. There’s great food, drinks and fun to be had at Pelican Pete’s Bar and Grill.
Find out more about Pelican Pete’s Bar and Grill: https://www.bestinboating.com/ga/lake-lanier/port-royale/restaurants/pelican-petes/
Skogies (open year-round)
Located at Gainesville Marina, Skogies offers casual dining with live music on some weekends. Their specialties include grouper sandwiches, slow-smoked pork BBQ, crab cakes and southern fried green tomatoes. Call ahead and they will pick you up at the dock or deliver food to your slip.
Find out more about Skogies: https://www.skogies.net/
Restaurants in Buford, Georgia
Big Creek Tavern (open year-round)
Located in Buford, Big Creek Tavern specialties include Prime Angus Beef and fresh seafood. The menu also includes sandwiches, salads, and various other American favorites. They are open for lunch and dinner and breakfast at 10am on Sundays. Beer and wine are available, as well as billiards and video games. Big Creek Tavern is accessible via boat or car.
Find out more about Big Creek Tavern: https://places.singleplatform.com/big-creek-tavern/menu?ref=google
Twisted Oar Restaurant (open year-round)
Enjoy lakeside dining at Holiday Marina’s Twisted Oar Restaurant. The menu features fresh seafood, savory chicken and steak. They’ve got inside and outside dining, 10 flat-screen TV’s and a full-bar with over 20 beers on draft.
Restaurants in Flowery Branch, Georgia
Fish Tales Lakeside Grill (open daily March through October)
Hideaway Marina’s Fish Tales Lakeside Grill offers lakeside dining year round. Enjoy classic seafood items, steak and salads. Favorite menu items are the grouper sandwich, fish tacos and fried grouper fingers. It’s a family-friendly restaurant, with a sandbox, full bar and live music.
Find out more about Fish Tales Lakeside Grille: www.fishtaleslakelanier.com
Pig Tales on Lake Lanier (open daily Spring, Summer and Fall)
Enjoy bbq, burgers and wings lakeside at Pig Tales, located in Aqualand Marina. Menu favorites include the Pig Tales burger, pork nachos and their ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. It’s family-friendly and has a full bar.
Find out more about Pig Tales on Lake Lanier: https://www.pigtaleslakelanier.com/