14 Restaurants on Lake Lanier

LandShark Bar and Grill, photograph from LanierIslands.com

Taking a break to dine and enjoy a lakeside restaurant will surely be worth the time spent.  You’ll love our dining establishments on Lake Lanier.

Some of the restaurants on the lake are open year-round, others are seasonal.  Some are open on weekends only during the off season.  All are accessible by car, but many are located at marinas and are accessible via boat as well.

Many of these places have live entertainment during the summer season.  Read on to find out more about your dining options for your stay at Lake Lanier.

Lake Lanier Restaurants in Buford, Georgia

Big Creek Tavern is accessible via boat or car and is open year-round.  Their specialties include Prime Angus Beef and fresh seafood.  The menu also includes sandwiches, salads, and various other American favorites.  Beer and wine are available, as well as billiards and video games.

Lanier Islands has three restaurants and a lobby bar open year-round, Sidney’s RestaurantBullFrog’s Bar & Grille and Landshark Bar & Grill at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands.

Sidney’s Restaurant offers a fine-dining experience with a view overlooking Lake Sidney Lanier, open for breakfast and dinner.  For more information about Sidney’s Restaurant, http://www.lanierislands.com/dining/sidneys.

BullFrog’s Bar & Grille is a southern gastropub with classic comfort food and a full bar.  Diners have the choice of sitting inside under flickering candlelight and flat-screen TVs or poolside under the stars by the fire pit.  For more information about BullFrog’s Bar and Grille, https://www.lanierislands.com/dining/bullfrogs.

Landshark Bar & Grill at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is a great place to relax and have fun. It’s open to the lake and covered to provide shelter from the sun and rain. The menu includes burgers, street tacos, crispy fried shrimp, crisp salads, and your favorite brews and boat drinks.  For more information about Landshark Bar & Grill at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, https://www.lanierislands.landsharkbarandgrill.com.

Legacy Lodge Lobby Bar is a full service walk-up bar located on the main level of the hotel. They boast a menu of seasonal cocktails, fine wine selections, and even beer options. Take your hand-poured cocktail to sit by the lobby fireplace or choose to sit inside the bar with television view seating. See more at www.lanierislands.com/dining.

Seasonal options at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands include Paradise Cantina, Frank and Lola’s Pizza to Go, License to Chill Bar, L2C Grill, and Feeding Frenzy and Tiki Hut.  For more information about these Chill Zone restaurants and bars, https://www.lanierislands.com/margaritaville/dining.

  • Address: Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
  • Phone: (770) 945-8787
  • Website: http://lanierislands.com



Twisted Oar Restaurant at Holiday Marina is open year-round.  The menu features fresh seafood, savory chicken and steak.  They’ve got inside and outside dining, 10 flat-screen TVs and a full-bar with over 20 beers on draft.

  • Address: 6900 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
  • Phone: (678) 714-7572

Lake Lanier Restaurants in Flowery Branch, Georgia

Fish Tales Lakeside Grill at Hideaway Marina offers lakeside dining and is open daily March through October.  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 for the kids, full bar for the adults and live music for all.

Pig Tales on Lake Lanier at Aqualand Marina is open daily in the spring, summer and fall.  Menu favorites include the Pig Tales burger, pork nachos and their ultimate grilled cheese sandwich.  It’s family-friendly and has a full bar.

Lake Lanier Restaurants in Gainesville, Georgia

Pelican Pete’s Bar and Grill is located at Port Royale Marina in Gainesville and is open in-season only.  They offer a load of American pub fare options and a full bar.  There’s loads of fun to be had at Pelican Pete’s Bar and Grill.

Skogies at Gainesville Marina is open seasonally and offers casual dining with live music on some weekends.  Their delicious 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.

  • Address: 2151 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Phone: (678) 450-1310
  • Website: http://skogies.net



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