“Dinner on the Docks” event – Tower side, Lake Lanier Olympic Park

The Lake Lanier area offers innovative and classic cuisine combined with true Southern hospitality. Visit Lake Lanier Olympic Park for “Food Truck Fridays” in the spring and summer, or drive your boat to one of the marina restaurants with a come-as-you-are dress code. Many of the lakeside restaurants also provide entertainment during the season. The restaurants below all have lake view dining.

Bullfrogs Bar & Grille @ Lanier Islands Resort

7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford   
770-945-8787 ext. 6157

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Located at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, Bullfrogs is a Southern Gastro Pub featuring re-imagined traditional Southern fare and variety of drink options from a full-service bar. Guests may arrive by boat or car.

Fish Tales Lakeside Grille @ Hideaway Bay Marina

6330 Mitchell St, Flowery Branch   
770-967-3775  
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Casual lakeside dining featuring grouper fingers, signature salads and much more. Full service indoor and outdoor bar with live music.

Pelican Pete’s Tiki Bar & Grill @ Port Royale Marina

8800 Port Royale Dr, Gainesville
770-887-5715 ext  
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Picturesque dining on the water in an open-air thatched-roof building. Selection of sandwiches, burgers, fish and more.

Pig Tales @  Aqualand Marina

6800 Lights Ferry Rd, Flowery Branch 
678-828-7676
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Casual lakeside dining, featuring BBQ, burgers, wings and more. Great customer service, a full-service bar with draft beer, wine & mixed drinks, live music on weekends.

Sidney’s Restaurant @ Lanier Islands Resort

7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford
770-945-8787
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Located at Legacy Lodge & Convention Center, Lanier Islands Resort,  overlooking Lake Lanier. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts using the finest ingredients from local and family-owned farms from around the South. Guests may arrive by boat or car.

Smokey Q BBQ @ Bald Ridge Marina

1850 Bald Ridge Marina Rd, Cumming    
770-910-4961

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Skogies @ Gainesville Marina

2151 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville   
678-450-1310
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Serving made from scratch seafood, BBQ and American fare with a great view served in a laid back, pet-friendly environment. Best breakfast on Lake Lanier – eggs benedict served five ways, omelets, shrimp & grits, cathead biscuits & gravy, breakfast sandwiches & more. Call from your boat and we will pick you up.

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The Twisted Oar @ Holiday Marina

6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford 
678-714-7572
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Casual dining serving fresh seafood to savory chicken and steak, full bar service, tropical and frozen drinks. Live entertainment, trivia, indoor/outdoor flat-screen TVs.