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Things to do in East Ellijay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pub
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“Great pub in downtown Ellijay. Burgers, wings, beer, and more. Full bar, craft beers. Daily specials. Some nights have live music. Located in a historic downtown building with original brick. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Great place for soup and sandwiches for lunch. Usually live entertainment in the evenings for dinner. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“- Grab a delicious latte or hangout here in Ellijay’s beloved & cute coffee shop!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is a delicious local restaurant - reasonable pricing with a large variety of food and pizza.”
  • 12 locals recommend
River
“Tubing or Kayaking on the Cartecay is a bit more adventurous than floating down the Toccoa River. It is a little more shaded and has more cabins and houses on banks, but also has much better rapids, especially when the water is up.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Great cajun seafood place. Not terribly expensive. Fried, grilled, blackened. We've been eating here for years and never disappointed. Located in a historic building near the old Ellijay train depot. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Lessons offered in painting, music, jewelry making, performing arts and more.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Great dipped ice cream in downtown Ellijay. They change some of the selections monthly. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our favorite local breakfast spot in Ellijay, located just off the town square.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Owned by a couple that retired here from Miami, expect to see some great Cuban food out of nowhere here!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“In Ellijay. Top notch movie theater, with huge reserved reclining seats. Senior discounts for 55+. Order food and they will deliver to your seat. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Local artists sell their crafts here. Also, a great place to sample the local cuisine!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Soft serve ice cream and yogurt. Multiple flavors to pick from, then add your own toppings. You pay by the size of the cup you choose. In downtown Ellijay. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Great food. Simple styrofoam plate kind of real bbq. Order at the counter and they bring your food to the table. Love the beef plate. Bbq chicken sandwich is great too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Antique Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant and also a seafood market - fresh seafood arrives daily. Great food, good prices.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sandwich Place
“Great place for soup and sandwiches for lunch. Usually live entertainment in the evenings for dinner. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is a delicious local restaurant - reasonable pricing with a large variety of food and pizza.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Great cajun seafood place. Not terribly expensive. Fried, grilled, blackened. We've been eating here for years and never disappointed. Located in a historic building near the old Ellijay train depot. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our favorite local breakfast spot in Ellijay, located just off the town square.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Owned by a couple that retired here from Miami, expect to see some great Cuban food out of nowhere here!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Great food. Simple styrofoam plate kind of real bbq. Order at the counter and they bring your food to the table. Love the beef plate. Bbq chicken sandwich is great too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant and also a seafood market - fresh seafood arrives daily. Great food, good prices.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A new place on the scene with great pizzas and customer service. Right on the square in downtown Ellijay.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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