Last August while discovering North Georgia, we were delighted to find Historic Square in Downtown Dahlonega with its many wonderful restaurants, bars, tasting rooms, dessert shops, and more. With so many choices available, there is something to please everyone.
Our sights were mainly set on exploring the downtown area in search of some great restaurants and tasty treats.
One of the restaurants that has captured our hearts – and taste buds – is Corkscrew Café, located just off the square on West Main Street.
Below is the staircase leading down to their covered patio, a quaint spot to enjoy a delicious meal.
In addition to their standard menu, they also offer tapas, which is great for those who prefer smaller portions. Here are some of our favorite items from their tapas menu ranging in price from $8 to $14:
Grilled Long Stem Artichokes with Lemon Butter
Paella Risotto Fritters made with Shrimp, Crab, Scallops, and Coriander Tomatoes
Fried Plantains with Manchego Cheese and Honey Lime Aioli
Panko Scallops and Hearts of Palm with Harissa Aioli
Sriracha Chicken Dip served with Grilled Naan
Wild Mushroom Pate served with Crostini and Crackers
Whenever I come across a chocolate shop while discovering a new area, I am always interested in checking it out. Located in the Square is Paul Thomas Chocolates, a chocolatier who uses the finest ingredients.
They have a vast selection of chocolates, truffles, and other confections, as well as gifts. The first time I stepped inside, I was instantly drawn in by the enticing smell of chocolates wafting through the air.
Here are some additional recommendations of mine that are all located in the Square (photos not available):
- Crimson Moon Café (café, coffee house, live music venue)
- Bourbon Street Grille (New Orleans-inspired cuisine)
- Back Porch Oyster Bar (coastal North Carolina-inspired cuisine)
- Gustavo’s (Italian)