This past weekend, I took a road trip to the North Georgia mountains, stopping in Ellijay and Blue Ridge. While I didn't have a particular itinerary for these two cities, I did have a specific intention to dine at the Black Sheep restaurant in Blue Ridge, GA.
The location of the restaurant is at the edge of town on West Main Street. The restaurant occupies the historic William Butt House (built around 1914), which was built by Colonel William Butt, a one-time alderman and Mayor of Blue Ridge, attorney, and member of the Georgia Legislature. William Butt and his wife, Fanny, were prominent and beloved members of the Blue Ridge community, and entertained celebrities like author Margaret Mitchell during their stay in the house.
I arrived to the restaurant around 1PM for a late lunch. I was kindly greeted by the hostess and the owner of the restaurant, Brandon Lofton. I asked to sit on the outside patio, which was lovely on this hot Georgia afternoon.
I liked the design and simplicity of the menu; the choices were varied for both drinks and food options, but not overwhelming.
For lunch, I decided to order the burger and a couple of drinks. Below are a few images of my lunch at Black Sheep:
As for the drinks, I first went with the Grumpy Old Men beer followed by a classic Bloody Mary, which was absolutely fantastic.
An amazing bonus of the afternoon was live music by singer and songwriter Lindsay Beth Harper, who is from Blue Ridge. I captured a few photos of her singing as well as a video of one of her songs (pardon the shifting in focus that occurs during the video, I am very new to creating video).
As I walked around the beautiful restaurant, I captured a few more photos, seen below.
My dining experience at Black Sheep Restaurant in Blue Ridge, GA was fantastic. I am definitely aiming to come back for dinner next time I am in Blue Ridge, GA.
If you ever make your way to Blue Ridge, I highly recommend making lunch or dinner plans around Black Sheep.
Black Sheep Restaurant Patio & Bar
480 West Main Street,
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Hours of operation are:
TUESDAY to THURSDAY: 3PM to 9PM
FRIDAY: 3PM to 9:30PM
SATURDAY: 12PM to 9:30PM
SUNDAY: 12PM to 8:30PM.
For reservations, please call The Black Sheep Restaurant: (706) 946-3663