Seafood aficionados may know it well, but if you're new to the Southern foodie scene, you may want to consider making your way down to The Dillard House for some mouth-watering soul food treats.
This isn’t the first accolade for the Georgia hidden gem. The restaurant was also selected by Southern Living Magazine’s readers as on of the best spots for breakfast or brunch and favorite Southern restaurant.
According to The Dillard House website, the restaurant's history dates back to 1794, when the first Dillard, Capt. John Dillard, was awarded a land grant of 1,000 acres in the Georgia mountains for his service during the American Revolution.
“Legend says that Captain Dillard made peace with the local Cherokee Indians by trading a muzzle-loading rifle, a jug of apple brandy, one coonskin cap and $3 cash for all the land between the two mountain tops,” the site states.
The Dillard House structure itself was first established in 1917 by Carrie and Arthur Dillard. Since then, the family has kept its doors open to guests and treated them with Southern style home-cooked meals and “authentic Southern hospitality.”
The Dillard House, 768 Franklin St., Dillard. 800-541-0671.
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