2017 Oconee County Restaurant Poll Winners

This week we kicked off Georgia Restaurant Week with our annual restaurant poll. See the results of the poll below. With more than 50 restaurants throughout the county, there are endless options for our visitors to indulge in some of the best cuisines in the state. Try these favorites during your next visit, and explore more of our dining options, here.

1. Overall Favorite Restaurant: Chops & Hops

Chops & Hops led Oconee County’s list of restaurants as the overall favorite. The restaurant offers a variety of options including lamb chops, steaks, salmon, salads, burgers, and more. Patrons also enjoy extensive bar options including locally-brewed beers.

2. Best Burgers: Chops & Hops

The results for the best burgers in town were close. Chops & Hops led The Traveling Hobo Cafe, Catch 22 Gastropub, and Groove Burgers only by a few points to claim the title of best burgers in Oconee County.

3. Best Southern Cuisine: Hot Thomas BBQ

Hot Thomas BBQ has a longstanding legacy in Oconee County, and was able to redeem itself this year as the best BBQ spot and southern cuisine in the county. Try their classic BBQ sandwiches, tender ribs, flavorful chicken, and array of desserts.

4. Best Biscuits: Golden Pantry

Golden Pantry wins the title for the best place to get a biscuit. Offering chicken, bacon, and variety of sausage biscuits, there’s something for everyone.

5. Best Burritos or Tacos: Taqueria La Parrilla

Taqueria La Parrilla was the local favorite for Mexican and Southwestern cuisines. Try some of their popular dishes like the fish tacos, chalupa, Mexican pizza, taco salad and more!

6: Best Fine Dining: Chops & Hops

Looking to wine and dine your partner? Chops & Hops is also the place for a special night out. Pair a glass of wine with one of Chops & Hops’s quality steaks, tuscan chicken, or seafood dishes and enjoy the romantic ambiance of the restaurant.

7. Best Dessert: KiKi’s Bakeshop

Travel Downtown Watkinsville for freshly baked sweets at KiKi’s Bakeshop. The bakery has an extensive selection of baked goods including scones, cupcakes, pies, cookies, and cinnamon rolls.