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The Blue Otter Restaurant and Sports Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3379 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1528
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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147 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be the Blue Otter. New owners, new menu, same location and decor. Reviews are not good. We delayed going. Heard a few more positive reviews and decided to try it. Was not a weekend, so it was very quiet. We were seated quickly. Service was very quick, attentive, and informative (thanks to Faith). Food came out quickly.... More 

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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son's burger was very good. My grilled shrimp were fair, a tad mushy, the corn was obviously canned. My daughters pasta was a good portion, but had the same mushy shrimp. Service was pretty decent. The view was really pretty on the lake.

Thank Klerbear
Hiawassee, Georgia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a local you really keep hoping this restaurant will improve. NOT the Blue Otter!!!! Drinks are terrible, and the service is the worst. Order a salad and watch every other table get served first that was seated after you. Order a common drink and watch them screw it up royally. Attitude of wait staff is Non-caring. Get a pizza... More 

1 Thank MtnSnookums
Surprise, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I can not wait to come back in the summer! Great location, beer was cold and food was good! All the staff we met were super good and nice!

Thank rumorssportsbaraz
Smyrna, GA
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I really had high hopes for this place as the parking lot was full of local cars on both evenings we were at the adjacent resort. Turns out the first night was a concert at the nearby fair grounds, and the next night was trivia night and the place was packed with trivia players. We sat in the non-trivia area... More 

Thank GeorgiaTraveler007
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with my family. Hoping for a nice relaxing lunch. They weren't packed at all. The waitor was John. I had been once before about 2 yrs ago & it was a nice place to eat good burgers and sit on the deck by the water. The other staff walking around looked miserable and unhappy. We waited 40 min for... More 

1 Thank renatruex
Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Just average food and slow service. No atmosphere unless you can sit out back but not in winter. I had a chicken Caesar salad.

Thank Waterpet
Young Harris, Georgia
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our group has regularly attended this restaurant's Trivia Night. This week after waiting for 45 minutes and not even receiving a menu, a drink order, or any service at all, we just left. Clearly, there is a lack of interested management here.

Thank Paintpinto
Buckhead, Georgia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We arrived at 5:45 p.m. before going to a concert at 7:00 . We were immediately seated but did not see a waitress for 15-20 minutes. Drink order was placed as soon as she came to our table. When the drinks were served we placed our food orders. She came back after 30 minutes & said it would be another... More 

Thank Mimi0416
Blairsville, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

just heard about this place friends took us out for lunch my wife had fish I had the shrimp both were average could have been a little hotter all in all food was cooked well ( nothing worst than under cooked fish) wait staff was very good came by a couple of times very well versed on the menu will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3379 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-1528
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: 706-896-1919
Set on the shore of Lake Chatuge and overlooking The Ridges Marina, The Blue Otter offers the best in Family Friendly Casual Dining on one side and a State of the Art Sports Bar on the other side. Bring your friends and family to the lake and then enjoy a casual meal, adult beverage, and/or a sweet treat while looking at the beautiful North Georgia Mountain vistas.

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Ellijay, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?