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“2nd & 3rd visits! Lunch on Friday 7/4 & dinner on Sat. 7/5”

The Blue Otter Restaurant and Sports Bar
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: View
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Reasonably priced casual food. Eat here for the outside view! Surprisingly good side salads! The pimento cheese burger was great as were the rodeo wings cooked extra crispy! The nachos were quite greasy and the Parmesan wings not as crispy. (Maybe different cooks on different days?). Not much wait time for outside upper deck porch seating for late lunch (2pm) on holiday. Very fast & friendly service by Josh for late lunch on Friday. Very long wait for same seating for late dinner (7:15pm) on Saturday, yet manager comped our meal even though we did not complain! Very much appreciated that! Good service by Mercedes on Saturday even though she had tables upstairs & down! (Would recommend signs on stairs from lower deck stating NO service unless hostess seats you. Would also recommend moving upstairs wall in (even with kitchen) to allow even more outside seating!). Loved being able to walk over and back from The Ridges!

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

I wanted to plan a fun evening for some out of town guests. The Blue Otter is perhaps the only restaurant accessible by boat in Hiawassee, GA. I went to the restaurant at 10:30 in the morning, July 3, to make a reservation for that evening. They took the reservation, yet when we arrived, they had no table ready and we had to wait about 20 minutes. We were seated outside and did not realize it was "open mic night" where amature children were singing -- loudly and badly. One was screeching. When our food arrived - almost 30 minutes after we ad ordered -- it was terrible. I ordered their nightly special -- Fried Clam Po' Boy. The only thing accurate in the description was that is was indeed Po. (poor). The clams -- all 15 of them -- were hard a s a rock and looked as if the had been fried several days ago and then re fried. My wife ordered a fish taco which was equally poor in quality. Our guests were polite, but their food was disappointing as well. Needless to say, we won't be returning to The Blue Otter

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3  Thank YYZ2HHI
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

No I don't have a lot to say about this place. Service was not good, and the food was just ok will not go again.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

If you are in Hiawassee, look up the barbecue joint on the main highway through town. You'll get a better deal on better food. The resort and this, its restaurant, provide an adequate but uninspiring experience.

Thank Debora F
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband and I had a seat on the porch. Beautiful view, excellent service, fantastic food. Couldn't ask for a better ending to a beautiful summer day. We recommend their pizza - out of this world great.

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Thank bnr526
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