Clayton Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Clayton

April 14, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Clayton is a city in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,019 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Rabun County and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Things to do in Clayton

1. Fortify Kitchen and Bar

69 N Main St, Clayton, GA 30525-4263 Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 706-782-0050
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 506 reviews

Fortify Kitchen and Bar

At Fortify Kitchen & Bar, expect great food, delicious cocktails and impeccable service in a comfortable environment. We will always support sustainability in our area by using produce sourced from local small farms and growers, all natural, hormone-antibiotic free meats and proteins, and sustainable seafood sources and give back to the great community we call home!

Reviewed By Peachesbmc - Homer, Georgia

We enjoyed a fabulous and delicious dinner at Fortify over Valentines Day weekend. We highly recommend it!

2. Dairy Queen

33 Highway 441 N, Clayton, GA 30525-4245 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch +1 706-782-5598
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Reviewed By J-C-Corn - Milledgeville, Georgia

Stopped in Saturday night with my wife for a couple of Blizzards. A Cheesecake, and a Banana Split. The gentleman at the counter was outgoing and friendly. It took less than 2 minutes from my order until I had both Blizzards. They were just as tasty as I expect from a DQ Blizzard.

I recommend this Dairy Queen.

3. Fortify Pi

69 N Main St, Suite A, Clayton, GA 30525-4263 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 706-782-0079
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Fortify Pi

Reviewed By OtPot - Anderson, South Carolina

We came to Clayton to pick up a new toilet (not available near home) and had to have lunch before heading home. We've tried other good restaurants in town and wanted something new and ended up here. We arrived just in time and got a table and finally chose a pizza. Everything sounded good, but we finally decided. The pizza was wood fired and really good. It was prepared quickly and arrived before too long. I would eat here again

4. Clayton Pharmacy

South Main Street, Clayton, GA 30525 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Diner Lunch +1 706-782-3211
Excellent
16%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

Reviewed By MaggieLJP - North Florida

We were informed we were too late for lunch at the counter, but we had come for ice cream only. It was the first time our grandson sat at a drug store counter and we enjoyed our ice cream. It is an authentic reminder of something we took for granted when we were young -- the drug store soda bars. The young people working were friendly and made us laugh; they too very quite authentic.

5. The Wicked Pig BBQ, Bar & Grill

151 N Main St, Next to the Post Office, Clayton, GA 30525-4244 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 35 +1 706-782-4300
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 545 reviews

The Wicked Pig BBQ, Bar & Grill

We serve competition quality BBQ. Pulled Pork, Huge racks of Spare Ribs, Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, we have the best wings in the county, great burgers and Ice Cold Beer. Everything is made fresh from scratch, we make our own dry rubs and BBQ Sauces. All of our Sauces have won awards in competition, and we never put any sauce on our meats. We feel our meats hold their own without any sauce at all. However, we have a Georgia Red, a South Carolina Mustard, a North Carolina Vinegar Pepper, a North Alabama White and a Jack Daniels-Apple BBQ Sauce, all of which we make ourselves. Barbecue, Wings & Beer. BEST food for a hundred miles or more.

Reviewed By powderpf - South Carolina

My husband and I have been dieting out for three weeks. This makes you very aware when you’re in your 70s of the temptation of fried foods. Fret no more. I had the brisket which was smoked my husband had pulled pork we had salad...MoreThank you for your kind words, it takes a lot of work by a lot of good people. We appreciate the honor of your compliment.

6. The Rusty Bike Cafe

677 Hwy441s, Clayton, GA 30525 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 14 +1 706-212-2020
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

The Rusty Bike Cafe

Reviewed By MountainMan30523 - Clarkesville, Georgia

I met a client for breakfast and The Rusty Bike didn't disappoint.

I again had the Banana Bread French Toast topped with toasted pecans, syrup and powdered sugar.

Just as good and maybe better. Treat yourself to a wonderful breakfast in Clayton Georgia.

Outstandingly friendly service as well.

7. Grapes & Beans Cafe

42 E Savannah St, Clayton, GA 30525-7037 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch SGD 13 +1 706-212-0020
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Grapes & Beans Cafe

Grapes & Beans has been serving a casual lunch in Clayton, GA for over 17years. We open at 9am for coffee and dessert options and lunch begins at 11am. Order at the counter, grab a drink, and enjoy a healthy, freshly prepared meal inside or on our kudzu covered porch!

Reviewed By Beth W - Atlanta, Georgia

I had heard about this little gem but had never been to it. Not open for dinner which I had tried before. It's a definite stop if you're in the area. You won't be disappointed. The ingredients were all fresh. My daughter and I had the specials, chicken cheese steak on a hoagie and egg salad sandwich. The chicken had huge chunks of chicken breast with fresh onions& peppers and herbs that had great flavor. My daughter loves egg salad and it was served on fresh bread and such a big sandwich she couldn't finish it. You will leave full like we did. Her sandwich came with a side salad and mine with corn chips. We will be back. Highly recommend. It's a cute little restaurant with new& antique items for sale upstairs along with paintings.

8. Manriques Mexican Store & Restaurant

611 Highway 441 S, Clayton, GA 30525-5425 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner 706-782-5815
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Manriques Mexican Store & Restaurant

Reviewed By KimberlyR734 - Clayton, Georgia

This place started out as a Mexican store that served a little food. Now the store part is gone, its all a restaurant and locals love it. The offer a wide variety of quesadillas, sandwiches, tacos, salads, etc. The portions are huge, especially the "BIG" burrito! It's like $9, you can't beat it this thing is huge and has everything in it!

Don't be in a huge hurry, everything is homemade and cooked to order. It's a big stop for rafting people so it can get crowded, but it's worth it!

9. Universal Joint

109 N Main St, Clayton, GA 30525-4296 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 706-782-7116
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 633 reviews

Universal Joint

Creative burgers, wings, well thought out menu with everything made in house. A full bar including 16 draft beers featuring craft and domestic. Outdoor seating and live music Friday and Saturdays May through October.

Reviewed By Rather_Nomadic - Panama City, Florida

We stopped here driving from Atlanta to Asheville for lunch. Great family-friendly location with plenty of outside space (would be cozy inside). Good choice of food for adults and kids. Everything we ordered was tasty, especially the hanburgers and sandwiches. Friednly service. We'd definitely stop here again. Pets are okay too. Plenty of street parking in the area.

10. Fromage & Other Fine Foods

31 Earl St, Clayton, GA 30525-5485 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch +1 706-212-7349
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Fromage & Other Fine Foods

Reviewed By Erik B - Suwanee, Georgia

We arrived and were greeted by the staff and owners at the door. They offer a great shaded outdoor porch or covered indoor porch. We ate indoors because outdoor area was full. They offer a Tesla charging station. Very nice feature. Wifi is free. The food was awesome. We ordered chicken salad, lump crab sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich and a quiche. Everyone's food was served quickly and tasted great. Desserts were very enticing but will power held strong. The waitress was super attentive as was the owner. They take pride in this business. It's clean and friendly and we will be back.

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