Vineyard Green Restaurant is located inside Mountain Creek Inn, across from Callaway Gardens
A popular Pine Mountain, Georgia attraction an hour from Atlanta, Callaway Gardens offers several on-site restaurants, including the retro 70’s Vineyard Green Restaurant & Spirits, located off the lobby of Mountain Creek Inn.
The Vineyard Green Restaurant & Spirits is open daily for lunch and dinner and is one of the few Callaway Garden’s restaurants that also offers a full bar.
The dining area reminds of the mountain lodge restaurant designs of Colorado – open beams and oversized windows, but then it’s all southern hospitality. Unwinding is easy when Will is your bartender at Vineyard Green. His friendly smile and southern drawl welcome dining guests and immediately put you at ease.
Retro dining room of Vineyard Green Restaurant & Spirits
The Vineyard Green’s menu is southern comfort food, ranging from sandwiches and pizza to New York Strip Steak and Alfredo. Surprisingly, considering the retro (in need of an upgrade), relaxed atmosphere, the kitchen turns out some tasty dishes.
The first time we dined at Vineyard Green, we chose the bar for a couple of adult beverages and an appetizer, the shrimp cocktail. The shrimp was plump and fresh, and the cocktail sauce was Georgia style slightly horseradish-spicy.
Plump, fresh shrimp cocktail at Vineyard Green
I admit – I returned for dinner because we wanted a cocktail, but again Will won us over. And the chef did too with perfectly cooked, medium rare, 12 oz. New York Strip Steak, marinated with just the right amount of garlic and a slight smoky flavor.
The best part of dining at Vineyard Green is the price. For a resort restaurant, the prices are good. Sandwiches cost under $10, a 12-inch pizza is $15, and the shareable, 12 oz. New York Strip is $27 and includes a salad, baked potato and vegetable.
Perfectly cooked New York Strip Steak, one of the entrees at the Vineyard Green near Callaway Gardens.
The Mountain Creek Inn serves a daily Southern breakfast buffet and an a la carte breakfast menu (6:30-10:30 a.m.), plus a popular Friday Night Surf and Turf and Saturday Night Southern Buffet (from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.).
While Vineyard Green might not win any fine dining awards, the Mountain Creek Inn restaurant is convenient to Callaway Gardens’ Robin Lake Beach, and it is family friendly and affordable, plus solid good southern hospitality.
Vineyard Green Restaurant & Spirits
at Mountain Creek Inn
17800 Us Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Blog & Photos © Diana Rowe