Voted the “Best Small Town Restaurant in the South”
By Southern Living Magazine
USA Today “Top 10” “Fill up your plate Restaurants” in America.
Food Network “Top 5” “America’s Bodacious Buffets”
Southern Living “Readers Choice Award” “Best in the South”
Taste of the South “Customers come from near and far to enjoy Blue Willows home-style cooking”
Gourmet Magazine “Top 100 Restaurants”
Southern Living “It’s ecstasy to Dixie”
New York Times “Top-rated buffet-style restaurant that turns out some of the best Southern cuisine anywhere”
Peanut Butter Pie at Blue Willow Inn has been named one
of Georgia’s “100 Plates that Locals Love”
ATLANTA, July, 2015— Blue Willow Inn was awarded the “100 Plates That Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division (GDEcD) as part of its “100 Plates that Locals Love” which is featured in the state’s new culinary guide, Georgia Eats.
“It’s Georgia’s outstanding local restaurants that truly showcase the state’s rich flavors that locals and visitors love,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Each dish on our list of “100 Plates that Locals Love” epitomize Georgia’s culinary scene with locally made and grown ingredients. These are the best of the best in Georgia and we can’t wait to share them with our visitors.”
The Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division is celebrating the state’s culinary greatness this year. One of the initiatives selected the dishes that make our state’s food unique, inspiring, and just plain good eatin’! As a part of this designation, each restaurant is featured in the Georgia Eats official culinary guide, which is being distributed by the 11 Visitor Information Centers statewide; on the state’s consumer tourism website ExploreGeorgia.org; and on ExploreGeorgia.org’s 14 social media channels.
About the Georgia Department of Economic Development
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.