You Can Wine & Dine With Views For Days At This Secret Mountaintop Cafe In Georgia

Put that phone down and enjoy the view.
A woman overlooking a waterfall and scenic landscape. Right: Café 7's patio restaurant.

A woman overlooking a waterfall and scenic landscape. Right: Café 7's patio restaurant.

Georgia is filled with great restaurants, small eateries and cafes, but usually, they're not high up in the clouds. Lookout Mountain in Georgia is a popular tourist attraction that boasts views of seven states at the top. Some visitors might not know there's a mountaintop restaurant where you can wine and dine with a view.

Café 7 on Lookout Mountain is located inside the Rock City Gardens and has incredible views from the Lover's Leap attraction.

When you buy tickets to explore the mountain and gardens, you'll also gain access to the restaurant.

Many visit this attraction to see the glorious waterfall and the accompanying landscapes of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky all in one spot.

It's a bit of a trek to get to the top, so grabbing a bite to eat at this one-of-a-kind restaurant could be a stop along your way.

Since the café is pet friendly, you can bring your canine companion along for the fun.

The restaurant at Lover's Leap is wheelchair accessible, as is the nearby Seven States Flag Court. It's about a half-mile round trip along the Enchanted Trail from the Gardens Gateway entrance.

This full-service restaurant puts its own twist on classic Southern cuisine famous in The Peach State.

Café 7's menu varies seasonally, but expect dishes like shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, or you can even try the "hillbilly fish & chips."

A full wine list and a selection of craft beers make the perfect pairing with your mountaintop meal. Sipping wine with panoramic views? It doesn't get much better than that.

This is a seasonal restaurant, so it isn't open year-round. Be sure to visit during the spring, summer, or fall months while the weather's still warm and sunny.

Café 7 offers only counter-service during the winter before opening back up to a full-service eatery from April through October.

Taking the day to explore this beautiful nature retreat could make for a perfect end-of-summer adventure.

Café 7

Price: 💸💸

Address: 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, GA

Why You Need To Go: This mountaintop restaurant gives you dinner (or lunch) with a view, making it the perfect rest stop on a day full of exploring.