Farm-to-table takes on a whole new meaning when you’re dining on the farm itself. These spectacular restaurants around the South invite you to pull up a seat right on the land that inspires their menus, opening your senses to a culinary experience with views as delicious as the flavors. Add these 11 restaurants to your culinary bucket list!

The Farmhouse at Serenbe

Chattahoochee Hill, GA • More info:

One of the Atlanta area’s original farm-to-table concepts, The Farmhouse menu changes constantly. It centers dishes around organic ingredients from the restaurant’s garden, the neighboring Serenbe Farms, and other Chattahoochee Hills growers and producers. You’re seated in what used to be the airy summer dining room when The Inn’s main house was the owners’ home. They offer a side of live music on Fridays, fried chicken lunch on the weekends, and many special events throughout the year.

Farmhouse at Serenbe restaurant
Dinner and lunch are served daily, and you can book a table here. Image:

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Lovettesville, VA • More info:

This North Virginia dining destination is authentic fine dining at the source. As the website reads, it’s “earth-to-table cuisine using our fields as the chef’s pantry.” Your unforgettable meal includes savory and sweet farm-sourced dishes, spectacular hilly views, and many on-property corners to explore. There’s a glass conservatory, a pretty gazebo, and walking trails to meander with a cocktail or wine. Enjoy a multi-course progressive tasting menu Thursday to Saturday, or come on a Sunday for a casual “supper”-style meal. Tables can be reserved here.

From herbs and produce to fresh eggs, Chef Vincent Badiee turns the farm’s freshest ingredients into works of art. Image: Alex Ponce de Leon


Franklin, TN • More info:

Luxury resort Southall’s all-day restaurant Sojourner serves everything from handcrafted smoothies and house-smoked meats at breakfast to seasonally delicious dinner dishes and shareable sides. Don’t miss the decadent s’mores dessert before curling up with a nightcap around one of the many fire-pits. This elegant, rustically decorated spot sources ingredients from around the farm, which you can explore before or after your meal. If you’re looking for more cozy culinary retreats, we have you covered.

People's hands and dishes on a dinner table at Sojourner at Southall Farm
Book a table at Sojourner for any meal, any day here. Image:

The Silo Cookhouse & Bar

Hendersonville, NC • More info:

This Asheville-area farm experience is not to be missed on your next trip to Western North Carolina. They’ve created a convivial farm-to-table dinner party atmosphere where guests are encouraged to meet, share, and learn about food. Grab a fresh cocktail from The Silo Bar in … wait for it … the farm silo, and get ready for an exploratory night of culinary delights.

Silo Cookhouse and Bar at Horseshoe Farm in North Carolina
Reservations can be made at The Silo Cookhouse Wednesday through Saturday here. And they just launched Sunday brunch! Image: Taylor Heery Photography

The Hope Farm

Fairhope, AL • More info:

Right off the bat, this unique farm-to-fork experience wins our hearts by being in one of our favorite small towns in Alabama. The Hope Farm turns locally grown ingredients into globally inspired delicacies. And the experience doesn’t end on your plate! The bar serves creative garden-to-glass cocktails using herbs, fruit grown on-locale, and specialty beers in collaboration with local brewers and farm items.

The Hope Farm entrance and sign with trees
Dinner is served every day but Monday, and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday. Reserve a table here. Image: Elizabeth Gelineau

Congaree and Penn

Jacksonville, FL • More info:

Congaree and Penn is aFlorida farm that shares its bounty during rustic, adults-only dinner parties. Expect an al fresco fine-dining vibe with wood-fired food, optional wine pairings, and new friends. Snag a $5 farm pass when you arrive for dinner to explore the creek-front property’s Spanish Moss-covered cypress trees, feathered and four-legged friends, and seasonal flora.

Outdoor meal at Congaree & Penn
Congaree & Penn serves dinner from Thursday to Sunday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. There are multiple seating options to pick from depending on group size. Reserve here. Image: Stefanie Keeler

Ronin Farm & Restaurant

Bryan, TX • More info:

Ronin is a buzzed-about restaurant, guesthouse, and farm trio. The farm raises heritage breed pigs, chickens, and all types of heirloom veggies without harmful pesticides or chemicals — and all by hand. If you’re not visiting during one of the farm’s nine-course Full Moon Dinners, drive 10 minutes to the restaurant. It’s housed in a 111-year-old building, and food from the open kitchen and wood-burning grill is served on 28-foot functional suspension tables.

Outdoor dining on a farm
Find the upcoming calendar of events here. Image: Ronin
Ronin restaurant in Bryan, TX dining room
Or book a table at the restaurant from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Image: Ronin

Castle Farms

Versailles, KY • More info:

Dining in an ornate stone castle is about as opulent as it gets! Watch your table fill up with dishes showcasing the farm’s harvest and cocktails made of the Bluegrass State’s finest spirits. The estate surrounding this bucket-list-worthy restaurant offers an afternoon’s or even a weekend’s-worth of adventure if you’re ready to linger longer. We love destination resort hotels and recently rounded up some under $500 a night.

Castle Farms in Kentucky farm at sunset
Castle Farms is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, and you can book here. Image: Castle Farms via Facebook

Belle’s Bistro

Long Creek, SC • More info:

While this isn’t exactly fine dining, it’s in the fantastic-midday-dining category. Belle’s Bistro sits on the 198-acre Chattooga Belle Farm and boasts endless mountain views. The lunch-only restaurant serves classic American dishes made with seasonal, flavor-packed garnishes. Before or after, tour the awarded distillery, pick your own bouquet, and shop the well-stocked gourmet shop.

Brunch plate of waffles, berries, and whipped cream at Belles Bistro
It’s open for walk-ins from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Image: Chattooga Belle Farms via Facebook

Canyon Kitchen

Cashiers, NC • More info:

One exclusive Cashiers, NC community has an open-to-the-public restaurant whose setting is almost as breathtaking as its food. Canyon Kitchen serves Appalachian cuisine in a sophisticated yet rustic open-air dining room flanked with massive oak beams. Beyond the giant stone fireplace is a kitchen garden and verdant lawn overlooking the valley and granite cliffs. You’ll want to snap some sunset photos as you wander the garden with a cocktail.

People inside and outside on the lawn of Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley
Canyon Kitchen is open for dinner from April 1 through December 3, Wednesday through Sunday. Make your reservation here. Image: Canyon Kitchen via Facebook

Côte Restaurant

Tyler, TX • More info:

High Hill is an under-the-radar East Texas resort perfect for those seeking a weekend of R&R or a delicious meal at the on-property farm restaurant, Côte. Visitors can explore High Hill’s garden before tasting its bounty, which is incorporated throughout the menu. Order that second bottle of wine and extend your stay in one of their overnight bungalows. We’re all for finding new luxurious bed and breakfasts across the South.

Steak and potato dish
Côte is open for Friday and Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch. Snag a table here. Image: High Hill Farm

May your flavors travel the shortest distance from the farm to your fork!


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Zoe Yarborough
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Zoe Yarborough

Zoe is a StyleBlueprint staff writer, Charlotte native, Washington & Lee graduate, and Nashville transplant of eleven years. She teaches Pilates, helps manage recording artists, and likes to "research" Germantown's food scene.