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: SerenbeFarmhouse.com
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.
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Lovettesville, VA • More info: PatowmackFarm.com
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.
Franklin, TN • More info: SouthallTN.com
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.
The Silo Cookhouse & Bar
Hendersonville, NC • More info: TheHorseShoeFarm.com
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.
The Hope Farm
Fairhope, AL • More info: TheHopeFarm.com
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.
Congaree and Penn
Jacksonville, FL • More info: CongareeandPenn.com
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.
Ronin Farm & Restaurant
Bryan, TX • More info: RoninTX.com
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.
Versailles, KY • More info: TheKentuckyCastle.com
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.
Long Creek, SC • More info: ChattoogaBelleFarm.com
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.
Cashiers, NC • More info: LonesomeValley.com
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.
Tyler, TX • More info: HighHillFarm.com
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.
May your flavors travel the shortest distance from the farm to your fork!
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