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Serving homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and delicious desserts. Serving dinner Friday and Saturday evenings. Open for lunch 7 days a week.
US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Cafe, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lunch today at the Cantaberry. We had to wait 30 minutes but they took our phone number and texted me when our table was ready. The food was excellent especially the apple spinach salad. My wife had the chicken salad. My daughter had...the club sandwich. They were out of a few of the meats but we were able to find something we liked. We are definitely coming back when we get a chance.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was really good.the deserts, amazing, and the building it's in has cozy style.morgan was the perfect waitres, and..oh..i have to say TOMATO BASIL SOUP..the best EVER..i would have just that and a piece of cake!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent as well as the service. Deserts are fantastic and portions are huge. We always enjoy lunch here and everything we have tried was good. They are expanding the restaurant so hopefully quality will not suffer. The reason for a 4 instead...of a 5 is the new add on charge 3.5% for using a credit or debit card. This seems a little odd since most every other restaurant is moving to credit or debit only. Not sure the rationale but it is contrary to the rest of the industry. Bring cash unless you want to pay extra for using plastic.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great! I got the Cuban sandwich which came on the traditional Cuban roll and my mother got the Cuban sandwich on gluten free bread which they toasted. They also sell desserts and she took home a massive slice of their gluten free cake...which was delicious. Such a great find for those with Celiac!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’re from Miami, FL so we think it’s safe to say we have a diverse & colorful food palette — Cantaberry in Downtown Ellijay, GA definitely left a foot print in our hearts. The food was delicious (we went for Lunch & Dinner!) the tomato...soup, chicken wild rice and corn chowder were all delicious, my favorite was the tomato basil soup. The hot beed pepper jack sandwich was exquisite. So so good! And the Avocado Turkey Bacon was also yummy! For dinner, we all had blackened trout & wow, what a delicious plate of food— we left nothing! The service was phenomenal both times, even at their busiest during lunch time. Can’t wait to come back to this sweet & patriotic town, that demonstrated real southern hospitality with delicious food & had a wonderful 4th of July parade. 10/10 recommend. Thanks for havin’ us!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal we had in Ellijay - and the least expensive! Large portions on everything and prices were very reasonable. Spinach salad and chicken Salad sandwich were so good. I got the combo which gives you half a sandwich and half a salad and I...could barely eat it all. Nice menu with good basics done exceptionally well. Service was excellent. Atmosphere on the porch was a little loud due to the traffic but still nice. Dogs allowed on porch. Great place- highly recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 June 2021 via mobile

There was room for 8 of us every one enjoyed there meal and we will add it to our list for places to visit next year. I had the burger and it did not disappoint

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021

We were visiting Ellijay for the day and stopped here for lunch. We all had different items, mushroom/brie soup (excellent), chicken salad (a little too wet but tasty), pulled pork sandwich (excellent), turkey bacon avocado (good), and the cuban (good). Our server was a nice...guy and kept our drinks refilled which we appreciated. As for the service fee to use a credit or debit card instead of just rolling those fees into the price of the food, they are probably trying to encouarge the use of more cash. Nothing wrong with that. Stop by if you are in the area, definitely worthwhile!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 24 May 2021

We made a day trip into Ellijay and stopped in for lunch at this restaurant. We opted for the patio seating so we could enjoy the town square traffic. The staff were friendly and seated us promptly and the food was delivered in a timely...manner. We ordered the Honey Turkey Club and the Cuban sandwiches and did NOT leave hungry!!! The only area in need of improvement was the restroom. There are two unisex (single stall) restrooms in the entire restaurant and at the peak of lunchtime, they had a slow turnover rate. For example, if someone wanted to wash their hands before a meal they had to wait in line until one of the single stall rooms came available. Otherwise, the food and service were wonderful and we would return the next time we are in town.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

Our server Lauren was excellent and well versed in what was on the menu. , the mushroom and Brie soup was even better than my wife makes. They made a perfect Reuben sandwich. I highly recommend it for lunch.

Date of visit: May 2021
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28 September 2019|
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Response from 55cindyg | Reviewed this property |
Yes very nice area.
19 September 2018|
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Response from fhayward2018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are dog friendly on the porch, but not inside, like most restaurants. Local health codes usually prohibit pups inside an establishment.
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Donald M | Reviewed this property |
Have only eaten in Ellijay the one time at Cantaberry. It is more of a laid back sandwich shop, not what I believe would sere your needs. I would continue to search on line to look for something else.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cantaberry Restaurant

Yes, Cantaberry Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Cantaberry Restaurant offers delivery services.

Cantaberry Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4