Plantation House ribbon cutting

June 30, 2009 - Recent Grand Opening of The Plantation House in Blairsville, Georgia

The Plantation House in Union County is a perfect place for tea parties, meetings, and other lunch dates. With an elegant décor, friendly service, and delicious food, owner Phyllis Davis creates a unique dining experience in Downtown Blairsville.

Delicious homemade sandwiches, salads, deserts, drinks, and daily specials are a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. Favorite menu items include Apple & Walnut Chicken Salad, Cranberry Roast Turkey Sandwiches, Homemade Quiche, and Bubba's Key Lime Pie.

The food and dining experience at Blairsville's Plantation House Restaurant attracts members of the local business community, shoppers, out-of-towners, local residents, and other visitors to the downtown area. It is not your average eating establishment - The Plantation House features four dining rooms, each one decorated with antiques and gifts.

Restaurant owner Phyllis Davis says, "I am fulfilling my life long dream or owning and operating my own restaurant. I love being creative and entertaining, but I also love the day to day challenges and details of running a fine restaurant." Phyllis continues, "Running a restaurant is a good way to meet people within our community. Every person I meet has a special life story and if the restaurant provides a place to share memories - it makes me happy."

Owner Phyllis Davis spent thirty years helping and caring for others as a Registered Nurse. During that time she organized the Central Florida Chapter of N.A.O.N. (National Association of Orthopedic Nurses). Nearing retirement, she, along with husband Steve, began preparations for fulfilling the dream of owning a restaurant. After walking through the old Butt house in 2006, they knew it was the perfect place. Phyllis adds, "When traveling, we are always drawn toward the older houses. We immediately loved the charm of this 1892 "Plantation House."

Steve Davis is an architect and worked closely with Phyllis to create The Plantation House Restaurant. He is also actively involved in day to day operations. They live in the Track Rock area of Union County .

The Plantation House is located next door to the historical Butt Mock House (Mountain Life Museum and Heritage Center) at 110 School Street in Blairsville, Georgia just one block south of town square (fronting Cleveland Street). Business hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reservations are available upon request. The Plantation House is available for brunches, luncheons, dinners, and special events including weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate meetings, church groups, Red Hat Society meetings, and birthday parties.