Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille Near Helen Georgia

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For many visitors to Helen, a short day trip up to historic and scenic Blue Ridge, GA is a must. In addition to lots of shopping, fun attractions, and stunning mountain views, Blue Ridge is also home to Christy Lee’s Courtyard Cafe. Christy Lee’s has perfected the art of offering all of your American favorites fine dining style, but in a casual atmosphere that makes to possible to relax and enjoy your day with your loved ones. And with great specials and live entertainment each week, there’s something for everyone to love at this one-of-a-kind restaurant.

Christy Lee’s Courtyard Cafe | 588 East Main Street (Blue Ridge)
Cuisine: American
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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Just because you want to dine at a restaurant where you can kick back and chill with your family and friends doesn’t mean that you should be treated to anything less than the best food possible. And just because you want to experience true fine dining doesn’t mean that you should have to wear a suit and tie. That’s what Christy Lee’s Courtyard Cafe believes, anyway. Here, popular American foods are fired up with care, adding unique flavor to each and every dish so that you can experience something new without straying too far outside of your comfort zone. Here, upscale dining meets a casual lifestyle, enabling everyone to be satisfied. The staff at Christy Lee’s are always ready to accommodate your every need. From the hosts, to the wait staff, to the chefs, everyone here believes that the customer really does matter most, and strives to offer an original and pleasant dining experience. That’s why so many locals keep coming back for more, and so many vacationers make it a point to check the restaurant out during their stay in Helen.

Menu At-a-Glance

Seafood, oysters, steaks, pasta, pizza…sounds pretty run-of-the-mill American, right? The beauty of Christy Lee’s is that nothing is ever quite as it seems. Sure, you’ll have the opportunity to dig into a dish of fresh fish or prime rib, but the quality and freshness of the ingredients, paired with new bursts of flavor and special touches by the chef are what make meals at this restaurant so delightful.

To get things going, you might want to start off with an appetizer of crab cakes, garlic shrimp, or calamari. Of course, if you’re in the mood for something a bit lighter, you could go with Christi Lee’s hummus or artichoke & spinach dip. The fresh bruschetta is always a good option, too. Soups and salads are available as starters, or can easily be turned into a light but satisfying lunch when you add chicken, salmon, scallops, or shrimp to any of the restaurant’s available salads.

When it’s time for the main event, your mouth will water by an incredible selection of entrees. Keep it simple with a classic angus burger or grilled chicken sandwich or pasta dishes, or fill up on slow roasted prime rib, hand cut stakes, stuffed chicken, or the Fried Fisherman’s platter, featuring lightly buttered and deep fried shrimp, and scallops. For non-meat eaters, a veggie wrap or a cheese pizza might be the way to go. Pizza’s also a great way to spit a meal with friends and family. Whatever you do, don’t forget to save from for a scrumptious dessert!

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In addition to wanting your cravings satisfied with excellent dishes and drinks, you also want to satisfy your wallet by scoring a great deal. Christy Lee’s is known for shaking up its specials each day for both lunch and dinner, as well as drink specials at the bar. In order to plan ahead, you may want to check out the restaurant’s Facebook page which announces its latest specials, or call ahead to ask about featured dishes and drinks.


Locals and visitors alike find themselves drawn to Christy Lee’s Courtyard Cafe on Tuesdays and on the weekends, when live music gets things going, starting at 6PM. A wide range of local entertainers are a part of the Christy Lee’s family, including solo entertainers and bands. On a beautiful night, you’ll be able to enjoy the refreshing mountain breeze as the musicians set up on the patio and delight customers with original tunes, as well as classic rock, country, bluegrass, and folk favorites. You won’t be able to stop your toes from tapping, and after a nice cold beer, you might just be convinced to get up and boogie with your sweetheart and other dancers. If there’s one thing the folks at Christy Lee’s know how to do, it’s have a good time.

Are you planning a day trip to Blue Ridge during your next Helen vacation? Let us know if you have any questions about the area, and we’ll help you map out your itinerary.