Four years ago, Chef Nick decided to make Dahlonega his home.  He acquired Yahoola Creek Grill and within three years doubled in business. The Grill went from having five events a year to 200 a year. With Yahoola on a successful path, Nick was ready to add a new project and created The Yard Bars, located in the first jailhouse in Dahlonega.

With 200 years of history, this building has been lovingly restored to a themed restaurant allowing the provenance of the building to shine through.  The Yard Bars in a unique destination, featuring amazing lunch, dinner, and evening entertainment.

In 2018, Chef Nick also purchased the “Smokin Gold” bbq restaurant, located on the site of the old Standard Oil Gas Station.  With fantastic bbq and a wonderful entertainment area, this joint is always jumping and has become a popular venue with locals and tourists alike.

Chef Nick invites you to visit any and all of his Signature Restaurants in Dahlonega.  We look forward to seeing and serving you soon!