About Chef Nick
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!
It is more than just tradition. It is hometown BBQ from my family to yours.
Chef Nick holds his staff, at all three ‘Signature Restaurants’, to the highest standard. To give each guest a wonderful experience. To use fresh ingredients and provide you food that is packed with flavor.
Our atmospheres are inviting and created to make you want to stay and visit. We don’t just see you as guests, we treat you like family.
The Yard Bars is located in the newly renovated jailhouse in Dahlonega (200 years ago). Conveniently positioned on the square in Dahlonega, Georgia, this themed restaurant is hugely popular for lunch, dinner, and evening entertainment.
Whether you are a resident or just visiting Dahlonega, you should make a point to visit this most recently added venue and see what all the fuss is about.
Yahoola Creek Grill is dedicated to delivering an unforgettable experience to you and your guests. We work with you to create the perfect setting for your special occasion.
Yahoola Creek Grill is proud to be the #1 supporter of local Vineyards & Spirits. We provide wines from many different vineyards including Frogtown Cellars and Wolf Mountain Vineyars. And spirits from Zac Brown Distillery and Etowah Meadery.