Historic Downtown Hartwell has many fantastic dining and shopping experiences, all locally-owned within a two block radius. Hartwell Suites is located across the street from a coffee shop with specialty market, and close to six restaurants / pubs, art galleries, pharmacies, and several boutique shops!
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- Restaurants – We have a great selection of dining experiences in our downtown.
- Shopping – We have a variety of shopping in our downtown.
- Relaxing – From massage to throwing axes we have it in our downtown.
- Sailboats – Check out the sailboats all over the downtown.
- Walking Tours – See the historic side of Hartwell.
- Outside of Downtown – There is lots to do outside of the downtown.
Common Ground is directly across the street from us. They serve coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, frappes, ice cream, pastries and snacks. Enjoy indoor seating or on their large patio with the fire pit to keep you warm.
Sharing space with Common Ground is The Farmer’s Daughter gourmet market and bakery, serving cakes, cookies, soups, sandwiches and ready-to-eat meals. Here you will also find an assortment of gourmet products and locally-grown produce and meats!
Next door to Hartwell Suites, the Latin Flavors Steakhouse offers a unique style to celebrate the ingredients and vibrant flavors of every region of Latin America. Elaborated with passion, classic finesse, sparkling with a playful spirit, Latin Flavors Steakhouse is an upscale restaurant inspired by the authentic latin flavors, offering a list of the highest quality cuts and a variety of meats and seafood.
Less than a block away Downtown Cafe offers the absolute best in Greek, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine in Hartwell. They have a variety of dishes to suit your taste. They use only the finest ingredients, freshly prepared in their kitchen daily to create local favorites like their Eggplant Parmesan, Zorba Chicken, Pizzas, and Gyros.
Less than a block in the other direction Southern Hart Brewing Company is the perfect setting for lunch and dinner. It is also an incredible venue to enjoy, a craft beer, to hangout with friends and watch the game. With live music on the weekends, you’ll definitely see why locals love Southern Hart Brewing Company.
Within a block and a half Market 50 is a downtown sandwich, coffee, and gift shop. They offer delicious, sandwiches, soups, desserts, deli, cheese and meats, jams, jellies, homemade casseroles, soups, local honey, dried fruit and nuts, . They even offer many gluten free options. Market 50 is committed to provide the finest and highest quality products, at prices customers can afford.
A “Slice of New York in Georgia” New York Pizza serves the high quality, at a low price. Have fun and enjoy yourself with a slice of pizza, or try their pastas, salads, and extras. Feel free to call them for free deliveries. Don’t forget to ask about their specials!
Rolling Chefs began as a local food truck, which grew into a permanent location once locals discovered their exquisite food. Don’t let the location or name fool you, Rolling Chefs offers a gourmet food experience that you won’t forget. Enjoy steak, salmon, cod, pastas, salads, shrimp, sandwiches, vegetarian options, and more! They also cater large events and family gatherings!
Little Japan, is a newly renovated dining space, there is room for lunch meetings and dining parties with reservations for 5 or more. The hibachi is a crowd favorite and you can ask anyone about their delicious sushi and they will tell you that it is definitely 5 ‘s !
If shopping is what you like we have many locally owned businesses in Downtown Hartwell for you to shop in: Southern G’s Traditions, Winnie J’s, Provision, Dressing Dreams, Tena’s Fine Jewelry, ElsieBee Originals, South Forrest Station,Twelve South Artisan Market, Porch and Home, Empire South, Going Native Outfitters, Bowers Flooring and Lake Hartwell Collectables.
If you want to unwind many of our restaurants provide live entertainment every weekend. Alternatively, the Hartwell Art Center is right around the corner. You can throw some axes at Chuckers Axe Lounge or enjoy a full day spa treatment at Spa by Laura, Beards and Shears Barbershop would be more than happy to give you a haircut or you can visit one of our six hair and nails salons located in downtown.
If you need to wash clothes there is a dry cleaners and a laundromat nearby. Our historic post office, city hall, the county courthouse, and two drugstores are located within walking distance.
There is a self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Hartwell, Georgia. The tour covers a little more than a mile and includes thirty-two homes, businesses, churches, and landmarks in our historic downtown. Stroll at your own pace and enjoy our downtown as you learn about the history of Hartwell. Walking tour brochures are available at the Hart County Museum & Chamber of Commerce. A video version of the tour is available at: http://vimeo.com/19182124.
Outside of our charming historic downtown there are golf courses and beautiful walking trail in the Botanical Gardens and at Hartwell Lakeside Resort. For information on other things to do outside of the downtown area visit the Discover Hartwell and Lake Hartwell Guide websites.
What ever you fancy we hope you enjoy your visit to downtown Hartwell, Georgia the “best city by a damn site”.