I am not a big fan of Mama's Home Cooking. To me, the vegetables taste like they came out of a can and they do not taste very fresh. The location is alright (since it's right in town), but the atmosphere is not the best.
Duke's has great wings and fries! I also really like their fried mushrooms. The service is usually pretty fast and the prices are very reasonable. Also, some nights they have ribs, which are great! Rib night is a pretty popular night at Duke's.
My family has used Cleveland Boat Center for years. As a MasterCraft dealer, we always try to take our boat to them for services. The boat stays on Lake Lanier (in Buford, GA), so it's sometimes hard to get it up to Cleveland for the necessary services, but whenever possible, we do our best to bring it here. Their prices are cheaper and they always try to take care of their customers.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this store!! Artful Living has so many unique gifts!! It's the perfect place to shop for someone who has it all! They have everything from paintings, to lamps, to picture frames, to wine glasses. They can also order custom signs (with family names, lake names, etc.). The atmosphere is so uplifting and the staff is so friendly!!
I bought my last prom dress from Ever After and loved everything about my experience there!! I found my dress online and searched the entire state of Georgia for a store with a size even remotely close to mine, but had no luck. When I searched Tennessee I found Ever After. Since I'm from Dalton/Calhoun, it wasn't too far for me to travel, and they were able to get my dress within a few weeks (the last one available in the warehouse). They took care of all alterations and had it ready for me a few weeks before prom. It was by far my favorite prom experience!! I would definitely shop here for prom, bridal, or any special occasion!!
Watersports Central is the only MasterCraft Dealer on Lake Lanier. They have a great selection of boats, and always have the latest models. My family recently purchased a new MasterCraft from Watersports Central and have absolutely loved it ever since! We use them for a lot of the services and miscellaneous parts as well.
JOA Marine has so many boats and Sea-Doos to choose from! Although they no longer sale MasterCraft boats, we go here for all of our Sea-Doo needs (spark plugs, oil, etc.). They service is always friendly and helpful.
Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier is a great place to dock your boat. They have over 1,000 slips (covered and open slips), a large gas station for any size boat, a store for any last-minute necessity, and 24 hour security patrols. They also offer fun activities such as sailing and rentals. We docked our houseboat here for years and had a great experience with Holiday!!
Girli Girl Boutique is a cute (local) place to shop for prom dresses and pageant dresses. They have a lot of great designers/brands (such as Alyce Designs, Tiffany Designs, and many more). They are also easy to work with and really try to help you find the perfect dress!
Buford's Grill is by far my favorite breakfast stop in Buford!! They have the best muffins and great gravy biscuits!! Every morning they have a different kind of muffins and they bring them to your table while you wait for your food (they're delicious!!)! They have everything from sausage biscuits to pancakes, to country ham, and everything tastes homemade... just like your grandma makes it :)