Let’s take a drive down to Mellow Mushroom located on Historic Green Street in Gainesville, Georgia. The historic homes along Green Street are a part of the city’s past and provide a scenic drive through history. Included in this historic district is the Dixon-Rudolph house at 700 Green Street, which is now home of the Mellow Mushroom restaurant.
The Dixon-Rudolph house was built in 1915, and once was the residence of Dr. John Rudolph and his family. The English Tudor-style home has a granite foundation, porch/side porch, and multiple chimneys. This historic home also has exposed beams in the living room area, and four tile-covered fireplaces. The home’s legedary wine cellar and was one of its nicest features and led to new owner Warren Smythe who restored the building and turned it into a restaurant in the 197-‘s. Rudolph’s had dining rooms both upstairs and downstairs and served many romantic meals for couples over the years.
A few years ago, the property was purchased and renovated into the Mellow Mushroom we have today, serving a variety of pizza, salads, and sandwiches. One of our most favorite meals at Mellow is their lunch special with a slice of pizza and Greek salad – the Esperanza salad dressing is so delicious, we could drink it. They also have a really good gluten free pizza crust if you’re watching your diet.
The Dixon-Rudolph historic home now to the Mellow Mushroom restaurant is a local favorite and is well worth stopping by to enjoy its beautiful historic setting and yummy food. Our former intern, Ellie is a server there – if you see her, tell her Lake Lanier CVB sent you.
Head to Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville, GA where their menu showcases natural flavors and the freshest of ingredients in a creative menu assortment of pizzas, hoagies, and calzones. Oh yes, will see you there! http://www.discoverlakelanier.com/http://mellowmushroom.com/store/gainesville-ga
Posted by Discover Lake Lanier on Friday, January 27, 2017