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This was our first time at TUGS for lunch. The Tomato Basil soup was excellent, as were the fried pickles. We order fried pickles everywhere we eat, and these are by far the best. Will definitely eat here again on our next trip to Highlands.
Excellent salad!!! I will be back to order this again!!!!
We were in town for three days and had FOUR meals at Tugs! Atmosphere is wonderful and also enjoyed having the option to eat outdoors Burgers and salads at lunch, chicken Alfredo, meatloaf and beef tips for dinner in addition to taking the cranberry bread home for breakfast! We were impressed last year and this year was superb
Great meal, good drinks, excellent service at the bar.
Fried green tomatoes, Reuben Sandwich chicken Caesar & soup, . My boyfriend doesn't normally like Reuben sandwich but he loves it. We really really love the fried green tomatoes- totally delicious and unique not your regular FGT. The service is superb! We cannot wait to come back. We drive 2 hrs to get to Highlands and happy to try this new restaurant. We didn't plan to eat because we were gonna go to Julep but so so so glad we stopped by.... Highly recommended!!!
I'm from the Philadelphia area and this is the Best Philly Cheesesteak I've had anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Generous helping of tender steak, fresh onions and the best cheese sauce on an authentic, crunchy sub roll. Will definitely be back for another soon.
Restaurant was very nice! Service was excellent! Food was delicious with a nice presentation. Waitress was top notch! I would definitely eat there again! Wonderful meal!
Tugs is a great place to eat in Highlands. It's one of those "step up" restaurants. The atmosphere is excellent. Tug himself is very personable as well. The first time I met him was at Highlands Country Club. He invited me and my family inside for a cup of coffee on a rainy day. His kindness, warmth, and taste for adventure is reflected in his restaurant. I have only eaten here once, and hope to become a recurring customer.
So good honestly a favorite of mine since they opened up last year
We had the Ahi Salad which was wonderful and the Beyond Burger which was delicious! The one choices are excellent and the prices are reasonable. we have eaten there for lunch & dinner and have brought our family as well. We always enjoy the atmosphere and the service at Tug's and we look forward to returning!
Excellent. Service was good and Reuben was on par w anything in nyc
LOVED the Calamari!!! Perfectly, and lightly breaded and fried. Cooked properly without being overdone. Yum!
These were so, so delicious.
Chicken Salad Sandwich was the perfect lunchtime meal to fuel your day like a true hometown "Patriot"! Tell your server that you want it how Tug likes his so you can eat like a true Highlands ambassador... Great atmosphere, Beautiful Bar, Amazing staff and The Kitchen Team are some of Highlands finest. Ken and Tug will always treat you right nice....just like your family, Seeee!!! p.s.....Vote Helmer2020!!!*
Spot on Rueben. Great kraut, plenty of meet, and spectacular bread.
Wonderful portion and so delicious. A side of fries just the right crispness and enough for two! Amy, our server extremely helpful, efficient and sweet!
Best Trout dish in Highlands. I have tried them all- Paolettis, Log cabin, meritage, Madisons. This is the best.
Goat Cheese Spinach and Butternut Squash Dip
We were going to bypass the appetizers as we were ready for a meal but found the goat cheese, spinach, & butternut squash dip too intriguing to pass up. What a great starter! It was comfort food with an autumnal twist! The accompanying warm naan bread was the perfect vessel for this unique dish.
Charred Beet Salad
Was in Highlands last month & enjoyed lunch. The ambiance is beautiful. Sadly I have been trying to reach you by phone all week to set up anniversary dinner for 10/18. I need a gift certificate & reservation if possible. 😊
Great food and great atmosphere!
I have traveled the south and have ate at some of the best restaurants looking for the perfect fried green tomato! I have found it at Tugs! The warmth of the fried tomato along with the cool sensation of the flavored toppings creates a delicate blend of a tasty eating experience.
I first tried this dish September 2019. I remember using my finger to scrape up the sauce. It was truly a memorable experience and best trout I had ever had in a restaurant. It is light, cooked perfectly and the sides are delicious. When we decided to return to Highlands for the summer I told my husband that our first night out I wanted to go back to Tugs for the trout. I did, and we have been back 3 times since, each time I am compelled to order the trout! I also love the calamari and Caesar salad. I hope they keep it on the menu forever 🥰
Yummy and light!!!
Love the Art, a fantastic Owner and our time there was a blast, Drinks were strong a d the food wonderful, Thanks Tug!
I go to a restaurant for the ambiance, the drinks, and for the unique quality and presentation of the food. TUG's gets 5 stars on all the above. The FGT was outstanding! The presentation was phenomenal, the sauce offered a good subtle smoky flavor but not over bearing. I don't recall the exact bar specialty drink I ordered but I will never forget just how good it tasted. This restaurant deserves much success.
This is a truly special dish. It is an elegant and elevated take on the traditional chicken piccata. I would choose this preparation over the traditional any day. The serving is always generous, and the flavor plentiful. Everything about this is wonderful; I find it photograph worthy. If you're looking for a special occasion dinner, this is the dish and the place to suit your needs.
Amazing. Tons of flavour. Great atmosphere.
The soup here taste amazing! It's always the perfect temperature, not too hot but also not cold! Love the tomato basil soup with an Arnold Palmer as a drink.
I happen to be a big fan, and I never had better. Superb!
Incredibly innovative and equally delicious! The fried green tomato dish is spectacular! Also must have are the calamari and the tuna salad .... Surely an unforgettable culinary find!
Beautiful space, great service and yummy sandwich! Highly recommend !
My favorite entree at Tugs! Absolutely delicious! Pairs well with another favorite, lemon drop martini! Danielle served us, as we were sitting at the bar. She's amazing and has such a vibe with the customers! We love the cool decor of Tugs. Our #1 place to dine while in Highlands! And we go often! Bon Appetite!
Excellent! Best one I have had in a long time! A must try!
Had a wonderful dinner. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. I had the trout piccata which was outstanding. I look forward to returning.
The very best Ahi Tuna Salad anywhere. Great atmosphere, great service and bar.
Ahi Tuna Salad*
The Ahi Tuna salad was perfect! The service was friendly and prompt. We love the atmosphere! We returned for dinner on a UGA football weekend and really enjoyed our dinner and the crowd! The filet was amazing ! Cheryl
Charred Beet Salad
Gorgeous AND delicious. I added grilled chicken. 💙 Will definitely return to try more!
Buttermilk Chicken Caesar*
The chicken was amazing!!!! The salad dressing was light but filling. Packaged so carefully. Loved it!!!
This was one of the tastiest, freshest & creative salads I've ever had. I love beats abs have not seen beats in other colors. Thank you for a healthy experience.
I was pleasantly surprised at the size and preparation of the trout. I'd order it again in a heartbeat. The buerre blanc sauce was not too heavy and just the perfect balance with the whipped potatoes. My dining partner had the P.E.I. Mussels and Caesar salad- both dishes which also put her in the clean the plate club!
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