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Ruby’s Recipes officially open at new location
Rubys Recipes ribbon cutting
On Sept. 6, Ruby’s Recipes officially reopened at its new location, complete with a ribbon cutting by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce. - photo by Erica Jones

Local restaurant Ruby’s Recipes is officially open at its new location in downtown Dawsonville, at 104 Highway 9 North. 

The Italian deli and restaurant first opened back in 2020 off of Memory Lane, where it quickly made a name for itself in the community. Since then, owner Allen Cerinetti and his wife Julia have worked hard to help grow their restaurant’s reputation and become an integral part of the community. 

So when the restaurant space in the old Aunt Dyann’s building became available, the Cerinettis jumped at the opportunity to relocate their restaurant to the larger area. After weeks of hard work preparing the space, Ruby’s Recipes officially reopened this week in its new location. 

On Tuesday Sept. 6, as part of the official reopening day for Ruby’s, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new location. Chamber leadership, business owners and community members flocked to the restaurant to celebrate with the Cerinetti family and to enjoy some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. 

“We have just really grown to love you and your food; this is going to be such a great, great location,” Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mandy Power said to Cerinetti during the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

City Council Member John Walden was also present at the ribbon cutting ceremony and commended Cerinetti for his hard work, encouraging the community to come out and support Ruby’s in its new location. 

“I’m excited for Allen; let’s encourage everybody to get the word out about him being here because this is a great opportunity,” Walden said. “He serves great food and I’m very excited for him.” 

Cerinetti thanked everyone in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony and for the restaurant’s first day open, expressing his excitement at the new location and saying that in its new, more visible location, he hopes that Ruby’s can become a true staple of downtown Dawsonville. 

“I would just love for this place to be the anchor here, to bring everybody business here in downtown Dawsonville so we can grow all together — cause I think this could be an amazing downtown; it’s already an amazing community so the infrastructure just needs to be there,” Cerinetti said. "Thank you all so much for coming.” 

Ruby’s Recipes is now located at 104 Highway 9 North in downtown Dawsonville. For more information about Ruby’s, follow the restaurant on Facebook at