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Dawson County Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting for Miller’s Ale House
New restaurant now officially open
Miller Ale House ribbon cutting
Members of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and representatives of Miller’s Ale House officially cut the ribbon for the new restaurant to join the chamber on Oct. 11. - photo by Erica Jones

On the morning of Monday Oct. 11, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Miller’s Ale House, Dawson County’s newest restaurant and sports bar.

The new restaurant features several food options from chicken to burgers to steaks, as well as a full bar. In addition to the inside bar, Miller’s Ale House includes a second section to the building with garage-type doors that will raise up to allow it to feel like an outside patio. The whole restaurant is lined with televisions playing all types of sports coverage. 

Vincent Ugo, general manager of Miller’s Ale House Dawsonville, had previously managed other restaurant locations in Florida and recently moved up to Dawson County to manage the new location. He said that he’s very excited to be in the area and to have the chance to bring something new to the county. 

“We are so excited to be here in Dawsonville,” Ugo said to the assembled Chamber of Commerce members before the ribbon cutting. “It is a beautiful, beautiful area; thank you for allowing us to build here and be part of the environment.” 

Ugo said that a big part of what Miller’s stands for is putting people and the community first. He said that he’s excited to show this in the Dawson County community by providing excellent customer service and by getting involved in local fundraisers or events. 

“People first is our first and foremost thing, so we wanna make sure that our guests are happy, team members, everyone, and it’s a whole community vibe that we have going on,” Ugo said. “We wanna be involved with everyone in the community and whatever else we have going on.” 

Gwen Kellar, board chair for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, welcomed Ugo and his team, expressing on behalf of herself and the other chamber members how excited they all are to have Miller’s opening in the county. 

“We’re so excited to have you guys here from Florida and to welcome you to our nice little tiny community,” Kellar said to Ugo preceding the ribbon cutting. “We love it here; if you need anything reach out and we’re all available.” 

Ugo said that, while the process of building and opening has had its bumps and setbacks, he’s thrilled to finally be opening. 

“It’s been a very long road to get here, but a couple of Zingers and Mountain Melts later we are now here with some awesome food and some signature items that are part of what Miller’s is and the culture,” Ugo said. 

Miller’s Ale House Dawsonville is located at 84 Duval Road and is officially open for business as of Monday Oct. 11. For more information about the restaurant including hours and menu, go to or call (762)274-5010.