About Jill and Johnny mitchell


From The Dining Room restaurant within the community of Lake Arrowhead, to the mid-1800s village of Euharlee -- and now located in the beautiful West End Commons shopping center in Cartersville, Georgia. Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse continues to serve food that makes sense, is lovingly prepared, and is te enjoyed with amiable company in a beautiful dining room.  Jill and Johnny bring over 30 years of experience to their new restaurant location in Cartersville.


Jill and Johnny believe food should make sense, should be lovingly prepared and enjoyed with amiable company. 


Jill grew up in California's San Joaquin Valley, producer of the world's best fruits and nuts, in a family of ranchers and hunters.  She understands how quality and freshness of ingredients matter in the thoughtful creation of imaginative dishes.


Johnny says he's the last native son born in Atlanta, and comes from a long line of fine southern cooks.  His Aunt Bea ran her own restaurant (B&G Restaurant on Marietta Street in Atlanta) for many years. 


Famous for his real-wood, slow-cooked BBQ, as well as his endearing personality, Johnny is a versatile chef equally able to prepare haute cuisine as his low country fare.


A covered bridge still stands nearby to serve as a reminder that bridges keep community connected.  Please visit us in Cartersville soon -- we look forward to feeding you!


​Johnny and Jill