Our Story

The story of Fortify Kitchen & Bar

At Fortify Kitchen & Bar, expect great food, delicious cocktails and impeccable service in a comfortable environment. We will always support our local farmers and give back to the great community we call home!

Jack Nolan | OWNER

Jack has a strong passion for great food and exceptional customer service which comes from over 25 years in the food service industry. He has worked in nearly every position in a restaurant, from dishwasher to general manager. He brings all of his “front-of-house” operations expertise from working at such well-known local restaurants as Glen Ella Springs, Lake Rabun Hotel, Julia’s, The Stockton House, Rumor Hazit and Zeppelins to Fortify Kitchen & Bar. Jack’s favorite part of working in the industry is the opportunity to meet and serve people and he takes great pleasure in creating an atmosphere and dining experience that is not just a meal, but an event that wows them! He is proud to live and work in Rabun County. Jack spends his spare time with his wife and two children, enjoying cooking, music and sports together.