Locally owned and operated by Ellicott City resident Paula Carr Dwyer, Georgia Grace Café is the only restaurant of its kind in EC.
What makes GG so unique is that all the food is made from scratch in-house - from salad dressings to cheesecake, from pita bread to her famous goat cheese gluten free cheesecake and baklava.
Paula’s restaurant journey began before she even had the idea to open a café! Paula grew up in a close-knit Greek family to immigrant parents. Her father, Constantine Caravasos (aka Dino Carr) was a restaurateur in Washington, DC. Her mother, Georgia, a stay at home mom when Paula and her sister were small, operated her own hair salon in the basement of their Silver Spring home and cooked and baked every day. “Everything Mom made was from scratch. We didn’t have anything processed in our home and the majority of our food originated from amazing recipes from my great grandmothers and grandmothers.”
As Greeks, we show our love for people by cooking and sharing a homemade meal. We cook with only fresh ingredients and put forth endless love and care in all of our dishes. Our family is thrilled to be able to continue our legacy by cooking our special recipes for this wonderful community.
Chef Tony was born in Paris, France. He came to this country and grew up in Towson where he finally relocated to Columbia, Maryland. In his 42 years of being in the restaurant business, he has learned many different cuisines and techniques working along a variety of chefs at renowned restaurants like Chiapparelli's, Avantis, Clyde’s and Tomato Palace. He also started and operated his own successful catering service (Corporate Caterers) for 9 years.