I am a Georgia resident and have my Georgia CCW. I also travel to Virginia regularly and have a Virginia Non-Resident CCW permit. Here in Georgia, we have a similar law, but if you're having dinner at a Chili's or Applebee's, for example, and you are sitting on the restaurant side rather than the bar side and not drinking alcohol, chances are good that you won't be hassled. I try to sit with my strongside facing a wall but still covered up. What would happen if robbers came in while you're having dinner and started shooting? I agree with HK4U that I typically only go where I can carry. Do I understand correctly from you guys that if I'm carrying concealed and eating in a Chili's I am in violation of the law? It seems that open carry would create a bigger issue.