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The Esmeralda Restaurant

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910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
(828) 625-2999
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 94
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  • 16
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pleasure

Received a warm welcome then enjoyed a delicious meal. Beautiful and cozy lobby. Overall we were very pleased with our stay!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Homestead, Florida
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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Received a warm welcome then enjoyed a delicious meal. Beautiful and cozy lobby. Overall we were very pleased with our stay!

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were only a family of four and the only other party dining. Granted it was 2:40PM and the kitchen was probably winding down. Service was extremely slow. Waitress had a hard time keeping our water goblets filled. Then to top it off food came out of kitchen 30-minutes later and there was MOLD on my bread. Hello, did the... More 

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Lake Alfred, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

During our annual trip to Lake Lure, we always plan a dinner at Esmeralda. The setting is beautiful, lighting is so well thought out, tables are far enough apart to allow conversation, and the food ........ wonderful! The ambiance is totally special and adult. I certainly wouldn't take kids in here for dinner, but you could. The menu is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Made reservations with another couple for dinner at The Esmeralda Inn; we did not stay at the inn. The owner came around to greet us. He was a pleasure to talk with. The owner informed us the inn had just hired a new chef. The menu had ample variety to choose from. I found to food to be ok. I... More 

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Palmetto Bay, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stopped here for a late lunch on our way from a day at Chimney Rock. What a great find. It's a beautiful place with a rustic but elegant interior. We enjoyed our lunch and chatted with the lovely waitress who turned out to be the co owner. She told us all about the history of the building and then... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Breakfast was included in our 2 night stay at the Inn. Both mornings our breakfast was delicious. The breakfast pizza was awesome.

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Breakfast was one of the nicest we have experience in a hotel or inn. The deck where the breakfast could be enjoyed was lovely with a waterfall and stream next to the deck.

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DeLand, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The restaurant is located in a lovely inn of the same name. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Presentation was lovely. Patio was spectacular! Food was not bad, not not stellar either.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stopped by for breakfast but it was too late so had lunch. Lunch was pretty good but the menu was very limited, I'm guessing because of little traffic in the area. I would recommend it and eat there again if I were in the area.

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Marion, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a party of 6. All food was excellent. Presentation perfect. Atmosphere grand. Wait staff very accommodating. Can't wait to go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chimney Rock
  • Phone Number: (828) 625-2999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

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