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All 9 Chimney Rock Restaurants

The Esmeralda Restaurant

910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
(828) 625-2999
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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English first
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I liked the picnic basket that they made for my husband and I and the delicious breakfast every morning

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments about The Esmeralda Inn Restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We will look forward to your visit with us again. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Fairmont, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were staying at the Inn and wondered if the food was as good as the accommodations. Dinner was served outside on the terrace. Beautiful grounds surround the the dining area. The menu selections were perfectly prepared and served with a great bottle of red.

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the setting of our beautiful restaurant and Inn located in Chimney Rock. The outdoor patio is one of the favorite places to dine, day or evening. Thanks again and we will look forward to your return visit with us. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers The... More

Lake Lure, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Whenever in the area (several times a year) we always make a point of having lunch or dinner here. I think it is one of the best places to eat in the area. They even pull off a great Sunday Brunch which is not an easy task. REAL food, always fresh and good. So far this trip we did Sunday... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your dining experience with us while you were in town. We are so glad you loved dining with us. We look forward for many years to come to continue to serve you and the public. Thanks again! Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers The Esmeralda Inn More

Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Excellent-Mexican for the rehearsal and pulled pork and smoked brisket for the wedding reception. Also had the Sunday morning brunch. Excellent.

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us and others. We enjoyed serving you and the entire wedding party for the Wedding Reception and it was a great weekend. Thanks again and we hope you return soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers The Esmeralda Inn More

Charlotte
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The food was good, the atmosphere was nice but the story is Danielle. She was amazing. Engaging and energetic, knowledgeable and ready to provide us with any information we might need to have a great experience. My boyfriend had the fillet and I had the french onion soup (delicious!) and salad. Get the homemade ranch dressing. It is one of... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your response on your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. So glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Come back soon! Don & Kim Cason Innkeeper The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant More

Kissimmee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fine Dining with casual elegance. The food was amazing. I had the PorkChop with spiced apples and my husband had the Sirloin. Both were seasoned and cooked perfectly. The Derby pie was to die for!

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us. Please feel free to come back soon. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers The Esmeralda Inn More

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The owner, Don, greeted us at the front door. He opened the door with a big grin a welcomed us in. Labor day weekend Friday at 7pm. Plenty of folks dining outside but we chose inside. We had the beautiful restaurant to ourselves. Our server, Danielle, was fun and energetic. The breadbowl shrimp and artichoke dip appetizer was tasty. My... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! We so enjoyed serving you. We are glad to hear that we were able to meet your expectations and you enjoyed the delicious food. Thanks again and hope to see you soon! Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I arrived at the hotel on the day the new owners took over. The next day was the first day of the restaurant under the new chef. Breakfast was delightful. That evening we ordered trout. It was delicious. Afterwards, during desert, the chef came out and spoke with the patrons. We had a frank, but very friendly,... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so delighted that you visited our Restaurant at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so proud to have our new chef on board with us. Our entire Kitchen staff is doing an outstanding job. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Hope to see you soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Raleigh, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Food was well done overall, and the atmosphere (dining on the patio) was hard to beat. Service was slow (owing to the kitchen and undermanned wait staff) but very nice and solicitous, so we did not mind. Felt like the kitchen was trying a bit too hard to be fancy (shrimp and grits was good but the sauce was too... More

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Garner, North Carolina, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great restaurant: Food was great, staff was great, atmosphere was great. I have nothing bad to say about this place. My husband had a burger that was delicious, I had the homemade ice cream that was so creamy and delicious. The waitress suggested a frangelico pour over which was perfect! Best ice cream ever!

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed serving you. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

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Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Phone Number: (828) 625-2999
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chimney Rock
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: American

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