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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Creative chef adds to enjoyment

Food excellent, though speed of getting dinner was little slow. Our stay included free breakfast and both days the food was very good and an excellent presentation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Russ G
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McCormick, South Carolina
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McCormick, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food excellent, though speed of getting dinner was little slow. Our stay included free breakfast and both days the food was very good and an excellent presentation.

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ft lauderdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I loved the food and the presentation. The staff is amazingly attentive. The trout was quite delicious indeed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The food was delicious, the Inn was beautiful, the service was impeccable. Truly a wonderful all around experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Sat outside and had a wonderful view, food was excellent and service was outstanding! We had steaks, trout and salmon between the 5 of us, and all cooked to perfection. Good local craft brews and large wine selection.

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

So glad you enjoyed your dinning experience with us at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. Sitting outside is my favorite as well. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Clayton, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We loved dining at The Esmeralda Restaurant, which is part of the Esmeralda Inn of Chimney Rock, North Carolina. From the deck of the restaurant you can see Chimney Rock as well as the inn's lush landscaping including its rocks and a little waterfall. We highly recommend the juicy steak and fresh caught salmon. They have a selective wine list... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words in your review about your Restaurant Experience at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to your return visit with us. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Lake Lure, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was a cold January night when we visited the Esmeralda Inn for dinner. The wonderful fire in the lobby was most welcome and relaxing as we awaited the arrival of our friends who were joining us for dinner. I could have sat by the fire in that beautiful old room for hours. The wait staff was most courteous and... More 

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

We are so thankful for your kind words about your restaurant experience at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We look forward to your return visit and yes, it is the GO TOO Restaurant in the area. We will see you soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Greer, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great value for an Inn restaurant - quite a few choices available from appetizers to desert. Extensive wine list.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us at The Esmeralda Inn Restaurant. We look forward to your return visit with us. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

great service and great food !!!! The food from beginning to end was great .. NO rush service ... LOVE it !!!!

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

Thanks for your comments on your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We loved serving you and we look forward to your return visit with us. Thanks again, see you soon! Don & Kim Cason, Innkeepers More 

Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Probably one of the most elegant restaurants in the area. Love the old time charm of the hotel and restaurant. Food is always excellent. Service very friendly.

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

Thank you for your kind words after visiting The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Restaurant. We look forward to your return visit with us. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I were at the Esmeralda for lunch on Friday the 30th of January. I had reviewed the menu on the web, and did not realize that I was looking at the dinner vs lunch menu so I could not find the Trout! While I am sure the lunch offerings would have been good, our heart was set... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and your experience at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We are so glad that we could accommodate you and so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. 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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  • 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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