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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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have always dined here at least once a year. This time was a huge disappointment We always dine at "farm to table" establishments while visiting Western North Carolina. But this time, something was off! The menu has totally changed!!! What happened???? My wife had the sirloin, I had a little pork chop. My wife whispered to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Definitely make sure to stop in for breakfast or dinner (their picnic lunches are fantastic too) because this was the best dining of our trip.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at this fine hotel and decided to try out the restaurant. We shared the Shrimp Artichoke Dip, that comes in a breadbowl. He had the Apple Glazed Porkchop and I had the 6oz. Sirloin. Both had wonderful bursts of flavor! Each dish was served with a side (we chose the twice... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about our restaurant at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad you enjoyed the food that our Chef prepares and our servers. We will look forward to your return visit with us again. Don & Kim Cason ~ Innkeepers More 

Athens, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had dinner and two breakfasts here. We licked our plates and will tell you we had the best coffee we have ever had in a restaurant. We ended up getting the name and now order it at home.

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

Wow! We are glad you enjoyed our restaurant at The Esmeralda Inn. We have a wonderful delicious menu for all meals and we hope you will return again soon. Thanks again and it was a pleasure to serve you. Don & Kim Cason ~ Innkeepers More 

Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

On a recent trip to Chimney Rock, my wife and I walked into the Esmerelda Inn and sat down for breakfast. We did not realize that breakfast was normally only served to those who were staying at the Inn, until the waitress asked us for our room number. She was very nice to accommodate us, and turned out to not... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review with us and others about your visit at The Esmeralda Inn for breakfast. We enjoyed serving you and hope that you will return again as well to stay at the Inn and enjoy dinner or lunch with us. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon. Don & Kim Cason ~ Innkeepers More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

While we were in town we were in search of good food for dinner. We were surprised when we arrived to hear that reservations were highly recommended and they would need to check to see if we could be accommodated. After being advised of the suggestion we were then told we could wait by either fire (indoors or outdoors) or... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about our restaurant and staff at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad that you found our "Great Hidden Gem" and that we exceeded your expectations. We will look forward to your return visit with us again. Don & Kim Cason ~ Innkeepers More 

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 

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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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