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Old Rock Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Diner
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431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC
8286252329
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Enjoy a local grassfed burger, grilled sandwiches, salads and fresh baked...
Enjoy a local grassfed burger, grilled sandwiches, salads and fresh baked fruit cobblers at this down-to-earth diner located at the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park. Relax outdoors on the riverside deck with a great view of Chimney Rock and the Rocky Broad River rushing by. Try one of the local craft brews or sip on a glass of wine. Check out the memorabilia of the "Rock" covering the walls for a glimpse of what life was like here over the past 100 years.
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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
98.5% cleanliness in small town

Having a quick lunch in a small, really tiny, town can be an adventure. However, after returning from a 2 hour hike and tour of Chimney Rock State Park in NC, we were told that showing our receipt from the tour, we would get 15% discount. So in we went. First, as always check the cleanliness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
shanadad
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Asheville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Having a quick lunch in a small, really tiny, town can be an adventure. However, after returning from a 2 hour hike and tour of Chimney Rock State Park in NC, we were told that showing our receipt from the tour, we would get 15% discount. So in we went. First, as always check the cleanliness %--98.5 is exceptional since... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Chimney Rock. It was a wonderful place to have lunch! Highly recommend sitting on the deck outside as its right next to the river and the view is excellent. We ordered the fried green tomatoes and they were delicious! The hot dogs were definitely tasty as well! We were not disappointed at all... More 

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Bixby, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Sits right next to the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park. Clean, open and airy. Deck overlooking the river. Fun and friendly staff. The food was very good. Fried green tomatoes were really good. Pulled pork, burgers & fried pickles were excellent. A great place to grab a bite after hiking in the park or to fuel up before starting.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Friendly staff, good sausage hot dog/brat with the Lusty Munk mustard, and that baked potato salad - ! - very good. Ate on the sunny back deck and chatted with the staff and locals. Beautiful creek front setting with mountain view. Go again and again.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch after spending the morning at the Rock. Food was well cooked and tasty.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A wonderful location with great views. The food is good especially the potato salad. You can sit outside and enjoy your meal next to the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I had the Fried Chicken club that was on special for the day and it was great! The staff was helpful and super friendly. Will be back again!

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MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Chimney Rock Park. The food was ok - mostly. Some items were particularly bad like the Mac and cheese that comes with the kids meal. The location is great - with outdoor seating right on the river. If we come again I would definitely try one of the other restaurants in this strip.

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Winter Park, Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I had never been to a fast-food style restaurant with an organic, grass fed burger option. It was very good! Teenagers loved their food as well, and it was reasonably priced.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a favorite spot when we go to Chimney Rock. Family friendly! Nice dining areas - one indoors & two levels of covered decks out by the river! Enjoy wonderful sandwiches made fresh with one of your favorite craft beers or non alcohol fountain drink/tea area. And the service is great too! Won't break your wallet either.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chimney Rock
  • Phone Number: 8286252329

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Enjoy a local grassfed burger, grilled sandwiches, salads and fresh baked fruit cobblers at this down-to-earth diner located at the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park. Relax outdoors on the riverside deck with a great view of Chimney Rock and the Rocky Broad River rushing by. Try one of the local craft brews or sip on a glass of wine. Check out the memorabilia of the "Rock" covering the walls for a glimpse of what life was like here over the past 100 years.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?