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All 44 Highlands Restaurants

Lakeside Restaurant

531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741
828-526-9419
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Ranked #3 of 44 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Highlands, we visited the Lakeside Restaurant. I had made the reservation over the phone and talked to a very pleasant woman named Mary. As it turns out, she was our waitress. We had a wonderful time. Fantastic, friendly service, by dessert we felt like we had been patrons for years. Terrific staff, warm and hospitable.... More

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Atlanta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

as the rain had fallen for 2 days so the parking lot was flooded. But we persisted and were warmly welcomed! Outstanding food and service in this old home like atmosphere sitting by a beautiful lake. We enjoyed a nice wine and one of the best kale salads ever eaten. Our salmon appetizer on crispy pancake was yummy. Others had... More

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Greenville, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Been coming here for 20+ years. Lamb was not special as the past. Fish special had to be cut with a knife. Will not come back.

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Let me start out by saying I am not one to write online reviews. However, after my experience at Lakeside, I feel compelled to start! It was our first visit to this establishment, and Highlands, and so I cannot compare Lakeside's current operations to what it was under previous ownership. We left absolutely AMAZED!! The restaurant is charming! The hostess... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Dined on a Thursday and truly enjoyed our dinner. Lakeside is a small restaurant, but the staff does a fantastic job making you evening extremely enjoyable. We had read in other reviews how Wonderful Jeramy was as a waiter.. Well all other comments are very true. Jeramy was terrific. Not only did we enjoy our dinner but we were fortunate... More

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Cody, Wyoming
2 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I have dined at The Lakeside for years, and we were always pleased with the delicious food and service. We were unsure how the quality would change after it changed ownership. After celebrating our anniversary dinner there on Friday, we were so happy to find that the food is still top rate - as is the service!

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Highlands, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lakeside has a new Fall offering, many seafood items prepared with local root vegetables. The local butternut squash soup with cranberry puree and saba was absolutely over the top. Try and get in Jeremy's section.

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Naples
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3 reviews 3 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Don't judge the restaurant by the outside or even the inside. Neither of them are that great, but the food and service were both exceptional.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Food and service were great! From the hostess and wait staff to our personal waiter Jeremy the experience was top notch. Jeremy was warm and engaging and very knowledgable of the menu and how different selections tasted. Tables were comfortably arranged and we did not feel crowded. We went for an early dinner at 6pm.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

As is our usual routine, my wife and son and I went to the Saturday evening Vigil Mass in Highlands at 6:00. Only problem....it was at 4:00! The mass schedule changes for the Fall/Winter and we were unaware of the new time. This was the one time we had not made a dinner reservation because we had planned to have... More

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Additional Information about Lakeside Restaurant

Address: 531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741
Phone Number: 828-526-9419
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International

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