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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
Sapphire, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had my rehearsal dinner at Lakeside this weekend and everything was perfect! The service was friendly, the food was amazing, the wine was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. Lakeside created the perfect memory for my wedding weekend. Everyone in my family raved about the experience! I highly recommend Lakeside for dinner or a special event.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I do not want to give this lovely little restaurant a bad review...the food was perfectly fine...the lamb was exceptional, my fish, although a little bland, was well prepared, and the rolls were excellent. Also the host/waite staff needs to hear kudos! My exception to this restaurant is it's size. Way too many people are crammed into a tiny dining... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were greeted by a smiling and friendly hostess named Jeremy who seated us quickly upon arrival. Our server was Joe who was excellent and responded quickly to our needs and questions. Our dinner was excellent and so was the dessert. We would highly recommend this fine restaurant. We plan on going back next time we are in the area.

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Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Date night with the husband, and decided to go to Lakeside. It is one of our favorites. It was a busy night but the service was great. Mary was attentive and very knowledgeable. The food was to die for. We had a few appetizers, my usual is are the blue cheese mushrooms with the cumin crackers, but we also tried... More

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Highlands, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a wonderful evening at Lakeside. The food was exceptional and Jerry our waiter was the best. The setting at Lakeside is serene overlooking Harris Lake with the ducks floating by. The menu has a choice for all palates. Wine list exceptional.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I have been dining at Lakeside for about 15 years, and it still is our favorite restaurant in Highlands. Lakeside is rather small, so it makes sense to call for reservations ahead of time, especially if one plans to have dinner there on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. For years, I always ordered the huge lamb chops at... More

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Mobile, AL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This small, quaint restaurant is just a block off of Main Street in downtown Highlands. It is next to Harris Lake, so there is a lovely view. The service was first rate, as was the food. We both had seafood, and it was very fresh and well prepared. Each dish was wonderfully seasoned without hiding the fresh flavor of the... More

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Highlands, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lakeside has been a Highlands culinary hideaway for several decades. The bright and attentive staff does everything to insure their guests have an enjoyable experience. Laura is efficient and on top of every detail. The food has the finesse usually only found in European capitals. Entrees include the largest lamb chops we have ever seen and cooked to perfection. The... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I have been going to Lakeside Restaurant for at least 10 years and tonight was the first time we have been slightly disappointed in our experience!! The food was excellent but the service was not good. We had to wait on our table when we arrived and our waitress was not attentive at all. The kitchen was... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food here was very well-prepared, but it was not highly creative. I had the trigger fish, which was very tasty, and my husband had a steak. Nothing negative to say, just nothing to knock our socks off.

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