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Skyline Lodge Restaurant

470 Skyline Lodge Rd, Highlands, NC 28741
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Ranked #21 of 46 Restaurants in Highlands
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Wine Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Enjoy sunset dining inside or out on the cocktail patio with Highlands' best view at the top of Flat Mountain at 4300 ft. elevation at the historic Skyline Lodge built by Arthur Kelsey a student of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1929. Our executive Chef will tease your taste buds with his gourmet dishes. Chef also creates daily specials that feature a great diversity of world flavors, reaching out to Italy, France, Meditteranean and more on a daily basis. Open Wednesday through Saturday for breakfast and dinner. They close the weekend with their famous Sunday Champagne Brunch from 12pm to 2pm. Make your reservations today. Located just 5 minutes from Highlands, take Flat Mountain Road off 64 East to Skyline Lodge Road(just after bridge)and make a left to 470 Skyline Lodge Rd.

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English first
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138 reviews 138 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a seasonal restaurant - open early May to November, and breakfast is served only on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 - 11. There's also a Sunday Brunch from 12 - 2 (a real deal at $20!). The sign over the restaurant, at the Lodge, says "Altitudes." My sister and myself wanted to try some place different and I'm... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were staying at the Skyline Lodge and had late dinner reservations in Highlands so headed to Altitudes for some cocktails and appetizers. The crab cakes were magnificent and just plain crab, if there was any filler we didn't see or taste it. And our cocktails were superb. The escargots were served in a puff pastry with a lovely light... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A Frank Lloyd Wright inspired lodge with a surprisingly good restaurant; especially for Sunday brunch and Friday night prime rib. Excellent service with generous cocktails and an acceptable wine list.

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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the lodge and restaurant several times over the many years. It is a favorite escape. The lodge is comfortable, the restaurant fantastic. You should be so lucky to dine here. The squash ravioli was superb, I will find this recipe. The fish is always fresh and prepared expertly. The prime rib is to die for... Sitting... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Please go here when you are anywhere near Highlands or Cashiers. The chef is fantastic and the view cant be beat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We found the Skyline by chance and what a great find Lou the manager was great she really took care of us and made us feel so good We will return

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I made reservations for Sunday Brunch. We were greeted by our hostess who escorted us to a table on the terrace overlooking the mountain side. Our waiter started us off with mimosa's to enjoy while we reviewed the menu. Our meal included salad, entree, and blueberry bread pudding. This was a wonderful way to start the week off with Sunday... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at skyline twice now! This place is very cozy and provides a wonderful mountain feel! The pet-friendly style was a huge help and they even provided a bed and good bowl!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Beautiful historic hotel atop 4300 ft high Flat Top Mountain with spectacular sunrise and sunset views. Just minutes from downtown Highlands, but without the traffic and noise. The service and food was amazing. All of this at a very reasonable price will bring us back to Skyline Lodge again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Shhh! Don't tell anyone else because I want to be able to sit at my favorite table by the open window and feel the crisp mountain breeze as I sip the complimentary champagne during another Sunday brunch at Highlands best kept secret. Sunday's should include Skyline for you too, but only if you enjoy homemade breads and desserts, a nice... More 

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Additional Information about Skyline Lodge Restaurant

Address: 470 Skyline Lodge Rd, Highlands, NC 28741
Phone Number: 828-526-2121
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Wine Bar, Family Fare

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