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Unforgettable Dining at Mountain Magnolia Inn

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204 Lawson Street, See our sign at Post Office, Hot Springs, NC 28743
+1 800-914-9306
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Description: (VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR MENU)Unforgettable Dining is just that...
(VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR MENU)Unforgettable Dining is just that- unforgettable in both it's taste and presentation, and service. The setting, whether it be by fireside or on the front porch with mountain views is equally memorable. Dress is casual. Organic and locally grown foods.
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Dinner
Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Romantic Perfection

The perfect pairing of food and wine makes for an unforgettable culinary experience. The waitress recommended a 2013 Austrailian Shiraz. We told her to have the chef pair courses with the wine. He did so perfectly, complimenting the wine with the courses as the wine opened up. The service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Steven E
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Augusta, Georgia
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Augusta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The perfect pairing of food and wine makes for an unforgettable culinary experience. The waitress recommended a 2013 Austrailian Shiraz. We told her to have the chef pair courses with the wine. He did so perfectly, complimenting the wine with the courses as the wine opened up. The service was wonderfully orchestrated by Sarah and we never felt rushed. The... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I took my wife here for her birthday. We decided to splurge for dinner. She ordered Lobster Tail and Angus Filet @$40. The filet was cooked perfectly; it was tender and tasty. The lobster tasted fishy and chewy, so she decided not to eat it. I ordered Braised Lamb Shank @$28, which was very fatty and the largest disappointment I've... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I would like to start by saying that I had one of the best meals of my life at Mountain Magnolia Inn September 2013. Everything that night was excellent, particularly the she-crab soup, butternut squash lasagna with tomato jam and sage, and the exquisite caramelized pear dessert. My girlfriend and I were definitely in the Chris Brown fan club. With... More 

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Petenagle, Owner at Unforgettable Dining at Mountain Magnolia Inn, responded to this review

In all fairness, our old Chef Chris and new Chef Zeb had been together 5 days in a transition. 2 of those days were cleaning and painting the kitchen. We have made no menu changes as Zeb is getting familiar with our operation. We did have a 7 course tasting menu last night with my wife and several friends who... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Get a late reservation if you can. We ended up as the last guests for dinner and it was like having a personal chef. The food was fantastic and service was prompt. Filet was done to perfection and my wife's chicken was excellent. Can't say enough great things about the dinner here, loved it!!

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Petenagle, Owner at Unforgettable Dining at Mountain Magnolia Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I had the Hickory Nut Gap Farm grass fed filet last night and is wonderful. Again, thanks for the review and hope to see you soon. Pete More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After driving through 5 states in one day we were ready for a good meal. This was excellent; one lamb special and one tomato pie (with a layer of kale baked in) - sweet tomatoes were excellent - followed by blueberry pie for dessert. Everything was superb including the seating on the porch with the cicadas in the background. Highly... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The chef did a wonderful job. I had the veal for dinner with brussel sprouts. I never at brussel sprouts before, but thoroughly enjoyed them. The breakfast buffet was perfect. I would have ate everything if I could.

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Petenagle, Owner at Unforgettable Dining at Mountain Magnolia Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We make a big effort to have dining be a major part of what we offer - both breakfast and dinner. We use locally grown foods as much as possible, organic or natural and grow a lot of our own herbs. I have shared your feedback with Chef Chris Brown and Breakfast Chef Marion Cook.... More 

Bean Station, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I discovered the MM on a trip to visit the springs that made Hot Springs famous. We decided to pull in and see what they had. It was a weeknight and the crowd was light so they were able to seat us. What a treat! We soon made plans to return, this time with my in-laws. They... More 

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Petenagle, Owner at Unforgettable Dining at Mountain Magnolia Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I hope that special dinner with your daughter before going off the military provided a memorable sendoff. We appreciate your confidence in selecting Mountain Magnolia and Chef Chris Brown to celebrate the occasion. Pete More 

Charlottesville, VA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Delicious, well prepared menu, great wine list. We dined on the porch, which I would recommend if the weather permits.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife & I were came to Hot Springs on our honeymoon - Mount Magnolia was our first dinner in town. We are from Charleston, SC where the food scene hoppin' and any new restaurant that opens has to have some niche and deliver delicious food or else it won't survive. When we came into Hot Springs we asked a... More 

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Petenagle, Owner at Unforgettable Dining at Mountain Magnolia Inn, responded to this review

Both Chris Brown and I are very disappointed we did not live up to you expectations for your honeymoon dinner. Chris is personally highly invested in satisfying all our diners and reads reviews regularly. We evaluate guest input and always ask ourselves what we can learn from a review or feedback and make adjustments we think will enhance the dining... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful setting & wonderful food & service. Pricey but worth it. Scallops , lobster bisque, trout, veggies were all delicious. This is true dining, thanks to the Chef.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 Lawson Street, See our sign at Post Office, Hot Springs, NC 28743
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 800-914-9306

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: American

Description

(VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR MENU)Unforgettable Dining is just that- unforgettable in both it's taste and presentation, and service. The setting, whether it be by fireside or on the front porch with mountain views is equally memorable. Dress is casual. Organic and locally grown foods.

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