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Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort

112 Mountains Blvd., Lake Lure, NC 28746
828-694-3000
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Ranked #11 of 18 restaurants in Lake Lure
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Since 1962, Lakeview Restaurant has delighted guests with fine dining and stunning views of Lake Lure and the surrounding mountains. The menu offers selections from soup and salads to a sumptuous variety of entrees, emphasizing seafood and grilled favorites. Led by Executive Chef Mike Jones, Lakeview offers a variety of nightly specials, as well as, a house favorite Prime Rib Buffet served on Wednesday night in season.
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English first
MA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

While vacationing in the smokey mountains, my family stopped here for dinner the past Saturday evening. I'm still on vacation from MA and didn't want to wait until I got back to write this. I had the pleasure of being waited on by Melissa on the patio. She was professional, friendly, knowledgable, and best of all a fellow Patriots fan.... More

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, We appreciate your business very much. I am glad you all had a very good experience with Mellissa she is an asset to our team. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the snapper, which was our special for the night. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you,... More

Cranford, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Chowder and crab cakes were very good. Portions small but enough. Good option for a dinner if staying at Rumbling Bald

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to reach out and comment on your visit. We also believe our crab cakes are delicious! Our staff and chef take great pride in offering a quality meal and first class service. More

Mount Airy, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Could not get in the first visit with a reservation or a 90+ minute wait. The resort did not share this in any of their communications. Made it to breakfast buffet the next day. Very average.in all areas. Nothing disappointing, but nothing to make us hurry back for another meal.

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage with us at Lakeview Restaurant. I apologize for not adequately accommodating you during your first visit. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended; especially during our weekends when those with reservations are allotted a table and window seat before those who have not had the chance to make reservations prior to arrival. We apologize... More

spartanburg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Brie & shrimp stuffed salmon was excellent! We sat on the deck and enjoyed a beautiful view. My only complaint are the parents allowing their kids to play chase on the deck while waiting about 20 minutes for their table. I guess they assumed since it was outdoors no one would mind but it was very annoying but definitely... More

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

Foremost, I would like to thank you for your visit and taking time to enjoy our menu while experiencing the beautiful ‘front seat’ view of the lake. Your feedback is very much appreciated and will be taken into account in order to accommodate and further enhance your next experience with us. Thank you, Kathy Goode Lakeview Manager More

Greer, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The best part was the view and no smoking on the deck. The food was okay. The children's menu was limited, and I had to pay a sharing charge for my daughter to share with me. There wasn't extra food, so why charge? Waitress was good, but food was average.

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your time and review as they are both greatly appreciated. I’m glad you chose to dine with us and enjoy our view. I’m also very pleased to hear that your server was good. However, I’m sorry for your extra charge for the “split fee”. I will be sure to go over the use of this... More

Trenton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Since the change in management the restaurant does not seem to be run as well as it was in the past. The servers need training on how to pronounce the names of the items on the menu and the dishes should be cleared away after you have eaten. We brought our own wine and paid a corking fee, however we... More

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

I would first like to thank you for your review as I welcome all reviews good or bad. Being the new manager at Lakeview Restaurant, I am still trying to work out all the kinks. I am currently working with all servers on proper dining etiquette, which was not as thoroughly taught in the past. Chef and I are teaching... More

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Rather than go down the mountain, we chose this restaurant at our resort hotel. Our table had a nice view of the lake and since we apparently were near the end of the dinner service, we were seated near the restaurant entrance. I am on a special diet and had a modified Cobb Salad, my husband had the Shrimp and... More

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for coming into to dine with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the "amuse" from the chef, we think this is a nice touch, and this helps to get your taste buds started. I apologize to hear that you almost was hit by a tray. We will make sure... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We ate here during a family reunion at Rumbling Bald. The view from the dining room out onto the lake is quite nice, and the bread was good, but that is where the "good" ended. Out of a party of 11 people, 2 had to send their meals back because it was either burnt or simply not edible (the latter... More

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that your experience with us was not memorable. I do remember you all coming into the restaurant, and I spoke with the chef that night about the chicken pot pie. Him nor I know what may have caused just one of them to have a "perfume" flavor. Since our chicken pot pie is all prepared... More

Greenwood, South Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I truly expected much more from my recent visit. The view is wonderful but I was surprised at the quality of the meal.

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

Foremost Thank you for your review and for coming in to have dinner with us. I apologize that we did not meet your expectations with the meal. With out knowing what was wrong I am un able to comment on the meal. But, we hope you join us again. Thank You, Kathy Goode Lakeview Manager More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Sorry to say but it is not worth it. I am always willing to over pay for food but this time not so much. Food is totally average. For such a nice resort you would think it would b held to a higher standard.

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RBRLL, Manager at Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, We appreciate all reviews good or bad. I am sorry to hear that your meal was not what you expected it to be. Our executive chef is working on some of the recipes and changing a few things around. We do hope you come try us again in the future. Thank You, Kathy... More

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