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All 18 Lake Lure Restaurants

Larkin's On The Lake

1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28744
828-625-4075
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Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Lake Lure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My parents, children and I visited Lake Lure for a long weekend and while we had a fantastic time exploring the area, the dining options left a lot to be desired. More specifically, Larkin's left a lot to be desired! To begin with, we waited over an hour to get our food,or, should I say, some of our food. My... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant rates a lot higher than number 5 in Lake Lure. The Prime Ribs were excellent as was the Trout my wife had. They allowed us to bring our own wine and the corkage fee was minimal. It was a quiet night and the service was friendly and excellent. The location over the lake was beautiful and I only... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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156 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

When we walked in our first impression was not that great. Don't get me wrong. The place was beautiful and the view was great. But our first impression was of the greeter and server. The greeter looked at us like something she scraped off her shoe and the server wasn't much better. Neither of them smiled until it was time... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

As you drive down into Lake Lure on Rt 9, I believe, one of the first things you come to is Larkin's on the Lake. It has an awesome location and you can also get there by parking your boat. We rented a pontoon boat for four hours from Rumbling Bald Resort with two of our dearest friends...then proceeded to... More

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Outdoor dining at it's best. Cold beer, excellent selection of food and top it all off with the best view around.

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carolinas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

pleasant dinner. Prime rib very good and so was the apple pie. The famous she crab soup is a rich heavy cream soup that is a little dated to me. Most soups these days are a lighter. The pecan trout is a little heavy on the pecan. Overall a pleasant night but I think this restaurant could afford updating its... More

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Orlando, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was our first time in Lake Lure, and loved this restaurant. It is conveniently located at the intersection of the two main roads into town, and only a few minutes down a windy road to the lakefront area and Chimney Rock village. There is a more casual downstairs restaurant that is open air, and we ate upstairs at the... More

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Davidson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

You can't visit Lake Lure without visiting Larkin's, probably the most popular restaurant for dinner in the area. I always have the trout and it never disappoints. The baby back ribs are also very delicious. Be sure to make a reservation and ask for a window table.

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North Port, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant on Lake Lure. I loved seeing a classic Cris Craft boat pull away from Larkin's dock as we ate dinner! Try The Philly Sub sandwich...delicious!

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Larkins has been around awhile and seems to be a favorite on Lake Lure. I had the pecan crusted trout. It was fresh and moist. A little heavy on the chopped pecans, but I just moved some aside. The accompaniment of "risotto" was not up to par. No hint of the creamy grains of aborio italian rice and parmesan. This... More

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Additional Information about Larkin's On The Lake

Address: 1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28744
Phone Number: 828-625-4075
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lake Lure
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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