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Larkin's On The Lake

1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28744
828-625-4075
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Ranked #6 of 17 restaurants in Lake Lure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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
Restaurant details
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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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food was good...service was very, very, very slow. Almost too slow to even be understanding. Not crowded so no apparent reason. Don't go if you are on a time schedule.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

No doubt this restaurant has great views on the lake, but after that it's all downhill. Food quality is average to poor. Service is ok. We have eaten there on two separate occasions this summer only to be disappointed twice. It's really not that hard to make great burgers and fries, just ask five guys.

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Melbourne, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Dined there with a party of 8 and were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and the service was as well. Apparently, they have different sections to their restaurant which include fine dining (tablecloths) and informal dining downstairs as well as informal outside on the lake. The outdoor menu was very reasonable and we loved eating outside overlooking the... More

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North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at the outdoor patio called the Bayfront Bar & Grill, same location same Kitchen, different name, the seating looks out over Lake Lure, a nice craft beer selection, the chicken club and the spicy veggie burger were good but the Crème Brule for dessert was served cols and was a bit watery but that was my only... More

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Lake Lure, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to eat lunch or dinner. Reasonably priced. Sit outside and enjoy the views of Lake Lure. The service was good and staff helpful and friendly. Having eaten here several times. the food is consistent. Its worth the trip if you haven't eaten here.

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

From the outdoor bar on the water to the inside dining room - dinner here is always a pleasure. A little hard to get in and out of by car, has a few boat slips too, but the location is very handy.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for dinner at an old favorite and the food was not good. The veggie burger was tasteless and my husband's chicken fingers were also not good. Beautiful view but the food was a shame.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The best thing about Larkin's is sitting outside on their patio and deck with absolutely fabulous lake and mountain views. If you have a boat, you can dock at the restaurant. The food is simple, but good. They also have a pretty good bar.

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Fleming Island, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Been coming to lake lure for many years and somehow I have not eaten at this location. Stopped in for lunch and not too busy so service very good. Split a one pound hamburger with my wife and she thought it was best burger she has ever eaten! Was good as we're the fries. Prices competitive for the area. Dinner... More

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Lilburn, GA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our second trip back to Lake Lure this year for vacation. We SO enjoyed Larkin's on the Lake last year I could have eaten there every day. Not this time. The first time we ate on the patio, even though it was very hot outside. The food was just average, not AWESOME like last year. But that is... More

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