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Larkin's On The Lake

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

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Visitor rating
  • 177
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
lakeside dining for tourists and locals alike!

Lakeside dining on she crab soup and crab cakes. Yummy preparation of both, consumed on the dock seating, overlooking this stunning lake. I wish I could spend each lunch that way!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
baddersanta
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Saint Paul, MN
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Saint Paul, MN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Lakeside dining on she crab soup and crab cakes. Yummy preparation of both, consumed on the dock seating, overlooking this stunning lake. I wish I could spend each lunch that way!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The food was great!! We've gone back 3 times during our stay!! The Nachos appetizer was a favorite. Everything seemed FRESH!

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Shelby, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have had many dinners here and were disappointed on Easter. The food was wonderful but what happened to the nice atmosphere? We booked reservations for a party of 7 guests. We arrived and were shown to our tables and seated in a corner area with a poor view and bright sun shining in that forced us to close the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

THe restaurant has a great vibe. great view on the water and great food. service is good. cold beer. I highly recommend.

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Lake Lure, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great restaurant and location right on Lake Lure and friendly servers. You can go by boat or car, eat inside or outside, lots of choices. Good is good.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This has to be one of our best dining experiences here in Lake Lure. We came to take the boat tour at Lake Lure Tours, but for some reason they weren't open on this beautiful Spring day. Our experience at Larkin's turned what could have been been a disapointing day into a trip to Lake Lure of which we will... More 

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Starke, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was our first visit to Larkin's. We were seated downstairs, which had a lovely view of the lake. I ordered braised short ribs with wine sauce. They came on a bed of mashed potatoes. Absolutely the yummiest. Portions were generous, so I had leftovers for dinner the next evening. I also had a cup of their delicious she crab... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We arrived there near closing on a Sunday. Most everything is closed during the Winter. Ordered the Pulled Pork Nachos, which was tasty but not warmed all the way through. Just average in my opinion.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We at lunch at Bayfront Bar and grill (The basement portion of Larkins) recently during a romantic get away in Lake Lure. The lake views from the restaurant and surrounding deck area are GEORGOUS! We ordered very basic items for lunch (Burger / Chicken tenders), and most all of the food was very good, although I cant recommend the mashed... More 

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I recently got married to my long tine partner and best friend and we had our dinner at Larkins on the Lake. Everyone had different selections and everything was terrific. The hostess and waitress was great and the view of Lake Lure we beautiful. I would recommend this place not only for the food but for the views and friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28744
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lake Lure
  • Phone Number: 828-625-4075

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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