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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 - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 116
    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
Most recent review
Great restaurant and location

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Beckbee411
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Lake Lure, NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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383 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake Lure, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We ate a late lunch outside in the bar area. Great view of the lake & the place was packed. I really liked my chili. The two people I was with had soup-two different kinds, and one was She Crab. They also had burgers. They both were not fond of their lunch. It was a fun place on a sunny... More 

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We really like Larkins on the Lake. We've never eaten inside, only outside. The view is beautiful. The servers are friendly, and the food is wonderful...a little pricey, but worth every penny. My kids love it because their meals come on frisbees. My husband loves the steak, and I like the prime rib sandwich. The only downfall is parking...there isn't... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed in Boone NC over Christmas holiday up from Florida and decided to venture out to Chimney Rock and on the way back to Boone found Larkin's. Mainly picked it because it was on the lake and looked just beautiful. There are two main eating places, one is more fancier than the other. I liked that it had two... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A wedding rehearsal dinner was held here the night before. Tough to find the entrance at night, so slow down.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?