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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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English first
Lake Lure, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for a beer yesterday afternoon. Server dumped a beer ALL over me (also spilled from table into my purse covering my iPhone & iPad). I was drenched! She & manager were only interested in cleaning table. It was my husband who gave me a napkin to dry myself. We switched to another table. Manager replaced the spilled beer.... More

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Scottsboro, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I took my wife and children with me on a business trip. We spent from sunday night till Friday in Georgia and North Carolina. We visited Lake Lure Community and I asked what restaurant served trout. I was told about Larkin's on the Lake. We went, and the food was out of this world! It was excellent! It was the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent our anniversary at Larkin's, window seating provided view of the lake. Unlike prior review, our spinach and artichoke dip was warm and delicious with freshly made chips. Chicken tenders were crisp as were the chips, husband enjoyed BLT salad. The area would benefit from a Tapas place. Shrink your sizes people!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The operation has two levels both with great vies as it site right on Lake Lure. The service was good and attentive to our needs. The food is average nothing to make a special trip to go there at all. They do have specials etc but overall quality just isn't there.

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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review

1porkchop, Thank you for taking the time to give us your comments. I assure you our staffs goal is to always put out guality product and work hard at doing so. We will take your comments seriously and hope that you'll give us another opportunity to win your business. Lewis More

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