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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 183
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    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 27
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  • 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
great views and great food

The outdoor dining offers great views of Lake Lure. We love the fish and chips. Service is great. The dinner menu is a little pricey but the sandwiches and fries are super.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
barnie0481
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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403 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The outdoor dining offers great views of Lake Lure. We love the fish and chips. Service is great. The dinner menu is a little pricey but the sandwiches and fries are super.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A great bar & grill atmosphere. Lots of people on the Saturday we were there! It's a little wait, but we weren't in a hurry:) We had a group of 7, & weren't surprised that we did wait a bit. The food was very good! I ordered scallops, which were delicious! Would definitely go back, & would recommend!!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My fiance and I came here for a late lunch Memorial Day weekend. We sat outside with a beautiful view of the lake. We live in Greenville and know "Larkin's on the River" to be one of the best restaurants in town and the logos were similar so we had high expectations. Boy what a disappointment! We started with the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Our first trip here on a very rainy day was awesome. Staff was so friendly, funny, and helpful. Made a second trip with our tour boat group for lunch. Fast efficient service and delicious food once again.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary dinner at Larkin's overlooking Lake Lure. Our steak and seafood selections were excellent and the service was outstanding. The view overlooking the lake was wonderful. Larkin's On The Lake also has an excellent wine selection. We returned mid-week to join in on a wine tasting dinner featuring wines from Spain...well done. This is... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came here for a night out. The location is beautiful, especially if you sit outside. You can come by boat or car. The food was really good and She Crab soup was some of the best I've ever had! Highly recommend

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

the food was fair. it did not have much of a taste. the chocolate mousse was good. the waitress was great. we got very good service from her.

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I love the Pulled Pork Nachos and the Crab Nachos! OK, so yes I do like Nachos! So much fun to go by boat and sit outside overlooking Lake Lure! Seared Tuna is also good for a light snack.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Larkins is on a beautiful cove on Lake Lure, so the views are amazing and the fid is really good. You won't be disappointed!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ate here twice during a recent one week visit. Both times everyone raved about their food, while we enjoyed the wonderful view. Top ratings went to the ribs, chicken and the daily special mahi mahi which was served with a yummy risotto. They have a menu with Gluten Free items marked, which we appreciated. We have been eating at... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?