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Larkin's On The Lake

1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28744
828-625-4075
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Ranked #5 of 18 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Family ate here, food took a LOOOOONG time to come. It was good, although the burger bun was dry. Decent fries, other food looked okay but not great. Nice servers who did keep drinks flowing. Surprised at lack of attention to food.

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Was there on Saturday afternoon, were seated upstairs and evidently they were overwhelmed. We only received our appetizer after complaining about it when the manager came to check and ask us how everything was and pour us more water. (I still only had water) She said they were on a 40 minute ticket time when I inquired about our appetizer.She... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was told initially that top lake view tables were reservation only but when attempt for reservation was made, hostess said we could not sit at tables with children. We were told to eat below deck. Once seated, very poor service with long wait. Great food and view but not worth rude and unwelcome atmosphere with slow service

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DeLand, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Sat on the deck and watched the boats on Lake Lure. Service was great. Had the pulled pork nachos. Different, a little pricey but that view!

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South Florida, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

cannot beat the view of Lake Lure, you can walk, drive or take a boat to the restaurant. Great service, nice menu selections, local beers available.

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TN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family visited this restaurant 3 years ago and my daughter couldn't wait to come back for the she crab soup. We both have to eat gluten-free and this is the only place we've been that has GF she crab soup. The soup is delicious, with big hunks of crab! The restaurant sits overlooking the lake and it is fun... More

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Freeport, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good food and waterfront dining. It was hard to make a dinner choice there were so many good entrees. I had the trout and it was excellent.

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Antioch
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This restaurant is right by Lake Lure and has a wonderful view. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunset. Food was good - especially the clam chowder. We actually went twice.

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Williamsburg
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The lunch pontoon boat tour with Sandy is the perfect way to arrive here. The view is great and the food average. The crabmeat on tortilla chips was nothing to rave about. The veggie burger was better.

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Landrum, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We Visited larkins on the lake last night and it was wonderful!! The view is incredible! The she crab soup was amazing and the bacon wrap scallops are a must!! We had the pecan trout and fresh corn on the cob for dinner and it was delicious! The Hubbabubba brownie dessert is awesome moist warm brownie, ice cream, and choclate... More

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