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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 172
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 54
    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
wedding dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
lakelover28756
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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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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378 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while driving around Lake Lure and are glad we did! The kids' menu had a nice selection that made everyone in our family happy. The menu is also marked with gluten free options, including buns for the burgers. My husband with celiac thoroughly enjoyed his burger, and they even brought him unbreaded fries without us... More 

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Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
348 reviews 348 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stopped here on our way from Asheville to Charlotte. They had very clean restrooms and the staff was very nice, also great location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I ate in the main dining room over Thanksgiving weekend. There are two options- you can eat in the bar downstairs which is not that nice and has a strong beer smell, and the upstairs restaurant which is much nicer and overlooks the lake. When we first got there, the host kinda had a weird unenthusiastic look to her. The... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Larkin's On The Lake provided a great experience for our group of 60+ for a mid-week dinner. The delicious food was only surpassed by the service. The manager and her team of servers did an outstanding job. I truly enjoyed the prime rib, and the pumpkin cheesecake was more than memorable. I plan to go back with my wife at... More 

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food is excellent and if weather is good outdoor dining has a great view. Only drawback is that the parking is somewhat limited

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?