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All 18 Lake Lure Restaurants

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
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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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carolinas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

pleasant dinner. Prime rib very good and so was the apple pie. The famous she crab soup is a rich heavy cream soup that is a little dated to me. Most soups these days are a lighter. The pecan trout is a little heavy on the pecan. Overall a pleasant night but I think this restaurant could afford updating its... More

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was our first time in Lake Lure, and loved this restaurant. It is conveniently located at the intersection of the two main roads into town, and only a few minutes down a windy road to the lakefront area and Chimney Rock village. There is a more casual downstairs restaurant that is open air, and we ate upstairs at the... More

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Davidson, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

You can't visit Lake Lure without visiting Larkin's, probably the most popular restaurant for dinner in the area. I always have the trout and it never disappoints. The baby back ribs are also very delicious. Be sure to make a reservation and ask for a window table.

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North Port, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant on Lake Lure. I loved seeing a classic Cris Craft boat pull away from Larkin's dock as we ate dinner! Try The Philly Sub sandwich...delicious!

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Larkins has been around awhile and seems to be a favorite on Lake Lure. I had the pecan crusted trout. It was fresh and moist. A little heavy on the chopped pecans, but I just moved some aside. The accompaniment of "risotto" was not up to par. No hint of the creamy grains of aborio italian rice and parmesan. This... More

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Newland, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This ideally located restaurant can be accessed from both land and water. The food is good enough and some of it is actually very good. The beer and drinks are varied though can be a bit pricey, but think of where they are, this is not the middle for a metropolitan area, but out in the laid back country. The... More

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Grandy, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went to Larkin's because of previous reviews by tripadvisor. We were not disappointed, but also not terribly impressed. The food was good, but not great. The service on the other hand was excellent, and the view was beautiful.

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is one of our first places we head to when we arrive in town. Whether you go by car or arrive by boat on the lake it is beautiful Food is good sandwiches and bar food downstairs and in the evenings upstairs finer dining is always delicious.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After reading reviews and hearing some word of mouth, we decided to have our anniversary dinner at Larkin's. We had a nice table for two looking out over the water. Superb meal. Wonderful staff. Great views. Based on the quality of food and service, this place is quite a value as well. If you are visiting the Lake Lure, NC... More

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Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Stopped back during this trip to eat at Larkin's on the Lake. Still good and good value. Worth your time.

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Additional Information about Larkin's On The Lake

Address: 1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28744
Phone Number: 828-625-4075
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lake Lure
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
Cuisine: American

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