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Larkin's On The Lake

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1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746
18286254075
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 196
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  • 62
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  • 31
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, beautiful view!

The food was very good. The waitress and other staff were very friendly and did a great job. We had a beautiful view of the lake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
mbish8
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food was very good. The waitress and other staff were very friendly and did a great job. We had a beautiful view of the lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You can't beat the view of the lake and mountains! Only had an appetizer myself, the crab cake and it was delicious. Seaweed salad was great! Could have used more roumalade. Others had fried shrimp, crab nachos and a couple of burgers! No complaints. Would definitely go again when on the Lake!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Larking commands a great location on the lake. You can drive up or take a boat. Three options for dining- outdoors, an indoor bar/grill, or an upstairs dining area. All have the same menu. We sat in the bar/grill. It was a fun atmosphere with the decor (decorated dollar bills from visitors) and some misc Arcade games to keep the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I took my wife here for our anniversary and expected it to be a wonderful experience. The restaurant sits on Lake Lure and has wonderful views of the lake and has a dock in which you can dock your boat, but that's where the wonderful ended. The food was terrible, no taste and over cooked to the point it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food was great, service was great, it came out the right times to give you time to eat each coarse. No rush just a laid back time next to the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

First time here. Went with family of all ages. Very nice service. Had the trout special. Was delicious with pecans! Kids had fun with video games while waiting. Big menu with choices for all. Food was good and the price was fair. Great view of Lake Lure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great spot to eat and appreciate the beauty of Lake lure. Parking can be problematic but space is available on the road. During the rush service can be a little slow but watching people dock their pontoon boats is great fun. Food is good and beer is cold so slow down take a deep breath and telax.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lovely view right on the lake. The service was excellent, and the food was as well. It's a cozy cabin atmosphere and the staff is friendly and cheerful. They have an indoor dining room, and outdoor deck and a bar and grill overlooking Lake Lure. The view alone is worth is, but it was a great meal as well.

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the resturant. Most food in tourist areas is overpriced and just so so. The food was reasonably priced for the items, there was a good variety and the service was excellent.

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Larkin's is in a neat old building on the edge of the lake. We sat outside on the patio, which was lovely even on a warm day. The service was sufficient, but not particularly friendly. The people we were with love this place and come often. We were not impressed. My french dip sandwich was very fatty and overcooked. The... More 

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Additional Information about Larkin's On The Lake

Address: 1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746
Phone Number: 18286254075
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lake Lure
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lake Lure
  • Phone Number: 18286254075

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?