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Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant

Hwy 64/74 at Highway 9, Lake Lure, NC 28746
828-625-4075
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Ranked #4 of 17 restaurants in Lake Lure
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
York, SC
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were seated next to windows which gave us that great view everyone talks about. Loved it! Service is top notch. Shea the manager really took care of us. The food was very good. I had the crab cakes, which had excellent flavor, but would try something different next time. My wife had the pistachio chicken which was excellent. Will... More

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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

CarolinatoVegas, Thanks' for the review. Nice to hear you enjoyed the view, service (Shea enjoyed taking care of you) and food. We are looking forward to your return! Lewis More

Spartanburg, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

How refreshing to visit a restaraunt on Valentines Night and not be rushed and have great food. From the time I made my reservation until we finished our meal, everthing was first class. I cannot say enough about Larkin's on the Lake!! Thank you Shea and team!!!

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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

Mike, Shea and I would like to thank you for choosing Larkin's On The Lake to celebrate Valentines and your compliments are appreciated. Come back and see us soon, Lewis More

Johnson City, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We have been here several times. They have one of the best views of Lake lure. Their food is good but expensive with small portions. Very romantic seating overlooking the lake.

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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

LB, Thank you for the review and you're right, we do have an amazing view here at the restaurant; sometimes I need to remind myself to take a timeout and enjoy it myself. Please come back soon, Lewis More

Pauline, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stopped by and had a beautiful view of the lake with light snow. The food was absolutely delicious and our water Josaphe went out of his way to ensure we were taken care of every minute. The Salmon was great

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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

Larry, It's cool you not only got to enjoy our beautiful view of the lake here at the restaurant, you also got to enjoy a light snow dropping down as well. Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and service from Josaphe and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thanks' again, Lewis More

Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My wife and I squeezed in after closing time during the off-season and ate one of the best meals we've had in a long time. Our server, Josaphe, was very friendly, knowledgeable of the menu & attentive to our table. I had the prime rib and it was absolutely fabulous. The loaded mashed potatoes was equally as good. My wife... More

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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

Adam, Great to have you visit us up from Alabama and the staff was happy to let you in and serve you. Thank you for the staff compliments and recommendation and it's good to hear you liked our crazy good 'Hubba Bubba' dessert. Hope you can visit us again soon, Lewis More

Mill Spring, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Larkins catered a party for us and did an exceptional job. We worked with Shea for several months prior to the event, and she ensured our every need was met. Excellent food from across the catering menu, to include a carving station and a champagne toast. They even found the perfect cake! The staff were extremely friendly, interacted well with... More

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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

Scott/Kay, Thank you for the compliments on our staff and Shea, Audrey, Jessica and Joe want me to pass along what a pleasure it was to serve you and your party. Also, congratulations on the promotion Kay! Thanks' again and see you soon, Lewis More

Palm Bay, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We are spending the week in Lake Lure, having rented a house with the kids and grandkids. My wife and I wanted to get away for a little "quiet time", so we decided to grab some lunch at Larkin's. They have a great lakeside location. In warmer weather, they have an outside dining area with a fantastic view of the... More

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Lewis B, Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

JRS358, Thank you for choosing two of our locations to dine at and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed both your experiences with us. Also, thanks' for pointing out our burgers and fries; they are popular menu choices with our guest. Thanks' again and we appreciate the recommendation, Lewis More

Winterville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

If you want a "non-chain" restaurant with wonderful food, service and the best view on Lake Lure, this is your stop. They are batting 2 for 2 with me!!

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Lewis B, Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

TarheelTalent, Thanks' for visiting from Winterville and we are thankful you enjoyed your food, service and view here at our restaurant. We are also happy to receive the excellent batting average; LOL. Go Tarheels! Lewis More

Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We were recommended to go to Larkin's for lunch to break up trip from Charlotte to Asheville. It is situated right on the lake which is beautiful. The waitress made us very welcome and the atmosphere was relaxed. The menu has no surprises it's the usual fare but was well presented and tasty. The meal arrived in about 20 minutes... More

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Lewis B, Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

LymeRegis, Hope you had a good trip to the States all the way from the UK and thank you for stopping in at our restaurant via the recommendation. We strive to make all our guest feel welcome and relaxed while having their meal with us and are happy to hear you felt that way. Please stop back in and visit... More

Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We came in a bit late but had an excellent dining experience at Larkins....my friend and I both had fish....Salmon for me and trout for her and they were both exceptionally fresh and tasty. If you go full boat with appetizers, drinks and dessert you could easily drop $65-70 per person. We shared an appetizer and it was plenty....will return... More

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Lewis B, Manager at Larkin's on the Lake Restaurant, responded to this review

SCNoogie, Thank you for coming in. No matter how late it is, we serve our guest the same way we do at any other hour of the day and are pleased you and your friend enjoyed your fresh seafood dishes. Please come back soon, Lewis More

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