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608 Marina Dr., Nebo, NC 28761
+(1)828-655-1400
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bear Creek Marina

Wow was I surprised at such a beautiful place and suck terrible food and service. I was very surprised. You see this beautiful lake, beautiful marina, then you go to eat. It seems they can't keep people working at this place. Wonder why? The only hope this place has if it gets sold to someone that... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
NCMountaineer55
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North Carolina
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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Yes, I can understand that when a place like this books a VERY popular local band, the place will be packed & service may be slow. However - when you come in the door, tell the hostess that you have a party of 10 coming & they say it will be 30+ minutes to get a table (reasonable) and from... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

3 couples on a leisurely pontoon outing stopped by Bear Creek Marina for our noontime meal. Atmosphere was very friendly and casual, the 1/2 lb. burgers were awesome and the sweet potato fries were the finishing touch to a great meal.

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High Point
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My wife and I decided to check out this restaurant this past Sunday afternoon since we will be moving to a house we are building overlooking Lake James. There were a couple of empty tables and one of the waitstaff told us to sit anywhere. Our drink order was taken fairly quickly and delivered a few minutes later. For the... More 

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asheville, North Carolina, USA
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Each spring we return to the marina with hopes that they will have their act together and they always disappoint. Broiled grouper was inedible, replacement flounder sandwich was good and with literally no one else there service was still pathetic.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We usually wait to see if the manager answers a direct inquiry. No response. Same thing for two visits to this restaurant - in the space of a year. You may be out-and-out ignored, so make it known to them that you're there. Rarely do we find such a lack of interest from so many employees. The view is great... More 

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Nebo, North Carolina
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Poor service has been going on for the past three years. We try an try to give this place "second" chances, but they continue to disappoint us. The food quality is much better this year, but the service remains the same, nonexistent. I wish someone would purchase this great location and really do something with it. We continue to embarrass... More 

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North Carolina
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56 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wow was I surprised at such a beautiful place and suck terrible food and service. I was very surprised. You see this beautiful lake, beautiful marina, then you go to eat. It seems they can't keep people working at this place. Wonder why? The only hope this place has if it gets sold to someone that will make it the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

This is the only place to eat on the water at Lake James. However, the service is the worst because of a wait staff shortage and the food is marginal. This location deserves great food and service.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This weekend we made our third trip to Bear Creek Marina! Nice atmosphere! Looking for something to to do Friday night or Saturday afternoon, great place to go! Food is what one might expect bar food, but it is good. I have never been disappointed in the drinks there either. However, the best part of going to Bear Creeek Marina... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Do not go here. The people are snooty and your children can't swim on their little beach. They have a man that sits in his golf cart and just stares at you. They act like they are better than you and talk about you the whole time. He thinks he is sheriff . Do not plan a vacation here. Horrible.

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Additional Information about Bear Creek Marina and Restaurant

Address: 608 Marina Dr., Nebo, NC 28761
Phone Number: +(1)828-655-1400
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Nebo
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 608 Marina Dr., Nebo, NC 28761
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Nebo
  • Phone Number: +(1)828-655-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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