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608 Marina Dr., Nebo, NC 28761
+(1)828-655-1400
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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 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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North Carolina
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My family and I drove 40 minutes to try this place. The only positive we had was the view of the lake. Our waitress knew nothing we asked her. We asked her what the specials were for the night (there was a sign out front), she had to go check. Came back and said there were none. When we asked... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is a beautiful spot to to sit back and relax enjoy the scenary of the lake. The place is to be enjoyed for the lake they have a pretty decent bar and a live bands play. The food is okay, this is a place to enjoy live music by the lake and chill out.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Let's start off on a positive note: Great views. Great music. Great weather. I was entertaining out-of-town guests and I suggested Bear Creek. Big mistake. The hostess put us on a wait, yet there are a number of open tables. After three follow-ups with her in a 30 minute period, she seats us at the table we pointed out to... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

First time visit. We had drinks and lunch. Food was good. Service was good. Owner and bus Mgr took time to come by and introduce themselves. Everyone was very friendly Seemed very customer service oriented. Will definitely go back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Prices for drinks are way too high. Open bar fee on bill of $1.00..what's that all about? Seriously!!!!....check your bill before paying!!!!

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Western North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Always thinking that its going to get better but they are consistently bad. Service is SLOW. Food is average but over priced. I bought a burger for $8 and the waitress asked if I wanted a side. The bill came and turns out that frozen patty was $8 without the side. The people sitting... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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