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“No disappointment here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lakeside Restaurant

Lakeside Restaurant
531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741
828-526-9419
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Ranked #9 of 45 Restaurants in Highlands
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Savannah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“No disappointment here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner on opening night in April to celebrate our anniversary. Our fresh fish selections were outstanding! Very tasty and a great presentation. Our server (I didn't get her name) was top notch. The owners who are very personable made their way around the restaurant to inquire if their guest enjoyed the meal.

This was the best restaurant we tried in Highlands. No wonder they are #1.

Everyone that comes to Highlands should try this location.

Great job, Lakeside!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cashiers, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food, cozy atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Creative menu, wonderful wines. A little noisy sometimes for easy conversation but all in all a good local dining experience

Visited September 2012
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Mt. Pleasant
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“All I can say is WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is the best meal i have had in years. We walked from our inn under the stars, had a delicious meal and walked back. It was a special night. Steak does not get any better than this.

Visited October 2012
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We were pleased with the menu selections and the wine list. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We were glad our hosts at the Mountain Laurel Rest recommended this restaurant. Easy to find and easy parking.

Visited October 2012
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Sylva, North Carolina
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“Highlands, NC Dining Benchmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

If you choose to experience the best dining in Highlands, NC, look no further than Lakeside. The only problem is choosing from such an array of outstanding menu options and/or daily specials. My wife and I have been privileged to eat here for 15+ years and we always leave with the satisfaction that we have truly enjoyed the finest dining option not only in Highlands, but western NC and beyond. It is one of our top five restaurants we have had the pleasure to patronize, and that includes The Inn at Little Washington in VA and The White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, ME. It is small, intimate, and Marty, the owner/chef, makes sure you are appreciated, as well as the excellent wait staff. Their wine list is superb as well. Do not miss an opportunity to discover this treasure and cuisine that is "to die for"! Reservations are a must if a specific day/time is needed...3-4 weeks in advance is a reasonable time frame.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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