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Li'l Smoky Drive In & Restaurant

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702 E Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714-3102
(828) 682-6802
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Naples, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Food is good people are friendly. It's an older place and rustic but if you going for the décor and you are not hungry, I would suggest someplace else. I'm going back.

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Thank Polk T
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Last two times we were in it was good. Day shift was nice. Tonight we came in for two burgers. We waited 45 minutes to get our food. Mine sat under a heat lamp 10+ minutes while my sons was cooking. His burger was hot and fresh. Mine was cold. Waitress offered to put mine in a steamer while turns... More 

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Thank Natasha K
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The ideal local stop-in for brunch on the way out of town if you're looking for a tasty, humble southern breakfast. Be sure to try the "aigs" and "sass." The owner and all of the customers we met were very friendly.

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Thank Annadele H
Burnsville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This used to be the best place in town to get some really good hamburgers and breakfast. But with the new owner this place has been run into the ground. The food is terrible and the service is worse than any place I've ever been.

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Thank Sami28714
Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Awesome breakfast great service cheap prices. Southern hospitality. What more can you ask for. Highly recommended. Will be back again next time.

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Thank Gene P
Burnsville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Inexpensive....great breakfast....my husband loves the breakfast steak....I am an onion ring connoisseur and I have to say they make the best!!!!!! We love the old time charm....a true greasy spoon with great service!

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Thank NewSouthernMAM
Burnsville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Stopped in to Little Smokys on a Sunday for lunch. We hadn't eaten there in years and thought we'd give it a try. Our server greeted us promptly and took the beverage order and timely took the food order. Then the long wait began for one burger and 2 sides. The restaurant was only half full and most patrons had... More 

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Thank Tina E
Burnsville, North Carolina
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

In my southern hometown, we had the "Greasy Corner" with numerous little diners just like this one. There aren't many left nowadays, but Li'l Smoky's is still doing it like it was in the 1950's. No frills here-just tasty food. It is a small, old building with a small staff of servers and cooks. Don't expect a lot of space,... More 

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Thank Jeffs1126
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Been coming here since I was a kid visiting family and always stop by when back. Awesome cheeseburgers, hot fries from fresh oil. Love it. Maybe someday they will paint the sign, but don't let the fading paint stop you from eating here.

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Thank Apt333
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Mom and pop place. The service is a little slow, but you always get a smile. The hamburgers are good, the club sandwich is wonderful. We've had breakfast and dinner several times, and haven had a bad meal. Don't expect much from the surroundings though. It is old, and could use a good bit of hot water on the floors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Diner
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 E Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714-3102
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Burnsville
  • Phone Number: (828) 682-6802

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?