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Old Rock Cafe

431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
+1 828-625-2329
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (76 reviews)
“fries” (30 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We grabbed a big lunch here after hiking all over Chimney Rock. And the food sure tasted good after all that climbing! The fried pickles were a hit across the table. Kids meals are affordable and a good value. Everyone was happy with their food,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NeptuneBelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best food by far, but very cold in dining room so bring a warm jacket or get your food to go. I know...the kitchen staff is hot... but why should customers freeze? Warmer outside than inside?

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Terry2217
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch at Old Rock Cafe after visiting Chimney Rock. The burgers were big and really well cooked. At this restaurant, you seat yourself, order at the counter, and they bring the food out to you. Food came very quickly, and it all tasted...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank az510323
Reviewed November 7, 2018

After spending a couple hours on top of Chimney Rock, hiking back to the waterfall, I was ready for something good to eat. I had read the reviews on Trip Advisor, looking for recommendations on a good place. I decided to give Old Rock Cafe...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gikomoso
ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Old Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal! We'll pass this review onto our staff, so that they can know what a great job they're doing. Thanks again for your honest review. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

On a fine weekend Chimney Rock township is darn hard to find a car park and harder to find somewhere to eat. This was our last resort and service was reasonably swift. The meals focus on the deep fried or grilled and everything pretty much...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul U
ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Old Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your time in the Park! Please come see us again.

Reviewed October 27, 2018

We visited Old Rock Cafe after some hiking at Chimney Rock State Park and we were happy we did! I felt their prices were a little high on some items. For example one of their specials that day was a grilled cheese sandwich and a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank reneegibsonnc
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped after climbing chimney rock. Place had a line out the door which moved quickly. I now understand why the line. The burgers were amazing! Menu also had fish and chip, hot dogs, and other items. Local brews as well as a few others in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patricia T
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch. You order at the counter and they bring your food out. Really friendly people. Beer and wine available as well as daily specials. We got fried green tomatoes as app. I think they were frozen and just ok. The Rueben...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank DebbieD256
ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Old Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Debbie, Thanks for the review! We love hearing about guests experiences and you really helped us understand your time at Old Rock Cafe. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat in Chimney Rock. We are frequent vistors to Chimney Rock and stop in and eat here every time. They have great food and you can sit outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Broad River. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 738zebc
ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Old Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal at Old Rock! Come back and see us again soon, Zeb!

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

On a day trip to Chimney Rock we decided to eat here. So glad we did. There is a good selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads and chicken. My friend enjoyed the chicken strips and fries. I had the Old Rock Reuben sandwich. Best Reuben I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lisa L
ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Old Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal! Come back and see us soon.

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873joanneg
October 18, 2018|
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Response from ChimneyRockPark | Property representative |
Old Rock Cafe's deck area is pet friendly. Thanks for asking!
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Beverlyrobinson2015
December 10, 2015|
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Response from ChimneyRockPark | Property representative |
Hi, Beverly, The Old Rock Cafe is open Christmas Eve, 11am-4pm. We will be closed on Christmas Day. The Park is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but will open daily December 26-January 5, 10am-4:30pm; you can stay in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $9
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Chimney Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-2329
  • E-mail
Description
Start the day off right with one of our signature biscuits, which are named after the places folks love to visit in the region. Whether you want a Bearwallow Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit or a savory Florence Preserve Biscuits, we have something for you every Saturday and Sunday. During lunch, enjoy a local grassfed burger, grilled sandwiches, salads and fresh baked fruit cobblers at this down-to-earth diner located at the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park. Relax outdoors on the riverside deck with a great view of Chimney Rock and the Rocky Broad River rushing by. Try one of the local craft brews or sip on a glass of wine. Check out the memorabilia of the "Rock" covering the walls for a glimpse of what life was like here over the past 100 years.
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