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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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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
$6 - $9
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely, hands down, think this is the best place to eat in Chimney Rock. The food is always delicious and fresh. We never eat anywhere but here when we go up for the day!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Respecting the executive order concerning COVID-19 but still allowing for a great experience. The food was excellent and the view was beautiful. We set outside on the deck and listened to the water rush over the rocks. I had a simple cheeseburger but there was...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 had lunch here yesterday and everything was wonderful. They have dine-in service right now but with social distancing. All of the employees were wearing masks. It is a counter service restaurant so you order at the counter and they bring you...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've visited Chimney Rock dozens of times over the years and have somehow overlooked this restaurant. We stopped in while on our last visit and have now found a new place to eat while visiting Chimney Rock. We entered the restaurant and were instantly greeted...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

Food was fresh made and delicious. Staff friendly and accommodating. Can't beat a good meal sitting creekside. My go to place to eat when visiting Chimney Rock.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

We passed by this last week, it was cold and we were starving. The food is really good and an incredible service. My daughter ate a cobbler they recommended and was delicious!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Grear food, relaxed spot for a bite on the river. Busy but great friendly service. The fried pickles were 👍

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

We had fried green tomatoes and they were delicious! Pecan chicken salad was delicious also! The restaurant sits right on the rivers edge and they have patio seating. Love views and the staff were friendly! Service was quick too!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020

My daughter and I had a wonderful time looking around Chimney Rock. We then drove back down the hill to grab a bite to eat before we went back to the park for some more hiking (as long as we kept our receipt from the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

There were six of us and we all liked our meals. The jalapeño ranch and sauce with fried green tomatoes were great! Chimney rock pizza starter with cauliflower crust was a meal in itself! Ate outside and it was a beautiful day!

Date of visit: December 2019
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October 18, 2018|
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Response from ChimneyRockPark | Property representative |
Old Rock Cafe's deck area is pet friendly. Thanks for asking!
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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