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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Diner
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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Reviewed April 11, 2021

Visited this diner for breakfast in early April while staying at the Hot Springs Resort campground; easy walk down Bridge St. Diner was busy when we arrived but we were able to quickly order to-go. Took ~30 mins for food to be ready (skillet hash...and grits with green tomatoes), and it was average; coffee I’d say was less than average. Staff were friendly and prices reasonable @ $30 for two meals with coffee plus tip. I don’t know what other breakfast options there are in Hot Springs, but I’ll try somewhere else next time.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 16, 2021 via mobile

Oh my goodness, one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had at restaurant. Everything was delicious...the homemade gravy, pancakes, biscuits etc. Also, has very good service and polite employees. The best restaurant in Hot Springs!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2021 via mobile

Staff was nice and welcoming. Food was delicious and the sweet tea was perfect! They also serve real butter instead of margarine.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 27, 2021 via mobile

We were adventuring though western Nc, and needed lunch. We stopped in here to eat. They were the nicest people working. Their burgers were amazing, the fries were crispy. If they are still offering it you have to get the strawberry short cake. They have...an amazing twist when the make the short cake batter into waffles and placed over ice cream. Amazing!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 4, 2021

A lot of the eateries in Hot Springs are limiting their days open, this is the only 1 closed just one day a week. Went for a late breakfast after a spa tub. Great, homemade cooking at affordable prices. One of our faves, especially for...breakfast.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 4, 2020 via mobile

So clean and the people who work there are really friendly. We went for breakfast and it was fabulous, just darn good food and prices.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 23, 2020

We time our travel so that we arrive in Hot Springs, NC just about lunchtime so we can eat here. Things are a bit different with the pandemic. We sat out on the back porch and they didn't do drink refills so instead we got...our drinks in huge styrofoam cups. The bathroom was closed and there were two port-a-potties out back. My husband had a burger and tater tots and I had the barbecue sandwich with tots. It would be Our Last Tots of the trip. I thought the barbecue was a bit salty.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

Stopped to check this place out. Everyone loved their food. We would highly recommend. I especially loved the peach cobbler.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

Great mom and pop filling and tasty diner 1 block off U.S. 70 in downtown Hot Springs. It's where the locals eat for hearty meals at reasonable prices with attentive staff. Has ample inside and outside seating.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

This place has the best, cheapest, breakfast you’ll ever see. The food is amazing and cooked to order. We sat outside on the back porch and it was the perfect morning. Staff are wonderful too! We had the skillet breakfast, oh my , so good!...We shared and still had food left over. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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carolinajane61
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Beckyg234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the front porch they allow dogs.
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July 12, 2016|
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Response from Kats1986 | Reviewed this property |
October 2019. Right now they have mountain trout on the. Menu.
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April 20, 2016|
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We would love to have y'all! Sure, please call 828-206-1574. Thanks
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smoky Mountain Diner

Yes, Smoky Mountain Diner offers takeout services.

Smoky Mountain Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5