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Larkin's On The Lake

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9196
+1 828-625-4075
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Benton, Arkansas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful view of the lake from this restaurant. We were fortunate to be there on a sunny day, so we could sit lake side to enjoy our burgers. Good quality and quantity of food served. We had to figure out how to access the seating as one needs to walk down exteriior steps to get to the restaurant area. We... More 

Thank carolgutt
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife on a day trip for our anniversary and we decided to try Larkin's on the Lake. Wow. The weather was perfect. We sat outside by the water and watched the people and boats come and go. The service and food were good and the prices were fair. Oh, and the drive is nice too.

Thank Sam G
Inman, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food-nice view of the Lake Indoor or outdoor dining Only been there once for lunch but we would like to go back for dinner

Thank eatonpatty
Long Grove, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Stopped in for lunch on a Monday in January- they were moderately busy. Service was quite slow- once they had the order, the kitchen took a long time to generate 2 chicken club sandwiches, a burger and a grilled salmon sandwich- in other words, nothing fancy and nothing complex. The food was tasty. Nothing special, but good. Generous sizes on... More 

Thank Kenneth W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

The best burger we have had away from home. A one pound burger serves two Very well, also friendly and scenic.

Thank Judy C
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Even during low season this place offers friendly service and good food. We were three and all were satisfied with the food. I had a burger with beans and regretted that there was just too much cheese used, my friends were extremely happy with good meat, and plenty of fresh greens. And then there is the amazing view...

Thank Wouter P
Belews Creek, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We had a party of 11 and they seated us right away. Service was great and so was the food. Pretty restaurant located on the lake. We'll eat here again!

Thank mhemrick
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat dinner with your family. Everything we had was very good. The baby back ribs literally fell off the bone and had a great flavor. The fried chicken was served with a very generous serving of mashed potatoes. The meat on the French dip sandwich was very tender and flavorful. The service was great... More 

Thank Jennifer T
Montreal, Canada
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496 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I'll gladly say that the service was friendly, the place looked cool, and it had very nice views, but the food was awful. We were 6 and other than the nachos, no one finished their dish. I had the BBQ platter and it was just awful. I do not suggest this place. If you do visit it just the same... More 

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Davis, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

The view is great! Be sure to sit outdoors. The food was very good. The staff was very pleasant. Unfortunately, the restaurant was a little too pricey.

Thank 1Gerrit48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $28
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9196
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lake Lure
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-4075

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