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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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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Rob B
Davis, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Bluffton, South Carolina
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

A great location and all decked out for Christmas too. Waitress was prompt and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was very good . The only drawback was the wait staff standing around and discussing their activities in the front of restaurant.. not professional.

Thank mch682015
Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Server spoke highly of both dishes we ordered...prime rib and fired chicken. Not very good...lacked seasoning...poorly prepared...severely overpriced. Great view, but wanted a decent meal for the money spent. I'll not go back and don't think they would be interested.

1 Thank j000275
Grafton, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This place has wonderful food and a picturesque setting for a beautiful day at the lake. The lunch was delicious ,the staff was extra friendly. Hope to make this a regular stop with a move to Lake Lure!

Thank mukluk7477
Salem, Virginia
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182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Brights Creek and had dinner on Sunday night. Three has the local trout dishes and all three were very happy with there choice. I had the pork combo and it was excellent as well.

Thank George S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Reasonable menu but more geared toward easy to fix categories so not much flare to the menu. Food was good and service very pleasant. A comfortable atmosphere as this is one of a handful of restaurants in the Lake Lure, NC area. Prices OK but a little high for the menu but still reasonable.

Thank djtras3000

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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?