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Lakes End Cafe & Grill

17838 Wayah Rd, Topton, NC 28781-6541
+1 828-321-3001
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“burger” (6 reviews)
“catfish” (3 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
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17838 Wayah Rd, Topton, NC 28781-6541
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some great burgers here on our way to our cabin when we first arrived. Don't miss the all you can eat catfish dinner.

Thank rrogiers
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a place right on Lake Nantahala and has excellent food, good service and a cool atmosphere on the lake. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank Deacon235
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We stumbled on this place by accident after a long drive. From the road it just looks like a little restaurant, but if you go inside and sit at the bar on the porch, you get an amazing view! The food was good & the...More

Thank TRafter
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We rented a boat last year and this weekend from the marina and decided to grab lunch. Wow the bbq was delicious. Often times the choice can be quite dicey and you end up with something less than good. But what I had here Saturday...More

Thank Sunsetbum
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I guess that it really depends on what you order. Our family ordered the reuben sandwich (very good), the french dip sandwich (pretty good), two different kinds of pizza (not good at all), and chicken tenders off of the kid's menu (also not good). The...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Went on rec from neighbor. All you can eat only must have applied to the catfish as we were not offered any of the sides. Big fish portions, crowded on a Friday night. Nice flavors-a bit overpriced. Family run business-all working that night were very...More

Thank DodoDidi
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Went with family and my brother visiting from England. We had been swimming in the lake and had an appetite so ordered the all you can eat fish fry. The catfish was very good, expertly cooked I would say. There is a bit of a...More

Thank cervoise_tiede
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We enjoyed breakfast before a day on the lake. It was delicious. Then, when we returned, we were on time for the Friday night fish fry. A wonderful catfish dinner was the topping to our spectacular day of cruising the lake and fishing a bit.

Thank Diane B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Packed up after camping and headed across the mountains on a Sunday morning. Weren't expecting any great options for food early on a Sunday and we had no real game plan. We drove right past this place and didn't give it much though. Turned around...More

Thank Flipperton
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Amazing view of the lake. They have a fire pit out back with a dock to walk on. Water is super clear. Good food.

Thank Kelly F
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Alice N
July 27, 2017|
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No. It's a dry county.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17838 Wayah Rd, Topton, NC 28781-6541
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Topton
  • Phone Number: +1 828-321-3001
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Lakes End Café & Grill, proudly serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are dedicated to providing an outstanding dining experience; using the best ingredients available, with the freshest foods to compliment your meal. Enjoy Lake Front Dining on Beautiful Lake Nantahala. The areas only restaurant, featuring a variety of menu items including favorite breakfast items, fresh salads, sandwiches and burgers, pizza, seafood and dinner meals. Our entire team is committed to providing a friendly atmosphere, making our guest’s overall experience even that much better. Guest satisfaction is our goal; we want you to have an exceptional experience from the moment you walk in our doors until the moment you leave. Our Commitment to Excellence – Creating a memorable dining experience has been our goal from day one. We are committed to creating an experience that provides an alternative to what meal periods have become and reminds us of what they should be. Meal times where quality and good taste are surrounded by friends and family! Delivering this level of quality consistently on a day-to-day basis is our promise to our customers.
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