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“45 minutes to too long to get your food”
Review of Lake Lure Smokehouse - CLOSED

Lake Lure Smokehouse
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: BBQ, Burgers, American
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were really surprised to be promptly seated in this usually crowded BBQ restaurant. But, on the Sunday we visited, there were fewer than 20 people seated and the waitress took our order within 5 minutes. Unfortunately, that's the last we saw of her until our food arrived 45 minutes later and it was nothing special-just sliced beef brisket, slaw, hush puppies and fries. The portions were so small, we were finished with the meal in less than 10 minutes and ready to leave. No offer of drink refills or mention of desert.
I commented to the cashier that they must be short of help and she explained, no, they normally only work 2 waitresses and a cook, She said our long wait time was caused by a party of ten who arrived just before we did. They ordered food that required a long time to prepare. She told me of her policy of making sure all food and drink orders were delivered in the exact order that were taken even if it meant making everyone else wait while difficult orders were being prepared.
She further stated they were telling their customers to try to come on days that weren't so busy if they wanted to avoid waiting so long.
I think maybe it would be best just to avoid the situation altogether.

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Thank Frank B
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

The food was very good. Price was great for the amount of food you got, and of course they had Sweet Potatoes fries. Our friend was getting the fries every place she ate. Smokehouse got a high score.

Thank Peggy M
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stopped here for breakfast and it was very good. Our waitress was great adn even better was the great chat we had with the owner, Deborah. She was very personable and said that in the summer she never gets to meet the customers because it is too busy so she enjoys to in the slower winter months. We will be back this summer and sure to stop by for some BBQ and to see if they named their grandchild "Dorothy". :)
Safe riding!

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Thank Dorothy E
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you are in the mood for casual dining, this is a good place to stop. Easy access, the food is good and cost is great. Average meal for our party was under $10.00. Service was prompt. The view to the lake - GEORGEOUS!

Thank Booperskay
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stopped in for a Sunday breakfast and the staff held the buffet open longer and replenished it with fresh food just to accommodate our late arrival.

The food was good and the staff was excellent. It's a good place to eat when in Lake Lure.

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Thank Jeff O
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