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“Excellent food and service”

Larkin's On The Lake
Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Lake Lure
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bruin, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

I usually don't write reviews, but after reading the last few I felt I strongly needed to disagee with the negatves. We stopped here years ago when visiting from Pennsylvania and really enjoyed it, so had to stop in again on our way home from a rode trip vacation. Almost didn't stop because of the reviews, but decided to try it anyway. Really glad we did. It was as good as we remembered. If there were problems they must have been fixed. Won't disappoint!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Beckyslaug
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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Rebecca,

Thank you taking the time to write this review; we do appreciate it and hope to see you the next time you're down from Pennsylvania.

Lewis
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Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nasty!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Our family was there during vacation. I ordered a philly cheese steak and it was the worst I have ever had Arby's is better! The bread was soggy and not toasted and the manager was notified!
Her response was tell us to toast it next time! That is not my job I am a customer and the chef should know how to make a philly cheese steak sandwich!!!!!!! The prime rib on the sandwich had no flavor! Don't waste your money!!! Go to La Strada~!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank carolinagirl6568
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Lewis B, Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
carolinagirl6568,

First, thank you for visiting our area over from Charleston; I often visit your area and it's always a pleasent experience. It appears we did not do our job and leave you and your family with the same feeling about our area or at least our restaurant. As I've said in other reviews, we take our guest feedback and use it to make our restaurant better, so thanks' for the feedback and I hope we can get another opportunity to serve you in the future.

Lewis
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bahrain
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Terrible! Waste of Time!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We kind of ate here after a day of hiking. When we arrived we ordered appetizers which came out cold. My salad had leftover croutons crumbs dumped on it while the others in our group had nice neat croutons. We ordered our main courses and waited 45 minutes before we got someone's attention to find out what the hold up was. They said they would check on our food, came back 15 minutes later to tell us it would be a few minutes more for our food. We waited an additional 10 minutes, still no food! We then asked for the bill, and left. As we were leaving, a server told us the order was never placed!!! Don't waste your time as our time was wasted! This was our anniversary weekend out and was sort of dampened by this aweful experience! Btw, other customers were sending things back to the kitchen due to poor taste/temperature of food.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank aljasralucinda
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Lewis B, Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
aljasralucinda,

This is unacceptable service and behavior on our part and I will be speaking to the people involved and make sure that thay are aware of this. Please contact me here at the restaurant (828-625-4075), if you will, I would like invite you and your husband to come back in and let us give you the positive experience you should have had the first time around.

I sincerly hope to hear from you,
Lewis
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York, South Carolina
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not up to reputation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

After taking the boat tour, decided to eat here as it is one of the local spots, owned and operated by a local. The setting is very nice, on the water; but the food was less than desirable. 3 of the 4 diners returned their plates uneaten. Glad to say that the restaurant did make good on the bill. By the way, our server was very pleasant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank beachloverskdh
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Lewis B, Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
beachloverkdh,

Disappointed about the experience you and your guest had with us and please accept my apologies. Further, this experience does not live up to our own expectations so we will look into this situation and improve.

Hope to win your business in the future,
Lewis
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taylorsville nc
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful View of Lake Lure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Beautiful view from out door sitting area and really good food. Very reasonable fare and quick friendly service.

Visited September 2013
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Thank sam55TaylorsvilleNc
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Lewis B, Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Sam,

Thank you for the compliments and its good to hear you found value in our menu. Please stop in and see us again the next time you're in the area.

Lewis
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