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“Seafood!!”

Larkin's On The Lake
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Lake Lure
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Columbia, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Seafood!!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Make sure to try the bacon wrapped scallop appetizer! Only complaint was that it is a bit small for splitting.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Rachel S
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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Rachel S,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and we are happy you enjoyed our Scallop appetizer; it is one of our top sellers.

Hope to see you back soon,
Lewis
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Greer, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fine dining, great view and good service”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We got out on a Saturday and went for lunch at Larkin's on the Lake (LOTL) for the first time. We have enjoyed the excellent Larkin's in Greenville, SC, and the easy going Larkin's Carolina Grill in Columbus, NC. LOTL in terms of fine dining is between the two other restaurants in style - fine dining for the lake vacationer. It has a nice dining room upstairs and a bar and grill on the lower level. If you are on the lake, you can boat to it. It has a good wine selection at reasonable prices. The first bottle we were presented was off and when we raised a question about it an alternative was offered and brought with every effort to provide the best possible service and appreciation for good wine. The menu has nice variety meeting the needs of the casual lake goer and the person hoping for upscale food. Larkin's has she crab soup that is outstanding. If you have any like of such soup, this is the place to get it. The entrees were well prepared and presented. We note the prime rib is not available until after 5:00, and if it is as well prepared as the Columbus restaurant, it will be exceptional. We will return with great pleasure.

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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Upstate Explorer,

First, thank you for patronizing all our locations in North and South Carolina. Further, your comments on our dinning accommodations, award winning wine menu and food menu are sincerely appreciated. Please remember to stop back in the next time you're in any of our location areas.

Thanks' again,
Lewis
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Gaffney, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“An enjoyable dinner”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

When we arrived we were pleasantly greeted and asked if we had a reservation. We were told about the seafood buffet they were having and taken to a table. Because of the buffet it was rather crowded but we were seated quite promptly. The buffet was not a large one but was more than adequate for our tastes. What was on it was very good to be sure. If you prefer they do have menu items. The waiter we had was very friendly and cordial. It was a very enjoyable dinner for the evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Dennis D
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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Denise,

Glad you got a chance to dine with us on "Seafood Wednesday" that we have each Wednesday starting at 5:00 p.m. during the summer. Further, we appreciate your comments on the offerings and friendly service you encountered while dinning with us. I assure you, my staff and I appreciate the review.

Thank you,
Lewis
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Fun place to eat and enjoy the view.”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Good food and fantabulous service.
We enjoyed seeing boaters come to the dock and watch the faces of boaters looking forward to an enjoyable meal.

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Lewis B, General Manager at Larkin's On The Lake, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
76356899545,

Thank you for complimenting our food and service and you're right it's awesome to sit on our deck enjoying a beverage and meal while watching people out on the lake having a blasts at water sports or just riding around enjoying the lake.

Please come back soon,
Lewis
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Newark, De
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Larkin's has it going on!”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Larkin's on the lake was a very pleasant experience. Friendly staff (Liz) helped us out as we explored the area! Worth the trip!

Visited July 2014
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