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Area Dining

Chimney Rock Restaurants

Old Rock Cafe – Big burgers, BBQ, regional craft beers and wine, healthy selections. Riverside deck. Located on Main Street in the heart of Chimney Rock Village next to the Park entrance. 828-625-2329.

Medina’s Village Bistro – Full service casual gourmet restaurant serving exquisitely prepared homemade fresh food. Great daily specials and soups.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Best cinnamon rolls ever!  Full liquor license.  Open year round. Across from the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park. 828-989-4529.

Riverwatch Deli and GrillIndoors or outdoors overlooking the river. Quality food, burgers, deli, kids’ menu. Over 50 local, craft and domestic beers. 9 HD TV's with sports packages.  Main Street in downtown Chimney Rock. 828-625-1030.

Genny’s Family Restaurant – Home cooking, including homemade desserts. Riverside dining on Main Street in downtown Chimney Rock. 828-625-2171.

The Esmeralda – Fine dining restaurant using locally grown and organic foods whenever possible. Beautiful and romantic wood-timbered dining room. Beer and wine.  In Chimney Rock, one mile west of downtown. 828-625-2999.

Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery - Craft beers, appetizers and BBQ.  Fire pits on the river.  Main Street Chimney Rock. 828-436-7047.

Lake Lure Restaurants

Larkins on the Lake and Bayfront Bar & Grill – Enjoy casual dining dockside or a romantic dinner for two upstairs at a table overlooking Lake Lure. The only restaurant in Lake Lure with boat parking. Fabulous steaks, trout, and some of the best BBQ baby back ribs we’ve ever tasted! Full bar and extensive wine list. Open year round. Located on the lake at the junction of Hwy. 64/74A and Hwy. 9 South. 828-625-4075. 

LaStrada Pizza, Pasta, Bar and GrillThe name says it all. Full bar. Gorgeous views of Lake Lure from elevated covered terrace. Located across from the Beach. 828-625-1118. 

The Point of View - The Point of View has been consistently serving unique cuisine for over 20 years. The complete menu is prepared in house from scratch, even the salad dressings! Extensive wine menu as well as a full bar. Located on a ridge overlooking Lake Lure.  Hwy. 64/74A - 3 miles east of Lake Lure Marina and Beach.  828-625-4380.

Columbus Restaurants

Giardini Trattoria – Authentic, regional Italian cuisine prepared with fresh vegetables and herbs organically grown in their own gardens. Their fresh pastas are hand cut, the pizzas and meats are roasted in a woodfired oven, and the menus change with the seasons. Wine and beer. Italian cooking workshops. Located at 2411 NC Hwy. 108, about 20 minutes from Lake Lure and well worth the drive!  828-894-0234.