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Area Dining

Chimney Rock Restaurants

Old Rock Cafe – Big burgers, BBQ, creative sandwiches on local bread, organic salads and regional craft beers and wine. Relax on the large deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River.  Green Travel certification.  Located on Main Street in the heart of Chimney Rock Village next to the Park entrance. 828-625-2329.

Burntshirt Vineyards – Tasting Room and Bistro with some of the best views of both Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Falls. Find the perfect glass of wine to complement our bistro menu of inspired "Southern Winery" cuisine.  Also domestic and craft beers.  Located on Main Street near the Park entrance.  828-436-2490.

Chimney Rock Smokehouse – Cold drinks, good friends and great Barbecue!  Smoked ribs, chicken, pulled pork, classic brisket and our favorite - Brunswick Stew with homemade cornbread!  Live music.  Dine in and curbside pick-up.  430 Main Street, across from the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park. 828-239-8939.

Riverwatch Grill – Indoors 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.  379 Main Street in downtown Chimney Rock. 828-625-1030.

Chimney Rock Brewing Company– Riverside restaurant for people of all ages to enjoy live entertainment, such as open mic nights and comedy shows.  Craft beers, appetizers and BBQ.  Fire pits on the river.  461 Main Street, Chimney Rock. 828-436-7047.

Lake Lure Restaurants

Appalachia Restaurant –  Fine, casual dining in an intimate setting. Located at the Lodge On Lake Lure, the restaurant offers stunning views along with a menu that offers local flair along with regional dishes that are true Appalachian Cuisine. 361 Charlotte Drive, Lake Lure. 828-625-2789. 

LakeHouse Restaurant 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 Grill. – The name says it all. Great pizza, pasta, etc.  Full bar. Gorgeous views of Lake Lure from elevated covered terrace. Located across from the Beach. 2693 Memorial Hwy.  Lake Lure.  828-625-1118. 

Fae Nectar. – Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of mead-making and experience 3 magical acres of fae fields with a grand fighting arena.  And our medieval tavern is the perfect place to take in 180 degree views of the breathtaking mountains.  2984 Memorial Hwy. Lake Lure.  

Highlands Kitchen & Bar – Casual fine dining on the river in the heart of Chimney Rock Village.    Elegant arrays of fresh, local, exotic fare and signature libations.  Hwy. 64/74A - 3 miles east of Lake Lure Marina and Beach.  451 Main Street, Chimney Rock.  828-436-4023.

Lured Market and Grill – Where you can sip, savor and shop surrounded by the stunning views of Lake Lure. Seasonal market and local goods with farm to table grill. Live music.  Conveniently located near the Marina, Beach, and Morse Park. 2655 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure.  828-625-9192.

Japan House – Authentic Japanese food anchored in tradition. Known for its original menu and tasty creations, all dishes are served with fresh ingredients and made without MSG. Located across from the Beach. 838-436-5555