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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.  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

LakeHouse Restaurant Bar & Grill –  (Formerly Larkin's) 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. Full bar. Gorgeous views of Lake Lure from elevated covered terrace. Located across from the Beach. 828-625-1118. 

Highlands Kitchen & Bar – Casual fine dining on a ridge overlooking Lake Lure.  Elegant arrays of fresh, local, exotic fare and signature libations.  Hwy. 64/74A - 3 miles east of Lake Lure Marina and Beach.  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. Conveniently located near the Marina, Beach, and Morse Park. 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