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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Great food with awesome scenery! Overlooking Lake Lure and surrounded by mountains. Formal dining upstairs and casual dining downstairs. If I'm asked for only one restaurant recommendation, this is it!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“An excellent spot for a delicious brunch (order the cinnamon rolls) and patio views of Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Falls. Also serves lunch and dinner. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“ “good food” 10/14/2014 “NC Tex-Mex?” 09/09/2014 Cuisines: Mexican (*Owners review- Great food with great prices!!) ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Good pasta; I always order the lasagne! Sit on the balcony in good weather for beautiful mountain/lake views!!!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's quaint and close by! Not to mention the people and the food are equally fantastic!”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Directly on the river in Chimney Rock is Riverwatch Bar and Grill, known for their specialty burgers, riverfront seating, and ice cold beer.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Views of Lake, Bar, sports bar and pool. Within the Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure, north end of lake.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Fabulous fresh trout encrusted in almonds. Specials on Tues for trout and prime rib for the meat lovers.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“An incredible selection of award-winning wines, including their signature Apple Wine. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Tucked behind the Geneva lodge, you will find this charming bar on the edge of the Broad River. Great views and charming local joint. It is very popular with bikers passing through the area.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Authentic Mexican food. The deck in the back is on a beautiful mountain stream.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Diner
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“Quaint little spot for breakfast run by a local couple. My wife absolutely loves the pancakes and the shrimp and grits. Omelets are good too.”
  • 3 locals recommend