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Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort

185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037
+1 828-295-5505
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (29 reviews)
“kale slaw” (3 reviews)
“apple butter” (6 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was a really nice place to have a steak dinner. Anything else on the menu I don’t recommend. The service was good but the desert was cold when it was suppose to be hot. For what we got in portions on our plate....More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge restaurant, nice ambiance, and our server, Mikko, was very helpful. Had fried green tomatoes and a salad...the tomatoes were not seasoned before battered, however in all fairness, no one ever does this and they should. They think seasoning the batter is enough and it...More

Thank redatl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the new winterfest line up. Much more room and tons of food made this a great event. Add in music, dancing and dessert made for a perfect evening. We came back for dinner the following night and service was outstanding and food very,...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The service was very good! The blackened seafood pasta is delicious and fresh! The wine/beer selection is great

Thank Kayla R
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

It all started pretty well with soirée very nice starters. The tuna excellent even if it was cold. The main courses however were quite bad. We had trout, monkfish and veal and we couldn't finish any of those. And is overpriced. Service friendly and efficient,...More

Thank apalmero
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Everything was OK to good. Enjoyed the atmosphere...the patio outside was delightful for a drink prior to dinner inside. This place is good...it should be great.

2  Thank Randy150
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I would expect more from an establishment with such a high reputation. It doesn't take much to please me, just basic good simple food fare ... if you're going to be fancy, focus less on the presentation and more on what goes on the tongue....More

Thank Patricia T
ChetolaResort, Manager at Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very sorry that you had an unpleasant experience. We do our best to offer exceptional quality to all of our guests and regret that we fell short in your instance. We hope you would...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great atmosphere but food quality varies. Service also varies. I would suggest lunch rather than dinner.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I usually try to eat away from the hotel I'm staying at because hotel food is usually average. But I'm so glad I ended up at Timberlake's at Chetola Resort! I met some great people and had a wonderful Malbec while waiting for my table....More

Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

After shopping in a cold, foggy mist in Blowing Rock, we were delighted to be seated beside a fireplace in the Timberlake. Our servers, Sarah and Jake, were very professional and pleasant. We enjoyed a fresh, colorful salad and cup of tomato & Gouda bisque...More

Thank Wendy E
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Questions & Answers
13 August 2016|
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Response from tgbmd123 | Reviewed this property |
Call Timberlake
10 October 2015|
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Response from ChetolaResort | Property representative |
Reservations for Christmas Eve are now being accepted. Please call 828-295-5505 for reservations.
Brenda C
20 December 2014|
Response from ChetolaResort | Property representative |
The restaurant is open but they are completely sold out for the Christmas Buffet. If you like, you can call the day before and see if there are any cancellations. Call 828-295-5505. Thanks for your interest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037 (Formerly Manor House Restaurant @ Chetola Resort)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-5505
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Timberlake’s Restaurant is the inspiration of North Carolina’s greatest artist, Bob Timberlake. Located in the historic 19th Century Estate overlooking beautiful Chetola Lake, Timberlake’s offers indoor dining or dining on the outdoor patio dining enhanced by the warm glow of a rustic fire pit (for when temperatures turn cooler). Specialties include Angus beef and bison filets, seafood, salads and a variety of vegetarian dishes. Unlimited breakfast buffet featured daily. Dinner served nightly from 5 to 10 pm. Breakfast Daily: 7:30am-10:30am Lunch: Noon-3pm (daily May-October) Dinner: 5-10pm (nightly May-January; Thurs, Fri & Sat January-May)
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