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Newfound Lodge Restaurant

1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
+1 828-497-4590
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (58 reviews)
“trout” (22 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Very good food. Great service. They have s fantastic food bar. The servers were great and took good care of our group.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sammy H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We decided to try this restaurant mostly due to the marquee sign that advertised "Fresh Mountain Trout". When we entered the restaurant we were informed that the menu was not available but only the buffet was being offered. We decided to stay and try it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank camguy01
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant while on a photography trip to the great Smoky Mountains national Park. The food is delicious the staff are friendly. Get the buffet it’s the best deal there.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cystokid
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Is this the best buffet in town? No...but is it good and affordable? Yes. Salad Bar is nice and fresh (big pieces of lettuce!)...good Ranch Dressing. The Gumbo was good...not spicy. It was like a base of vegetable soup, but with the vegetables that you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kht4unc
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We stopped here for breakfast on 10/19 because we heard it was good. We were the first customers. The ONLY thing on the buffet that was even warm, was the eggs because he was still cooking them when we got there! And apparently they had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 10aclover
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The food was ok but not great. Buffet for breakfast and lunch. It was buffet food. Filling and ok. Prices are very fair. The server was very attentive Probably will try another restaurant on the next trip here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eaglevr
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Came in with fam. Asked for breakfast, said not serving any when someone was still having breakfast. Ordered food with specifics because of allergies. In a nutshell... Came back with everything not asked for. When we told them they took it back and the cook...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rc3922
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The fried catfish was terrifi !. All else on the buffet/salad bar was OK...just not great. Plentiful and many choices. We never expect to find exceptional food when visiting Cherokee. Haven't tried the breakfast buffet, but I've heard it's very good..

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kay B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Great food, especially the catfish. Lots of vegetables, great salad bar. Friendly staff and excellent service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ron H
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Every time we’re in Cherokee We eat with y’all Love the bean bread and traditional native faire See y’all again soon

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Tim C
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29 November 2017|
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Response from PPIEW7 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on vacation in October, you might want to call them.
29 November 2017|
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Response from nkimperial | Reviewed this property |
The best thing you can do is call the restaurant and ask what they have on the buffet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-4590
  • E-mail
Located just before the entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we have been serving locals and tourist since 1946. We offer a family atmosphere, affortable pricing and exceptional service. Special pricing is available for large groups and tour buses. Our restaurant is open 7 days a week during the months of March thru November. Come see us, we look forward to serving you.
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