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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” (48 reviews)
“trout” (20 reviews)
“okra” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:30All hours
$$ - $$$
1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worst food ever!! $17.00for buffet and drink and wasn't impressed with it at all. Plus they have pee ants crawling all over the window seal and was on my arm while trying to eat!!!

Thank Jo-ann R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped in one evening as recommended by our hotel staff. They offered a nice buffet, salad and soup bar, though I opted for a menu item which was very tasty and a good portion for the price. We learned to late that on Thursday...More

Thank Davis63863
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this little restaurant for lunch, by chance. It's easier to eat buffet with young kids. The service was wonderful! The pulled pork, ribs, potatoes wedges, and chicken was very good. The only thing I would change, is lack of deserts. There was...More

Thank CRW77
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on our way through and had the buffet. The fried chicken was good, but everything else was pretty average. It reminded me so much of Shoney's dinner buffet that I couldn't believe it. My husband tried the banana pudding and couldn't find a...More

Thank Outttatime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the breakfast buffet. good soft scrambled eggs, amazing bacon, chicken fried steak bites were a new thing for me and I really liked them with the gravy. Staff is super nice and they kept the breakfast buffet well stocked up to the minute...More

Thank benji8484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fried Chicken here is the best in the area. The salad bar is a good size as well. We ate the buffet and my wife loved the chili beans. They even have authentic Native American food on the buffet as well. We had the...More

Thank LeeCoe72
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Gilbert, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in just as lunch was being put on the buffet bar. The BEST navy beans and brussel sprouts! Fried catfish, turkey, dressing with gravy, fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, a good salad bar (a lot of variety), and banana pudding. The price...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great buffet bar and some Indian food at times or fish this is the place to go. We have been going here for years and my kids love it! The salad bar is always filled, clean, and has great...More

Thank Mindy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went twice during our stay. We enjoyed the buffet on both occasions. The salad bar was well stocked.

Thank Jody G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious lunch buffet. Staff were very friendly. Brought out hot chicken and fish continously. We were here at 230 in the afternoon and the food was hot and delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank shedmail1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
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
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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