We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lakeside Restaurant

531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
+1 828-526-9419
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
Write a Review
Reviews (371)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 371 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We brought friends for their first visit to Lakeside (and Highlands, for that matter). They did not leave disappointed. It was a pleasant early evening and we were lucky enough to be seated at the table overlooking the lake. We began with a huge bowl...More

3  Thank edward d
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is just off the beaten path in Highlands, which really just means it's one block off Main, but not a part of the prime strip here. It borders a small lake and does a nice job of balancing low-key environment with higher end food...More

3  Thank JCSAtlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I had an incredible dinner tonight. Huge Colorado lamb chops, cooked perfectly. Owner Laura so hospitable and Mary our server warm, knowledgable and attentive.

3  Thank Dana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 4th or 5th visit to Lakeside. The service is excellent and all the staff is very friendly. I had the Snapper special. It was very good. I love the shrimp and grits too. The beet salad is always great as I have...More

3  Thank lorraine k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual, quaint lakeside setting, delicious food, wonderful staff. Easy walk if you are staying in town.

3  Thank FloridaChris
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Lakeside is always a great dining experience. This was our first visit for the 2017 "season" and it did not disappoint. From the friendly staff, cozy dining atmosphere to the top quality food (and wine), you can't go wrong! When the weather is nice, they...More

5  Thank HiTownMan
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Our church had a fund raiser here. As a result this relatively small establishment was jam packed. Even with that the service was spot on and the food was outstanding. The four of us in our party very much enjoyed the wine, appetizers, entrees and...More

5  Thank James R
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Lake side is small restaurant which does indeed feature outside dining by the lake. We chose a rainy evening and enjoyed a seat by the large windows. The service was attentive, the food was excellent and unlike many restaurants it was quiet- not bustling and...More

4  Thank ScotchnSoda1
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We loved everything about this place. The ladies that ran it and took care of us. The food. The location and feel. It was exactly what we were hoping for. We were the last ones there and just it felt so comfortable we could have...More

4  Thank britt s
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Marty the chef/owner is one of my fevrot guys, the food is out right good and the place very romantic.

5  Thank twohananels
Nearby Restaurants
Ristorante Paoletti
913 reviews
.26 km away
Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro
743 reviews
.21 km away
Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream
279 reviews
.44 km away
Wild Thyme Gourmet
801 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Bascom
89 reviews
1.17 km away
Cullasaja River Gorge
78 reviews
.48 km away
Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park
55 reviews
.80 km away
Highlands Playhouse
57 reviews
.41 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Doris L
do you have to have resversations for easter sunday
15 April 2017|
Response from Thomas D | Reviewed this property |
Doris L
do you have to have resversations
15 April 2017|
Response from britt s | Reviewed this property |
Probably depends on their busy season but we were there two weekends ago and just walked in and got a table. But it is smallenougth that is 3 other couples have that idea it will be full.
Do you provide parking?
25 April 2015|
Response from Travlur58 | Reviewed this property |
They have parking right in the front door. If you have special needs I'm sure they will accommodate ....
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-9419
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing