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Smoky Mountain Diner

70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
+1 828-622-7571
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time we visit Hot Springs, we hit the diner. The Smoky Mountain Trail burger is a hit and with the onion rings, yummy! They offer "plate" specials which make you feel you are eating at Grandma's. Gina, the owner, is a special gal and...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This diner will be a throwback in time if you are from a large city or metro area. Quaint place with several menu options, and the food is good.

1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both locals and tourists LOVE this place. Down to earth, clean and very friendly. The food is awesome- especially breakfast . Not sure what they put in those pancakes besides love but they are really good!

1  Thank MamaKLB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in the Hot Springs area and we decided to grab some lunch at the diner. Had my heart set on the breakfast but got there 20 minutes too late. ( they stop at noon) Despite this, the lunch was great and portions were large....More

1  Thank DK1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On two separate trips to Hot Springs we have stopped by for breakfast and dinner. Good country food at a reasonable price.

1  Thank cnherring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop here whenever we are in Hot Springs every couple of years or so. It remains a favorite. Honey Stung Chicken is a large meal that came with two sides. I got mashed potatoes and turnip greens. I took some of the chicken home...More

2  Thank AR1350
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was fantastic and you certainly got your money's worth and then some. We only had the chance to eat here once but they give you plenty of food. My husband and I were full and satisfied we almost couldn't eat dinner that...More

1  Thank eightbelles5308
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local diner with terrific breakfasts at great prices -- $21 for 3 of us, which included meals and drinks. Lots of locals and hikers visiting. Indoor and outdoor seating ( we chose the deck). Very nice wait staff - friendly and accommodating. Drinks served in...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Our waitress was super great. Very funny and welcoming. The food was really good. Like a good cookout from your backyard. The back patio has a really pretty view of the mountains. Very reasonable price range!!

1  Thank Di M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Delicious southern home cooking. Something for everyone......from breakfast to diner. The food was very reasonably priced and the portions were generous. This was our first time here and we were very impressed. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The diner is at the start...More

1  Thank coffeelovers2015
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Questions & Answers
25 September 2016|
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Response from Beckyg234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the front porch they allow dogs.
13 July 2016|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Not unless they run it as a special. They have cod and grouper on the menu.
21 April 2016|
Response from Genia P | Property representative |
We would love to have y'all! Sure, please call 828-206-1574. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 828-622-7571
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