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Larkin's On The Lake

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9196
+1 828-625-4075
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here at sundown to enjoy a nice dinner. It's not extremely fancy but to their credit, the salad was not iceberg lettuce! The menu has something for all tastes. I enjoyed the local trout. Nice location.

Thank Terry S
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good. Service good. Relaxed atmosphere. Decent number of choices. I had the pecan encrusted trout. Very good but not voluminous which was what I wanted. I would take the family back here again.

Thank LaughingWolf
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of this restaurant was the view!! We were seated next to the window where you have an amazing view of the lake with the mountains in the background! The service was also very great and our waitress was very polite and kept our drinks full. :) Most of the meal was good, however the current special (chicken... More 

1 Thank Ashley S
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we traveled around the Lake Lure, NC area, we found Larkin's on The Lake restaurant. It was a lovely find where we enjoyed a nice meal (actually twice - we went back a second time) while sitting at a table next to the window where we could look out at the lake. Very enjoyable experience!!

Thank Jan S
Curitiba, PR
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a view of the lake and great steaks and cold beer. What else could you ask for......

Thank retromanII
Merritt Island, Florida
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our boat tour guide recommended we eat here so we did. Big mistake! The food was mostly mediocre other than the hamburgers. They were even worse. They were 1/4 inch charred from a bag of frozen patties. I couldn't eat it. The baby back ribs were just mediocre. The one thing positive that I can say is that the view... More 

1 Thank GIJaneCO
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to kick back in the sports bar or to have a top notch dining experience in the dining room upstairs. Has indoor and outdoor seating, right on the water of Lake Lure, great food and terrific service.

Thank ornametals
Costa Rica
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the view is lovely, the food was not very good. Our party of 6 ordered, salmon, hamburgers and chicken tenders. The hamburgers were from a bag of frozen patties, cooked charred and dry, the buffalo chicken tenders frozen from a bag. The salmon fillet however was the highlight and was very good. Service only average, our waitress came by... More 

1 Thank Leah B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't wait until they have been open or you will wait a long time. The small parking lot has an overflow and it as well as the road shoulder will be full in no time at all. The service and the food were great.

Thank Al P
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324 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal overlooking Lake Lure! The log cabin building created a great, rustic, yet elegant feel to this restaurant. We enjoyed watching the boats arrive to dock for dinner and the start of sunset. The service and food are excellent. This is the second Larkin's restaurant we have visited (in addition to Larkin's on the River) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9196
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lake Lure
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-4075

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?