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The Eseeola Lodge Dining Room

175 Linville Ave, Linville, NC 28646
+1 828-733-4311
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
9 Oct 2017
“Good spot for supper”
8 Oct 2017
“Golf group”
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175 Linville Ave, Linville, NC 28646
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Four couples had supper in the Eseeola Dining Room one recent Saturday night. It's a delightful place to meet - nice grounds, beautiful bar and sitting area, and prompt, attentive service. We gathered for a birthday supper. The staff was very accomodating and attentive. The...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

May be the best buffet I have ever had, lobster shrimp crab meat and many more items, also they had a great prime rib and a kill for key lime pie. If you are ever in Linville or surrounding arrears stop in, Its only on...More

Thank Eddie M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Lodge and ate several breakfasts and two dinners at the restaurant. The service and food are tremendous. The steel cut oats pancakes and authentic breakfast sausage are my favorite breakfast of all time. The dinners were equally memorable. We'll be back...More

1  Thank Milton316
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We are staying up the hill at Grandmother Mountain and decided to have a special night out. I know the Eseeola from my annual visit to the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. The ambience is welcoming and there was no rush to be seated at the...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Beautiful room. Attentive service. Food that was just not good. We had a group of 7 adults on a Saturday evening. Appetizers & salads were good to excellent so we were surprised when the entrees arrived. Several ordered short ribs. On the plate were 3...More

Thank Fletcher51
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is the best Seafood buffet. The crab is putofvthe shell piled high on plates. Calamari, lobster tails, shrimp, lox,sides, famous for their butternut squash casserole (OMG). Desserts include key lime pie, cherry pie, pecan pie, chocolate cake cookies and sooo much more. There are...More

2  Thank Jake0318
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the area and called the Eseeola Lodge dining room to inquire if we needed tone a member and if there was a dress code. We were told " No sir we are a public restaurant and we do not have a dress...More

10  Thank Coach Bobby R
Reviewed 5 August 2016

If you have not tried Eseeola's Thursday night Seafood Buffet, you must give it a try. Arrive around 6:30 or 7PM with reservations. Jacket but no tie necessary. Probably around 200 folks being served. Spacious tables and multiple rooms. First class seafood and a perfect...More

2  Thank mtnpainter
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The lobby, bar, and restaurant are physically beautiful. The food, though, was rather bland, and the service was just OK. For the prices, I would expect a little more taste and exceptional service.

Thank gerrie220
Reviewed 21 June 2016

There is near universal agreement of TripAdvisor reviewers of this place that it deserves five stars. That is undoubtedly true most of the time, but we stayed and ate there when the chef was absent, and that, in the opinion of one staff member, was...More

Thank LocalCitizen3939
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29 August 2016|
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Response from LocalCitizen3939 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Sandra C's answer. The lobby is very large and sprawling. After passing the reception area (on the left) and walking straight, there are "card tables" on the right and set away from the main lobby area. They are... More
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21 July 2016|
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Response from Jake0318 | Reviewed this property |
Total price with tax, tip out the door is $84.00 and it is fabulous
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Linville Ave, Linville, NC 28646
    (HWY 221)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Linville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-733-4311
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Our Dining Room is located in the historic Eseeola Lodge in the heart of Linville, NC. Chestnut-bark surrounds the Lodge exterior and porte-cochere, which leads to the Lodge lobby and living room. Guests enjoy the pristinely manicured gardens and interior while enjoying a pre-dinner cocktail or glass of wine from Eseeola"s full bar. Live piano music fills the environs Friday-Wednesday evenings…the Seafood Buffet takes center stage every Thursday evening. Hearty breakfasts and elegant dinners are served daily in The Eseeola Lodge Dining Room. Reservations and appropriate dress are required for each meal. We look forward to providing exquisite service and a memorable experience at Eseeola.
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