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The Eseeola Lodge Dining Room

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175 Linville Ave, Linville, NC 28646 (HWY 221)
+1 828-733-4311
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 dinner table as we nursed our aperitifs in front of the fire in the Great... More 

Thank Peter W
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 thin slabs of dry well done meat - no sauce, no gravy! The accompanying brussel... More 

Thank Fletcher51
Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 only 2 settings, one at 6:30 and one at 8:30 approx $84.00 a person total... More 

Thank Jake0318
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 code for lunch" . We made a reservation and drove 45 minutes. The hostess looked... More 

3 Thank Coach Bobby R
Boone, North Carolina
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Prime Rib slso available. The shrimp, lump crab meat and lobster tails are prepared perfectly.... More 

1 Thank mtnpainter
Hickory, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Charleston, South Carolina
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the reason for inferior food. The dining room wait staff and the bartender are first... More 

Thank LocalCitizen3939
Cashiers, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

First you need to "dress' for dinner. The atmosphere is quiet and reserved. The flower arrangements on the tables are small and intimate. Other flower arrangements in the building are beautiful and most of the flowers are grown in their own garden. If you are seated by a window you overlook rolling hills, flowers,and a brook with a small bridge... More 

Thank Sandra C
Ponte Vedra
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

What a great retreat in the NC mountains....day trip to Boone, Blowingo Rock, Grandfather Mountain or just hang out at Eseeola...5* dining at the Lodge or the Golf Club...doesn't get any better...rain or shine...

Thank beach4444
Hilton Head Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The Eseeola Lodge Dining Room is attractive and offers good food and service in a community with limited choices. The wine list is limited but offers a variety of choices and prices including by the glass. The Wednesday seafood buffet is exceptional and advance reservations are recommended. The adjacent bar is well tended and welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?