From country cookin’, real Southern BBQ, upscale cuisine and family restaurants to coffee shops, ice cream parlors and fudge shops, Chimney Rock Village and Lake Lure area restaurants can satisfy all types of cravings!

We highly recommend our restaurant, the Old Rock Café, where you can grab a table on the deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River. The Café serves up burgers, salads, sandwiches, fresh-baked desserts, beer & wine. It’s located next to the Park entrance overlooking the Rocky Broad River.

Once you’re in the Park, pick up a sandwich, snack, drink, or an ice cream cone in the Sky Lounge near the “Rock.”

Park Dining

Selection Filter

Drive time from park


Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park's
Sky Lounge Deli

Enjoy the incredible views overlooking Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge. Sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos & cheese, ice cream, pizza, hot pretzels, snacks and more. Remember, Annual Passholders get 15% off food and retail in the Park! Read more. The Deli is closed from December through March.

Inside the Park on the Chimney level
Chimney Rock , NC 28720

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-4764

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park's
Old Rock Café

You know those great little places you find on the best road trips? The Old Rock Café is one of them, offering souvenirs, food and fun. Dine on the deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River or in air-conditioned comfort. The best part is that Annual Passholders get 15% off food and beverages (excluding alcohol)! Join us for live music on July and October 2013 weekend nights after a day of hiking in the Park. Beats, Burgers and Brews will be rockin' on these Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-8pm. Learn more or view the menu.

Located on the riverfront just outside Park entrance gate.
Chimney Rock Village , NC 28720

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-2329
E-mail: visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Web: http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/park/facilities/oldrock.php

Coffee on the Rocks and Old Time Photo

Fresh ground beans 7days/week for your perfect espresso. Try our iced frappuccinos and smoothies to quench your thirst. Have family fun getting an "Old Time Photo" that will be a nice memory of your time in Chimney Rock.

435 North Main Street
Chimney Rock , NC 28720

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-2064
E-mail: coffeerocks435@gmail.com
Web: http://www.chimneyrockcoffee.com

Esmeralda Restaurant

Relaxed fine dining in a rustic, warm and inviting atmosphere. This is what you’ll find at the Esmeralda Restaurant. Our menu reflects what’s best in the area! Our Chef creates an American cuisine focused on what is available locally. In season, the deck off the dining room offers breathtaking views of Chimney Rock and the Rocky Broad River. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy an Esmeralda salad and a glass of wine, or one of the daily specials and a fresh, house-made dessert. You'll find many house-made items on our menu, such as our house-cured bacon and fresh-made yogurts. We offer an excellent wine and beer list to choose from. Our menus change with the seasons and are available to view on our website.

The Restaurant is the perfect spot for a special night or a family gathering. We host many rehearsal dinners and receptions, birthday parties and anniversary dinners. Our staff is ready to make any occasion a special one. Call ahead to order a Celebration Cake!

Enjoy a good laugh? The Esmeralda is hosting Comedy Nights which include great food and very talented comedians from all over the country. Check our website for upcoming events.

Bring your Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park admission receipt (from the same day) and receive one free dessert with the purchase of two entrées.

We’ll see you soon!

910 Main St
Chimney Rock , NC 28720

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-2999
E-mail: info@theesmeralda.com
Web: http://www.theesmeralda.com

Gaestehaus Salzburg

Enjoy Olde World recipes, homemade Austrian pastries, German wine and beer, served in an authentic German dining room.

1491 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure , NC 28746

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-0093
Web: http://www.gaestehaussalzburg.com/restaurant.html

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

A 5th generation family farm with a farm store offering grassfed beef, pasture raised pork, local goods and crafts. Visit year around and in Sept and Oct for additional fall activities such as animals to visit, corn maze, pumpkin patch, trike track, corn box, culvert slides and more!

57 Sugar Hollow Rd
Fairview , NC 28730

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 628-1027
Web: http://www.hickorynutgapfarm.com

Hickory Nut Gorge Places to Eat

Chimney Rock Village and Lake Lure , NC

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Web: http://www.hickorynut.org/restaurants.html

La Strada at Lake Lure

The management and staff invite you to visit La Strada at Lake Lure for an unforgettable dining experience! Relax and dine in the friendly neighborhood atmosphere and enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Park, and Hickory Nut Gorge. Beautiful vistas abound from the elevated 88 seat covered patio and the 146 seat dining room. Get 15% off your meal purchase (excluding beverages) when you show your Chimney Rock Annual Pass. May not be combined with any other offers.

2693 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure , NC 28746

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-1118
Web: http://www.lastradaatlakelure.com

Lake Lure Smokehouse

REAL pit cooked (at our restaurant) Hickory Smoked Pork BBQ, Smoked Chicken & Baby Back Ribs. Homemade Eastern Vinegar Based & Western Tomato Based BBQ Sauces. We hand patty our never frozen 1/3 of a pound Smokehouse Burger and cook it to order. Five different fresh Large Salads and a Chicken Salad Melt to die for. We open at 7am every day for a fresh cooked to order Mountain Breakfast. Serving daily & weekend specials.

Beers on Tap – Yeungling, Blue Moon & Coors Light.

Wine by the Glass – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Grigio.

See our web site for our full menu & specials.

Summer Hours (April through October) Monday – Thursday 7am–2pm; Friday & Saturday 7am–8pm; Sunday 7am–4pm

Winter Hours (November through March) Sunday – Friday 7am–2pm; Saturday 7am-7:30pm

2795 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure , NC 28720

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-0937
E-mail: info@lakeluresmokehouse.com
Web: http://www.lakeluresmokehouse.com

Lakeside Pizza

Pasta, subs and takeout, too. 1/4 mile east of the Beach @ Lake Lure. During winter, closed Mondays. Winter hours are 11:30am - 9:00pm.

P.O. Box 176
Chimney Rock , NC 28720

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-1457
Web: http://www.lakesidepizzaonline.com

Larkin's on the Lake / Bayfront Bar and Grill

Two unique restaurants on the water. Great view! You can arrive by car or boat. Bar & Grill open 11:00am - 8:00pm. Dinner Menu from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

P.O. Box 681
Lake Lure , NC 28746

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-4075
Web: http://www.larkinsonthelake.com/

Laura's House

"Eat 'Til We Roll Ya Out!" Southern family-style restaurant with fantastic views. All-you-can-eat or order from the menu. Closed Thursdays. Seasonal hours but typically from 11:00am - 5:00pm

390 Main Street
Chimney Rock , NC 28720

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-9125
E-mail: 4ucookie@bellsouth.net
Web: http://www.laurashousefood-gifts.com

Renaissance Asheville

The Renaissance Asheville is proud to offer premier accommodations, featuring complimentary wireless Internet; pet-friendly rooms; an indoor pool; 21,000 square feet of event space; delicious on-site dining options and much more! The Renaissance Asheville Hotel features 277 guest rooms well-equipped with all the comforts, conveniences and luxuries expected from the Renaissance brand. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, Renaissance Asheville guests can easily enjoy many local attractions and activities.

31 Woodfin St
Asheville , NC 28801

Drive Time: 30-60 min.
Phone: (828) 252-8211
Web: http://www.renaissanceasheville.com

Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Dining

Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure offers a variety of dining options for Park visitors. Resort restaurants are open daily in season and are located about 20 minutes from the Park entrance.

Lakeview Restaurant & Hearthside Lounge offers upscale casual dining overlooking Lake Lure. Lakeview has a freshly prepared menu with seasonal appetizers and entrèe specials. Lakeview features the all-you-can-eat Prime Rib buffet for $19.95 every Wednesday and live entertainment on Thursday and Friday. Outdoor patio seating is available, non- smoking only. Reservations are suggested, please call (828) 694-3045.

Lake Lure Dinner Cruise: A dining experience unlike any other in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Lake Lure Dinner Cruise at Rumbling Bald Resort is a guest favorite experience year after year. Your dinner is served during a leisurely two hour evening cruise on Lake Lure in a luxury pontoon boat. Your meal includes a salad and one of three delicious entrées followed by a wonderful dessert. The Lake Lure Dinner Cruise departs Tuesday thru Saturday from April to October. Advance reservations are required, please cal (828) 694-3015 for reservations and information.

Legends Pizza, Grill & Pub is conveniently located at Bald Mountain Golf Course. The menu features freshly prepared pizzas, deli sandwiches, salads, burgers and hot dogs and a full bar. Legends is open daily with karaoke on Saturday nights. Please call (828) 694-3032 for information.

Azaleas Restaurant and Bar is located at the Apple Valley Golf Course and offers casual dining for golfers and visitors. Azaleas is open daily for breakfast and lunch. Please call (828) 625-9882 for information.

To view menus, please click on the link below.

Located at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure
Lake Lure , NC

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (800) 260-1040
Web: http://www.RumblingBald.com

The Restaurant at 1906 Pine Crest Inn

Our restaurant serves new American cuisine featuring fresh, regional ingredients. Our chefs craft daily menus to reflect seasonal offerings and market availability. The restaurant carries the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award, as does the Inn. We have also received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for eight consecutive years and offer weekly wine tastings on Thursdays and monthly Winemaker’s Dinners. Distinctive gourmet dinners are served Wednesday through Saturday, plus breakfast daily and an exquisite Sunday brunch from 11:00-2:00. Other days and hours are available for groups with advance notice. We request reservations for each meal to assure we are able to provide only the highest quality service and utmost attention for your dining experience.

85 Pine Crest Lane
Tryon, , NC 28782

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (800) 633-3001
E-mail: stay@pinecrestinn.com
Web: http://www.pinecrestinn.com/restaurant.html

Tiki Bar and Grill

Main Street
Lake Lure , NC 28746

Drive Time: < 30 min.
Phone: (828) 625-4121
Web: http://www.genevarivermotel.com/tiki_bar_and_grill.htm

French German Spain Italian Japanese Chinese Simplified