Let’s eat! Or some perfectly good reasons to forget packing lunch or dinner.

We offer several different food options for our hungry guests. Whether you’re looking for a quaint café overlooking the beautiful Rocky Broad River, a quick snack from the Deli or catering inside the Park at one of our scenic picnic tables, we’ve got you covered.

Old Rock Café

You know those great little places you find on the best road trips? The Old Rock Café is one of them.

We’re a local spot next to the entrance of Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock Village. Grab a table on our deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River and enjoy our award-winning  fresh salads and grilled sandwiches, including our 100% grass-fed beef burger, which has made the list for Zagat’s “Must-try Burgers across the Country.”

End your meal with our scrumptious signature Apple Brown Betty dessert, served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Wash it all down with one of our many regional craft brews. We proudly serve a growing selection of local foods and beverages. Check out the memorabilia of the “Rock” while you’re here for a glimpse of what life was like over the past 100 years.

Follow us on Facebook  for specials and updates. Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor, or write a review about your own recent visit. We’re proud that we have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for several years running! And Annual Passholders get 15% off food and beverages (excluding alcohol) at the Old Rock. Take a look at our menu and hours of operation.

Questions? Call 828-625-2329 or 800-277-9611.

Sky Lounge Deli 

Refresh and recharge at the Sky Lounge Deli, open April through December. Enjoy cold drinks, snacks, popcorn and ice cream to go, or eat on the outside patio overlooking beautiful views of Lake Lure. Grab a sandwich to-go if you’re ready to get back out on the trails.

Catering. For your every whim. (Well, within reason, of course.)

Coming with a group? Be sure to check out our catering options.

Your group’s next outing could easily be its most picturesque. Dine at our pavilion on the Meadows featuring a view of the Chimney, or sit on the back deck of the Old Rock Café with the sounds of the Rocky Broad River and a stunning view of the “Rock” and Hickory Nut Falls. Our group sales and catering associates will assist you with a menu and price that is perfect for your group. We are happy to work with you on custom menus. Please contact [email protected].

Vegetarian selections are available upon request. Beer and wine are also available.

A 50% deposit on food service is required at the time the event is contracted. Deposits may be made by check or credit card. Groups must guarantee the number of meals 5 business days prior to event date. NC health law prohibits food being taken from an event.