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Appalachia at The Lodge, Lake Lure, NC
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Appalachia at The Lodge

4.9
4.9
286 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Appalachia Restaurant brings an upscale-casual experience to an intimate setting. With stunning views and a cuisine that offers an Appalachian flair, you will be immersed with the true spirit of Lake Lure.
Dinner at the restaurant begins at 4:30pm.
We bring the Appalachian heritage from the outdoors in while dining in front of the stunning 525 million year old mountains. Inside, outside, or bar room dining, you will have a gorgeous view of Lake Lure and the Appalachian mountains. Boats Slips are first come, first serve. Due to the small volume of tables, we cannot accept preferred table/view requests.


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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Unspecified
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–8:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 625-2789
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Lake Lure
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Boat Slips. Fist come, first serve
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

What 286 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambience

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

  • Asheville

    Best Overall

  • Asheville

    Best Food

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Best Ambience

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Romantic

  • Asheville

    Great for scenic views

  • Asheville

    Good for special occasions

  • Asheville

    American

286 Reviews
  1. Slackman

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent short rib. Fingerling potatoes are one of a kind. Best meal we have enjoyed in a long time. Don't let the location fool you - the chef is top notch.

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  2. Greatwine2try

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Imagine stepping into a warm, inviting restaurant with soft lighting and rustic décor. The aroma of savory short ribs fills the air as you settle into your cozy corner table. Each bite of the perfectly cooked short rib melts in your mouth, accompanied by flavorful sides meticulously crafted by the chef. Lisa, your attentive server, enhances the experience with her genuine warmth and impeccable service, ensuring every moment of your dining experience is nothing short of fantastic l

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  3. Meryl

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening. Everything was perfect---the food, service, wine (the presentation was short and sweet), view of the lake. We go often and plan to continue. A huge thank you to all involved.

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  4. Fuzzball

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks and salad were very good. Pork chop a bit dry and overcooked. Shrimp were spot on. Succotash and risotto were outstanding. Service a bit slow but from the kitchen as servers very attentive and friendly. Overall very good.

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  5. YvonneL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view of the lake at sunset was beautiful! The food was perfect!

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  6. DanB

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding and the food wea amazing.

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  7. KeatonP

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food in Rutherford county. Would highly recommend.

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  8. KathyH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    T Our food was delicious and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We just ate there the one night because our budget could not afford more.

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  9. Noelmal210

    Western NC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were outstanding. I appreciate that they elevate the experience by taking care of even the smallest details!

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  10. MaryW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Amazing! Best place in Lake Lure to eat and drink. Service is amazing from host to Bartender to Servers. Chef creates the most delicious flavors in his foods. Brown sugar cinnamon ice cream was unbelievable!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. CatwomanNC

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely spot overlooking Lake Lure. Super friendly, efficient staff and a great winter menu of creative comfort food. We will definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  12. MatthewS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing atmosphere!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited in the off season. We sat in front of the fireplace. Drinks were very good. dinner was even better. We met the Chef and the staff was incredible. we will be back on our next trip this summer.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. Rocky160

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good, service and drinks all perfect. Amanda and her team do a fantastic job. We love this place!

    1 person found this helpful

  15. GeriH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very pleasant experience. Everything was great. We will definitely visit again soon

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  16. CrystalH

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite places to eat in Lake Lure. The food is always delicious and the service is great. We are never disappointed.

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  17. crjspo23

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Other than the dining room being a bit chilly, outstanding food and service!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second experience at Appalachia…so, yes, it was worth coming back! A great restaurant experience begins and ends with exceptional people and Appalachia has 5-star people. We had the sea scallops and the wagyu flank steak (daily special). Both were cooked perfectly and expertly presented. Generally speaking, we are not dessert people, but we could not pass up the candied pretzel spiced apple pumpkin cheesecake. Yes…that’s right…all in one serving. Amazing. This is not the cheapest place around Lake Lure…but I can assure you, we’ve eaten at the lower price point places and there is a distinct, positive difference at Appalachia that makes it worth the extra $. Between the people, ambiance and the food…Appalachia ranks as high as it gets in western NC (yes, including Asheville!).

    1 person found this helpful

  19. CaptBee

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service best I’ve had in Rutherford County. Very pleased. Staff professional and efficient with just the 2 working. Fires going making it cozy and comfortable. Got there early to see the view and enjoy the bar. Imaginative cocktails and one of the finest Bordeaux I’ve had in a while with dinner. Surf and turf was the favorite. Perfect filet and yummy crab cake. Will go again.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. Goodtimepete

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always! Made NYE super special. Shannon provided great service! See you again soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening…great food, great service, great atmosphere. Well worth the picturesque drive. If you are close make the trip.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Great waitress. Very attentive. Noise level was a bit high, but hard to control at this place. Requested a window table overlooking the lake. Did not get one, no mention of our request when seated. Would have been nice for the fireplace to be in use. It was a cold night in the 30s.

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  23. JulieB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not have enjoyed it more! If you’re visiting Lake Lure, it’s a must!

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  24. BruceK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant!! It’s our favorite in Lake Lure. We love the beautiful picture perfect view, amazing taste sensations and very attentive excellent service. The beet salad is a must have with burrata cheese. We both had the lamb last night and we were not disappointed. Jess was exceptionally friendly as is Sydney. The perfect spot for dinner. Restaurant/Lodge has a very interesting history.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food, service and ambience was excellent.

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  26. mikey

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service, beautiful location.

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  27. SallieA

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is small and in a beautiful location on Lake lure. The staff was excellent. Most amazing part was the food though. We travel a good deal and have lived in many different places between the two of us, and this might have been the best meal we have ever had. Ken had the specialty steak and he assured me that it was the best steak he had ever had. I am a vegetarian, and they made the dish for me in a special way so that it would not be loaded with extra cream, etc. it was amazing! The waitress and even the chef checked on us. I can’t say enough positive things about this restaurant. We will come back again.

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  28. MeredithG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful view of the lake. Will be back for certain.

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  29. Goodtimepete

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and drinks. Great service by Shannon.

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  30. EdEats

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    little gem salad, fried oysters, cocktails, wine, service were all fantastic. The pork chop & succotash were heavily over-salted. The fillet was mildly over-salted. Duck fat fingerling potatoes were great! Will definitely be back, but may ask about the salt levels; both my wife and I insist on salt and often find most dishes we get in restaurants actually lack the salt necessary.

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  31. LauraD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Had the pate appetizer and salmon for entree. We were by the fireplace. Beautiful scenery, great service and superb food and drinks.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place!!! Food, atmosphere, people, everything phenomenal!!

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  33. DavidL

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had family come from out of town. Food and service was Excellent!!!

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  34. JohnE

    Mississippi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    three people eating only the filet mignon was good. Blackened shrimp was very spicy and the pasta dish was mediocre. Wonderful atmosphere and pricy mediocre food

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  35. jgln

    Western NC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was rich, delicious, and clearly from an experienced chef. Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly. Scallops, filet mignon, and salmon all came out with enhancing (starch)sides, sauces that were memorable, and served with finesse. So you know… I wish the wine list had more wines by the glass, and some less expensive bottles. Good ones exist, for sure. Vegetables/salads need to be ordered a La carte, as do rolls/bread for the table. Service was impeccable.

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  36. cgouldc

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food service and ambiance excellent.

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  37. Nano

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was the perfect evening. A delicious steak and the potatoes are AMAZING. Sydney at the bar is attentive and so pleasant. We will return.

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  38. Jerry

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appalachia is an hour & 15 minutes from our home! But we really enjoy it! It is a gorgeous drive through Chimney Rock & Lake Lure! On November 11, the fall leaves were still beautiful! The back deck is great for conversation with a picturesque view of the sunset, lake & mountains! Servers were great! Food is always excellent! My husband had the pork chops & I had shrimp! Ambiance is great for conversation & catching up! It has a warm, cozy feel on a chilly fall evening!

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  39. RobD

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at Appalachia and it was great. Brought friends along this time and they also enjoyed the food. One recommendation would be for the bar to stock other tonics for a G&T.

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  40. crjspo23

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always, such a gem for this rural area

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FAQs

Appalachia at The Lodge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 625-2789.

Appalachia at The Lodge is rated 4.9 stars by 286 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Appalachia at The Lodge

361 Charlotte Dr, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9833

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Lake Lure
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–8:15 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Boat Slips. Fist come, first serve
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
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