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Appalachia at The Lodge, Lake Lure, NC

Appalachia at The Lodge

4.5
4.5
76 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 is Wednesday -Saturday beginning at 5pm. Our Bar is open Daily at 3 pm.
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 625-2789

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Asheville

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville

    Great for brunch

  • Asheville

    Innovative

  • Asheville

    Great for scenic views

  • Asheville

    Good for special occasions

  • Asheville

    American

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  1. BW

    BenW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    What a disappointment. I had made reservations for my wife and I for our New Year’s Eve dinner. We had not been out on New Year since Covid. The restaurant was so noisy we could not hear each other. We both ordered the drink special. It was so bad we struggled to get it down, you don’t waist a $14 drink. My oysters were ok and my wife’s salad was very good. Then the entrees came. I got the rib eye. It was so full of fat and gristle I left half on my plate. My wife’s salmon was just so so. When you go out to a nice restaurant and have pay $195.00 for two people you expect excellent food. We will not be going back and we will not recommend it.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lisa was exceptional on her service and professionalism. Food was delicious and ambiance. Highly recommend.
  3. M

    Milesaway

    Cincinnati

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting overlooking Lake Lure. Central waiting room with seating and big fireplace. Outdoor decks with wonderful views. Nice menu with nightly specials, created by Chef-Megan! Steak, seafood, chicken and pasta! Full bar with specialty drinks, wine and beer. Entree sizes are good portions. Salad sizes are average. Prices comparable to fine dining establishments. Reservations recommended.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding - the view, the value, the service and the quality of the food, wine and drinks. There is seating for roughly 100 which is surprising as the ambiance is quaint and feels much more intimate. Great choices across the board and a top notch bar Would recommend a reservation but from what we observed, the staff was willing and able to accommodate walk ins and just about any request. Great options for non meat eaters too which is increasingly important for more and more individuals. If you are looking for something more casual, there is a small bar area for great food and conversation. The staff is incredibly warm, attentive and friendly. Instant friends! We will be back 100%. Could not imagine a better option in the area for an outstanding meal and view!
  5. M

    Mara

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the two specials. Both, steak Marsala and scallops sure gratin, were fantastic! We will definitely return for another special occasion!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful hidden gem of a restaurant!! Decided to try it for the first time tonight and we were not disappointed. The ambiance, the service, the food it was all spectacular! A five out five all around, we will definitely be back!
  7. BK

    BarbaraK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration for friend's birthday. Everything was perfect and such attention wait staff. Wonderful cocktails. Best shrimp & grits! Amazing atmosphere. Warm and cozy!
  8. MT

    MaryT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful location and our food was very good. Our service was excellent and the champaign flight was a pleasant surprise and allowed us to pick a delicious lavender mimosa! We were able to tour the rooms and will definitely recommend this location to our friends and family. We are thrilled to have another choice for food during the "offseason". Thank you for a great lunch and giving us "locals" a great venue to enjoy good friends, good food and drinks!!
  9. DA

    DrewA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband had the short ribs and I had the pork chops. Both were excellent! Chef Megan stopped by our table at the end of our meal to make sure we enjoyed it. Portia, Lisa, Susie & Timothy were all friendly and attentive and did a great job! The view of the mountains and lake is absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to visit again! Highly recommend!
  10. LC

    LoriC

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as was the menu. The presentation was beautiful. The service was personal, and the chef checked on us during each meal. We can't wait to return!!
  11. CB

    CaptBee

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have enjoyed this spot before with prior owners. This is by far a better dining experience. Staff friendly and attentive. One small negative is the timing of getting ones wine with dinner. Same thing happened early November. I think that perhaps bar staffing is short handed. Next time will order the wine with the cocktail order. Food was beautifully presented. Dishes were imaginative as well. Highly recommend the 525 cocktail. A smoky version of an Old Fashioned. Lake side views lovely though harder to achieve this time (December)of year unless you like to eat at 5. It is pricey but have lived in NYC and the US Virgin Islands so am used to high prices. A very much needed fine dining experience for our area.
  12. B

    Barbara

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Menu did not inspire us to select something we wouldn't fix at home. Meal was served in a confusing way with vegetables on side dishes but no dish placed in front of each of us to divide the steak which was placed in the center of the table. We had to wait and let the food cool until we could get someone's attention to get plates. This place has good ambiance and we hope the chef and manager can recreate the dining experience we used to enjoy several years ago.
  13. EP

    ErdnarP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The people were very cordial the manager came around each table and checked on the costumers. The food was good. The steak was good not over the top but good. Undercooked near the bone. The the man server with a ponytail was kind and even stopped to fill up my drink even though I wasn’t his table. Way to go on the team work.
  14. L

    Lynndie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were staying at the Lodge (restaurant is in the building) and celebrating together, so the Appalachian Restaurant was perfect for us. On the pricey side, yes, but the view, space, and overall feeling of the place was worth it. The service is fantastic. Everyone makes you feel welcome and special! Really enjoyed it!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The whole experience was special for our family Thanksgiving meal. Highly recommend!
  16. D

    Dazzle

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Worst Thanksgiving EVER (and I'm 75 yrs)!! On time for our reservation, had a 30 minute wait out on a porch (no place to sit). Brought to our table and nobody came near us for almost 1/2 hr. MEAL WAS A DISTASTER! Looked like a plate of leftover food you would feed a dog. Croutons that I thought were a bone, fork couldn't pierce, minimal turkey that you could hardly see on the plate, not a slice more like pulled turkey. The food was luke warm, all mushed together, brussel sprouts where advertised as charred.....they were BURNT, and inedible. We got bread, after asking, put on the table, no bread plate, no butter! What more can I say....OH we took are dessert home as we had to get out of there and landed up throwing 3 tiny pieces of pie away. A child could have made better pies and we were never offered a some sort of special drink. For that we paid $62.00 per person! WORST EVER ! We would have enjoyed a meal at a hot dog stand better than at this restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for their Thanksgiving dinner and my family was very satisfied! Tiffany and Chef Megan accommodated someone in our party who had incredible dietary restrictions, and were so nice from the start. The hospitality is great there and the thanksgiving meal was on point!
  18. NA

    NancyA

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was such a disappointment. Turkey was tough, dressing was soupy, the Brussel sprouts casserole was too charred to eat. On the other hand both the mashed and sweet potatoes were excellent as was the pecan pie. Hope they are able to serve a better meal next year. Service and ambiance were excellent!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded expectations, well worth the 2 hour drive from SC. A very relaxing experience for us, thanks to the well organized and attentive staff.
  20. VT

    VickieT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was outstanding. The food, service, and the surroundings are a 10+
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and fantastic service in a comfortable and inviting setting. I’ll gladly return.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time! Delicious food, great service, and beautiful views. We will definitely be back!
  23. B

    Brian

    Pinehurst

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the shrimp and grits, backyard chicken, trout, beef short rib and trout dip all were delicious.
  24. JH

    JackieH

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place go every 2 weeks! Excellent food and drinks are top notch.. highly recommend it . The chef isa outstanding wand staff just the same well worth the whole dinning experience.
  25. Y

    Yvonne

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a culinary delight!!! Food, was simple, but highest quality and exceptional taste. Best beef filet I had in food memory.
  26. t

    teresab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, great service, great food! We will definitely be going back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time, great food and views.
  28. NA

    NancyA

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Ambiance was lovely, service was very attentive, not rushed. Menu was limited, we had the corned beef casserole and sausage and biscuits, both entrées were above expectations.
  29. LL

    LisaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect meal. Lisa was very attentive and everything was prepared and served as we asked. The food was amazing. We will definitely be back.
  30. CC

    CathiC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Food was good but not the best I have had there in a previous visit. Pricing seems a bit excessive for the specials. Scallop special $44 for 4 scallops served to you in a small bowl and a salad. I want this place to succeed but need to think out the entree’s and the menu should change with the season.
  31. VH

    VictoriaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view …. Trout was yummy Bloody Mary was super fun
  32. RK

    RayK

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We've been coming to Lake Lue every fall for about 30 years and staying at various lakefront homes. We were glad to see that The Lodge was again offering restaurant service to the public and found the on-line website very easy to book a table for my wife's birthday. The ambiance, view, and service was outstanding but our meals fell short in several ways. We found the menu lacking in entre choices. My wife's filet was cooked right but was not as tender as a $65 steak should have been. My pork chop was also very dry and rather tough. our server did offer another chop but we chose a free desert instead. The chocolate cake was outstanding. So, we will probably try the Appalachia again on our visit next fall in hopes that the experience will be more pleasing. Any restaurant will serve a less than perfect meal occasionally.
  33. V

    Volunteer81

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recently stayed at the newly renovated and reopened Lodge on Lake Lure, and dined at their on site Appalachia restaurant. Beautiful setting as the dining room overlooks the lake. Excellent menu with several unique offerings. Enjoyed the Oyster Fritter appetizer and Shrimp N'Grits for my main course. Both were superb. Service was also excellent, friendly, knowledgable, courteous. Highly recommended.
  34. HD

    HappyDiner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Trout was dry and tasteless. Beet salad was also under whelming. Ambiance was fine and service was ok. The main course was served while we’re still eating our appetizers. Very pricey for a less than average meal.
  35. T

    Thomas

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was very good. The table for two was very small almost too small for the plates and glasses. Otherwise a very good experience and recommended.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious meal with attentive service. The shrimp and grits were highlighted by homemade pimento cheese in the grits. The short ribs were fall off the bone and the trout special was spot on! One of the best features was the view! Well done.
  37. CM

    CherieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our Anniversary. We first had a drink at the bar to unwind. Bartender and server were extremely friendly and made our night feel special. Jill sat us at Table 10 which had a beautiful view of Lake Lure. The food was delicious. There was a delay with dinner (we had the short ribs) and the chef personally came to our table to make sure it was ok. Glad we found Appalachia by accident. It was an awesome find and if ever in the area again, will definitely come back!
  38. CA

    CandaceA

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food, nice table in front of fire in bar. Staff were very friendly
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The front reception person was awesome. She recommended a table near the fireplace that was quiet. The main dining room had large parties and the noise level was high. She worked constantly with the fire/ front reception/ even bused some tables. Great attitude.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    35th wedding anniversary

FAQs

Appalachia at The Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Appalachia at The Lodge

361 Charlotte Dr, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9833

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Lure

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wine

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