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Newfound Lodge Restaurant

) #14 of 37 Restaurants in Cherokee ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
+1 828-497-4590
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (52 reviews)
“trout” (21 reviews)
“okra” (5 reviews)
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07:00 - 20:30All hours
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1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

there is nowhere to eat in town. the only other option at a reasonably price was Paul's but it was packed. the food here was mediocre. the trout was dry, the green beans cooked to death, the fries soggy and the baked potato cold. however,...More

Thank vangie1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Got there early for lunch buffet so we waited for breakfast to end. Buffet is small but options are good and fresh. Sunday was turkey, fried chicken, fried fish, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy. Restaurant filled up quick! Salad bar, soups, breads, and desserts.

Thank Latt1128
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Newfound Lodge at 7:30 PM when it closes at 8:30. The restaurant was very busy with all the people in town for the eclipse, but we were seated with little delay. Both of us had the broiled trout with mashed potatoes and...More

Thank Jacalyn T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were baffled trying to order off of the breakfast menu. It seemed to me they really wanted you to eat from the buffet. There was no basic eggs, meat, bread or potatoes choice. We told her what we wanted and she modified something from...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Most buffets are more about quantity than quality. We were pleasantly surprised that most of the items on the buffet were surprisingly good. Service could not have been better.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I got the lunch buffet and all of the food was awesome. The fried fish is some of the best I've ever had and that's saying something as I grew up eating fresh caught walleye. We almost made the drive from Gatlinburg...More

Thank bigbird94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped on our way out of town for breakfast, since we knew we'd be on the road through the state park until after lunch. We were pleasantly surprised by the buffet. Normally I don't enjoy them but the food was heated properly, a good...More

Thank PPIEW7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place...busy enough....they have buffet .....meals were good.....easy access.....gas right across the street for my travels.....

Thank slamme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here a couple of times at the buffet. The fried chicken and fried fish were excellent. The vegetables were good; a nice salad bar is included. The price was reasonable. We would eat here again

Thank jbs713
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a late lunch, wasn't too busy. Ordered a bacon cheeseburger with French fries, both were pretty tasty. Decent salad bar, beef and vegetable soup was extremely salty and wasn't that good. But overall, the service was good and efficient, they were polite...More

Thank Tris H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-4590
  • E-mail
Located just before the entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we have been serving locals and tourist since 1946. We offer a family atmosphere, affortable pricing and exceptional service. Special pricing is available for large groups and tour buses. Our restaurant is open 7 days a week during the months of March thru November. Come see us, we look forward to serving you.
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