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Lakeside Restaurant

531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
+1 828-526-9419
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb chops” (24 reviews)
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531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were warmly greeted at the door by the owner who showed us to our seat and introduced our server, Galina, who was attentive, friendly, and knew the menu well. Lakeside is another local restaurant with a fantastic wine list with reasonable choices as well...More

2  Thank Pam C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I had a lovely evening meal while dining at the Lakeside Restaurant. Everything we ate was wonderful. The Beet Salad was such a treat and the Pork Chop was fabulous. We all had something different and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The atmosphere...More

2  Thank Susan39564
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We received excellent service at our lakeside table overlooking a large duck and geese filled pond. The food was well prepared, but it was the ambience that made the evening a hit.

2  Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I and two different sets of friends ate at Lakeside in July and August. Both times the meal was so delicious and the service was excellent!! The Grouper Maison is always a great choice but on the most recent visit my husband...More

2  Thank Food-lover32361
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Tonight my wife and I went on a dinner adventure crossing the mountains in southwest North Carolina looking for a restaurant in which we had never before dined. Our GPS system identified the Lakeside Restaurant in Highlands as one such place. We arrived to find...More

2  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in search for a restaurant that has a intimate setting a wide offerings of entree selections this is the place to visit. My wife & I were there for our 34th anniversary. The Lakeside service and wine listings are outstanding. Treat yourself...More

4  Thank fstop56
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Not far off Main Street in Highlands, NC, this restaurant was only a short walk from our hotel. We called for reservations, and I'm glad we did because they were busy. We chose to eat outside as it was such a pleasant evening out, and...More

3  Thank Gloria C
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the small view of the lake--we were celebrating our anniversary..I had shrimp and grits my husband had scallops he said they were very bland. That was sad because they looked very good. We enjoyed a bottle of wine and desert was good a...More

1  Thank RuRuStatesboro
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant with about 10-12 tables . Very loud and noisy. Suggest you eat outside on patio if possible . Had the roasted beet salad and not very good . Had the trout and did not like it at all . My wife had the...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Several friends hosted me for my birthday. As was expected the kindness, hospitality and cooking were superb. The huge lamb chops were cooked perfectly, the mushroom appetizer as well as the crab cake were cooked perfectly and just the right portion. Desserts are wonderful, we...More

4  Thank Dana C
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Doris L
15 April 2017|
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Doris L
15 April 2017|
Response from britt s | Reviewed this property |
Probably depends on their busy season but we were there two weekends ago and just walked in and got a table. But it is smallenougth that is 3 other couples have that idea it will be full.
25 April 2015|
Response from Travlur58 | Reviewed this property |
They have parking right in the front door. If you have special needs I'm sure they will accommodate ....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-9419
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