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Smoky Mountain Diner

70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
+1 828-622-7571
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“biscuits” (28 reviews)
“meatloaf” (19 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came for breakfast on Monday 8/6/2018 around 8:30 am. We were staying in a cabin on nearby River rd. The inside of the restaurant is decorated with pics of landmarks around the area. The dining room is large, open and a...More

Thank Jeff B
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We want to first and foremost thank you and appreciate your business and your review. We have worked very hard on the paintings and pictures for everyone to enjoy while in the diner. It lets everyone get a little taste of the old history of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dined at the Smoky Mountain Diner a few weeks ago for dinner. Our food was delicious and the service was great. The prices are very reasonable and more than enough food to satisfy anyone. We want to return for breakfast in...More

Thank TennesseePatriot
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in and we want to thank you for your business. We are very thankful you was so pleased with everything. We work very hard to provide the best service. We want everyone to feel like family and glad you felt the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated 4 July in Hot Springs with our family and ate out at Smoky Mountain Diner. Great comfort food, wonderful service, incredibly good value.More

Thank Michael F
Genia P, Manager at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit in hot springs for the 4th. It’s a great small town to enjoy time with family and relax and enjoy a wonderful firework show. We are even more pleased you visited us at the diner and felt...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is really good - especially the mac and chees and fried green tomatoes. The people were friendly. Nice place to get a good meal and meet the locals.More

Thank Angela W
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate your feed back. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself while dining with us and glad your service was great. The locals are great people and glad you was able to meet a few. The Mac and cheese is new and glad to...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Excellent service. They know how to make visitors feel right at home. The pancakes are huge and some of he best I have had. They also keep the coffee cups full. Lots of good food for not a lot of money. Indoor and outdoor seating.More

2  Thank Cindy E
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thank you for your review and your business. We treat everyone that comes in like family and we are pleased you felt right at home with us. We are very happy you enjoyed your breakfast and yes those pancakes are everyone’s favorite. We also know...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

My husband and I dined here while visiting Hot Springs from Florida and Oh, what a delight it was! There is a vast menu offering all the country food one could imagine! Everything was delicious and we ate several meals here, including breakfast and lunch....More

1  Thank dssherwood60
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your stay in hot springs. We are even happier you enjoyed all your meals with us. We do have a large menu so we can provide something to everyone’s liking. We treat everyone who comes in like family and glad...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were staying at a cabin in Hot Springs, it rained a lot this week. So there was nothing much to do but eat. Lots of items on the menu to choose from, food was pretty good and restaurant was clean.More

Thank Chad L
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

We hope you enjoyed your stay in hot springs and appreciate your business at the smoky mountain diner. We just added new items to our menu and took some off but we have always had a wide variety of food. We hope that everyone can...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Glad my group of seven chose this place. Pretty good experience. The various dishes were tasty. The burgers were excellent. The chicken and dressing was good. The cobblers and pies were excellent. Loved the peanut butter pie. Restaurant was clean. Service was pretty good. Will...More

1  Thank Samuel H
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Glad you enjoyed your meals. We work very hard to provide fast and friendly service along with the best food. The burgers are always a big seller with many different to pick from. The chicken and dressing is our newest item on the menu with...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Early morning breakfast. Perfect, we were d.... hungry. Super fast service, good solid menucard with some Smokey specials. Good well prepared fast served food. Try the applebutter sandwich with bacon. What a treat!!!!More

1  Thank Jens U
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for stopping in and checking us out. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and your food. Our applebutter and bacon sandwich is our newest item to the menu and glad to hear your feedback that it’s such a treat. We try our best...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in while passing through on a motorcycle ride. The place is small with small town charm. The staff was friendly. We were greeted shortly after sitting down. Drinks were quickly supplied. The delivery after ordering was very slow. Once the food arrived, our...More

1  Thank joeknows263
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thank you so much for stopping in we appreciate your business. We strive very hard to greet every one as soon as they are seated and treat everyone like family. We are very sorry for your wait time on food we are a small town...More

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Questions & Answers
25 September 2016|
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Response from Beckyg234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the front porch they allow dogs.
12 July 2016|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Not unless they run it as a special. They have cod and grouper on the menu.
21 April 2016|
Response from Genia P | Property representative |
We would love to have y'all! Sure, please call 828-206-1574. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 828-622-7571
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