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Smoky Mountain Diner

70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
+1 828-622-7571
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“biscuits” (28 reviews)
“meatloaf” (19 reviews)
“pancakes” (20 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the diner every time we are near Hot Springs! Seriously, so good!! This past visit I had the Poorman’s Dinner! Soup-beans, cornbread, Cole slaw, home fries, and onions!

1  Thank bdstacy13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast. Light menu was too much food for me.. ordered off sides menu. Cinnamon buns size of plate. Still had to get a to go box. Great food. Great price. Nice staff.

Thank weekendwanderer19
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Picked up our son after he had been hiking a couple of days on the AT. We found the Smoky Mountain Diner as enjoyable as we had on our last visit to Hot Springs two years ago. We all enjoyed burgers, lots of variety and...More

Thank Kabob A
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We ate at Smoky Mountain Diner two mornings in a row after being told how good it was by the host at the Iron Horse Inn. Ironically we saw them eating there on the second day. The staff and food were great. They were also...More

1  Thank talong1966
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your food and service. We appreciate your business more than anything. As you can tell we are a small town so we do share lots of business with each other. The iron horse is a great group of people...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This place is a great place to dine. It is just as the name says, Smokey Mountain Diner. It is typical local type diner where lots of people know each other and casual laid back country eating. The staff is very nice and accommodating. The...More

Thank Jim W
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

We are like you say just a typical small town diner. We are very casual laid back people who welcomes everyone who walks in like family. We have all types of food from burgers,pizza,wraps,country style cooking, breakfast, and much more. We are so glad you...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Although it was a holiday (We went on Labor Day) the service was great, the food was delicious and the cost was very affordable. I had the special which was Virginia ham, potato pancakes, big bowl of pinto beans with chow chow, cornbread and strawberry...More

Thank Anita W
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

We want to thank you for coming in and dining with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your food and service. We work very hard to keep our prices affordable so everyone can enjoy a good meal. We also strive to keep our grade...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stopped for breakfast while passing through. The food was good. The bacon and pancakes stood out. Although the service was OK, it took a long time from order to receiving our order.More

Thank enondoug
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

We are so happy you stopped to check us out. We are glad you enjoyed your food. We get lots of compliments on our pancakes and lots of people keep coming back from all over just for them. Sorry you had a little wait but...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a great restaurant for everyone. They have a nice outdoor eating area for hikers (ie those who haven't showered in a while) and also a nice indoor eating area. There's plenty of room to linger over a cup of coffee without feeling like...More

Thank Lori S
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

We appreciate your business and review. We do love our customers and our hikers. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and your food. We Strive everyday to make everyone feel like family. We are a small diner but try to arrange...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

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 15 August 2018

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 7 August 2018

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 12 August 2018

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

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carolinajane61
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Response from Beckyg234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the front porch they allow dogs.
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1Shorty100
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.
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mountainmaggi
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Response from geniap2015 | 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
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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