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Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort

185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037
+1 828-295-5505
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate twice at Timberlake. I had a rice bowl with chicken the first time and the fried oysters the second night. The rice bowl was loaded with fresh vegetables and the oysters were excellent. I also had a spinach and arugula salad that was...More

1  Thank bethcotner
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Timberlake's offers a great breakfast buffet which I would highly recommend to anyone. The atmosphere of the restaurant definitely makes you feel like you are in the mountains. There are numerous choices on the buffet from cheesy grits, oatmeal, pancakes, eggs, and especially the bacon....More

1  Thank Jason M
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This restaurant is visually a treat, and being on the Chetola Resort property is a real treat. It's not inexpensive, and the food on Easter while good, is probably not representational of what their normal menu offers,however I think it's definitely worthwhile to stop in...More

Thank RandiEJ2016
Reviewed 20 March 2018

My husband and I had dinner here while staying at Chetola and know we will return the next time we visit the area. At dinner, we did have a few hiccups with the fried green tomatoes being a bit soggy and lacked flavor, one steak...More

1  Thank jojenc
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Breakfast buffet was excellent for around $14. Be sure to ask for an omelet...included but must be requested of your waiter. Plenty of choices from lox to oatmeal and everything in between.

Thank CoachBChicago
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was a really nice place to have a steak dinner. Anything else on the menu I don’t recommend. The service was good but the desert was cold when it was suppose to be hot. For what we got in portions on our plate....More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Huge restaurant, nice ambiance, and our server, Mikko, was very helpful. Had fried green tomatoes and a salad...the tomatoes were not seasoned before battered, however in all fairness, no one ever does this and they should. They think seasoning the batter is enough and it...More

1  Thank redatl
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Really enjoyed the new winterfest line up. Much more room and tons of food made this a great event. Add in music, dancing and dessert made for a perfect evening. We came back for dinner the following night and service was outstanding and food very,...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The service was very good! The blackened seafood pasta is delicious and fresh! The wine/beer selection is great

Thank Kayla R
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

It all started pretty well with soirée very nice starters. The tuna excellent even if it was cold. The main courses however were quite bad. We had trout, monkfish and veal and we couldn't finish any of those. And is overpriced. Service friendly and efficient,...More

Thank apalmero
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13 August 2016|
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Response from tgbmd123 | Reviewed this property |
Call Timberlake
10 October 2015|
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Response from ChetolaResort | Property representative |
Reservations for Christmas Eve are now being accepted. Please call 828-295-5505 for reservations.
Brenda C
20 December 2014|
Response from ChetolaResort | Property representative |
The restaurant is open but they are completely sold out for the Christmas Buffet. If you like, you can call the day before and see if there are any cancellations. Call 828-295-5505. Thanks for your interest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037 (Formerly Manor House Restaurant @ Chetola Resort)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-5505
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Timberlake’s Restaurant is the inspiration of North Carolina’s greatest artist, Bob Timberlake. Located in the historic 19th Century Estate overlooking beautiful Chetola Lake, Timberlake’s offers indoor dining or dining on the outdoor patio dining enhanced by the warm glow of a rustic fire pit (for when temperatures turn cooler). Specialties include Angus beef and bison filets, seafood, salads and a variety of vegetarian dishes. Unlimited breakfast buffet featured daily. Dinner served nightly from 5 to 10 pm. Breakfast Daily: 7:30am-10:30am Lunch: Noon-3pm (daily May-October) Dinner: 5-10pm (nightly May-January; Thurs, Fri & Sat January-May)
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