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Newfound Lodge Restaurant

1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
+1 828-497-4590
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (53 reviews)
“trout” (22 reviews)
“okra” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast buffet, with reasonable variety. Food was good, would go back. Trip advisor says I need more characters.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really good! If you're not careful you'll pass it up. Look for the "Pink Motel"...it's right across the road from it. We've been here twice; once for lunch and once for supper. Lunch buffet was better. Mom said meatloaf and macaroni (they...More

Thank tlc38tlc38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was adequate. It is a buffet restaurant, but the buffet is very small and limited. Price wasn't out of line for what they offer.

Thank Dana L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this outing with another couple whom had invited us to do so. The price and quality of the items are well worth the stop to enjoy when on the reservation.

Thank jplemmons1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the "one trip to the salad bar". It was really good/ Nice and cold as salad should be and very flavorful. Great tasting potato salad and the egg salad was like no other I have ever had, had meat in it. Waitress was...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Tried their buffet on our last visit and loved it. Hate we missed the seafood buffet on Friday. Great food, prices and staff.

Thank Clyde B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Heading out of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park we were looking for a place to eat and picked this one as the first we came across. What a great surprise! Food was delicious, wait service was quick and attentive (original waitress had issues at...More

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Open setting more so Buffet than sit down. Food was generally generic pre-made frozen/canned type foods.

Thank 3617PeteS
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We ate, buffet style, and enjoyed our meal. The fried chicken was very good but there were no chicken legs. Fried okra was excellent. The meatloaf and fried fish was also tasty. Hot veggies and a salad bar provided many options. The chocolate pudding was...More

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I want to eat somewhere in Cherokee, and I saw this place. The people were very friend. Food was good. (I did not do the buffet for dinner but for breakfast.) Good place.

Thank JohnBCowgill
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29 November 2017|
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Response from PPIEW7 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on vacation in October, you might want to call them.
29 November 2017|
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Response from nkimperial | Reviewed this property |
The best thing you can do is call the restaurant and ask what they have on the buffet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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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