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Old Rock Cafe

431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
+1 828-625-2329
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (53 reviews)
“burgers” (28 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was attractive to me only because I heard the water running behind it. After 4 hours of hiking my feet longed for a soak in the cold water and my stomach was hungry. My husband had beer on his mind and me a...More

Thank LynnLJ2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

People were friendly, view was great, onion rings are the best. I had cranberry chicken salad and was very tasty. My husband had the cluband it was huge

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful food, great ,friendly staff. The rubinstein is great. We came from Union, sc for the rubin .

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 5 days ago

They have a nice outside deck in the rear, that sits just above the stream the flows by. Food was a little above average. Parking in front of the restaurant.

Thank waynetad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came here after spending the day hiking in Chimney Rock Park. Oh my word is the food amazing. We both loved our meals and the prices weren't bad either.

Thank Faith G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is more on the menu than burgers, but we all had one in one form or another. I had the Chimney Cheeseburger, and it was all I hoped for with wonderful flavor.

Thank Ali5462
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Rock Cafe was recommended by a staff person at Rumbling Bald Resort. We had the BBQ sandwich and it was great. Very tasty. Could have used more BBQ sauce. Some of it was a bit 'burnt', but I love BBQ burnt tips, but my...More

Thank psusteeler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hiking in Chimney Rock State Park, we we so happy to find no wait at Old Rock Cafe. When you enter, grab a menu, then place your order at the counter. I was unfortunate to find they were sold out of bratwurst, but the...More

Thank PlasticJones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I first took note of $9.99 for a burger I thought: oh well, when in Rome! Well, what a surprise!!! That burger was huge and cooked exactly as I had requested! There were choices for sides and I chose french fries well done, i.e....More

1  Thank roostertag57
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in the first time after hiking in Chimney Rock State Park. The staff was friendly and helpful. Ordered 3 different sandwiches, as we like to share, and all were huge and delicious. The turkey club was so good. Came back on our way out...More

1  Thank Sue G
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11 December 2015|
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Response from ChimneyRockPark | Property representative |
Hi, Beverly, The Old Rock Cafe is open Christmas Eve, 11am-4pm. We will be closed on Christmas Day. The Park is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but will open daily December 26-January 5, 10am-4:30pm; you can stay in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Chimney Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-2329
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Start the day off right with one of our signature biscuits, which are named after the places folks love to visit in the region. Whether you want a Bearwallow Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit or a savory Florence Preserve Biscuits, we have something for you every Saturday and Sunday.
During lunch, enjoy a local grassfed burger, grilled sandwiches, salads and fresh baked fruit cobblers at this down-to-earth diner located at the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park.
Relax outdoors on the riverside deck with a great view of Chimney Rock and the Rocky Broad River rushing by. Try one of the local craft brews or sip on a glass of wine. Check out the memorabilia of the "Rock" covering the walls for a glimpse of what life was like here over the past 100 years.
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