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Lakeside Restaurant

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531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
+1 828-526-9419
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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325 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lakeside is always a great dining experience. This was our first visit for the 2017 "season" and it did not disappoint. From the friendly staff, cozy dining atmosphere to the top quality food (and wine), you can't go wrong! When the weather is nice, they also have outdoor seating next to the lake, which is great! Make your reservations early,... More 

4 Thank HiTownMan
Highlands, North Carolina
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131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our church had a fund raiser here. As a result this relatively small establishment was jam packed. Even with that the service was spot on and the food was outstanding. The four of us in our party very much enjoyed the wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert. The evening could not have been better. The Lakeside contributed a substantial portion of... More 

4 Thank James R
Greenville, SC
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake side is small restaurant which does indeed feature outside dining by the lake. We chose a rainy evening and enjoyed a seat by the large windows. The service was attentive, the food was excellent and unlike many restaurants it was quiet- not bustling and loud. At our table two different preparations of trout were ordered. Both were excellent. We... More 

3 Thank ScotchnSoda1
Boca Raton, Florida
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We loved everything about this place. The ladies that ran it and took care of us. The food. The location and feel. It was exactly what we were hoping for. We were the last ones there and just it felt so comfortable we could have probably stayed and helped them clean up. It just felt like a family. If I... More 

3 Thank britt s
Livingston, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Marty the chef/owner is one of my fevrot guys, the food is out right good and the place very romantic.

3 Thank twohananels
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We celebrated our 10th anniversary in the Highlands and had dinner at the Lakeside on our second evening. Our entire experience at this restaurant was wonderful. The food was incredible and our waitress was amazing. We ate at several other popular restaurants in town and the Lakeside far exceeded every other experience. We were greeted and seated promptly after arriving... More 

3 Thank lulumoody
McLean, Virginia
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Beautiful fallevenig so opts for outside - sl. noisy inside. Excellent and creative food. Pleasant attentive waiters.

3 Thank Michael B
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food is just mediocre, lacking the inspiration and execution of the previous chef/owner. Botton line: there are many better options in the Highlands market.

Thank Thomas D
Washington, North Carolina
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Our dinner at Lakeside, last night, was so wonderful that we will be returning for an encore on Saturday. The ambiance is charming and every detail a delight. My scallops were seared to perfection and my husband's flounder special was succulent. The accompanying veg were unusual and delicious. Don't miss the beet jam...yum. Service was personal and very pleasant. Nice... More 

4 Thank Patrick T
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The cuisine (yes, it's not just food) and service are well worth chasing down this little back-street establishment. It is nested in a quiet neighborhood in lovely Highlands with a little lake coming up to the back lawn. Eating lightly, this time I settled for a lovely salad but was delighted at what others were having around me. It is... More 

4 Thank Jeffrey N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-9419

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?