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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%
Travellers talk about
“biscuits” (25 reviews)
“meatloaf” (19 reviews)
“pancakes” (15 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm stuffed and happy about it! Mason jars for your drinks. Plates full of delicious goodness and super friendly service. We had a pretty classic breakfast. 2 eggs each, bacon, toast and grits for me and the same for him plus hash browns... hot coffee...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two adult family members and I enjoyed breakfast here on Sat 7 Oct 2017. Friendly welcome, good service, very good food. Some of the other customers were locals, it seemed. I had the basic breakfast: coffee, 2 eggs over medium, bacon, biscuits and home-made (white)...More

Thank Brent A. P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped there with some of my buddies in the motorcycle group I ride with for lunch. I had the smoky mountain bbq burger. The others got various other dishes that were also good. We all renewed our membership in the clean plate club! Only thing...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can only speak for breakfast, but food was very good along with service. Prices are reasonable. What more can you ask.

Thank Zeb M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee very weak , and not very hot . The omelets were good and overcooked sausage , the sweet potato pancakes were odd , also cooked too long and were told the Real Maple Syrup was too expensive , our suggestion is offer real maple...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just left Hot Springs, AR and were back to North Carolina but not to our final destination when we got all peckish. We stopped here on a whim - and got too much to eat again, which seems to be the story of...More

1  Thank marfita
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Not fancy but the food was very good. We had gone to Iron Horse the night before and decided to try something different (very different as it turns out!!). The reviews were mostly for breakfast but dinner did not disappoint. Giant portions that we could...More

1  Thank LCL1968
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We ate breakfast here September 4th, 2017. It was awesome! Really good food. Great service. The staff was very friendly. Our only regret is that we didn't eat here for lunch & supper as well! Will for sure on our next visit.

2  Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 31 August 2017

this place is worth the walk to the other end of town from Hot Springs spa. The portions are large. My husband ordered two pancakes. They were huge. He said they sat in his stomach like lead, but they were good. I had eggs, bacon,...More

1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This place was great! We were traveling with a large group of children and adults, some of whom had multiple dietary restrictions; this place was able to accomodate us with no sweat! The large sign out front reads only "Restaurant," so all the kids now...More

1  Thank Lorraine G
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Questions & Answers
25 September 2016|
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Response from Beckyg234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the front porch they allow dogs.
13 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.
21 April 2016|
Response from Genia P | 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
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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