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Smoky Mountain Diner

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70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
+1 828-622-7571
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06:30 - 14:00
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Sun 06:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the sausage & cheese omelet, my friend had the breakfast skillet. It's obvious the diner is on the AT, both our orders were huge. Perfect for hikers. The sweet tea was sweet, the coffee was hot and fresh. A perfect hikers breakfast!

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant for hikers with our big appetites! The portion sizes were very good and the service was good as well. They even had vegetarian options. It is nothing fancy, but I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food!

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My daughter and I visit Smoky Mountain Diner at least once a month, more in the summer. Always a great meal. Anything from biscuits and gravy to their huge cheeseburgers. You can't go wrong eating here. Great southern food!!

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Lake Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food was plentiful, hot, & great. The skillet was so big my hubby could only eat half and he can eat. The biscuits n graves was fantastic (that came from a man that cooks it to perfection) The service was friendly and quick to refill drinks and check back to be sure all was good. Will most defiantly will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast and ordered lunch to go. Everything was exceptional, including the service! We will be back!

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Loganville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Smoky Mountain Dinner serves the only early breakfast in Hot Springs, N. C. This might not be the place for you if you’re in a hurry, however. When you’re in Hot Springs, somehow speed doesn’t seem important—the food here is pretty basic—although my wife still wonders why her oatmeal, which she swears was instant, took longer than my western... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Honestly based on the reviews I was expecting better quality food. We were not impressed, the food seemed all straight from the can or freezer which is fine but it all tasted bland and overall very average for a food joint. Staff was very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is great! I'd try another place next time in hot... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped for lunch, had the meatloaf and grilled cheese. I know, who can't make grilled cheese, you're right, but not everyone can make meatloaf and cornbread. The meatloaf was really good, and the cornbread reminded me of what my Dad used to make. Staff was friendly (It's amazing if you're friendly and talk to people, they reciprocate) and courteous, food... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

After a long cold morning on the Appalachian trail, we made it into Hot Springs. The first establishment we saaw was the glorious Smoky Mountain Diner! I can't say enough good things about this place. We raved about the food here for months afterwards. The first meal we ate here was so delicious we had to come back here the... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a perfect spot to have breakfast! The food was hearty and we received excellent service. The pancakes smelled and tasted heavenly!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
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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Marshall, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?