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Tapoco Tavern

14981 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771-6885
+1 828-498-2800
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (116 reviews)
“trout” (43 reviews)
“nuggets” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
14981 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771-6885
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1 - 10 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and beautiful restaurant, but the two times we have been there, it has taken over an hour to get our food. They were busy when we got there, but by the time we got our food there were only two tables in the...More

Thank leesk1521
Nicole A, Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for letting us know about your visit. We work really hard to WOW every guest, and this is definitely a time that we did not do our job! We will be reviewing this with our management and working on making sure a wait...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here following driving the tail of the dragon. It was a little chilly but sunny so we opted to sit outdoors by the river. The pizza we shared was great - and the leftovers made for a good breakfast the next day. Good service...More

Thank valeria l
Nicole A, Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us after your drive! It is such a blessing to be tucked away in such a wonderful place! Please come back to see us again soon! We'll send you home with more "breakfast pizza" again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice...Very nice place. It was a little chilly when we visited but even at that the entire visit was phenomenal. Nice place, good food, and an unbelievable setting.

Thank t_towngk
Nicole A, Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! Your kind words mean so much to us! We hope that you make it back very soon! Come back for the warmer weather!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been here before, we were told their was a recent change in management, and that coincided with some noticable differences from our last visit. Wait time to be seated was longer than it should have been. Staff took longer to bus tables, take orders...More

Thank MissyPA71
Nicole A, Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Missy, Thank you for letting us know some of the details that can make you visit great! We want our guests to have an exceptional visit each and every time! We will be reviewing every one of these items to make sure we can improve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tina, Tate, Becca, and the bartender (I missed her name!) did a great job for us the weekend we stayed. Great selection of local/regional beer. Good menu with some pretty good pizza options. You have to try the trout nuggets while there. I know it...More

Thank SandnSun67
Nicole A, Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We think the Trout Nuggets are pretty amazing, too! We can't wait to have you as a guest again. Both your bike and GT are welcome in our new and improved parking lot! See you soon!

Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were staying in Robbinsville and as there weren't a lot of places to eat, Tapoco looked like the best choice. We had dinner on a Sunday night. It was the off season for the area and it was just getting dark when we got...More

Thank Apryl D
Nicole A, Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aprly, we are so glad you and your husband chose to have dinner with us. Our goal is to wow every guest who walks in the door; both at the Lodge and the Tavern. We would love the opportunity to serve you both again soon,...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I took a trip to the newly remodeled tapoco taverns and it was not the visit we were expecting. We have been to tapoco a few times before the renovation and had never experienced anything like this. For starters, we waited a...More

1  Thank michelle_romines
Chelsea S, Public Relations Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Michelle, thank you so much for reaching out regarding your experience. If you would like to discuss this further, please reach out to General Manager Kim Vaught at 828.498.2800.

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Had lunch two days in a row while visiting in the area for Thanksgiving. The food was excellent, the staff was very friendly and the views on the river were spectacular. Well worth the visit for lunch or dinner. We also plan to come back...More

1  Thank Eric W
Chelsea S, Public Relations Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Eric, thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to Tapoco Tavern! We look forward to welcoming you back for a full stay. Safe travels until then.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

The Tapoco Tavern is located just under the actual Tapoco Lodge itself, right next to the Cheoah River. There is plenty of outdoor or indoor seating. The service was what you would expect from a good chain restaurant or casual dining experience. The menu has...More

1  Thank Jordan J
Chelsea S, Public Relations Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Jordan, thank you for your review and feedback. So glad you enjoyed your meal and our craft beer selection. Safe travels and we hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Stayed there Saturday night, Nov 11. Lodge was lovely. The female bartender on duty Saturday evening was not so lovely. They have a nice outside area, but I am recovering from bronchitis and did not want to sit outside. There was a 20 minute wait...More

Thank Jeri W
Chelsea S, Public Relations Manager at Tapoco Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Jeri, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have passed your review along to our General Manager, KimVaught and she would be most grateful for the opportunity to speak to you directly regarding your concerns. If you could reach out to her at...More

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karichar1027
27 October 2017|
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Response from Chelsea S | Property representative |
We have fires each evening at dusk.
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Melissa S
12 October 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
TV at the downstairs indoor Resturant.
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jharris1222
12 September 2016|
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Response from Chelsea S | Property representative |
We do allow dogs in specific pet-friendly cabins.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14981 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771-6885 (Formerly Slickrock Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Robbinsville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-498-2800
  • E-mail
Description
Perched on the banks of the world famous Cheoah River, Tapoco Tavern combines the very best of classic pizzeria and all American flavors with a riverside view and environment unmatched in all of Western Carolina. Order up a brick oven pizza for the family or indulge in the house favorite, "The Dam Drink" from our full-service bar. From steaks, burgers, salads, hummus, and local Carolina Mountain trout, there's something for everyone.
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