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Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort

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185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037 (Formerly Manor House Restaurant @ Chetola Resort)
+1 828-295-5505
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We celebrated a friend's birthday while staying at Chetola Resort. Both men had filets and raved about the flavor. The birthday girl had the trout and I had the salmon. Both dishes were very flavorful and cooked perfect. We were seated near the fireplace which was most pleasurable and the service was fantastic.

Thank Linda B
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined 15 friends and family at Timberlake’s Restaurant for their Thanksgiving Buffet. The food was amazing. One huge table for the first course included salads, fruits, crab cakes, trout, shrimp and much more. The traditional Thanksgiving selections took up an entire room and included carved turkey and prime rib, ham, vegetables, sweet potato casserole, chicken and all the trimmings.... More 

Thank NCMtns108
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were in the area to celebrate her birthday. This was supposed to be the preliminary evening to the following night's "big" evening. In reality, this turned out be the more enjoyable evening. The resort and restaurant were busy with the beginning of the Christmas season in Blowing Rock. There were extensive lighting displays on the grounds... More 

Thank Michael D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had drinks and dinner at Chetola. Was wonderful staff. Sat down by the lake just to enjoy the view. Close to Main Street and the heart of blowing rock. Counting days till I can return

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group had a five day stay for our yearly retreat. The food and the service were excellent. The room view was wonderful. The skeet shooting was excellent as well except that I am a poor shot. The owner, Kent Tarbutton, and his staff are top notch, always smiling and looking for ways to be of service… We keep returning... More 

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Plano, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy lobby with live music, fire and big leather chairs. Full bar. Restaurant delivers on all accounts except the wine list. Our waiter Brendan was over the top, knowledgable and provided top-tier service without pushing. Truly a continental experience, probably because he has traveled through Europe a lot. Seared tuna on won-tons was perfect....and large. Steak and duck entrees nailed... More 

Thank webfeet371
Waynesville, North Carolina
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143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the condo section and ate several light dinners; one full dinner; and one breakfast at Timberlake's Restaurant. Nice, comfortable restaurant. Excellent service every time we were there. Friendly staff and very professional. Good food overall. Several appetizers were well prepared and ideal for a light meal. Spinach and Arugula salad was great....nicely prepared with a good house... More 

Thank ncnativeazalea
Holmes Beach, Fl
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch on a first time visit. Lunch menu was small, and only 3 sides available. Ordered corned beef Ruben sandwich, it was ok, my wife ordered the patty melt, hamburger was undercooked and she had to leave half of the hamburger. I did not think much of the lunch and will skip the resturant on my... More 

Thank Joe W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really enjoyed our dinner,,this is upscale in all ways,,menu,,delivery,,service,atmosphere, nice yet relaxed,,

Thank drmike1025
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were passing through on a short get away. We didn't stay at Chetola Resort, but would next time. It's really beautiful. Timberlake is a very nice restaurant at this resort with an interesting menu. We had the fried green tomato napoleons to start. This should have been great; it's a very creative idea. However, it fell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 35
American, International, Healthy
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037 (Formerly Manor House Restaurant @ Chetola Resort)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-5505
Timberlake’s Restaurant is the inspiration of North Carolina’s greatest artist, Bob Timberlake. Located in the historic 19th Century Estate overlooking beautiful Chetola Lake, Timberlake’s offers indoor dining or dining on the outdoor patio dining enhanced by the warm glow of a rustic fire pit (for when temperatures turn cooler). Specialties include Angus beef and bison filets, seafood, salads and a variety of vegetarian dishes. Unlimited breakfast buffet featured daily. Dinner served nightly from 5 to 10 pm.

Breakfast Daily: 7:30am-10:30am
Lunch: Noon-3pm (daily May-October)
Dinner: 5-10pm (nightly May-January; Thurs, Fri & Sat January-May)

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Knoxville, Tennessee
West Jefferson, 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?