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Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort

185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037
+1 828-295-5505
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the roast duck and my wife had pan seared salmon. They were both very good, but the sides were very limited (only three or four items) and they were out of one. They were also out of one of the dessert items, and...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No disappointment here as the steaks were prepared perfectly but... the sides selection was very limited which should not be the case in a restaurant of this caliber. Bread offering was corn bread which was good but again, more choices would have been welcome. Service...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wine, and everything else was fantastic. I had the trout. Dessert was also great and on the house when they heard it was our anniversary. One of the best in Blowing Rock especially for breakfast

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited this restaurant to celebrate our birthdays. The ambience was a perfect fall evening with a fire pit, guitar player and delicious food. Our waiter was extremely helpful and suggested the ahi tuna appetizer. It was so good we considered ordering...More

Thank gatorgal1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here Saturday night and were disappointed. He ordered the special - a fish (halibut maybe?) with a lemon sauce. It tasted as bland as it looked - absolutely no color on the plate. I had the trout, which was...More

Thank rodneya395
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went for lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. Beautiful day, we sat outside on the patio. Service was average (it's always off-putting when a waiter manages to work a mention of a tip into the conversation before the meal is even served). Food...More

Thank R B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit the restaurant a coupe of times during the year. We especially like to sit outside during the summer. Their food is pretty enjoyable. Staying on this property is a treat.

Thank PonyMan132
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on the patio, listening to the live music. Our waiter, Ryan, was very attentive and personable. The food was absolutely delicious- we enjoyed pheasant, steak, chicken, salmon and shrimp and grits. Everything was great all around. The tomato Gouda soup was so tasty...More

Thank F3028STjulie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many hotel restaurants are fair at best and expensive. This one was very good and not overly expensive. I had the pecan crusted chicken that was outstanding. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her trout dish. The veggies were yummy! We both cleaned our plates.

Thank textbook-writer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The grits and shrimp are to die for and prepared in such a gourmet perfect way it is my dinner every night! The oyster and Salmon dishes are also superb. The ambiance is as serene and beautiful as it gets.

Thank DeborahDolen
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13 August 2016|
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Response from tgbmd123 | Reviewed this property |
Call Timberlake
10 October 2015|
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Response from ChetolaResort | Property representative |
Reservations for Christmas Eve are now being accepted. Please call 828-295-5505 for reservations.
Brenda C
20 December 2014|
Response from ChetolaResort | Property representative |
The restaurant is open but they are completely sold out for the Christmas Buffet. If you like, you can call the day before and see if there are any cancellations. Call 828-295-5505. Thanks for your interest.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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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