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Lakeside Restaurant

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531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
+1 828-526-9419
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Boca Raton, Florida
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything about this place. The ladies that ran it and took care of us. The food. The location and feel. It was exactly what we were hoping for. We were the last ones there and just it felt so comfortable we could have probably stayed and helped them clean up. It just felt like a family. If I... More 

2 Thank britt s
Livingston, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Marty the chef/owner is one of my fevrot guys, the food is out right good and the place very romantic.

1 Thank twohananels
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We celebrated our 10th anniversary in the Highlands and had dinner at the Lakeside on our second evening. Our entire experience at this restaurant was wonderful. The food was incredible and our waitress was amazing. We ate at several other popular restaurants in town and the Lakeside far exceeded every other experience. We were greeted and seated promptly after arriving... More 

2 Thank lulumoody
McLean, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Beautiful fallevenig so opts for outside - sl. noisy inside. Excellent and creative food. Pleasant attentive waiters.

2 Thank Michael B
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food is just mediocre, lacking the inspiration and execution of the previous chef/owner. Botton line: there are many better options in the Highlands market.

Thank Thomas D
Washington, North Carolina
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Our dinner at Lakeside, last night, was so wonderful that we will be returning for an encore on Saturday. The ambiance is charming and every detail a delight. My scallops were seared to perfection and my husband's flounder special was succulent. The accompanying veg were unusual and delicious. Don't miss the beet jam...yum. Service was personal and very pleasant. Nice... More 

4 Thank Patrick T
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The cuisine (yes, it's not just food) and service are well worth chasing down this little back-street establishment. It is nested in a quiet neighborhood in lovely Highlands with a little lake coming up to the back lawn. Eating lightly, this time I settled for a lovely salad but was delighted at what others were having around me. It is... More 

4 Thank Gerfingerpokin
Anderson, South Carolina
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Tried this place only once. Food and service did not warrant a second try. There are too many opportunities in this area for great food to return here.

Thank WannaTravel46
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with both the food and service. The rib eye was at best average and trout overcooked. The restaurant was very busy which probably accounted for the poor service. For the cost of the dinner there are better many choices in Highlands.

Thank Barry N
Gainesville, Georgia
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

It's been a while since we have visited Lakeside and so happy to report it is still going strong! We had a fabulous meal overlooking cute Harris Lake. I enjoyed a snapper special over pasta with veggies and a lemon cream sauce. One of the best meals I've had in recent memory! Don't miss desert - always something fabulous to... More 

3 Thank SoBelle27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Smallwood Ave, on Harris Lake, Highlands, NC 28741-8464
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-9419

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?