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Smoky Mountain Diner

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70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
+1 828-622-7571
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 06:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a huge breakfast here our last morning in town. Coffee was good, food was good and a lot of it. The pancakes were just like grandma's! We got a sandwich to go for the trail and they were huge. Perfect Diner!

Thank bargin gal
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very pleased with our decision to eat lunch at the Diner. The hamburgers were thick and juicy and the crinkle fries were fresh and hot. We both had a beverage. Our total bill was about $10. They have very fair prices for good quality food. A great breakfast spot. We will return!

Thank tellis78
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast food was tasty and low priced. Sweet tea was amazing and service was fair. Older restaurant and could use some updates but, again, for a low priced breakfast it's perfect.

Thank Lisa & Greg P
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was full of locals, and the staff was extremely welcoming. An easy walk from any accommodation in town.

Thank LCatherineRogers
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going there for years. Love this place. Hometown feel, great service and clean restrooms everything made we feel at home.

Thank Tina M
Manchester, Tennessee
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast was amazing. We got the breakfast wraps that were delicious. Definately a place to eat when in the area.

Thank Larry P
Indian Springs, Alabama
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You know when the ice water is in a large Mason Bell jar you have found authentic restaurant. Three of us had chicken & dumplings with pinots and slaw, meat loaf with greens and baked apples, and chicken tenders with curly fries and baked apples. Shared cornbread and roll. Two 70+ grandparents and teenage granddaughter so guess who had the... More 

1 Thank BobT66
Davie, Florida
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

After a multiday hike, we stopped in for breakfast. However it was nearly noon and breakfast was no longer being served- so the waitress asked the cook and they offered to make breakfast for us. We were elated! Eggs and pancakes hit the spot

1 Thank Scott M
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126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stayed in a cabin in Hot Springs and ate here twice. You will find locals, hikers and folks visiting the quaint little town. The hikers are coming through the first town on the Appalachian trail during this time of year (those trying to complete the hike from Georgia to Maine) The food is good and inexpensive. The homemade cinnamon... More 

1 Thank lthrel
Kodak, Tennessee
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very good FRESH food. Dinner needs a bit of maintenance, tables wobble and so on. Ya gotta try the fat boy.

Thank Yosserian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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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watkisville, ga
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?