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Smoky Mountain Diner

70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
+1 828-622-7571
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“biscuits” (28 reviews)
“meatloaf” (19 reviews)
“pancakes” (18 reviews)
6:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743-7702
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were staying at a cabin in Hot Springs, it rained a lot this week. So there was nothing much to do but eat. Lots of items on the menu to choose from, food was pretty good and restaurant was clean.More

Thank Chad L
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We hope you enjoyed your stay in hot springs and appreciate your business at the smoky mountain diner. We just added new items to our menu and took some off but we have always had a wide variety of food. We hope that everyone can...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Glad my group of seven chose this place. Pretty good experience. The various dishes were tasty. The burgers were excellent. The chicken and dressing was good. The cobblers and pies were excellent. Loved the peanut butter pie. Restaurant was clean. Service was pretty good. Will...More

1  Thank Samuel H
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Glad you enjoyed your meals. We work very hard to provide fast and friendly service along with the best food. The burgers are always a big seller with many different to pick from. The chicken and dressing is our newest item on the menu with...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Early morning breakfast. Perfect, we were d.... hungry. Super fast service, good solid menucard with some Smokey specials. Good well prepared fast served food. Try the applebutter sandwich with bacon. What a treat!!!!More

1  Thank Jens U
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for stopping in and checking us out. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and your food. Our applebutter and bacon sandwich is our newest item to the menu and glad to hear your feedback that it’s such a treat. We try our best...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in while passing through on a motorcycle ride. The place is small with small town charm. The staff was friendly. We were greeted shortly after sitting down. Drinks were quickly supplied. The delivery after ordering was very slow. Once the food arrived, our...More

1  Thank joeknows263
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thank you so much for stopping in we appreciate your business. We strive very hard to greet every one as soon as they are seated and treat everyone like family. We are very sorry for your wait time on food we are a small town...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here on my first visit to hot springs ... delicious home cooked food .. everyone is so friendly and helpful !!!

Thank Jooleyh20
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

We are very thankful you stopped in and glad you enjoyed your food. We work very hard but also try to help our customers any way we can. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

While I was visiting Hot Springs I left my wallet at this restaurant, later that day returning to Georgia. A employee of this restaurant, Vonnie, contacted me through facebook, then insisted to ship it to me. I offered to at least pay for shipping but...More

Thank Mitchell P
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you Mitchell for your kind words. We are very pleased we was able to get your wallet back to you. We would love to have you join us again when your back in the area.

Reviewed 13 March 2018

It was snowing and we really wanted some soup for lunch. Smoky Mountain Diner fixed us right up with a bowl of homemade cream of vegetable soup, although it wasn't on the menu. Served with warm cornbread, it really hit the spot. My husband added...More

Thank Thea2
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for stopping in for lunch and glad you enjoyed yourself. We have daily homemade soups and our cornbread is made fresh daily. Our cobbler is also homemade daily. We try very hard to keep our prices very reasonable. We are glad you liked...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Ate lunch here and breakfast the next day. Both were delicious and served quickly for what is apparently a popular place for locals to congregate. If I am ever in Hot Springs again, I will definitely stop in for another meal. The walls in the...More

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Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Very glad you enjoyed both of your meals with us. We all work very hard as a team to provide fast and friendly service. We are pleased you felt right at home. We appreciate you took time to enjoy the paintings and photos on the...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch homemade vegetable soup and corn bread and the best breakfast I have had in a long time. The service is great and we will go back again.More

Thank Rachel C
Genia P, Owner at Smoky Mountain Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you Rachel for your review. We work very hard to provide great service to all of our customers and make them feel welcomed. We are also very pleased you enjoyed both of your meals. We looked forward to having you back at Smoky mountain...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Average "diner" fare. The usual egg and pancake offerings. My eggs were cooked as I ordered and the biscuit was freshly baked.

Thank Veggout
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Questions & Answers
26 September 2016|
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Response from Beckyg234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the front porch they allow dogs.
13 July 2016|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Not unless they run it as a special. They have cod and grouper on the menu.
21 April 2016|
Response from Genia P | Property representative |
We would love to have y'all! Sure, please call 828-206-1574. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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