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Newfound Lodge Restaurant

1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
+1 828-497-4590
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, great price. Truly a meal that you will enjoy at a price that you can afford, with money left for souveniers.

Thank 727hettiej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant several times on our trip to Cherokee. There was a good salad bar and some country cooking on the buffet. My husband and grandson enjoyed the gravy and biscuits off the breakfast buffet. Our server was attentive and friendly.

Thank ShariTn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning hungry from a hike to Charlie’s Bunion we stopped at this restaurant. The outside ambience was deceiving. We chose the $14.99 dinner buffet without looking at it. It was the worst food we have EVER paid for!!! The bar was messy, food was cold...More

Thank rj0lly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch after driving through Great Smoky Mountains NP. Looked about as good as any option and a fairly full parking lot seemed to add to appeal. We both had the buffet and it was filling, fairly priced and decent. Service was fine (drinks,...More

1  Thank mforkner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, buffet looked pretty good but we chose from the menu and it was excellent. David was our server, he was super nice and attentive. Food gets a 4, but David gets a 5.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buffet was adequate and they have a separate menu if you don't want the buffet. The food was good and plentiful.

Thank patkeller1
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Breakfast buffet, with reasonable variety. Food was good, would go back. Trip advisor says I need more characters.

Thank David M
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is really good! If you're not careful you'll pass it up. Look for the "Pink Motel"...it's right across the road from it. We've been here twice; once for lunch and once for supper. Lunch buffet was better. Mom said meatloaf and macaroni (they...More

Thank tlc38tlc38
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Service was adequate. It is a buffet restaurant, but the buffet is very small and limited. Price wasn't out of line for what they offer.

Thank Dana L
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We did this outing with another couple whom had invited us to do so. The price and quality of the items are well worth the stop to enjoy when on the reservation.

Thank jplemmons1
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November 28, 2017|
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Response from PPIEW7 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was on vacation in October, you might want to call them.
November 28, 2017|
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Response from nkimperial | Reviewed this property |
The best thing you can do is call the restaurant and ask what they have on the buffet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 Tsali Blvd, Hwy. 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28719-8201
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-4590
  • E-mail
Located just before the entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we have been serving locals and tourist since 1946. We offer a family atmosphere, affortable pricing and exceptional service. Special pricing is available for large groups and tour buses. Our restaurant is open 7 days a week during the months of March thru November. Come see us, we look forward to serving you.
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