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Old Rock Cafe

431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
+1 828-625-2329
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (55 reviews)
“burger” (29 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great sandwiches! Sweet potato fries and homemade chips were also very good. Nice view from the bottom of chimney rock.

Thank Jeneriko
ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Old Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal at Old Rock Cafe. We'll pass on your review to our chefs. They love hearing what our guests like. Thanks again for your review! It's greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 10 December 2017

We stumbled on this place while exploring Chimney Rock. We saw the pics of the food and my husband was sold. He had a burger with fries, I had a grilled cheese with sweet potato fries and our kids had the chicken tenders. We ate...More

Thank FLGirlForever
ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Old Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed the restaurant! We'll pass on your great review to our staff. They love hearing good things from our customers. Thanks again for the review. Have a wonderful holiday!

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped while visiting from out of town. Food was delicious. They have a beautiful outdoor seating area!

Thank mzmommy2u
ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Old Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our outdoor seating area by the river is pretty special. Thanks for your kind words. We appreciate feedback from all of our customers.

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We stopped there for lunch before visiting the park, and this was a good decision. You pick your table, look at the menu, and order your food at the counter. Everything is managed pretty smoothly, and it doesn't take too long for your food to...More

Thank vkramaro
ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Old Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your burger! I'll pass this along to our staff. They love getting feedback from the customers. Thanks again for the review. Happy holidays!

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

A good place to stop for a meal in this cute town near Chimney Rock. We ate outside and enjoyed the light rain while sitting under the awning. The food was average and a bit pricey for the quality and service provided.

Thank jfgaff
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Nice people, diner style place but everything is picked up at the service window. It’s just all biscuit sandwiches, so if you’re looking for a place to sit down and have a full meal, this is not that place. Great people and good service, though.

Thank Gunjer
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I've eaten here on 2 separate trips and the burgers are the best I've ever had. They have a great selection of sides, including a cup of fruit option. The staff is always very friendly. When you enter the restaurant you grab a menu and...More

Thank NitPickyNay
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch prior to visiting Chimney Rock. It was a busy Sunday but our food was served quickly. We ate outside by the river since this is a pet-friendly restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

Thank 2Elf
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

After hiking all over Chimney Rock State Park we were ready to eat. My husband ordered the Rubin with onion rings and I got the kids meal with a hot dog and fries. The onion rings are homemade. The food was excellent. I noticed that...More

Thank ppark0927
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was attractive to me only because I heard the water running behind it. After 4 hours of hiking my feet longed for a soak in the cold water and my stomach was hungry. My husband had beer on his mind and me a...More

Thank LynnLJ2014
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10 December 2015|
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Response from ChimneyRockPark | Property representative |
Hi, Beverly, The Old Rock Cafe is open Christmas Eve, 11am-4pm. We will be closed on Christmas Day. The Park is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but will open daily December 26-January 5, 10am-4:30pm; you can stay in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Chimney Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-2329
  • E-mail
Start the day off right with one of our signature biscuits, which are named after the places folks love to visit in the region. Whether you want a Bearwallow Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit or a savory Florence Preserve Biscuits, we have something for you every Saturday and Sunday. During lunch, enjoy a local grassfed burger, grilled sandwiches, salads and fresh baked fruit cobblers at this down-to-earth diner located at the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park. Relax outdoors on the riverside deck with a great view of Chimney Rock and the Rocky Broad River rushing by. Try one of the local craft brews or sip on a glass of wine. Check out the memorabilia of the "Rock" covering the walls for a glimpse of what life was like here over the past 100 years.
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