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Old Rock Cafe

431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
+1 828-625-2329
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (48 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe
431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch and we're pleasantly surprised. We ordered burgers, fries and mozzarella sticks. The burgers had very good flavor and were a generous size and so were the mozzarella sticks. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The prices were...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

When my wife and I arrived in Chimney Rock we stopped and had lunch here. We split a chicken Caesar wrap with onion rings. The wrap was good but the onion rings were exceptional. We sat outside on the deck which is situated on the...More

Thank haleytscc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I were in town running errands & decided to have lunch here since we hadn't been here in a while. He had the BLT w/chicken & cole slaw & I had the Reuben w/beer battered onion rings. Both were very good. I...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here one night, not realizing they closed at 5:00; we had arrived at 4:40. You place your order at the counter and they bring it to you. My daughter and I had huge hamburgers and my husband had a rueben. He said...More

Thank oceangirl59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a well-deserved lunch after climbing to the top of Chimney Rock mountain. The chili dogs and the fried pickles were very good. The menu is a little pricey, but worth it.

Thank Happyhiker6691
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by Old Rock for breakfast. We had been to Medina's across the street the morning before so we wanted a change of scenery and Old Rock has nice scenery because it is right on the river. Unfortunately they only do breakfast biscuits/sandwiches. The...More

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

Cheryl, Thanks for your input. We're glad you had a chance to stop by and will pass on your suggestion for an extended breakfast.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These folks are obviously used to feeding starving hikers who stagger in from Chimney Rock. The service is quick - order at the counter and they bring the meal to your table. The portions are very generous! I had the turkey sandwich with fruit on...More

Thank Mary0212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an adventure road trip day. Waze led us on an off the interstate path, and we came through a lovely mountain road, coming upon Chimney Rock. What a beautiful area! Old Rock Cafe is a long established place, and we sat outside on...More

Thank Mikocat
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This was a no frills place with absolutely wonderful sandwiches and homemade chips. You can fine inside or on the balcony along the river.

Thank Ginger L
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My son and I stopped here for lunch after hiking Chimney Rock. The restraint is located right outside the park entrance. You do have to go up to the counter to order but they bring the food to your table. We Sat outside on the...More

Thank Elisa C
Nearby Restaurants
Medina's Village Bistro
676 reviews
.03 km away
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468 reviews
.15 km away
The Esmeralda Restaurant
203 reviews
1.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chimney Rock State Park
1,854 reviews
.80 km away
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
430 reviews
1.37 km away
Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
76 reviews
.10 km away
Rocky Broad Riverwalk
84 reviews
.12 km away
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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
American, Bar, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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
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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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