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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 26 May 2017

Very friendly, good atmosphere, and delicious, good sized portions. Reasonably priced. Loved sitting outside since it was raining but that didn't hamper our lunch experience at all. Nice variety of food to choose from. Could enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while breathing in...More

Thank 72Mills
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The staff was so gracious. The food is excellent!!, the view of the creek is so relaxing. We went there twice!! Highly recommended

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

My son and I stopped into Old Rock Cafe prior to hiking Chimney Rock. We chose it because 1) it had a pet friendly patio and 2) it was one of the two places still open in the early afternoon (Riverwalk Cafe is closed on...More

Thank sandnsun61
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We stopped after a climb to the top of Chimney Rock. It is very close to the entrance to Chimney Rock and has a hometown feel to it. You order from the counter and someone brings your food to the table. Very friendly staff a...More

Thank Yankee33
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Great food, fried green tomatoes are perfect, best I've had in a long time. Great burgers, sandwiches, and fresh huge salads. The dessert special today was pecan cobbler. Never had it before but hope we can get the recipe so yummy. Indoor and outdoor seating...More

Thank Patti L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great place to stop before or after hiking Chimney Rock. We came after our hike for a relaxing lunch out on the patio overlooking the river. Stunning views! We split the hot dog basket and it was delicious. Food quality is excellent. Service is prompt...More

Thank clink65
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We stopped here after visiting Chimney Rock. It is a little place right by the river with indoor and outdoor seating. You order at the counter and your food is brought out to you. I had the cheeseburger with some garlic chips. I didn't care...More

Thank sueshop4
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great spot to sit and enjoy a lunch with family. The patio overlooks the river walk and is covered in case of rain. The menu offers classic American lunch including burgers and chicken fingers.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This very casual, order at the counter restaurant is an easy place to grab a sandwich. The decor is a bit drab, but the people are friendly and you can sit outside by the river if you like.

Thank tkeucla
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We always travel from Black Mountain to Chimney Rock to get their portabella sandwich. Also, their apple crisp is really good too. Nice to sit outside with views of the mountains and river.

Thank Brenda B
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Nearby Attractions
Chimney Rock State Park
1,846 reviews
.80 km away
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.12 km away
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.10 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View
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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