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Chestnut Cafe & Grill - CLOSED

Hwy 64, Lake Toxaway, NC
+1 828-877-3400
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
2 Jun 2016
“An old favorite in a new location”
21 Oct 2014
“Good Burger & Pannini”
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
Hwy 64, Lake Toxaway, NC
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Chestnut is owned and operated by our friend Cliff, formerly of The Brown Trout Mountain Grill. He has taken many of his excellent recipes like the Porter Batter Trout, Mustard Fried Beef Tips and his locally famous Red Roquerfert Dressing and moved them up...More

1  Thank Food4MeFood4You
Reviewed 21 October 2014

On October 18th, after driving the Blue Ridge Parkway for several hours, we found our way to Lake Toxaway, NC and the Chestnut Cafe & Grill. I ordered the Mushroom Burger and my mother ordered the Turkey & Brie Pannini. Both were absolutely outstanding. The...More

Reviewed 15 October 2014

Live musician for dinner on some days, nice touch! Great view of waterfall. Food is generally ok, but coffee is below par. Service is spotty.

Thank Ernie K
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Stopped in on our way checking out the nearby waterfalls on August 28,2014 and had a great lunch.The server was great. We sat on the porch with a great view of the Toxaway Dam and falls. Wifes Tuna-Chicken- Egg- 3 big scoups- one of each...More

Thank rt66pics
Reviewed 22 August 2014

These were absolutely on my top 5 best BBQ meals I've had (and I'm a BBQ aficionado)--ribs had a wonderful smoky and apple flavor with a bit of a bite! There were fall-off-the bone (with absolutely no effort) tender. We also had a very good...More

Thank dougf968
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The first thing our waitress said was she was only on her fifth day working there. She was so, so slow and even forgot to bring my husband's drink until he reminded her. We waited for nearly a half hour for a pot roast sandwich...More

Thank WLE212
Brown T, Front Office Manager at Chestnut Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback as it allows us to focus our improvements. We apologize for the negative dining experience, and we will be sure to address the issues you encountered. Our newest servers are learning fast and we will work...More

Reviewed 4 August 2014

Decided to try something new for lunch as the same old places can become mundane. We had eaten here once before last season and all was well. However the experience was not the same this time. Arrived at 1:20 and we were seated shortly after...More

2  Thank James C
Brown T, Front Office Manager at Chestnut Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Hello, and thank you for your review. I am glad to hear Megan did a terrific job, we will be sure to congratulate her on exceptional service. Unfortunately, we have had some service disruptions from our food distributors and we apologize for some menu items...More

Reviewed 3 August 2014

Leaving Chestnut Cafe perhaps for the last time because today it was beyond just a bad experience. We dined here last Sunday with a big group and had a pretty good meal so thought we would get the same today. Wrong! The onion ring appetizer...More

2  Thank kay t
Brown T, Front Office Manager at Chestnut Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Thank you for your review, Our Sunday brunch is our busiest time at the Chestnut Cafe and Grille, and that day one of our primary servers had a medical emergency. This combined with an issue with our food distribution resulted in a Sunday brunch below...More

Reviewed 30 July 2014

food was good.nice view of waterfall outside seating. Moderately priced.homemade onion rings very tasty

1  Thank Slocharge
Reviewed 29 July 2014

After reading the comments below I wondered why we enjoyed our lunch so much... I honestly think they've helped their wait staff do better, and food was good. One of us had a large salad with grilled avocado, almonds, cheese, and all sorts of other...More

Thank BlueRidgeTravelGuide
Brown T, Front Office Manager at Chestnut Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Thank you very much for your review and patronage. We are very happy to hear your meal, service, and view were excellent and enjoyable. Our cole-slaw is a family recipe from one of our chefs and made fresh each day. We are pleased to hear...More

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US$10 - US$15
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 64, Lake Toxaway, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lake Toxaway
  • Phone Number: +1 828-877-3400
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Come enjoy Toxaway Falls at the Chestnut. We offer American Grille Cuisine as well as chef inspired specialties like our Mountain Cuban Sandwich and Signature Bison Burgers. A great selection of local breweries, hand made specialty cocktails, and wine to go with any meal! In addition we have a special Sunday Brunch menu with chef inspired omelettes and more!
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