This is an adorable little place with fantastic food and very reasonable prices--but it was the service that just blew us away.
We visited Huckleberry's during a weekend stay at nearby Rumbling Bald. Since we were only at the resort a couple nights it didn't make sense to stock up our condo fridge. We dreaded having to negotiate the winding roads to dine out for every meal but weren't wowed by the food at Rumbling Bald, so we tried Huckleberry's for breakfast our first morning.
The breakfast was quite good and quite a deal. The pina colada French toast in particular…heaven! And I'm not usually a big fan of unsweet ice tea but whatever they put in theirs had me asking for refills. Ms. Kathy H., our server, was quite helpful and gracious, and a peek at the dinner menu had us determined to return that evening.
So get this: it so happened that it was our 5 year-old's birthday, and he loved the eggs and pancakes he'd had for breakfast there so much that when he returned, he begged us for the same meal that night. We asked our server Amber if there was any chance the chef could make it happen, not expecting much…but she returned quickly and said that Chef Jim said that since it was the boy's birthday, he'd do it. Not only did he whip up eggs and pancakes (decorated with whip cream and sprinkles), they also presented him with a dinosaur birthday card signed by the staff--and Chef Jim came out to personally wish him a happy birthday and pose for pictures with him. The table next to us was celebrating a birthday at their table as well and sent over a slice of strawberry birthday cake, prepared at Huckleberry's (it's also a bakery), and it was amazing. If we had known we would have ordered a cake ahead as well!
My husband and I opted for something off the dinner menu, which was impressively extensive for such a small venue. He had the shrimp and grits, which he proclaimed were better than any he'd had in the years he'd lived in Georgia, while I had a rib eye cooked to perfection with tasty mashed potatoes. The stuffed portobello appetizer was phenomenal as well. We took advantage of the BYOB opportunity and lack of corkage fee and enjoyed our own wine with the meal. It was all so reasonably priced that it all cost us just $20 more than the doughy, tasteless calzone, undercooked salmon salad, and kid's meal at Rumbling Bald the night before.
We know we'll be back to Lake Lure, and I can't imagine wanting to eat anywhere other than Huckleberry's when we do! Thanks so much to Chef Jim, Amber, and the rest of the staff for making our boy's birthday so special!
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