Chimney Rock Restaurant

The Esmeralda Restaurant

The Esmeralda Restaurant is a special place for dining with a friendly and casual atmosphere. This is the perfect spot, whether you are planning on dinner for two or a group of up to sixty-two. Known as one of the best places to eat in Chimney Rock, The Esmeralda Restaurant is the perfect place to dine during your stay with us at the Inn. Our menus reflect our exceptional attention to detail through carefully crafted dishes and combinations. We take pride in providing our guests with the very best service, ingredients, and overall atmosphere as they dine in our Chimney Rock restaurant. 


When creating our dishes, we prefer to use local vegetables and meats whenever possible, and the freshest seafood available. Our menus reflect our commitment to providing the highest quality ingredients possible! Our vision is to keep people in the community working for each other. In addition to our dinner menu, we feature blackboard specials, offering the freshest of what is available for the season. 


Dinner is served Tuesday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

*We are not open on Sunday and Monday. 

Beer wine cocktails

We have an exceptional Wine List as well as a diverse selection of Local Craft Beers. We also have a variety of cocktails available. This is a great final touch to your dining experience! Cocktails are available after 3:00 pm.


Celebrate at The Esmeralda Inn with our delicious seasonal menus and special event dinners. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, or Christmas, our special holiday menus offer excellent selections. 

We will not be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on November 24th. Instead, please join us for dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 


The Esmeralda Restaurant is also becoming one of the best Chimney Rock restaurants for hosting special events like rehearsal dinners, receptions, birthdays, and more. Let us help make your event memorable, as our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to do the work for you


“Magnificent dinner this evening! Surf and turf was so incredibly awesome! Blueberry preserve garnish on seared sea scallops, who knew this could be so wonderful!! My filet was prepared to perfection! Add asparagus and Parmesan-crusted baked cauliflower, oh my! I have traveled all over the US and Canada and even France, Germany, Austria and Italy… a lot of really great food, however, this meal makes my top 10 list!” – Facebook Review, 8/2019