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. 

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Decadent Dishes

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 lunch and dinner menus, we feature blackboard specials, offering the freshest of what is available for the season. 


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Hours of Operation

Dinner is served Tuesday - Saturday, 5 pm - 9 pm

*Not open on Sunday and Monday. Lunch service closed for the season.



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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.


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Seasonal Menus

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. 

Now accepting reservations for New Year's Eve dinner!


New Year's Eve Menu 2021 


Events & Celebrations

The Esmeralda Restaurant is also becoming one of the best Chimney Rock restaurants for hosting special events such as rehearsal dinners, receptions, birthday dinners, and a myriad of other celebrations. Let us help make your event run more smoothly, as our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to do the work for you.  


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Reservations are encouraged. Call us at (828) 625-2999 or make your reservation below!