High Rock Lake Restaurants: Ed Price Realty

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High Rock Lake offers not only beautiful scenery and bountiful outdoor activities, but delicious, traditional North Carolina cuisine. While you’re visiting the region, be sure to enjoy some of these incredible local High Rock Lake restaurants.

Cook’s Barbecue

A local favorite, Cook’s is known for its heaping portions and delicious food. Their salad bar and hushpuppies are particular favorites, as is their famous smoked turkey plate and pork barbecue – both prepared in traditional Lexington style with all hickory wood. They bring you full pitchers of your favorite beverage for easy refills, and their warm hospitality makes it easy to linger over your meal. It’s a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the effort to find!

Hap’s Grill

Enjoy the classic, old-time vibe of this tiny little eatery in downtown Salisbury. Food selections are limited to burgers and hot dogs featuring a broad range of toppings, but it’s worth stopping by simply for the experience – and maybe a chilidog. The delicious Cheerwine and Sundrop sodas still come in glass bottles, and are well worth trying at least once!

Mambo Grill & Tapas

Serving up authentic, homestyle Cuban and Spanish dishes, Mambo Grill & Tapas is considered by many to offer the best food in Salisbury. With a host of dedicated regulars and an impressive array of tempting appetizers, small plates, and entrees, there’s something here for every taste. And any meal can be complemented by their large selection of craft beers and cocktails.

Smokey Joe’s BBQ

Step into this 1970’s style diner and discover down-home country cooking at its best – with prices that may make you think you actually have stepped back in time! Their sweet tea is to die for, and whether you choose from diner standards like their burger with all the trimmings and the chicken tender plate or go for the plentiful BBQ options, you’re certain to leave feeling full and satisfied!

Emma’s of Salisbury

Offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Emma’s features a delicious selection of fresh cuisine complete with vegetarian options. From fish tacos to crab cakes, with rotating brunch and dinner specials, there’s always something new and delicious to try here. The fried green tomatoes and shrimp & roasted corn bisque are local favorites, while their sandwiches and salads serve up standard classics every time.

Speedy Lohr’s Barbecue

For some of the best no-frills, inexpensive barbecue in the area, Speedy Lohr’s serves up their own special recipe, complete with their signature buckeye hushpuppies. They’re actually known for having the best hotdogs and chili in the area – making their chilidogs a special favorite. They’re also known to serve up a delicious breakfast. You can count on friendly service and good food here every time!


When you’re done enjoying one of the many restaurants in the area, be sure to stop by our High Rock Lake Real Estate Office. We’d love to show you around and share the many reasons why High Rock Lake, NC is such great place to live!

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