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mith Mountain Lake offers 19 eateries where you can dock your boat or PWC and enjoy the pleasures of waterfront dining. The newest establishment is Heath’s Waterfont Grill

at Mariners Landing. In addition, the lake’s only microbrewery now has a lakeside presence, Sunken City Tavern at The Landing Restaurant (see Page 104 for details). As always, you’ll find contact and location information, pricing and hours of operation in our annual Dock & Dine Guide. This year, we’ve also added a few new categories to help you locate restaurants offering local beer or wine, outdoor dining, free wi-fi and entertainment. — Andie Gibson, Editor

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1 Bay Roc Marina Café 2 Blackwater Marina & Grill 3 Chopsticks Chinese & Sushi 4 Heath’s Waterfront Grill

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5 Ice Cream Cottage 6 Jake’s Place at The Harbour 7 King’s Point Pub

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8 The Landing Restaurant/ Sunken City Tavern

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9 Lumpkin’s Snack Bar & Grill 10 Mango’s Bar & Grill

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11 Mexico Viejo

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12 Mitchell’s Restaurant 13 Moosie’s Restaurant 14 Oar Knot

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15 Pizza Pub 16 Portside Grill & Bar SML Dam

17 Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge

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18 Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina

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19 Waller’s

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Outdoor Seating

Free Wi-fi

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Bay Roc Marina Café

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8360 Hardy Road, Hardy • 540-890-2194 • bayroc-marina.com In-season hours: Open daily but hours vary. Check website for details. Located on the north end of the lake, convenient to Roanoke, Bay Roc offers simple, down-home favorites for breakfast and lunch daily throughout the summer. Grab takeout for the boat or dine on the deck. On select Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant hosts popular beer tastings, fish fries and pig roasts.

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Blackwater Marina & Grill

B37

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2200 Old Salem School Rd., Union Hall • 540-576-4486 • On Facebook In-season hours: Daily, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. This family owned and operated restaurant in the Union Hall area serves up American grill food in a casual atmosphere. Owner Roy Martin said his customers come for good food, friendly company and to relax with a cold drink. “One of the best parts about the place is the view of Smith Mountain Lake from the diner,” said Martin.

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Chopsticks Chinese & Sushi

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C8

$-$$

16440 B.T. Washington Hwy. #203, Moneta 540-721-8839 • bridgewaterplaza.com In-season hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. huong fralin

A spacious restaurant at Bridgewater Plaza, Chopsticks offers an extensive menu of Asian cuisine, including fresh sushi that’s as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate. For some fare with flair (and flare), reserve the hibachi grill for parties of up to 20.

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Heath’s Waterfront Grill

C6

D11

$-$$

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1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston • 540-632-0163 • On Facebook In-season hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun 8 am.-9 p.m. New to the lake this season, Heath’s offers lunch and dinner daily; on the weekends, breakfast is also served. The menu includes pizza, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steak and seafood. The atmosphere is casual. Dine indoors or out and enjoy the view of Smith Mountain. Entertainment is scheduled every Saturday in season.

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Ice Cream Cottage

R28

C8

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16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #3, Moneta •540-721-1305 • bridgewaterplaza.com In-season hours: Opens daily 11 a.m. At Bridgewater Plaza’s Ice Cream Cottage you’ll find Hershey’s brand flavors such as Rainbow Sherbet, Muddy Sneakers and Cappuccino Crunch. Owner Davy Dillon said patrons also will want to check out special flavors, which rotate weekly. Hot dogs are also available for purchase.

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Jake’s Place at The Harbour

R28

C8

$-$$

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1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta • 540-297-4732 • jakesplacesml.com In-season hours: Opens daily 11 a.m.

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A Caribbean-themed, family friendly operation with lake views indoors and out, Jake’s Place offers ample seating, full bar, TVs, retail store and plenty of docking space for boats and personal watercraft. Breakfast is served on the weekends and lunch and dinner daily. The calendar stays full with specials, theme nights and holiday events.


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King’s Point Pub

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15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston • 540-297-7347 In-season hours: Mid-May through Sept.: Opens at 3 p.m. Thurs-Sun This quaint spot, which is open Thursday-Sunday during the summer, is located at Lake Haven Marina on Craddock Creek. The pub opens at 3 p.m., but serves appetizers only until 5, which is when dinner starts. You can dine in the pub or out on the partially covered patio that includes tables with large umbrellas.

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The Landing Restaurant/ Sunken City Tavern

R11

F10

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773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta 540-721-3028 • thelandingsml.com • sunkencitybeer.com In-season hours: Tavern and restaurant open daily at 5 p.m.; Starting Memorial Day weekend, lunch also offered Sat-Sun starting at noon

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Upscale cuisine in a casual atmosphere is what you’ll find at The Landing Restaurant, a perennial favorite in our annual Best of SML awards. Sunken City Tavern, the adjacent lakeside bar with indoor and outdoor seating, features a full bar and extensive selection of craft beer, including exclusive selections and small-batch offerings from Sunken City Brewing Company.

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Lumpkin’s Snack Bar & Grill

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19 Lumpkin’s Drive, Penhook • 434-927-5150 In-season hours: Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.2-p.m.; Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Located at Lumpkin’s Marina on the south side of SML, this family owned and operated grill is popular with locals and fans of down-home cooking. Grab a quick bite on your way around the lake or stay a while to enjoy the beautiful view.

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Mango’s Bar & Grill

R28

C8

$-$$

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16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #20, Moneta • 540-721-1632 • mangosbarandgrill.com In-season hours: Sun-Wed 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. A tropical-themed restaurant at Bridgewater Plaza, Mango’s is a favorite with locals and tourists. While seating is available indoors, Mango’s is known for its spacious patio offering wrought iron tables, umbrellas to shade patrons from the sun and an outdoor bar, which serves up dozens of types of beer, wine, mixed and frozen drinks. Live bands play every weekend in season.

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Mexico Viejo

B11

F9

$-$$

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404 Crazy Horse Drive, Moneta • 540-719-1000 In-season hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

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A staple at Crazy Horse Marina on the Blackwater, Mexico Viejo offers an extensive menu of traditional Latin fare, as well as cold beer and tasty margaritas. A family friendly spot, Mexico Viejo offers easy docking, inside dining and expanded outdoor dining space.


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At the corner - Westlake • 40 Brewery Drive (next to Westlake Cinema) 540.420.0476 • www.SunkenCityBeer.com Handcrafted Lagers, Ales and exclusive small batch beers on tap plus six packs and growlers available at both locations. Sunken City apparel, glasses and accessories also available.

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Located in Bernard’s Landing Resort at R11 • 540.721.3028 facebook.com/thelandingsml www.TheLandingSML.com

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Free Wi-fi

Outdoor Seating

Local wine/ Beer

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Breakfast

C3

Brunch

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Mitchell’s Restaurant

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3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston • 540-296-0664 • mitchellspoint.com In-season hours: Sun-Thurs 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-10 p.m. A casual marina eatery, Mitchell’s features a large outdoor patio, tiki bar and stage with live music every Friday. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, or burgers, sandwiches and other traditional American favorites for lunch and dinner. The bar offers a variety of beer and wine selections and nightly specials throughout the week.

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Moosie’s Restaurant

R28

C8

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16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #16, Moneta • 540-721-5255 • bridgewaterplaza.com In-season hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open at SML since 1989, Moosie’s is known for its extensive, reasonably priced menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, chicken, ribs and Mexican fare. A full bar occupies one side while the more family friendly dining room offers ample seating and a view of all the happenings at Bridgewater Plaza.

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Oar Knot

R28

C8

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16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #4, Moneta • 540-719-0411 • oarknot.weebly.com In-season hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. A combination gift shop and deli, Oar Knot is a convenient spot to grab a quick bite at Bridgewater plaza. Sandwiches made with Boar’s Head brand meats and cheeses are the specialty. Seating is available inside and on the outdoor patio overlooking the activity at Bridgewater Plaza.

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Pizza Pub

R28

C8

$-$$

16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #10, Moneta • 540-721-1234 • bridgewaterplaza.com In-season hours: Weekdays 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Bridgewater Plaza’s long-time pizza joint, Pizza Pub serves up traditional and made-to-order pies, wraps, subs and salads in a casual atmosphere. Eat inside, at the bar or on the covered patio among the sights and sounds of the plaza.

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Portside Grill & Bar

R21

E10

$

3619 Airport Road, Moneta • 540-297-7100 • vadarecruises.com In-season hours: Opens at 2 p.m. Fri; 11 a.m. Sat-Sun With its open-air setting, tropical decor and colorful characters, spending a summer afternoon at Portside is like being transported to Key West. Located at Virginia Dare Marina, the restaurant has a small menu with casual fare such as wings, burgers and peel-and-eat shrimp. Grab one of their famous margaritas or a bucket of beer.

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Smith Mountain Dock and Lodge

R6

G11

$

188 Locust Lane, Penhook • 540-565-0222 • On facebook.com In-season hours: Daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Breakfast is a favorite at this waterfront grill, but manager Donna Holcomb said the cheeseburgers are, by far, the most popular menu item. “People tell me they can’t start their season without coming here for a burger,” she said. Entertainment is scheduled occasionally on the weekends. Check the Facebook page for details.

For details on off-water restaurants, pick up the 2014 Laker Out & About, a guide to dining, shopping and recreation at SML, available for free in Laker Magazine racks around the region, including the SML Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza

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Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina

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3619 Airport Road, Moneta • 540-297-7100 • vadarecruises.com In-season hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri at noon, Sat at 11:30 a.m. and Sun at 2 p.m.; Dinner: Sat at 7:30 p.m. Each cruise is two hours. Reservations required. andie gibson

Dine on the water while cruising Smith Mountain Lake on the Virginia Dare, a 19th century sidewinder replica. The Virginia Dare hosts weekly theme luncheon and dinner cruises and can be rented for private charters. Cruise as a couple or make it your group event destination.

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Waller’s

R27

C9

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1617 Crystal Shores Dr., Moneta • 540-297-0055 • holleratwaller.com In-season hours: Opens at 11:30 a.m. Thurs-Sun Located at Crystal Shores Marina, Waller’s features a carefree atmosphere where the menu is vast and live entertainment is a staple. Owner Waller Perrow said in addition to music, entertainment includes a putting green, darts, cornhole and ping pong. “There’s always something going on, whether it’s relaxing by the water with a cocktail, getting a bite to eat, live music or games,” said Perrow.

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