Vacations are a time of unwinding and letting go of the stresses of everyday life. When you stay in StayLakeNorman‘s Lake Norman vacation rentals, you are probably going to want to find nearby dining that matches your tastes. There are a quite few waterfront spots just a short boat ride away to delicious meals, drinks and live entertainment while staying on the lake.

Toucan’s Lakefront

For a fun beachy vibe on the shores of Lake Norman, head on over to the Toucan’s Lakefront. With a patio that serves rain or shine and access to the water, this is the perfect place to relax and experience life on the lake. Mixologists can make you delicious drinks while you sit beneath an umbrella table and soak in the sun. Fantastic food and drinks are often accompanied by live performances and lively tunes. Whether you are with the family, a few friends, or on a fun date, Toucan’s Lakefront is definitely a stop to add to your agenda.

Apps & Taps

Located next to Toucan’s with a sports-bar setting and boasting some of the best smoked wings and ribs on the lake, Apps & Taps
The building itself boasts watercrafts and uses pieces of real vessels integrated into their decor and architecture. With nine boat slips, you can take boat cruise from your Lake Norman vacation rentals and dock at the club. North Harbor Club serves brunch, lunch, and dinner along with a gluten-free menu and a few tasty extras, so there is something for everyone. Artisan-style dishes that are inspired by the lake atmosphere will submerge you in the life and style of Lake Norman.
can be counted on for good times and great food. Check out their Pontoon Stage every weekend for live music. Sit back, relax and rock your cares away. Don’t forget to fuel up the boat here before you head back to your vacation rental.

North Harbor Club

Experience an authentic Lake Norman lifestyle on the water when you stop in for a meal at North Harbor Club. With nine boat slips, you can take boat cruise from your Lake Norman vacation rentals and dock at the club. North Harbor Club serves brunch, lunch, and dinner along with a gluten-free menu and a few tasty extras, so there is something for everyone. Artisan-style dishes that are inspired by the lake atmosphere will submerge you in the life and style of Lake Norman.

Hello, Sailor

With the beautiful Lake Norman right outside, Hello Sailor is the perfect place for a bit of “seaside” dining. Find yourself in an upscale dining area adorned with chic water-inspired decor and delicious seafood dishes to keep the theme going. Chef-inspired dishes, tasty treats, and handcrafted cocktails will leave your taste buds singing. Experience Lake Norman like never before with its more glamorous side shining through at Hello, Sailor.

Port City Club

Ranked as one of the top waterfront restaurants in North Carolina, Port City Club offers multiple options for dining on the water. For those that prefer to stay indoors, there’s a large, open and airy main dining room with bright colors and classic, comfortable furnishings. The enclosed deck area gets you a step closer to the water and offers more casual furnishings as well as year-round climate control. Then, in the summer, why not go all the way and sit outside on the outdoor deck, lined with comfy couches in cozy, cabana-type set-ups. All of the food at Port City Club is made from scratch, using farm-fresh vegetables, organic chicken and fresh, line-caught seafood from Charleston, SC. You’ll also find local beers and wines and a couple of televisions over the indoor bar if you want to catch the game while you eat.

The Landing

Established in 1993, The Landing has become a staple in the Lake Norman community. Open 7 days a week, their large variety of food, game room for the children and festive Tiki Bar has patrons flock by the boat fulls! During the summer months, you can sit outside and be entertained with live music on the weekends, many times some of the area’s best blues musicians.

Havana 33

Welcome to Havana 33, Lake Norman’s Miami-style Cuban restaurant. Served in a lively, laid-back atmosphere, you will enjoy an extensive menu of authentic Cuban favorites and incredible cocktails to whet your appetite and keep you coming back for more.

Eddie’s on the Lake

Whether you choose to sit on the patio by the lake, take your group into the special Reserve Room, or grab one of their “Seafood to Go” packages for cooking back at the vacation rental, Eddie’s offers American, French and Italian specialties that have been passed down through their family for generations. And if you’re looking for something to start your day before hanging out on the lake, enjoy Eddie’s brunch menu on Sundays.

All of these restaurants are located around Lake Norman and are only a short boat ride from Lake Norman vacation rentals by StayLakeNorman. You will be able to stay in luxury and dine in delight on your vacation. Check out these restaurants and visit the StayLakeNorman website to start planning your relaxing getaway.