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Lake Norman’s Best Waterfront Restaurants

Lake Norman's best waterfront restaurants.

When you’re visiting Lake Norman, there’s no such thing as too much time on the lake. An especially appealing way to take in the natural beauty is outdoor dining at some of Lake Norman’s best waterfront restaurants. From casual vibes to upscale flair, these lakefront restaurants are sure to meet the moment, whatever you’re craving. 

Waterfront Restaurants on Lake Norman

While all of these restaurants occupy a coveted spot overlooking the lake, their styles and cuisines vary. Bonus: you can get to them all by boat! (We recommend calling ahead about boat parking). Make sure to visit a few while you’re in town and discover a new favorite: 

Apps and Taps gives a laid-back feel and often features live music. 

Havana 33 is a lively Cuban restaurant with delicious food and a popular weekend jazz brunch.

North Harbor Club offers a higher-end experience at the lake with an upscale atmosphere.

Hello, Sailor delights with stylish, mid-century decor and unique food and drinks.

The Landing is a fun, family-friendly restaurant with a tiki bar for adults and game room for kids.

Port City Club has something for everyone on the menu and a good variety of outdoor seating.

Toucan’s has a casual, beachy vibe and large menu with lots of seafood options.

Eddie’s on Lake Norman is where to go for a casual meal, fresh seafood, and a raw bar.

Al Fresco Dining around Lake Norman

Moving inland, Lake Norman is known for its considerable selection of high-end restaurants. If you’re looking for outdoor dining with a welcoming ambience, here are a few spots we recommend:

Kindred in Davidson

Barrel and Fork in Cornelius

The Waterman Fish Bar in Cornelius

Meztizo in Davidson

Hunter House and Gardens in Huntersville

Lakefront Vacation Homes with Beautiful Outdoor Dining Spaces

And if you’re happy to stay home and experience the view from your StayLakeNorman vacation home, you are in luck. We have homes with gorgeous outdoor dining spaces for your group to enjoy. You can even book a private chef to cook you a memorable meal! Here are a few of our favorite spots to dine overlooking Lake Norman:

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