Memorable Summer Moments: Casual and Fine Dining at Elk River Club

An Irish proverb says, “Laughter is brightest where food is best.” At Elk River Club, our members embody this sentiment. Whether casual or fine dining, each Club dish delivers a delicious blend of masterful flavor and high-quality ingredients. Choose the menu that matches your mood, from casual outdoor dining to a gourmet meal. Our members expect excellence from our community, something we are constantly cultivating. Luxurious properties, the state’s first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, a sought-after Equestrian Center, Har-Tru tennis courts, a pool and wellness complex, a private, on-premise airport, world-class dining, and the list of amenities goes on and on! Explore our fine dining experience in the Main Dining Room or reserve one of our executive rooms for your private party or meeting. Relax with friends as you look forward to casual dining favorites at our Grille Room and Bar; our new Riverside Grille is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner after a round of golf. Keep reading for more about delectable dining at Elk River Club

Formal Dining Room  

Our Formal Dining Room is strategically situated to serve up views of the captivating Elk River and our 9th hole. Cast your gaze further and soak in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our 50,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse complex also houses a 15-ft. waterfall, and there’s a space for you and your friends beside our outdoor fire pit. 

Grille Room

Our culinary team thoughtfully designs menus with a mix of member favorites and new offerings. Ask for our Soup of the Day, enjoy a salad with local fruits and veggies (our Strawberry Fields is a summer hit), or try fresh, local fish (grilled, sauteed, broiled or blackened). Our Sautéed Rainbow Trout Almondine is served with Potato and Mushroom Hash and Truffle Green Pea Puree. Try our Chicken Française with Parmesan Risotto, Roasted Asparagus and Lemon Caper Sauce. 

Themed Dinners and Decadent Desserts
Introduce a new dinner tradition as you adjust your family rhythms—our Main Dining Room offers Italian fare on Tuesdays, Southern eats on Thursdays (fried chicken), prime rib on Fridays or sushi on Saturdays. Save room for dessert—current options include our Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Flourless Chocolate Torte, and Cannoli. Or, savor a scoop of Graeter’s Ice Cream. We know you’ll love their Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, or Salted Caramel (and still more). 

Pool Grille and Bar

Order up a favorite soup, healthy salad or a classic sandwich at our pool grille (and don’t forget a yummy side dish). For those who are vegetarian or gluten-free, we have you covered—our Arugula-Kale Harvest Salad and our Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella Salad are two member favorites. Deli board selections include our Roasted Turkey Breast, Smoked Ham, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad or Egg Salad. If you’re craving BBQ, our House Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich is served Lexington Style with creamy coleslaw and a bourbon BBQ sauce. Our members also rave about our classic burgers and our Grilled Mahi-mahi sandwich. 

Riverside Grille

Our new Riverside Grille is equipped to delight, with a full bar, multiple TVs and a cozy fireplace. 

This outdoor spot’s mouth-watering menu features Wagyu Beef Sliders, Smoked Chicken Wings, Coconut Shrimp, crispy Pork Belly Tacos, Spice-Rubbed Grilled Salmon and more. Or, share a handmade pizza with your choice of toppings (a go-to for many of our families).  

Elk River Club is a private mountain golf community in Western North Carolina with the first signature Jack Nicklaus golf course in the state. Residents and guests enjoy surrounding views of Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Grandfather Mountain. Amenities include an Equestrian Center, a private, on-premise airport, Har-Tru tennis courts, a pool complex, spa services, Clubhouse, fishing, casual and fine dining, events and more.