Best Restaurants on Lake Norman for Families

The Lake Norman tree-lined oasis has long been the perfect vacation destination, dotted with charming lakeside towns waiting to welcome returning and first-time visitors alike. Davidson, North Carolina is one of those towns and is home to the Davidson Village Inn, the perfect downtown bed and breakfast for your lake vacation. About a mile from the shore, the Inn is a central stopping point between the refreshing waters and the activities in town. After a day of swimming, fishing, boating or otherwise enjoying the water, there are numerous establishments to choose from for a great meal.

Here are a few of the best restaurants on Lake Norman for both romantic outings, and family meals.

  • Port City Club
    Patrons enjoy the outdoor space at one of the best Lake Norman restaurants on the water. The covered deck is enclosed and heated for year round enjoyment. Guests have been known to watch the snow fall over the lake while enjoying this space’s temperate environment. Your children will love this adventurous and safe option to be outdoors while sharing a delicious meal with the family. Everything is made in-house from scratch, with ingredients purchased as locally as possible.
  • Pho Nam
    If you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine then Pho Nam is your best option in the area. This delicious Vietnamese restaurant is just a block from the water and offers one of the best experiences of any of the restaurants on Lake Norman. Open every day for both lunch and dinner, you will be completely satisfied regardless of the time of day. Whether you need to warm up with a big bowl of Pho or a chilled Vermicelli Salad Bowl, this places offers everything you expect with serving sizes that will fill you up.
  • North Harbor Club
    Perhaps the most famous of the restaurants in the area, the North Harbor Club in Davidson, NC, has food that is as unique as their decor. Filled with antique watercrafts mounted on the walls and hanging from the ceiling, you’ll love the simple yet elegant atmosphere of this five-star dining room. If you’ve been out on the water all day make sure to visit one of the best restaurants on Lake Norman with boat access where you can drive right up to the restaurant and dock your boat while you eat, adding to the adventure of the meal. Whether indoors or on their patio overlooking the lake you’ll love their simple gourmet menu whose contents will appeal to everyone in your family.

Dining at one of these Lake Norman waterfront restaurants will be satisfying both in the experience and the food. Davidson is known for its plethora of great dining establishments that will keep you sated on your stay in North Carolina lake country. The food promises to be as inviting as the views. While visiting the area make sure you stay at the Davidson Village Inn where you will not only enjoy the refreshing hospitality, but also a delicious breakfast in the morning. If you’re looking for more Lake Norman attractions or things to do in Davidson, NC, make sure to request our completely free Davidson, NC, Vacation Guide. We look forward to booking your stay!