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Please note updates for Fall/Winter schedule*:

Thursday - Saturday Dining Room Service
(Wed dinner discontinued through winter)

As of October 22, 2020
5 - 8pm seating
Sunday Lunch Buffet Beginning Nov 1, 2020: 11AM - 2PM
Saturday night buffet remains closed.


* Updated Oct 11, 2020. We will be observing 50% capacity and all other safety measures. Seating capacity will be limited. Reservation are strongly recommended. We will seat walk-ins as space permits; however there will not be space to wait inside. Staff wears masks and guests are required as well except when seated at their dining table. We and our guests are enjoying a sense of normalcy - while being careful.


Dining Options and Hours - As of Oct 22, 2020
See COVID-19 Impacts Above

Open Year-Round Thursday - Saturday for Dinner and Sunday Lunch Buffet
Seasonal Hours | Special Occasions | Private Dining Options


Menu Service
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Dining Room Seating Times
Thu Sat: 5 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to decreased seating capacity, reservations are recommended.

Country Buffet
Seating in Buffet Wing and Dining Room
Sat: Remains Closed
Sun: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Mother's Day - May 9, 2021
Seating Times: 11:00-11:30, 12:00-12:30,
1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:00
Reservations Only
Click here to see menu.

We also offer private-party dining in the front "parlor rooms", perfect for special occasions. Contact us for details.

Our Food and Menu

Our menu is seasonal and offers entrees that include beef, pork, chicken, seafood and pasta. Our signature Fried Chicken is available year-round. Most entrees includes two sides. All entrees are cooked to order and will take time. We also feature homemade dinner rolls. We invite you to relax and enjoy conversation with an appetizer and the ambience of the Kennon House, while we prepare your dinner -- just for you. We offer a variety of wines to choose from including Rosemont (local Lake Gaston winery), beer, and mixed drinks.

View our Full Menu for detailed descriptions and prices. We may also offer weekly dinner specials not on the menu.

About the Kennon House

Located in a historic landmark ("The Mud House" built in 1792),"The Kennon House" is a Lake Gaston destination and outstanding dining experience featuring upscale comfort food with a special flair. Managing Owner, Dennis Monds, and staff will extend a warm welcome.

You may choose to dine in our "red room" for menu service that features a more intimate setting with soft lighting and white table linens or in a more casual buffet room accented with a huge fireplace that is open on weekends and when we host a Special Buffet for Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, and Thanksgiving. We also have a take-out and bar area.

The Kennon House can accommodate larger groups in private dining areas upon special request; please call ahead to arrange. Also if you are thinking of visiting during busy seasonal weekends, We recommend that you call ahead for reservations.

When you visit, be sure to learn about the history of The Kennon House. We love to share the story and proud to be part of its legacy!

Last updated 04/10/21
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