The History Behind
Grand Olde Station
The Grand Olde Station is a premier and authentic restaurant that has been proudly serving the Lake Toxaway area and beyond since 2021. Since then, our mission has been to provide high-quality food for all those that wish to combine fun and enjoyable ambiance with skillful cooking into one extraordinary dining experience.
"The atmosphere at Grand Olde Station pays homage to the history and splendor of Lake Toxaway, serving almost like a museum in many ways. At one point in the property’s history, it served the town as a train depot, so they have displayed a historic train caboose on site similar to what one would have seen years ago. Also featured are a few wooden boats very much like what would have dotted the lake in the early 1900s, as vacationers lazed about the serene waters."
"We also have been restoring the original 1940s American LaFrance firetruck, which will be moved to the site as soon as the restoration is complete,” says Nichols, whose deep admiration for Lake Toxaway and its people couldn’t be clearer.
"It isn’t always easy to marry a place’s history with a vision for the future, but the team at Grand Olde Station has successfully done just that by seamlessly combining so many antiques with modern ideas and pieces, such as a dedicated area for food trucks, a dog park and even a 24-foot outdoor movie screen and an area for some of the region’s most talented musicians to round out the ambiance." - Plateau Magazine