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1722 NC Route 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828)669-8856
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a relaxing place!

We actually went to this great place a couple of years ago. Loved the music, the food was average but the overall feeling here is "welcome, come in, listen to the music and relax". There are children around, crawling and walking, in and out. Everyone is friendly and anxious to please. Outdoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Green Cove Springs, Fl
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good food, good service, good music. We always go here after a long day in the mountains. A ray of sunshine in a remote place.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Maybe I've been soothed into an uncritical state of mind by a week at a riverside cabin in the Appalachians, but when we finally stopped at this isolated roadside cafe we'd been driving past all week, to see what they meant by "Live Music", I was blown away. It felt like home, and I don't live here. Peace & quiet... More 

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Bessemer City
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Our favorite place to have lunch on a ride to the mountains. Food is awesome and beer selection is great with local beers. A very unique place. Do not miss the chance to eat here!!!!

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Cary, North Carolina, Usa
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This road house style restaurant is outside of Black Mountain and is in the middle of the forest. They offer great local beer, food and entertainment. No fast food here, you need to plan plenty of time for your meals. That's okay, it adds to the laid back atmosphere of this place.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Took a bus load to this restaurant and had great service and food in an eclectic and very interesting atmosphere. The weather was nasty so we couldn't make use of their outdoor seating and decks. well worth the drive and the curvy road.

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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We actually went to this great place a couple of years ago. Loved the music, the food was average but the overall feeling here is "welcome, come in, listen to the music and relax". There are children around, crawling and walking, in and out. Everyone is friendly and anxious to please. Outdoor activities for the warmer months. Can't wait to... More 

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Western NY
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I travel to the area 1 or 2 times a yaer, and if anywhere near here, the straightaway is on my radar. Great food, music and service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Been here over 5 times. Great location. Come with low expectations and service. Food is mediocre at best.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were greeted by a friendly server who was charming. The food was delicious---great sweet potato fries. There was no issue splitting sandwich. The live music was local and enjoyable. The vistas were beautiful.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We went as a group of ten, having made reservations earlier in the day. This is a small establishment, far from the beaten path, so we erred on the side of caution. We lucked out. The food was really, really good. Our server could not have been nicer. It was a very good value. And, the live entertainment was great.... More 

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Additional Information about Straightaway Cafe

Address: 1722 NC Route 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone Number: (828)669-8856
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Black Mountain
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1722 NC Route 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: (828)669-8856

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?