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Straightaway Cafe

1722 NC Route 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828)669-8856
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Cuisines: American, European
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Mill
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a great little restaurant nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. It is run by a family who serve great food, good beer in an environment that allows good conversation and often great music. Worth a drive in the country to visit this place. The service was extraordinary on this visit.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Good bar food. cheep drinks, nice people, great location, never stayed for the live music. Don't be put off by the location....just go for it!!! You will enjoy!

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Madison, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stopped in for dinner at the Straightaway Cafe. Good sandwiches. Great drink prices. Live music was great. They had an outdoor firepit going on a chilly spring evening. This is the happening place to see the locals and get the feel for the area. Everyone was friendly and inviting and we will come back again!

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

I have been here many times and am always satisfied. This particular time I had the chicken melt with potato salad. The chicken melt is delicious and probably my favorite item they offer. Potato salad was delicious. I also ordered up an order of chips with spinach and artichoke dip. It has a little spicy kick to it that I... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times. Not fancy, but enjoyable. Food was tasty and served in a very relaxed easy going atmosphere. We will definately eat here again.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I use to love this place. We've been going off and on for the past several years. It's quaint, unusual, and they always have good entertainment. The food, however? It is rather inconsistent and frankly, the charm has worn off for me. It simply cannot compensate for lack-luster taste. We took my mother to Straightaway last Sunday night. The only... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Great MushroomBurger and Sweet Potato Fries and Fried Muzhrooms! And the live music by Hobos and Lace made for a near perfect evening

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Straightaway is a great little gem...it is a drive but well worth it. The mountain views are amazing. The food is decent..sometimes it takes awhile because they are busy. Usually great music as well!

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