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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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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    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
The funky evening at straight a way cafe

It's pleasant to be outside on the deck, whether closer in deck or extended deck. The servers are attentive and comfortably dressed in hippie like garb. There is a roughly hewn separate covered platform for the bands which play on the weekend and on Wednesday nights. The music was good the Saturday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
AmeliaNYCarea
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Asheville, North Carolina
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

It's pleasant to be outside on the deck, whether closer in deck or extended deck. The servers are attentive and comfortably dressed in hippie like garb. There is a roughly hewn separate covered platform for the bands which play on the weekend and on Wednesday nights. The music was good the Saturday we were there. I enjoyed my trout served... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Live music and an adult beverage on the large deck under an umbrella- ahhh. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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Bermuda
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A spectacular setting, rustic charm, a great local beer menu, and live music sadly spoilt by abysmal service and below par food. Willing to give it another go on the belief that it was a one-off...

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Vero Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This little place is tucked away off of Route 9. We visited for lunch and found it to be a nice place. The sweet potato fries are great! :) They have music on some nights.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After enjoying the twisties along highway 9 or chilling around chimney rock, this is a great place to grab some grub hear some good music and enjoy relaxing. After a nice meal and music me and the wife sat out by their fire pit and enjoyed the atmosphere. Good menu, the plates are full and the price fair. We will... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went out to the Straightaway Cafe tonight after seeing a review on PBS. It is out in the middle of nowhere but the drive and the entrance up a dirt/gravel leads to a really cool venue for food ,music and beer. We had spinach dip, pimento cheese sandwich and a ribeye. All of it was great , reasonable and... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Fl
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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 8 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?