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Veranda Cafe & Gifts

119 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3424
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $11
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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English first
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I make several trips from Chattanooga to Chapel Hill to visit my son..sometimes for grandparent duty. I always stop at Veranda Cafe in Black Mountain. Is is located about half way to my final destination. Their menu is outstanding...many choices of homemade soups as well as sandwiches & salads. Service is very good. Prices are reasonable. When traveling I-40 in... More

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Asheville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I really don't understand all the rave reviews for Veranda Cafe. I ordered a house salad and shrimp and grits. The salad greens were crisp and fresh. The chipotle ranch dressing tasted like bottled. The shrimp and grits came with a small amount of shredded Gouda on top along with some crumbled bacon. The grits were creamy, but without the... More

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Trussville, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were in town for shopping and antiquing and this place was convenient and the food was very good. I tried the turkey sandwich on cranberry bread with a cup of Brunswick stew. Delicious! Everyone in our group loved their food except the pimento cheese had capers in it and we didn't like that. Everything else was great. We will... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first time eating here, but it will not be the last. We had the plate lunch, and it was so good! Pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes and brown buttered green beans. The tea of the day was ginger peach, and it was the best iced tea I've ever had. We had the chocolate raspberry cake which is made... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had lunch the day after July 4th this year as frequent return customers. We had our usual 'She Crab Soup' and 'Shrimp and Grits' and they are always, like all other food choices, consistently perfect. Thank you, Jeff, for finding for us the 'very last serving' of the 'Shrimp and Grits' that day when you saw disappointment on our... More

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North, South Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not so impressed when I first went in, a little crowded and noisy, but the food and service more than make up for any noise. The best ice tea ever - I had refill after refill. In our group, everyone ordered the three salad plate with various salads and spreads so we all sampled lots of delicious offerings. The pimento... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place isn't open for dinner so it does a great business, at least during the summer, for lunch. It's a little loud but you can still hear other talk. We had to wait but we had a large group. The Hungarian soup was delicious. I had that an a half sandwich (BST) and really enjoyed it. shared a slice... More

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I am looking forward to again visiting Black Mountain next week. My family and I love to eat lunch at Veranda Cafe and Gifts. The soups are excellent and varied. I am always amazed at the new and creative soups Jeff and Palette serve. The turkey cranberry sandwich is to the best turkey sandwich anywhere. (The other sandwiches are also... More

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Newton, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My friends and I had lunch at the Veranda Cafe for the umpty-ump time! Today my choice was the Cuban along with a lemonade/sweet tea to drink. My buddies got the lunch special and said it was some of the best roast beef they had ever eaten. Umbrellas hanging from the wall, waitresses wearing vintage aprons, exposed brick walls, and... More

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traveler
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My lady loves this place, I think it's just alright as far as the food goes and I usually like to have a beer with lunch and the selection isn't that great, which is unusual for the area. However, the staff is amazing! Super friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home and certain that... More

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