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The Garden Deli

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American, Sandwiches
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107 Town Sq, Burnsville, NC 28714-2934
828-682-3946
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Garden Deli is hidden under the cool shade of its trademark weeping willow...
Garden Deli is hidden under the cool shade of its trademark weeping willow tree on Burnsville's historic Town Square. We offer a lush garden setting for outside dining either under our tree, or under a covered deck 6 months out of the year. We also offer a full-size dining room inside with natural wood walls, hand-made lanterns, and oil paintings of local landscapes. We have a fireplace and a cozy atmosphere during the colder months, as we are open year-round.
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  • 38
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  • 24
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service at the Garden Deli

They are the best, I messed up with my first review. Sorry...We love Greg and the staff and the food is terrific. The Snap Dragon next door is also a regular hang out

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Burnsville, NC
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Burnsville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

They are the best, I messed up with my first review. Sorry...We love Greg and the staff and the food is terrific. The Snap Dragon next door is also a regular hang out

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful. We were there on a packed Friday night and our waitress seemed to be a little overwhelmed, and it took our food about 20 minutes to be brought out, but we had a wonderful meal, very well prepared and presented. Try it you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the best place for lunch daily and they have dinner on Thurs-Sat. They have really good soups, sandwiches (especially the club and the BBQ sandwich), and wonderful dinner specials. If you like bang bang shrimp from Bonefish Grill then you are in heaven when its one of the nightly specials. The steaks are wonderful too.

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Sapphire, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was a wonderful surprise not knowing anything about the area. We took a side trip in to Burnsville on our way home from a vacation. The Visitor Center suggested The Garden Deli for lunch. I wish this place was closer to where I live. My husband had the Reuben. It seems to be a customer favorite. The macaroni salad... More 

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Bonaire, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Me and the wife are originally from NY, and in the 25 years or so since we left that state the one thing we constantly miss, and therefore constantly seek, is good Deli food. Well somehow real NY Deli food has found it's way to the sleepy Carolina Mountain town of Burnsville, and it's an absolute must stop eatery if... More 

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Chuluota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A wonderful restaurant, sat for lunch in the shaded outside area, great atmostphere very relaxing, food was great (try the macaroni salad as a side dish) service was quick and attentive.

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Asheville, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have eaten here many times when I was in Burnsville, but this time it was not tolerable. We placed our order, and it took over 15 minutes to get our drinks. Then another 25 when I asked another waitress what was happening with our meal. She came back and said that they ran out of baked potatoes and asked... More 

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GYDeli, Owner at The Garden Deli, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your bad experience at our restaurant last night. It was not typical. I take full responsibility for the long wait time for your drinks, the confusion about our baked potatoes, and the long wait time for your food. We were short handed, but our waitresses were trying their best. We're always looking for ways to... More 

Mts of western NC
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496 reviews 496 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stopped by for lunch before visiting nearby Roan Mountain and the rhododendrons. The Garden Deli is easily found in the town square with plenty of parking in the area. We ate lunch outside under an umbrella. We ordered the Roast Beef Philly to split ($1,00 split charge but they give you an extra side) which was very tasty and... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Hubby & I had the special which was lobster roll & it was excellent. Service was exceptional. We also shared a desert- Salted caramel sundae which was to die for.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Right on the town square in scenic Burnsville, this is no ordinary "deli". Full service restaurant with inside/outside seating, and a wide selection of soups, sandwiches, and desserts for lunch. Also open Thursday--Saturday for dinner with even more options. Blackened trout was outstanding, and the apple pie was as good as I've had. Easy to tell when the owner is... More 

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Additional Information about The Garden Deli

Address: 107 Town Sq, Burnsville, NC 28714-2934
Phone Number: 828-682-3946
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Burnsville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 Town Sq, Burnsville, NC 28714-2934
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Burnsville
  • Phone Number: 828-682-3946

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches

Description

Garden Deli is hidden under the cool shade of its trademark weeping willow tree on Burnsville's historic Town Square. We offer a lush garden setting for outside dining either under our tree, or under a covered deck 6 months out of the year. We also offer a full-size dining room inside with natural wood walls, hand-made lanterns, and oil paintings of local landscapes. We have a fireplace and a cozy atmosphere during the colder months, as we are open year-round.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?