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The Garden Deli

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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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

Great food, great service. They only serve dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. We've eaten there for many meals and highly recommend it. The only small criticism I have, is to serve on larger plates. Too much food for the size of the plates. Very friendly servers and clean floors.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Mandy R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service. They only serve dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. We've eaten there for many meals and highly recommend it. The only small criticism I have, is to serve on larger plates. Too much food for the size of the plates. Very friendly servers and clean floors.

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Garden Deli is popular with most of the residents of Yancey County. It is probably the most consistent food in Burnsville. The servers have all been there for a long time and do a good job. Since they added Dragonfly, the bar, it is even better. When we moved to Burnsville in 2004 you could never have convinced me that... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not a lot to choose from in Burnsville unless you want fast food chain. These folks are friendly and the outside is quaint to sit underneath large rooted trees growing thru an exterior deck patio area. Burnsville is in desperate need of more and good resteraunts, they spent millions on new roadways with nowhere to go.

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Concord, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were hungry and it took a while to get our food but it was good once it got there. We had to sit inside because the patio was full but enjoyed seeing the garden. Service was fine. The best part was watching the old man across from us shake his tea glass at the waitstaff (any of them) every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've eaten here several time and like the new seating. Very nice open air arbor, but a sun shade on the west wall would be nice. The food is fresh and consistent. Potato wedges are great and they have good roast beef and burgers. Come early or prepare to wait on weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Get the homemade potato salad and my husband loves the French Dip sandwich and I like the roast beef with the delicious horseradish sauce. The french fries are more of potato wedges and really worth having. Been going to this restaurant for many many years as own a summer house in Burnsville and never been disappointed.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I'm surprised this place is so popular, except perhaps by default because there are so very few restaurants in Burnsville, let alone ones open for dinner. I will give them this: the atmosphere is fantastic. The outdoor seating area is absolutely beautiful, more like sitting in a jungle than a garden, which was fantastic until the sun started setting and... More 

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

This review has been flagged for being full of misinformation and it looks suspicious. Trip Advisor Users, if you are concerned about prices I recommend looking at our menu online and compare our prices with the other restaurants in town. Also, read what other reviewers say about our prices. For 29 years we've always given customers our very best prices... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Food, location, and cleanliness was very good. The time to get waited on, take our order, and to actually get the food was way to long.

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

There's a reason that Garden Deli is one of the most popular places to eat in Burnsville. The food is excellent, the prices are fair, and the people are fantastic. I have never had a negative experience here and would recommend it to anyone. Their Greek grilled cheese is very good, as is the grilled ham and cheese. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The manager at Alpine Village in Burnsville recommended The Garden Deli on The Square. The Rubin sandwich, the cole slaw and potato salad were SO good. We ate outside under a porch with ceiling fans. Very picturesque. Jane H.

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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, Delicatessen

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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