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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
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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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Gorgeous little place

This little restaurant is so beautiful! Outside seating is plentiful and the décor and wood on the inside pulls it all together nicely. It reminds me of a cottage in the middle of a plentiful garden. I had the deluxe roast beef sammy. It was so delicious! The portion is plentiful. We also ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Wendy B
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Fallon, Nevada
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Fallon, Nevada
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This little restaurant is so beautiful! Outside seating is plentiful and the décor and wood on the inside pulls it all together nicely. It reminds me of a cottage in the middle of a plentiful garden. I had the deluxe roast beef sammy. It was so delicious! The portion is plentiful. We also ordered a pie of Apple pie with... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is top rated on here and it is kind of a joke. Or it's just sad that the people of Burnsville don't know good food. I got chicken fingers and my boyfriend got grouper fingers. Both clearly came from bags in the freezer. They were mediocre at best. For over $8 chicken tenders should be hand breaded. For... More 

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

Dear Miss Jessi Minaj, We are so sorry to read your negative review. Our waitress felt really bad about your lost phone and after your mom told her she had warned you to password lock it and back up the contents, it made her feel even worse. In fairness to our kitchen, I have to say we have plenty of... More 

Fort Lauderdale
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I have had lunch here 3 or 4 times. If you don't get there before 11:30 just plan on a long wait. I don't completely understand it as I think the food is just average for what you pay. Had the salad and it was just your average salad.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a great place for lunch or a simple dinner. I visit here often for lunch and love the homemade chili. They have simple but really good menu items. It is very much a local handout with indoor and outdoor seating. Open year around and locally owned. Although its not a BBQ joint, they do have an excellent bbq... More 

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

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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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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?