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1320 Smokey Park Hwy, Candler, NC 28715-9296
828-633-0718
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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 of 5 stars
Great food and even better service

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and has the bbq sandwich and the foot long top hot dog with baked beans onion. Rings mac and cheese and fried green tomatoes. All of it was good, but the hot dog and mac and cheese were fantastic. But more importantly the service was even better than the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Melissa P
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Canton, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Thought we'd give this a try on a backroads trip into Asheville. I had a 1/4 pound burger that had onions, peppers, bacon and cheese on a kaiser roll and a side of fries. My husband had the 1/4 pound deep fried hot dog with chili and slaw and a side of onion rings. There was plenty on the menu.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and has the bbq sandwich and the foot long top hot dog with baked beans onion. Rings mac and cheese and fried green tomatoes. All of it was good, but the hot dog and mac and cheese were fantastic. But more importantly the service was even better than the food. Our waitress treated us... More 

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Asheville, N.C.
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we get 'to-go' bar-b-q and slaw and both are VERY good. Recommend !! Of course, you can sit and chat and eat at the booths -

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stopped on our drive from VB to Cherokee. Food was very tasty, prepared very fast. We got a lot of food for very reasonable price! Great atmosphere and people! Will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Food was amazing. Great diner atmosphere. Deep fried hot dog was very good. Staff was friendly and attentive. Great local place to eat

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Candler, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

nice place to go and enjoy. Great food and friendly people. Great prices too. Won't kill you budget. Clean, but not very big. Easy to find, right on the main road in Candler. They also have coupons you can use too.

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Greer, South Carolina, Usa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Discovered this little diner in Candler right outside Asheville. They offered all the traditional comfort food plus BBQ. Had the Fried Pork Chops with Fried Green Tomatoes and Mac and Cheese. The Pork Chops are thin, and had a very light breading on it. It was tasty. The Fried Green Tomato was fresh cooked to order, and let me tell... More 

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cruizersdiner, Owner at Cruizer's, responded to this review

Bernard, Thank you for stopping by and for leaving a review. Best Mac and Cheese? Thank you very much. More 

Asheville
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice local place to eat. Food is good, service is sometimes lacking and kitchen is very slow when it gets busy on Saturday mornings. The prices are good. Very clean, is certainly back to the past diner.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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184 reviews 184 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I've written previous favorable reviews on this one, but my last visit literally swayed my opinion to the "dark" side. The special of the day being a thick, juicy burger why would I order anything else? It sounded great. Bacon, cheese, everything that cardiologists have warned against. The only issue that really got to me was the possibility of food... More 

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cruizersdiner, Owner at Cruizer's, responded to this review

Dear Covert, We sincerely apologize that you had a bad experience. We thank you for your positive reviews in the past and would like to try again. Please come back the restaurant and have a burger on us. Just mention this to your waitress and we will take it from there. Chris & Julie More 

Asheville
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well this is sorta like the old diners we dropped into when in high school. The food is great, everyone is talking and eating. All the locals eat here, which is great--nothing in this area. They always run specials during week for lunch. Give it a try, the owner will make you feel right at home!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1320 Smokey Park Hwy, Candler, NC 28715-9296
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Candler
  • Phone Number: 828-633-0718
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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