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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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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 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
Most recent review
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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
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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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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Asheville, NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Plucked a Groupon off the web and stopped in this diner after passing by it hundreds of times. What a treat! Great diner food, great friendly staff and the place sparkled it was so clean. Only 10 minutes from my home so will be trying out other things on this menu in the coming months.

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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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