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Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley

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Lonesome Valley Road, Cashiers, NC (3 Miles East of the Crossroads on Hwy. 64)
18287437967
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Executive Chef Adam Hayes and his award winning culinary team look forward...
Executive Chef Adam Hayes and his award winning culinary team look forward to having you join us at Canyon Kitchen for an exceptional culinary experience in one of the most beautiful restaurant settings in the US.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a restaurant-What a view!

This place will take your breath away. The food is amazing and changes quite often. The appetizers are family style and entrees are chosen individually. And the food is always fantastic. The restaurant is open on two sides and a huge fireplace with comfortable sofa seating make it a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Destin, Florida
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Destin, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place will take your breath away. The food is amazing and changes quite often. The appetizers are family style and entrees are chosen individually. And the food is always fantastic. The restaurant is open on two sides and a huge fireplace with comfortable sofa seating make it a great experience whether it's summer or fall. The outside bar allows... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We ate here towards the end of our family vacation, and it was as if we were frozen in a moment in time that I will long remember! A big round family table, a beautiful view just feet away off the verandah, and a double rainbow. We were able to get up and step outside to enjoy nature's delight! The... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We have eaten all over the world and this dining experience was up with the best. The setting is beautiful with open air dining and great views. Begin with a cocktail in the gardens and then a four course prix fixe menu to die for. The menu changes according to what the chef can source the freshest but I'm sure... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Have hesitated to visit because we do not usually have five courses, but the courses were more European in style, enough to excite your taste buds without over indulging. We started with an Heirloom Tomato salad, and this is not that we typically think of. It was in fact a quite exciting beginning to the dishes that followed, each special... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have been lucky enough to eat at this beautiful restaurant many times since it has opened. It is a unique experience to say the least, not only do you get a spectacular view but a lovely dining experience. You can arrive early and walk around the beautiful gardens while enjoying a delicious cocktail. It is a prix fixe menu... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Four of us had dinner here last night. Have been many times before. The ambiance is without equal, the service was good, but the menu and food preparation this year is not as good as prior years.

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Canyon K, Manager at Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley, responded to this review

First, thank you for your multiple visits to Canyon Kitchen. We value and appreciate your feedback even more as a returning guest, as it allows us to enhance our performance relative to prior meals and experiences. While we readily acknowledge that every dining experience should be unique in some respect, we would welcome more specific details related to the general... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is one of the most charming restaurants imaginable. But it is very pricey, and 18% is added to each check (far less than I normally add for a good dining experience), so one expects a good experience. Long waits for food, food going back to the kitchen for longer waits is the norm. We always want to be wowed,... More 

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Canyon K, Manager at Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley, responded to this review

We appreciate the concerns that you mentioned, and we regret that your dining experience was less positive than expected. As we continuously strive for excellence in every meal served, as well as for an overall exceptional experience, your comments have been noted and shared among our staff. Your response helps us to improve our performance and our patrons’ experience. We... More 

Atlanta
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Without a doubt, Canyon Kitchen is a beautiful restaurant in a lovely setting. The food however, is another matter. The restaurant subscribes to the "less is better" philosophy on portions with its fixed price menu. Most courses, although tasting OK, were gone in three bites, The bill, with tip of 18% included, came to $158.72. This is with no alcohol... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband and I were fortunate to "score" a reservation here for our getaway weekend. It was a very memorable experience. The quality of the food, wine list and service were unparalleled. Also the grounds and the views were stellar. A must if you visit this area. We will definitely return here on our next visit!

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Dallas, TX
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a agreat restaurant for special occasions! The setting is beautiful! Go early to have a predinner drink overlooking the gardens and the mountain! The food is wonderful and the service is impecable. They are very accomodating to Gluten Free diners, too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lonesome Valley Road, Cashiers, NC
    (3 Miles East of the Crossroads on Hwy. 64)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Cashiers
  • Phone Number: 18287437967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 58 - 63
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Executive Chef Adam Hayes and his award winning culinary team look forward to having you join us at Canyon Kitchen for an exceptional culinary experience in one of the most beautiful restaurant settings in the US.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?