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The Orchard Restaurant & Guest Cottage

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905 Highway 107 South, Cashiers, NC 28717
828-743-7614
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous food in a lovely setting!

The Orchard is absolutely the best of Cashiers. Love the Orchard Chicken and Trout Chatooga. All meals include a salad and delicious side dishes. We're grateful to have this restaurant and appreciate that we year rounders can visit in the winter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Kathy B
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Orchard is absolutely the best of Cashiers. Love the Orchard Chicken and Trout Chatooga. All meals include a salad and delicious side dishes. We're grateful to have this restaurant and appreciate that we year rounders can visit in the winter.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband & I have been coming to the Orchard for 3 yrs & have never been disappointed ! The chicken livers are always ordered, without hesitation. We also appreciate that they have stayed open during the winter months for their customers. The integrity of the staff is quite refreshing. I dropped an expensive scarf on the floor & guess... More 

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great ambiance, very good service; the dishes are too complicated for my taste. It would be nice it some more simple food were also on the menu. Travis and Chad are wonderful chefs.

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The service was great, the food/specials were delicious, the drinks complimented each course AND dessert was scrumptious!!! We will be back soon!

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Atlanta, GA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have been going here for years. The Orchard made it through the tough times when others failed. They also stay open later in the year and still draw a good crowd late in the season. I think this is because of the great food and consistent service. The menu is interesting without being eclectic. The steaks are always good.... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A very popular restaurant in the area and by far one of the best. The wine list and service is great. We all had trout prepared several different ways and you can't go wrong with any selection.you get ample portions and the sides are awesome. It's a Must Do when in Cashiers

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Shelby, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My girlfriends and I ate here this past week while on a shopping getaway. We chose this place based on the reviews and close proximity to where we were staying. It's a charming, cozy place but there were some problems. We started off with an appetizer of the brie with apples, candied nuts, crostinis, crackers and a port wine berry... More 

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Chad B, Owner at The Orchard Restaurant & Guest Cottage, responded to this review

We regret that your recent dining experience at The Orchard Restaurant did not meet all of your expectations. It is our goal to serve good food, with friendly and efficient service, in a pleasant atmosphere. We do appreciate you taking the time to let us know where we failed in making your visit completely satisfactory. Thank you for your positive... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Orchard, Cashiers' hommage to fine mountain dining. The staff, servers and chefs do a fine job. The chefs seem to be in their element when preparing various fish and meat dishes. To me, the overall menu looks quite heavy but I am told that the trout is excellent. For the vegetarian, dining here borders on penance. The menu shows... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The restaurant is very lovely, has good service, but not too fussy. The food is good, Southern style. If you're lucky, and it's the soup of the day, get the crab & corn chowder. Husband had the short rib special, and it was meltingly delicious.

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was my wife's Birthday and this is her favorite restaurant in Cashiers. The setting, atmosphere, service, food and wine was perfect. Travis treats you like you are special. I only wish the wine wasn't so expensive. We'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 905 Highway 107 South, Cashiers, NC 28717
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Cashiers
  • Phone Number: 828-743-7614

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?