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The Chestnut Tree

Highway 19 N, Holiday Inn, Cherokee, NC 28719
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Ranked #22 of 39 Restaurants in Cherokee
Price range: $12 - $22
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
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Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
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English first
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105 reviews 105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had the breakfast buffet. Eggs, sausage links, potatoes, gravy, grits, biscuits etc. I had the eggs which was ok but they put some new ones out while we was there and they was wet not sure they was done or they poured water in them. The sausage links had a good flavor and was great. My wife said the gravy... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We ate the seafood buffet and were very disappointed. All the seafood was previously frozen and nothing except the prime rib was fresh. The buffet looked as if everything was already eaten and nothing was left. We went early so it should have been filled with food. The shrimp was not as good as groton's frozen shrimp. For the price... More

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very good buffet with good choices. They have homemade gravy that is excellent. Overheard a fellow diner say that he decided to eat there just because of their gravy. All their selections are keep hot and replaced quickly as they are depleted. The only negative is they don't have bacon on the buffet. It was there and one time but... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The prime rib on the buffet was to die for! The clams were tender and tasted fresh. I was too wimpy to try the frog legs. The boiled shrimp were mushy. Good selection of desserts. Our server was friendly and a did a great job. I don't recall his name but he was a very buff Cherokee man. The decor... More

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Ida, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is our favorite stop after church on Sundays when we are in town! Service is great & the brunch is always fresh and well done !

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Thumbs down on the Sat. night buffet. The choices were sparse, the prime rib was actually tough, and the baked potatoes weren't done, plus I think our potatoes were leftover from Friday night's dinner and just reheated! At least that's how they tasted anyway. We didn't even bother to try either of the two desserts. You know the saying how... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We are dinner here every night but Sunday, since they close at 2PM following a Sunday brunch. The restaurant is very homey and features a buffet leaning to the seafood side of the spectrum. The price is quite reasonable, and you may specify the buffet as is, or for an additional $7, add all-you-can-eat crab legs. Cocktail shrimp, accompanied by... More

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Seneca, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Years ago we always ate here when in the area and it was wonderful. This year was a big disappointment. Fewer choices of foods that were just bland and unappealing. The service was excellent.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Ate the breakfast buffet both mornings we were here as it was included. Had good breakfast buffet. Went on Friday night and ate the prime rib and seafood buffet. It was good. It was better when it was a holiday inn but was still good. Could be a little cheaper for dinner but would eat it again. The stuffed salmon... More

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north carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We received no service after seating ourselfs and after some minutes and looking at the food on the nearby tables,we simply left unnoticed. Do not waste your time as we did.

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