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2 Sullivan St, Hayesville, NC 28904 (Hiawassee Street)
828-389-8460
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fine dining in Historic Hayesville, NC. We feature the finest steaks...
Fine dining in Historic Hayesville, NC. We feature the finest steaks, fresh seafood and signature dishes to please the discerning palate at prices that won’t break your budget. Come enjoy the intimate atmosphere. Our attentive staff will anticipate your needs and insure that your dining experience is exceptional. We are one block west of the old Clay County Courthouse, next door to Square One Interiors by Design. We are two hours west of Asheville, two hours north of Atlanta and two hours east of Chattanooga. We accept Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Special occasions

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Beginning to End

This place was fantastic! Paloma gave the six of us excellent service. I started with the mushroom soup that was so creamy and full of mushrooms. For my entree, I greatly enjoyed the filet and scallops, which were cooked to perfection, along with a delicious side of garlic mashed potatoes. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place was fantastic! Paloma gave the six of us excellent service. I started with the mushroom soup that was so creamy and full of mushrooms. For my entree, I greatly enjoyed the filet and scallops, which were cooked to perfection, along with a delicious side of garlic mashed potatoes. They also bring baskets of popovers that are very tasty.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

You won't believe what has happened! Hayesville, NC has a top quality restaurants! Surely it is too much to ask to have all the nature beauty of the mountains and Lake Chatuge AND The Copper Door all in our tiny town! The food, service and atmosphere are all beyond compare for 50 miles! Coming to Hiawassee or Hayesville then this... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The atmosphere was a traditional steakhouse with comfortable booths and quiet dining room. It was so nice to be able to speak with my spouse during dinner. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was great. I had the duck and spouse had the steak. Both were great.

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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and your dinner. We hope you'll come back soon! More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We found this little restaurant to be a nice upscale restaurant for such a small town. Chef Dennis is originally from New Orleans and he has perfected his menu. He gives classes to the locals. The bread they serve at the beginning of the meal that they call "toppers" is actually Yorkshire Pudding cooked and served with perfection. No small... More 

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Glad you found us! We look forward to your next visit! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by such an upscale restaurant in such a small mountain town. Chef Dennis is originally from New Orleans and has perfected his menu. He gives classes to the locals. The bread they call "toppers" is actually Yorkshire Pudding. Served at the beginning of your meal in splendid perfection, too, for anyone on this side of the... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Who would have ever expected to find such a culinary treat in this tiny town! Sat at the small bar and was blessed with a terrific bartender/server. The oyster and shrimp shooters were fantastic and we kept ordering more. Was easy to find healthy, delicious small goodies that kept us on track with our goal of eating wisely before the... More 

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Glad we could surprise you! Hope you can visit again soon More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Everything on the menu is excellently prepared by Chef Dennis. If he can't get fresh it's not available, from the seafood to the meat dishes. A great wine selection is also available. Ambiance is also top notch. Totally unexpected in such a small town. We have become "regulars".

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Blairsville, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This excellent restaurant is perched in the small town of Hayesville in the western corner of North Carolina close to the Georgia Border. While Hayesville does not make the list of most visited places in the nation, The Copper Door is certainly worth the trip. The menu changes with the seasons and offers a varied selection of well prepared local... More 

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Hinesville, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This restaurant is hidden in a little town and is definitely worth visiting! We started with the cheese plate and the shrimp kristine. For dinner I had the Crawfish tortelinni and my friend had the tuna. Dessert was a chocolate crepe filled with chocolate mousse. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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The Villages, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We dined with 3 other couples. We were seated promptly at the reserved time but did have a bit of a wait before attention from our waiter. After the initial wait, service went smoothly and promptly. The menu was varied and the food was quite good. A beautiful restaurant in a small mountain town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Sullivan St, Hayesville, NC 28904
    (Hiawassee Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hayesville
  • Phone Number: 828-389-8460

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Fine dining in Historic Hayesville, NC. We feature the finest steaks, fresh seafood and signature dishes to please the discerning palate at prices that won’t break your budget. Come enjoy the intimate atmosphere. Our attentive staff will anticipate your needs and insure that your dining experience is exceptional. We are one block west of the old Clay County Courthouse, next door to Square One Interiors by Design. We are two hours west of Asheville, two hours north of Atlanta and two hours east of Chattanooga. We accept Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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