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The Cataloochee Ranch Restaurant

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119 Ranch Drive, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
888-548-1303
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful view

ate the lunch buffet with burgers and dogs.......excellent food but not worth $14 price. The picnic tables were a nice way to enjoy the food though. Nice spread except they ran out of key lime pie.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
CCMason4
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent choice in a small local restaurant. Food and selection was outstanding and priced very reasonable for the quality. Staff and service was friendly and very efficient

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Cary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The family style food at Catalooche Ranch for breakfast lunch and dinner is well worth the trip - even if you aren't staying there. The food is made from scratch and they try to use local ingredients. It is tasty and plentiful, and always several choices including a nice salad bar. The staff is friendly and accommodating. They do offer... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If there are not enough guests staying at the ranch they will not have food. They will not tell you this until after you arrive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My daughters surprised me with a special birthday vacation. They took us here for our thanksgiving dinner. My youngest daughter is a frequent visitor to the area, and has been trying to eat here for years. But they only accommodate groups and space is limited. However, it was worth it. The history,view and food were all excellent! The family staff... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The food was delicious, the staff was excellent, and the interaction with the other guests was a highlight of our trip

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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After being told by a number of people that this was a must do in the area we were very disappointed to say the least. The atmosphere was cozy the lodge lovely. The food was served family style pot roast,boiled potatoes,carrots, and collards a salad and dessert. no drinks only water and all this for only $40.00 per person. We... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What a wonderful experience to go up to a ranch at the top of a mountain , see horses and the best view you can imagine. Then enjoy good food with lots of other "guests" followed by entertainment, (in this case, Claire Lynch and Band) Special night, great food and great fun.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

ate the lunch buffet with burgers and dogs.......excellent food but not worth $14 price. The picnic tables were a nice way to enjoy the food though. Nice spread except they ran out of key lime pie.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The setting is great and the table service was excellent, but the food was very disappointing. We hit on a day when the special was a taco salad bar and it was not much. Overpriced and underwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stopped by again, one year later and we still can't get enough of the cookout. We meet new people with each visit and get to enjoy some new music from different people. The food is not 5 star but I think that is the point. If I wanted that I would stay home. The ranch offers hot, home style... More 

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Address: 119 Ranch Drive, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone Number: 888-548-1303
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Maggie Valley

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  • Address: 119 Ranch Drive, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Maggie Valley
  • Phone Number: 888-548-1303

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