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123 W. 2nd Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828-980-1622
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

We've passed by this place place many times while traveling through Rutherfordton and always say we need to go there. We finally stopped by last night and it was great! The service and atmosphere was also very good. I had the drunken noodles with beef and my husband had the shrimp pad thai. Both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
TarheelTraveler3149
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We've passed by this place place many times while traveling through Rutherfordton and always say we need to go there. We finally stopped by last night and it was great! The service and atmosphere was also very good. I had the drunken noodles with beef and my husband had the shrimp pad thai. Both dishes were perfect! The mango sticky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My wife and I discovered this restaurant on a side street in Rutherfordton. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it has a pleasant atmosphere. The big surprise is the quality of the food. Not an overly extensive menu but high quality very fresh food. The Pad Thai comes with all the vegetables separated so they stay fresh... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had pad Thai and Drunken Noodle. Average food- do not serve alcohol. Probably is only Thai in town so if you are in the mood for Thai, it is fine.

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've lived and worked in Thailand for many years and this is as good as some of the restaurants I visited in Hua Hin, Pak Nampran and even Bangkok. The curries are very authentic (maybe not as hot as Thailand) but you can ask for "Thai spicy" and they will get it pretty close. My wife likes the home made... More 

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Mill Spring, North Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a great little restaurant located right beside the Rutherfordton.courthouse. We had the drunken noodles, pad thai, stir fried chicken and rice, spring rolls, and garden rolls. It was all delicious, especially the garden rolls. The staff is very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

An unexpected find in a small town!The food was great and you could ask for your own level of hotness!

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Mill Spring, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a jewel of a restaurant right beside the Rutherfordton courthouse. I've traveled all over Asia, and this is some of the best thai I've ever eaten. And the people running are very nice people.

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Rutherfordton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family loves Rutherford Thai - we are "regular" customers here, and hope that they can continue to stay in business in our small town that often has trouble sustaining such restaurants. Rutherford Thai prepares each meal with fresh vegetables and and to order. The food definitely compares with that of Thai food in big cities - we travel quite... More 

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Moved here from a big city with many Thai Restaurants and was afraid I'd have to travel far for good Thai cuisine, but fortunately that is not the case with Rutherford Thai! Friendly service and well prepared food!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went there 6-14-2014 after one of my business customers recommended it. I checked online reviews and actually went by there in person 3 days ahead to check the menu. I specifically asked about the crispy duck and how it was prepared. Upon arriving around 7PM on a Saturday night, we were the fourth table there. Later on two more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 W. 2nd Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Rutherfordton
  • Phone Number: 828-980-1622
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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