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Caro-Mi Dining Room

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3231 Us 176 Hwy, Tryon, NC 28782
828-859-5200
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming location

Liked the choices of home made type selections and sides brought to the table. The bisquits were a disappointment, as in the south, you expect them to be soft ,steamy, and mouthwatering, not plain and overcooked. The wait outside on porch rockers, overlooking the river, is a nice treat if you have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
baristababe
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Mount Dora, Florida
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  • Large groups
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Lake Lure, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great experience, with awesome food! Family style with your choice of meat. Nothing fancy, laid back, casual and relaxing. Staff is excellent. The macaroni salad and slaw is outstanding, I could make a meal just from that. You might have to wait, but sitting on the porch watching the river is gorgeous!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We've dined at the Caro-Mi for years and it continues to never disappoint. I had the ham, my wife had the fried chicken, and my son had the rainbow trout. All were outstanding. We ate macaroni salad and biscuits with apple butter until we popped. The key lime pie is homemade and amazing. Be sure to spend time rocking on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We love to support locally owned businesses, and this is Our favorite restaurant to eat each time we visit from Nashville, TN. The food and service has always been top notch, and the location and atmosphere is simply breath taking.. Tryon, NC is the friendliest town in the South, and the staff has proven that to be a true statement... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Liked the choices of home made type selections and sides brought to the table. The bisquits were a disappointment, as in the south, you expect them to be soft ,steamy, and mouthwatering, not plain and overcooked. The wait outside on porch rockers, overlooking the river, is a nice treat if you have to wait for a table.Loved the fish items... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were not impressed by the food. The famous apples that were served, were mostly skin of the apple. The famous vegetable "green beans" are from the can. The biscuits, a disappointment. The food is not as good as some reviews say. The food leaves a lot to be desired. Will not return. A 15 percent tip is required on... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were shopping in the area and the local shopkeeper recommended we eat here. The river setting was great but our dinner was nothing to rave about. The food was ok but not for a price that didn't even include many sides or dessert. The staff was not very friendly either. A young couple next to us ordered their drinks... More 

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Landrum
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been dying to try this highly recommended restaurant and last week our chance finally came. The view of the river, bridge and front porch were beautiful. When we were going to leave because they don't accept credit cards, which was all we had, the kind owner let us stay, eat and mail a check for... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a fabulous place to dine. Laid back and wonderful wait staff. We go several times a year as it is not close to where we live. Tried the flounder for the first time and it was great. Fried chicken, Trout with almond butter is always great. Biscuits are awesome. You can ask for a bowl of grits and... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I heard about Caro-Mi several years ago, but we were in the area for the first time this week and had to try it. We were not disappointed! The rocking chairs on the porch with the creek flowing by are just an added plus to an excellent restaurant and evening. I loved the slaw, which does taste a lot like... More 

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LaGrange, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The building is accessed by crossing the creek via a covered bridge. The food was simple, but delicious. The biscuits with apple butter - YUM!! We ate every bite. Our dog even got to take a dip in the creek! The service and staff were more than pleasant. We would definitely return.

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Additional Information about Caro-Mi Dining Room

Address: 3231 Us 176 Hwy, Tryon, NC 28782
Phone Number: 828-859-5200
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Tryon
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3231 Us 176 Hwy, Tryon, NC 28782
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Tryon
  • Phone Number: 828-859-5200

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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