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1451 Dellwood Road, Waynesville, NC 28786
828.926.0734
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Still a great drive-in

@ Bridget G: About no one coming to take your tray: The customary method of service at a drive-in is to beep your horn when you're through eating, and they come out to take your tray. Ate there last night, my steak sandwich dinner was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

@ Bridget G: About no one coming to take your tray: The customary method of service at a drive-in is to beep your horn when you're through eating, and they come out to take your tray. Ate there last night, my steak sandwich dinner was excellent.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were vacationing in Maggie Valley and came upon this little drive-in. Stopped because it was actually curb service. Wish we hadn't. The server was impatient, they only take cash, and the food was a little pricey for what you got. One example: Paid almost $4 for a pimento cheese burger....it was literally an inch or more of pimento cheese... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Must take cash, they do not take anything else! Service is good, food is quick, price are decent. Place even has a curb side service.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I am a local, and have been eating fairly regularly at Ammon's for over 25 years. It is what it is; which is a great drive-in and lunch joint. I am amused by all the reviews of a few out-of-town folks who go into a roadside drive-in/diner apparently expecting five-star cuisine personally prepared by a famous chef, silk tablecloths, fine... More 

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Waynesville, NC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a local cafe/diner which still has CURB SERVICE!! We go there on a regular basis to have chuckwagon sandwich, patty melt, burger, etc. They have a pretty varied selection. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. Eat in or get it to go with curb service without ever having to leave your car, which is great... More 

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Roxboro, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Ammons has quick, friendly service and good food at a good price. The place is always busy, seems to have plenty of local regulars. They serve hot dogs, sandwiches and burgers as well as meat and veggies. They have a nice salad bar with plenty of choices along with good hearty soups. The banana split is huge and delicious and... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We've been familiar with Ammons for at least 20 years. And we always make a point to stop for hot dogs all the way and tater tots when in Waynesville. The prices are good; the restaurant is clean; the service is generally good. Don't miss the milk shakes either...they are good. Ammons is one of those places that deserves an... More 

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Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I read the reviews on this before going.This place is open still.Only because locals keep it that way.I ordered the Chicken Philly and it was awful.The Green peppers over powered the taste and there was no seasoning at all.Also got the 1 trip salad.The salad bar wasn't kept stocked.So,Then i wanted to try dessert.Ordered the banana pudding.They said it had... More 

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Western North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Slow service. Waited and waited to have our order taken even though the other two customers in the restaurant weren't being served at the time. Waited another ten minutes on my order of an ice cream cup and a slice of pie. All they had to do was take it out of the serving case. Reese's Peanut Butter Pie was... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stopped there for lunch to try the "famous hot dogs". Was not really impressed. The server brought the drink order and it was wrong. They didn't get the food order right either since the hot dogs were supposed to have onions, but didn't. Probably will not go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1451 Dellwood Road, Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828.926.0734

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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