We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ammons Drive-In

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1451 Dellwood Road, Waynesville, NC 28786
828.926.0734
Add hours for Ammons Drive-In and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 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
Cheap and quick food

Great local restaurant for lunch and dinner. No frills and meals are served in paper plates. Wide selection of food items. Great grilled cheese with bacon sandwhiches as well as huge fish sandwhiches but the tartar sauce could be better. Super friendly staff with long time familiar faces...good for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Wayne E
,
Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great local restaurant for lunch and dinner. No frills and meals are served in paper plates. Wide selection of food items. Great grilled cheese with bacon sandwhiches as well as huge fish sandwhiches but the tartar sauce could be better. Super friendly staff with long time familiar faces...good for business! Good soup selections and salad bar too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
Level Contributor
335 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Ordered my food and it came out very fast. Server was great and attentive. Prices were reasonable also. Adding the salad bar at $4 to a sandwich seemed a bit pricey for one trip. Will go back. Long time established local place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salisbury, NC
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

After reading online that this is one of the top 10 best burger joints in North Carolina I had to try. My friend and I were not disappointed. We were headed up to Cherokee for a little R and R and thought we would stop in. We both had the double cheeseburgers and found them to be cooked excellent with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Waynesville, NC
Level Contributor
56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roxboro, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ammons Drive-In also viewed

Waynesville, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Waynesville, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 
Waynesville, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Waynesville, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 

Been to Ammons Drive-In? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ammons Drive-In

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ammons Drive-In staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?