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Stable Cafe

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1 Approach Road, Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 225-6370 ‎
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun place to eat at the Biltmore

Virtually outside the door of the Biltmore House, The Stable Cafe was a fun place to catch a quick meal without having to drive since the parking lots are some distance from the house. The service was quick and quite outstanding. The food was pretty mediocre for the price but, hey, it's a tourist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Tuthfairy5
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Virtually outside the door of the Biltmore House, The Stable Cafe was a fun place to catch a quick meal without having to drive since the parking lots are some distance from the house. The service was quick and quite outstanding. The food was pretty mediocre for the price but, hey, it's a tourist trap! Chicken Salad Sandwich was a... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

What a fun place to dine! Our waitress was so friendly. We enjoyed the atmosphere and lunch menu. I loved my butternut squash soup.

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Cincinnati, OH
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A flight of wine was a fun start and the butternut squash soup then the spinach salad with pear and grapefruit was light and fresh. It was quite good and convenient for pre Biltmore eats.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Stable Café is very charming on it's own. The food was fabulous as was the service and staff. I highly recommend Mrs. Patmore's Grapefruit Chiffon Layer Cake. Be prepared to share it with a friend as it is a very generous slice. We were very happy with everything.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Best to eat early to avoid large crowds and long waits. We went for lunch at 11:30 and service was fast and very friendly. Our meal was outstanding - the bbq meat plate with beans that were very unique and delicious. A special dessert plate for Valentine's Day included a pecan tart that was outstanding and a chocolate pot that... More 

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College Station
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We accidentally found our way to the Stable for dinner, before we started our tour of the Biltmore house. Needing to eat before the tour, but not having time to go anywhere off the property we chose to visit the Stable restaurant next door to the mansion. At $50 apiece we were hesitant to spend the money. Turned out to... More 

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Arden, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not a small stall, either! These were pampered horses from the Biltmore estate. The menu was great & the Bison Hamburger not over priced. Always a treat now when I bring family/friends to the 'Castle'.

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Asheville, NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yes the stables are beautifully maintained in their original splendor, but the food is at best quite average - akin to an Applebees. And, the music piped in is inappropriate for the environment- They play rock and roll and modern tunes - NOT what you would want to hear in a beautiful historic building.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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155 reviews 155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went to the Biltmore Estate on Valentine's Day and had lunch at the Stable Cafe. The staff was wonderful...polite and friendly. We ordered the Feast for Two which had BBQ, Ribs, Chicken, beans, greens, cole slaw and rolls. There was PLENTY of delicious food for us for $29.95. The atmosphere is so fun...eating in the actual stables was definitely... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

When asked what everyone loves on the menu, we love it when a server, immediately, without hesitation, names something. (None of this, "Oh, everything is good here" stuff.) Our server at the Stable Cafe did just that. She said, unequivocally, that the "Heritage Bison Burger" is terrific. I started to change it (omit the bacon or the cheese), but, then,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Approach Road, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: (828) 225-6370 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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