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111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804-2858
(828) 258-8956
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch and a family gathering

I have heard varying reports but our experience was very good. Location, food and the service for a family function was just right for us. Had a light lunch and the seafood chowder before the family arrived and I was impressed and am already making plans to return. They catered our gathering and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
tarheelrider
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Cary, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We love to visit the Grovewood Cafe. Their food options and service are hard to beat. Interesting combinations with their dishes and all have been wonderful.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had reservations for our anniversary and three days before we were given a call that the restaurant had closed on March 15th, 2015. We were so disappointed and were not given any information. Groupon here in Asheville is still selling Groupons for this restaurant, beware. We have been eating here for almost 20 years and were never disappointed. It... More 

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baltimore md
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

from Farm to Table food so fresh and service excellent , parking is free and it sits in shadows of Grove Park , come have Lunch or dinner , next to Grovewood is Grovewood Gallery so it nice place to visit before or after Lunch or before dinner also would Suggest reservation by Phone or by Open Table , also... More 

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Elizabeth City, NC
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325 reviews 325 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Three of us ate lunch here in a rather empty large room at the back of the restaurant. Assuming that the decor would be "cottage-y," from the looks of the restaurant's exterior, we were surprised at the lack of really any decor at all! Service was good. The menu is a short one, but we were pleased with our choices:... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

For the third year in a row I have hosted a Christmas Eve gathering at the Grovewood for a group of my nearest and dearest. This year there were 32 of us. Everything went off without a hitch, as usual. Great food and great service. But you don't have to take 31 friends there to enjoy this wonderful place. Go... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I have heard varying reports but our experience was very good. Location, food and the service for a family function was just right for us. Had a light lunch and the seafood chowder before the family arrived and I was impressed and am already making plans to return. They catered our gathering and everyone enjoyed it. Be sure and make... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Location is convenient to the grove park inn. Unless you need to eat immediately it is worth the wait to eat at any restaurant at the grove park. Grovewood cafe has average food, but the service is awful. 10 minutes to get greeted. Another 10 for drinks. Restaurant was not even busy. Server seemed out of place and forgot our... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The exterior of this little cottage is beautiful, leading one to think the interior would be similar. It is not. It is like stepping into a harshly lit cafeteria with a temporary rolling bar. No table cloth on the table, the waitress dropped very poor rolls on the table with a plate of butter sitting on top and never even... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went to The Brovewood Cafe for Christmaas dinner. The atmosphere was not very inviting. The lighting is poor with only flourescent soffit lighting on the ceiling. There were no votive candles on the tables, and no wall sconces to bring light down to the human level. We had trouble geeting a glass of wine while we perused the menu.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Saw the Mother's day special menu online ($35) and wrongly assumed Christmas would be similarly priced. If I'd known it was the same ($50) as the dining room at Grove Park, I'd have taken the family back there for all-you-can-eat. That said, Grovewood Cafe was a decent choice for Christmas Day lunch. Small portion salad, oysters or soup as first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804-2858
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: (828) 258-8956

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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