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“Country food with a twist” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thirteen Moons - CLOSED

Thirteen Moons
Nantahala Village, 9400 Hwy 19W, Nantahala Village, Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-2826
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Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Country food with a twist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

In a town with limited dining options we were really surprised to find such a gem. The grilled trout was incredible, as was the inventive use of grits in a vegetarian stack with spinach, a portobello mushroom, goats cheese and tomatoes. Unfortunately we got there a bit too late to see the sun set but this would be a beautiful place to sit outside with a drink in the early evening.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Destination Dinner - worth it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

NEW OWNER. Well worth the 8 hour drive. Classy lodge environment. Candlelit linen tablecloths but comfortable with flip flops. Ideal service - personalized and polite. The Portobello Tower was amazing--Goat Cheese and Grilled Tomato Stuffed Mushroom cap with grilled  greens, Nantahala Grits, and Balsamic reduction. California menu with perfect prices. The new owner has made this restaurant something we can remember.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bryson City, North Carolina
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178 reviews 178 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Best Filet for miles and miles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

All they are lacking is the liquor license and they will have it soon. We live about 15 minutes away and are very happy the restaurant is stlll around. (It is under new management/ownership). They are working out some minor kinks, but the new menu is simple and works well. Presentation is excellent and the style and framework for the making of a great restaurant is there. The service is good considering the area,(it is not a cosmopolitan region). Bryson City is a laid back, outdoorsy place that is absolutely beautiful and the 13 moons really adds a great alternative to the other places around. Now, to the steaks. One might choose to visit a national steak chain about 45 minutes away at the casino, but I don't know why. At 13, you can have a 7 oz filet with sides for 22 bucks. And it is absolutely perfect! If the weather is good, make sure to dine al fresco-excellent sunset over the mountains. Do yourself a favor and dine there if visiting the area. It's only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday and bring your own wine for now.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fayetteville, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely mountain view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We sat out on the porch on a Saturday evening in mid-September. The mountain view is stunning, and the food is wonderful, although service is a bit slow. If you want cocktails, call first, because they weren't serving any that evening due to lack of license, which they were hoping to get soon. I would recommend also paying with exact cash, including tip, because it can take a while to get your credit card back. For the excellent view & wonderful food, I give it four stars & I will be back when they get their license to pour.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A very good filet west of Asheville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Please note, this restaurant is only open a few days a week like thurs-sun or check with them. Nice atmosphere with casual to nice dress. Nice view of blue ridge mtns. Porch was reserved for a wedding party but main dining had nice views also. I surprisingly enjoyed the entertainment - banjo mtn music. Bar area seemed like it could be a spot to meet or hangout. Food was all very good, not outstanding. But it was also not over-priced. My wife and i both had filets that you could cut with a fork. Kids devoured their plates. With very few options near nantahala, i set my expectations on 'nice meal for this area' and I was pleasantly surprised.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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