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“Not Good Enough to Warrant the Prices” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Madison's Restaurant

Madison's Restaurant
445 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741
828-526-5477
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Ranked #11 of 45 Restaurants in Highlands
Price range: $6 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Street
Description: Innovative farm-fresh cuisine in an environment of relaxed elegance. Most menu items sourced locally and grown organically at The Farm at Old Edwards. Dine indoors year-round or outdoors in the warm months at the Wine Garden beside the beautiful waterfall.
Charleston, South Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Not Good Enough to Warrant the Prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Please read this review with two grains of salt. First, we only ate there once, for lunch. Second, the rating would be very good, except for the prices.
The restaurant is in the Old Edwards Inn, and it reflects the old money feel of the Inn. Tablecloths, waiters in vests, and silverware from France. I had the "tri-tip" beef sandwich, which was good, but not as good as the description sounded. My wife tried the trout wrap, a creative effort with so much stuff (including collards) in it that it must be eaten with a knife and fork. Be forewarned, however, that the fish is very very smoky. If you do not like smokey flavored fish, don't order it.
One nice touch was the option of having soup of the day instead of chips with the sandwiches. Our soup was black bean pork chili with tortillas. My wife and I both thought the soup was the highlight of the meal.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food and service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The overall feeling is a bit stuffy when you walk in, but we had an excellent meal. The lamb dish my partner had was amazing. the menu is varied and interesting. I still had the feeling I was in a hotel dining room, but the food and wine were good. Waitresses very friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nisswa, MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A most excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

With a comfortable atmosphere, excellent and knowledgeable wait staff and food prepared and served so as to delight the guest, dining here is a joy. The menu does not take long to read which is an indication, in this restaurant, that great attention is paid to each dish. Fresh local produce is evident. If one is looking for an above average dining experience, this is a destination.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ft. Myers, FL
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72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“First Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Having a wonderful lunch at Madison's in the Old Edward's Inn with good friends is THE very best way to spend a few hours of your day. The service, food preparation, and setting were absolutely first class. Our server was an intern from London and it was his last day in the US. My husband had the shrimp and grits and would only let me have one bite! I had the trout wrap and it was so fresh! The ambiance alone would make a grilled cheese sandwich taste fabulous. This restaurant certainly is a cut above most of the others in Highlands.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious and Great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We've eaten at Madison's for dinner and breakfast and LOVED both! It has a charming atmosphere and the food is amazing!
Great menu selection. The dessert special was a goat cheese souffle w/strawberry sauce! OH MY!! so good!

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