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“We're not sure what reviewers are comparing to...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sagebrush Steakhouse

Sagebrush Steakhouse
895 Russ Avenue, Waynesville, NC 28786 (Formerly Sagebrush)
828.452.5822
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Ranked #27 of 97 Restaurants in Waynesville
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sagebrush is a casual dining Steakhouse. Our menu is full of appetizing items with an emphasis on hand-cut Angus steaks. We also offer prime rib, award winning ribs, fresh seafood & chicken, as well as a variety of garden fresh salads, appetizers & homemade desserts. We pride ourselves in serving a great meal with value & variety in a family friendly environment.
Whitefish, Montana
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“We're not sure what reviewers are comparing to...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

but this is a very average to slightly above average restaurant. We can't imagine that people have given Sagebrush 5 stars and say that it is worthy of the same rating as Chef's Table (in town also). We have eaten at many of the world's best restaurants (only saying this for perspective, not to sound snobby - although it probably will) and in our opinion Sagebrush is very average.

That being said, the service was good (average), ambiance was average, the staff and bartender was average. Our meal of barbecue pork and blackened prime rib was outstandingly AVERAGE.

We would possibly go back and try other things, but again, if you want average or slightly above average, its your place. We really have nothing negative to say, but nothing particularly good either.

We felt compelled to offer our opinion on this restaurant after reading so many glowing reviews (and that was why we decided to try it, now we're questioning tripadvisor reviews more) and then finding it so overwhelmingly AVERAGE. Did I mention it was average too?

Note: when you want to substitute a healthier side such as mixed vegetables or corn on the cob for the normal fries, you find all the "healthy" alternatives are covered in ... butter.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rockford, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very delicious meal and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

While visiting in Waynesville for my daughter's golf tournament, we had dinner with some of the other golfer's parents at this restaurant on a Monday night. I ordered the sirloin steak with the baked potato, with steamed vegetables, and a Caesar salad. The drinks (refills were quick) and salad served promptly with a basket of fresh baked rolls. The steak (medium well) came just as I finished the first items and was hot and delicious from the first bite to the last. Same goes for the side items. This was as good a meal that I have ever had in a restaurant!

Everyone in our group said they had an exceptional meal!

  • Visited September 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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“Family-friendly, great food, reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

A great family meal at a reasonable price. The ribeye and the prime rib are outstanding. The little biscuits they bring you before the main course are delicious. It seems maybe they have gotten some unfair reviews in the past, in particular by someone who dined there with their "domestic partner." Our experience there was great. The waitress (Susan) did a great job, even though it was a very busy Saturday night. However, if you are the high-maintenance type who need your every whim catered to, you should probably go somewhere else. The bottom line: clean, great service, excellent food. 2 steaks, a kids meal, and an appetizer (fried pickles, yum) for $50.

  • Visited October 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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Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfect for Everyone in our Group”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

On our recent trip to the Maggie Valley area with some friends, I was steak hungry. While riding through Waynesville, we stopped at Sagebrush and were very happy with our meals. Two of our friends were dieting and had no problems find something on the menu to suit their needs. Steaks were cooked just as ordered and side dishes were yummy as well!

  • Visited September 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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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Sagebrush is our "go to" restaurant when we want a consistently delicious meal at a good price! The meats are always tender and flavorful and the sides great, especially the sweet potatoes. Welways have a great meal there and the variety is great for groups.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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