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“Almost always good, a hidden gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Stone Inn - CLOSED

Old Stone Inn
109 Dolan Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786-2885
828-456-3333
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Love Lane
Waynesville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Almost always good, a hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Located in a patch of woods within the city, an old inn with restaurant located in a large old two story wood cabin (bar upstairs). The food is almost always good, usual fine restaurant fare with daily specials. Easy to get to but can be hard to find as it is buried in the woods among old homes and a newer residential area. Driveway could use some repair creating some doubt about "am I going the right way." I would say there is parking for 20 cars and have never had a problem parking in 7 years except at one wine dinner on a rainy night.

I had the special for the night, a Gulf Grouper which was pan fried with a crust of pecans. Moist and flavorful. I also had the portobello mushroom appetizer which was delicious. The rack of lamb is very good on previous visits but was a disappoint ment for a friend earlier this year due to it being undercooked - the flavor is there however. Should have been sent back.

I would recommend - with the fire going it can be romantic.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice Atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

While parking is a premium and you may have to hunt for a space the atmosphere at the Old Stone Inn is the prize. We have been there twice and the food has been good. Give ti a try.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tallahassee, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delicious Food! Perfectly Served!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The Old Stone Inn has been a pleasure every time I've eaten there. Most recently, all four guests had different types of entree and they were all over the top delicious. Lamb, Salmon, Pork & Filet.
The triple chocolate mousse was unbelieveable! The ambience is so warm & cozy and service was good, too.

Try it, you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Squirrels in the attic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Spent the night wile looking for property. I guess "quaint" best describes it. The stairwell to the rooms in the main building should say it all...

Visited October 2011
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Savannah, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We went here with friends,because it was the only good restaurant open on Monday night and had a terrific meal and great service.Try the rack of lamb and crab cakes,we will be back before our vacation ends at the end of Aug.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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