Thompson's Store
Thompson's Store
4.5
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Anne S
Matthews, NC149 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Love old fashioned stores! Great fresh veggies, cheese and sausage!

Friendly folk. You won't be disappointed. 😉
Written August 22, 2018
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And we love having such a nice review from you!!! Thank you for making us feel like it's worth the effort to hang on to a 128 year old family owned grocery store....now in its fourth generation of the same family. R. Clark Thompson,Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill 24 West Main Street Saluda, NC 28773 (pop. 713)
Written August 23, 2018
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Paul D
Chicago, IL9 contributions
May 2017 • Family
We get to Saluda quite often and always stop at Thompson's for anything and everything they have to offer. Their Chicken Salad, Sage Sausage, Pimento Cheese ... great wine selection and all sorts of fun finds. We love it! And when you're there, ask to see their Venue space upstairs ... Lola's Celebration Venue. We just held our Wedding Reception there and it was the perfect space. Wood floors, high ceilings, historic charm ... Judy of Thompson's is so easy to work with we hope to hold another event there sometime soon! Great, great place & staff!
Written May 21, 2017
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Paul - Wow!! You sure know how to make our folks feel good. Because we are a small business it is incumbent upon us to please all customers by providing excellent service, quality products and attractive facilities. Hopefully we will be able to survive for another 100+ years. It is especially nice to know that store manager/business partner Judy Ward made sure that your expectations were recently fulfilled. Congratulations on your marriage and thank you for allowing Lola's Celebration Venue to be a part the event
Written May 23, 2017
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SDeal2
Saluda, NC13 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
From home made sausage to an excellent (if small) wine selection, you can get anything you need here!
Written June 28, 2016
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mcqkm
Tega Cay, South Carolina, United States186 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Whether a grocery or general store, Thompson's is special.
A little of this and a pinch of that is about what to expect.
Not fancy, but an oasis for local residents.
This old-time (1890) establishment is a Saluda "institution" and a must visit.
Fun!
Written November 12, 2018
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Thank you Keen. Support from folks such as you certainly helps to keep our doors open after all these years and we very much appreciate your kindness.
Written November 13, 2018
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William M
Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States78 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
This is truly an old time general store. There is much to look at and reminisce about as you find items you may not have seen in a long time.
Written December 23, 2017
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William - We appreciate your post and thank you very much for your visit. Please visit us again when you can. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. R. Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic Thompson's Store/ Ward's Grill 24 Main Street Saluda,NC 28773 (pop. 713)
Written December 24, 2017
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Barbara S
Chrisman, IL388 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Saw a sign for local honey outside the door. Bought the honey and looked over all of the other local canned produce. Small store but a nice variety of items.
Written May 22, 2016
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Barbara, we very much appreciate your kind comments regarding our store, and hope that you will visit us as often as you can. By the way, it will not hurt our feelings at all if you have nice things to say about us to your friends! Thanks, --Clark Thompson
Written May 23, 2016
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evernie
Ridgeway, SC104 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Stopped in to get breakfast ingredients to cook his weekend and Was pleasantly surprised to find all of the local items for sale from meats, condiments, appetizers and wine! Great local store and very friendly staff.
Written March 4, 2016
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JudyinSaluda
Charlotte, NC62 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
This is the oldest continuously operating family grocery in North Carolina. Judy Ward is generally at the cash register. She and Clark Thompson, cousin of her deceased husband, own the store. The owners have put in love and money and upgraded the store and the attached venues. The store offers great meats hand cut to order, gourmet cheese, homemade frozen entrees, great homemade pimento cheese and lots of gourmet items along with all the usual staples. Three is a good selection of moderately priced wines. There is also the "Boarding House Venue" which is a beautiful space over the store used for weddings, receptions, etc. The porch upstairs overlooks the back-yard venue which has a restored barn with porch and outdoor dance floor. Summer often means outdoor music events but every season means a warm southern welcome when you walk in the door.
Written February 9, 2016
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Dennis W
Greenville, SC68 contributions
Feb 2016
This is a quaint country store in a small and nice mountain town. If you need to buy some groceries or get a bite to eat, it is a good, choice, but probably not a tourist attraction.
Written February 6, 2016
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travelingteacher2468
Saluda, NC10 contributions
Oct 2015
A must to see and shop in...This true old time grocery store in this wonderful town. Super deli and nice local produce.
Written October 26, 2015
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