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Thompson's Store

24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
+1 828-749-2321
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Food and atmosphere was awesome!!

We ordered sandwiches and burgers before our tour at The Gorge Zipline Canopy. The atmosphere was... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
Misty F
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Austin, United States
A Step Back in Time

This is truly an old time general store. There is much to look at and reminisce about as you find... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
William M
,
Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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“general store” (4 reviews)
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24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We ordered sandwiches and burgers before our tour at The Gorge Zipline Canopy. The atmosphere was like walking back in time to an old neighborhood cafe. The employees were very sweet and our lunch tasted really good. 5 STARS GOOD!! We will definately stop in...More

Thank Misty F
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r clark t, Owner at Thompson's Store, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Misty - If the intent was to start our day off on a positive note, your comments certainly hit the right spot. We love it when our customers are pleased enough to write nice things about us and really appreciate you making the effort to...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

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.More

2  Thank William M
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r clark t, Owner at Thompson's Store, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

This is connected to a soda fountain diner and is a true step back in time. They have a meat counter complete with a butcher. This is a must visit place if your a nostalgic, slower paced seeking or just love the Mom and Pops...More

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r clark t, Owner at Thompson's Store, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

Please see our response to your review of Ward's Grill. Maybe we should hire you as our p.r. person. Again, many thanks. We appreciate you very much. R. Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill 24 Main Street Saluda, NC 28773 (pop. 713)

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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Saw a sign on the highway for the oldest grocery in NC. So we had to check it out. Not much to see actually. Cute town was a nice break on our return home.More

1  Thank Jim C
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r clark t, Owner at Thompson's Store, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Jim - I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to our store. However as a 4th generation family member we try as best we can to maintain the type of a small business that would have existed 127 years ago. We also...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Early 20th Century downtown and general store with a diner as a bonus. Well appointed store with a deli and cozy grill with good eats.More

1  Thank Cc C
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r clark t, Owner at Thompson's Store, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

We love it when folks say nice things about our Historic Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill. Thank you very much for your positive review and we hope you will visit us again when you can. Btw it won't hurt our feelings at all if you...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We live Saluda so might be a little bias but our families have been going here most of our lives. Butcher is awesome, always has what we need ,and still makes Charlie's sausage the way Charlie made it, got to try it.Have everything you need...More

1  Thank gary h
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r clark t, Owner at Thompson's Store, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Gary - Your comments are music to our ears. Running a small town grocery store is such a tough business so it's vital to have local support. Thank you very much for your post and it won't hurt our feelings at all if you tell...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

A bit of everything, from clothes to hardware, lots of touristy stuff, and a good place to pick up something you forgot when packing for your vacation to Saluda. Interesting mix, decent prices.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

It is an old old grocery store, but they have all you need, fresh produce, wine, beer, and fresh meats, the best homemade sausage, and we bought a frozen chicken pot pie, it was the perfect size and delicious. They also have various frozen entrees.......More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Thompson's Grocery and Ward's Grill since I was a child. Stop at the grill for a cheeseburger and a milkshake, or pick up some of Mr. Charlie's special recipe sausage and fresh produce next door at the market. At almost...More

1  Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We bought sage sausage made fresh daily. Lunch of burgers and corn nuggets with milk shakes fresh and delicious.

1  Thank ednary
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