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Straightaway Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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1722 NC Route 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have always made a point of one or two stops. The funky atmosphere, the mostly country music and the reasonably priced food and wine are a big draw.

Thank NewsBillT
St. Barthelemy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travel to Black Mountain usually twice a year and the Straightaway is always the first place we visit on the evening of our arrival. The food has a homemade quality to it and the wait staff is hard working and excellent. We love the fact that there are dogs roaming around off leash always waiting for a pat on... More 

Thank DPFT1964
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stumbled on to this place while cruising through the mountains today. Great atmosphere, good music,good waitress,and the food was good. Will definitely go back.

Thank Ray D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... but the atmosphere is outstanding. Whether inside or outdoor, enjoy a uniquely Black Mountain venue -- complete with music most evenings. Be prepared to wait, however, for food to be delivered to your table -- and don't count on fast service for takeout.

Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Straightaway has live music, good food and great atmosphere. Get there early though because even when we arrive at 7:00 all the specials are out.

Thank takinitallin
Johnson City, Tennessee
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Their customer service is atrocious. Went last year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Waited 2 hours, never got food, so left and went home. Tried again this year (tonight), saw only two servers working for the whole place, neither of whom was friendly and one of whom told us it would be at least an hour to get... More 

Thank TNLeigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I have been coming to this secluded nest for 6 years and discovered it by accident while trying to find a place out of the ordinary while working in that area. Wham! Here is a great family business where everyone who greets you could be a family member who knows how to make you feel wanted, this is the kind... More 

Thank Edward J
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Service was very good and the food was good as well. Artichoke mushroom soup excellent. Split a Roast beef sandwich and it was plenty. Large portions I'll be back for the music.

Thank Roy E
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us during our stay in Old Fort. After a very sketchy over-the-mountain trek we arrived hungry and ready to eat. They have live music, and it sounded good but was a little loud for some in our party, so we opted to sit outside on their large patio. We ordered our food at about 6:00... More 

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

What a neat place!! Good food, live music in the evenings, rustic ambiance galore. When you drive up it does not look like much but is definitely worth a stop. Don't be put off by the parking lot. Go on inside.

Thank gullahgal2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1722 NC Route 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: (828)669-8856

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?