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The Garden Deli

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107 Town Sq, Burnsville, NC 28714-2934
+1 828-682-3946
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After our meeting in Burnsville we gathered at The Garden Deli, a local favorite. Our soups and sandwiches were delicious, hot and freshly prepared. The server was knowledgable and attentive.

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Valrico, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Garden Deli is my favorite place to eat in the Burnsville area. They serve lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner Thursday to Saturday. The lunch menu is extensive and everything is always fresh and delicious. The dinner menu is basically the same as lunch with the addition of two specials, usually a seafood and a steak. The staff is... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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516 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Garden Deli is one of only a few places to eat in Burnsville. The staff is friendly, the food is simply prepared and dependably good. At lunch there are a variety of freshly made salads, sandwiches, and soups. Prices are reasonable. I chose a chef’s salad, which consisted of tomatoes, cucumbers, deli ham, iceberg lettuce, a hardboiled egg, and... More 

Thank Pamgoes
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside things look a bid grown over, but i' m sure it is in full bloom in spring since wisteria is growing over the arbor. But from the outside you cannot tell what or how big this little place is.. Great surprise clean and neat lovely little place and lots of outside dinning for nice weather in addition... More 

Thank Watauga K
Burnsville, North Carolina
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service is always excellent. They stay constantly busy. Eating on the verandah in the summer is alway my favorite. It is licensed so you can have a beer with your meal.

Thank johnelse
McMinnville, Tennessee
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The food is good and the service great. Nice to sit outdoors and enjoy the Autumn weather. They have a couple of vegetarian options, but mostly sandwiches and drinks. It is highly recommended by the locals.

Thank Ann M
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Three couples gathered for lunch 11:30 am. Food and service were good. We ordered a variety. I had the Reuben, brother-in-law pastrami on the, sister-in-law the ham and Swiss, and wife the Cobb salad. Ample portions for all. The salad was huge, and the ham sandwich had a lot of meat. Best place I've been to eat in Burnsville

Thank Michael F
Dacula, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Walked to this location tonight from the Carolina Country Inn down the street. A very pleasant walk! Had a nice dinner on the covered porch area of the restaurant. They also have a big area with seating under umbrellas. All very nice. Had a simple dinner of salad (really good) and a super sub sandwich that my friend and I... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, great atmosphere and super place to bring visitors. Good selection of food, serves beer and wine and has a bar (Snapdragon's) next door.

Thank pearsoc
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

A very much "must go" try it all, nothing is bad. Everyone is so nice, they have the best outdoors seating as well as the beautiful indoor seating.

Thank Nicki H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $14
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Town Sq, Burnsville, NC 28714-2934
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Burnsville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-682-3946
Garden Deli is hidden under the cool shade of its trademark weeping willow tree on Burnsville's historic Town Square. We offer a lush garden setting for outside dining either under our tree, or under a covered deck 6 months out of the year. We also offer a full-size dining room inside with natural wood walls, hand-made lanterns, and oil paintings of local landscapes. We have a fireplace and a cozy atmosphere during the colder months, as we are open year-round.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?