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The Copper Door


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Roasted Beet and Chevre
Served on argula with walnuts and oranges
Shrimp Kristine
Large shrimp sauteed in butter, garlic & red pepper flakes
Crawfish Crepe
Crawfish tails in a thin pancake with tasso cream
Smoked Salmon
With‎ sun dried tomato cream cheese, capers, onion & crostini
$1.00 each
Oyster/Shrimp Shooters
Choice of shooter served with choice of cocktail sauce or mignonette & house-made crackers
Ask your server for today’s selection, per ounce
Crab Cake
Pan seared with roasted corn in shallot cream
Braised Pork Belly
Moroccan spice-rubbed pork belly cooked sous vid with watercress, molasses and plum glaze, topped with red bell pepper and onion relish
Escargot Bourguignons
Helix snails in parsley & garlic butter with puff pastry
Cheese Plate
House pimento cheese, select cheese, charcuterie, and grilled French bread
Wild Mushroom Bisque with Madeira, Cream, & Brie
Soup Du Jour
Small $6
Entree $12
A cup of soup du jour $+3
Tusquittee Salad
Belgian endive, mixed greens, candied nut, mandarin orange, goat cheese & raspberry vinaigrette
A cup of soup du jour $+3
Grilled Caesar Salad
Half‎ heart of romaine, parmesan, croutons & classic dressing
Small $10.5
Entree $15
A cup of soup du jour $+3
Caesar with Chicken or Salmon
Entree $9
A cup of soup du jour $+3
Wedge Salad
With concasse tomato, crispy bacon & blue cheese dressing
Small $5
Entree $10
A cup of soup du jour $+3
Spring Mix Salad
Assorted fresh greens, radish & alfalfa sprouts
Small $6
Entree $12
A cup of soup du jour $+3
Spinach Salad
With sesame crunch, goat cheese, fresh berries & house made honey lavender dressing
Dressings: blue cheese, honey mustard, ranch, raspberry vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette & honey lavender
Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Chicken breast marinated in a chipotle sauce with garlic mashed potato & vegetable
Atlantic Salmon
Hand trimmed fillet grilled, blackened or sauteed with skillet potatoes & vegetable
Scallops Casino
Sauteed diver sea scallops finished with a red bell pepper cream sauce, bacon & parsley. Served on linguine & fresh spinach with vegetable
Vegan Bowl
Seasonal roasted vegetables, quinoa, tahini sauce
Shrimp Creole
With andouille sausage, bell peppers, onions, celery & tomato, served on bacon chipotle grits
Shrimp Pasta
linguini, pesto cream sauce, sauteed shrimp, garnished with chopped walnuts & Sriracha
Crawfish Tortellini
Cheese-filled tortellini tossed with crawfish tails in tasso cream sauce
Fruits De Mer
Sauteed salmon, sea scallops, mussels & shrimp in a leek, garlic, tomato, saffron & pernod broth with linguini
Salmon Amber
Grilled atlantic salmon with sauteed peppers, onions, and ravigote served on spinach
8 Oz. Beef Tenderloin Filet
Tender corn-fed midwestern beef with choice of potatoes or rice & vegetable
16 Oz. Bone-in Ribeye
Well-marbled, bone-in, generous cut best grilled to medium with your choice of potatoes or rice & vegetable
Seared Scallop
Wild caught U10 diver scallop
Lump crabmeat with creamy ravigote dressing
Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Baby portablellas and caramelized onions
Foie gras
Seared duck liver foie gras
Claw and knuckle meat in sherry cream sauce
Grilled Pork Rib Chop
12oz grilled till just done, topped with mint jalapeno glaze with choice of potato or rice & vegetable
Sauteed Veal Chop
Bone-in rib chop, pan seared then roasted till just done with choice of potato or rice & vegetable
Roast Rack of Lamb
Marinated lamb prepared medium rare with choice of potato & vegetable
Duck Breast
Pan‎ seared and oven roasted duck served over berry-infused demi glaze with choice of potato or rice & vegetable
Catch of the Day
Ask your server for details
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Chipotle Bacon Grits
Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Baked Potato
Skillet Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Fine dining in Historic Hayesville, NC. We feature the finest steaks, fresh seafood and signature dishes to please the discerning palate at prices that won’t break your budget. Come enjoy the intimate atmosphere. Our attentive staff will anticipate your needs and insure that your dining experience is exceptional. We are one block west of the old Clay County Courthouse, next door to Square One Interiors by Design. We are two hours west of Asheville, two hours north of Atlanta and two hours east of Chattanooga. We accept Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.
$29 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We Loved our Dinner The Service was Good!We Did not have Time For Desert,We Wanted a long Time for Server To Come Back To Us! Next Time We Will Have Desert!! For Sure!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank maryleef2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've lived in the area for 6 years and visited the area for 20 prior to moving here. Somehow we missed this restaurant, a 5 star establishment hidden in the very small town of Hayesville, NC. We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and decided to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank gman537
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a 35 year resident of the area and a world traveler for years, I highly recommend the Cooper Door for an experience of fine food and service. We entertained a party of 10 where various dishes were served and everyone rated their meal and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sputnikgps
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself within an hour's drive of Hayesville NC take the time to make a reservation and dine here! The Copper Door is excellent food without the shocking prices. Escargot, Crawfish Tortellini and salmon are to die for and the bread pudding is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't know why we waited so long to try this restaurant...went for our anniversary and was extremely impressed by the attention to every detail by not only the waitress but the entire staff. Food was over the top!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MountainOma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food as always Easily the #1 restaurant in Hayesville as there are no other options. We arrived on time for a reserved "booth seating" that was made one week prior to the date. We were seated in a half booth, chairs on one side....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Janice H
Ada B, Manager at The Copper Door, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm very sorry you were not seated in a full booth as requested. The booths are very popular, especially on weekends. When we made some adjustments to the dining room, we converted some former tables into booths to help accommodate more requests. We do our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband found Copper Door online and made a reservation while we were traveling to north Georgia. We had no expectations and were hungry! We were pleasantly surprised by the first course and started to do some research as we were dining. We learned that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Clovally
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm surprised I haven't written a review on The Copper Door prior to now. It's my absolute favorite restaurant of anyplace I've eaten! Situated in the small, quiet city of Hayesville, NC with nearby Lake Chatuge just moments away, the restaurant is a gem for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brenda S
Reviewed January 31, 2019

We had not been to the Copper Door in a while (yes, we do live in Hayesviile) and were, as always, very happy! Service by our waitress,Terry, was wonderful and our food delicious! Two of us had the Escargot, one the Shrimp Kristine and one...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Susanne T
Reviewed January 16, 2019

You can’t go wrong here. Good food and good atmosphere. Filets are wonderful. Fish is always the freshest. Great desserts.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Patricia R
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February 4, 2019|
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Response from Susanne T | Reviewed this property |
I would call the Copper Door and ask to speak to the Chef; his name is Dennis and he should be able to answer your questions and give you suggestions.
December 19, 2017|
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Response from DouglasJ400 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know - and they are not marked or indicated on the menu. I would imagine that a call to the restaurant would uncover this info.
September 24, 2017|
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Response from cptmorgin | Reviewed this property |
Go to there website, the menu is there
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