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332 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741
+1 828-526-4429
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (28 reviews)
“tile fish” (7 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
10:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
332 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lunch here after a couple hikes on a Saturday. We sat next to the bar and enjoyed the ambience. The inside (where we did not sit) allows you to see the kitchen and chefs cooking. All their food looks and tastes so fresh...More

Thank DebMRoswell_GA
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed February 22, 2017

We have made it a tradition to enjoy a delicious brunch or lunch at Cyprus each time we have been in Highlands. Mouth watering food that we look forward to each time and it never disappoints.

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been going to Cypress each summer over the last nine years. Every time I go it's a special event. Not for me but a special event to watch the chef and his staff prepare our meal. We always sit close to the kitchen....More

Thank lwd14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great. The menu had many choices from a lot of countries which you wouldn't expect in the mountains. The terrace dining is lovely with a quaint view of Main Street. The service was very good here and the food was delicious. The...More

Thank Toby M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to stop in and have dinner at Cyprus. I can tell you we were not steered wrong. We split two appetizers. Some calamari with some amazing dipping sauces and the Stoned and Drunk Goat Poppers. We had never had goat before and...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate dinner here during a recent trip to Highlands. We had an excellent dining experience. We looked at several menus before we left for the trip and both agreed this is where we wanted to have dinner. It certainly did not...More

Thank VolsFan16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very diverse menu with all items we tried prepared very competently. Efficient, knowledgeable waiters. Stayed at Old Edwards Inn but highly recommend this place for dining.

Thank Ralph1968
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cyprus deserves a lot of credit for innovative food and consistency! That is sometimes hard to do when you are regulars! The menu is divided into countries so fish from Italy is prepared differently from fish for France. Great Asian infusion food as well. Cyprus...More

Thank Dctrmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch upstairs outside. Food was well priced and very good. She had a burger and I had the lightly fried chick pea burger. We will be going back for dinner. It's open for lunch during the season dinner otherwise. Recommended. It's...More

Thank Travelaround2222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was awesome. I don't eat salmon except as sushi but this was exceptional. We sat outside overlooking the town. It was like being in a Colorado ski town without the snow!!! It was beautiful and service was great as well. We will be back....More

Thank onemichael
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June 4, 2017|
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Response from James R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have an outdoor rooftop which is nice and would work if available and weather cooperates. Fressers has great lunch with outdoor seating only. Dogs are welcome. Lunch only.
Cheri G
August 8, 2016|
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Response from Clovette1010 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plus full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $35
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-4429
  • E-mail
Award Winning Chef Nicholas Figel introduces destination quality International Cuisine to Highlands, NC.

In the Cyprus open kitchen, we take our inspiration from peasant foods and traditional cuisines from around the world. We hand harvest our vegetables and shop the ethnic markets to deliver authentic and traditional International flavors.

We feature a unique regional menu, written and executed each day in the Cyprus kitchen, always by hand, and always using time honored, traditional cooking methods.

The dining room is relaxing, inclusive, and a great place to enjoy great food and good times with friends.

Cyprus International Cuisine, The most exciting dining destination in Highlands
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