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Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro

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474 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447 (South 5th Street)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bristol, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in or near Highlands, NC and you want to experience the best meal and service in the restaurant business....please make sure you stop and experience Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro! We worked with Mindy and her staff on planning our son and his bride to be rehearsal dinner. The Food was FANTASTIC! The SERVICE was the best... More 

Thank dwagner0916
Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a meal at Wolfgang's, and given the reviews I was expecting a lot in terms of service and the meal. The hostess was very friendly, but wait staff merely polite at best. Our meals were tasty with generous servings, but given the prices and reviews I think I expecting to be really wowed by service and meal preparation... More 

1 Thank donnadnc
Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My shrimp and grits was full of interesting flavors, cajun shrimp over asiago grits with smoked collard greens. No one bite was overpowering of the other, each was interesting all on its own. Inside and outdoor dining is available and there is a lighter menu available in the bar as well as regular dinner entrees.

Thank Melinda H
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our dinner here and sat on the outside patio. The restaurant is very casual, and the food and staff were great! you can get German food (which I love) as well as more standard fare. We would definitely return if ever in Highlands again.

Thank Bonny C
Four corners
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were escorted to the wine room, a private room lined with wines. Plenty of room to get up and move about. We were there with great friends and family following our daughter's wedding the day before. The wait staff gave us the specials of the day and we placed our wine orders. From the start the waitress let us... More 

Thank juler
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting quite a bit more. Service was a bit slow and the meal while described well lacked a freshness that would have met the description. Perhaps, I just had a different experience because in times past, the food has been terrific.

Thank Mariannetrips
Beaufort, South Carolina
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town for only a day so showed up for dinner with no reservation. The great thing about this restaurant is the offer first come seating at the bar and Bistro section area. Sat at the bar, and shared the braised beef short ribs, Sharing was perfect, way more than enough for two, great bartender (Jessie). Reservations next time!

Thank Rhett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is great had the steak for 3 and my clients from Mexico said it was the best cut of meat they have ever had... I recommend this spot very 💯

1 Thank Daniel L
Highlands, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly popular for very good reasons--delicious food, extraordinary staff, and a delightful chef who makes the rounds to visit with his customers. Can't be beat.

Thank dianecmcphail1
Highlands, North Carolina
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106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me first say Wolfgang ' s is a wonderful restaurant....certainly in the top 2 or 3 in Highlands. Tonight they were very busy so maybe a little slack is deserved. That said, the food was slow getting to us and I have to say I was disappointed in my dinner. My favorite here is the short rib . Tonight... More 

1 Thank James R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $38
Cajun & Creole, American, German, European, Gluten Free Options, International
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 474 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
    (South 5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: 8285263807
Internationally recognized Chef Wolfgang invites you to dine in his garden pavilion or by the fireside in a historic home. Nestled amongst the rhododendrons on the historic main street of Highlands. Chef Wolfgang Green was the Executive Chef for the Brennan Family of Commander's Palace. Wolfgang's is the recipient of the Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" for the past years, our wine list features over 800 wines. Eclectic Contemporary American Cuisine with a New Orleans flair, Seafood and Steaks. .
"Our State" magazine named Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro the place you must eat in Macon County. Featured in Southern Living, Southern Accents, WNC Magazine, and Outside Magazine. Chef Wolfgang Green was the Executive Chef for the Brennan Family of Commander's Palace. Elected Member of Academy of Chefs Certified Executive Chef Member Texas Culinary Olympic Team Voted Jamaican and Texas Chef of the Year and Chaine des Rotisseurs.

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