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Buffalo Mercantile Company & Cafe

6353 Buffalo Cove Rd, 6353 Buffalo Cove Road, Lenoir, NC 28645-6591
+1 828-758-9879
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (54 reviews)
“garlic knots” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (8 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6353 Buffalo Cove Rd, 6353 Buffalo Cove Road, Lenoir, NC 28645-6591
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place brings back good memories. I used to visit this place as a child when Mr. Todd and his wife owned it. It was a true country store. I would get a bologna and cheese sandwich. We had the best conversations. I would go...More

Thank TheTwoRs
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

A scenic drive off the beaten path will land you at the cutest, rustic, aesthetic, charming, cozy, vintage mercantile that serves the most amazing pizza. So worth the drive. We will be back!

Thank Bellaluna101
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Being a local, I have heard about this one and wanted to visit for a while. If you are not familiar with the area, you will swear you are lost. Great mountain scenery on the way. (Side note - just after turning off of Hwy...More

Thank stalprint
Reviewed April 16, 2018

All around wonderful experience! Delightful country store offering local items to purchase in a quaint little town full of history. Very impressed with the food at Buffalo Mercantile - definitely the highlight of our mountain weekend trip. Pizza was simply amazing and the staff was...More

Thank kimelmore
Reviewed April 16, 2018

The Chef has a great variety of ovens that bake whatever you order to perfection! Try the Pizza for a unexpected great treat!

Thank Scott B
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

While it certainly feels like the country store it’s meant to be, Buffalo Mercantile and Cafe is the Little Italy of Lenoir! With fresh, high quality ingredients and a perfected oven-baking process, its pizzas and meatball subs are truly among the best I’ve ever had!...More

Thank Crissy T
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We drove up a little skeptical that this place could have the amazing pizza that we had read about. Doesn't look like much but It. Was. AMAZING! The atmosphere is great, the staff was very attentive (even our server did a great job on his...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Great Homemade pizza dough! Great Server! The owner needs to manage the front of the store. The candies were very very old.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a place worth trying to find! It is off the beaten path & so peaceful, with the most charming countryside as its surroundings. The mercantile store is so quaint, with many practical goods, as well as cute local treasures. The cafe serves delicious...More

Thank Laurie T
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a great lunch. The food is awesome. The burger was amazing and the pizza was mouth watering. Yes, I ordered them both! The staff was very friendly and the mountain views were awesome. You will feel like you are stepping back in time...More

Thank Justin T
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Katherine G
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Tom K | Property representative |
No. We are in a dry county. However, you’re welcome to bring your own.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6353 Buffalo Cove Rd, 6353 Buffalo Cove Road, Lenoir, NC 28645-6591
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lenoir
  • Phone Number: +1 828-758-9879
  • E-mail
Take a step back in time at The Buffalo Mercantile Co. est. 1897 - The Buffalo Mercantile Company and Cafe offers General Store Merchandise, hard to find spcialty items, fresh made coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, and and ice cream parlor. The Cafe offers outdoor seating/entertaining along the rushing creek complete with large fire-pit. We also have the finest made Pizza with fresh flour, yeast, extra virgin olive oil and other fresh ingredients to make our dough in our large Hobart floor mixer. We make all of the pizza sauce FRESH along with shredding our own mozzarella cheese, we slice all of our veggies daily. All of our deli meats are also sliced fresh daily. Our burgers are amazing! Every pot of coffee starts with fresh ground beans. Our vanilla and chocolate ice creams feature 15% butter fat to provide a rich and creamy taste especially when they are topped off with Sanders Hot Fudge topping brought in from Michigan. Join us, step back in time, it's a destination worth the drive!
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