Switzerland Cafe & General Store

Switzerland Cafe & General Store

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$8.00 – $15.00
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant have live music
About
Seasonal restaurant located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Offering lunch 7 days a week. Quiches,soups,sandwiches and specializing in smoked pork BBQ, Salmon and Trout. Open Easter through October.
PRICE RANGE
$8.00 – $15.00
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles518 reviews
Excellent
343
Very good
123
Average
27
Poor
13
Terrible
12
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Patpar
Statesboro6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Stopped here for lunch while on our way to Emerald Village. The owners, manageres, an staff have accommodated for our days of COVID very nicely. Ordering was easy with minimal contact and picnic tables were readily available with social distancing! The food was outstanding and the servings were very generous. My grandson's hot dog was huge and my sandwich was as good as any you would get in a sandwich specialty restaurant. I recommend you stop here when in the area.
Written August 7, 2020
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Heather G
Richmond75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
I love trying local BBQ whenever I can, and their pulled pork did not disappoint! The sauce was flavorful and the serving was plentiful. My only complaint is that the cole slaw was a bit bland, but it still paired with the pulled pork nicely. Definitely worth a stop if you’re staying nearby or just driving through the area!
Written October 19, 2020
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GabanRysNan
London56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 none
What a surprising little gem just off the Blueridge Parkway! The cafe offers fresh homemade soups, sandwiches and quiches. I had the four cheese quiche with a side salad while hubby enjoyed his barbeque sandwich. The crust of the quiche was impressively flakey and the filling was creamy with a great flavor. The serving was generous and filling. The side salad was a variety of fresh lettuces and vegetables and made a lovely presentation. The yogurt dressing was fabulous. We finished our meals by sharing a slice of homemade berry pie and the cakes on display looked scrumptious as well. We found the prices to be extremely fair. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food in this little place. Justice was the perfect server and made us feel right at home. If you're in the area, this is a must stop!
Written September 27, 2021
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Ann K
Thanks so much for that review! Very kind. Come back!
Written October 3, 2021
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Denise S
142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Pros: outdoor seating for couples with dogs. My dog enjoyed the chopped Turkey. Cons: I ordered the Trout sandwich, it had a strong strange mint flavor, I asked the waitress, and she said it may be in the seasoning. It was bad. The general store wasn’t much , not very interesting. It was a long drive for us, so probably won’t make a 2nd trip.
Written August 7, 2021
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Kelly B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
My family and I love to stop here on our getaways to the mountains for some fresh air and great hiking. This is the perfect lunch spot, whether take out or dine in. I sometimes Order the quiche and the salad, which is always good, but my absolute favorite is the fire roasted veggie sandwich ! So flavorful and fresh. My husband loves the turkey panini, and my kids are always happy with the PBJ or the hot dog !
Written August 6, 2020
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Elisa R
Charlotte57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
Took a girls day trip to look at foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped in here for a late lunch. The place was still packed even at 3 pm but we were seated within 15 minutes. I ordered their BBQ sandwich with beans. The food literally came out in 5-7 minutes and it was delicious! You could taste the smokiness on the BBQ - just really good. They had a great selection of desserts as well and our waitress was excellent. Would definitely recommend this place.
Written October 11, 2021
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Kevran
156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
This is a conveniently located stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The food was passable - make sure to ask for any dressings or sauces in the side if you don’t like your food drenched. Very limited seating possibly due to covid? We had wanted to grab a picnic and go, but didn’t see many options for a cold lunch. Not much Swiss going on here. Of course the mountains are beautiful, but I was really hoping to find some good Swiss chocolate.
Written September 12, 2020
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FloridaFamilyofFive
Melbourne574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
As far as the restaurant, they are open for takeout only. The menu is varied and there is something for everyone. Standouts include the strawberry arugula salad and the grown-up grilled cheese. The whole trout was dry and remarkably bland. The cheese board would be vastly improved and unique if local cheeses were used. Service was a bit slow as it was lunchtime, but very friendly. The general store had some interesting finds and is worth visiting.
Written August 5, 2020
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Marty W
Beech Mountain3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We went to Altapass Apple orchard with the intent to eat lunch at Switzerland Cafe afterwards. I am so glad we did! I ordered the whole smoked trout appetizer as my lunch and was very happy that I did! Except the head and tail (yes, he was looking at me), it was a completely boneless whole fish, served with capers, red onion, cilantro yogurt and crackers. The smoked fish was mild and just so incredibly heavenly. My uncle had a southwest smoked chicken salad sandwich, ole! and my husband enjoyed tomato basil soup and smoked chicken on a humongous salad. Everything was delicious. We will be back. We always go back.
Written November 5, 2022
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tumbleweedchris
Richland1004 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
The menu here serves a variety of food, but I stopped by since it was on the NC BBQ trail. I got a BBQ plate and sat at a bench at the post office across the street since seating is sparse and crowds are heavy. The pork was above average, but the sides were below average. Therefore, I have to balance this to a 3. The cornbread and beans definitely could've used a bit more. You won't find many options this close from the Parkway though and it seems you can find something decent on the menu for most tastes. The General Store is in no way impressive, but make sure you check out the book shop next door.
Written November 13, 2020
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PureHagar
North Carolina113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
We recently moved to the area and have been there in the last week! Service is spot on and the food is absolutely delicious in this clean quaint mountain cafe. It's obviously a tourist area and the hours are somewhat limited currently to 11-4pm but that won't hinder us from making this a regular eating locale for us! Small but varied menu. My husband loves the BBQ sliders and I really liked the Persian Chicken Salad and the Cream of Mushroom soup was delectable! Nice little gift shop with varied beers and other small necessities next door. Looking for a great meal.... Be sure to stop by!
Written June 21, 2021
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Ann K
Thanks so much! Come back!
Written October 3, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lizinvt
North Clarendon131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Husband and I stopped by for a late lunch along our drive up the Parkway and I’m so glad we did. We both ordered a Reuben sandwich and a side of the best potato salad we’ve had in many years. Our server Joy (who lived up to her name) didn’t know the recipe unfortunately, but she did set us up with a big slice of the homemade Hummingbird cake to go for later. Just wow!
Written May 7, 2023
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Lora Lanier
Thank you so much! Come back soon!
Written May 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

modernlizbennet
Raleigh506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
This is the only food for miles, so they could easily get away with crap service and lousy food. But they don’t! Everyone was busting their butts yesterday (Halloween) to put out delicious food for us. Such a wonderful and yummy surprise.
Written November 1, 2021
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LoraLanier
Thanks so much!! Our staff does work hard, and I really appreciate it being noticed. 🧡
Written November 4, 2021
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Bertieboy2
Raleigh16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
If a native Eastern North Carolinian has to drive across mountain ranges to this beautiful corner of the Earth for professional grade pork barbeque west of I-95, then so be it. These folks cook like they mean it. I smelled the stuff cooking out back as soon as I opened the car door in front of the bookshop; probably could have smelled it from the Parkway. I ordered the barbeque sandwich topped with slaw, and a side of potato salad. One doesn't need to call it 'Eastern style' or 'Western style' when it's this good - it's just 'barbeque'. "Do you need information on this perfect cider vinegar sauce on the table?", the server asks. No ma'am, it's the same stuff I grew up with in Eastern NC, maybe better. Glad to see some folks still try to do things right.
Written May 23, 2024
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Lora Lanier
What an awesome review!! We are so happy that you liked it! Come back soon! 😁
Written May 26, 2024
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David L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
Stopped in for lunch today. Best service from Lindsey. The food was wonderfully delicious and abundant. Best BBQ I've had in years. My wife's 4 cheese quiche was scrumptious and the homemade bread was so good we bought a loaf to bring home.
Written July 9, 2022
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LoraLanier
Thanks so much! You made Lindsey's day!
Written July 27, 2022
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