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Switzerland Cafe & General Store


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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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.
$8 - $15
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cafe, Soups, Healthy
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great stop for a snack, wine and beer, along with memorabilia and souvenirs Clean portal toilet on 5e side of the building Restaurant opens at 11AM

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 123susie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Surprising find in this little village! We had already eaten a picnic lunch, so only had their tomato basil soup which was the best I have tasted! Also their homemade bread was hearty and tasty. Loved their "Doggie" menu!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank gwenrich8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well this was not our first trip to the Little Switzerland Café and General Store, it was the first time we have had the opportunity to eat upstairs on the balcony balcony. The prices are competitive and the scenery is breathtaking. The general store offers...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Airmedic24
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really surprised at the lack of friendliness of the servers in this restaurant. Perhaps they are tired dealing with the constant blue ridge parkway traffic. I asked literally five staff and none knew of the location of a small historic church behind the inn which...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Frkris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cool little store with eclectic offerings. They have souvenirs, wine, pottery, socks, cards, toys and other things. Also snacks and drinks in the store.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank salandrich
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time eating here. My friend Ashley highly recommended it. The food was delicious. I had the Persian chicken salad sandwich. Tracy had the roasted vegetables. Definitely worth the trip to eat here and see this beautiful little community.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Persian chicken sandwich to the smoked chicken tacos followed by a triple chocolate cake and the view, I would say Little SWITZERLAND does not disappoint. I come here often, it’s child friendly and dogs are greeted with a smile with out door seating....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank vincentw203
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 5 year old and I visited on a Monday at lunch after hiking along the parkway. We shared the bbq pork plate with chips and slaw. The pork was average or nothing to get excited about. The service was very friendly and the atmosphere...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank DawgExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I teach plein air painting a couple times a year at the Wildacres Retreat just down the Blue Ridge Parkway a bit. On every visit to the area, I have to head in to the Little Switzerland Cafe two or three times for a Smoked...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Bob N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long morning of hiking,we were hot and sweaty, when we happened upon the Switzerland Cafe. We both ordered salads and they were fresh, healthy and delicious! And although they were close to closing, we would never have known. The waitress was efficient and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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loraclare, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wonderful! Thanks so much for visiting!

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July 29, 2018|
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Response from davidrF8581MV | Reviewed this property |
When you go, dont forget the homemade peanut butter pie!!
July 11, 2015|
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Response from loraclare | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are more than welcome on the patio! We do have draft beer on occasion, although our strength is in the large selection of bottled brews. Hope to see you soon.
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