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Reviewed May 7, 2022

Been past this restaurant many times in the past and decided last year to stop. Great food, nice selection. Went in April after they opened this year and there food selection was not the same. French dip roast beef was gone, macaroni salad was gone....Chicken salad was no longer available. I’m sure there are other things missing from their menu as well. It’s still worth the trip to check it out but not one of my favorite places to eat anymore. Food quality last visit was disappointing, Quiche was undercooked.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 7, 2021

While staying at the Switzerland Inn, we walked the short distance down to this cafe. It's a fairly small place, with indoor and limited outdoor seating. The hours are very limited due to COVID I believe so check ahead. My wife, two daughters (9 &...11) and I all enjoyed our food. And they had a modest, local beer list to boot! My BBQ plate was excellent. I had no idea this place was listed on the NC BBQ Trail...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2021

Thanks so much! Come back soon!

Reviewed November 1, 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of visit: October 2021
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LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2021

Thanks so much!! Our staff does work hard, and I really appreciate it being noticed. 🧡

Reviewed October 11, 2021

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.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2021

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!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Ann K, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2021

Thanks so much for that review! Very kind. Come back!

Reviewed September 21, 2021

The town of Little Switzerland really offers very little unless you're going there to ride the Diamondback, and that pretty much describes Switzerland General Store.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Ann K, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

Consistently good food and service. Their smoked trout appetizer is delicious. Bar b q, grilled pimento cheese, and salads all very good. We keep going back.

Date of visit: July 2021
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LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2021

Awesome! So glad to have you as a customer!

Reviewed June 30, 2021

Good Food priced right, the staff is friendly and the food is good. Also pick up your Diamondback shirts there.

Date of visit: June 2021
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LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2021

Thanks so much!!

Reviewed June 29, 2021 via mobile

Visited this gem while driving along the parkway. Ordered the smoked trout and was not disappointed. Service was friendly, although not the quickest, but we weren't in a hurry. Nice and relaxing time. The general store is small, but has a good selection.

Date of visit: June 2021
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LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2021

So glad you visited us! Come back soon!

Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

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!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Ann K, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2021

Thanks so much! Come back!

Reviewed April 23, 2021 via mobile

A great and unique caffe on the Blue ridge parkway. The food is fresh and tasty. From fresh pies to soups and sandwiches. A recommend stop.

Date of visit: April 2021
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LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2021

Thanks so much! Come back soon.

Reviewed November 13, 2020

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.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2020 via mobile

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!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

Cute general store. Customer service was atrocious! We bought items and the lady who checked us out had the personality of a corpse.

Date of visit: October 2020
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LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General Store, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2020

I'm sorry but that's just mean. We work very hard to help and serve everyone. Besides covid making it quite difficult, comments like these really don't help.

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Yes, Switzerland Cafe & General Store offers takeout services.

Switzerland Cafe & General Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5