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Saluda Grade Cafe

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40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-5854
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Matthews, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the best lamb burger I have ever eaten here! Perhaps the best burger I have ever had. Who new the surprise? And it was on my birthday. Thanks Saluda Grade Cafe.

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Thank G547CX
Asheville, North Carolina
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a mid afternoon Sunday lunch here. I much prefer raving about how great a place is, but I have to say we were seriously underwhelmed by this really cute cafe in Saluda. I'm a vegetarian who scopes out menu's before picking a restaurant and there were a couple of sandwich options for me here: portobello and black bean... More 

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Thank Nancy G
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

Eclectic menu. they make many of the ingredients: homemade kettle fries, delicious bacon & great black-eyed pea salad. I had a delicious crab cake sandwich & my wife had turkey & bacon on oatmeal bread. We will return!

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Thank Cliff C
Saluda, NC, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is not a fast food place and you need to not be in a hurry. Great menu and knowledgeable servers.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

A quaint inviting café with friendly welcoming and serving staff. Great food at reasonable prices and fantastic home made breads. Located in center of town just across the street from the abandoned Saluda Grade of the railroad which once ran from Spartanburg to Asheville

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Thank Walter W
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Four adults for dinner on a Wednesday evening....excellent food. One was vegetarian...the others ordered meatloaf, beef, and all ordered salads. The portions were huge, huGE, HUGE!!!! Seriously too much food. I order a large Caesar Salad and my husband and I shared a beef dish...Black Pepper Grilled Beef Chuck. The chef actually split the dish before it was served, although... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Sweet little restaurant on the main drag in Saluda. Kaye, the owner, is a fantastic cook and caterer. She will come meet you at your table and make sure you are happy and well-fed. The food is plentiful and delicious. We have visited countless times, and it's one of our favorite restaurants. The live old time music and singing on... More 

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Yankee in the South
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213 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Four of us had a very good lunch here. I had a very nice salad and the others enjoyed BLT's with added avocado which they said was quite good. Ran out of diet Coke but we survived with beers. Small town atmosphere and nice, attentive wait staff. Will visit again on our next trip to Saluda (a great, tiny town... More 

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Thank divezuzu
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I had visited this restaurant in years past and thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately, their quality has plummeted. I came with my mom who always used to take company here after shopping at the quaint Heartwood (a must visit). I ordered nachos. The pica de gallo was rancid. I was not able to eat any of my meal as the nachos... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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161 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Stopped in for lunch yesterday. Cute little place. I had the Southern Style Hamburger with Pimento Cheese and garlic pepper bacon. It was a pretty good burger. A good place to stop in and grab a bite to eat.

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Thank Taylor M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-5854

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?