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Ward's Grill

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24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700 (Formerly Ward's Dairy Bar & Grill)
+1 828-749-2321
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch while visiting Saluda. About 10 tables in this spot, normal items on the menu. I had chicken salad and my husband had the mesquite chicken sanwich, both were great. Only downside is we had to wait a little while for our food. Would go back for sure!

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LaPorte, Indiana
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and managed to get one of the last tables during lunch time. The place was very busy and I can see why. We ordered the burgers that were half beef and half sausage. They were excellent! The fries were fresh and hot. Service was good considering how busy they were. There is a neat general... More 

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1 Thank Bill Y
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Hey Bill - Thank you so much for stopping in our Grill for lunch and we especially appreciate your very nice review. It made our employees feel so good when they read your comments. We hope you will visit again when the opportunity arises and we won't mind one bit if you recommend us to your friends. R. Clark Thompson,... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Savannah. We were looking for a good Mom and Pop place to eat as we are getting tired of the same old franchised restaurants. We ordered breakfast and the food was second to none. The service was prompt and they treated us like family! My wife and kids loved it and we will definitely... More 

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1 Thank Pearljam20
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Awe!!! You sure know how to make this Mom & Pop place feel proud!! As a fourth generation family trying to keep our business homey and pleasing after all the decades, it is so encouraging when folks like you say such nice things about our little Grill and especially about our wonderful employees. And if you want to tell your... More 

minnesota
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there because we needed ice for our toddler. They helped us out. We decided to eat there for lunch. The food was good. They used cheese and meat from the grocery attached. It's a good spot to wander into and eat at.

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1 Thank desifoto
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for those very nice comments. We are happy that we could help your family and serve you as well. If you are ever in our area again we hope you will visit us. R. Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill 24 Main Street Saluda, NC 28773 More 

Tennessee
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Charlie's Famous Sage Sausage Biscuits and Gravy. Nice general store. Water is the best tasting. We bought some jelly will have to let you know how it is. Very friendly town. Store front windows had awesome old tins in them.

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1 Thank BrendaBerryEagle
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Brenda -We always appreciate folks like you who take the time to post something about how we are doing with our customer service and food. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again in the not-to-distant future. We appreciate you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

This place will take you down memory lane. The diner atmosphere and caring staff are great. They have a great store attached with a little something for everyone. We come here often and will keep coming back.

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1 Thank will p
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Your very kind review is like warm sunshine on a winter day and is such a morale booster for our staff and for me. We always appreciate hearing that we have pleased our customers and thank you for your expression of support. More 

Titusville, Florida
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119 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We stopped in because of the reviews and we were passing thru the area. We arrived shortly after 11am and got a table right away. The restaurant soon filled up. Our server was friendly and prompt taking our order. It took quite a while to get our food, our kids were a bit impatient. Everything is freshly made. Our food... More 

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1 Thank ammomof3
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your family and thank you for posting the nice comments about our Historic Ward's Grill. We intentionally try to maintain the old timey atmosphere in hopes that folks will take time to relax and enjoy a nostalgic feel of "days gone by." A couple of reasons for the slow food service... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed a great breakfast time with our family when we visited Cabin Fever. The nostalgia of this restaurant is quaint and the food IS delicious!

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2 Thank Susan C
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Susan - Your very kind comments about our Ward's Grill surely helped to start our New Year off right. The staff tries hard to make our customers feel welcome and reviews such as yours about the quality of the food confirms that they are doing a pretty darn good job. With continued support from folks like you we hope to... More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Not many places can take on eleven extra mouths to feed plus the usual crowd and on top of that first thing Christmas Eve morning. We had a great breakfast in a wonderful setting that probably hasn't changed much in the last fifty plus years. The menu is 1940's simple and the food is great. Saluda has a long railroad... More 

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r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

What a wonderful review of Ward's Grill!!! Thank you very much for those kind comments and we are happy that you and crew stopped in for Christmas Eve breakfast. Little ole Saluda is a special place for lots of locals and visitors. Please visit as often as you can. Happy New Year. R. Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill... More 

Rainsville, Alabama
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both had hamburgers and fries. Outstanding! Loved the diner theme. Staff was friendly and efficient.

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1 Thank pollyp65
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this review

Bless you for those nice comments. Our staff tries very hard to please each customer and it's so helpful and nice when folks like you provide feedback. Thank you for allowing us to serve you and we hope you can visit us again in the future. R. Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill Saluda, NC 28773 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700 (Formerly Ward's Dairy Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-2321

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