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Ward's Grill

24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
+1 828-749-2321
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sausage” (30 reviews)
“hamburger” (17 reviews)
“pancakes” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my husband went in one day and it was right in the middle of lunch and dinner change. I wasn't sure if I could still get something from the lunch and my server was very nice and told me it would be no...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Andrea N Steven R
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Andrea - Thank you for your nice comments about our Grill and staff.They very much appreciate receiving favorable reviews such as yours which boost their spirits.. We do hope you will visit us again soon. Btw it won't hurt our feelings one bit if you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little café located off the main street is a gem! We ordered the burgers that were a combination of ground chuck and sausage. They mixed the meat together right at the grill. They took a long time to cook because they were so thick....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TexasScubamom
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

TexasScubamom - Bless your heart for posting very nice comments about our Ward's Grill. The sausage used in your burger was some of our own in-house Charlie's Sage Sausage made fresh weekly in our adjoining Historic Thompson's Store's butcher shop. Folks often compliment us on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was packed when we walked in, but were able to get a seat. We each had the special- hamburger steak with two sides and toast, plus a drink for $7. I washed mine down with a craft beer, which apparently was included in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Robert S
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Robert - We we much appreciate your nice comments about Ward"s Grill and hope you will be able to visit us again. Trust me it isn't packed every day so we depend on folks like you to help keep us in business. Btw, it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved talking to the locals while enjoying the great home cooked NC country food in the grill's Mayberry style old fashioned atmosphere!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank bfunder2018
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You are very kind with your comments and we appreciate you so much. Thank you for visiting and we hope you will come back again....and again....and again!!! R. Clark Thompson, Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill 24 E. Main Street Saluda, NC 28772 (pop. 713)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ward's Grill a staple in my life when visiting Saluda over the past 25 years. Always fresh eggs, excellent bacon - I'm a big fan of the sausage made in house; this time it was a bit spicy for my taste, so I didn't take...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank carolinanorte
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your nice review.Just one comment...I noticed my last sausage was a little spicier than normal and will speak to our butcher about toning it down.a little. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy our milder famous Charlie's Sage Sausage on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Ward's Grill several times each year. It is a Saluda "institution" where locals meet and eat and visitors can enjoy home cooking with a smile. Really tasty food at very reasonable prices. Whether breakfast or lunch, you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Keen M
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Keen - You are very kind to post nice comments about both of our historic businesses, Historic Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill in little ole Saluda, NC. We appreciate you very much!!! Thank you, R. Clark Thompson, Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill Saluda, NC 28773...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Awww we loved Ward’s! The servers are absolutely precious and the food was very good. It’s just a little old restaurant with very friendly people and good food. We would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Debbi V
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Debbi - Thank you very much for making our day with your nice review.. Our small business depends on pleasing customers so it is always great to hear that we have accomplished that goal with you. We hope you will visit us again.....and again....and again....More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Took 3 grandchildren for lunch and everyone was very pleased with there meal. Best hamburgers and fries around.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank anngilhome
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Your comments were very kind and we hope the visit will be the beginning of a tradition for your grandkids at Ward's Grill Thank you and we appreciate your support. Btw, it won't hurt our feeling on bit if you tell your friends about us....More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Great food and service. I’m sure we could have been more quiet, but good time for all. Had lunch with our grand daughter after panning for treasure close by at the gem mine. We loved it and certainly will visit again.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Christopher B
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Christopher - Your review is greatly appreciated and we thank you for your support. Looking forward to a return visit from you and your grand daughter. 73's, Clark Thompson, Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill 24 West Main Street Saluda, NC 28773 (pop 713)

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great place for breakfast and lunch. Great hamburger and great salad. Everyone goes there for breakfast of grits and eggs. Great omelette.More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank dick u
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Dick - Thank you for your nice comments. We very much appreciate you sharing them with others which helps us keep our doors open. It also makes our employees happy when they see such reviews. Makes me even happier!!!. R. Clark Thompson, Owner Historic Ward's...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
7:00 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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