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Ironwood Cafe

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2176 Midland Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A pleasant oasis in the heat of summer NC. Striking interior and superb patio garden/dining. Efficient servers, house made desserts, modern menu. Meals are tasty and not overly large in portion. Walk through the garden or dine out if you like. Would be an excellent spot for a couple's night out or a small group of diners. Appeals to the... More 

Thank buschal
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had to find a good place to eat the night before checking in to Pinehurst. Ironwood Cafe seated us without reservations. And the food, the service, the atmosphere was all excellent. Parking is awesome. Just find an open space among the surrounding pines where your car fits. And that sets off a feeling of ease and comfort that goes... More 

Thank jasmarilley
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, fresh ingredients, creative menu selections, great craft beer list, but weak wine selection. Make sure you stroll through their huge garden and check out all of their fresh herbs that make their food awesome. Some of my favorite items on the menu are chef’s tasting board and tuna tartare for appetizers, grilled peach or salmon salad, chilean sea... More 

Thank SurfWriter1
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent dinner! Great service. Loved walking in the garden following our dinner. All the great produce they grow and use in house is awesome to see. Hard to beat!

Thank vicki k
Jasper, Indiana
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steaks were great but overshadowed by the steam bun with pork belly app. Prices on par with a higher end steakhouse but worth it. My suggestion would be lowest round buys and highest picks restaurant ......play poorly.

Thank Michael W
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the Pinehurst area, don't miss out the Ironwood Cafe. It is a very comfortable place with outdoor and indoor seating. The service is great and the food is extremely consistently good. There are many varied entrees and great starters. The wine list in priced fairly so if you are having a nice bottle you don't feel... More 

Thank KevLutt
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260 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting family and they brought us here for dinner. Lovely restaurant with out door seating. We sat near the water fountain and were entertained by the little frogs. Started off with sangria which was mild and nice. Had the peach salad which needed some extra dressing. My main course was blackened cat fish which was mild and tastey. Very nice... More 

Thank Patricia D
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us came for dinner. Busy place filled with many golfers. Service was quick. The sangria was quite good. My smoked 1/2 chicken was very good and tender. The Indian chutney didn't quite match the dish. The hominy (starch side from corn ) didn't have much flavor. Other family members had dishes that weren't as good as mine.

Thank Robert L
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of entrees with unique preparations, but nothing "weird." Steak, chicken, pasta, pork, all prepared to perfection. Went to dinner with a group of 8 and we were easily accommodated. Our waitress was very pleasant and had a great command of the menu items and specials. There is a bar area as well as ample outdoor-covered, and indoor seating.... More 

Thank Row_Jimmy724
Cuenca, Ecuador
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten there many times and have always had great food and service. Never had a bad meal there.

Thank Bucky53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2176 Midland Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Southern Pines
  • Phone Number: 910-255-0000

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