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“Beautiful location with very good food, but not perfect.”

Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley
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Ranked #8 of 34 Restaurants in Cashiers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $58 - $63
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3 Miles East of the Crossroads on Hwy. 64
Description: Executive Chef Adam Hayes and his award winning culinary team look forward to having you join us at Canyon Kitchen for an exceptional culinary experience in one of the most beautiful restaurant settings in the US.
Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Beautiful location with very good food, but not perfect.”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had dinner with another couple. As always, the view can't be beat. But ... did not have as wonderful an experience as in the past.
The bar was "out" of some of the typical alcohols used to make cocktails. The way this was handled was rather awkward.
The server that we had could not answer most questions we and our guests asked about the menu.
Dinner was good for the most part, but there were some items that were not that impressive. We have had some great meals here, but this one disappointed. While the food was very good, tonight was an average experience for all of us.

  • Visited June 2014
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“What a great place!”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

With the mountain as a backdrop to this great restaurant with it's own veggie garden and hen's is awesome.
The prefix meal we had for $48 was delicious and well prepared. This high-end but still mountain elegant casual restaurant is the best you can find in Cashiers. the wine list has something for everyone. Make your reservation early to be sure to get a table at this very popular place.

  • Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lucky enough to get to go a time or two...”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've been fortunate to attend a couple of fundraisers at Lonesome Valley. Not only the food is good - the setting is spectacular. Breathtaking actually - sipping a glass of wine outside, you simply marvel at the view before you. Now - the Canyon Spa has opened in the old caretaker's cottage offering 5-star service. The staff at the Spa is exceptionally trained and offers superior service and a wonderful product selection. There is nothing bad about the Lonesome Valley experience, no matter what aspect you're fortunate enough to enjoy.

  • Visited April 2014
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The Best In Cashiers”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

What is there not to like at Canyon Kitchen? The early problems concerning the waitstaff, which are mostly college students,have been resolved.The atmosphere is casually elegant and the high ceiling and Lonesome Valley vistas are beyond compare. Then, there is the food. Use any superlative and you are there. The pastry chef is consistently excellent.The wine list is replete with affordable vintages and the mixologist always has something appropriate to the evening. This place is iconic!

Visited July 2014
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent view, nice ambiance”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Canyon Kitchen hit a real high mark with the prix-fix dinner. $58/pp is not exactly cheap, but the quality of the food was great. You can't beat the view, the barn, the vegetable garden - all in all a very nice setting.

Warning - make reservations early as it fills fast

Also, know that they early reservations and late reservations. Reservations are not available around 7-8pm as they do not want to rush diners that are already seated.

Portions may look small, but you will not leave hungry. Wine list is nice.

They do claim to have a bar, but it is really just a table with a bar tender on the back porch. I will say the bar tender knows his drinks though.

  • Visited July 2014
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