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“Eating lunch on the AT”

The Iron Horse Restaurant and Tavern
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Eating lunch on the AT”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Slower than what you would expect for a Sat lunch when no one was there. Three of us went in for lunch and sat down at the bar. No one else was there so we expected to eat quick and get back to hiking. Took ten mins before she finally asked what we would like. Then it was a little over an hour to get the food. Several other people came in while we were there so there maybe that is normal. Now the food was really good (but we had to send a sandwich had to be returned because it was soaking wet. The whole place had great charm. Would go back as long as they were not busy!

  • Visited April 2013
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Mount Pleasant, SC
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining in a Small Town”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I was actually surprised at how good the food was at Iron Horse. Salmon, catfish, chicken, and everything else we had were all so tasty! The restaurant is very cool and the live music was an added bonus.

Visited April 2013
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Cary, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“pub fare”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Quiet upon early arrival but within an hour became very noisy with a large crowd and a guitar player that no one seemed to be listening to. Average food and poor service

Visited April 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
“Best Catfish EVER!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Before heading over to our 1 hour hot tub soak, my husband and I always go to the Iron Horse Restaurant and have their fried Catfish. Best EVER!

Visited February 2013
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Concord, North Carolina
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“great little restaurant with a lot of character”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We had a very good meal here and were pleased with the service. I enjoyed a heart healthy meal consisting of a Shrimp Po-Boy and a side of macaroni and cheese. Both were very good, but the onion rings appetizer were the best ever. The hostess invited us to go upstairs to see the rooms and we were surprised at how well done they are. I would definitely consider staying here if I ever go to Hot Springs again.,

Visited March 2013
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