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“nballrd1”
Review of Ironwood Cafe

Ironwood Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“nballrd1”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

When walking in the door you are greeted by friendly hosts. We then went to the bar and were greeted warmly. Service was good and servers were attentive. I live near and this is always good food and i get wonderful service whether eating at the bar or in the beautiful dining room. My wife and I think this is the best overall restaurant in town or within 40 miles.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service, nice ambience”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Ironwood is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Most of the dishes are very good, some are outstanding and a few are just good. I particularly enjoy the soft shell crab appetizer which is available year round. There are several other wonderful appetizers, particularly the baked brie en croute and the sushi grade tuna. The creamy garlic bacon salad dresssing is inspired. The steaks are outstanding, There is a nice wine list that runs the gamut of price points. The service is excellent and the space is very appealingly decorated. We have eaten there many times and keep returning because it is very good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank rick m
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A great local place to eat”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

This restaurant has excellent food, prepared in many different ways according to the seasons of the year. There is an outside patio as well as ample seating inside. One of my favorite places to eat in my home town.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank sls45
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Overpriced and Bland Food”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Upon walking thru the door of this restaurant we had high hopes for a great dining experience but were miserably let down. The restaurant is dimly lit and very rustic in appearance. The menu and presentation of the dishes are very inspired, but the service is slow. My wife and I started with a bowl of Lobster Bisque which was very average and bland in taste. The Caesar Salad was another let down with a tasteless dressing and soggy lettuce. Our last hope was the Mad Mac & Cheese which ended up being the worst dish of the night. It tasted like Kraft Mac & Cheese with over cooked shrimp and mushy red pepper.

This place was so bad we will not give it another try.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Jstaff83
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Had dinner there last night! Chilean Sea Bass is excellent. Great selections on the menu. Ambience is good.

Visited December 2012
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