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“Best we've had in Waynesville....by far”

Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern
Ranked #6 of 119 Restaurants in Waynesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Looking for a unique restaurant in Western North Carolina's Smoky Mountains? Look no further than Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern, one of the greatest restaurants in Waynesville. We offer flame-grilled steaks, mouth-watering chicken entrees, delicious soups, and fresh salads. Our casual atmosphere in a rustic, old time setting provides just the right ambiance for a family get together, romantic dinner, or just a quick bite to eat. We take pride in our amazing food and exceptional service. Our wait staff is trained to ensure that any request can be met. Check out our menu and ask about some of our loyal customer favorites. We are famous for our flame-grilled steaks and our classic, juicy burgers. Have a sweet tooth? Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern desserts are out-of-this-world sweet and tasty. We have a passion for our local history, and we love to share that with our customers. Our walls are decorated with historic photos and pieces of history that tell the amazing story of our town. Be sure to check it out and learn a little local history! For a delicious meal and a peek into the fascinating history of Waynesville, stop by Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern. We look forward to making you a regular!
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best we've had in Waynesville....by far”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

My wife and I have been making several trips to Waynesville over the last few months and had Bogarts recommended to us. It is at the end of the downtown area on Main Street. As others have said - parking is VERY tight - but there are other strip malls within a block that don't seem to mind if you park there for dinner. There appears to be a bar area to the left when you walk in - we have not tried that. Seating is the primarily to your right in a loft-like area upstairs. It appears to be QUITE the popular place - we went this past Monday night - the rest of the town was dead but Bogarts was hopping!

Food is good...my wife got the grilled shrimp and mixed veggies as a side and is STILL talking about how good the veggies were. I got the Ribeye steak special which was done perfectly.

The service is truly exceptional. Perhaps we are used to subpar and cold Philly service - but our waitress (Annaka I think) was amazing. Friendly and prompt despite having additional tables in our area AND in the loft. She was getting quite the work out and had a smile none the less.

Highly recommended if you are in Waynesville - just be prepared to work for parking - it is worth the effort. :)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank aspenphoto
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Anderson, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Just outside of downtown Waynesville”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was a very popular restaurant on Monday night, so the wait for our food to be served was long, but we weren't in any hurry. The black bean veggie burger and Philly steak sandwiches were good, and the sides of grilled veggies were also very good. Pleasant wait staff, reasonable prices.

Visited August 2013
Thank Linda H
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Waynesville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Love Bogart's! Best Sweet Potato Fries ever!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Man, I have so many good things to say about Bogart's! They have the friendliest staff, really good food and great prices. This is our standard go-to restaurant when my husband and I want to go out or when friends come in to town.

Let me tell you our favorites: Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap, Sweet Potato Fries (a must!), Trout, all burgers we've had have been great and the salads are awesome. Then there's the Prolific Sweet Potato - never have I seen anything like this. It's 2 of the largest sweet potatoes put together to make one giant potato, then it's filled with cinnamon, pulled pork, 2 cheeses, and sauces. It's huge. I recommend making it your appetizer when with a few other people. It's a little too much of the same flavor to eat just that, but split 2, 4 or 6 ways, it's perfect.

The only downside is how popular it is. If you go for dinner, expect a wait. They only take reservations for parties larger than 8 I think. Typically the wait only ranges about 15 minutes, but I have waited 35 min. before. And their parking lot is small, so it fills up fast. But once your seated, the staff is very attentive, friendly and food is served fast.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Solid Bar Food”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Lots of choices & reasonably priced items plus the waitress was very friendly. Can't go too far wrong here.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank thetinman56
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Sedona, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great quick stop for lunch”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This restaurant is located at end of town, with a small parking lot. Get there early to get your space. We like stopping in here for lunch - it is reasonably priced, particularly their daily lunch specials, and the service is quick and friendly. They also serve a wonderful home made brown bread. Good bar selection to accompany your meal. If you have room, try the peanut butter dessert - it really is quite delicious. Relaxed informal friendly family location.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank amanda34680
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