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“Always a delightful stop despite some issues”

Pisgah Inn Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 124 Restaurants in Waynesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We have lost count of the number of times we have eaten here. Time for another review after several years. It is always a treat to eat lunch (or dinner) here while travelling on the BRP. The views are unreal and the atmosphere is so pleasant most of the time. On this visit we had the French Onion Soup ($5.95 for a bowl) as an appetizer. We both rated it very good and much improved over some of the 'lean' years. Our main lunch was an Apple Brie Wrap. Nicely presented with a side of fruit (average quality). The wrap would have been very good but the chef loaded it up with strong red onions that were overpowering. Fortunately we could remove the onions. Now the wrap was really good! The price was bit steep, $13.95 I believe. Unfortunately we had a waitress just 'going through the motions'. Average at best and that's the way it has been here over the years. Sometimes you get wonderful servers, other times very mediocre at best. After eating, visiting the gift shop is always fun too. After all that you get to either stay at the inn or continue on your terrific trek along the BRP. You just can't go wrong.
Tip: Don't sit by the hostess station. Those new 'pucks' that alert you when your table is ready are very annoying (noisy).

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great food, great view, great service. Always take friends up on the parkway for dinner. This is about a 20 minute drive for us from our house in NC but even the drive is great. If you have a little too much of the Biltmore wine you may be able to spend the night in one of many rooms. Then you can enjoy a great breakfast before you continue your trip.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have been eating here for several years now. If you travel on the southern end of the Blue Ridge parkway, you are familiar with this restaurant. It is not like restaurants are a dime a dozen on the parkway. OK, this is the only one I have seen (at least in NC). The Inn is located at an elevation of 5000 feet near the peak of Mt. Pisgah. The view from the restaurant on a clear day is fabulous overlooking a succession of ridges of the Blue Ridge mountains. And, you know why they call them the "Smokies" because often you can sit and watch the mist rise from the valleys just like smoke rising. But, I digress. The food has always been superb. The menu is varied from seafood to steaks to burgers to their specialty (and my favorite) a whole Rainbow Trout - which they will filet at your table. They have a good array of wines and beers to choose from. The wait staff is primarily college kids who are well trained and always pleasant. (There are some older folk who are well trained and pleasant also, especially Jerry who has an incredible Broadway voice that you may hear when he breaks out into song on some special occasion. I detest being in a place where the staff sings some hokey birthday song to a patron. However, these few occasions are events in themselves.) Because the restaurant is part of the Inn, which is usually full (with a waiting list) it is not unusual to find a wait of 30-45 minutes for a table at peak times. However, the wait is not bad, when you can purchase a beverage or cocktail and enjoy the view from the outdoor deck sitting in rocking chairs, while waiting for your table. If you are lucky you will be seated at one of the tables up front next to the windows overlooking the mountain tops. I have had the chicken pot pie (excellent), the smoked salmon (oh so good), a steak (tasty), and the all time favorite Rainbow trout to name a few of the dishes I can remember.My husband raves about the fried chicken and our daughter had the Thai Salmon and said it was good. Besides lunch and dinner, they serve a superb breakfast. Needless to say, I highly recommend the Pisgah Inn Restaraunt.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Located on blue ridge parkway. The view of the mountains is great! If cloudy just wait a few kin and it will pass! The decor inside is just ok but the view makes up for it. Food is southern comfort and good. Corn fritters starter yum! Tot, myself and grandma enjoyed and have visited several times. The service is always friendly!

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

My party and I arrived around 7:30 PM and were immediately provided ideal seating by the hostess. Fresh hot rolls and butter were provided right away and our server was very professional and friendly. Our entrees were delicious - we tried the Norwegian Salmon, the Chicken Scallopini and the Walnut Trout. The Warm Lentil Salad was also a favorite. The food was so amazing that we decided to order dessert - French Silk Pie and the Chocolate Cake - both were beyond outstanding. I look forward to returning!!!!!

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