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Straightaway Cafe

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American, Bar
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1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
+1 828-669-8856
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11:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great little Bar & Grill, a little out of the way. Nice selection of local brews from area breweries. Free music (little local bands playing a variety of tunes) on Wednesdays and Saturday evenings. During the spring, summer and fall get there early in the eve for a seat out on the deck. Food is good, love the Jammin Salmon... More 

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Thank Aprile S
Morganton, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Restaurant is so happening to be in such an out of the way place. About half way to Lake Lure on Hwy 9 and really close to The Light Center. Gourmet menu with scratch recipes you can taste the home cooked flavor of their soups and dishes. Local entertainment on the weekends. I vote this is a great find... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for a meal on an evening when there was live music. We had a seat on the terrace where we could hear the music without it being intrusive. The food was excellent and the servers attentive. A very relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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Thank Agn M
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is by far one of my favorite places to sit and eat. It is relaxed and laid back, but the service, people and food are great!

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Thank Tracey C
Georgia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We were hungry after settling into our rental and remembered seeing this place on the way in; we decided to go there. We were so glad we did. They had live music craft beer and great food. We tried the heart bowls and the veggie burgers. Everything was delicious and reasonable. We definitely recommend.

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Thank Susie_Poker
Durham, NC
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Although it may seem that you are traveling to another state in reaching this restaurant, the amazing food from this small kitchen will make the ride well worth it. The rustic scene is perfect for this neck of the woods. The Caesar salad is amazing and prepared with a chefs touch. Mixed greens and lightly house made dressing is perfect.... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place from friends. Was tricky to find but oh how happy we were once there. Eclectic. Great music. Food quite good. Well worth the hunt! Makes you think you're in Key West only in the mountains!!

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Thank Suttonsmimi
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Driving through the mountains in NC, particularly Black Mountain, came across this little restaurant in the middle of nowhere. My only complaint was the wait to get food. We apparently arrived after a big rush, which was obvious as most of the outside tables needed bussed. The waitress was very apologetic and we were not in much of a hurry.... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We love to go to the Straightaway when we are in Black Mountain. The patio atmosphere is great, and we're able to bring our Golden Retriever with us to enjoy our meal (and sometimes the music and the bonfire). The food is pretty much typical bar 7 grill food although there are usually a few specials that mix it up... More 

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Thank Steve L
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great music and friendly staff..Great food however menu needs a vampire. Burgers should be thicker, juicier for the price. More BBQ would be great on weekends like baby back ribs for a fair price. I'd go back and eat every vweekend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 828-669-8856

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?