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Dusty's Meat Market

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493 Dillard Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-6673
+1 828-526-2762
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Wow. What a secret! The meats and cheeses were fabulous, the bakery was out of this world! The gluten free options were plentiful and service was great! Lou was very friendly and helpful. We will be back.

Thank gap2caf
Tampa, Florida
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142 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stopped in today to look around and bought 2 blueberry scones, which we ate as soon as we left. They were so awesome that we turned around and went back to Dusty's to get some more. They had none left so we ordered eight for tomorrow. We picked a tomato pie which we had for dinner. It was delicious.... More 

Thank Robert I
Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Love this place! Order ahead for a southern tomatoe pie made from scratch! Along with tasty bakery treats and sandwiches. Take out and bring home to enjoy. Fabulous and friendly! You must stop in. You will be back!

Thank Judieelizabeth
Amelia Island, Florida
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Simply put, this store is a well kept secret and local treasure. Don't be put off by the outside or the lack of order in the staging of foods in the narrow aisles. Take a slow and thoughtful walk through the store as there is so much to discover here. Tomato pie. Blueberry muffins. Dusty's biscuits. Excellent meats and fish.... More 

Thank Rich781948
Alexandria, Virginia
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This is a must grab when we are in Highlands. We even take them home for tailgating. They are back in the deli counter and so with the trip!

Thank HavePileWillTravel
West Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

A longstanding establishment with delicious meat cut to order--we shop here several times a week when we are in town!

Thank Sue F
Denver, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Don't miss buying some of Dusty's bacon - the very best!! The store also has a lot of specialty items!!

Thank NorthCarolinaPeople
Gainesville, Georgia
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is the perfect place to stop in and gather up some special goodies - either to enjoy on a stay or take home! Great selection of cut to order meats, as well as appetizers, specialty frozen meals, plus a great bakery hidden in the back. Fairly pricey but worth it!

Thank SoBelle27
Charlottesville, Virginia
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

"Don't judge a book by its cover" describes Dusty's perfectly. Housed in what could have been an old gas station store, they offer a great selection of gourmet food products and fresh meats. The reason I go is for the deli in the back. All types of sandwiches, wraps and salads. If you are lucky, the special will be tomato... More 

Thank M H
Lutz FL
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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Our son came into town to help us do a few things around our place, Norton Creek Lodge, Highlands. He expressed how much he liked Dusty's ribeye..cut to order. It had been years since we last were there. Lots has changed and some (cut to order) had not. We still had sticker shock but oh my was it ever delicious... More 

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  • Address: 493 Dillard Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-6673
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2762
This is a grocery store/fresh meat market. In the back they will cut you fresh steaks, chicken, veal, whatever. They also have a deli that has the most amazing homemade soups( I recommend the lobster bisque) and sundried tomato bread. Fresh salads and a ton of homemade goodies in the freezer section. Do not miss this place!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?