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Madison's Restaurant

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445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447 (4th Street)
+1 828-526-5477
07:00 - 21:00
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Madison's Restaurant is an elegant restaurant with tables situated so that you can enjoy a quiet conversation. The service is attentive and the staff knowledgeable about the menu and the ingredients. My husband and I both started with the Heirloom Tomato and Jalapeno soup that was very tasty, but a bit spicy for hubby. I followed with the Almond Crusted... More 

Thank robjo_nc
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

From the rose petals on the table through the last bite of dessert, Pennijo took great care of us through a memorable dinner. The pimento cheese amuse started us off, the we shared a truly amazing starter of rabbit schintzel and confit rabbit leg. It was extremely generous! Roast duck with figs and chef's prep of silky buttery halibut d... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Highly recommend. Loved the appetizer, entrée, and desserts. Fantastic service, wish I remembered her name. Beautiful, romantic dinner. Don't miss it.

Thank ABC123_8
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

The service was very attentive at this AAA 4 diamond restaurant. The food was good-very good!! Very fresh tasting. The atmosphere was charming and quaint. Overall, a great dining experience! One of top 5 in area. I was there for dinner. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Thank kitesurfcaddy
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We loved everything about this place. From the moment you step onto the grounds at Old Edwards you are promptly greeted and treated like royalty. 8 of us went for lunch and the food was wonderful. We had the fish and chips, chicken salad, spicy potato soup, Philly cheese, pimento cheese and crackers. Everything was scrumptious! Will def eat here... More 

Thank BHHenderson
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152 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

We had a wonderful dinner, although the portions are quite large. I was very happy because they had a 30 year Tawny port that was delicious. We had a Knowledgeable and friendly server as well.

Thank BranNewareAtl
Duluth, Georgia
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400 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

The outdoor seating is really attractive on a nice day. The menu offers an array of choices. We were her for lunch. The sales and sandwiches are all quite good. They have a nice outdoor bar with good drink selections. They do offer a few local draft beers. Also I highly recommend the Bloody Mary drink.

Thank Dennis B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Beautiful restaurant in the Old Edwards Inn. Friendly staff. Great breakfast (try the oatmeal) and very good dinner (scallops were excellent).

Thank Randy S
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

My wife & I had a great lunch at Madison's, so we went back for Breakfast the next day. The setting is rather formal, but I did not feel out of place in my Jeans. The service is good, but it takes awhile for your order to arrive from the kitchen. Most of the lunch items were too weird for... More 

Thank Pat C
Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Varied menu. Food well prepared & presented but over-salted. We wee staying at the associated Old Edwards Inn, but we're underwhelmed by the immature wait staff, with the exception of wine steward, Garrett.

Thank kbgolfnut2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 38
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-5477
Innovative farm-fresh cuisine in an environment of relaxed elegance. Most menu items sourced locally and grown organically at The Farm at Old Edwards. Dine indoors year-round or outdoors in the warm months at the Wine Garden beside the beautiful waterfall.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?