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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Wonderfull Restaurant. Had Lunch at Madison's with friends, and every dish was just perfect. My calve's liver was one of the best. Taste, presentation and portion just perfect. Service was super, friendly, professional and very responsive to our wishes. Would go back anytime.

Thank Werner6
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Glad we were not able to get a table in the wine garden but ate in the indoor restaurant. The food was outstanding. The service was a bit slow but they were very busy. Best shrimp and grits I have had so far!

Thank Sheila N
Atlanta, GA
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

I wrote a review about Madison's years ago and told people to avoid it. I take it back!!!!! It is now fantastic. We were there for the second time in several years, and was again very impressed. Their wine list is well curated (for our palate) but not too overpriced. The sommelier, Kurt, is very knowledgable and friendly. Please ask... More 

Thank Itravelforfood
Orlando, Florida
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

A beautiful place to enjoy locally sourced food. The chef clearly knows how to delight you. from fish to filet, our group of 6 tried it all. Service is impeccable, decor delightful. You honestly just don't find dining like this every day. It's exceptional - albeit a bit pricey.

Thank got2travel22
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Madison's restaurant is associated with the Old Edwards Inn and serves 3 meals a day. We had breakfast and dinner there the 2 nights we were there. All 4 meals were fantastic. Not only was the food delicious and perfectly prepared but the presentation of the food was flawless. Then the waitstaff were informed, attentive and so cordial and helpful.... More 

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Highlands, NC
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

There are so many outstanding restaurants in Highlands but if you wish to have superior food, service and ambience for a special occasion YOU HEAD FOR MADISON'S IN OLD EDWARDS INN. The service (Thanks Charles) and Food and Bev. Mgr. Lesil went out of there way to make suggestions and our meal was FANTASTIC. We had scallops and Tile Fish... More 

Thank Margo G
South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Madison's offers an excellent choice of fresh, local menu items from which to chose. Our meals were prepared to perfection. The food was as delicious as the presentation was pleasing!

Thank mpb29
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

This is simply a great establishment. The staff are staggering! Try the breakfast in particular. These folks have done a great job! As a resident of Highlands, I am proud and delighted that these folks have opted to locate here.

Thank James M
Grayson, Georgia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Very quaint and nice restaurant. Food was average. Ordered meatloaf and my mashed potatoes were cold. The wait staff were incredible.

Thank Bev N
Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Madison's is a most wonderful restaurant. It pleases first the eye and then the palate. Located in the award-winning Old Edward's Inn, it is a fine place for a delicious meal. Unlike the Italian restaurant across the street, it's ambiance is quiet, uncrowded, and elegant. The chef has created a very diverse menu, and it always a joy to have... More 

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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?