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Saluda Grade Cafe

40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-5854
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (12 reviews)
“crab cakes” (14 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and delicious food choices. They even opened early for us one afternoon when they noticed us standing outside waiting. Great people working there.

Thank Akrongirl49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service here is not just slow, but terrible. In for an early dinner only four tables were occupied counting us, so no excuse for the long waits for first wine, then some bread, then salad, then finally dinner! Menus were left on the table for...More

Thank localherenow
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Visited several times over the last few months with my wife and have never had a bad meal. We've been all over the menu and have loved all of it. Skip the more popular Purple Onion and eat here instead.

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 4 April 2018

If you are a vegetarian you will LOVE their bean burger! It is obviously freshly made, you can choose all kinds of toppings and is on a big fluffy home-made roll. It's the best I've ever eaten anywhere!

Thank nknlk
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy an evening at this fine restaurant when I am in Saluda. My favorite menu item are the crab cakes! Friendly staff and good food!

Thank janet7756
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Our visit to this cafe was a highlight of a couples getaway. The music, the staff, the delicious food... the experience felt like we were locals. The creme brûlée was THE best I have ever had!

Thank jeffheidigraves
Reviewed 16 January 2018

It doesn't get any better than Saluda when it comes to small towns. It's Mayberry with a twist, and I mean that in the best way possible. We've eaten everywhere else in town (all excellent) but hadn't been here so we decided to give it...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Chef went out of the way to offer item not on menu for us. Food was delicious. Homemade dressing was best I ever had.

Thank David M
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Visited for Thanksgiving dinner during a stay in Saluda. A special menu for Thanksgiving, so can not speak to regular menu items. Dinners were very tasty and staff very welcoming. Large quantities of food offered for the price. Based on this experience, would return to...More

Thank Bobjlandwa
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We are going to this place specifically for meatloaf. i have tried meatloaf in many fancy places, not so fancy and home made. This one is the best you can get. i wish I would know a recipe. Everything else is tasty and very good...More

Thank Stan M
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9 July 2016|
Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
If you can be happy with words like "fresh" and "local", that's what you're basically looking forward to. Unsolicited opinion: I'd go with "fresh/local" over a lot of what's labelled, "organic" these days anyway.
John A
12 January 2015|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
It should be a "Grande" Time. Teh service and food has always been great when we have visited in the past. I too had some dietary restrictions and they were addressed without making me feel uncomfortable and truly enjoyed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-5854
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