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Paul's Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$American,
1111 Tsali Blvd, Highway 441 S, Cherokee, NC 28719-7200
+1 828-497-2235
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
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“indian taco” (173 reviews)
“buffalo burger” (87 reviews)
“rye bread” (91 reviews)
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American, Native American
$$ - $$$
1111 Tsali Blvd, Highway 441 S, Cherokee, NC 28719-7200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Basically, we just grabbed a burger plate and kicked back on the porch. Our order took a little bit to get to us, but we weren't in a hurry. The food was very good (seasoned nicely, hot and fresh).

Thank Benny B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip here last week while in Cherokee N C. It is a menu restaurant With very decent prices. They have a varied menu including Rabbit Hind legs...And Buffalo Burgers And Elk Burgers All at decent prices.. We were so impressed We went a...More

Thank Harvey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by on our way home from the mountains, and wanted to stop and eat at a local place. This was well worth it. The menu has Ostrich, Frog legs, Trout, Elk Burger, Indian Tacos, flat bread and more. We were greeted as we...More

Thank dw1296
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We kinda stumbled onto this resturant while in Cherokee, NC on 10/22/17. The meal was excellent and my steak was the best I've had in a very long time. The service was fast and friendly plus it was a very nice atmosphere. The price was...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner here November 5, 2017. The restaurant is easy to get to and parking was easy. The menu has several traditional items on it, but also has some unusual menu items. I had the Ostrich Steak, it normally came with...More

Thank griff83147
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the worst restaurant east of the Mississippi. Order the ostrich burger.. they will tell you it’s frozen and take an hour. A table of four near us waited over an hour for a simple meal, finally was served, and just walked out. How this...More

1  Thank fg8tor1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant because it claimed to be indian owned. But there was nothing special on the menu. The staff was not attentive at all, bordering rude. Food was overpriced, which I expected in a tourist town, but it also wasnt very good. I...More

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate multiples meals here and the food is great and they aim to please! The cost is a lil more but well worth it!

Thank 48jodyw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for supper on Monday night. Place was a little busy and staff short on help. We were not in a big hurry so sat tight until we were served. Worth the wait as our meal was very good. Will try again and hopefully...More

Thank dandburt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I toured the Smokey Mountains from Gatlinburg, TN to Cherokee, NC. Immediately found Paul's Family Restaurant featuring Buffalo Burgers, fresh Trout, etc. My stomach told me take a chance and it was great. Ate a well made Elk burger - fresh tasting, delicious, large (not...More

Thank Richard Z
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29 May 2016|
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Response from Foxtrot-BandB | Reviewed this property |
I tend to agree with the previous answer. Pauls is where we normally choose to eat in Cherokee.
16 July 2015|
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Response from cherokeeatheart | Reviewed this property |
I've had their fry bread as well and agree it is delicious! This is a recipe that is easy and yields good results. Fry Bread • 1-1/3 cups warm water • vegetable oil for frying • honey • 3 cups all-purpose flour... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Native American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Tsali Blvd, Highway 441 S, Cherokee, NC 28719-7200
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-2235
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