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Rustico at the Log Cabin - CLOSED

130 Log Cabin Ln, Highlands, NC 28741
+1 828-526-0999
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
28 May 2015
“Great Italian Food in Quaint setting overlooking Downtown Highlands NC”
19 May 2015
“Rustico has Closed. But something just as good or better is there now!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
130 Log Cabin Ln, Highlands, NC 28741
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

We visited this restaurant for the first time when we were vacationing in the Cashiers-Highlands, NC area earlier this month...this is before the "high" season when most visitors arrive to enjoy the cool mountain air...this restaurant had moved to this new location from close nearby...More

Thank Barney B
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Rustico did not reopen this season ( 2015). They have moved on. However, Jason and his crew (from Meritage ) has moved in, and expanded his service and selection. I will be providing a review of his new place, called simply Log Cabin, separately. But...More

4  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Ate here at the end of their season and I had the best pasta that I have ever put in my mouth at this establishment. The server was fantastic and on his toes the entire time. Love the rustic look and how charming the place...More

1  Thank brewColumbus_Georgia
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We tried out Rustico because it was right up the hill from our lodge. And we were not disappointed! Charming cabin and an outstanding Italian meal! Excellent wine selection, the best Minestrone we've ever had, delicious salads (try the Insulate di Rucola and insulate di...More

Thank Carrie D
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Great cocktails and wine list, great food presented nicely and friendly service. Italian style menu. Prices are reasonable. Will definitely go back.

1  Thank Mark_Thebaut
Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

Charming log cabin but charmless service - nobody bothered to light the candles or fire and our server seemed harried. Pear salad and bread with olive oil were very good but pasta dishes were just fair and took 45 minutes to deliver. There was a...More

1  Thank CaliforniaFussbudget
Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

We had dinner on Sunday night and almost everything was outstanding. There were four of us and we all agreed our meals were top notch. Of the four of us there were three different selections. One was a pasta selection, one was chicken, and two...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 22 October 2014

A casual Italian restaurant hidden away in a century old log cabin just off main street of this wonderful, little mountain town with tons of good places to eat. Dinner only but really good food, generous cocktails and an acceptable wine list.

Thank ShoeWizard
Reviewed 18 October 2014

This place is very cute and was the perfect spot to spend my mid October birthday. The service was laid back and we were given time to peruse the menu before the server wanted the order. We were not rushed through the meal and we...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I eat here at least once during every visit to Highlands and have never been disappointed. Dining with my husband, girlfriends or family. Service is always friendly and timely but you don't feel rushed to turn over your table. The drinks and wine selections are...More

Thank cunninghamcaroline5
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$34
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Log Cabin Ln, Highlands, NC 28741
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-0999
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