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The Blind Mule at Toxaway Station

502 Blue Ridge Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747-8669
+1 828-553-8978
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
502 Blue Ridge Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747-8669
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

We decided one evening to try The Blind Mule and were not disappointed. The staff and ownership were very congenial and our meals were exceptional, albeit a bit pricey, in our opinion. Both James and Carol, the owners, stopped by our table to answer questions...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GoneTropo
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The food is great. The service is good. The environment is tops. We really enjoy the Blind Mule for lunch and dinner.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KurtL147
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Scroll down to view my original review which was my personal experience along with my friends experience. The response to my review was inaccurate and condescending. Here are all the facts. Our whole party each ordered their own food choice which was as previously mentioned.......More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Hendo1cote
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The food was mediocre at best. For the price def questionable. The most bothersome thing was the way the hostess completely ignored my mother and I and shamelessly flirted with my fiancé and father! She continued to find reasons to come by the table to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ChoopieChula
James H, Owner at The Blind Mule at Toxaway Station, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your dinner with us. We wish to give all guests a satisfying experience and take all feedback seriously. However, it is hard to remedy the situation you described without a name to go by. We don't currently...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at the Blind Mule last night and what a friendly unique place! We arrived and were greeted by a blind mule! The four of us enjoyed excellent dinner and drinks, friendly staff and a different selection of food and desserts. Great atmosphere....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We visited Toxaway for an extended weekend - four nights, four dinners. Thankfully, we visited the Blind Mule our second night. Went again our last night. And requested a pre-made dinner to take home with us for the next way. Here is why. The Blind...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank SallyM2917
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Great name, great restaurant, great server and great owners. What more needs to be said ?? First time there while visiting friends at the Mountain Falls RV Park and my wife and I had the best trout that either of us have ever had and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank jimrwells
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The place looks very cool but If you want to pay too much for too little then this is the place for you. If not don’t even come in they charge extra for everything. Won’t be coming back here again.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Hendo1cote
James H, Owner at The Blind Mule at Toxaway Station, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Sorry you had a bad experience. It is Posted that groups of 6 or more we charge an automatic 20% gratuity. Also if you choose to split 3 sandwiches between 6 people we charge a additional fee for extra fries so the plate is full....More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

The atmosphere was better than most road side little places. Rustic on the outside and inside with a refined flavor. While casual dining it is, the tables are set quite formally with cloth napkins. The place is small. There is a bar with a bar...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TracyW610
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This place is very nice. Great farm to table options! The staff is devoted to providing great service!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jan E
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Questions & Answers
17 November 2016|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Sorry, I do not have any 2x shirts, I will probably order more in spring but since we close for the month of January I don't think I will be getting in any soon. I do Have women's 2x and men's XL Once again sorry about that.
John I
9 August 2016|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
No we are not open for Lunch any longer. The lake not being usable has really not helped our first yr in business. We opened in April for Lunch and dinner but found it lonely during the day. We are open Tuesday thru... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Blue Ridge Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747-8669
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lake Toxaway
  • Phone Number: +1 828-553-8978
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The menu at The Blind Mule is well traveled with an eclectic variety of cuisine from around the globe and right here in the South, featuring fresh seasonal vegetables, local trout, fish and seafood from the Carolina Coast and natural meats on weekly chalkboard menus Offering soup, salads, sandwiches and daily specials for lunch and farm to table small plates and entrees for dinner. With Lake View!
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