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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good10%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cake” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
502 Blue Ridge Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747-8669
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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!

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Seated by a pleasant owner. Waitress was clearly very green and service was quite clunky. We had the trout and the soft shell crab. Both were very bland and not something we would ever order again. nothing special here at all.

Thank sghhi
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This evening I picked up the best filet mignon to go. Cooked to a perfect medium my filet came with smashed potatoes, asparagus topped with a true mushroom demi glaze. My meal can be summarized with one word. Perfection!!! Thanks for another great meal guys...More

Thank Localtoxawaygirl
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I am SO glad we found this place. We just purchased a home in the area and we happened by during the lunch hour and met the owner. We had 10 people in town for a couples retreat and James and Carol were able to...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The service was excellent. The food was not. It was just bad. It was bland, did not taste fresh and the presentation was not impressive. I got the trout coated in almonds or something. It came over an over fried potato cake that tasted like...More

Thank OscarIris
Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is a really cute place, modern rustic inside. The location is the historic last stop between Asheville and Hendersonville in the logging era. Its name comes from the story the only death resulting from devastating 1917 flood when the Toxaway Dam burst was...a blind...More

Thank Alberta S
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Good location to watch the sun set over the lake. Good menu selection and moderate price for the location. I️ always like changing chalkboard menus from a chef who is working to let the ingredients shine.

Thank VerdantTrip
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Had a wonderful meal complete with a bottle of wine. Great ambiance and the service was excellent. Out only complaint, the bill was in excess of $150 for two people.

Thank aemcclung1
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Small place and great dishes. Not busy for lunch but really enjoyed the daily special. Also they have home made muffins. We came back for dinner and had a very nice fish main course.

Thank whodoyouknow
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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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