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2843 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751-9500
+1 828 926 1817
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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NE Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Eaten here many times over the years and always enjoyed. Filet and ribeyes used to be amazing. However, steak quality has diminished (over cooked, flavorless) and way too pricey. Try another of their delicious entrees.

Thank NEGeorgiaTahoe
Cornelia, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best place that I've eaten at in a very long time. The cheesesticks were to die for and they were homemade. The fish was cooked perfect and everything else was delicious. So dang good!

Thank cloudermilk0510
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed!!! If I am going to pay $20 to $30 for a steak I would expect some flavor. I ordered the Prime Rib and the only taste was from the horseradish sauce, which I had to ask for. The edges were hard and dry. The salad consisted of lettuce, 1 slice of tomato and croutons. I think some cukes,... More 

Thank DebiFlorida
Waynesville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival, we noticed the decor was completely 1980's. Vinyl table cloths and fake flowers on tables. We then ordered the French Onion Soup, followed by their specialty Prime Rib. The soup and salads came out at the same time and the salad consisted of one wedge of tomato and lettuce. That's it! The soup was OK, but definitely NOT... More 

Thank Carolyn G
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some out of town friends that were staying close to this restaurant. Not many other options in Maggie Valley. The service was adequate although our waitress seemed harried from waiting too many tables. The fare was, once again, adequate with pricing at where you would expect it to be in a tourist area. Portions were good but quality, at... More 

Thank ctanner37
Metairie, Louisiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, friendly staff, and warm, comfortable atmosphere. Glad we finally stopped in. Will go back next time we visit.

Thank Kim S
Quebec City, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the filet mignon. Even thou it was pricey. Asked for medium it was beyond well with stringy fat! Second one was cooked perfectly but still not the best filet. I've been here multiple times and don't understand the issue.

1 Thank Duchess1031
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First ,we were looking forward to going here all day,wanted a nice restaurant since we were leaving tomorrow. We were so disappointed,.we got there when doors opened. At first it was fine ,they Sat us near the bar which we weren't crazy about,but it was our fault we said that it was fine. Then the waitress was very nice got... More 

1 Thank nancy19562015
Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time at J.Arthur's. Surprised at how kid friendly this place was! Biggest bowl of mac n cheese my son had ever seen--he loved it. Burger I had was tasty too. Loved the games and coloring set out for the kids while we waited, and the little train that drives around the upper part of the restaurant. Again,... More 

Thank woceyssens
Donnatml, Owner at J. Arthur's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your excellent review. We recognize the challenges of dining out with children and try to make it a pleasurable experience. We're happy to know that it was . Hope we'll see you again in the future! More 

St. Augustine, Florida
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The service at J. Arthur's is always excellent. The wait staff are attentive and polite, and the restaurant itself has charming mountain style. They decorate the main dining area with a HUGE Christmas tree each December which is a fun touch. My husband orders steak and enjoys it every time. I order shrimp or pasta; sometimes it's delicious and sometimes... More 

Thank Theresa H
Donnatml, Owner at J. Arthur's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. We are most appreciative and try to read each one to make every experience great. We ARE a steak house and the food costs to us are very high, but we always remind our guests that we have a whole grill menu with many options starting at 13.99. Hope to see you again soon, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Steakhouse, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2843 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751-9500
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Maggie Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 828 926 1817
We are a fourth generation restaurant business (Manero's on the east Coast and in south Florida) who has owned and J. Arthur's in Maggie Valley for thirty years. We specialize in steaks, our succulent prime rib, seafood and a variety of other American dishes. Known for our world famous Gorgonzola cheese salad and delicious French onion soup, often times customers makes a meal of just these two. We have an upstairs private room which seats 25 and open seating upstairs where we can accommodate up to 75 for special events. Our dress is casual and our motto is 'always bring the children.' We also cater parties from 40 to 1500. Reservations are suggested but not necessary1 We hope to see you soon!
We are open thanksgiving Day from noon to 6pm -reservations strongly suggested . We are closed Christmas day

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?