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Saluda Grade Cafe

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40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-5854
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's rare that I complete a meal and this was definitely an exception! Wonderful service as we didn't expect it to be fast. What we got was well worth the short wait. The BLT with avocado was just delicious. The salad and homemade ranch was also very good. Can't say enough about this place. We will definitely be back.

Thank Gina P
Columbia, SC
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Saluda Grade Cafe has a really good menu and daily specials which make it hard to choose what to get. My husband got vegetable pastries which were filled with small chunks of butternut squash, onions, pecans, mascarpone cheese and other really good flavors. He really liked it. My grilled salmon left much to be desired, though. It was overcooked... More 

Thank katiebug_56
Columbia, South Carolina
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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another local favorite, Saluda Grade Cafe serves local flavor with a smile. I had the trout with sun-dried tomatoes, veggies, salad. All so good. The atmosphere is classy with a small town feel. Service was excellent.

Thank Debbie G
Matthews, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best lamb burger I have ever eaten here! Perhaps the best burger I have ever had. Who new the surprise? And it was on my birthday. Thanks Saluda Grade Cafe.

Thank G547CX
Asheville, North Carolina
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a mid afternoon Sunday lunch here. I much prefer raving about how great a place is, but I have to say we were seriously underwhelmed by this really cute cafe in Saluda. I'm a vegetarian who scopes out menu's before picking a restaurant and there were a couple of sandwich options for me here: portobello and black bean... More 

Thank Nancy G
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Eclectic menu. they make many of the ingredients: homemade kettle fries, delicious bacon & great black-eyed pea salad. I had a delicious crab cake sandwich & my wife had turkey & bacon on oatmeal bread. We will return!

Thank Cliff C
Saluda, NC, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is not a fast food place and you need to not be in a hurry. Great menu and knowledgeable servers.

1 Thank claudebP2994JN
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A quaint inviting café with friendly welcoming and serving staff. Great food at reasonable prices and fantastic home made breads. Located in center of town just across the street from the abandoned Saluda Grade of the railroad which once ran from Spartanburg to Asheville

Thank Walter W
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Four adults for dinner on a Wednesday evening....excellent food. One was vegetarian...the others ordered meatloaf, beef, and all ordered salads. The portions were huge, huGE, HUGE!!!! Seriously too much food. I order a large Caesar Salad and my husband and I shared a beef dish...Black Pepper Grilled Beef Chuck. The chef actually split the dish before it was served, although... More 

1 Thank E K
Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Sweet little restaurant on the main drag in Saluda. Kaye, the owner, is a fantastic cook and caterer. She will come meet you at your table and make sure you are happy and well-fed. The food is plentiful and delicious. We have visited countless times, and it's one of our favorite restaurants. The live old time music and singing on... More 

Thank amyabuck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-5854

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?