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Straightaway Cafe

1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
+1 828-669-8856
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a cool place to take our college aged niece--and we found it, going "up 9" just south of Black Mountain. Mike our server, the relaxed atmosphere, the nice view, and our Cuban Wraps we're all equally wonderful. And the kombucha was...More

Thank Justcallmescout
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This looks like nothing from the road, but once you go you're in for a treat. Funky eclectic interior; picnic tables, a horseshoe pit, kid's outdoor toys outside, and this place is ready for anything -- a family outing, friends going out for a drink,...More

Thank travelviapurple
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stopped for an early dinner. Great atmosphere. Live music, outdoor seating. Food was great and staff very friendly

Thank jsf1025
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Great outdoor shaded seating, especially for people accompanied by pets, and friendly serving staff. The food is OK, not great, but served fast and with flair. The main attraction here, unless there is a musical performance scheduled, is the relaxed atmosphere, the selection of brews,...More

Thank Bokononer
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This renovated log cabin with large dining deck nestled in a hollow surrounded by lush green trees serves up really good vittles, has a solid wine and beer list, and hosts tip top area musicians on an outdoor or indoor stage with room for dancing....More

Thank transplanted2016
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the motorcycle, great food, great service, awesome setting, beautiful roads for a ride. Don't miss this stop.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A group of my car club MINI friends stopped here for lunch. They sat us outside on the porch under umbrellas. It was a nice day and surrounded by mountains, the view from 2 stories up looked over what seemed to be a vegetable garden....More

Thank Marika A
Reviewed 8 June 2017

the live music is nice but paying $10 for a plate of nachoes with cheese and jalapenos isn't. The food offerings are limited and expensive--even for Buncombe County. Service has been slow last two visits and this ditzy leggy old gal who is their hostess...More

Thank Stinky_Old_Goat
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Country place tucked into the NC mountains, with a wonderful porch with a fabulous bluesy rock band from Ashville, I was in nirvana. Service a little slow, but the food was good and everyone acted like family. Only beer and wine, but the ambiance made...More

1  Thank Sydney S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We recently moved to Black Mountain and decided to eat lunch at the Straightaway Café. While the place might not look like much from the road, the food is excellent, as is the presentation. My wife had the salad topped with salmon; I had the...More

2  Thank Sonny P
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Questions & Answers
Sandra M
3 January 2017|
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Response from straightaway1722 | Property representative |
Sorry for being late in responding. No, we don't deliver.
Michelle H
21 August 2016|
Response from Roy E | Reviewed this property |
Michelle, I would call the restaurant. I am just a customer. Have fun!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 828-669-8856
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