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Madison's Restaurant

445 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
+1 828-787-2525
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
445 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

High season but walked in and got seated. Busy atmosphere but excellent service. Food was delicious, staff was extremely attentive. Desserts are incredible. Make it a definite stop for lunch or dinner in Highlands - they have a great menu, delicious food and a wonderful...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Located within the lodge, Madison’s was a terrific experience. We especially enjoyed breakfast, featuring an amazing variety of choices!

Thank K6796UXrobertd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have been making a Fall visit to Highlands for several years but had not dined at Madison's. We won't repeat that mistake. Upon arriving, we were pleasantly escorted to our table and introduced to Pete, our waiter. Within a couple of...More

Thank WallyGHouston
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is truly beautiful with a nice walking path and stairs down to the Falls where you can even walk beneath them. The view is fantastic in the Fall!

Thank James L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently we had lunch reservations at a favorite spot in Highlands, NC. Madison’s, in the Old Edwards Inn on Main Street in downtown, is a really fine place. Since it’s in a hotel, they serve 3 meals every day. There’s also a separate restaurant set...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be our #1 place to go not Just in highlands but all over. Not sure what happened in August but it is clear by reviews including ours that the service was sub par. Cold food. Not attentive. And generally a similar menu...More

Thank Snedikers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming to Madison's for six years and come multiple times with each trip to Highlands. We always stay at The Old Edwards Inn and Spa in which this great restaurant is housed. The atmosphere is the epitome of upscale mountain elegance.... but very...More

Thank gogirl51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The granola and yogurt with fresh berries were as good as it gets! We ate here every morning during our stay in Highlands. Perfection!

Thank SusanStreetJCTN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW !! the Old Edwards Inn Wine Garden is a real gem. THe Old Edwards Inn has two restaurants with the this being out doors & Madison's being indoors. This review is about the Wine Garden which has a combination of wonderful atmosphere, outstanding food...More

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were on vacation looking for a nice restaurant for dinner. This place is very upscale and we were not prepared for the formal attire. The host was extremely rude and passive aggressive making part of our dining experience very uncomfortable. However,...More

Thank Kaitlin R
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Doug C
22 March 2017|
Response from Tonypose | Reviewed this property |
I don't know when it will be open. We are told most things here will open April 1.
Steve B
13 April 2015|
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Response from Amanda S | Property representative |
Resort casual is perfect. Old Edwards is a leisure resort, and you need to be comfortable. Women even wear nice jeans sometimes, or a simple, unfussy dress. Or if you're feeling dressy, that is fine too, but I wouldn't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-787-2525
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Innovative farm-fresh cuisine in an environment of relaxed elegance. Most menu items sourced locally and grown organically at The Farm at Old Edwards. Dine indoors year-round or outdoors in the warm months at the Wine Garden beside the beautiful waterfall.
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