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Saluda Grade Cafe

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40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-5854
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Yankee in the South
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209 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had a very good lunch here. I had a very nice salad and the others enjoyed BLT's with added avocado which they said was quite good. Ran out of diet Coke but we survived with beers. Small town atmosphere and nice, attentive wait staff. Will visit again on our next trip to Saluda (a great, tiny town... More 

Thank divezuzu
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had visited this restaurant in years past and thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately, their quality has plummeted. I came with my mom who always used to take company here after shopping at the quaint Heartwood (a must visit). I ordered nachos. The pica de gallo was rancid. I was not able to eat any of my meal as the nachos... More 

Thank Jessica C
Greenville, South Carolina
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150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch yesterday. Cute little place. I had the Southern Style Hamburger with Pimento Cheese and garlic pepper bacon. It was a pretty good burger. A good place to stop in and grab a bite to eat.

Thank Taylor M
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

On our way back to Florida, stopped in for lunch and very glad we made the trek off the interstate. In the small town of Saluda, very quiet Main Street even with a general store ( go in), sits this little cafe! Friendly owner and staff, service a little on the slow side but the food more than makes you... More 

Thank Mark H
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were visiting Saluda and stopped for lunch.I got the burger ......was Amazing!!!Cooked perfectly and garnish was all fresh.Got a salad as my side which was also very fresh.Neatest thing was they had pickled squash(I hate squash by the way) that tasted just like home made bread and butter pickles.My boyfrriend got the turkey on cinnamon roll with havarti cheese.He... More 

Thank athena5365
Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Quaint atmosphere with excellent service. Bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers were tasty and not too spicy. Salad was very fresh and cup of black bean veggie soup was just spicy enough!

Thank evernie
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Truly this was one of the best burgers I have ever had, perfect in fact. Chief Kevins the bomb! If you like fun, casual really upscale fabulous food, this is the place. I went in just as lunch was ending and they were so nice, took such great care and so friendly. LOVE IT!! I just wish they were opened... More 

Thank dianeb1956
Beaufort, South Carolina
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125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Following an afternoon of going to Pearson's Falls and walking around downtown Saluda, we went to Saluda Grade when it opened at 5 pm for dinner (on the recommendation of a friend). Overall, we enjoyed this meal a LOT! The mini-loaf of bread brushed with olive oil was a nice starter. The salads that came with entrees were EXCELLENT! Fresh,... More 

Thank Nancy B
Creedmoor, NC
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Had a delightful dinner at this warm and charming restaurant a few weekends ago. The service and staff were fantastic and we were really surprised at how up-scale and gourmet this place is!

Thank DeltaLady1946

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?