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Saluda Grade Cafe

40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-5854
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“meatloaf” (13 reviews)
“crab cakes” (13 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It doesn't get any better than Saluda when it comes to small towns. It's Mayberry with a twist, and I mean that in the best way possible. We've eaten everywhere else in town (all excellent) but hadn't been here so we decided to give it...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Chef went out of the way to offer item not on menu for us. Food was delicious. Homemade dressing was best I ever had.

Thank David M
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Visited for Thanksgiving dinner during a stay in Saluda. A special menu for Thanksgiving, so can not speak to regular menu items. Dinners were very tasty and staff very welcoming. Large quantities of food offered for the price. Based on this experience, would return to...More

Thank Bobjlandwa
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We are going to this place specifically for meatloaf. i have tried meatloaf in many fancy places, not so fancy and home made. This one is the best you can get. i wish I would know a recipe. Everything else is tasty and very good...More

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced meals that are just as good to look at as they are to eat. Fresh, farm to table menu with most everything made in-house, including all salad dressings.

Thank bmuncy60
Reviewed 22 October 2017

First time visit to this fun restaurant (also offering great, local music)....I will difinitely return when in Saluda. I chose the Lamb Butger, cooked medium rare.....and it was! My friend had the Homemade Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Veggies. Both dinners were very, very good....More

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Saluda Grade Café is locally owned by a wonderful lady. She has a great chef that can come up with the most amazing quesadillas using fresh vegetables in the summer that on first impression, you wouldn't think to put in a quesadilla. I haven't...More

Thank Lori T Y
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Saluda Grade Café was an excellent lunch time experience for a couple of old friends getting together for the afternoon. The dining room was quiet at 11:00 a.m. since it was just opening, but that was perfect for our conversation. It is tastefully decorated...More

Thank acaron
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my children ate lunch here after going hiking at Pearson Falls. I have to say this was the best lunch I had in a long time. I had a Salmon salad, and boys had blueberry pancakes. Absolutely delicious 😋

Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Family Friendly in Historic Down Saluda, unique american menus with delicious homemade cakes & pies.

Thank Kerry D
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10 July 2016|
Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
If you can be happy with words like "fresh" and "local", that's what you're basically looking forward to. Unsolicited opinion: I'd go with "fresh/local" over a lot of what's labelled, "organic" these days anyway.
John A
12 January 2015|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
It should be a "Grande" Time. Teh service and food has always been great when we have visited in the past. I too had some dietary restrictions and they were addressed without making me feel uncomfortable and truly enjoyed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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