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Saluda Grade Cafe

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40 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-5854
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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136 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank E K
Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Yankee in the South
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209 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 10 November 2016

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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32 reviews
24 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

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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
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?