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Ward's Grill

24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
+1 828-749-2321
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  • Excellent57%
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  • Average10%
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American, Diner
24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grill is the gathering place for locals and a welcoming place for visitors. Great breakfast options with special homemade sausage.More

1  Thank Susan J
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Susan for your nice review of our Ward's Grill. We have been serving our customers at this same location since 1960 and hope we can continue to do so for another 50 or so years. Nice folks like you provide the vital support...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit Saluda, we stop at Ward's grocery and Ward's Grill! The nicest people and the absolute best burger in the world! Try the hamburger with mustard, chili and slaw! The buns they use are delicious and toasted so slightly crispy! A fabulous...More

1  Thank mastinsmom
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I hope you can understand the joy and pride that all of our employees feel when they read such nice reviews as yours. Not that we don't occasionally make mistakes but we all try to make every customer's visit a happy one. With the support...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A throw-back diner was great atmosphere. Straightforward menu and our food was delicious. Wait staff was polite & attentive. A fun place to stop.More

1  Thank Elizabeth E R
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Elizabeth - We love it when our guests say nice things about our food & service. Folks like you are important in helping to keep our doors open and we really appreciate your support. We hope you will visit us again and please feel free...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Ward's grill has been around for a long time and there's a reason for that - they have really good diner food at incredibly reasonable prices. Our favorite thing to get is vegetable soup (thick and rich) with a grilled pimiento cheese sandwich. Talk about...More

2  Thank katiebug_56
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Bless you, friend, for taking the time to review both our Ward's Grill and Thompson's Store separately. It is rare that we receive comments regarding both sides of our business and really appreciate your double effort to show your kindness. Please visit us as often...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Best corn dogs and homemade French fries! Very good fresh salads. Fast service and retro homey neighborhood feeling environment.

1  Thank evernie
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We ate breakfast and lunch there on separate days. Really quaint. Only open for breakfast and lunch but the food is well worth it.More

1  Thank Lynn O
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Lynn - Thank you very much for your nice review of our Ward's Grill. It always pleases our staff and me when folks like you express appreciation for their efforts to provide good service and food to customers. We hope your visit won't be your...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch while visiting Saluda. About 10 tables in this spot, normal items on the menu. I had chicken salad and my husband had the mesquite chicken sanwich, both were great. Only downside is we had to wait a little while for our...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you very much for posting your nice comments about Ward's Grill on Trip Adviser. We are happy that our food was pleasing but have to apologize for the wait. We have very limited cooking space which sometimes prohibits orders from being completed in a...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stopped here for lunch and managed to get one of the last tables during lunch time. The place was very busy and I can see why. We ordered the burgers that were half beef and half sausage. They were excellent! The fries were fresh...More

1  Thank Bill Y
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Hey Bill - Thank you so much for stopping in our Grill for lunch and we especially appreciate your very nice review. It made our employees feel so good when they read your comments. We hope you will visit again when the opportunity arises and...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Savannah. We were looking for a good Mom and Pop place to eat as we are getting tired of the same old franchised restaurants. We ordered breakfast and the food was second to none. The service was prompt and...More

1  Thank Pearljam20
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Awe!!! You sure know how to make this Mom & Pop place feel proud!! As a fourth generation family trying to keep our business homey and pleasing after all the decades, it is so encouraging when folks like you say such nice things about our...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped there because we needed ice for our toddler. They helped us out. We decided to eat there for lunch. The food was good. They used cheese and meat from the grocery attached. It's a good spot to wander into and eat at.More

1  Thank desifoto
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Thank you for those very nice comments. We are happy that we could help your family and serve you as well. If you are ever in our area again we hope you will visit us. R. Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill 24 Main...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700 (Formerly Ward's Dairy Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-2321
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