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1196 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3592
+1 828-507-3654
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (16 reviews)
“soups” (11 reviews)
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American, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1196 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3592
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

All scratch made, unique items with tons of flavor. I have never had a bad meal there. A must try. And the take home meals you can just throw in the oven are easy and delicious!

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Had the Turkey sandwich and it was very good. Pimento cheese side was also yummy. My only complaint is the ladies started to clean (sweep) around 210 (they close at 230) which made it feel like we were being rushed. But I would return!!!!

Thank jbo1313
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I have now been to Kanini's a couple times since discovering it. Great quality food at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend them, especially their "Blue Star" sandwich and their pimento cheese. A must try!

Thank Tyler W
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Many years ago I bought frozen dinners from these folks when they were operating out of an old school building cafeteria. They moved to their own building and I did not follow as it was no longer convenient and when I passed by for other...More

1  Thank TravelJKKK
Reviewed 3 June 2017

There were so many great choices on the menu, we did the only sensible thing - ordered lots and shared everything. The sandwiches and sides were outstanding. Fresh, healthy options and interesting sides (not just the standard items).

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Always a good sandwich, freshly made, at Kaninis. The Friday special of a black bean burger was excellent. The potato salad was also very good.

Thank L D
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Called ahead on the way to the airport for a couple of Cobb Salads. Fantastic timing, prep and taste. This salad had it all and with the pimento cheese dressing this became the perfect lunch! I will return again and again as everything is served...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My husband and I stopped after reading reviews and ordered their take home special. Chicken alfredo with sun dried tomatoes. It was excellent and we plan to continue to frequent Kaninis. Love to stop and have lunch at the quaint restaurant. This is a winner.

Thank nwithner
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had a business meeting for lunch and ordered takeout from Kaninis. Great food, fresh and vibrant flavors throughout. On time service at a great price. Wonderful place just off the beaten path. Make the effort to treat yourself to something special!

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I love Kanini's! Myself and my officemates often call-in our lunch order and walk over for pick-up a couple times per week. They have EXCELLENT sandwiches, unique salad dressings (citrus vinaigrette my favorite), many sides (I love their Greek orzo pasta salad!) and decadent desserts....More

Thank Leslie K
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15 January 2016|
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Response from ncnativeazalea | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website (you can click on the link on the Trip Advisor site with the reviews of this restaurant) and then pull up their lunch menu or their main menu. Many times they have specials (for the frozen take out... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1196 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3592
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-507-3654
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