Places to Eat in Saluda, NC
Historic Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill and Lola's Celebration Venue
24 Main Street |
(828) 749-2321 |
Hours: Thompson's Store Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Monday through Saturday
Ward's Grill Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Monday through Saturday
Lola's Celebration Venue: Hours by Appointment
Located in the heart of Saluda, Historic Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill are community treasures featuring an array of traditional goods, gourmet foods including wine, beer and cheese, a meat market, and fresh produce and staple foods. Founded in 1890, the family-owned Thompson's is the oldest grocery store in North Carolina. Ward’s Grill transports visitors to another time with its 1950s decor and menu full of diner favorites, including signature dishes like Charlie’s Sausage Burger. The charming historic Lola's Celebration Venue is available for rentals and offers an elegant one-of-a-kind location for weddings, parties and other special events.
Green River BBQ
131 Hwy 176 |
(828) 749-9892 |
Hours: Monday 11AM-8PM, Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-9PM, Sunday 12PM-8PM
Come see the new bar and try one of our popular wraps! Bring your well behaved, leashed, 4 legged friends and dine at our "Barking Lot".
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Green River Brew Depot
26 Church Street |
(843) 708-7610 | Email
Monday-Friday: 4-11pm |
Saturday and Sunday Noon-11pm
The Green River Brew Depot is a comfortable tap room conveniently located in Historic Downtown Saluda just behind Saluda City Hall. Featuring twelve craft beers from the western North Carolina area on tap and a number of bottled selections. Also offered is a respectable selection of wines. Events include live music and sports on the big screen.
Meanwhile: The Wine Shop & Local Market
171 East Main Street (next to Wildflour Bake Shop) | 749-9463 (WINE) | Email
Hours: Tuesday, Wed, Thursday and Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM,
Friday 10 AM - 8 PM, Sunday 12 noon - 5 PM
Chop Wood. Fetch Water. Make Dirt. Play with Fire!
Newman’s Restaurant at Orchard Inn - Fine Dining
100 Orchard Inn Lane (Hwy 176) |
The Orchard Inn typically serves dinner Thursday through Saturday by reservation only. On dinner evenings, complimentary hors d'oeuvres are offered prior to seating between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. Jackets are suggested for gentlemen.
The Purple Onion
E Main St |
(828) 749-1179 |
Monday - Saturday 11:00AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Closed Sundays and Wednesdays Labor Day through April 30
Featuring a variety of ethnically inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Mediterranean's simple, healthful cuisine and a focus on freshness. Live music and outdoor dining available. Visit website to learn more.
Saluda Grade Cafe
E Main St |
(828) 749-5854 |
Lunch: Tue - Sun 11-3 Dinner: Wed - Sat 5-9
Featuring cuisine using fresh local ingredients, the Saluda Grade specializes in classics with a twist. Crispy Duck Confit with Apricot Cardamom Chutney, Crab Cakes with Asian Slaw and Fried Rice Noodles. We prepare Hand cut steaks, Sunburst Farms Mountain Trout, Center of the Plate Vegetarian, and can also accommodate Vegan and other special diets. Comfort food like Mom's Meatloaf and Make The Grade Burgers are also available. Imported, domestic and local beers on tap, compliment an extensive wine list.
18 Church Street |
(828) 388-3024 |
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7am to 5pm, Saturday, 9am to 5pm, Sunday, 9am to 3pm
Cozy coffee shop in the heart of Saluda serving pastries, muffins, specialty coffees and teas. Enjoy delicious homemade soups and sandwiches. Open, relaxing and comfortable seating with WIFI available. Relax and stay a while or take out.
173 E Main St |
(wholesale) (828)749-9224 |
Hours: Monday 8 am - 3 pm, Wednesday - Saturday 8 am - 3 pm, Sun. 10 am - 3 pm (pastries only at 9)
Wednesday & Friday Night Pizza 5pm - 8 pm | Closed Tuesday
Stone grinding our grains fresh every morning for over 35 years, we offer breakfast and lunch all day. Serving homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, on our freshly baked breads, muffins, scones, buns, pies, cakes, cookies and more. Pizza on Friday nights.