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Ward's Grill

24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
+1 828-749-2321
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sausage” (24 reviews)
“hamburger” (16 reviews)
“pancakes” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in this morning an had breakfast ! The staff was very friendly and the cook was very good at her job the sandwich I had was very good. We will stop in again !!!

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old timey grill connected with a general store. Service was attentive and friendly. Waitress recommended the spaghetti lunch special since she said it usually sells out. It was okay. Nothing great and had lots of mushroom, tomato pieces and bell pepper yet...More

1  Thank PaxvilleBoy
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your nice review of Historic Ward's Grill. Based on your customer comments regarding the spaghetti sauce, we will be cranking the flavor up a bit with more Italian type seasonings. When I make it at home for my family I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hope this was just a bad day for the grill because we were looking forward to a juicy hamburger in a fun setting. There was only one other customer when we entered and our beverage choice was immediately taken. We looked over the options...More

Thank LoyalE
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately your server was a brand new employee who had not been properly trained. Don't know if it will ameliorate in any way the damage done regarding your opinion of our business but I would like to offer a full refund for your bad experience....More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Great place to eat. Tasty food prepared by Doug. Our waitress, Sharon, was so cute and friendly. This is a must when looking for breakfast or lunch in Saluda, N.C.More

Thank mbr9089
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for your visit and for the nice review. At first I thought this was a set-up by Doug and/or his wifeSharon but he assured me that it wasn't. We very much appreciate you taking the time to post and hope you will visit...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I came in for lunch last week with my family and children as I do every few weeks from Charleston, SC! The burgers are great here! But after this time, sadly, I'm not sure that I will be back. There was a younger girl working...More

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r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

As co-owner I am shocked and disappointed that you and your children had to put up with any vulgar language and I want to offer my deepest apologies.We try very hard to keep Ward's Grill a family-friendly place for our customers to enjoy great food...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Doug and his wife were very friendly as soon as we walked in. We stopped while traveling. The boys loved the cute atmosphere. The burger mixed with their own sausage was great! Fries were we wonderful too!

1  Thank Lisa M
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Many thanks again for your most recent comments. Doug and Sharon were also very appreciative of your kindness. Btw it won't hurt our feelings one bit if you tell all your friends about us.(-:)

Reviewed 15 January 2018

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, food and friendly staff. This restaurant showed up in a book I have called NC Roadside Eateries, and was very worth the stop. Order the CJ or Ward Burger, a special mix of sausage and beef!More

2  Thank ham711craigslist
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Your nice review is such a welcome gift to our folks, especially during this cold and blustery winter period. We get lots of favorable comments regarding our CJ & Ward's burgers and you help confirm that we have a product that we can be proud...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Visited for breakfast on Black Friday. Classic breakfast setting with good breakfast food. It was a busy morning so service was slower than desired (thus 4 vs. 5 rating). With just one cook, not recommended if time is important. Nonetheless tasty food and would return...More

Thank Bobjlandwa
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Bob - My apology for the amount of time it took for your breakfast service but appreciate the comment regarding the good food. Unfortunately there is room for only one grill cook at a time which can cause a backup in getting orders out in...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

It is a small friendly town, The food is awesome and home cooked.The hamburgers are awesome.Fast friendly service.More

1  Thank Janet C
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Janet - We really appreciate your nice comments about Ward's Grill and thank you for visiting us. With support from nice folks like you we hope hang around for many more years. Btw, if you want to tell your friends about us, it won't hurt...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Pleasant soda-fountain atmosphere. We had high expectations for a delicious breakfast but were disappointed despite the generous portions. Scrambled eggs were flat 'n greasy and the bread barely toasted. Hash browns we're okay. Heard the pancakes were good and might try that another time.More

1  Thank Belinda M J
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Belinda - Thank you for your candid review of Ward's Grill. Even though we get high marks from most of our customers, an occasional review such as yours pointing out where we could improve is a wake up call to us that we need to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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