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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” (27 reviews)
“hamburger” (15 reviews)
“pancakes” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
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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

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We were on our way back from the beach and decided to check out this town. We were glad we did not only was the food really good if your wanting a soda fountain complete with burgers mixed with pork sausage, which was very good....More

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

Now there you go..... making us feel good with your very kind review. We love it when folks tell the public about us because it will help us keep our family-owned Grill open for another 60 years, what with all the other food establishments competing...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We stopped at Ward's Grill for lunch and were pleasantly surprised! I had looked into some different restaurant options in the area through Trip Advisor and we decided hamburgers sounded good for today! This is a small, local diner with a pleasant old-fashioned atmosphere. It's...More

1  Thank oceangirl59
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you for that wonderful review!!! Yours has to be one of the best we have ever received and boosted the morale of our entire staff. The food service business is a tough industry and we are only as good as...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Fun place in a nice town. My sausage burger was delicious. Plus I had a chocolate peanut butter shake that was great!More

1  Thank Brad R
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Brad - Nice comments from folks like you mean more to us than you may realize. We survive on our decades old reputation shared by happy customers and your confirmation just adds joy to serving the public with basic goodness in our food. Btw the...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I am lucky enough to live in Saluda, so I stop in at Ward's Grill for my favorite egg salad sandwich on sourdough bread a few times a month. Friendly service, southern style. Doug, the cook, always stops by to see how we like everything.

1  Thank Joan G
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to Wards Grill, we were immediately greeted by "Doug" the chef. We placed an order with "Jess" who was by far the sweetest young lady. We ordered the C.J burgers which were phenomenal and were brought to the table...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comments about Historic Ward's Grill. Reviews from nice folks like you have enabled us to achieve the coveted Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Btw, it won't hurt our feelings one bit if you tell all of your...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The food came to the table cold. Had to send it back. They felt it was a cold sandwich - is a BLT suppose to ne cold? I do not think so. Food quality was less then expected. The prices are reasonable but you get...More

Thank Retiredturtle
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

As an owner of Ward's Grill, I am somewhat perplexed by your complaint about being served a "cold" BLT. According to our sandwich prep lady you returned the first sandwich and she made a second one just like the original with the exception that she...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, 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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