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“A very Friendly Surprise!”

Mountain House At Caesars Head
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Cleveland
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Georgetown
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232 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“A very Friendly Surprise!”
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Winding our way up Highway 276 at lunch time we decided to stop at this unpretentious but beautiful rustic stone building that had a busy parking lot. We were seated immediately and served quickly some of the freshest, most reasonably priced food that we had on our trip. The family run restaurant is frequented by locals who know the family on a first name basis. It is obvious that they have a policy to serve their customers more than has been bargained for. Even our two scoops of ice cream turned out to be a much larger portion. My wife and I were thrilled with our good fortune.

  • Visited October 2011
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English first
Pickens, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice atmosphere, good tasting food, but rediculously small portion sizes.”
Reviewed 25 September 2011

I ordered the $25 Filet Mignon and when it arrived the entre consisted on 2 small slices (1/4 inch thick) of meat. I thought there had been some sort of mistake, but the waitress said that the filet is supposed to be 3 ounces. Later, the manager brought me a single additional slice which was a nice gesture. But still, I had just 3 bites of meat for this meal! It was delicious, but not nearly enough.

They should have indicated the portion size on the menu. I surely would have ordered something else.

We also brought our own wine, but their set-up fee was $15 per bottle, much higher than most restaurants.

Good food, but bad value.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Richard F
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice little gem in the middle of nothing!”
Reviewed 1 August 2011

This out-of-the-way little eatery, located atop Cesar's Head on US-276 in upper Greenville County, South Carolina, is one of those gems, perhaps often missed because of it's plainness and simplicity. Open for lunch Tuesday thru Sunday and dinner Thursday thru Saturday, this place offers a comfortable mountain atmosphere and quality fare. Lunch is limited to sandwiches, salads, burgers and hotdogs but dinner offers quality, full-service meals which vary weekly to availability. This is a small little place (10 or so tables) and dinner reservations are certainly recommended though if you were driving by and wished to stop, I'd certainly try.
Our service was good but this night was not a fair assessment of it. Prices were comparable with nice restaurants in nearby towns. The salmon was $18 and the tenderloin $26 and this included a very nice green salad. They serve wine and beer but no hard liquor. The wine list was varied enough to please most. For a very small restaurant, far from sources and other choices, this is a really nice little place which I will return to and wish well.

  • Visited July 2011
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3 Thank UncleGrumpy54354
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South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great mountain restaurant”
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Beautiful spot. Good local food. Fast service. Good value

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Thank Greenville
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South Carolina formerly of Orlando
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“It's like eating on your back porch”
Reviewed 21 June 2009

Definitely need to make dinner reservations and call to find out what will be served if you are a picky eat. The beef medalions were really tender and the mahi was not overcooked. Dinners come with a salad and your sides. We are told the staff are all friends of the owner and they were really friendly. Seating is on the porch (screened) so dress appropriately. We want to try lunch here but will definitely return for dinner. Dinners range from $17 to $24

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Thank rdginto
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