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Straightaway Cafe

1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
+1 828-669-8856
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“salmon” (4 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
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1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

A group of my car club MINI friends stopped here for lunch. They sat us outside on the porch under umbrellas. It was a nice day and surrounded by mountains, the view from 2 stories up looked over what seemed to be a vegetable garden....More

Thank Marika A
Reviewed 8 June 2017

the live music is nice but paying $10 for a plate of nachoes with cheese and jalapenos isn't. The food offerings are limited and expensive--even for Buncombe County. Service has been slow last two visits and this ditzy leggy old gal who is their hostess...More

Thank Stinky_Old_Goat
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Country place tucked into the NC mountains, with a wonderful porch with a fabulous bluesy rock band from Ashville, I was in nirvana. Service a little slow, but the food was good and everyone acted like family. Only beer and wine, but the ambiance made...More

1  Thank Sydney S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We recently moved to Black Mountain and decided to eat lunch at the Straightaway Café. While the place might not look like much from the road, the food is excellent, as is the presentation. My wife had the salad topped with salmon; I had the...More

2  Thank Sonny P
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A short, delightful drive from Black Mountain in a wonderful country, mountain setting, this restaurant is a fun getaway! Our food was delicious, service - pleasant and friendly. You feel like you've been someplace special!

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

What could be better great music great friends great health and great weather all under the same roof it doesn't get any better!

Thank nelehstars
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Good evening at the Straightaway-I had the Monte Cristco ham sandwich and my wife had the vegetarian burger - Borge were excellent. Ate on the deck, listening to Red Leg Husky. Perfect evening!🌅

Thank larryg425
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great little Bar & Grill, a little out of the way. Nice selection of local brews from area breweries. Free music (little local bands playing a variety of tunes) on Wednesdays and Saturday evenings. During the spring, summer and fall get there early in the...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This Restaurant is so happening to be in such an out of the way place. About half way to Lake Lure on Hwy 9 and really close to The Light Center. Gourmet menu with scratch recipes you can taste the home cooked flavor of their...More

1  Thank Starreviews4U
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for a meal on an evening when there was live music. We had a seat on the terrace where we could hear the music without it being intrusive. The food was excellent and the servers attentive. A very relaxed and enjoyable evening.

2  Thank Agn M
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Sandra M
2 January 2017|
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Response from straightaway1722 | Property representative |
Sorry for being late in responding. No, we don't deliver.
Michelle H
20 August 2016|
Response from Roy E | Reviewed this property |
Michelle, I would call the restaurant. I am just a customer. Have fun!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 828-669-8856
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