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The Iron Skillet

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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165 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6406
+1 828-488-4766
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 19:00
Wed 08:00 - 21:00
Thu 08:00 - 19:00
Fri 08:00 - 19:30
Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My go-to place for directing people to breakfast. Friendly staff, usually no wait and food cooked to order. Never had them bring me a plate that was not correct. Very reasonably priced and good selection of foods. Nice people and centrally located in town on Everett St. Every person I send there has come back thanking me. I wish they... More 

Thank filmmaker_jozef
Ooltewah, Tennessee, United States
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This value to food ratio is awesome, not to mention tasty. Our waitress was outstanding too. A fellow transplant from Florida and she was so sweet, thorough and speedy. If you are ever in Bryson City stop by this place.

Thank Jan W
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to this restaurant while on vacation in the mountains nearby and once again came away very pleased! Fast courteous service with good food and a good selection on the menu! Daily specials and a wide variety of sandwiches and other items. Friendly staff

Thank 115theodoref
Greenacres, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The service is very helpful understanding kids, open for jokes and fast. The food is nice and good value for money. Although the menu for dinner looked tempting we never made it because they close to early for our dinner habits.....

Thank laise2017
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Hubby and I spent our first vacation here. Every morning. The first morning, we discovered we could eat two full rib-sticking meals and roll out the door (literally) fat and happy for under $17. That settled it. We were there every darn morning.

Thank Ashley D
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Waitress was friendly and attentive, price is very reasonable.. I ordered the iron skillet burger which was pretty good. My daughter's ordered cheeseburgers which were frozen patties, cooked and thrown on a bun with cheese and pickles.

Thank devin w
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had gone to the Everett Street Diner the day before and were not impressed. I ordered the same breakfast here and it was much better across the board. Bacon was of a higher quality, breakfast potatoes were much better. Service was also better. If you are in the area, this is a great breakfast spot.

Thank RussVaughn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our family came up from Florida for a visit in the Smokies and truly enjoyed a breakfast here. Look forward to coming back. One of the best veggie omelets I have ever had. Thank you for the sweet service as well.

Thank Carrie D
Huntsville, Alabama
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had a yummy breakfast here our last morning in North Carolina. It was an amazing, home cooked meal that reminded me of breakfasts at my grandmother's house - fried eggs, bacon, fluffy biscuits, grits and pancakes. Wonderful place for breakfast!

Thank Jan O
High Point, North Carolina
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Food was surprisingly good in spite of the sign wanting a cook on the door. The vegetables were all delicious.

Thank Sweetie27265

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6406
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: +1 828-488-4766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?