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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 - 21:00
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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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the Iron Skillet, ordered the Bacon Cheese Burger. The apple bacon was the best ever. Would absolutely recommend it.

Thank Howdyduty124321
Bryson City, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food was very good. We each had a burger-done perfectly. Service was a bit slow, however they were very busy.

Thank jkamarata210
Tallahassee, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had breakfast on Wednesday, 10/19/16 before taking the train ride. The place seemed to have a mix of locals and tourists waiting on the train. Sort of an old fashioned country eatery, with very good food, good portions and very pleasant and efficient staff. We had your basic egg and grits breakfast. Very good, coffee good and hot and... More 

Thank Bill H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Standard breakfast fare at reasonable prices with very fast and friendly service. I would eat there again.

Thank Anne T

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?