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Zookeeper Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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45 Slab Town Rd, Cashiers, NC 28717
+1 828-743-7711
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Maryville, Tennessee
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232 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Had a great breakfast here with family of 10. They seated us all together and we had great menu selections. The variety, quality and service was top notch! A great find in a faraway place!

Thank Allen B
Sapphire, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Zookeeper is somewhat hidden just beyond the Crossroads at Hwy 64 and 107 on Slabtown Road.That must explain why more people don't know about their great breakfasts and lunches. Other seasonal places are good too, with more ambience, but for quality food, the Zookeeper is one of our favorites. My friend and I split the Reuben for a lunch... More 

Thank Jane D
Cooper City
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Zookeeper Bistro is the place for breakfast in Cashiers and everyone knows it. Locals, firemen and visitors alike. Friendly service and good food.

Thank Eileen B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Only open for breakfast and lunch. Recommended. Same plaza as slab town pizza. I had the chicken sandwich. Good prices. Recommended

Thank Travelaround2222
Highlands, North Carolina
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116 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A group of friends meet there for breakfast twice a month during spring and summer months. They normally handle our group well and the food is always pretty good. Prices are fair and most everyone enjoys the experience. Sometimes it seems the service is a bit slow but then again we don't seem to care and always go back. It... More 

Thank James R
Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good basic lunch in a quiet setting. Friendly efficient service. Breakfast menu looked great. Lunch menu slightly limited.

Thank SEABEE712
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Site said was open. We drove out of way to restaurant but it was closed. Monday at lunch closed. Site should be updated

1 Thank Jeanne S
Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My wife had an omelette wrap and fresh fruit. I had eggs, ham, grits and toast. It was on a Sunday morning and very few, if any other restaurants were open in Cashiers. I thought it would be crowded, but was not. Everything was OK; nothing out of the ordinary. The server was very friendly and attentive. The price was... More 

Thank Louisvillefirst
Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this little breakfast spot! Caramel apple French toast, eggs over easy, bacon and breakfast sausage all were delicious! Servings were large. Loved being recognized by the hostess who the night before was working in the ice cream shop! Only complaint was the toast was a little cold so the butter didn't melt. I would definitely go back. Great... More 

Thank S Z
Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and thevCrab Bisque... Amazing!!! The service was on-time, pleasant, friendly. Will definitely be back!

Thank LAL1974

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Slab Town Rd, Cashiers, NC 28717
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Cashiers
  • Phone Number: +1 828-743-7711
Come for breakfast,lunch and a wonderful Sunday Brunch. Open 7 days during season

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