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Highway 19 N, Holiday Inn, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-9181
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

The rooms are good and to top off a stay there with a free breakfast buffet. In my opinion you just can't beat that.

Thank Steve G
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Stayed here with a Harrah's reward and it was very comfortable and a good breakfast was included. Beds were very comfortable and rooms were attractive. Older property but pretty well kept. Large pool and attractive lobby. Not fancy but we were pleasantly surprised.

Thank travelagentgirl2014
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

When checking out I was reminded that we were entitled to a free breakfast. It was very good and nice it came with the stay.

Thank Donna S
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242 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Had the breakfast buffet. Eggs, sausage links, potatoes, gravy, grits, biscuits etc. I had the eggs which was ok but they put some new ones out while we was there and they was wet not sure they was done or they poured water in them. The sausage links had a good flavor and was great. My wife said the gravy... More 

Thank Roadsofa
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We ate the seafood buffet and were very disappointed. All the seafood was previously frozen and nothing except the prime rib was fresh. The buffet looked as if everything was already eaten and nothing was left. We went early so it should have been filled with food. The shrimp was not as good as groton's frozen shrimp. For the price... More 

1 Thank Millard1234
Honea Path, South Carolina
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219 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Very good buffet with good choices. They have homemade gravy that is excellent. Overheard a fellow diner say that he decided to eat there just because of their gravy. All their selections are keep hot and replaced quickly as they are depleted. The only negative is they don't have bacon on the buffet. It was there and one time but... More 

Thank Eddie W
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

The prime rib on the buffet was to die for! The clams were tender and tasted fresh. I was too wimpy to try the frog legs. The boiled shrimp were mushy. Good selection of desserts. Our server was friendly and a did a great job. I don't recall his name but he was a very buff Cherokee man. The decor... More 

1 Thank Doodle35148
Ida, Michigan
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

This is our favorite stop after church on Sundays when we are in town! Service is great & the brunch is always fresh and well done !

Thank Vanessa M
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Thumbs down on the Sat. night buffet. The choices were sparse, the prime rib was actually tough, and the baked potatoes weren't done, plus I think our potatoes were leftover from Friday night's dinner and just reheated! At least that's how they tasted anyway. We didn't even bother to try either of the two desserts. You know the saying how... More 

1 Thank NewtGirl
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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405 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We are dinner here every night but Sunday, since they close at 2PM following a Sunday brunch. The restaurant is very homey and features a buffet leaning to the seafood side of the spectrum. The price is quite reasonable, and you may specify the buffet as is, or for an additional $7, add all-you-can-eat crab legs. Cocktail shrimp, accompanied by... More 

1 Thank Ben_Theretoo406

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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$12 - US$22
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 19 N, Holiday Inn, Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: +1 828-497-9181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?