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Madison's Restaurant

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445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447 (4th Street)
+1 828-526-5477
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We have always found this restaurant to be a treat. Off the scale on beauty, wine list, quality of food etc. This trip found the wait staff to be wanting however. I believe that this was an exception as the hotel and restaurant staff are ordinarily great. We are not daunted however and will be back many more times.

Thank jpminspired
Beaverton, Oregon
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104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

After a pleasant wait in the outdoor wine garden our table was private, the wine list more than adequate, and the entrees were very good. Service was good as expected making for an enjoyable evening,

Thank pdxworldtravler
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Let me start by saying we tried to stay at the Inn but they were full, so we booked at 200 Main, another Old Edwards property. We loved it, and felt it was a great value....but.I don't think it was our imagination that when you dealt with services at the Inn, they are a little bit condescending even though you... More 

5 Thank Olin P
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Lunch in the Wine Garden is a must anytime but very nice in the fall! The food is always great and so charming. Great wine list and staff.

Thank JRobert D
Ocala, FL, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I've only eaten here for breakfast, but my reaction to that was a Wow! The absolutely best stone-ground grits I've ever had, perfect omelets, and the lightest biscuits that alone are worth coming here for.

Thank Peter Y
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Delicious food, exquisite service. Had both supper and breakfast and the only problem was making a selection from the menu.

Thank beachgrl266
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is what we came to highlands, nc for. Fine dinning experience in every aspect. The service was amazing. Attention to every detail. The southern pork chop was cooked perfectly. Our expectations were exceeded at this fine restaurant. Thank you very much.

Thank js5623
Roanoke, Virginia
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

A definite 5 star meal and wonderful service. Very attentive waitstaff and ready to make your meal best ever. Can't wait to go again.

Thank Jerrie10
Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

After going Zip lining with my mother-in-law, my husband and I wanted to continue to make her 60th birthday a very special one, so Madison's is where we took her. I requested a certain type of table, and Lisle not only accommodated, but when we got to the table there was rose petals all over it. Thank you, Lisle, Dea,... More 

Thank missadrienneleigh
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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288 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Our hiking group, staying at Old Downs Inn went to their restaurant Madison's. The 15of us sat at a long table and had excellent service for the large group. The menu was complete, but I had the ribeye special and Ann a filet. Both good. The wine list extensive and well priced, having a domaine serene. They did a great... More 

Thank remery1513

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-5477
Innovative farm-fresh cuisine in an environment of relaxed elegance. Most menu items sourced locally and grown organically at The Farm at Old Edwards. Dine indoors year-round or outdoors in the warm months at the Wine Garden beside the beautiful waterfall.

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