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Madison's Restaurant

445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
+1 828-526-5477
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Madison's was a wonderful experience. We were there for an anniversary. They had put rose petals on our table which was a nice touch. The food was divine and our waiter, Pete, was awesome! Very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating mixed with a great sense of...More

Thank southernbelle68
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The staff at Madison's certainly made us feel welcome! They gladly accommodated our request for a quiet table as we were celebrating a long overdue vacation. Our table was strewn with rose petals which was a wonderful touch. We didn't ask for this but were...More

Thank LilCharlestonSC
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Beautiful restaurant, very pleasant, professional service, food nicely presented. It was, however, very expensive and not worth it. The meat was fatty and the salad somewhat stale and way overdressed. Save your money and try Cyprus or Wild Thyme.

2  Thank MJCharleston
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Delicious. And I mean everything. Complimentary pimento cheese and homemade crackers with cocktails.salad that tasted like the lettuce and tomatoes were just picked. A pork chop like I have never had,then a souffle for dessert. Beautiful small dining room very comfortable and casual.

Thank ghl878
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We were very pleased with our dinner at Madison's. We had made reservations 3 weeks in advance and had let the staff know it was our anniversary. They treated us very well. We had a wonderful table overlooking the wine garden and the street, and...More

Thank mjbphx
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Wonderfull Restaurant. Had Lunch at Madison's with friends, and every dish was just perfect. My calve's liver was one of the best. Taste, presentation and portion just perfect. Service was super, friendly, professional and very responsive to our wishes. Would go back anytime.

Thank Werner6
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Glad we were not able to get a table in the wine garden but ate in the indoor restaurant. The food was outstanding. The service was a bit slow but they were very busy. Best shrimp and grits I have had so far!

Thank Sheila N
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

I wrote a review about Madison's years ago and told people to avoid it. I take it back!!!!! It is now fantastic. We were there for the second time in several years, and was again very impressed. Their wine list is well curated (for our...More

Thank Itravelforfood
Reviewed 3 September 2015

A beautiful place to enjoy locally sourced food. The chef clearly knows how to delight you. from fish to filet, our group of 6 tried it all. Service is impeccable, decor delightful. You honestly just don't find dining like this every day. It's exceptional -...More

Thank got2travel22
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Madison's restaurant is associated with the Old Edwards Inn and serves 3 meals a day. We had breakfast and dinner there the 2 nights we were there. All 4 meals were fantastic. Not only was the food delicious and perfectly prepared but the presentation of...More

1  Thank Dennis C
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Doug C
Still our favorite place in the mountains. Do you have a date to open the Wine Garden? Lookin about 8 April for a visit to Highlands. We can bring jackets.
21 March 2017|
Response from Tonypose | Reviewed this property |
I don't know when it will be open. We are told most things here will open April 1.
Steve B
We look forward to trying Madison's. Is there a dress code? We plan to stay on Sunday the 19th and Monday the 20th of April. Are there different menu items featured on different days? Cordially, Steve
12 April 2015|
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Response from Amanda S | Property representative |
Resort casual is perfect. Old Edwards is a leisure resort, and you need to be comfortable. Women even wear nice jeans sometimes, or a simple, unfussy dress. Or if you're feeling dressy, that is fine too, but I wouldn't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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.