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Wild Thyme Gourmet

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343 Main Street, Town Square, Highlands, NC 28741
+1 828-526-4035
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:00
Thu - Tue 11:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is at least the 6th or 7th time we have eaten lunch at this restaurant and the have one dish I like, Salmon in Puff Pastry, but the sandwiches are marginal. Salads are just salads with no pizazz. The hostess is surly. It is cheaper than most places in town.

Thank GTS345
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to try a different restaurant in Highlands during a 4th of July trip to the mountains and we were very pleased. The fried calamari was tender and prepared in a beer batter. The gazpacho was incredibly flavorful and delicious. My husband selected the waterfall beef - a stir fry with lots of fresh ginger, he is still talking... More 

Thank LikesGoodMeals
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This place came highly recommended and I can't figure out why. Our food was mediocre at best and very expensive! Our server seemed like he couldn't wait to get us out of there--I would describe his service as perfunctory. Seriously, we were in and out of there in 45 minutes yet managed to spend $100 for dinner. Overall, it was... More 

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Highlands, North Carolina
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Many resort town restaurants are inconsistent due to personnel turnover. Wild Thyme in Highlands fortunately has great servers and very little turnover. Throw in consistently great food and you have a nice recipe for an enjoyable meal. Tip: Go early or late if you want to sit outside which is where you want to be on a nice day.

Thank Fred B
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I was really disappointed in the noise level of this restaurant. We went for my mom's birthday Sunday night and were seated at a strange booth/table inside. It was extremely difficult to talk to one another due to the table configuration and the terrible acoustics but we pressed on. Our waitress was SUPER sweet and attentive... The food was out... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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636 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were in town on a busy summer day without reservations. No problem if we wanted to sit inside. This is a winner! Inspired: our server Atmosphere: friendly bustling restaurant Service: excellent Food: very good Parking: free on street Discovered: thanks to TA reviews!! Return: I sure hope so!

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Cleveland, Georgia
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Several weekends ago, we decided to go to Wild Thyme for lunch. We live in North Georgia, making it about an hour and a half drive up there. I was craving their salmon BLT sandwich. Yes. It is definitely worth the drive...every time. Hubby and I have been there many times and the food is always consistently good. Of course,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We LOVE Wild Thyme. Our favorite restaurant in Highlands, hands down! The food is always fresh and delicious and the folks there, Jersey, Beau, Larry, Tracy, Kenny, Angel and the whole staff are the BEST! A MUST while visiting Highlands!! ☆☆☆☆☆

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wilmington, north carolina
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

maetradee issues - felt like we were being shouted at as though we were an inconvenience to her and it was only 60% full - told every table reserved

1 Thank luvfood344
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We arrived at 11:00, the opening time on Sunday. It's a good thing. Within 15 minutes of our being seated, every outside table was taken. The menu is somewhat limited but the food is wonderful. I had the goat cheese salad with chicken. Very tasty. My husband had the crab cake sandwich which he loved. Good service as well. We... More 

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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$9 - US$32
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 343 Main Street, Town Square, Highlands, NC 28741
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-4035
Dinning Options: Lunch & Dinner,

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