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Ward's Grill

24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
+1 828-749-2321
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hamburger” (14 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun place in a nice town. My sausage burger was delicious. Plus I had a chocolate peanut butter shake that was great!

1  Thank Brad R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am lucky enough to live in Saluda, so I stop in at Ward's Grill for my favorite egg salad sandwich on sourdough bread a few times a month. Friendly service, southern style. Doug, the cook, always stops by to see how we like everything.

1  Thank Joan G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to Wards Grill, we were immediately greeted by "Doug" the chef. We placed an order with "Jess" who was by far the sweetest young lady. We ordered the C.J burgers which were phenomenal and were brought to the table...More

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r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind comments about Historic Ward's Grill. Reviews from nice folks like you have enabled us to achieve the coveted Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Btw, it won't hurt our feelings one bit if you tell all of your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food came to the table cold. Had to send it back. They felt it was a cold sandwich - is a BLT suppose to ne cold? I do not think so. Food quality was less then expected. The prices are reasonable but you get...More

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r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As an owner of Ward's Grill, I am somewhat perplexed by your complaint about being served a "cold" BLT. According to our sandwich prep lady you returned the first sandwich and she made a second one just like the original with the exception that she...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great burger, fries and shake. Staff is friendly and courteous! We made sure to return this year while on vacation.More

1  Thank chbrown811
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your nice review of Ward's Grill. It is especially nice to learn that you made an effort to visit us on a return vacation. To us, that's pretty darn special and we appreciate your visit. 73's Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

They have all sorts of Southern breakfast meats. The place is small & quaint and part of a VERY old hardware store there on the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge area of the Smokey Mountains.More

1  Thank poptopEBS
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you very much for your post and for visiting our store and grill. We are always cognizant of the important role folks from SC play in keeping our businesses alive and we are thankful for that support. R. Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If you appreciate Mayberry style dining, you'll like Ward's.chili dogs , grilled cheese and hamburgers, a great Chuck wagon sandwich . Pictures of all the original locals, my in-laws know all of them, and a great breakfast menu.everything and more.

1  Thank gary h
Reviewed 17 August 2017

In order to support restaurants that support our Veterans, I joined a group of friends today for breakfast at Ward's Grill that was offering a free breakfast to Veterans. I am not a Veteran so I pay for my meal. I've gone here before and...More

1  Thank Wendy B
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Wendy - Since I was not on-site yesterday when you visited Ward's Grill I will try as best I can to address the unhappiness expressed in this your second review. First of all our small grill operation was slammed with business. For 57 years it...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

After my mate and I worked up an appetite hiking around nearby Pearson's Falls (which we recommend that you see and then take the back road up to Saluda), we stopped into historic Ward's Grill, at Thompson's Store, right there in downtown Saluda. A terrific...More

2  Thank AlPhD
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Was passing through Saluda and saw this little GEM and glad I stopped in. Friendly folks, great burgers very good, clean establishment and nice atmosphere. I own two restraunts in Waynesville and Canton, NC and we patty our own burgers as well I could tell...More

1  Thank Randy Q
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hey Randy - Thank you very much for posting those nice comments about Ward's Grill, especially coming from another restaurant owner. It won't hurt our feelings one bit if you tell your friends about us and we do hope you will visit us again. 73's...More

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700 (Formerly Ward's Dairy Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-2321
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