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Caro-Mi Dining Room

3231 US 176 Hwy, Tryon, NC 28782-8649
+1 828-859-5200
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“country ham” (31 reviews)
“grits” (15 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
3231 US 176 Hwy, Tryon, NC 28782-8649
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For years I had heard about Caro-Mi from a friend who belongs to a local country club. I thought if she really liked this restaurant, it must be spectacular. So, when we received an invitation to join two other couples (one man was from Greenville...More

Thank Rupert227
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Caro Mi Dining room has been in business for over 50 years. The interior walls are solid wood panels. It is kind of a step back in time. It is along a small creek and the front porch has rocking chairs to enjoy the...More

Thank escott63
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The first time there was a crowded night and neither the food nor service was impressive. Because of better experiences of others as related to me, I decided to try it again. Much better food and service. It's a rustic building in a nice setting....More

1  Thank Dick H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We've been coming here for over 30 years and still today i long for the next visit and we drive from Greenville SC which is about 45 minutes. We love love love it - service is great, rarely have had to wait and if so...More

2  Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 12 April 2017

First time we went was great had big helpings , carried daughters tonight they wanted shrimps and scallops , when plate came out had 3 shrimp and 4 scallops , No where near the amount of food we had in November,The food was good but...More

Thank DALE G
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This long-time, family restaurant is sure to take you back in time. The entrees are one of a kind! The family-style servings are sure to please everyone. Don't ever change! Nostalgia is comfort for me.

Thank Devin B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Second time that my wife (she's been coming here since she was little) and I have come here. The area is wonderful! There is a small parking lot in the front, with additional parking in rear; across a small covered bridge. Yes, there is a...More

Thank sgtturtle
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Have been eating here for years. Always pleased with every aspect. Relaxing location, good service and excellent food. I dont eat any pasta but make an exception here.

Thank Tazz09
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 7:15pm. Place is packed. Waited about an hour. Nice porch, river, etc but the place had an air to it. An air of smugness. I think when people are waiting greater effort should be made to show appreciation and concern. Amazed how people...More

1  Thank SuperstarMB
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My college roommate and I were trying to find a place to have dinner. He lives in Greenville Sc and I live in Charlotte. He remembered a place he went with his family years ago. He said it had great country ham. I was sold....More

Thank roberthd879
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lindsey M
Do they serve wine
19 October 2016|
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Response from David M | Property representative |
We don't have alcohol on the premise but we do allow brown bagging and we do have a small setup fee
What are menu prices?
15 October 2015|
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Response from David M | Property representative |
We also accept checks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3231 US 176 Hwy, Tryon, NC 28782-8649
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Tryon
  • Phone Number: +1 828-859-5200
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CARO-Mi Lodge was established in 1945 at Highway 25 and Greenville Street outside of Saluda, NC. The original owners, the Mehaffeys, opened CARO-Mi Lodge during the months of June, July, and August, and worked the remainder of the year for the Florida East Coast Railroad in Miami, FL. Hence, the name "CARO-Mi" comes from the words "Carolina" and "Miami." Due to the Tennessee Valley Authority condemning much of the area in Polk and Henderson counties around the original location, CARO-Mi opened at its current location in 1957. The Mehaffeys retired from the railroad company and operated CARO-Mi full time. The guest rooms and cabins were gone and CARO-Mi Lodge became CARO-Mi Dining Room. The Mehaffeys retired from CARO-Mi in 1963 and since then the restaurant has changed ownership three times. The Stafford family has owned and operated the restaurant since 1990. We strive for each and every guest to have an enjoyable and memorable experience and leave with all their hunger needs fully satisfied. We invite you to enjoy Mother Nature's ambiance of the Pacolet River while relaxing in a rocking chair on our covered porch. Whether it is our Carolina country ham (cut and processed in our kitchen), fried fresh chicken, or our delectable mountain trout, among many other options, we're sure you'll enjoy and can't wait to come back for another meal. CARO-Mi is located in the heart of the Pacolet Valley, 3 miles outside of Tryon, NC, at 3231 U.S. Highway 176, Tryon, NC 28782. Reservations are not required but are recommended.
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