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Straightaway Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
+1 828-669-8856
11:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Lebanon, Ohio
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Driving through the mountains in NC, particularly Black Mountain, came across this little restaurant in the middle of nowhere. My only complaint was the wait to get food. We apparently arrived after a big rush, which was obvious as most of the outside tables needed bussed. The waitress was very apologetic and we were not in much of a hurry.... More 

Thank Jennifer D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We love to go to the Straightaway when we are in Black Mountain. The patio atmosphere is great, and we're able to bring our Golden Retriever with us to enjoy our meal (and sometimes the music and the bonfire). The food is pretty much typical bar 7 grill food although there are usually a few specials that mix it up... More 

Thank Steve L
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great music and friendly staff..Great food however menu needs a vampire. Burgers should be thicker, juicier for the price. More BBQ would be great on weekends like baby back ribs for a fair price. I'd go back and eat every vweekend.

Thank Yaki1121
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Another wonderful night on the patio of the Straightaway. Hope Griffith was singing in her usual fantastic way and the veggie melt and heart bowl were great. Love coming here.

Thank JimnLois
Asheville, North Carolina
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Went there on a Sunday afternoon after seeing it on NC Weekend. Was well worth the trip off the beaten path!!! FUN FUN place (I enjoyed walking around to look at things on the walls)! The people were friendly, wonderful and made sure we had a good time. Fish N Chips were fresh and filling (they even had malt vinegar).... More 

Thank atravlerami
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We have always made a point of one or two stops. The funky atmosphere, the mostly country music and the reasonably priced food and wine are a big draw.

Thank NewsBillT
St. Barthelemy
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We travel to Black Mountain usually twice a year and the Straightaway is always the first place we visit on the evening of our arrival. The food has a homemade quality to it and the wait staff is hard working and excellent. We love the fact that there are dogs roaming around off leash always waiting for a pat on... More 

Thank DPFT1964
1 review
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled on to this place while cruising through the mountains today. Great atmosphere, good music,good waitress,and the food was good. Will definitely go back.

Thank Ray D
Asheville, North Carolina
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

... but the atmosphere is outstanding. Whether inside or outdoor, enjoy a uniquely Black Mountain venue -- complete with music most evenings. Be prepared to wait, however, for food to be delivered to your table -- and don't count on fast service for takeout.

Thank clpw1964
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Straightaway has live music, good food and great atmosphere. Get there early though because even when we arrive at 7:00 all the specials are out.

Thank takinitallin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 14
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1722 Nc Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9687
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 828-669-8856

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?