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The Iron Skillet

165 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6406
+1 828-488-4766
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
165 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6406
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We saw great reviews for this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We arrived at 6:27 and waited until 6:37 and had 3/4 servers and staff walk by and never acknowledge us for seating and even got scowled at by...More

Thank Norfolk_Isla
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast before our trip on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Nice country diner experience with great country breakfast food! I had scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, and a gravy biscuit with coffee. All was delicious, especially the huge gravy biscuit. But, above...More

Thank DrKeebler_13
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Burgers were good, BLT had crisp bacon, omelet good and coffee was hot, service was good, bathrooms were clean, old style diner,

Thank Textraveler2013
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived about 5:45 pm due to a delayed train arrival. We came here on the recommendation of one of the conductors. There were probably 10 people in line in front of us, (and just as many behind by the time we were seated), but...More

Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Small mom and pop diner with the friendliest staff. Small but clean. The portions were a lot of food for the dollar. We were lucky to get seated at 5pm because soon after they were lined up waiting for tables. The food is fresh and...More

Thank Irene O
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Was looking for someplace for breakfast and came across The Iron Skillet. I had previously seen reviews and that it was highly rated. They were right. The breakfast was delicious especially the biscuits and gravy. The one downfall was the orange juice. It was a...More

Thank OBXKate
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My husband and I were staying in Gatlinburg but visited Bryson City to ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. We decided to make a day of it, going over very early to find a local "mom & pop" style restaurant for breakfast as the...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is our go to restaurant when we are in Bryson City. The breakfast is always a great way to start the day. Occasionally we have finished our day here with dinner. Very prompt service and waitresses are friendly. We have never had to wait

Thank SuthernLady
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We where kind of let down about this place after reading such good reviews. Service here is horrible. No one greeted us when we came in and just walked by while we where waiting to be seated. Waitress was very slow (considering she wears a...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We wanted something on the cheaper side and without the fast food feeling. The Iron Skillet was perfect. The food was delicious. Everything on either plate was worth writing home about. The cherry cobbler was one of the best tasting foods I've had in my...More

Thank Elizabeth C
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Denny C
22 July 2017|
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Response from 880larry | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. We went for breakfast, and passed by during lunch on another day and they were open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6406
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: +1 828-488-4766
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