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The Garden Deli

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107 Town Sq, Burnsville, NC 28714-2934
+1 828-682-3946
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Garden Deli is always a good place to eat, with occasional lovely surprises for the daily specials. Outside, covered eating is a treat in Spring and Summer.

Thank Cynthia S
Burnsville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I could eat here everyday. My only wish was for more side choices. I don't prefer potato salad or Macaroni salad personally.

Thank Cadtraveler23
Burnsville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I am local to Burnsville and I must say this place never disappoints. They have wonderful homemade soup and great regular menu items as well. Definitely a safe choice if your not wanting to venture into something new.

Thank Heather Q
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Better than most local restaurants. Good sandwiches and soups. Helpful staff and nice atmosphere. Good for casual lunch and dinner.

Thank Rickrdu
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

After our meeting in Burnsville we gathered at The Garden Deli, a local favorite. Our soups and sandwiches were delicious, hot and freshly prepared. The server was knowledgable and attentive.

Thank mejspnc
Valrico, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Garden Deli is my favorite place to eat in the Burnsville area. They serve lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner Thursday to Saturday. The lunch menu is extensive and everything is always fresh and delicious. The dinner menu is basically the same as lunch with the addition of two specials, usually a seafood and a steak. The staff is... More 

Thank newview2014
Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Garden Deli is one of only a few places to eat in Burnsville. The staff is friendly, the food is simply prepared and dependably good. At lunch there are a variety of freshly made salads, sandwiches, and soups. Prices are reasonable. I chose a chef’s salad, which consisted of tomatoes, cucumbers, deli ham, iceberg lettuce, a hardboiled egg, and... More 

Thank Pamgoes
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

From the outside things look a bid grown over, but i' m sure it is in full bloom in spring since wisteria is growing over the arbor. But from the outside you cannot tell what or how big this little place is.. Great surprise clean and neat lovely little place and lots of outside dinning for nice weather in addition... More 

Thank Watauga K
Burnsville, North Carolina
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The food and service is always excellent. They stay constantly busy. Eating on the verandah in the summer is alway my favorite. It is licensed so you can have a beer with your meal.

Thank johnelse
McMinnville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food is good and the service great. Nice to sit outdoors and enjoy the Autumn weather. They have a couple of vegetarian options, but mostly sandwiches and drinks. It is highly recommended by the locals.

Thank Ann M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Town Sq, Burnsville, NC 28714-2934
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Burnsville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-682-3946
Garden Deli is hidden under the cool shade of its trademark weeping willow tree on Burnsville's historic Town Square. We offer a lush garden setting for outside dining either under our tree, or under a covered deck 6 months out of the year. We also offer a full-size dining room inside with natural wood walls, hand-made lanterns, and oil paintings of local landscapes. We have a fireplace and a cozy atmosphere during the colder months, as we are open year-round.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?