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Madison's Restaurant

445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“souffle” (15 reviews)
“meatloaf” (22 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Delicious meal - great service - the duck breast was fantastic!! They also have gluten free bread upon request.

1  Thank Pam M
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We were celebrating our anniversary while staying at the Old Edwards Inn. The Madison's restaurant is part of the hotel complex. Upon arrival to the restaurant, our table was decorated with rose petals, what was a very nice gesture. We had a 3-course dinner which...More

1  Thank Bob_Creek
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Fabulous food. Attached to the Old Edwards Inn. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner here and all of them were amazing! Wonderful staff as well!

Thank Alexis W
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I tried the special (fish and scallops) and my husband had the pork chop with the most amazing truffle Mac and cheese. The service was excellent and the ambiance was romantic and comfortable. We also enjoyed breakfast here the next day. The bacon smelled like...More

1  Thank Vacationer2Maine
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Couldn't say enough about the staff and food, Wonderful wine and the kitchen was very willing to cater to our vegetarian needs. After eating it was just a short trip up a flight of stairs to our room at The Old Edward Inn!

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The restaurant was very gracious in allowing our party of ten to dine in the private wine cellar portion of the restaurant. Our service was excellent and the food very much enjoyed. In particular, our group loved the jalapeno tomato soup. A fancy way to...More

Thank Ami76
Reviewed 4 February 2016

My husband and I had reservations for our first night staying at Old Edwards Inn. The mushroom bisque, Meatloaf and Braised Short Ribs and grits were exquisite, we went back the next night as well.

2  Thank Chelsisme
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Top notch food, service and ambiance. Perhaps the best food I have ever had. Pricey, but 100% worth every penny. I am still salivating over the heirloom tomato and jalapeño soup. It was so delicious we considered getting another serving for dessert, but the sweet...More

Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 27 January 2016

My boyfriend surpised me with a lovely breakfast here and the staff were so obliging I couldnt hardly beleive it. the old edwards inn is a charming building and the staff even offered a free tour of the facilities talking a little about the historic...More

Thank SamanthaWoodOX1
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Not every Four Diamond high end restaurant is able to live up to expectations, but Madison's for dinner certainly does. Service was excellent. Every course of food was meticulously played and delicious. Sommelier not the usual high brow/snooty type, and he made excellent wine suggestion....More

Thank Leeroy145
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Doug C
Still our favorite place in the mountains. Do you have a date to open the Wine Garden? Lookin about 8 April for a visit to Highlands. We can bring jackets.
22 March 2017|
Response from Tonypose | Reviewed this property |
I don't know when it will be open. We are told most things here will open April 1.
Steve B
We look forward to trying Madison's. Is there a dress code? We plan to stay on Sunday the 19th and Monday the 20th of April. Are there different menu items featured on different days? Cordially, Steve
13 April 2015|
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Response from Amanda S | Property representative |
Resort casual is perfect. Old Edwards is a leisure resort, and you need to be comfortable. Women even wear nice jeans sometimes, or a simple, unfussy dress. Or if you're feeling dressy, that is fine too, but I wouldn't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 38
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: 828-787-2525
Innovative farm-fresh cuisine in an environment of relaxed elegance. Most menu items sourced locally and grown organically at The Farm at Old Edwards. Dine indoors year-round or outdoors in the warm months at the Wine Garden beside the beautiful waterfall.
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