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Ward's Grill

24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
+1 828-749-2321
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  • Excellent56%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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American, Diner
24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In order to support restaurants that support our Veterans, I joined a group of friends today for breakfast at Ward's Grill that was offering a free breakfast to Veterans. I am not a Veteran so I pay for my meal. I've gone here before and...More

1  Thank Wendy B
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wendy - Since I was not on-site yesterday when you visited Ward's Grill I will try as best I can to address the unhappiness expressed in this your second review. First of all our small grill operation was slammed with business. For 57 years it...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

After my mate and I worked up an appetite hiking around nearby Pearson's Falls (which we recommend that you see and then take the back road up to Saluda), we stopped into historic Ward's Grill, at Thompson's Store, right there in downtown Saluda. A terrific...More

1  Thank AlPhD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was passing through Saluda and saw this little GEM and glad I stopped in. Friendly folks, great burgers very good, clean establishment and nice atmosphere. I own two restraunts in Waynesville and Canton, NC and we patty our own burgers as well I could tell...More

1  Thank Randy Q
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Randy - Thank you very much for posting those nice comments about Ward's Grill, especially coming from another restaurant owner. It won't hurt our feelings one bit if you tell your friends about us and we do hope you will visit us again. 73's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a homemade sausage patty, which was made fresh next door in the marketplace, where we needed up buying this in link sausages, delicious and different,and I had an egg salad sandwich, which was your run of the mill egg salad. Service was ok.More

1  Thank Lollypop
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Lollypop - Thank you very much for praising our home-made Charlie's Sage sausage. We have been using the same recipe for over 75 years and lots of folks tell us it is as good as any they have ever tasted. I would highly recommend...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and go have a cheeseburger and a milkshake at Ward's Grill. Always a favorite when my family is in Saluda. Great breakfast too. Love the old lunch counter where you can see the grill action behind it. Friendly and full of...More

1  Thank Margaret M
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Margaret - Thank you very much for your nice review of Ward's Grill. Support from folks like you helps us keep the doors open. R. Clark Thompson, Co-Owner Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill 24 Main Street Saluda, NC 28773

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we were the first group to enter through the door, we were served absolutely last. Some tables had even turned twice before we had asked where our food was. Some tables had even turned twice before our food arrived. The server team seemed...More

Thank John M
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were woefully understaffed at the time of your visit and I want to offer my sincerest apology. There is certainly no excuse for the poor service you and your party experienced, especially since the vast majority of previous comments from other customers have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little dinner in Saluda. We had good hot burgers and fries, during our visit. Basic lunch, grilled chesse with bacon and tomato is not on the menu- so that request couldn't be accommodated. Stick to the menu, and it will work out fine. Our visit...More

Thank KCMH2
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

As an owner of Ward's Grill, I am always disappointed when one or more of our customers are less than happy with their visit. It sounds like the quality of the food served wasn't the issue, rather that a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon was...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Grill is the gathering place for locals and a welcoming place for visitors. Great breakfast options with special homemade sausage.More

1  Thank Susan J
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you Susan for your nice review of our Ward's Grill. We have been serving our customers at this same location since 1960 and hope we can continue to do so for another 50 or so years. Nice folks like you provide the vital support...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit Saluda, we stop at Ward's grocery and Ward's Grill! The nicest people and the absolute best burger in the world! Try the hamburger with mustard, chili and slaw! The buns they use are delicious and toasted so slightly crispy! A fabulous...More

1  Thank mastinsmom
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

I hope you can understand the joy and pride that all of our employees feel when they read such nice reviews as yours. Not that we don't occasionally make mistakes but we all try to make every customer's visit a happy one. With the support...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

A throw-back diner was great atmosphere. Straightforward menu and our food was delicious. Wait staff was polite & attentive. A fun place to stop.More

1  Thank Elizabeth E R
r clark t, Owner at Ward's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Elizabeth - We love it when our guests say nice things about our food & service. Folks like you are important in helping to keep our doors open and we really appreciate your support. We hope you will visit us again and please feel free...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7700 (Formerly Ward's Dairy Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-2321
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