given a discount when had
given a discount when had to wait a few minutes when our reservation was not noticed
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best kept secret in town.
Best kept secret in town. This was my first visit but I will return. Both meals were great and I like the menu selections. My only (minor) issue was the bread was excessively hard on one end of my selection, Vietnamese Pork
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
2nd visit, it was a "GREAT"
2nd visit, it was a "GREAT" experience. Dinner crew was very pleasant and professional
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place - a little off
Great place - a little off the beaten path but worth finding. Food always great quality and well prepared.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't miss this local favorite!
Great small restaurant with excellent food, friendly and knowlegable staff, plus a scenic location. We've enjoyed at various times breakfast, lunch, and most recently treated friends to dinner. I dropped off a favorite wine which they held in the cooler and served when we arrived. We ordered four different entrees and all were excellent.
We recommend the blueberry pancakes at breakfast. We eat there anytime we're in Black Mountain and enjoy taking friends there for an always memorable meal. Outdoor dining, too.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
morning glory is glorious
the reviews we read were spot on -- what a lovely way to start our exploration of Black Mountain. the staff were charming, the food very good, and the community members coming and going clearly felt at home. Just hope we'll pass this way again soon.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A village of Cheshire Gem
As usual, the food is very good, quick service and helpful wait staff. It's a neighborhood gem indeed.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a creative dish that was
Had a creative dish that was tasteful. Waitress was pleasant and very attentive.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Server and chef made the evening
Beautiful Sunday evening in May, on the deck, with a waitress who was interesting and fun to talk with. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and come back.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great to bring friends from
Great to bring friends from Boston who thought the food was terrific. Good job, Chef!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Word of warning - although
Word of warning - although this restaurant is listed as being in Black mountain, it is actually south of I-40. We had the oyster tempura appetizer, pork chop & "honest" fried chicken. The pork chop was excellent. I think the fried chicken was over brined because it was almost mushy. The tempura treatment of the oysters seemed to alter the texture of the oysters.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
So Glad We Went
We opted to go to this restaurant for our anniversary dinner instead of at the Grove Park Inn where we were staying, and we were so glad we did. Their food is locally grown and delicious. I had the Shrimp and grits, the best I have ever had. An excellent blend of flavors, with local Parmesan in the grits. Yummy! My husband had the herb chicken breast with risotto. Both were perfect, risotto was nice and creamy. For desert we had a bowl of locally made vanilla ice cream, the best we have ever had. The staff was friendly and helpful with making selections. This restaurant is worth the 25-30 minute drive from Asheville to the Black Mountains!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and environment
We have come to think of the Morning Glory Cafe as our 'go to' place for breakfast, lunch and dinner alike. They have an extensive menu of delicious options for all tastes and dietary needs, and we are often surprised by new creative additions/changes. The indoor seating is great, with colorful walls and local photographers or artists featured everywhere. If the weather is nice, their outdoor porch seating provides a nice view of the park and hills beyond. The service is always excellent, with friendly, down-to-earth servers. The best thing about the food is that many of the ingredients come from local farmers, yet they still manage to keep the menu affordable. So nice to find such a foodie gem, without the parking or traffic of downtown!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find - not to be missed!
We were in Marion, NC on a Sunday, checked on OT to see if there was anything nearby ... Morning Glory came up as 16 miles away, with availability and great reviews.
Their wine selection was reasonably priced and included some unexpected finds - we went with a South African pinotage. We both picked the ceviche, our entrees were blackened trout and pork chop, both prepared excellently. The service was perfect, ambiance was just right - bravo! We will go back, you must try this place!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like the menu choices
This is the second time we've eaten breakfast here. Wish the home fries had a little more seasoning, but they're good. Biscuits are good; so is the local berry preserves. Will visit again ... like the menu choices.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a repeat visit for me. I had been only once before to the café (for breakfast--also fabulous!--and I looked forward to visiting again. I made reservations, and was glad I had--the café was packed both inside and on the porch (the outdoors dining area is very attractive, and dog-friendly!) The servers were very friendly, and helpful in describing dishes. Our server was especially enthusiastic about the "Quintessential Chicken Salad" and she was absolutely right! The food was well-prepared, absolutely fresh, and in plentiful portions. This is a wonderful spot, just off the main road, nestled in a small business/shopping area. The Morning Glory Café is worth a visit, and many returns thereafter!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday night dining
The food was amazing; our server was top notch. The wait time for our entree was way too long. They were busy so we didn't complain, and when the food came it was hot and teach and delicious.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasant surprise!!
I had read good reviews of the restaurant so my expecations were high but the FAR exceeded my expectations. Best service I have had in FOREVER!! The food was great, the view was great. It's a nice little restaurant tucked away in Black Mountain but worth the search! We will be back!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Third time charm
Have been to this quaint cafe three times now and never disappointed. The staff is friendly, service prompt, and the food is always great. The unique menu, delicious flavors and use of local ingredients are what keep us coming back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing! However it did seem like the waitress had too many tables to give proper service.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hidden treasure. Food was awesome and I loved dining outside in a casual atmosphere.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely dinner at Morning Glory. The initial service was a but slow, and it was not busy in the restaurant. The fried green tomato appetizer was unique and tasty. I had the scallops risotto and my husband the trout. I think the risotto was even better than the trout. The scallops were large and flavorable. I will be back!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food as usual
This is about the sixth time we've eaten there. They got quite busy with the luncheon crowd, even on a weekday. Service staff is very personable and fast when there aren't large groups at a table. Lots of food choices.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We needed a place to help us celebrate an annual event on the friday evening of labor day weekend. they were sooo kind in not only taking our reservation but letting us change the number three times! (each time it went up.)And even though it made for a more difficult job for the server - they allowed us to all fit into one long table which was exactly what we hoped for. The food was very good but it was the excellent service and kind attitude that will keep us coming back. I highly recommend.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I tip my hat to the chef and
I tip my hat to the chef and staff . The meal was wonderful !
What a great way to begin our vacation in Asheville
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Morning Glory is THE place to go for fish-lovers in WNC! Fresh, perfectly cooked, excellent toppings, simply fabulous! All other entrees are excellent as well but the featured fish cannot be beat!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
With all the great eating in the Ashville area, it is hard to stand out. Morning Glory succeeds. Food is fresh and for the most part locally sourced and simply but elegantly prepared. I had the seared halibut and it was perfectly cooked and served on a delightful risotto. Skip ahe Caesar and try another salad. Best outside weather permitting. This is a local hangout so you know it is good. Not cheap but fairly priced.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Kept Secret in Black Mountain
Awesome food and excellent service. This place is a nice, hidden secret. Thorougly enjoyed our evening.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I do a number of conferences each year at Ridgecrest Conference Center. This is one of our favorite off campus restaurants, especially for breakfast!! We refer it to everyone that visits the area!! Great job!!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the music
We had a guitarist playing the night that we ate at the Morning Glory Cafe. Perfect. Also, the food was great. I had the tagine dish with chicken. What a find!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent all around experience!
We were quickly seated, presented today's specials by our waitress, Angela and given plenty of time to choose their enticing menu options. Both meals were fantastic, well prepared and delicious. We ended splitting a very good Key Lime pie which was the icing to a wonderful experience being the 1st time there and to celebrate my mom's birthday. Also the restaurant quickly filled and glad I took the option to place a seating reservation before hand. It had an unique ambiance which fit our dining mood from the selection of soft music to the dimming of the lights at different times (from twilight to dark). I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone I know and it would make the perfect place to take a 1st date.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
NOLA foodies love your restaurant
We recently bought a cottage nearby so we are thrilled to experience your restaurant for dinner -previously we enjoyed breakfast which offers the best sausage gravy I have ever experienced outside of my grandmother's kitchen! And of course our dog Beignet adores your homeade dog bisquits . I must say your fried chicken and collard greens were outstanding , we look forward to another dinner ( and breakfast ) in November.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My partner and I visited the Morning Glory for our "date night." As always, it was a dining experience to remember with an outstanding menu selection to the service of the staff. We make the hour drive because it provides us the experience we love. Thanks to Cookie and the staff for a memorable dining experience!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM